The Tour Journal is back! Scott Ford and the rest of the Twilight Singers will be checking in when they can with notes from the 2004 European tour.
Greg Dulli is on the cover of this month’s Rumore magazine in Italy, with a 6 page feature inside. If anyone with access to the magazine could send in scans and a translation, I’ll gladly post them. Thanks, Cesare for the tip.
On Wednesday at 4:20 PM EST, the Twilight Singers will perform for VPRO Radio in Amsterdam. It will be available as a live webcast through the site. Click the “WebTV” link from the main menu. Check out RJ’s Post for the details.
The Twilight Singers are heading to Europe on Sunday to start the second leg of the Blackberry Belle tour. The gigs in Italy will be in support of Italian rock band Afterhours. The official poster for the gigs has been added to the Collect section of the site. I expect updates to be slow during the European tour. If you catch a show or have any info to share, you can always email Summer’s Kiss with the goods.
Long time “scene” member Rob Norton is in the beginning stages of TheGutterTwins.com. Just a splash page; but look for Rob to develop the space soon. Link: TheGutterTwins.com
Blackberry Belle was mentioned twice in Rolling Stone Magazine’s Critics Top 10s of 2003. #3 on Steve Baltin’s list: 3. Twilight Singers, Blackberry Belle (One Little Indian): Twilight Singers at Spaceland [in Los Angeles] was the show of the year, highlighted by the rock hook of the year: “Teenage Wristband.” And it was #2 on Andrew Strickman’s list: 2. Twilight Singers, Blackberry Belle (One Little Indian): Greg Dulli’s promise has never been better realized than on this dirty soul ode to hedonism and its sometime…
Natalie Nichols of LA Citybeat named Blackberry Belle #4 in the “Lack of Consensus” Top 10 of 2003. 4. The Twilight Singers, Blackberry Belle (One Little Indian/Birdman). Singer-songwriter Greg Dulliís back, with an album recalling the potent alt-soul of his erstwhile Afghan Whigs, tinged with regret yet resigned to its various obsessions with sex, drugs, and vice in general. Letís get it on, indeed. The Whole List
The Twilight Singers’ Blackberry Belle came in at #32 in WOXY’s best of 2003 list. WOXY is Cincinnati’s alt-rock station at 97.7 FM. They’ve long been a great supporter of TS and the Afghan Whigs. Thanks Alexis, Bill
Earlier this year, Greg Dulli was interviewed by Italian music magazine Rockerilla. The interview was published in their November issue. You can read the interview, archived in the press section. Related: An Italian leg was added to the Twilight Singers’ upcoming European tour. I can say this was sorely needed from the dozens of emails I received from the band’s Italian fans. Check out the Calendar in the sidebar for more info. Thanks to Raffaele for the interview and translation.
Matt Sebastian, of The Daily Camera, compiled a list of Denver’s best concerts of 2003. The Twilight Singers came in at number one. 1.) The Twilight Singers, Nov. 4 at the Bluebird Theater: Ex-Afghan Whig Greg Dulli may just be one of rock’s best frontmen, and, on this night, he led his new razor-sharp band through a two-hour set that was part stand-up comedy act, part aural history lesson. The few fans who showed up ó the theater wasn’t even half full ó saw the…