DVDs of Note

The Sub-Pop Video Network, Vol. 1 DVD was released on Tuesday. Originally issued on VHS in 1991, the collection includes videos from Nirvana, Mudhoney, and (of course) the Afghan Whigs. Tracklisting: Mudhoney-Here Comes Sickness The Fluid-Black Gloves Mudhoney-This Gift Dwarves-Drugstore TAD-Stumblin’ Man Nirvana-In Bloom Mark Lanegan-Ugly Sunday The Walkabouts-Ahead of the Storm Beat Happening-Hot Chocolate Boy Afghan Whigs-Sister Brother Seaweed-One Out of Four The Headcoats-Girl of Matches TAD-Wood Goblins A Decade Under the Influence, a documentary film released by IFC, was the last work of…

Denver Wrap-Up

The boys rocked Denver and are taking the night off to get ready for Omaha at Sokol Underground tomorrow night. Check out the Omaha Meetup Thread (looking kind of sparse at the moment) and make some plans. Denver’s Setlist: Esta Noche Teenage Wristband The Twilite Kid That’s Just How That Bird Sings Cloudbusting (Kate Bush) Decatur St. A Love Supreme/Please Stay (Coltrane/Gaye) Love Annie Mae Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love (Van Halen) Impromptu Papillon/The Singer (Whigs) Martin Eden King Only Black is the Color of My…

Get Ready Denver

The opening night of the Twilight Singers Blackberry Belle tour is TONIGHT in Denver at the Bluebird Theater. There are still tickets available, so it’s not too late to stop by the box office and drop a few bucks. There isn’t an official Denver meet-up thread in the forums. Don’t let that happen to your town! View the list and join up or start your own. The Bluebird bills itself as “Denver’s most intimate concert venue.” Sounds like an up-close opportunity. Here’s to the band…

Promote the Tour and Win

Summer’s Kiss has created an online Flyer Creator, that enables you print your own flyers for the Twilight Singers tour (which starts TOMORROW in Denver!). As an added incentive for putting up flyers promoting your town’s shows, Summer’s Kiss is giving away stuff. What stuff? It’s a surprise. Expect EPs, posters, rarities, or whatever assorted extra Twilight Singers and Afghan Whigs ephemera we have around the office. How to win: Send us a photo of you and your work. Either handing out flyers on the…

Blackberry Belle UK Release

The Twilight Singers Play Blackberry Belle is officially released in the UK today. Amazon.co.uk has moved it from the pre-order status, and you should be able to pick it up in local retailers. One Little Indian is the label for the European release. The UK CD has the same packaging and tracklisting as the US release.

Susan Marshall Recieves Grammy Consideration

Susan Marshall, who was a part of the Afghan Whigs touring band for the 1965 tour, is in Grammy™ consideration for several tracks from her CD  Susan Marshall is Honey Mouth. Congratulations! Her work is in consideration for the following: Field 1 – Category 5 – BEST FEMALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE number 071 – Act That Way – Susan Marshall (Track co-written by Greg Dulli) number 072 – Let You In – Susan Marshall (Backed by John Curley, Rick McCollum, and Michael Horrigan) Field 4…

Dinner with Dulli

For Cincinnati area Twilight fans: This weekend, 97X is giving away tickets to see The Twilight Singers at the Southgate House on Tuesday, November 11th. But 97X wants to feed you before the show so each winner is going to grab a spot on the invite-only list to have dinner with Greg Dulli and the band before the show! Just listen this weekend for your chance to win. Update 11.7.03 This event is NOT happening. Despite advertisements to the contrary, there will NOT be a…

Henry Butler Opens in NOLA

Famed bluesman Henry Butler will open for the Twilight Singers at Tipitina’s in New Orleans on November 20th. While opening acts for the tour are still being scheduled for dates around the country, it’s no suprise that former Afghan Whigs leader Greg Dulli would choose Butler to open for his new band on this stop. During the Afghan Whigs’ 1965 tour Dulli would often espouse the virtues of Butler and fellow swampland piano players like James Booker while onstage. Butler joined the Afghan Whigs at…

Telegraph Dulli Interview

The Telegraph has published a great interview with Greg Dulli (archived here). Of special note to those seeing the Twilight Singers on tour: … while for the most part Dulli will be performing songs off his new album, he says he’s not sure that audiences have seen the last of the Afghan Whigs back catalogue. “I’ll tell you what, it probably has not been retired, because the current members of the Twilight Singers touring band will not let it die. Every time I walk into…

Billboard.com’s Breaking and Entering

Billboard.com has a nice bit about Twilight up. It mentions that Blackberry Belle debuted at number 39 on the Top Independent Albums chart. The article is also archived here at Summer’s Kiss. An excerpt: When the Whigs disbanded and Dulli emerged with the Twilight Singers, the line between love and hate was obscured by the group’s electronic-infused rock ballads, which bled like a Motown review in a seedy nightclub.

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