Helsinki 06 Review

8 Tracks Written by Taru Lindfors “Have a drink with me”. That was Greg Dulli’s invitation for an intense two and a half hours show in a packed Tavastia club. The night was hot and cigarette smoke filled the air. It was one of those nights when everything seemed to be right, when the band and the audience connect through the music. It is a special night; it is not just another concert. It is The Twilight Singers at their best. The long summer night…

Phonogram

Phonogram, a new comic miniseries released this week has an interesting Afghan Whigs connection. The characters drop lines from the album Gentlemen throughout the debut issue entitled “Without Your Permission.” The back of the comic contains a “glossary” for all of the music references and includes this bit directly on the Whigs: Nineties American Guitar Rock band with a heavy soul influence. Greg Dulli’s lyrics are…well, put it like this: if we ever have a girl child, the day she starts menstruating we’ll hand her…

Future Rock Hall?

A new website, Futurerockhall.com, is attempting to pick artists that may enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the not too distant future. Feel free to go vote for the Afghan Whigs and we’ll see what happens in 2013, their first year of eligibility. As of this writing, the current take on the Whigs is a ten percent shot. Other artists eligible in 2013 include Massive Attack, Fugazi and Slick Rick. Update: One day later, the odds are up to 50 percent. Awesome.

“My Enemy” Live

San Francisco 5-14-96 A cassette of this show was the very first Afghan Whigs bootleg that made it into my hands. It’s completely unlistenable now. It was a poor copy to begin with, and I simply wore the tape out. Bless YouTube for reminding me how great this song was live.

Twilight in New Orleans

offBeat :: Fresh :: Twilight in New Orleans Former Afghan Whigs front man and part-time New Orleanian Greg Dulli is one whose heyday shined so brightly that the rest of his life’s output might inevitably seem less important. Dulli may not produce as many perfect songs as back when SubPop Records signed the Afghan Whigs as the label’s first non-Seattle band — his masterpiece remains his simultaneously tender and macho major-label debut, Gentlemen. But the new Powder Burns, by his Twilight Singers, features some of…

Powder Burns – FFWDWeekly.com

FFWDWeekly.com – July 6, 2006 Greg Dulli does it again with a dozen pulsing, swirling and cascading confections topped with the sweet icing of his trademark sexy vocals. Why fix it if it’s not broken? Dulli and cohorts have created such a solid style and distinct ambience for the Twilight Singers with previous albums, their fourth full-length simply grabs the torch where they left off and sprints into the distance. This time, more straight-up rock and hip-gyrating rhythms wrap around lyrics meditating on failed relationships,…

Powder Burns – Alternative Press

ALTERNATIVE PRESS MAGAZINE [4/5] Album No. 4 from Greg Dulli’s other band was almost literally born in the eye of a hurricane. The tapes had to be rescued from a New Orleans studio after Hurricane Katrina hit, and the former Afghan Whigs frontman continued recording in the shattered city. Only four songs were reportedly completed after the disaster–including “Bonnie Brae,” in which Dulli keens, “Situation dire/It’s not goin’ away”–but it’s impossible not to hear the entire disc in that same urgent, elegiac light. Abandoning his…

Toronto 06 Review

Twilight Singers Lee’s Palace, Toronto ON – May 27, 2006 By Stuart Green July 05, 2006 If there’s a more suave, sophisticated and just plain cool front-man than Greg Dulli, I’ll smoke my CD collection. Not since Bryan Ferry crooned a ‘Song for Europe’ swirling a snifter of brandy while wearing a white tuxedo jacket with a cigarette dangling from his lips has rock seen such a debonair character. Dulli’s super-coolness was on display in spades this night. From the moment the roadies lit the…

Powder Burns – SceneandHeard.ca

SceneandHeard.ca In the three years between Twilight Singers albums, frontman Greg Dulli (ex-Afghan Whigs) kicked a long-standing drug addiction and witnessed the destruction of his adopted hometown of New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina. Not surprisingly, Powder Burns is the Singers’ most personal effort. While Dulli may have buried his tales of struggling with addiction beneath a wall of effects-laden guitars, horns and bombastic drums, the disc’s 12 tracks still manage to convey a sense of intimacy, never once overwhelm Dulli’s vocals. Although the album is…

Powder Burns – MusicEmissions.com

Alternative Music Reviews by MusicEmissions.com Recorded by generator in post-Katrina New Orleans, this latest effort by Greg Dulli and cast echoes both the edgy despair of the surroundings, and the sloppy rage of his former band, the Afghan Whigs. That’s ironic, given that Dulli here seems to be reaching for some kind of peace with his demons, addressing them in an attempt not to keep on chronicling them, but to put them aside and find healing. Dulli and redemption still seem an odd couple, but…

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