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The Afghan Whigs – “Demon in Profile” Video

Video released on March 8, 2017. From the forthcoming album In Spades, out on Sub Pop May 5, 2017.


Bottle of Smoke Presents Bottle #3

Bottle of Smoke Press is releasing Bottle #3: All Broadside Magazine on May 1st through their website. The collection of 20 poems contains original, unpublished works by Greg Dulli and Charles Bukowski among others. There is a limited run of only 200 regular editions ($25) and 26 signed deluxe editions ($150). The issue is available for preorder now and is expected to sell out. Also, 3 Monkeys Online has a lengthy interview with Greg Dulli which is definitely worth checking out. thx angel

Mighty Fine NOLA Dates

Steve Myers’ Mighty Fine is plaing a handful of shows in New Orleans this week. Thursday 28th – Cafe Brazil Egg Yolk – 10:30 Mighty Fine – 11.30 Friday 29th – Mother in Law Egg Yolk – 10:30 Mighty Fine – 12:00 Saturday 30th (short set ) – Dragons Den Egg Yolk – 11:00 Mighty Fine – 12:00

Afterhours Successes

The new album from Italian rockers afterhours, “ballate per piccole iena”, entered the Italian national charts at number two today. “Ballate” was produced by Greg Dulli. The tour, of which Signore Dulli has been a part of the last few weeks, has been drawing large crowds, including the 8,000 fans pictured above in Rome. If you’ve had any success importing “Ballate” in the US, let me know. → Thanks to Jason for pointing out CDEurope and GEMM, both of whom have “Ballate” and ship to…

The End of an Era

You can pick up the remaining stock of the 2003-4 Twilight Singers T-Shirts on eBay. There are only a few left of the “Lips w/ Fangs” and “Superstar” shirts in size XL, so get yours now. The dutch auction starts at $7.99 per shirt. → Twilight Tees

Uptown Lights Tix

Advance tickets for the June 4th Uptown Lights show will go on sale April 29th at noon. You can buy tickets online at Ticketweb. → Uptown Lights Advance Order

Curley and the Knifs

The Northerner profiles the Pernicious Knifs, a Cincinnati band recording their debut with John Curley behind the board at Ultrasuede Studios. → In the studio with the Pernicious Knifs → Pernicious Knifs at Myspace

Stats Release Video

More new music for you today, this time from former Afghan Whigs bass player John Curley and his band Staggering Statistics. The Stats have released a video on their website for the song “Winner Take All” from their upcoming album “Freedom Toast” due in September. »

The Other Steve Earle

You may be asking yourself – what’s original Afghan Whigs drummer Steve Earle up to these days? So, you run a Google search and find out all about Steve Earle the outlaw country artist. If you’re happy to stop here, may I recommend Jerusalem. Out of the blue, you might get an email telling you what former Whig Earle is doing – making music. The email might have a link attached to it. The link might have four of Steve’s new songs for you to…

Recommended: Return to Sin City – A Tribute to Gram Parsons

Thanks to the wonder that is High Definition television, I caught “Return to Sin City – A Tribute to Gram Parsons” on INHD2 last week. It’s a celebration of the music of the late Gram Parsons, one of the forefathers of what we now (ruefully) call alt-country. You probably know Parsons best by his songs, performed with The Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers, and solo. Songs like “She”, “Ooh Las Vegas” and “Hickory Wind.” For the most part, “Sin City” is a typical tribute concert, albeit…

What Might Have Been

Thanks to Bea for coming across this Twilight era interview with Greg Dulli, a worthy read, especially for the following tidbit: What’s the next Whigs record gonna be like? It’s pretty schizophrenic right now. I think my experience with Fila has opened my eyes to the world of beat-driven music. At the same time I’m a very song-oriented person. I’ve been listening to a lot of blues lately, so there’s a decidedly bluesy, delta-esque feel to a lot of the material. The one thing about…

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