The Afghan Whigs
Sunday, Sep 30, 2012 8:30 PM EDT
(7:30 PM Doors)
Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
Tavern open at 6:30 PM with Bill Lipold (of irockcleveland) spinning before & between sets
The technological wave we’ve all been riding upon for the last 10 years hasn’t necessarily thrown a lot of music into the rubbish bin of history. That cylindrical device has actually become a recycle bin, exposing younger and newer listeners to the joys of bands who seemingly had seen their day in the sun. Such was the case with the Afghan Whigs. Certainly, frontman Greg Dulli did well for himself after the Whigs’ run seemed to be done in the late ‘90s on Elektra Records. He worked on a variety of collaborations, such as The Gutter Twins (in collaboration with former Screaming Trees vocalist Mark Lanegan) and Dulli’s own group, The Twilight Singers. During that time, a entire legion of new listeners re-earthed the punk guitars, soul-influenced vocals, and film-noir vibe of the Afghan Whigs. That interest led them to this tour, which makes its Cleveland stop tonight. See and hear a sound that hasn’t been matched since, in terms of sensuality and cathartic intensity. Silencio, a band influenced by the works of Angelo Badalmenti and David Lynch (who collaborated on the soundtrack for Blue Velvet, among other great films) open this show.