The Afghan Whigs, Silencio

Sun Sep 30 2012

8:30 PM (Doors 7:30 PM)

Beachland Ballroom

15711 Waterloo Road Cleveland, OH 44110

$40.00

All Ages

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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.

Beachland Ballroom
The Afghan Whigs
Silencio

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  • The Afghan Whigs

    The Afghan Whigs

    Alternative Rock

    The recent reformation of THE AFGHAN WHIGS proves a simple story, really. It was not precipitated by financial urgency, a need to cash in on some recent cover smash, or a made-for-TV movie deal; instead, it's all about three musicians who want to hit the stage together again. While every band reunion carries its share of nostalgic currency, an Afghan Whigs concert tour in 2012 - neatly timed to hit 25 years after their first live show in 1987 - promises to be a most unpredictable and contemporary experience. Then again, those were always the Whigs' defining qualities, along with a reputation as one of rock's most cathartic, powerful concert outfits. "I'd been asked about a reunion so many times over the years, and I kept saying no," says GREG DULLI, Afghan Whigs' frontman and chief songwriter. "I finally had to ask myself, 'Well, why not?'"

Beachland Ballroom

The Afghan Whigs
Silencio

Sun Sep 30 2012 8:30 PM

(Doors 7:30 PM)

Beachland Ballroom Cleveland OH
The Afghan Whigs, Silencio
  • Sorry, you missed this event.
  • Check out other similar events on TicketWeb.

$40.00 All Ages

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.

The Afghan Whigs

The Afghan Whigs

Alternative Rock

The recent reformation of THE AFGHAN WHIGS proves a simple story, really. It was not precipitated by financial urgency, a need to cash in on some recent cover smash, or a made-for-TV movie deal; instead, it's all about three musicians who want to hit the stage together again. While every band reunion carries its share of nostalgic currency, an Afghan Whigs concert tour in 2012 - neatly timed to hit 25 years after their first live show in 1987 - promises to be a most unpredictable and contemporary experience. Then again, those were always the Whigs' defining qualities, along with a reputation as one of rock's most cathartic, powerful concert outfits. "I'd been asked about a reunion so many times over the years, and I kept saying no," says GREG DULLI, Afghan Whigs' frontman and chief songwriter. "I finally had to ask myself, 'Well, why not?'"