Greg Dulli, front man for the influential 90s indie rock group The Afghan Whigs, has had a pretty good post breakup career with The Twilight Singers, The Gutter Twins, and solo. He plays lots of small shows in Los Angeles and I try to go to as many of them as I can. His live performances are famous- he always surprises with a cover, he’s as smooth as any jazz man with a smoke and a drink on his mic stand, and he likes to interact with the crowd. At one small Twilight Singers show in Glendale several years ago, he asked the crowd for any requests, and I yelled out, “MILEZ IS DEAD!”. He laughed for a moment and said, “That one will have to wait for an Afghan Whigs reunion.”
I took it as a joke.
See And Don’t See
See and Don’t See
THE AFGHAN WHIGS RELEASE FIRST NEW TRACK IN FIVE YEARS. So says the news section of theafghanwhigs.com, in all caps to stress the importance of the event. The next news item below it? THE AFGHAN WHIGS ANNOUNCE LOCATION OF FIRST SHOW IN 13 YEARS.
Long story short, Greg Dulli hooked up with his old bandmates for a good old fashioned reunion. There’s no new album announced yet, however, and the tour dates are mostly big shows like Spain’s Primavera Sound and Lollapalooza in Chicago, with many being outside the States. So for now you are stuck with this 1970s cover.
There are no tour dates scheduled in Los Angeles just yet but I can’t believe the man will let down a fanbase that has applauded him all along. And when that time comes, I’ll be there, and I’ll be expecting Greg Dulli to keep his promise and play my request.