The Twilight Singers

News from May 2006

Heatwave

I don't know what's going on in Philly right now but it's way too fucking hot. Seems like the bus or the venue are the only places to be, thank the stars for air conditioning. Last night's Boston show was...

Boston Setlist

The Twilight Singers have been breaking out varied setlists every night of the Powder Burns tour. To whet your appetite, here's the rundown from last night's show in Boston. i'm ready esta noche too tough to die live with me...

Entertainment Weekly

by Ryan Dombal Grade: B+ As leader of 120 Minutes stalwarts the Afghan Whigs, Greg Dulli regularly ravaged his vocal cords to punctuate misanthropic tales of love and lust in the ’90s. The alt-rock sadomasochist has relied on a smoother,...

Pitchfork

Rating: 7.9 Powder Burns doesn’t reinvent the Twilight Singers’ sound, but it’s clear that Greg Dulli is searching for new and darker back alleys to walk down. The album resurrects the guitar drama of 2003’s Blackberry Belle, and Dulli, as...

Kerrang

Decks of Doom: Kerrang Magazine June 2006 Greg Dulli once again proves his inimitable genius with this lush, dramatic, booty-shaking new album. As near to perfect as it gets....

CokeMachineGlow

Rating: 79% The big narratives, all of our favorites, have a “good guy.” This is the side that you’re supposed to root for. Even if you like the bad guy better, which you probably do since he is a flawed...

Fort Worth Star-Telegram

The name of the record says it all: This album is about the casualties of drug use. On the fourth Twilight Singers album, former Afghan Whigs singer Greg Dulli ‘fesses up to his drug and alcohol problems, and faces them...

Maxim Online

Rating: 4 Stars Reviewed by: David Peisner You gotta love the Twilight Singers’ Greg Dulli. By any commercial measure, his career has been in a nosedive since his mid-’90s heyday of fronting the Afghan Whigs, but in what can only...

Bonjour Montreal

So people warned us that the crowds in Toronto would be subdued, apparently those people are on crack because the audience at Lee's last night was excellent, to the point where we came out and did two encores. Well done...

Mark Lanegan to join tour in New Orleans

Frequent collaborator Mark Lanegan will join the Twilight Singers tour on June 7 in New Orleans. The show at One Eyed Jack's will be filmed by Rio Hackford (son of Taylor) for a DVD release. Don't miss this once in...

Border Crossing

Well, for me at least, Detroit has been my favorite show so far. Sweaty concert hall, packed crowd, long set, good times. We crossed the border into Canada last night at around 6AM, so none of us went to sleep....

Detroit Rock City

First off, Cleveland was a really fun show and I hope you guys had as good a time as we did. For all of you that asked, the last song we did is a Primal Scream cover called Deep Hit...

Cleveland Rocks...

So last night, for whatever reason, after the show I was running and stuck my foot in a pothole. The second I did it I thought I broke it, but the Twilight trauma team launched into action and saved the...

Day Off

So after four shows in a row, finally we get to take a day off and relax a little. Right now I am in John Curley's house, drinking coffee and enjoying the serenity of a beautiful Cincinnati afternoon. Earlier in...

Southgate House

First off, Greg's Mom brought the whole band the most delicious steak sandwiches last night and I want to publicly thank her 'cos they were fantastic. Moms are great aren't they? Always a treat for me to see John Curley...

Last night...

Ya gotta love Chicago. We didn't hit the stage until 1:30am (Mogwai played an earlier show, they rocked by the way), and there you all were, a sellout crowd, singing, dancing, smiling, it was magic. I think we left the...

Chi-Town

So I'm just waking up on the bus, falling asleep in Minneapolis and now finding myself parked outside the Metro in Chicago. Touring is a lot like that. People think you get to see a lot of the country, when...

Tour Starts Today

The Powder Burns tour kicks off today in Minneapolis. Check out the shows section for the complete list of stops. Get there early to catch Afterhours and Jeff Klein with special guests Moon Maan (5/18) and Staggering Statistics (5/20)....

Harmonium

At first listen, there’s something unsettlingly carnal about Greg Dulli. He snarls phrases like “I hope I see you out tonight, and I hope we get it on” with all the swaggering machismo of a rocked-out John Wayne, and his...

Goodbye LA...

Tuesday afternoon, I'm knee-deep in laundry (I really ought to start packing), Rosser's smoking like a chimney, the phone's ringing off the hook, and the anticipation for the tour is upon us. Last night we packed up all our gear,...

Powder Burns Available Now

Powder Burns is available in wide release today including Amazon.com, local retail outlets and the online service Rhapsody. Rhapsody has the exclusive track "Candy Cane Crawl (Alt Version)"....

Static Multimedia

It’s a rare occasion that a record makes as powerful an impression as this one. Greg Dulli - known and loved by many as the leader of pioneering alt-rockers Afghan Whigs - has recorded another album (his fourth) under the...

RiftRock

7.5/10 I’ve believed for quite some time that Greg Dulli is one of the most underrated songwriters of this era. His work with the Afghan Whigs is unquestionably influential in most of the indie rock scene today. The first two...

Filter

Filter Magazine - Spring ‘06 - by Nevin Martnell Rating: 87% Seeing the Afghan Whigs on what turned out to be their last legs at the Bowery Ballroom on the 1965 tour was a religious experience. The band was...

Mojo

3 Stars Greg Dulli’s an intense chap. For 18 years this curious grunge anomaly has acted as a self-loathing figurehead within US indie circles. Former band The Afghan Whigs started the ball rolling by imbuing punk catharsis with soul and...

Q Magazine

Rocksound

7/10 - Trevor Baker June 2006 Edition When talking about Greg Dulli the word ’soul’ gets thrown about much more often than it does with most rock singers. In The Afghan Whigs you always got the impression he’d have much...

NME

7/10 - Paul McNamee A post-hurricane Katrina album recorded in curfew-curtailed New Orleans could misfire. It could be a sappy, chest-beating piece of hookum. But then Greg Dulli, frontman of Ohio’s soul shouters Afghan Whigs, has never written hookum....

The Independent

4/5 Stars By Andy Gill As on 2003’s Blackberry Belle, Greg Dulli shines some light on the darker side of his personality on Powder Burns, an album shot through with the afterburn of drug addiction. “I burn, and no one...

AllMusic

4/5 Stars by Marisa Brown Addiction, as Greg Dulli knows, is an all-consuming occupation. Finding your next fix is what drives every move, every breathe, every word. It is your devil and it is your god, your sickness and your...

Interview Magazine

Greg Dulli seems to be taking John Lennon’s role of artist as ultimate confessor to heart. The darkly charismatic mastermind behind the Twilight Singers (and founder of grunge-era cult heroes Afghan Whigs) remains one of our nation’s greatest unsung songwriters....

I'm Ready...

The only thing missing tonight from our rehearsal room were a bunch of fat guys in towels, 'cos it was that hot, the sort of hot where the sweat stings your eyes and the music swirls around you. It felt...

Signed Copies of Powder Burns

A limited edition of 500 signed and numbered copies of the new Twilight Singers album Powder Burns are available on eBay. Signed Powder Burns at eBay...

And the work begins...

So, Dave Rosser and I are sitting in my house right now, listening to the huge amount of Twilight material that will slowly work its way into a cohesive set list and wondering how the hell we cover Joe Arthur's...

Andiamo at eMusic

Get the new Twilight Singers track "Andiamo" exclusively at eMusic. Download "Andiamo"...