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The Afghan Whigs

Play Me: “The Lottery” by The Afghan Whigs

Believe it or not, it is possible to be in a rock band and be funky and do so without playing slap bass. Really, it is. "The Lottery," the second preview track from the Afghan Whigs upcoming release, Do the Beast (4.15 on Sub Pop), does just that. The opening is the funky part, the staccato, disco guitar notes are practically a riff on "The Theme from Shaft." Then, the rest of the band comes in bigger and burlier to fill out this...READ MORE
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Watch Me: “Algiers” by Afghan Whigs

Bob Odenkirk was right. Oh, we all had a good laugh when the news of a new album by rock vets, The Afghan Whigs, was first leaked by Odenkirk after hanging with the Whigs' Greg Dulli at Sundance. Now, with the first single and first video from The Afghan Whigs' new album, Do the Beast (4.15 on Sub Pop), the time for joking is over. A new jam from The Afghan Whigs is serious business and that jam, "Algiers" is a serious jam -- A ...READ MORE

Is It Possible to Measure Greatness Through a Reunion Show? I Sure Hope So

Thursday night, I had shown up to the Dinosaur, Jr show at the Beachland Ballrom on Cleveland's east side, some two-and-a-half hours before J Mascis, Lou Barlow, and Murph would even think of taking the stage. Facebook said the show would be close to a sell-out.  I didn't want to miss out. I strode to Music Saves, my favorite record store on the street and ran into a friend of mine, Tim, who was also unnecessarily prompt. After a...READ MORE

I Rock Cleveland vs The Afghan Whigs – The DJ Playlist

As always, a big thanks to the Beachland for hosting me in the Tavern during last nights Afghan Whigs show. I ended up spinning around three-and-a-half hours before the show and another hour or so after the show. And, thanks to all those to stopped by during that time, too. I think most would agree, The Afghan Whigs put on one hell of a show last night, right? Greg Dulli's voice was a pointed and soulful as ever. Plus, with three ...READ MORE

File Under Win Some, Lose Some: GBV Cancel ATP London Performance, Afghan Whigs Reunite for ATP

On the same day it was announced Greg Dulli would be reuniting his band The Afghan Whigs for shows at All Tomorrow's Parties in London and New Jersey in 2012, Guided by Voices have announced they've broken up again. It was fun while it lasted, wasn't it? Before, what we'll call the inevitable dissolution of the "Classic" Guided by Voices lineup, we got one really long tour, one new album with a scheduled release date, another that's ...READ MORE