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Greg Dulli explored his musical past at the First Unitarian Church

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Greg Dulli | photo by Joe Del Tufo | deltufophotography.com

I’ve probably seen Greg Dulli perform more shows than any other artist in my life. From the Afghan Whigs to the Twilight Singers, Gutter Twins and now solo, it’s been over two decades of amazing live performances. I hold some of the late 90s Whigs shows, the ones that went deep into the night, as some of the best musical experiences I’ve ever enjoyed. So An Evening with Greg Dulli at the First Unitarian Church was going to be interesting.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Ben Kessler at World Cafe Live, Brandon Can’t Dance at Goldilocks Gallery, Greg Dulli at the First Unitarian Church

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Ben Kessler | Photo by Breanna Keohane for WXPN

Local singer-songwriter Ben Kessler celebrates his 100th show at World Cafe Live tonight, quite a feat for someone who is still in high school. Kessler will be joined by fellow-Philly musicians Fred Berman, Chico Huff and Ross Bellenoit, a trio that also joined him for last week’s Key Studio Session. Check out “From Me” below and pick up tickets to the all-ages performance here.

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Listen to The Afghan Whigs’ Greg Dulli cover Sharon Van Etten and catch him live in Philly early next year

Photo courtesy of Amanda Demme via facebook.com
Photo courtesy of Amanda Demme via facebook.com

Ohio-bred guitarist and songwriter Greg Dulli has had a long and successful career in the alt-rock scene, from his days founding the now-reunited Afghan Whigs to his work with The Twilight Singers and a string of solo releases, Dulli has been around the block.

Now he will go around the world as a part of a career-encompassing tour of Europe and North America. Today Dulli announced the specific dates and teamed up with longtime singer-songwriter and icon Ani DiFranco to give fans a taste of what to expect come tour time, with a cover of Sharon Van Etten’s 2010 song, “A Crime.” Continue reading →

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The Roots playing All Tomorrow’s Parties’ I’ll Be Your Mirror New Jersey 2012 festival in September


The Roots are part of All Tomorrow’s Parties’ I’ll Be Your Mirror 2012 event in Asbury Park, NJ, on September 22nd. The event is curated by Greg Dulli (Afghan Whigs, Twilight Singers). The line-up also includes Sharon Van Etten, Mark Lanegan Band, Scrawl, The Antlers and more. The Afghan Whigs will also perform. I’ll Be Your Mirror New Jersey is Saturday and Sunday, September 22nd and 23rd. Tickets for the festival go on sale this Monday, February 27th at 10 am. Go here for the complete line-up and to purchase tickets.

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Tonight’s Concert Pick: Greg Dulli at Johnny Brenda’s

Greg DulliThe sands of time have not been kind to many early-’90s alternative rock staples. Thankfully, for every heaping handful of mainstream-radio-friendly alterna-rock bands we look back on now with a mix of confusion, embarrassment, and horror, there’s a band like The Afghan Whigs. Sure, tracks such as “Debonair” and “Gentlemen” (off the band’s 1993 major-label debut, Gentlemen) are as much a product of that era as anything you’d hear on the radio 17 years ago—but, if they come with a timestamp, they also come with a seal of approval that says, “This was everything that was right about alternative rock in 1993.” So it comes as little surprise that former Afghan Whigs frontman Greg Dulli has managed to stay relevant with bands such as The Twilight Singers and The Gutter Twins (featuring former Screaming Trees singer Mark Lanegan) long after the genre in which he originally found success has long since faded. Tonight, Dulli performs as part of his “An Evening With Greg Dulli” tour, during which he’ll play songs from throughout his entire career, including the debut of new songs from the upcoming Twilight Singers album on Sub Pop. Greg Dulli performs with Craig Wedren at 9 p.m. at Johnny Brenda’s; tickets to the 21+ show are SOLD OUT.