|Photo by Piper Ferguson|
|Greg Dulli is second from the right.|
The Afghan Whigs | First Avenue | Saturday, October 11
Since slithering onto the scene with 1988's Big Top Halloween, the Afghan Whigs have made a science of dredging the darker sides of the human psyche. Frontman Greg Dulli has entertained devotion and derision from his shadowy and often disturbing narratives -- any number of which could be construed as autobiographical in nature.
With a new release, Do to the Beast, in the bins and a U.S. tour hitting stride, one would think that Dulli's plate was plenty full. However, he also found time to contribute photographs to the soon to be released I Apologize in Advance for the Awful Things I'm Gonna Do, a music lover's dream, which also features haiku from Danny Bland (Dwarves, Best Kissers in the World), calligraphy by Exene Cervenka (X), all designed by Victor Krummenacher (Camper Van Beethoven). Plus, the group will release a deluxe 21st anniversary version of Gentlemen later this month. In advance of the band's First Avenue appearance on Saturday, the dark prince of deviance was good enough to chat about the unintended consequences of beatboxing, and stealing from Phil Spector.More »