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Watch The Afghan Whigs Bring The Darkness, Cover Fleetwood Mac On Kimmel

Barrel-chested throb-rock relics the Afghan Whigs remain one of the great sure bets on the indie rock touring circuit, and their muscular and soulfully sleazy attack sounds great in just about any context, including a random Monday night on late-night TV. Last night, the Whigs were the musical guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live, where they… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 10, 2015 - 8:53 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I took the last two Fridays off work, so this column actually covers the last three weeks of music videos. You'd think that we'd be looking at an absolute murderers' row of selections here. Nope. No single segment of the entertainment industry went into a deeper holiday slump than music videos. I don't know what… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 9, 2015 - 11:51 am

The Afghan Whigs – “The Lottery” Video

The Afghan Whigs' new video for "The Lottery" serves as a tribute to their monitor engineer Ryan O'Hara, and is completely made up of footage of him dancing and singing along to the song in front of the soundboard while the band performs the track live over a few different nights. "He wakes up everyday… More »

By: James Rettig / January 7, 2015 - 10:20 am

The Afghan Whigs – “Lost In The Woods” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Although the Afghan Whigs would do a killer cover version of Bon Iver's "The Woods" and/or Kanye West's "Lost In The World," their song "Lost In The Woods" is an original from this year's comeback album Do To The Beast. The song now has a video that's appropriately set in the woods, involving an array… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 29, 2014 - 10:00 am

The Afghan Whigs – “Gentlemen” (Demo) (Stereogum Premiere)

Even though we celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Afghan Whigs' awesome Gentlemen last year, it only makes sense that such a booze-addled record would get a deluxe reissue upon reaching legal drinking age. One of the bonus tracks is a demo version of the all-messed-up-with-nowhere-to-go title track. It's rawer than the final studio versio… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 14, 2014 - 10:34 am

Watch The Afghan Whigs Cover Jeff Buckley, Fleetwood Mac, & Bobby Womack In Philadelphia; Play With Usher In Brooklyn

The Afghan Whigs are currently on a North American tour in support of Do To The Beast, their first new album in over 15 years. During their live shows, the band has been incorporating excerpts of some covers into their own songs. At their recent show in Philadelphia, they played some of Fleetwood Mac's "Tusk"… More »

By: James Rettig / October 6, 2014 - 10:22 am

Afghan Whigs’ Gentlemen Gets A Deluxe 21st Anniversary Reissue

When you're dealing with an album as dark and drunk and intense as the Afghan Whigs' 1993 major-label debut Gentlemen, the usual 20th-anniversary reissue won't do the trick. Instead, you need to wait until the album is of drinking age to properly celebrate it. That, at least, seems to be the thinking behind the forthcoming… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 8, 2014 - 11:28 am

The Afghan Whigs – “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” (The Police Cover)

Reunited soul-rock heroes the Afghan Whigs have famously covered artists like Barry White and Frank Ocean, but one popular song they attempted but left off this year's Do The Beast was "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic." Frontman Greg Dulli tells Entertainment Weekly what happened:… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 14, 2014 - 12:49 pm

The Afghan Whigs Albums From Worst To Best

Never trust a man who says he knows what the meaning of life is. That is unknowable, and maybe nonexistent. However, I know damn well what the point of life is: to procreate, and in so doing, fornicate. To the best of our scientific knowledge, six billion years of evolution has gone into making all… More »

By: Joseph Schafer / August 12, 2014 - 11:52 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Some weeks, we get an absolute deluge of great videos, but I can't remember any other weeks as rich as this one. I thought about blowing it out to a top-10 list this week, but that would take forever. So here are the runners-up, in descending order: Hot Sugar's Lynchian dream "Your Nails Look SoMore »

By: Tom Breihan / July 18, 2014 - 1:51 pm

The Afghan Whigs – “Matamoros” Video

If you live in New York, you're probably used to seeing roving crews of young street-dancers taking over subway cars, staging acrobatic performances, and then asking for money. You may even be annoyed at it. If you're from out of town, though, the first time you see one of these things it's like catching a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 14, 2014 - 11:31 am

Watch The Afghan Whigs Return To Letterman After 18 Years

Afghan Whigs released their reunion album, Do The Beast, earlier this year, and they played the track "Matamoros" on Letterman last night. The last time the band performed on the show, it was in 1996, around the time of their album Black Love. What have we learned from this new video? Afghan Whigs are still… More »

By: Miles Bowe / June 5, 2014 - 11:39 am

Bumbershoot Lineup 2014

The Bumbershoot Festival goes down in venues around Seattle every year on Labor Day weekend, and the lineup for this year's festivities on 8/30-9/1 just came out. As usual, it's a unique assembly of talent, not just a retread of your basic festival mainstay. A sampling of notable acts: Wu-Tang Clan (featuring... who knows?), the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 9, 2014 - 9:46 am

Watch The Horrors & The Afghan Whigs Play Jools Holland

The Horrors' swooping, dance-informed new album Luminous came out yesterday, and it's our Album Of The Week during a week when a lot of big albums came out. On the most recent episode of the BBC show Later... With Jools Holland, the band rolled through to play the sweeping single "So Now You Know." They… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 7, 2014 - 10:21 am

Stream The Afghan Whigs Do To The Beast

Debauched Ohio underground rock barflies the Afghan Whigs reunited a few years ago to tour, but they haven't released an album since 1965 16 years ago, so it's a big deal that they've returned to Sub Pop, their former label, and put together a desperate and urgent new one called Do To The Beast. The… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 7, 2014 - 9:01 am

The Afghan Whigs – “The Lottery”

The reunited Afghan Whigs return next month with Do To The Beast, their first new album in 16 years. We posted the video for "Algiers," the album's first single, but "The Lottery," the song they just shared, might be an even stronger example of the Whigs sound at work. It moves from funky Isaac Haye… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 24, 2014 - 9:32 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

There were lots of good videos this week, but I didn't like any of them as much as I hated Jerry James's video for "Lana Del Rey." I hated that one so much that I enjoyed hating it. I hated it so much it gave me wings. I hated it so much that I actually… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 21, 2014 - 1:49 pm

The Afghan Whigs – “Algiers” Video

The Afghan Whigs, who originally broke up in 2001, got back together a couple of years ago to tour, and now they're getting ready to release Do To The Beast, their first new album in 16 years. The first song we've heard from the album is "Algiers," a slow-burning strummer with a hint of Ennio… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 18, 2014 - 10:21 am

Afghan Whigs Announce Reunion Album Do To The Beast

Slow-burning Midwestern soul-grunge legends the Afghan Whigs broke up in 2001 and then reunited in 2012 for a whole lot of intense, fiery live shows (including one where they were Usher's backing band). They also gave us a few random studio tracks, like their covers of Marie "Queenie" Lyons's "See And Don't See" and Frank… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 27, 2014 - 10:15 am

Gentlemen Turns 20

You all know the story: Back in the post-Nevermind '90s, every band in the underground, no matter how strange or anti-commercial, was getting swept up by major labels, branded as grunge, patted on the ass, and sent off to the trenches. The Afghan Whigs were hardly the weirdest band to benefit from that signing spree… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 7, 2013 - 11:44 am
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