While still just below the radar in the U.S., Afterhours are musical icons in their homeland, routinely reaching the Top 10 on the Italian charts. A steady stream of annual stateside appearances, as well as good musical friends like former Afghan Whig Greg Dulli, have helped raised their profile. The band’s latest disc, I Milanesi Ammazzano il Sabato (translating into "The Milanese Kill Saturdays" ), was released on Universal Records in May and shot right up the charts in Italy, debuting at No. 3. With only a trio of Midwestern dates on this tour, the band’s Cincinnati stop is probably due in part to their affection/connection with Dulli who’s relentless promotion of the band in the U.S. included producing their last disc, Ballads for Little Hyenas, and equal turns for Agnelli and Dulli as back-up members for one other’s bands on tour. They play the Northside Tavern with The Emeralds.