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by Mike Breen 10.06.2014 24 days ago
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The Afghan Whigs’ ‘Gentlemen’ Turns 21

Cincinnati band’s landmark album to get the “deluxe edition” treatment from Rhino Records

Yesterday (Oct. 5) marked the 21st anniversary of the release of Gentlemen, the major label debut from Cincinnati-spawned rockers The Afghan Whigs, which helped catapult the band into the international spotlight. To celebrate the album reaching drinking age, Rhino Records is releasing a deluxe edition later this month under the name Gentlemen at 21. For the album’s birthday last night, the band (which recently performed a hometown show at the MidPoint Music Festival and is in the midst of a tour behind its new album, Do to the Beast) played an expansive set at Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg. With tickets priced at $21, last night's show reunited the Whigs with special guest Usher, doing a version of the superstar’s “Climax” (the entities first teamed up at last year’s South by Southwest fest in Texas). Due Oct. 28, the Gentlemen at 21 set will be available digitally and as a two-CD collection. A vinyl version of the original remastered album will also be released Oct. 28, followed by a three-platter deluxe vinyl edition with all of the bonus material, which is being issued for Record Store Day's Black Friday event on Nov. 28.Gentlemen at 21’s bonus material will include all of the original demos for the album, which were recorded in Cincinnati at bassist John Curley’s Ultrasuede studio. The set will also feature rarities, including radio sessions and B-sides. The Whigs’ version of fellow Cincy greats The Ass Ponys’ track “Mr. Superlove” (originally issued on a vinyl single from local label Mono Cat 7, with the Ponys covering the Whigs’ “You My Flower” on the flip side) is also slated for the Rhino release. Here is Gentlemen at 21’s full track listing: Disc One 1.     “If I Were Going” 2.     “Gentlemen” 3.     “Be Sweet” 4.     “Debonair” 5.     “When We Two Parted” 6.     “Fountain And Fairfax” 7.     “What Jail Is Like” 8.     “My Curse” 9.     “Now You Know” 10.   “I Keep Coming Back” 11.   “Brother Woodrow/Closing Prayer”   Disc Two The Demos 1.     “If I Were Going” 2.     “Gentlemen” 3.     “Be Sweet” 4.     “Debonair” 5.     “When We Two Parted” 6.     “Fountain And Fairfax” 7.     “What Jail Is Like” 8.     “My Curse” 9.     “Now You Know” 10.    “Brother Woodrow” The B-Sides 11.   “Little Girl Blue” 12.   “Ready” 13.   “Mr. Superlove” 14.   “Dark End Of The Street” 15.   “What Jail Is Like” (Live) 16.   “Now You Know” (Live) 17.   “My World Is Empty Without You/I Hear A Symphony” (Live)   Tracks 1-8 Demos Recorded At Ultrasuede Tracks 9-10 Instrumental Rough Mixes, Ardent Studios Tracks 15-17 Recorded Live For KTCL At The Mercury Café, Denver, CO, May 10th, 1994 Also this past weekend, the Whigs’ YouTube channel debuted Ladies & Gentlemen, The Afghan Whigs, an hour and a half-long road documentary chronicling the band’s touring of Europe in the early ’90s. The film, produced by the Whigs’ longtime sound engineer Steve Girton, was screened at Newport’s Southgate House in 2005 during the Lite Brite Indie Pop and Film Test, but has otherwise only been circulated as a much-coveted bootleg. Check it out below:
 
 

Vaughn and Co. 'Play It Again' on New LP

Plus, The Afghan Whigs jam with Usher, Elementz celebrates eight years and Madison Theater's Band Challenge reaches the finals

1 Comment · Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Eclectic Cincinnati rockers Vaughn and Company return with their fourth album, Play It Again, The Afghan Whigs cause a stir at SXSW with show joined by Usher, Elementz plans eighth anniversary party and the Madison Theater Band Challenge enters its final round.   
by Mike Breen 03.16.2013
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WATCH: Usher Joins Afghan Whigs at SXSW

Superstar surprises fans by joining Cincinnati-spawned Rock greats onstage in Austin

Cincinnati-spawned rockers The Afghan Whigs surprised fans last week with the announcement that the band would perform at the "Fader Fort" party at South By Southwest in Austin, Texas. Last night, they surprised the music world when superstar Usher joined the Whigs for half their set, performing hits like his own "Climax" and "OMG," as well as The Afghan Whigs' "Something Hot." "Afro-futurist" funkateer Sinkane also joined the party with a version of "Runnin.'"Murmurs about the surprise appearance were minimal (though a photo of the Whigs' Greg Dulli with Usher and Sinkane surfaced on the band Facebook page earlier in the day), so the special performance turned out to be one of the biggest and most buzzed ones of the entire SXSW fest. Here is the full video of The Afghan Whigs' performance at SXSW last night. Usher (who asked the crowd for good thoughts for his pal, Lil Wayne, who wasn't on his death bed, despite an outlandish TMZ report) comes in about 15 minutes into the set.
 
 

May 16-22: Worst Week Ever!

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Since a pack of five coyotes was first seen in the Northern Kentucky city in January 2011, residents have reported seeing them a few more times. A police spokesperson strongly urged visitors and residents of Park Hills to remain vigilant and not to loiter in front of any roadside signs promising “Free Bird Seed” until the coyote threat has been neutralized.  
by Mike Breen 10.14.2011
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Squeeze the Day(s) for 10/14-16

Music Tonight: This weekend is loaded with quality musical events. You can start things off tonight at the Southgate House as local singer/songwriter Jason Ludwig hosts a "two-fer" release(s) party, joined by special guests The Newbees and Sassy Molasses. From the previews on his Bandcamp site (listen — then purchase the records for just $5 — here), both Lost In Love and Tanglings are phenomenal offerings. It's almost unfair that Ludwig — formerly leader of the Rock group Noctaluca — was able to produce two full-lengths as good as these (most people would die for one in a lifetime). The title track from Lost In Love is available as a free download on the Bandcamp site (the Tanglings' track "Bunkum" is also a freebie), but below is Ludwig doing an impromptu living-room performance of the track on piano. What a voice! And the songwriting and production on the new albums are equally enthralling, as Ludwig gravitates towards a more mature and melodic sound. Tonight's show kicks off at 9 p.m. and admission is $12. Those in attendance will receive a voucher for one of the free albums (and a discount coupon for the other). Click here to read C.A. MacConnell's recent interview with Ludwig for CityBeat.

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