Contact Us

Afghan Whigs played Terminal 5 with Eagles of Death Metal (pics, setlist)

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Afghan Whigs at Terminal 5, 10/5/2012
Afghan Whigs

Guitarists McCollum and Dave Rosser rocked extra hard on the raucous “Turn on the Water” only to give way to the extraordinary beauty of a lush, extended “When We Two Parted.” The Whigs played the grunge-era staple “Kiss the Floor” for the first time on tour, giving it an even harder edge than it had in the ’90s, but then added a layer of dreaminess to the lovely “Crazy.”

They certainly lean toward soul these days, as the recent covers of Queenie Lyons’ “See and Don’t See” and Frank Ocean’s “LoveCrimes” showed. Once again, Dulli tacked on a bit of Ocean’s new single “Thinkin’ ‘Bout You” to close out the song in a gorgeous, yet sly falsetto. However, the Whigs’ history is steeped in in-your-face rock, like their hard-hitting old anthem “Retarded.”

Their rock-soul combination, especially embodied in Dulli’s unique ability to howl one minute and then croon the next, is what has always set the Afghan Whigs apart from their contemporaries. And though the band remains undecided about whether they will continue together past the current tour, their particular set of skills would certainly be in demand in today’s music world where mashing up styles has new value – especially since their mix is real. Anyone who saw the stunning medley of “Faded” and “Purple Rain” can testify to that. – [Newsday]

Following their appearance at ATP NY (which they helped curate), Afghan Whigs played their first of two NYC shows this weekend at Terminal 5 on Friday (10/5) with Eagles of Death Metal. Old pal Steve Myers (whose band Mighty Fine would open for the Whigs at Sunday’s Music Hall of Williamsburg show) came out to sing on “Going to Town” and again for the encore. Pictures from Terminal 5 show are in this post. More of them and the setlist are below.

Eagles of Death Metal

Eagles of Death Metal

Eagles of Death Metal

Eagles of Death Metal

Eagles of Death Metal

Eagles of Death Metal

Eagles of Death Metal

Eagles of Death Metal

Eagles of Death Metal

Eagles of Death Metal

Eagles of Death Metal

Eagles of Death Metal

Eagles of Death Metal

Eagles of Death Metal

Eagles of Death Metal

Eagles of Death Metal

Eagles of Death Metal

Eagles of Death Metal

Eagles of Death Metal

Eagles of Death Metal

Eagles of Death Metal

Eagles of Death Metal

Eagles of Death Metal

Eagles of Death Metal

Afghan Whigs

Afghan Whigs

Afghan Whigs

Afghan Whigs

Afghan Whigs

Afghan Whigs

Afghan Whigs

Afghan Whigs

Afghan Whigs

Afghan Whigs

Afghan Whigs

Afghan Whigs

Afghan Whigs

Afghan Whigs

Afghan Whigs

Afghan Whigs

Afghan Whigs

Afghan Whigs

Afghan Whigs

Afghan Whigs

Afghan Whigs

Afghan Whigs

Afghan Whigs

Afghan Whigs

SETLIST: Afghan Whigs @ Terminal 5 10/5/2012
SETLIST: Afghan Whigs @ Terminal 5 10/5/2012
Debonair
I’m Her Slave
Uptown Again
What Jail Is Like
Turn on the Water
When We Two Parted / Over My Dead Body
Gentlemen
Kiss the Floor
Somethin’ Hot
See and Don’t See
LoveCrimes > Thinkin’ ‘Bout You
Going to Town
My Enemy
Crazy
Who Do You Love > Fountain and Fairfax
Faded > Purple Rain

ENCORE:
Retarded
66 > Little Red Corvette
Miles Iz Ded
Into the Floor

Check It Out

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://www.brooklynvegan.com using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for BrooklynVegan quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!