Posted in music | pictures on October 8, 2012

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.

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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

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Comments (22)

Wheres the ANGRY SAMOANS PIX ??

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2012 4:40 PM

they were great at ATP and Electric Factory

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2012 4:43 PM

great show. made me hate Bowery Presents a little less for booking it at T5.

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2012 4:53 PM

Music Hall of Williamsburg was awesome

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2012 4:53 PM

Each of the 4 NYC shows was awesome, for different reasons. This one restored my hope in rock and roll. GREAT night, all around. And KISS THE FLOOR!! But yeah, MHOW won the weekend :-)

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2012 4:56 PM

I didn't know Jimmy Wilson was playing drums for EODM, that's awesome

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2012 4:57 PM

MHOW RULED.

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2012 4:59 PM

this is no bloated nostalgia ridden slowed down version of the band. Gregg Dulli's voice sounded great. These guys played the fuck out of their back catalog. It was so good!!

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2012 4:59 PM

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2012 5:02 PM

BB = first live gig in over a decade, proved they could still do it, well balanced set, monumental Miles Iz Ded / Into The Floor
ATP = lean, mean 1hr set, Marcie Mays (!), Son Of The South, great sound and sightlines
T5 = the most rocking of the 4 sets, EoDM warm up was perfect, Kiss The Floor (!), opening with Debonair was a memory I will never forget
MHOW = the most soulful of the 4 sets, Neglekted in the crowd, Band of Gold AND Come See About Me, a chatty Dulli, a DVD to look forward to?

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2012 5:12 PM

Claude!

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2012 5:17 PM

I've been an Afghan Whigs fan since the early 90's and was thrilled to hear they'd reformed. I hadn't seen EODM before. It was a bad idea to have them open. After EODM the Whigs seemed second rate.

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2012 5:22 PM

Two awesome bands, but who has a scotch after 3 Mountain Dews?

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2012 5:32 PM

@5:22 I wouldn't say 2nd rate, but EoDM definitely rocks harder. Afghan Whigs are not trying to out-rock them though - they've always been about the intersection of the sweet soul music and the white boy agro. All white boy and you don't have AW any more. So I found them complimentary, not one better than the other.

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2012 5:38 PM

They need to do a final lap with one more album. They sound great and I think better than what I recall when I was growing up.

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2012 6:20 PM

They're a better live band than they used to be.

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2012 6:47 PM

Fanstastic show. Retarded and Miles in encore killed.

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2012 7:30 PM

Claude Coleman!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | October 9, 2012 1:02 AM

DAMN mustache from Afghan can give me his DNA any time

Posted by Anonymous | October 9, 2012 10:19 AM

These guys are great, what are you turds talking about?! Looking forward to this record. Moonlight Mile single ruled

Posted by Makeup | November 23, 2012 3:29 PM

I love the second last picture of the lady smiling.

Posted by mike | July 12, 2013 1:28 PM

I love the second last picture of the lady smiling.

Posted by mike | July 12, 2013 1:29 PM

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