Entries tagged with: Afghan Whigs
Afghan Whigs at Metro on 10.26.2012
The Afghan Whigs returned to the Chicago stage at Metro on Friday night (10/26) after visiting the venue in August to play a Lollapalooza aftershow. Wussy hit the stage first playing a fun pop punk set with layered male/female vocals.
The Afghan Whigs took the stage, cloaked in sharp suits, and jumped immediately into their set of fan-favorites. Frontman Greg Dulli's stage presence radiated pure and infectious energy; it was hard to spot someone who wasn't singing along. Among the most interesting audience members who had been touched by Dulli's energy, was a gentleman on the balcony dressed in a suit and tie. Looking like he'd come straight from some financial job, the man used a fancy little scope to eye the band while passionately punching the air with one fist. Dulli was clearly having a blast during the show and humorously channeled his inner diva, making funny over-the-top poses. In between songs, he pointed at audience members and asked, "What's your sign?" with the response always being a long dramatic "Oh my G-o-o-o-o-o-o-d!" After using the star-sign question a record amount of times, Dulli explained that he had met a woman on the street who asked that question and responded in the exact same fashion.
Roughly halfway through their set, the frontman disappeared backstage while the rest of the band continued to play. Despite not being seen, Dulli could still be heard singing. Suddenly, he reappeared on the balcony, surprising many fans. He then made his way down to the lower level and into the crowd; fans were ecstatic. Another highlight of the show was his solo, emotionally-charged cover of Frank Ocean's "Lovecrimes." The concert was equal parts magic, standup, and musical performance.
More pictures and the setlist from the 10/26 show at Metro are below...
Afghan Whigs @ MHoW earlier this month (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
As mentioned, the Afghan Whigs are headed to Chicago for a two-night stand at Metro this Friday (10/26) and Saturday. The group recently curated ATP NY, played Lollapalooza (and Metro) in August, and are currently touring throughout North America. Metro recently put a limited amount of tickets back on sale for Saturday's show, and the amount that's still available for Friday is dwindling. We've got a pair of tickets to give away for the Friday night show, and details on how to enter to win can be found below!
All Afghan Whigs tour dates, contest details, and a few videos are below...
Ty Segall @ Pitchfork Festival 2012 (more by James Richards IV)
Tickets for ZZ Top's October 2 show at The Chicago Theatre go on sale this Saturday (8/25) at noon CST. A presale will be active from 10AM to 10PM today; the password is future.
Tickets for John Legend's November 7 show at The Chicago Theatre with Lianne La Havas go on sale this Saturday at 11AM CST.
Tickets for Kreayshawn's December 1 show at Metro with Rye Rye, Honey Cocaine, and Chippy Nonstop go on sale today at noon CST.
The Afghan Whigs @ Lollapalooza 2012 (more by James Richards IV)
As mentioned, The Afghan Whigs are playing Metro on October 27. That show is now sold-out and they have added an October 26 performance at the venue. Tickets go on sale this Saturday (8/25) at noon CST. A presale for the show will be active this Tuesday (8/21) at 10AM CST; the password is ChicagoWhigs.
The Afghan Whigs @ Lollapalooza 2012 Friday (more by James Richards IV)
The setlist from Lollapalooza
The setlist from Metro SAturday
Afghan Whigs @ Lollapalooza 2012 (more by James Richards IV)
The Afghan Whigs, who played Lollapalooza yesterday and are set to play a sold-out show at Metro tonight (8/4), have announced that they'll be returning to the club for a performance on October 27. Tickets go on sale TODAY (8/4) at noon CST.
Check out a short clip of their Lollapalooza set below...
A bunch of official aftershows have also been announced, happening from August 1-5. Here's a number of them (more TBA, including unofficial shows):
August 1Tickets for all shows go on sale this Friday (6/15) at 10AM CST.
Alabama Shakes, First Aid Kit, Dry The River, Filligar @ Metro
Delta Spirit, FIDLAR @ Lincoln Hall
Bear in Heaven, YAWN @ the Empty Bottle
NERO (DJ Set), Die Antwoord, Anamanaguchi @ Congress Theater
Frank Ocean @ Metro
tUnE-yArDs, Washed Out @ House of Blues
The Black Angels, Night Beats @ Double Door
The War on Drugs, Milo Greene @ Schubas
Blind Pilot, Kopecky Family Band @ Lincoln Hall
Porter Robinson, Madeon @ The Mid
The Growlers, JEFF the Brotherhood @ Subterranean
Paper Diamond, Minnesota @ Bottom Lounge
White Rabbits, Dum Dum Girls, Oberhofer @ Cubby Bear
Doomtree, Naledge of Kidz In The Hall @ the Empty Bottle
Zeds Dead, Big Gigantic, Midnight Conspiracy, Big Chocolate @ Congress Theater
The Afghan Whigs @ Metro
Of Monsters & Men, Yellow Ostrich @ House of Blues
Trampled By Turtles, The Devil Makes Three @ Double Door
Childish Gambino @ the Vic
The Temper Trap, Poliça @ Park West
Gary Clark Jr., LP @ Schubas
Twin Shadow @ Lincoln Hall
Calvin Harris, Nathan Scott @ The Mid
The Big Pink @ Subterranean
Bombay Bicycle Club, Hey Rosetta! @ Bottom Lounge