Dave Rosser on the Value of Being a Good Hang

[I was sad to wake up this morning and learn that Dave Rosser’s battle with colon cancer has come to its inevitable end. My thoughts are with his family, friends, and all the people he touched along the way. Here is an encore presentation of the story we ran in 2014 when he played The Circle Bar with his own band, The Get Busy.]

Greg Dulli, Jacqui Naylor Honor Bowie with Covers

{Updated] I expect to leave the David Bowie beat shortly, but today Greg Dulli released his largely acoustic cover of “Modern Love” for download. As is so often the case when Dulli covers a song, he changes the emphasis to see what that shift produces. In this case, the roughly strummed acoustic guitar is a time zone removed from the Bowie version—so much so that I wasn’t sure at first the track released wasn’t a mislabelled file.

Last Night: The Afghan Whigs 10 Years Later

For me, reuinion gigs often fail to satisfy, not because the band can't play anymore but because they're too excited that they can. There's a low, giddy buzz onstage as the band realizes, "We can still do this!" that takes the edge off. Rock 'n' roll's not about smiles. That wasn't a problem for The Afghan Whigs at Tipitina's. Friday night, they went to work with characteristic intensity as if they hadn't stopped.