Greg Dulli and company will bring their finely tuned sense of rock drama to the Civic Theatre Saturday night, and we have tickets to give away.
The Afghan Whigs can bring a steely drizzle to any romance. The band’s classic Gentlemen—which will be reissued next month with 17 previously unreleased tracks—dramatizes the slow dawning that the relationship isn’t coming apart; it’s done, and it's your fault. The reunited band returns to that territory on its album Do to the Beast but without guitarist Rick McCullum, who's not part of the reunion. The current lineup is as inventive as the previous one in its ability to remake pop and R&B as sexy, deeply suspicious rock (see their versions of Frank Ocean’s “Lovecrimes” and The Police’s “Every Little Thing She Does is Magic”).
The band plays the Civic Theatre Saturday night with Joseph Arthur and King James and the Special Men, and the show’s a homecoming for members Dave Rosser, Rick Nelson, and singer Greg Dulli, who’s part owner of the R Bar and splits time between New Orleans and Los Angeles. The Afghan Whigs have played some memorable shows in New Orleans including a marathon Thanksgiving night show at The Howlin’ Wolf in 1997 that was partly documented on the promo-only Live at the Howlin’ Wolf, an EP that was packaged with the original release of 1965.
My Spilt Milk has tickets to give away to Saturday night’s show. Register here to win. The contest closes Friday at noon.