Wed 4/25 @ 8PM
Sometimes annoying and yet irresistibly compelling, the Afghan Whigs were one of those standout bands of the 1990s whose music defied the pigeonholes of the period. Not grunge or math rock or indie pop, the band made gloomy, vaguely threatening white soul music, propelled by Greg Dulli’s distinctively weary wail and his endless snide onstage complaints.
Formed in 1986, they initially signed with Nirvana’s original label, Seattle-based Sub Pop, but the Cincinnati band had little in common with the groups in that scene. They reached their peak with 1993’s Gentleman, their debut for major label Elektra, which featured the rock radio hit “Debonair.”
The band ran out of fuel and broke up in 2001, but as always seems to be the case, they got back together in 2012 and began to play some scattered shows Since then they’ve release two new albums, Do to the Beast in 2014 and In Spades in 2017.
They’ve also started to tour again, and they’ll be at the House of Blues with another legendary band of the 90s, Built to Spill. Rituals of Mine is also on the bill.Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 day of show.