Afghan Whigs reunite


18 Responses to “Afghan Whigs reunite”

  1. Julian Delphiki says:

    This is literally the best news I have heard all month.

  2. lesserlesserwashington says:

    Dude, how about some Ass Ponys coverage.  

    And I pray they tour next year.  I never got to see the Afghan Whigs…at least not that I can recall.  

    Dear Whigs, 
    Please play in DC this summer, preferably at the Black Cat.
    Former Detroiter

  3. Greg P. says:

    So did they permanently reunite or is this just for the London show?

    • David Pescovitz says:

      I will ask John but I’d imagine it’s just for the two reunion shows, at least for now. They all have various other projects that keep them busy and happy.

  4. Christopher says:

    I feel like such an idiot for not having heard of this band before. Adding them to Graeter’s Ice Cream makes two amazingly awesome things I know to have come from Cincinnati.

  5. David Pescovitz says:

    Mmmmm… double chocolate chip… We usually get Graeter’s via Fed-Ex once a year.

    • Philipshade says:

      Always loved a scoop of double chocolate chip with a scoop of mint chocolate chip on top, great dessert for walkin’ down Ludlow Ave after Skyline.

  6. scifijazznik says:

    And this month, I’ll have the chance to see a reunited Scratch Acid and reunited Dinosaur Jr.  Everyone’s doing it, so why not the Whigs?

    • David Pescovitz says:

      Scratch Acid should be fun! I never caught them live the first time around but I’d imagine they are intense live.

      • scifijazznik says:

        I grew up in Texas and one of my big regrets in life was a friend inviting me to go see Scratch Acid and the Butthole Surfers play live at some park and I chose to go to the movies with a girl….

  7. First Pixies reunited, then Dinosaur Jr. , now the Afghan Whigs. I think the world’s going to be OK.

  8. scifijazznik says:

    I used to be skeptical of these reunion shows until I caught a reunited Slint a few years back.  It was one of the best shows I’ve seen in the past decade.

    • David Pescovitz says:

      Also, I just saw Twilight Singers (Greg Dulli’s current band) play a couple months ago and he’s at the top of his game. Looks great and sounds great. And John’s new band Fists of Love is terrific. I believe Rick still plays gigs in Minneapolis although I haven’t talked to him in years. In any case, these guys haven’t been sitting around, drinking Hudepohl and eating cheese coneys. They’ll be on point for sure.

  9. kringlebertfistyebuns says:

    I’ve got time for you, you, you and me too…

  10. Philipshade says:

    @boingboing-eccbc87e4b5ce2fe28308fd9f2a7baf3:disqus You ever catch Scream Bloody Murder, Sex Device or AMF? They were my favorite Cincy (ok Dayton too) bands back then.

  11. David Pescovitz says:

    Absolutely. And to complete the circle, Dave Davis from Sex Device works with John Curley at Ultrasuede Studios and is co-founder with him of a new artist-focused music licensing company called The All Night Party!

    And in sadder news, you may know that “Bones” Hebert, the drummer in AMF, was shot and killed by Cincinnati Police in April.

  12. Wendy Douglas says:

    I loved Afghan Whigs in college.  Then a boyfriend broke up with me and gave me a mixed tape with “What Jail is Like” as the first song on it.  Prick!  Tape immediately went in the trash and Afghan Whigs have never been the same for me.

  13. jamie says:

    Do we know which drummer it will be? That is the question!

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