The xx do a fantastic version of Aaliyah’s 1997 single ‘Hot Like Fire.’ It’s an aching slow jam about delayed sexual gratification, and backed by sparse, echoing guitar and bass that can truly be said to throb, Romy Madley Croft and Oliver Sim sing with hushed anticipation about how great it’ll be to finally get each other’s skinny jeans off.
We always knew the Afghan Whigs were huge R&B fans. We even knew that frontman Greg Dulli can play the soul man role if his heart's in it. Last night at the South by Southwest music festival, the Whigs shared the stage with one of R&B's young princes: Usher.
If there's a VIP tent on the grounds of Pier 36, the New York City venue hosting this year's All Tomorrow's Parties: I'll Be Your Mirror festival, it's not seeing much action. Hell, the deli platter's probably untouched. That's because more than any other indie rock event, ATP erases the line between artist and fan, and on Saturday, as acts ranging from avant-garde electro-pop duo Emeralds to reun
The Afghan Whigs warmed up for their upcoming U.S. fall tour by hitting the stage of 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on Wednesday night to perform two songs: 'My Enemy' from 1996's 'Black Love' and 'Uptown Again' from their final album, '1965,' which dropped in 1998.
The All Tomorrow's Parties I'll Be Your Mirror festival, which in recent years has taken place in Asbury Park, N.J., after a long run in upstate New York, is moving again. The 2012 edition, set for Sept. 21-23, will now be held on Pier 36 in the New York City borough of Manhattan. The move was "due to logistical reasons," a statement from ATP reveals; refunds are available for those not
The Afghan Whigs are just a few gigs into their first tour in 13 years, and as fans scour the Internet in search of clues as to which Whigs delights frontman Greg Dulli and the band will be playing live, they also get a taste of the various surprise covers that are in store. Dulli has always been big on performing covers live, and so far this latest trek is no different.
After a 13-year layoff, the Afghan Whigs returned to action last night on 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,' kicking off their hotly anticipated reunion tour with a live performance of their just-released cover of the soul chestnut 'See or Don't See.'