Afghan Whigs

Sept. 21
8 p.m.
Alternative, Indie Rock, Rock

With Har Mar Superstar.


Afghan Whigs with Har Mar Superstar | Thursday, September 21, 2017 | 7:00pm | $30.00 Advance | $35.00 Door |  18+ | First Avenue | Mainroom

Afghan Whigs: "Cleromancy" isn't a word one normally finds in rock lyrics. Then again, In Spades -- the forthcoming album by The Afghan Whigs, from which the new song "Oriole" hails -- is defined only by its own mystical inner logic. The term means to divine, in a supernatural manner, a prediction of destiny from the random casting of lots: the throwing of dice, picking a card from a deck. From its evocative cover art to the troubled spirits haunting its halls, In Spades casts a spell that challenges the listener to unpack its dark metaphors and spectral imagery. "It's a spooky record," notes Greg Dulli, Afghan Whigs' songwriter and frontman. "I like that it's veiled. It's not a concept album per se, but as I began to assemble it, I saw an arc and followed it. To me it's about memory -- in particular, how quickly life and memory can blur together."

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