Concert Review: The Twilight Singers & After Hours @ Little Brothers, Columbus, OH (5/23/06)

By the time The Twilight Singers were touring for their third album, Power Burns, the band around front man Greg Dulli had solidified into a blisteringly good unit. The ad hoc approach to the first tour in 1999 was replaced with more permanent members, in addition to accompaniment from tourmates After Hours and Jeff Klein.

Little Brothers was packed to the ceiling for this show, which I attended with a co-worker and some friends, and ran into even more friends at the show. If Cincinnati was Greg’s hometown, Columbus certainly a close second in terms of support.
The set was all Twilight Singers, with some old and new covers included, and not a single Afghan Whigs song. During Candy Cane Crawl, Greg did his best Springsteen/preacher interpretation, getting down on both knees, pleading as much as singing, and holding the audience 100% in the palm of his hand.

I’m Ready
Esta Noche
Too Tough To Die
Bonnie Brae
That’s Just How That Bird Sings
Teenage Wristband
Annie Mae
Candy Can Crawl
There’s Been An Accident
Decatur St.
Martin Eden
Forty Dollars
The Killer
Crazy (Gnarls Barkley)
Underneath The Waves
Black Is The Color Of My True Loves Hair