Get in the Gutter

Photo Credit: A.L. Venable

While some may have spent February 14 snuggling on the couch with their loved one, fretting over if they bought the right flowers, the right candy, the right jewelry, had the right amount of sex…or if it’s time to move on, I spent Valentine’s Day in New York City with the Gutter Twins as they began their first-ever tour.

Led by Greg Dulli (Afghan Whigs, Twilight Singers, often contributor to Lo-Fidelity Allstars’ sexy jams) and Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees, Queens of the Stone Age, an album with Isobell Campbell in addition to his solo work), the duo’s music is perfect for a night of questioning life, who you love, and even your belief system.

When I first listened to their debut album, Saturnalia, I felt in the wrong for playing it in the afternoon with the sun shining through my living room windows. It’s perfect for a dark and rainy night, perhaps just before dawn so you’ll have the light to look forward to shortly after the album ends.

The Gutter Twins will visit Portland on Monday, March 3 for a performance at the Wonder Ballroom. Their debut album will be released the following day. Great Northern are the opening act. Tickets are $15 and this is a 21+ show.

5 Comments so far

  1. McAngryPants (unregistered) on February 27th, 2008 @ 2:48 pm

    and don’t forget that the Iron Maidens (world’s only all-female Iron Maiden cover band) is playing at Dante’s on Friday. Cover=10 bucks! YEAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!

  2. divebarwife (unregistered) on February 27th, 2008 @ 3:54 pm

    We’ll see you at that one MC Angry Pants!

  3. McAngryPants (unregistered) on February 28th, 2008 @ 8:35 am


  4. Daaaaave (unregistered) on February 29th, 2008 @ 9:11 am

    Blackberry Belle is the most underrated album of this decade. Fackt.

  5. Random Citizen (unregistered) on February 29th, 2008 @ 9:23 am

    As is Powder Burns, Daaaaave. Both Dulli and Lanegan have done some great stuff, that unfortunately, has flown under the radar for most.

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