The Twilight Singers

While none of Greg Dulli’s post-Afghan Whigs endeavors have gotten as much attention as that early ’90s act, the Twilight Singers has been the Ohio-born artist’s most reliable outlet for his creative strengths. Whereas the Gutter Twins (his side project with gifted, gravel-gargling curmudgeon Mark Lanegan) can slip too deeply into romanticized hedonism, teetering to the point of cliche, the Twilight Singers is a platform for concise songwriting that keeps the focus more on Dulli’s voice, both literally and figuratively. That element—half arrogant Lothario, half vulnerable romantic, all running through his rich, ragged croon—is the dichotomy that makes Dull perpetually fascinating for his fiercely loyal audiences. With Margot & The Nuclear So & So's. HANNAH LEVIN

Sun., May 22, 8 p.m., 2011

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