Ohio’s Afghan Whigs descend upon The Academy for their first show since November 2014. “Shaking the dust off,” frontman Greg Dulli facetiously states, with a self-confidence that seems his very essence. Aside from a few vocal pitching issues – admittedly rather befitting of the music’s obstreperous character – the set is masterfully delivered by the imposing sextet. From the first, the mix is impeccable. The soul-tinged alt-rock Americans have arrived with full sensory assault in mind. Whigs’ original John Curley leads an unrelenting rhythm section over which the guitar, keys and string parts compose ardently the musical parchment for Dulli’s…
Boasting a nicely varied line-up of massive, up-and-coming and homegrown talent, Longitude festival returned to Dublin’s Marlay Park at the weekend for its second outing. Our photographer Rory Coomey captured everyone from Afghan Whigs, HAIM and Conor Oberst to CHVRCHES, Massive Attack, Le Galaxie and more in action.