It’s hard to believe The Afghan Whigs haven’t been back to New Orleans since the two-night benefit shows for Steve Myers in 1999 at the Shim Sham. I’ve heard many an awesome story from those shows, so I knew I’d be in for a treat. 1993’s Gentleman was the soundtrack to my post-high school years and nearly twenty years later I’m hearing tracks off it as if they were brand new again. The set comprised of material from all the Whigs albums, so whatever your favorite one is/was, odds are you heard a track or two from it, although Up In It didn’t get as much love, but that always tends to happen when a group like the Whigs has such a vast catalogue to work from.

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