Afghan Whigs and Built To Spill
It’s a double-barrel team-up at Observatory North Park, where Afghan Whigs and Built to Spill will both perform headline sets. Slightly grungy and mighty soulful, the Cincinnati-based Whigs mostly disappeared from 2001 through 2011, but they’ve released two new albums since reuniting, including their eighth studio album from last year, In Spades. If recent setlists are any indication, expect much of that album, as well as covers of songs by the Supremes, Frank Ocean, Prince, the Fugees, and maybe even Pink Floyd’s The Wall, which they’ve been known to play in its entirety. Built to Spill will be leaning heavily on their most recent Warner Brothers release, Untethered Moon, their first album in six years and the first to feature new bassist Jason Albertini and drummer Steve Gere. The bill includes British singer-songwriter Ed Harcourt, who cites among his influences Tom Waits, Jeff Buckley, and Nick Cave.