The Gutter Twins / Creature With The Atom Brain
11.04.08 AB, BrusselsThe Gutter Twins are Greg Dulli and Mark Lanegan, both heroes from the good old grunge days where they were in The Afghan Whigs and Screaming Trees respectively. Mark Lanegan has been contributing to and touring with Greg's other band, The Twilight Singers, two years ago and now they finally made their long awaited album Saturnalia under the name of The Gutter Twins whose history goes back as far as 2005.
As their only German gigs will be in Hamburg and Berlin I thought Brussels might be a nice place to see them live. The AB, a 2000 capacity club in the heart of the city, was sold out. Support came from Antwerp's Creature With The Atom Brain with members from Millionaire who had a guest appearance by Mark Lanegan on their debut album I Am The Golden Gate Bridge (that man seems to be a workaholic).
At 9pm The Gutter Twins entered the stage and opened their set with The Stations. But after only 45 minutes and a breathtaking duet by Greg and mark (St. James Infirmary from the Ramblin' Man EP by Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan) they surprisingly said goodbye.
after a few minutes they returned, but without Mr. Dulli and Mark explained that he wasn't feeling well and they'd finish the show without him. They played three more songs including Hit The City and Methamphetamine Blues from Lanegan's Bubblegum album and that was it.
At least thus I was able to catch an earlier train home. By the way, Brussels seems to be the only place where they're selling beer from the vending machine at the Midi station.