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blaqk audio/AFI…bands and side projects

July 31, 2007
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AFI…..the band I should like but never much got into…has some members that have a passion for new wave. So, they’ve branched off and started their own noveau new wave band, blaqk audio. While at first Stiff Kittens sounds very catchy (and very Depeche Mode, it resonates in my head as the same overproduced manufactured music that I’ve billed AFI as.

Bands these days must not be the fulfilling experience it once was…because a hell of a lot of band members keep side projects. While I’m all for more opportunities to see different artist’s work, it often leaves the fate of the original band hanging in limbo. Here are some examples:

White Stripes/The Raconteurs

Tool/A Perfect Circle/Puscifer

RATM/Audioslave (R.I.P.)/The Nightwatchman

LCD Soundsystem/Hot Chip

System of a Down/Scars on Broadway

Gorillaz/Blur/The Good, the Bad, and The Queen

The Libertines/Babyshambles

Death Cab for Cutie/Postal Service

Jane’s Addiction/Porno For Pyros/Satellite Party

Old side projects:

Temple of the Dog: Pearl Jam/Soundgarden

Mad Season: Alice in Chains/Pearl Jam/Screaming Trees


  1. i, too, am not a big fan od AFI and entered the blaqk kitten page pre-disposed to not like it.

    I’ve never heard anyone regurgitate Depeche Mode like that before. And you right again, the mid way through the song he raises his voice an octive to satify some sort of whiny emo craving.

    the funnies part was the second song. If that’s not a gay club dance song in the making, then I don’t know what is. hilarious.

    all this said, and i kind of like’em … on some cheezy level.

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