“Now everybody knows / Or everybody wants to know / The hows, the whens and whys / Of how I said goodbye.” When Greg Dulli sang those lines in the tightly coiled “Miles Iz Ded,” from 1992’s Congregation, he was, as usual, sifting through the ashes of a drug-addled affair. But they’ve taken on another meaning since The Afghan Whigs faded away at the end of the ’90s; though Dulli, Rick McCollum and John Curley have done fine work with later groups, fans and interviewers seemed more interested in a postmortem and resurrection of their old one. All along, they’ve insisted the past was the past. And yet here they are, fresh off the I’ll Be Your Mirror fest — curated by Dulli — with a rich back catalog and mood-appropriate covers, including Frank Ocean’s “Lovecrimes.”
Thu., Sept. 27, 8:30 p.m., $34.50-$45, with School of Seven Bells, Electric Factory, 421 N. Seventh St., 215-627-1332, electricfactory.info.