The Cairo Gang is Emmett Kelly; American based guitar-slinger and songwriter extraordinaire. Emmett is also one half of The Double and sideman to both Ty Segall and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy. Master Kelly is in town for his Sydney & Melbourne appearances with The Double (also featuring Jim White) and will perform his Melbourne exclusive Cairo Gang show as support to the Scientists on October 28th at the Corner Hotel and for a free headline show on October 19th @ The Tote. Grab a taste of The Cairo Gang here.
“ … the first two Saints albums are brilliant records — if you listen to them, they’re not a punk-rock band, they’re like a really souped-up garage-rock band, toss in some horns– that’s some pretty interesting stuff.” – Keith Morris (Black Flag / OFF!)
The success of Ed Kuepper’s largely sold-out Solo & By Request national tour has been carried over into The Aints Play The Saints (’73 – ‘78) national tour with the news that their show at Melbourne’s Caravan Music Club joins the Sydney Factory Theatre show in being sold-out! But wait there’s more; due to demand Sunday 26th November has been set aside for a new performance at iconic Queensland venue Aussie World on the Sunshine Coast. Tickets on-sale Friday 1st September via aussieworld.com. And in related news all support acts have now been confirmed and include appearances by Harry Howard, Mick Medew, The Breadmakers and The Living Eyes. Full details here.
You’ve heard of the fox trot, you’ve heard of the twist, theres a new dance in town … The DOUBLE. DANCE THE DOUBLE!
Jim White (Dirty Three / Xylouris White / Venom P. Stinger) and guitarist Emmett Kelly (The Cairo Gang / Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy / Ty Segall) are THE DOUBLE. They’ve distilled THE DOUBLE’s essence into DAWN of the DOUBLE released on indie-record giant In The Red .
“You can meditate to this record,” says Larry Hardy of In the Red. “The first few seconds, it’s like, ‘OK, this sounds like the Gories. Then it’s, ‘No, this is like the Velvet Underground. Oh … it’s Glenn Branca. It’s just goes and goes.”