The Cairo Gang

4th of July Weekend - 2017 NYC event guide

In town for for the Fourth and looking for something to do? NYC always has options.

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Angel Olsen & friends releasing Mekons tribute LP this week (song stream)

The 2012 band Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy band — which had Will Oldham joined by Angel Olsen, plus Ben Boye, Van Campbell, Danny Kiely, and Emmett Kelly of The Cairo Gang — had done a whole set of Mekons covers on tour, and now they’re releasing an album of those covers under the name Chivalrous Amoekons this week.

Pickathon announces 2016 lineup (tickets on sale)

Pacific Northwest festival Pickathon has its 2016 edition on August 5 – 7 in Happy Valley, Oregon and they just announced the initial line-up which includes Jeff Tweedy, Yo La Tengo, Beach House, Ty Segall & The Muggers, Black Mountain, The Oh Hellos, Patrick Watson, Thee Oh Sees, Fruit Bats, Dan Deacon, Julia Holter, BADBADNOTGOOD, Alvvays, Protomartyr, La Luz, Ultimate Painting, Moon Duo, Ezra Furman, Sir Richard Bishop, The Woolen Men, and more…

Arcade Fire doc 'The Reflektor Tapes' premiering at 2015 Pop Montreal before North American release ++ fest's full lineup

The 2015 edition of Pop Montreal is coming up in less than a month (September 16 – 20) and festival organizers have recently made a few additions to the already robust lineup…

Mikal Cronin played 4 Knots, expands tour, adds Brooklyn Bowl show w/ Calvin Love & The Cairo Gang

Mikal Cronin just played NYC as part of Saturday’s 4 Knots Fest, performing a late afternoon set and sounding pretty terrific. You can check out video of him playing single “Made Up My Mind,” below…

Downtown Sound and Loops & Variations return (Falty DL, Sharon Van Etten, Lee Ranaldo, Dan Deacon, Dessa & more)

Pritzker Pavilion lawn (more by Zach Pollack)

The City of Chicago’s annual, free music programs at Millenium Park‘s Jay Pritzker Pavilion, called Downtown Sound and Loops & Variations, will return this summer on Monday and Thursday evenings, respectively…

Disappears playing Lincoln Hall, releasing new EP (song stream)

Chicago quartet Disappears have announced that they’ll be following 2012’s Pre Language with a self-released EP this spring. It’s called Kone, clocks in at over 30-minutes, and is due out on April 16…

The Cairo Gang playing Hideout this month w/ Eiren Caffall & The Father Costume

Emmett Kelly on stage with Bonnie “Prince” Billy in 2011 (more by Dana Yavin)

When Bonnie “Prince” Billy takes it easy (a rare occurrence), his backing band The Cairo Gang (led by singer/songwriter Emmett Kelly) surface to play some shows of their own…

Bonnie Prince Billy played Monster Island (videos)

DOWNLOAD: Bonnie Prince Billy – Play, Guitar, Play (MP3)

photo showed up in all-yellow in the darkened stony room, accompanied by collaborator Emmett Kelly of the Cairo Gang, who played guitar and carried high-pitched, sinuous harmonies…

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