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Summer / Fall / Winter 2017
Festivals / One-Offs / To Support


United States


On Tour Now

The Cairo Gang

The Cairo Gang is the songwriting outlet for musician Emmett Kelly from Los Angeles. Throughout its recorded career, The Cairo Gang has appeared live in various formats, including combinations of the massive creative well of the Chicago improvised scene, plus a two-plus years run as the band backing Bonnie “Prince” Billy. Since about 2012, it has made itself known mostly in the basements of Chicago and the greater Midwestern United States as a loud and raw, rock and roll band featuring Kelly’s chiming electric 12-string, the sledgehammer drums of Marc Riordan, Ryan Weinstein’s frenzied bass-lines, and gorgeous harmonic vocal and instrumental accomaniment of Sam Wagster and Gillian Lisee.. It has been reflective of a certain surrendering to the error and tenuous nature of arrangement, and the wet embrace of catharsis, improvisation, rock and roll and the spirit thereof, however physical or metaphsical. read more…

Tour Dates

Date Venue Location With Tickets
Sat 6/24/2017 Total Drag Records Sioux Falls, South Dakota CFM But Tickets
Mon 6/26/2017 Hideout Chicago, Illinois CFM But Tickets
Tue 6/27/2017 Hi Dive Minneapolis, Minnesota CFM
Wed 6/28/2017 El Club Detroit, Michigan CFM But Tickets
Thu 6/29/2017 Beachland Tavern Cleveland, Ohio CFM But Tickets
Fri 6/30/2017 The Bug Jar Rochester, New York CFM
Sat 7/1/2017 Knitting Factory New York City, New York CFM But Tickets
Sun 7/2/2017 Johnny Brenda's Philadelphia, Pennsylvania CFM But Tickets
Thu 7/6/2017 The Earl Atlanta, Georgia CFM But Tickets
Sat 7/8/2017 Zanzabar Louisville, Kentucky CFM
Sun 7/9/2017 The Hi Tone Memphis, Tennessee CFM But Tickets
Tue 7/11/2017 The Sound Pony Tulsa, Oklahoma CFM But Tickets
Wed 7/12/2017 Hotel Vegas Austin, Texas CFM
Thu 7/13/2017 Monarch El Paso, Texas CFM
Fri 7/14/2017 Anexo Centenario Juarez, Mexico CFM
Sat 7/15/2017 Che's Tucson, Arizona CFM