Xylouris White, The Cairo Gang

Xylouris White

The Cairo Gang

Mon · March 26, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$0.00

This event is 21 and over

Xylouris White
Xylouris White
Xylouris White is firmly rooted in the past and future. Playing Cretan music of original and traditional composition, the band consists of Georgios Xylouris on Cretan laouto and vocals and Jim White on drum kit. Xylouris is known and loved by Cretans and Greeks at home and abroad and has been playing professionally from age 12. Jim White is an Australian drummer known and loved throughout the world as the drummer of Dirty Three, Venom P Stinger and now Xylouris White. For the last four years these two men have been performing as Xylouris White, the culmination of 25 years of friendship forged through music and place.

As George Xylouris, drove Jim White from home to the studio, they saw a lot of goats on Crete’s rocky hillsides. Georges is Crete’s master of the lute. Jim is best known as the drummer of Dirty Three. Goats, jim thought, would be a good name for the recording they were about to make. Goats are quintessentially Cretan animals. They love the high crags. They take risks, calmly look about for new dangers. Goats, Jim and George agreed were a metaphor for the music they were about to invent, music that would fuse traditional Cretan music with rock. Both traditions would of course have to adapt, really adapt, but both these goats are lovers of going right up to the edge and nearly over.
The Cairo Gang
The Cairo Gang
The Cairo Gang is a trio from Los Angeles led by songwriter and singer Emmett Kelly, known mostly for a diverse array of previous collaborative efforts, including work with The Double, Rob Mazurek, Ty Segall, Bonnie "Prince" Billy and Baby Dee. The Cairo Gang's work remains the main focus, however, and it too has been vastly diverse, appearing currently as a rock and roll pop trio playing out around North America. The most recent album "Untouchable" is new pop driven rock and roll songs recorded together with Ty Segall. The sound vacillates between spiritual reference points of rock and roll history, while increasingly releasing the forms and becoming amorphous and situational. The band consists of Kelly on guitar and voice, Marc Riordan on drums, and Ryan Weinstein on bass.
Venue Information:
Zebulon
2478 N Fletcher Dr
Los Angeles, CA, 90039
http://zebulon.la/