The Cairo Gang are led by singer-songwriter Emmett Kelly (pictured top with the sweet epcot center shirt) who used to play with Beth Orton and guested on Will Oldham's (Bonnie Prince Billy) "The Letting Go" ; The Cairo Gang take their name from the British intelligence agents that were sent to Dublin during the Anglo-Irish war. The gang had an impressive self-titled debut in '06 through Narnack that was revered by Pitchfork. UPDATE - They were scheduled to play with Crooked Cowboy and Johnny O'Donnel tonite at the echo (flier on the right). However, they are in Europe supporting Cleveland's Baby Dee and the release of their new 7" "Holy Clover" through the UK label Tin Angel Records. They should be back in Cali in the spring. Meanwhile, head over to their myspace to check out a great new batch of deep soft rock in the vein of
of Magnolia Electric Company/Kings of Convenience/J. Tillman (Fleet Foxes).
Oklahoma native Audra Mae's got a voice that rocks you gently with a sweet country twang. After moving to LA, she hustled and bustled around town, performing at various clubs before garnering the attention of LA based indie, SideOne Dummy. She gained considerable recognition after covering Bob Dylan's "Forever Young" in an episode of Sons of Anarchy and has also penned songs for Susan Boyle. Audra's currently working on her debut album with producer Ted Hutt (Flogging Molly, Gaslight Anthem, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones), which will be a stripped-down acoustic affair. Until then, you can find some gems in her digital Haunt EP.
Audra's in the middle of a slew of LA dates including a special acoustic evening tonite at La Brie's, formerly known as The Scene Bar in Glendale. She will be performing along with Chris Shiflett of the Foo Fighters. If you don't get a chance to see her tonite she's performing in one week (Feb. 25th) at the Bootleg Theatre along with another one of our favorite singers Jennifer Furches (Spring Summer).