You are currently browsing the archive for the EMMETT KELLY category.

Taken from the forthcoming new record “Untouchable” by The Cairo Gang (Emmett Kelly), due out on March 24th via GOD?, Drag City imprint run by Ty Segall who plays and engineered the recordings at his studio.


‘Set the Woods on Fire”’ is taken from the forthcoming Earth Girl Helen Brown‘s “MERCURY” EP, due out on April 14th via Empty Cellar Records.

Earth Girl Helen Brown (Heidi Alexander of The Sandwitches) release, MERCURY, featuring The Boogeyman (Emmett Kelly), Sunshine Lady (Sonny Smith), Loro Valiente (Tahlia Harbor), Ziggy Spec (Ty Segall), José Deseo (John Dwyer), L.F.F. (Tim Cohen), Jim Win (James Finch Jr.), the Former Future (Sean Smith), and Jasmine Ivanov (Jamin Barton).

MERCURY is the first in a seasonal series tributing our fellow solar satellites Mercury, Mars, Saturn, and Venus, and benefiting organizations committed to popular planetary intelligence, energy management, communicative freedom and love.

Pre-order, HERE!

Track Listing:
01 Fox Trott
02 Earth Elevator
03 Space Travel Is In My Blood
04 Set the Woods on Fire
05 The Other Man
06 Starlight 

WATCH :: Earth Girl Helen Brown at the SF Eagle ( 2/23/2017 pt II)  

Empty Cellar has announced the latest single by Bonnie “Prince” Billy and The Cairo Gang, “We Love Our Hole” b/w “I’ll be Alright”.  It was recorded for “SPIRIT OF AKASHA”, a film/soundtrack celebrating 40 years of the classic 1971 Australian surf film “Morning of the Earth.”  Pre-order, HERE.  Released 17 June 2014.

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – Bad Man,
off his self-titled record.
Video made by Claudia Crobatia

from A.O.

The Cairo Gang “Tiny Rebels”
from the forthcoming mini-album “Tiny Rebels,” out on July 23rd via Empty Cellar and The Disneyland Reform Party.  Pre-order, HERE.
Music Film by Angel Olsen

“Tiny Rebels” is a new collection of songs by The Cairo Gang. they are about awareness. They show a new economy in the work of The Cairo Gang’s leader Emmett Kelly, conjuring up quick and defined songs un-housed in the shimmering of two burning electric 12-string guitars. –Empty Cellar

COMFORT MUSIC: The Cairo Gang,
live at Comfort Station, Logan Square, Chicago 8/2/12 
The Cairo Gang a.k.a. Emmett Kelly is well known as a Will Oldam/Bonnie Prince Billy’s current collaborator.

Cairo Gang:
Emmett Kelly: Guitar, vocals
Sam Wagster: 12 string
Ben Boye: harmonium
Evan Hydzik: percussion, vocals
Adam Wozniak: bass

taken from the forthcoming album “The Corner Man” by The Cairo Gang, due out on October 23rd via Empty Cellar Records. Available for presale, HERE.

On this effort Emmett is joined by Chicago musicians Leroy Bach (The Boogie Band, Wilco), Ben Babbitt (Pillars and Tongues, This Is Cinema) Sam Wagster (The Father Costume), avant-garde pianist Ben Boye. Mixed with worldly recording wizard David Vandervelde and mastered by Paul Oldham. 

Bonnie Prince Billy And The Cairo Gang (aka Emmett Kelly) plays Conway Twitty Cover ‘Play, Guitar, Play’ (non-LP).  Upcoming “The Wonder Show Of The World” album  is out 3/22 via Domino (UK) and 3/23 via Drag City (US). Now The Cairo Gang‘s going on a UK tour with Baby Dee.

Bonnie Prince Billy And The Cairo Gang – Play Guitar Play (via MBV)