Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Silkscreening Workshop, Monday, April 4th 7-9 pm

$45 gets you this great workshop, teaching you the basics of silkscreening shirts and posters + 1 month's worth of 7 day a week access to our studio to create your very own goodies. Email us at alchemy.of.time@gmail.com or stop in to reserve your spot!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Also: Lightning Bolt tickets available now!

We're stoked to be one of the only sources in the city for tickets to the April 9th Lightning Bolt concert at Healthy Times Fun Club with Cairo faves Flexions and the Planets. Stop on by the store if you'd like to pick some up--they're going fast!
UPDATE!!! These are SOLD OUT at Cairo. Please check out Hollow Earth Radio and Sidecar for Pigs Peace.

Some more photos from Friday night

Zak de Gorgue took these awesome black-and-white snaps at Friday night's Foot Village concert. It truly was a great show!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Photos from last night's epic Foot Village show

Photos by Aimee Butterworth. If you weren't there, you missed an amazing performance!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Last-Minute Reminder: Foot Village Tonight!

Be sure to get to Cairo on-time tonight (8 PM)for sets by locals Footwork and USF before the night's estimable entree: the legendary Foot Village of sunny Los Angeles! This will be their first Seattle show in nigh on two years, and if their last jaunt through town gives any indication, it will be incredibly memorable. RSVP on Facebook now. Remember: all of Foot Village's concert proceeds are going to Japan earthquake relief efforts.

Foot Villagehttp://footvillage.org

Foot Village are a thunderous drum-n-shout assembly from Los Angeles – a thick forest of whirling limbs beating out rhythms for whispers and hollers to leap and dive through. Featuring members of Gang Wizard, Friends Forever and the infamous International Voice of Reason, Foot Village are pure hardcore spirit without the spark of electricity. Erecting civilization with drums and voices alone, Foot Village are a concept band about the first nation built after the foreseeable apocalypse. Don’t get this self-imposed restraint confused with some neo-luddite stance however, as Foot Village only want to inspire others with the wide potential of rock music. When pretense has been banished, freedom can take wing and the doors can be flung open to everyone. Foot Village is a nation unlike any other and only by visiting can you really know.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

This Weekend's Concert Action

Cairo's got a stellar line-up ready for this Spring Break weekend. For starters, Friday night we play host to LA's legendary Foot Village. On this "Totally Tour Tour," the band has elected to donate all proceeds from shows to the Japan Relief Fund established by the Boredoms' Shinji. Opening for Foot Village are USF and the fast-rising trio Footwork, which features members Secondary, Haunted Horses, and Wet Paint DMM (RIP).

Saturday night looks to be just as special, as it will be the release party for Secret Colors' new Lunar LP, which has been pressed to vinyl by Belgian imprint Aguirre. Opening are Firehouse faves Masters and Johnson and Zephyrs, with Firehouse impresario Casey Catherwood assisting Secret Colors with extra axe-work during his sure-to-be cosmic set.

RSVP to Friday's show here, and Saturday's here.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Can You Spot the Cairo Comp in this NPR Story?

Look closely, and you'll see Cairo's Cold Jungle compilation on display at the Mexican Summer co-op in NYC in this photo for NPR's article on vinyl records' semi-recent resurgence in popularity.

If you prefer your news with a caustic, irony-soaked bent, try this story about the story on Hipster Runoff.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Photos from Last Saturday's Shows

Liv, a local shutterbug and Cairo store employee, took these photos from last Saturday's Cassie Ramone/Fergus & Geronimo daytime concert and Silk Flowers/Flexions/U nighttime concert.

Fergus & Geronimo

Silk Flowers

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Late Notice for an Early Show

This Saturday, March 5th, Cairo will be hosting a rare daytime-hours concert featuring Cassie Ramone of the Vivian Girls and Hardly Art's Fergus & Geronimo. Admission will be the usual $5, with music starting at 3 PM. This show should make for a nice warm-up to Saturday's other Cairo show (U, Flexions, Silk Flowers). Come party with us all day long!

Don't forget to RSVP to both Saturday shows on Facebook here and here.