The news that Justin Bieber is set to bring his nonsense to Cairo has everyone talking, but there are many more musicians and acts worthy of our attention, cocked, locked and ready to fire across Cairo’s bars and clubs this week, and none of them are are annoying, whiney, privileged kids with silly haircuts – oh no wait, they are.
Nah, I’m just teasing.
Ps, I’m not teasing.
TAYLOR RANKING & THE CADILLACS @ CAIRO JAZZ CLUB
Cairo Jazz Club continues its efforts to bring the best international talent willing to stoop low enough to come and find fame in Cairo with Canada-based half-Japanese, half-Bermudian silky-haired guitarist, Taylor Rankin, set to open a night of music that will also feature too-cool-for-school blues and rock band, the Cadillacs.
007 NIGHT @ SAIGON RESTAURANT & LOUNGE
As if he needed any more claims to being the smoothest mofo in Cairo, Ahmed Harfoush is your James Bond for the evening, as Fairmoint Nile City channel all things 007 for a special night at Saigon Restaurant & Lounge. Ellie of London will be your Bond girl, though suggestions that she is set to begin her performance by emerging from the Nile in a bikini are believed to be untrue.
ELECTRUM RECORDS SHOWCASE @ CAIRO JAZZ CLUB
(Wednesday)Champion of the downtrodden DJ, hope of young house fans everywhere, Electrum Records presents another three disc-jockeying hotshots at Cairo Jazz Club, as Saleh Amin, Amr Mohey and our good friend Shaggy – who you may recognise from frequent appearances on CG Tunes – set to dazzle.
COMMERCIAL HOUSE NIGHT @ O BAR
House DJ and spitting image of my Uncle Shaaban, Mounir Zakhary – along with Amr Hosny – has been leading the charge in pushing O Bar to the forefront of nightlife in Cairo. Tonight, Uncle Shaaban is let loose by himself for a night that is set to keep Fairmont Nile City guests up.
GET SOME KARAOKE IN YOUR LIFE @ PRETTY MUCH EVERYWHERE IN CAIRO
It seems that many of Cairo’s venues have caught the karaoke bug; there’s both Amici Zamalek and Amici Heliopolis‘ regular karaoke nights on Sunday and Monday respectively, before Tuesday alone sees karaoke nights at Maadi’s ACE Club, Johnny’s in Sheikh Zayed and Overtime Bar in Mohandiseen. That’s all before Bellini‘s own karaoke fun at the InterContinental Semiramis on Wednesday.
There’s plenty more parties, gigs and just plain stuff across Cairo this week to help you reach the Holy Grail that is the weekend – check out the CG events calendar for more.