It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, eeeeverywhere you go! Oh, wait – nope. That picturesque veneer of haze over the city is actually pollution. Whatever. I love Christmas and I refuse to let anything dampen my admittedly naive jolliness – not even the mediocrity that seeps into Cairo’s bars and clubs at this time of they year, as they wait to blow their load for Christmas and New Year’s Eve.
STUDENT DJ SEMI-FINAL: GASER EL SAFTY VS MARC WAHBA @ OMAR KHAYYAM BOAT
Ok fine, I take back the ‘mediocrity’ comment – this is actually huge, thanks in part to the impressive booking of James Zabiela. The UK DJ and producer headlines with the most underrated DJ in Cairo, Minus T, opening, and Gaser El Safty and Marc Wahba fighting for a place in the Student DJ grand final. Goosebumps.
NEOBYRD @ VENT
Beneath NeoByrd’s horror-movie-serial-killer mask, is actually a man of acute music prowess, as was shown by RaShRadio’s new song, FriendZoned, this week – a cute track that showcased Mr Byrd’s versatility as a producer. He’ll be back to his usual electronic stylings at horror-movie-serial-killer lair, VENT, this weekend.
THE BRASS KNUCKLES @ THE TAP
Co-owner of the Tap, and full-owner of an awesome bear-and-long-hair combo, Tamer Emad, is taking his manager’s hat off this weekend, putting on his music hat and taking his place as the frontman of local rockers, the Brass Knuckles, who despite their rather aggressive name are actually a bunch of nice guys.
HOUSE SESSIONS BY NACELLE @ THE TEMPLE
House Sessions. Baher, again. M Fayek. Let’s talk about something else to fill up space. Did you know that Napolean wasn’t actually short? In fact, he was above average in height for the time. Damn. I don’t know what to believe anymore.
CAIRO TATTOO EXPO @ NOWHERE LAND STUDIO
(Friday & Saturday)
Coming home steaming drunk is so 90s – if you really want to piss your parents off this weekend, tell them you’re going to a ‘tattoo expo’ at somewhere called Nowhere Land. That’s a pretty trippy sentence when you repeat it. Cairo Tattoo Expo in Nowhere Land. Cairo Tattoo Expo in Nowhere Land. Cairo Tattoo Expo in Nowhere Land.
For more parties, gigs and stuff, check out the Cairo Gossip events calendar.