ED KUEPPER with JIM WHITE
TICKETS: Pre-sale $45 (+ booking fee) through Oztix - CLICK HERE. Doors open 7:30pm.
Join us in The Brewery on Saturday 5 June for this sensational combination - Ed Kuepper with Jim White!
ED KUEPPER, the co-founder of '70’s proto-punks The Saints, chief architect of the uncompromising Laughing Clowns and The Aints! and master songsmith over some 15+ solo albums; and JIM WHITE, the brilliant drummer of renowned instrumentalists Dirty Three, partner in the genre-defying Xylouris White and disciple of all things Ed.
Together they will tackle 45 years worth of Kuepper catalogue with a twist that only these two game-changers could apply.
Ed says of Jim: "Jim is one of the finest drummers I've seen and heard anywhere, totally gets inside of whatever he's playing in an unpredictable and exciting way, been wanting to work with him for a long while’.
And Jim of Ed: "I learnt drums playing with Aretha Franklin and the Saints on my childhood home’s furniture. The Saints’ first three record, Laughing Clowns and Ed Kuepper’s solo work have been a huge inspiration for me in my drumming life and beyond, a well of inspiration I carry with me and can dip into at will.”
The show will coincide with a trio of retrospective releases from Kuepper covering his solo years, Laughing Clowns and The Aints! All titles will be released in limited amounts, on coloured vinyl and with select CD issues also. It’s the first is a series of reissued releases from Kuepper as he takes charge of his own legacy whilst continuing to move forward.
"I like how Ed Kuepper - like Lou Reed or Bob Dylan - doesn't want to replay the hits as was and at the same time doesn’t pretend to not have a past nor a future. In working with the musicians they play with, they revisit their material in new and old ways as well as creating new material and its not a binary problem, an ethic that seems relevant to all things to me,” says Jim.
It will be Kuepper, Jim, but not as you know it…
"Ed Kuepper wrote suggesting we play and that’s why I’m writing this... I said yes and we will see what happens, see you there,” Jim says.
Ed Kuepper: Singles ’86 ‘- ’96 (CD, vinyl and digital out 28 May)
Laughing Clowns: Golden Days - When Giants Walked the Earth (vinyl and digital out 28 May)
The Aints! Live At Marrickville Bowlo (vinyl and digital out 28 May)
Doors open at 7.30pm
To comply with Covid-safe practices, there is LIMITED seating at this event. Seating is non-allocated - first come, first served. There will be plenty of standing room.
Ticket holders’ information will be collected for the purposes of Track & Tracing to comply with current restrictions. Providing your info is a condition of entry to this event.
Imperial Hotel Courtesy Bus
The Imperial Hotel’s FREE courtesy bus operates Friday and Saturday nights from 5pm, travelling to Eumundi, Belli Park, Cooroy, Doonan, Eerwah Vale, North Arm, and Verrierdale. Phone Aaron on 0478 814 169 on the day to book.
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