The GOV – Wednesday 11 May
… and so our
heroes return; having wowed audiences with their take on 45 years’ worth of
Kuepper catalogue Ed Kuepper with Jim White return
to finish what they began back in May ’21 and before the world went topsy turvy
Kuepper, of course, is 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, while White is the brilliant drummer of renowned instrumental trio Dirty Three, partner in the genre-defying Xylouris White and disciple of all things Ed.
Coinciding with the tour(s) has been a trio of retrospective releases from Kuepper including a first ever solo singles collection, a handpicked best of from Kuepper post-Saints outfit Laughing Clowns and a live release from Ed’s very own Saints tribute The Aints!
“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 it’s not a binary problem, an ethic that seems relevant to all things to me.” – Jim White
It will be Kuepper, Jim, but not as you know it.
Ed Kuepper + Jim White
The Gov | Wednesday 11 May
Tickets $45 + booking fee
Mess-Esque 7.30 – 8pm
Ed Kuepper with Jim White: 8.30 -10pm