Alan & Richard Bishop perform the music of Sun City Girls
In November 2010, The Brothers Unconnected were invited by Nashazphon records to perform a concert in Cairo. A mixup in scheduling, we know how many unexpected things can happen, caused the show to be canceled. It has taken three and a half years for the Bishop brothers to be together in Egypt again and finally perform this show at Beirut in Cairo. They will play selected material, armed with acoustic guitars and voice, from the massive Sun City Girls catalog including songs written by the third member of the trio, Charles Gocher, who passed away in 2007.
Alan and Richard Bishop were the founding members of America's avant-garde and genre-defying Sun City Girls, whose career spanned 27 years and over fifty album releases. Their work from 1981-2007 with Charles Gocher, stands as a testament to their fearless exploration of the outer reaches of improvisation and composition. From their free jazz/post rock psychedelic trio roots, to sprawling radio broadcasts incorporating noise, Italian pop, singer/songwriter ballads and sound collage, to gorgeous outer-national Arabic and Asian inspired folk music, the group maintained their singular and uncompromising path from inception. Their musical restlessness continues to resonate in the wake of the passing of Charles Gocher and their subsequent disbanding in 2007.
“Sun City Girls were the Sun Ra of the 80s punk hardcore scene and the 90s indie scene, and remained the craziest, most interesting, and most inspired group into the millennium.” – Tom Lax (Siltbreeze Records/2007)
"The Sun City Girls are America's premier underground band. No qualifiers such as 'arguably' or 'possibly' are necessary." — Derek Monypeny (Popwatch Magazine/1998).