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Other Useful Web Sites and Blogs

Have you seen the link list on the Leng Pleng Blog? It has a list of web sites that are relevant to musicians in Cambodia.

The latest edition is Following the Applause from Scott Bywater (D'Sco: The Geckos of Love, Lazy Jazz Drunks, The Hellhounds Extended Version). It is a blog "to record all manner of musical events that occur in Phnom Penh. For anyone who wants to find out just happened in the shadows of the gig guide listing, that didn't have a photographer sent for the social pages -- to capture the life of the Phnom Penh music scene at its roots.". It will be a great resource for letting people know what is happenning around town, where to go and what to see in terms of live music, and what can be done to get the vibe from the Phnom Penh music scene and surrounds. The blog can be found at http://PhnomPenhGigs.Blogspot.com

Also included in the Leng Pleng blog are links to other great sites:
 If you have any links you would like included then just let me know.


Live Music On this Weekend - Friday, 16th of October, 2009


If you are out and about this weekend looking for live music then you can get your hit by using the following:
  1. Friday evening starts with the boys from the Beer O'Clock Band at the Velkommen Inn starting at 6:00PM. Feel free to sing and play as they always enjoy a mix of songs and musos. 
  2. They will be followed by The Hellhounds who will start at 8:20PM
  3. Ritchy & Phil will be on the rooftop at the FCC this Friday also. They are a duet playing jazz-pop, with just a set of keys and a a set of drums they give all and sundry a very entertaining night.
  4. Mispent Yooth play Talkin' to a Stranger this Friday starting at about 9:00PM. They play a great set of songs and feature Chris on guitar and vocals, Mathius on e-violin and harmonica and Dave on bass and vocals.
  5. There is a rumour that the Lazy Jazz Drunks will be at The Cavern this Friday also - so if you passing then drop-in to see if it is true.
  6. The Stiff Little Punks will play their last ever gig this Saturday at the Shanghai Bar (cnr streets 172 and 51). It is in celebration of the 9th anniversary of the place so it should be a totally great time. The band starts at 10:00PM
  7. On Sunday the Lazy Jazz Drunks will be playing at Huxleys Bar & Restaurant (Street 136 toward the river) - starting 10:30PM. The Lazy Jazz Drunks is a full piece 6 member band with vox, keyboards, drums bass, 2 guitars and harmonica. New sets and new vibe.
  8. The Hellhounds play at Sharkey Bar this Monday for their Monday Night Bluesbreaker series - starts 8:30PM.
  9. Next Thursday D'Sco: The Geckos of Love will be at the Sayon Silkworks. Always a great gig this one, with a great atmosphere and well performed set of eclectic tunes. Starts around 7:00PM
Also lifted from the BongThom.com web site is the following:

Oscar Bar
#8 street 258, Tel:016 862 730. Khmer and Western food, Happy hour from 4-8pm, Free Pool, Free internet, Open mic always, Live music every Thursday and Friday night and a warm friendly

I haven't had a chance to check it out yet but will try to get down there this weekend.

See you around the traps

Live Music This Weekend


Here is the latest in a packed weekend of live music:
  • D'Sco: The Geckos of Love kick off the weekend with a session at the Sayon Silkworks (50m north of Rubies behind the Royal Palace). It starts around 7:00PM and is a great place to enjoy a relaxing coffee and cakes.
  • Friday sees The Beer O'Clock Band doing their regular show at the Velkommen Inn on Street 104, Phnom Penh. The Beer O'Clock Band starts around 6:00PM and have had several special guests performing in recent weeks. Please feel free to come and sing or play or both at your liesure.
  • The Lazy Jazz Punks will be on at The Cavern. This is also an open-mike arrangement so please come down and play or sing. Being the venues are so close it will be possible for musicians to play at both venues. The Lazy Jazz Punks play more British-based punk / folk and are electrified. The Beer O'Clock Band are accoustic and play American country / folk / blues. The Lazy Jazz Punks start around 8:30PM
  • You can also catch Charlie and Patrick every Tuesday and this Friday at Barbados, from 8:30PM to 12:30AM. They do a variety of contemporary English and French pop ballads.
  • The Hellhounds follow the Beer O'Clock Band at the Velkommen Inn starting around 9:00PM. Recently they have sported a full five-piece outfit with drums and bass being provided by D'Sco: The Geckos of Love. That combined with the new PA resulted in a good time for most patrrons last week.
  • On Saturday starting at 7:00PM there is the contemporary music theater (film) presented by the ART+Foundation. It is at the Art Café. It is entitled "FAUST episode II - by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe"
  • Also on Saturday starting around 9:00PM there is a local Phnom Penh folk band called Kheltica playing traditional mix of folk songs and dances from Brittany blended with traditional Irish and Scottish folk tunes and songs. They are playing at the Chinese House
  • Also on Saturday the 10th at 10:00PM the Stiff Little Punks will play their penultimate gig at The Cavern featuring a version of the Pistols version of "My Way" and loads of other tunes. It will be the last chance to see full set.
  • There is a German folk band playing at the Cambodiana this weekend also - all part of the Oktoberfest party.
  • On Sunday The Hellhounds are joined by D'Sco: The Geckos of Love at Talkin' to a Stranger on Street 294. Talkin' to a Stranger is a large place with a great outdoor beer garden and a nice place to relax and have a beer on a Sunday afternoon. Also a good place to bring the kids.
  • The Hellhounds will also perform their Mondays Blues-Breaker set at Sharkys starting at 9:00PM
Please let me know if I have missed anything / anybody out.

Coming up next week:
  • Mispent Yooth play Talkin' to a Stranger on Friday the 16th of October
  • Stiff Little Punks play their final 1 hour set at Shanghai's 9th Anniversary party on Saturday the17th of October
  • Lazy Jazz Punks play Huxley's on the night of Sunday the 18th of October
Cheers, see you around the traps and don't forget to feed the fish.

Photos from the Abbey Road Triubute at the Cavern

The photos by Steve Goodman from the Abbey Road Tribute night are now available. A huuuge thanks to Steve for a capturing the event so aesthetically. Anybody needing a copy can drop me a line. Contact Steve if you need some professional shots for your band or event (www.stevegoodman.com)

I am told the next project will be a Ziggy Stardust tribute to happen sometime in late November. The idea is to get many people involved doing various renditions of David Bowie songs - along with the entire Ziggy Stardust album. Contact Scott at smbywater[chuck in the AT sign here]yahoo dot com for more details.


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Live Music This Weekend - Thursday 1st of October, 2009

Here is the latest:
  1. D'Sco: The Geckos of Love ar at the Sayon Silklounge tonight. If you haven't been there yet then it is a good place to relax and their coffee is definitely recommended.
  2. The Beer O'Clock Band will do their regular time slot between the hours of 6:00PM to 8:30PM at the Velkommen Inn
  3. The Hellhounds will follow with their Cajun, blues stuff at the Velkommen Inn also
  4. The Stiff Little Punks will play their final gig at Huxleys this Friday starting at 10:00PM. Should be a great gig - looking forward to catching some hopefully
  5. On Sunday lunchtime at The Winking Frog there is an Australian folk singer being Tony from the Turrels. This is a special performance for the 1st year anniversary of the Winking Frog 
  6. On Sunday at the Art Café there is a special performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart presnted in GAKO a traditional Korean vocal form - not sure the time but presumably aroun dinner time. The performance features
    1. Soprano - Myoungsil Kim/Namjoo Lee
    2. Tenor - Hyunmin Kim
    3. Baritone -  Namkyu Kim
    4. Piano - Hyejin Lee
  7. The Hellhounds will aslo play Monday at Sharky Bar starting at around 9:00PM. This a a new regular gig for them that will continue throughout October on the same day.
Also the big news is that the legendary Australian guitar player Phil Manning will be playing at the FCCC and Chow on November 13th and 14th. More news on that as it comes to hand

If you know of any gigs or events coming up then please let me know. You can send them to FREETIME[chuck in the AT sign]BongThom.com.

Cheers and see you around the traps

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