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Live Music This Weekend - Thursday 25th of February, 2010

Please be aware that to be included in the Krawma (the fortnightly hardcopy gig guide put out via the Bong Thom dot Com web site) you must get your gigs in by Tuesday morning before publication. So the next cut-off date and time will be Tuesday the 8th of March, 2010 at 12:00PM - I will send out a reminder email before that time.

Friday is el packedoooooooo this weekend. Make sure you get down and catch at least one gig! Cheers.

Live Music Gig Guide
  1. The Hellhounds will play the last of the Scratch, Snort, and Drooling Blues Sessions this Thursday at 9:00PM at Sharkys. There is extra reason to get down there this week too. Not will be your last chance to catch them for a while but there will be a re-appearance of international super-star, special guest Johnny Pilgrim. Johnny played an impromptu few songs with the boys last week but this week he will play both sets as their regular harp/mando player (i.e.: Television Ted) is in Australia. Johnny has over 30 years of harp-playing experience and should not be missed. [More Info]
  2. There you can be treated to a flamenco session this Friday at Equinox. The ensemble consists of Jose de Lopera (guitar and vocals), Mark Chattaway (mandolin) and may also include Eric (percussion).[More Info]
  3. One of the newest bands on the Phnom Penh music scene is Shangri La . They will perform their mix of Russian, Khmer and English contemporary rock and ballads at The Cavern this Friday. They are a three-piece band with Sergey Minstril heading the band on guitar and vocals, Sambath on the keys and their eclectic drummer [More Info] 
  4. The Cambodian Space Project is on the road yet again playing down in Sihanoukville for the annual Khernaval Festival.[More Info]
  5. Tree is playing the Velkommen Inn again - Friday evening starting at 8:30PM. Velkommen In is a good place for a nice dinner too [More Info].
  6. The 12-Girls Band is on at Naga World this weekend - I'm sure you have seen the ads everywhere. Just for something a bit different and special.
  7. Art+ are putting on a performance of classical music in cooperation with the CJCC (Cambodian Japanese Cooperation Centre). It is free admission and occurs within the grounds of the Royal University of Phnom Penh [More Info].
  8. If you are in Siem Reap then you can catch Monsieur Nû at The FCC Angkor. If you didn't catch him in the big smoke. Unfortunately I haven't heard of any rundown of his Phnom Penh gig but if anyone has then it would be a good idea to post or send to to the Following the Applause blog.
  9. Juram is across from Ho Chi Minh City again to perform at the FCC Phnom Penh this Friday and Saturday on the roof. Always a good place to have a drink and a dance when Juram gets his big sound for those pumpin' dance tunes [More Info].
  10. Lost Highway will be at Sharkys this weekend also - playing both Friday and Saturday (starting around 9:00PM). The classic American country rock filled with that solid, bassy harmonica is a real treat for us Phnom Penhers. The Lazy Jazz Drunks will be the lead-up band to them on the Saturday night [More Info].
  11. As corrected after last weeks gig guide posting - the Cambodian Space Project will also be involved in a special night at the Chinese House in a presentation of a documentary on global human trafficking called  Call & Response. This will be a special acoustic session for the band and will include a talk by the band's lead singer in relation to her own experiences [More Info] .
DJ Music Parties
  1. DJ Radioactive Anne plays this Thursday night at Studio 182. It is Ladies Night  and is billed as "A burlesque and frivolous DJ Radioactive Anne shares her musical fantasy with you. An eclectic mix of music that includes your favorite tunes, Electro Swing and Funk.". Should be cooooool - so get on down there.[More Info]
  2. DJ Clockwork Soul plays at Rubies this Friday. The party celebrates The Hacienda which was a famous club in Manchester. It promises to bring you all the memorable dance anthems, acid house tracks, indie tunes and Britpop classics of the late 80's and 90's. Cool! [More Info]
Coming Up
  • Shangri La at FCC and K-West
  • Mekong Pirates at the FCC
As usual, please let me know if I have missed anything or have some erroneous info.

Cheers and see you around the traps!

Live Music This Weekend - Thursday the 18th of February, 2010

Verifiably under-the-pump so here is the lastest.

This Weeks Gig Guide
  • The Hellhounds play Sharky Bar tonight for the continuation of their Scratch, Snort, and Drooling Blues Sessions. They are getting better and better every week, so if you haven't heard them in a while - get down there. [MORE INFO]
  • Tree plays at the Velkommen Inn on Friday. It is always a great atmosphere at the Velkommen Inn on Street 104 and a really great place to have a talk and a beer and listen to a great set of songs performed with a voice that Sin Sisomout would have been proud of. [MORE INFO]
  • The Cambodian Space Project take their gig on the road again this weekend as they head down to Kep and perform at Ecole De Francais, Kukuluku Beach and The Kep Lodge. Dates and times can be found on the band's web site here: [MORE INFO]
  • Australian / NewZealand blues-rock veteran Paul Janovskis will play at the FCC Phnom Penh. A full rundown of Paul's story is available on the FCC web site here: [MORE INFO]
  • On Tuesday the 23rd there will be a special presentation at the Chinese House. It includes a newly released documentry about human trafficking around the globe called Call & Response. It will include a special presentation from Srey Thy - the lead singer of the Cambodian Spacer Project - plus a performance from the band itself.. [MORE INFO]
Coming up:
  • Shangri La at The Cavern and the FCC Phnom Penh
  • More Cambodian Space Project gigs a-plenty
  • Squeeeezebox - coming soon
Cheers and see you around the traps!

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Live Music This Weekend - Thursday 11th of February, 2010

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Using this gig guide in combination with Scott Bywater's Following the Applause is a great way to stay in touch with the live music scene in Cambodia (at least the expat side-of-things at this point). Leng Pleng currently has over 70 addresses in mailing list  mostly musicians but also some publicans. If you hear of any gigs or know of people that want to become a part of it then please send an email to TelevisionTed AT BongThom.com.

Congratulations to Julian Paulsen, Srey Thy and some part of the rest of the crew on board the Cambodian Space Project who will blast off to Hong Kong later next month to play a few gigs during an international film festival. The band will also be heading off in the Space Bus this weekend for a Chinese New Year party on the Saturday night in Ba Srae - a village between Takeo and the Vietnamese border (about a 2.5 hour drive). You are welcome to join them - please call 012 832509 for more details.

This weekend we are spoilt for choice on Friday with a total of 6 venues showcasing live music. Plus there a two new venues to this blog.

I am also adding an extra service here to this blog now so as to make it easier for you's all to get greater info on each gig. Follow the [MORE INFO] links for more details of addresses, contacts, flyers etc. Most of them will link to the Bong Thom web site as there that is where I generally have typed the info once already - otherwise it will link to the direct source of the information if it is available.

This Weeks Gig Guide
  • Friday at 7:00PM (note the early start) - The Lazy Jazz Drunks play at the Pickled Parrot. This is all part of Paco's birthday bash but feel welcome to come down [MORE INFO]
  • Friday at 8:00PM - Tree Molsolf plays effervescent ballands at Velkommen Inn [MORE INFO]
  • Friday - The Mekong Pirates (Unplugged) do a special goodbye gig to a couple of their members who are heading back to fairer shores. They will play their special line up at The Tamarind [MORE INFO]
  • Friday - Monsieur Nû  is yet another international act brought here by the FCC.  Phnom Penh [MORE INFO]
  • Friday - Memphis are putting on a special Valentines Day Party [MORE INFO]
  • Friday - RUPP Gala concert. This is arranged by Anton from the Art Café and the Art+ Foundation [MORE INFO]
  • Saturday - Ritchy & Phil play at the FCC Phnom Penh [MORE INFO]
  • Saturday - The Cambodian Space Project keep their provincial hits a-commin' with a blast off into Takeo province, Angkor Borei District, Ba Srae Village
  • Sunday - Ritchy & Phil play the rooftop at Topaz Bar & Restaurant (presumably Studio 182 - but you'd better check on that). Studio 182 is a new live music venue and is a great open-air, rooftop bar with a great atmosphere. [MORE INFO]
  • Thursday at 9:00PM - The Hellhounds will be growlin', howlin and scratchin' the blues yet again at Sharky Bar [MORE INFO]
Coming Up
  • 12 Girls Band at Naga World
  • Juram at FCC Phnom Penh
  • Cambodia Space Project in Kep
  • Australian Bluesrock Veteran - Paul Janovskis  at the FCC Phnom Penh
  • Lost Highway at Shary Bar
  • Monsieur Nû at FCC Angkor 
Cheers and see you around the traps!

    Live Music this Weekend - 4th of February, 2010

    The FCC is excelling things in regard to the burgeoning live music scene here in Kampuchea. They have 2 international acts and a variety of local acts on the schedule for February.

    The Cambodian Space Project has a number of interesting gigs coming up. They are taking a space mission to Takeo for the weekend of the Chinese New Year (year of the tiger), i.e.: 13th and 14th of February. There will be a space bus organized that will seat at least 25. They have a PA and sound system organized for a small provincial village called Ba Srae and will perform there. If any other acts / musicians would like to join and perform there then please contact me (TelevisionTed@BongThom.com). As with all Cambodian Space project gigs - it should be a real blast! The band will also be heading to Hong Kong in March for a couple of gigs

    Not usually my thing to advertise music at Naga World but a 12-girl band from China cannot be overlooked. Looks totally unique and potentially very cooooool - see http://www.12girls.org/english/yszx.asp There are 12 gorgeous Chinese women and they play a range of traditional Chinese instruments doing everything from contemporary pop to jazz and classiical arrangements. It's a buy-a-ticket thing from NagaWorld (023 216834 / 5 / 6). They play on the 24th and 26th of February.

    The gig guide is a little light-on this week. Let me know if you are playing anywhere and I will add it to the list. Missed a great show last week at The Chinese House by Shangri La - relevant emails have now been added to the list. Please be aware that both Lady Penh and the Phnom Penh Post use this guide as content on their publications so anything included here will also be forwarded on to them. 

    This weeks gig guide
    • The Hellhounds start their February Scratch, Snort, and Drooling Blues Sessions at Sharkys tonight starting at 9:00PM. They have a range of new material - yahoo!
    • The Cambodian Space Project  return from the coast to play at Studio 182 on Friday starting at 8:00PM. 
    • Singer-songwriter Emmanuel Groult, a.k.a. Monsieur Nû, brings a world of music to the FCC.at the FCC Phnom Penh on Friday the 5th. Cool acoustic set.
    Coming Up
    • 12 Girls Band at NagaWorld
    • Monsieur Nû at the FCC Phnom Penh again
    • Ritchy & Phil at the FCC Phnom Penh and Topaz
    • Stiff Little Punks at the Pickled Parrot
    • Lost Highway at Sharkys
    • Australian blues-rock veteran  Paul Janovskis at the FCC Phnom Penh
    • Squeezebox - a brand new thing - debuting soon
    • Stiff Little Punks at Sharkys
    • Lazy Jazz Drunks at Sharkys
    • The Cambodian Space Project Chinese New Year gig
    • Shangri La - at a bar near you
     Cheers and see you around the traps!

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