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Gig Guide of Cambodia - Thursday 1st of July, 2010


Photo of the Week
Kenny from Lost Highway performs at Sharkys at a recent gig.

The band will perform again this Sunday at Sharkys for the special 4th of July Party. They will be ably supported by the Stiff Little Punks.

(Photo courtesy of www.SteveGoodman.com)

Welcome to the new look and feel of the Leng Pleng weekly gig guide. Since it seems to be becoming a regular thing I thought I had better professionalize-it-up a little bit. The space for advertisers might be a bit of a shock - I hope you don't mind. It does take a significant chunk of time every week, so in order to sustain it I am aiming to garner some support from local venues(or others) who would like to advertise.

Part of the new design is the Photo of the Week - which can be seen above. This weeks shot comes from Steve Goodman - probably the Kingdom's most renowned rock & roll photographer. Steve is currently running a SPECIAL OFFER (of which I urge you to take advantage) where he will create a portrait of any local band or solo performer for FREE. These are not performance shots, but off-stage portraits. Steve is not only uniquely adept at capturing the passion, energy and feel on and around the live music stage - he also manages to encapsulate Cambodia, it's people and the lives that they lead. You can see his full portfolio and get his contact details at http://www.stevegoodman.com/.

It seems a Battle of the Bands competition is in the wind - you can almost smell the sweat on rusty guitar strings. Also coming in next 4 months is the Wave Dance Music Festival (and its associated pre-festival parties) - it should be HUGE! Keep tuned for more details over the ensuing weeks.

The Chinese House will also be taking their summer sojourn soon, but before they do they are going to treat us with a local performer that is brand new to Leng Plang . It is a young, acoustic guitar player who goes by the name of Sai. He is billed as performing "his own melodic and catchy tunes, some Khmer classics and a few international hit". He will also be joined by other accomplished local artists so it should be a great event. It happens this Saturday.

This is not the only significant event on Saturday. At Studio 182 you will have the opportunity to witness a rare combination as Michelle Manzo and Jus'Cynthia play together with the boys from Studio 182. This may be the only time you will be able to dance to this combination because it is occur only whilst the venue is in a transition phase between the two accomplished jazz vocalists.

Saturday also brings Warapo to the FCC Phnom Penh stage. They have arrived all the way from Cuba and will be a night of total energy and dance. Also fronted by two gorgeous ladies, it is going to be a hard choice for us gentlemen to know exactly which gig to check out first. Luckily Warapo are doing two gigs for the weekend and will follow-up with another gig on the Sunday which starts at 6:00PM.

The Memphis Pub also has a special event on this weekend with it's 6th Birthday Bash. Memphis is one of Phnom Penh's most popular rock & roll venues, I am sure the place is going to be absolutely packed, pumpin' and a totally great time.

You might also want to head down to Rubies on Friday night as DJ Clockwork Soul plays his Soul, Motown  & Rare Groove. Always away from the mainstream, this DJ will always make sure you totally enjoy your night and the company you keep.
    Live Music Gigs
    1. Friday 2-Jul-2010 ~ Minstrel at the Dream Up Bar [MORE INFO] 
    2. Friday 2-Jul-2010 ~  Kheltica at the Memphis Pub [MORE INFO] 
    3. Saturday 3-Jul-2010 ~ Sai at the Chinese House [MORE INFO] 
    4. Saturday 3-Jul-2010 ~ Shangri-la at the Dream Up Bar [MORE INFO] 
    5. Saturday 3-Jul-2010 ~ Warapo at the FCC Phnom Penh (from 9:00PM) [MORE INFO]  
    6. Saturday 3-Jul-2010 ~ 6th Birthday Bash at Memphis Bar [MORE INFO] 
    7. Saturday 3-Jul-2010 ~ Michelle Manzo and Jus'Cynthia at Studio 182 [MORE INFO] 
    8. Sunday 4-Jul-2010 ~ Lost Highway and Stiff Little Punks at Sharkys [MORE INFO]  
    9. Sunday 4-Jul-2010 ~ Warapo at the FCC Phnom Penh (from 6:00PM) [MORE INFO]  
    DJ Gigs
    1. Friday 2-Jul-2010 ~ DJ Clockwork Soul at Rubies Wine Bar [MORE INFO] 
    2. Saturday 3-Jul-2010 ~ DJ Tech 12 and MC Hydro Phonics at the Riverhouse Lounge [MORE INFO]
    Coming Up
    • The Ministry of Sound at Elements Nightclub  [MORE INFO] 
    • Bayon Blues at Sharky Bar
    • The Cambodian Space Project at La Croisette
    • Patrick Mercier at the FCC Phnom Penh  [MORE INFO] 
    • DJ Illest and Marc Anthony at Chow  [MORE INFO]  
    Cheers and see you around the traps!

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