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Gig Guide - Thursday the 2nd of September, 2010


A bit light on this week for the live music scene, but the ectro-groove picks up where that drops out. The highlight being the 4 DJs playing both Friday and Saturday at Pontoon. Totally cool!

The Teaner Terners and the Lazy Jazz Drunks keep things happening though - this week the bands play a double-header at Sharkys. As disseminated in an earlier post - don't forget to get involved in their video production if you are coming down.

Classic Rock will be performed by Rock Xpress at the Memphis Pub this Saturday when Bona and the boys play a selection from Dire Straits, Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, Eric Clapton and much more. Truly one of Phnom Penhs best and most consistent venues with some of the best performances you can get in live music here - well worth catching it.

For the more classically inclined, there is the Sunday evening performances put on by the Art+ Foundation at MetaHouse. They will be performing masterpieces by J.S. Bach and contemporaries.

There will be live music a-plenty coming up  as well with the Cambodian Space Project  returning to Phnom Penh after a great tour of France. They played to a rousing reception by a packed audience at their last gig in Paris and are already in the throws of organizing a return tour next year. This will be after their trips to Vietnam, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Australia. Cool! The band is also looking at a series of live gigs over the next couple of months in Phnom Penh - including the launch of the 7" vinyl single. The band will be playing at a bar opposite La Patate 1 on Street 5 - sorry the name eludes me this Friday followed in subsequent weeks by gigs at Le Lotus Blanc, Maxines (Snowy's Bar), the Alley Cat, Equinox and several others. Also, look for the band along the riverfront on occassions as they bring out their battery powered amps across the street from La Croisette. The band will also be working on the release of their first album - due out in November.

Also on the cards will be the return of the hugely popular Mekong Pirates. This band will be in the studio this month and next also, recording their first album. That will be a much anticipated release. How the Phnom Penh live music scene has developed over the past 18 months.

There is a new band set to emerge also. Known as Cartoon Emo they play a collection of their own material - thrash / Indie rock and consist of entirely of young Cambodian blokes. Great to see this sort of stuff emerging - creative stuff from  Cambodian youth, and moving away from the sugary, poppy, love-song crap. This,  combined with the great work of KlapYaHandz and Tiny Toones, means the live music scene over the next few years is looking a lot more creative and inspiring.

There is something slightly more than a rumor that says there may be 1 or 2 music festivals happening this year around the middle to the end of October and also November. Keep tuned for more details.

Here's this weeks gig guide.

Live Music Gigs
  1. Friday 3-Sep-2010 at 8:00PM ~ Cambodian Space Project on Street 5 near La Patate 1
  2. Saturday 4-Sep-2010 at 9:00PM ~ Lazy Jazz Drunks and the Teaner Terners at Sharkys [MORE INFO]
  3. Saturday 4-Sep-2010 at 10:00PM ~ Night of Classic Rock with Rock Express at the Memphis Pub[MORE INFO]
  4. Sunday 5-Sep-2010 at 7:00PM  ~ Matthias Diener (violoncello), Anton Isselhardt (flute) and Daisy Kim (oboe) at the MetaHouse [MORE INFO]
DJ Gigs
  1. Thursday 2-Sep-2010 ~ DJ Gang and DJ Blue at the Riverhouse Lounge [MORE INFO]
  2. Friday 3-Sep-2010 ~ DJ Jimmy Salsa Explosion at the FCC Phnom Penh [MORE INFO]
  3. Friday & Saturday 3 & 4-Sep-2010 ~ DJ Marc Hype (Berlin) and Jim Dunloop (Berlin), DJ DSK (UK) and Tiny Toones (Cambodia) at Pontoon [MORE INFO]
  4. Saturday 4-Sep-2010 ~ DJ Tech 12 and MC Hydrophonics at the Riverhouse Lounge [MORE INFO]
  5. Saturday 4-Sep-2010 ~ DJ Rat and DJ Rock jn at the Do It All Club [MORE INFO]
  6. Saturday 4-Sep-2010 ~ DJ  Kakada, DJ Chet and DJ B and Elements Night Club
Coming Up
  • Cartoon Emo at the MetaHouse
  • Bum N Draze at Sharky Bar Halloween
  • Lost Highway at Sharky Bar [MORE INFO]
  • African Music at the Do It All Club
  • Expresso Thmei at Le Lotus Blanc  [MORE INFO]
  • Cambodian Space Project at Maxines (Snowy's Bar) [MORE INFO]
  • Kheltica at the FCC Phnom Penh [MORE INFO]
  • Lost Highway at the FCC Phnom Penh [MORE INFO]
  • DJ Illest and DJ Marco at The Quay Hotel [MORE INFO]
  • DJ Emanual at Pontoon [MORE INFO]
  • Eastern Jazz Brigade at Equinox [MORE INFO]
  • DJ Shortkut at Pontoon [MORE INFO]
    Cheers and see you around the traps !

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