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Live Music This Weekend - Friday 29th of January, 2010

The Cambodian Space Project and Ritchy & Phil are totally dominatig the live music scene this week with a total of 8 gigs coming up for the two bands over the next couple of weeks. The Hellhounds gigs at Sharkys have been extended for every Thursday in the month of February - anybody appreciating blues, cajun and a bit of twisted country should get down there.

I was speaking with Hong You this morning about Harkte amplifiers - he is thinking of importing them into the country. Being that they are going to fetch a relatively higher price tag, it will take some convincing for him to take the plunge. If you think it is a good idea then I suggest you pop your head into his shop and let him know. His place can be found on the map here.

This weeks Gig Guide
  • Tree Molsolf croons the audience again at the Velkommen Inn again this Friday starting around 8:30PM
  • The Cambodian Space Project will be Khmer-60's-rockin' the crowd at the MetaHouse tonight. The Meta is also putting on a number of other things - including a lucky draw.
  • The at Touk Bar & Restaurant will host the Stiff Little Punks - their brand of 70's English punk attracting bigger and bigger crowds.
  • The Cambodian Space Project will be hosting a special space mission to Otres Beach over the weekend. This will be a huge time as they play at a beach party to co-incide with the closing of some of the establishments along the beach front area. For anyone wishing to join them - blast off from Phnom Penh will be from outside La Croisette at 9:00PM Saturday morning
  • On Saturday there will also be a French Cabaret hosted by Ritchy & Phil at Chinese House starting around 8:30PM.
  • Ritchy & Phil play at Open Wine on Sunday. This is their Les Tontons Baraingueurs Acoustic Gypsy Swing Project. Open Wine  is located at Nº. 219, Street 19, behind the Royal Palace
  • The Hellhounds will begin a new series of gigs at Sharkys starting next Thursday. The series is  named the Scratch, Snort, and Drooling Blues Sessions
Coming Up
  • The Cambodian Space Project at La Croisette and Studio 184
  • Ritchy & Phil at FCC and Topaz
  • Little Duke and Television Ted imminent approach is just around the corner'
Cheers and see you around the traps !

Musical Equipment for Sale

Musical Equipment for Sale 

Noticed another posting on the classifieds of Bong Thom dot Com - not plugging the site - just thought it may be of interest. See http://www.bongthom.com/classifieds/ipgeClassDetails.asp?IDClass=94013

He has:
  • Digital Reference DR-LVX2 Unidirectional Dynamic Vocal Microphone with soft case - $50
  • Various mic and instrument cables, music stands, and connectors [TBD]
  • Korg Toneworks AX3G Amp Modelling signal processor - $50
  • Crybaby 535Q Wah Pedal (by Dunlop) - $75
He also has a computer + camera equipment. You will need to download the PDF file that he links to in his ad.

Cheers

Jobs for Musicians

The following is 2 jobs for musicians advertised on Bong Thom dot Com web site (BongThom-ID 20291) .

See
http://www.bongthom.com/jobs/ipgeJobDetails.asp?IDJob=20292 for more details:


-- Musician --

  • Vocational schools graduated and experiences related on-the-job are required
  • Proficiency of English songs is a must and others are advantages
  • Very good in English verbal and written
  • Knowledge of the theory and technique are required to perform works of music, singing, and entertainment
  • Knowledge of principle and methods for attracting, promoting, and selling beverage and services
  • Ability in maintenance of music instruments and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed
  • Ability to manage one’s own time and others
  • Ability to monitor performance of yourself, other individuals.Com to make improvement or take correct action
  • Very good personality, friendliness, and customer-service oriented

-- Singer --

  • Vocational schools graduated and experiences related on-the-job are required
  • Proficiency of English songs is a must and others are advantages
  • Very good in English verbal and written
  • Knowledge of the theory and technique are required to perform works of music, singing, and entertainment
  • Knowledge of principle and methods for attracting, promoting, and selling beverage and services
  • Ability in maintenance of music instruments and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed
  • Ability to manage one’s own time and others
  • Ability to monitor performance of yourself, other individuals to make improvement or take correct action
  • Very good personality, friendliness, and customer-service oriented

Live Music This Weekend - 21st of January, 2010

Another weekend of live music a-commin' your way from the Leng Pleng blog. It is now confirmed that the information in this gig guide will be incorporated into the Phnom Penh Post's 7-Days guide so please update me with any gig info as you see fit.

Happy to say that another spectacular band has burst onto the local music scene here with the introduction of Cacath & los Popork. They put on a great performance last week at Equinox's 4th birthday party - which turned out to be a great show - see http://phnompenhgigs.blogspot.com/2010/01/from-burger-fuelled-hounds-to-cake-for.html for more details. They play a rythmy, jazzy, bouncy mix and (as is becoming more the norm in the current local music scene), portray their sounds via a combination of mostly amplified acoustic plus electrified instruments - drums, acoustic guitar, trumpet, percussion. Classic!

This week there are two more international bands. Here is this weeks gig guide:
  1. The Hellhounds continue their Blue Cheese and Hellhounds Burger series at Sharky Bar tonight (Thursday) starting at 9:00PM. Their unmistakable sound and song selection coming to a place they like it to be now that Ross at Sharkys has his way with the sound equipment. Dan 'the Swedish Ambassador' Ögren (see Dan Ögren's Music Site) will be back in the line-up. Thanks to '12-Fingers' Dave for filling in during Dan's sojourn.
  2. Velkommen Inn will again host the dulcet, soothing, honey-flavored tones of Tree Molsolf on Friday starting at around 8:00PM.
  3. The Cavern continue to support the live music arena on Street 104 by hosting Shangri La. This is a later gig that starts at 10:00PM on Friday.
  4. Repris de Justesse from Switzerland are playing at Memphis Bar this Friday. This continues Memphis Bar's hosting of international acts so get down there and support them. Memphis not only hosts these guys but, as most of you will know, has one of the best constant live music shows in town. Well worth getting down there for dancers and musicians alike any night of the week.
  5. The Stiff Little Punks will make their debut solo gig (i.e.: not counting their appearance at Penhfest last last year) at Sharky Bar on Friday night. They were a premium act at said gig last time and hence expect a crowd - especially since the Joker Draw has finally been won.
  6. The FCC Phnom Penh once again are hosting Bad Neighbors. These guys come across from Vietnam and regularly play their big-sound, Latin-flavored dance-mix at the FCC. It is always a great show and often completely packs out the down stairs venue. They are playing there on Saturday night.
  7. Repris de Justesse also play at Sharky Bar this weekend. They will play on Saturday night and completes a treble of live music for the week at Sharky's. 
  8. The Cambodian Space Project continue to add more venues to their resume by playing on Australia Day at Snowy's Bar (i.e.: actually called Maxines). That will be Tuesday the 26th of January.Maxines is located on the other side of the river from Phnom Penh proper. To get there go across the Chroy Changva (Japanese) Bridge and take the first right on the other side, drive to the end then turn right again and then left at the river. It's about 100m up on the right-hand-side.
Coming Up:
  • Cambodian Space Project - Meta House, La Croisette, Studio 182
  • Little Duke and Television Ted's debut gig - stay posted.
Cheers and see you around the traps

Live Music This Weekend

Hi again,

Don't forget that a post-gig rundown can be viewed at Scott Bywaters blog Following The Applause. You can find links to are great array of photos and spiels of the gigs that were... - such as Penhstock from a couple of weeks ago and the Cambodian Space Project's blast into Prey Veng. You can see it at http://phnompenhgigs.blogspot.com/.

The coming weeks gigs follows:
  • The Stiff Little Punks are re-invigorating The Cavern and covering the place in the Union Jack and other paraphernalia. Starts late (9:45PM + ) on Thurday the 14-Jan-2010
  • The Riverhouse is hosting a party on Thursday also that includes DJ Jem K and percussionist Assambai
  • If you are looking for something more bluesy then The Hellhounds will be barkin' the blues in their Blue Cheese and Hellhounds Burger series at Sharkys. The band has 2 new web sites also - which can be seen at http://www.facebook.com//pages/The-Hellhounds/223155164403 and also http://stevegoodman.com/blog1/
  • Equinox is  celebrating their 4th birthday with a party featuring live music from Cacath & los Poporks. Don't know much about this line-up or the bands set-list as yet but will endevour to track it down. The party is on Friday 15-Jan-2010 and starts at 8:00PM
  • Tree is performing again on Friday at the Velkommen Inn on Street 104 starting at 8:30PM
  • The delightful sounds from Brittany will fill the Chinese House again on Friday as Kheltica come together again to treat us to wonderful music produced through acoustic instruments and authentic Celtic sounds.
  • Patrick and his unnameable friend will be at Barbados on Friday the 15th and Tuesday 19th
  • Ritchy & Phil a special funk & soul powered gig on Friday 15th January at the new Studio 182, It is located at182 Norodom Blvd.  
  • Lost Highway are up again from Sihanoukville and are playing both Friday and Saturday at Sharkys
Coming Up
  • Repris de Justesse at Memphis and Sharkys
  • Bad Neighbors at the FCC
  • Stiff Little Punks at Sharkys
I have it on good authority that Mispent Yooth will be returning from their winter sojourns in their respective homelands and will be playing at a bar near you soon.

Cheers and see you around the traps

    Music This Weekend - Wednesday 6th of January 2010

    Hi,

    There is more live music a-commin' your way this weekend. If you are lucky like me then you have a holiday tomorrow - hence the early gig guide this week.
    • Paul Benoit will be at Talkin to a Stranger this Thursday evening for an evening of blues / roots original music. It is also Roast Lamb night and therefore Derek is advising people to book ahead.
    • The Hellhounds start their Blue Cheese and Hellhounds Burger series this Thursday at Sharkys. They are really getting things toasted so get down there and grab a sample.
    • Patrick and his unnameable friend from the Philippines will do their ballad thang again this Friday at Barbados on Street 130. They play every Tuesday and Friday.
    • Tree plays again this Friday at the Velkommen Inn.
    • The Cambodian Space Project is causing quite a buzz around town and will be playing the more guitar-electrified Khmer 60's rock & roll at Meta House on Friday. Fronted by the beautiful Srey Thy and with Julian Paulson on guitar + other special guests and friends, this will be an early gig starting around 7:00PM so get down there straight after work. It will also be augmented by Khmer clarinet player Bun Hong as part of Meta House's 3rd birthday party celebration. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hr_WjxpLUVw for a great video from their capsule.
    • Billy Page is back in town and will be a-strummin' his acoustic guitar and getting the place a-hummin' at Sharkys on Saturday  and Sunday
    • Juram is across from Saigon and also brings his version of electrified acoustic rock and pop to Chow on Friday and the FCC on Saturday
    Coming Up
    • Kheltica at the Chinese House - 15th Jan.
    • Rithcy & Phil at Studio 182 - 15th Jan.
    • Stiff Little Punks at Touk - 15th Jan.
    • Mekong Pirates at the FCC - 16th Jan.
    • Repris de Justesse at the Memphis Bar - Jan. 22
    Cool ! See you around the traps!

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