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Gig Guide - Thursday the 20th of January, 2011


Back from a sojourn in the Philippines and happy to return to a new, vibrant and happening scene in the land of smiles and wrong-way drivers. Hope everyone had a great New Years and looking forward to a bigger and better 2011.

Already there are several new bands to the music scene here with the introduction of Soren Borch and The Dudley Do-Rights, who I believe have played a couple of times already around the traps - such as Setsara and Paddy Rice. Studio 182 have welcomed back Jus' Cynthia who will put on a special performance this Friday with blues harmonica maestro Mr. Nash. These two, together with the Studio 182 house band, will present a night of classic blues tunes from Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Ray Charles, T.Bone Walker and more.

There is also the new swing ensemble, Sycé Swing, who will be playing at Equinox tonight as a backdrop for the Phnom Penh Swings dance club - well worth getting down if you are looking for a place to meet a lot great people and get your feet moving to a to a great sound.

The sound of "rythym and greens" inundates the gig guide this week as El Dealbreakers tour the country. They have been playing Kep, Kampot and Sihanoukville this past week and will come to Phnom Penh this weekend to first play at the FCC Phnom Penh on Friday and Saturday nights and then also an earlier sunset gig at Maxines (Snows Bar) on Sunday evening. It will be worth catching this band at least a couple of times. If you can't get to see them this weekend then they will also play a few gigs next weekend (and some possibly in-between - stay tuned). 

Another gig to get to this weekend will be at Equinox for their 5th Anniversary Party which will occur on Saturday night. This will feature the totally great Bayon Blues trio who will perform a collection of traditional blues songs. They are fronted by the totally clear melodies extolled through the vocals of Kristen Rasumussen and the wonderful roots finger-picking and slide from Jonas Hastings. They will start the party at 7:00PM and will be followed as 9:00PM by KlapYaHandz and DJ Gang who will really get the place happening. These DJs will be joined by famous hip-hop artists Makinen and with members of Los Poporks - so it should prove to be a totally outrageously great party night.

After the Equinox party it will be possible for you to head down to the brand new Pontoon venue on Street 172. The house will be most definitely packed for this one with Akill the MC (j5) touting the beats. The venue will have their grand re-awakening tonight also with DJ Gang, DJ Blue and DJ Illest at the Back wid a Bang party - should be HUUUUUGE!

For a those of you with a more laid-back appeal you can catch the  Jazz for Kids at Le Jardin on Sunday or the classical music events on at MetaHouse on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 

All-in-all it should be another great weekend of great live music and DJ gigs so get out there and have a great time. Here's this week's gig guide.

Live Music Gigs

Thursday 20-Jan-2011  
  • 8:00PM ~ The Electric Eclectic Limelight Jukebox Jam at Paddy Rice   [MORE INFO]
  • 8:30PM ~ El Dealbreakers at Pagoda Rocks in Sihanoukville [MORE INFO]
  • 8:30PM ~ Sycé Swing at Equinox [MORE INFO]
Friday 21-Jan-2011  
  • 8:00PM ~ Sonny Thet at the MetaHouse  [MORE INFO]
  • 8:30PM ~ El Dealbreakers at the FCC Phnom Penh  [MORE INFO]
  • 8:30PM ~ Lost Highway at Sharkys  [MORE INFO]
  • 8:30PM ~ Kheltica at Paddy Rice  [MORE INFO]
  • 9:00PM ~ Jus' Cynthia and Mr. Nash at Studio 182  [MORE INFO]
Saturday 22-Jan-2011  
  • 7:00PM ~ Bayon Blues, special guests from Los Poporks and Makinen (Swedish Hip-Hop) at Equinox  [MORE INFO]
  • 7:00PM ~ Fine Classical Music at MetaHouse  [MORE INFO]
  • 8:30PM ~ El Dealbreakers at the FCC Phnom Penh  [MORE INFO]
Sunday 23-Jan-2011  
  • 4:00PM ~ Jazz for Kids at Le Jardin  [MORE INFO]
  • 6:00PM ~ Opera Night at MetaHouse  [MORE INFO]
  • 6:00PM ~ El Dealbreakers at Maxines (Snow's Bar) [MORE INFO]
Wednesday 26-Jan-2011
  • 8:30PM ~ Acoustic Sessions at the Setsara [MORE INFO]  

DJ Gigs

Thursday 20-Jan-2011  
  • 10:00PM ~ DJ Gang, DJ Blue and DJ Illest at the Back wid a Bang at Pontoon [MORE INFO]
Friday 21-Jan-2011  
  • 10:00PM ~ Feral aka McKinky and Dandanbeck at Pontoon [MORE INFO]
Saturday 22-Jan-2011  
  • 9:00PM ~ KlapYaHandz and DJ Gang at Equinox  [MORE INFO]
  • 10:00PM ~ Akill the MC (j5), HydroPhonics, DJ Tech 12 and Tiny Toones at Pontoon [MORE INFO]
  • 10:00PM ~ DJ KKB at the Riverhouse Lounge [MORE INFO]
Coming Up
  • Bayon Blues at Paddy Rice and the FCC Phnom Penh [MORE INFO]
  • El Dealbreakers at 3Rivers [MORE INFO], the Chinese House [MORE INFO], Paddy Rice [MORE INFO]
  • DJ Illest and DJ Marco at Chow [MORE INFO] 
  • Kheltica at the FCC Phnom Penh  [MORE INFO]
  • Sycé Swing, El Dealbreakers and the Mekong Pirates at the Agenda Special Party at CCF [MORE INFO]
  • The Phnom Penh Hippie Orchestra at the Equinox  [MORE INFO]
  • Captain Jack at the The Cavern and Sharkys
  • Soren Borch and The Dudley Do-Rights at Sharkys and Paddy Rice
  • Penhstock 2011 at Sharkys 
  • The Teaner Terners at Sharkys 
  • Captain Jack at The Cavern  [MORE INFO]  
  • Holiday in Cambodia at Paddy Rice  [MORE INFO]
Cheers and see you around the traps !

1 comment:

  1. SO glad my friend just shared this blog with me. Can't wait to get into your weekly gig updates. Much needed in the PP scene.

    Looking forward to KlapYaHandz at Equinox, going to awesome.

    Thanks Ted :)


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