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Gig Guide - Thursday the 17th of February, 2011

Hey,

Well it looks like the music scene here is going through transitional phase with some groups disbanding or moving outside the country while other evolve into something fresh or brand new bands coagulate from the eclectic mix of lone musicians. A showcase and celebration of the local live music scene is the annual Penhstock put on by Sharkys. In November 2009 the inaugural Penhstock showcased a total of 8 of the countries best expat bands - this month, with the emergence of Penhstock II, there will be over 18 bands! The festival will occur over three days on the 25th, 26th and 27th with 6 bands performing on each night. An un-ordered list of  the bands for each night is available on the Sharky blog at http://sharkybar.blogspot.com/2011/02/penhstock-ii-schedule.html.Stayed tuned for more next week.

Another great happening will occur in Kep on March 5th with the Kep Beach Festival. It will include a great DJ line-up playing a mix of African groove, soul, funk and more. Kong Nay - the grandfather of Khmer blues -  will also perform there as will 30 local orphans who will perform a mixture of Apsara, modern dancing and theatre. Should be a totally great event - look out for more news via this web site and http://www.kepbeachfestival.com/.

The Srey Thy and the Cambodian Space Project are set to return to Cambodia this coming week and will perform at Equinox on the 4th of March before heading off the Hong Kong (with Bong Sak) and the U.S. - cool! 

Equinox will also host Soren Borch and the Dudley Do-Rights this Saturday and will be definitely worth catching. They are an acoustic setup that play a totally danceable mix of blues, folk, country, bluegrass, gospel, jazz, rockabilly, and other forms of good-time upbeat music. Another danceable mix will also come from the 14-member Phnom Penh Hippie Orchestra which will perform at Sharkys on Saturday night.

Also, as an adjunct to last weeks post, I have it on good authority that you can currently catch Jimmy Baeck and his great saxophone licks on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at Studio 182.

Cheers and see you around the traps. Here's this weeks gig guide.

  Live Music and DJs Gig Guide of Cambodia
                        = Live music                     = DJ Gigs
Thursday 17-Feb-2011
  • 6:00PM ~ Sysé Swing and Professor Kinski at Le Camarguais [MORE INFO
  • 7:00PM ~ Mr. Nû at Le Café   [MORE INFO]
  • 8:00PM ~ The Electric Eclectic Limelight Jukebox Jam at Paddy Rice   [MORE INFO]
Friday 18-Feb-2011
  • 8:30PM ~ Octopus at The Score [MORE INFO]
  • 9:00PM ~ Manu at Paddy Rice  [MORE INFO]
  • 9:00PM ~ Marco Anthony, DJ Illest and DJ Lefty at Pontoon [MORE INFO]  
  • 9:00PM ~ VDJ Ta-Shi at the Hush Lounge [MORE INFO]  
Saturday 19-Feb-2011
  • 6:00PM ~ Octopus at Gasolina [MORE INFO]
  • 8:00PM ~ DJ Nam at the Kukuluku Beach Club in Kep [MORE INFO]  
  • 8:30PM ~ Soren Borch and The Dudley Do-Rights at Equinox [MORE INFO]
  • 8:30PM ~ The Phnom Penh Hippie Orchestra at Sharkys [MORE INFO]
  • 8:30PM ~ DJ Jimmy and Ariel Reyes at the FCC Phnom Penh [MORE INFO
  • 9:30PM ~ DJ Solo at the Pontoon [MORE INFO
  • 10:00PM ~ DJ D'Tonn at the X-Bar in Siem Reap [MORE INFO
Sunday 20-Feb-2011
  • 6:00PM ~ Route 66 at the The Local [MORE INFO]  
Wednesday 23-Feb-2011
  • 8:30PM ~ Acoustic Sessions at the Setsara [MORE INFO]  

Coming Up
  • Soren Borch and The Dudley Do-Rights at Paddy Rice  [MORE INFO] and Sharkys [MORE INFO]
  • Penhstock II at Sharkys  [MORE INFO
  • Warapo at the FCC Phnom Penh [MORE INFO 
  • Laura Mam and The Like Me's at the FCC Siem Reap [MORE INFO and Parkway Studios [MORE INFO
  • Octopus at the Equinox [MORE INFO], Khmarnaval [MORE INFO], The 252 [MORE INFO], La Croisette [MORE INFO], and Paddy Rice [MORE INFO]
  • Little Duke and the Mekong Blues Messengers at the Equinox and Sharkys
  • The Dumpster Chorale at Gasolina [MORE INFO]    
  • The Cambodian Space Project at Equinox [MORE INFO]     
  • DJ Saint Vincent at the Pontoon [MORE INFO
  • Professor Kinski at the Khmarnaval [MORE INFO]
  • Kep Beach Festival in Kep [MORE INFO
  • DJ Achaya at the Malis Restaurant [MORE INFO
  • Dr. House, DJ Achaya and DJ Foley at the Titanic Port [MORE INFO
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