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Gig Guide - Thursday the 3rd of February, 2011


Bucket loads of videos emanating from across the web in the direction of Sharkys Penhstock II festival last weekend. The pick of the bunch in my opinion has to be Devo's Mongoloid as performed by The Stiff Little Punks (click the image below). The performance from the
band totally picked the energy up and set the tempo for the rest of the weekend. A stack more videos from the weekend are available at the URL http://www.youtube.com/user/SharkyBarBoss and are provided by the boys from Sharkys. Photos also abound from the three day festival and I have have scattered a few throughout this weeks blurb.

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One not to miss this weekend will be the inagural Kep Beach Festival. The line-up promises a totally cool time as the grandfather of Khmer music, the Ray Charles of Cambodia, Kong Nai and his son Kong Boran performs at sunset on the beach in Kep.

This will be preceded, and followed, by line-up of local and international DJs, including:
DJ Antaro, DJ Hoxup, and DJ Ste. There will also be a dance performance by the Khmer Cultural Development organization featuring 30 children from Kampot plus a special performance by the sensationally cool professors of Khmer thrash rock Cartoon Emo. Also look out for a totally danceable repetoire outlayed by  Professor Kinski & MC Curly at around 9:30PM. Cool!

I believe, as many others do, that 2010 will go down as an auspicious year for the local/expat music scene in Cambodia because there has been such a huge expansion and diversification in all aspects.  One of the most important aspects is the fact that a large number of the bands are performing original material.

The year saw the emergence of the Khmer 60's space rock outfit the Cambodian Space Project plus a number of indie-thrash-punk rock bands in the form of the Teaner Terners, Bum N Draze, Cartoon Emo the Stiff Little Punks, and The Choppers. There has also been huge emergence of the local-international hip-hop, electonic music scene from people such as Tiny Toones,  Professor Kinski & MC Curly and Klapyahandz. Combine that with the reggae-funk-French influence of Los Poppork and the Mekong Pirates and you can see that there is a great basis to conclude that there is something very special about what is happening here. 

This is also evidenced by the fact that within the next few months the local music scene will see the release of no less than 5 new albums from local bands. These being from bands such as Tiny Toones, the Teaner Terners, the Cambodian Space Project, and Professor Kinski & MC Curly - all of which will add to the songs already released by Bum N' Draze (who are entering their 8th year and take the mantel as the Kingdoms longest running original expat band).
The first of these album releases will occur at MetaHouse this Saturday at 8:00PM. It will be the album Generation Z by Tiny Toones. It should be a great party as the new album will be performed plus there will be new video clips, T-shirts and auctions, as well as (of course) your chance to be one of the first to pick up an authentic master copy of the new album.

For this weeks download I will point you in the direction of another great local ensemble? These are some of the songs from  Soren Borch & the Dudley Do-Rights and they can be listened to here: http://sites.google.com/site/thedudleydorights/home/free-mp3s . Enjoy them as you type ;o) !

  1. Ian Rowlett Anderson fronts the Stiff Little Punks with David Maybe on guitar on Fridays night at Penhstock II
  2. Lou Depryck performs the classic 70s punk song Ca Plane Pour Moi which sold over 24 million copies worldwide and of which he is the original singer and songwriter at Sharkys on Friday at Penhstock II (photo courtesy Sharky Bar)
  3. Kristen Rasmussen belts out another awsome vocals performance with the band Little Duke & the Mekong Blues Messengers on Saturday at Penhstock II (photo courtesy of The Bleyesman)
  4. Melanie leads the band Squishy through their totally ecelectic and unique renditions of alternative rock at Penstock II on Sunday (photo courtesy of The Bleyesman)
  5. The lead guitarist of Cartoon Emo takes the audience through some outrageuosly cool guitar licks on Sunday at Penhstock II (Photo courtesy of The Bleyesman)
  6. Dan Ögren steps all over the fret board with the Lazy Drunks on Saturday at Penhstock II  (Photo courtesy of The Bleyesman)
  7. The Uke Dukes wow the crowd with a selection of songs played on a collection of ukeleles on Sunday at Penhstock II   (Photo courtesy of The Bleyesman) 
Here's this weeks gig guide. Cheers and see you around the traps.

  Live Music and DJs Gig Guide of Cambodia
                        = Live music                     = DJ Gigs
Thursday 3-Mar-2011
  • 8:00PM ~ The Electric Eclectic Limelight Jukebox Jam at Paddy Rice   [MORE INFO]
  • 8:00PM ~ Laura Mam and The Like Me's and KlapYaHandz at the Parkway Studios [MORE INFO
  • 8:30PM ~ Music Buddies at Sharkys  [MORE INFO]
Friday 4-Mar-2011
  • 6:00PM ~ Dr. House, DJ Achaya and DJ Foley at the Titanic Port [MORE INFO]
  • 8:30PM ~ Soren Borch and The Dudley Do-Rights at Paddy Rice  [MORE INFO] 
  • 8:30PM ~ Octopus at La Croisette [MORE INFO] 
  • 8:30PM ~ The Cambodian Space Project at Equinox [MORE INFO]    
  • 9:00PM ~ Mr Brown and Mr Black and DJ Santino at the Heart of Darkness [MORE INFO]
  • 9:00PM ~ DJ Darren Mac at the Pontoon [MORE INFO]
Saturday 5-Mar-2011
  • 2:30PM ~ Kep Beach Festival in Kep [MORE INFO]
  • 6:00PM ~ The Dumpster Chorale at Gasolina [MORE INFO
  • 6:00PM ~ Laura Mam and the Like Me's at Koh Pich [MORE INFO]
  • 8:00PM ~ Mr. Nû at the FCC Phnom Penh [MORE INFO
  • 8:00PM ~ Tiny Toones Album Launch at the MetaHouse [MORE INFO]
  • 8:30PM ~ Lost Highway at Sharkys [MORE INFO]
  • 9:00PM ~ DJ Octo at Pontoon [MORE INFO
  • 9:30PM ~ The Fumes at Le Liban [MORE INFO]
Monday 7-Mar-2011
  • 9:00PM ~ DJ Star and DJ Gang at the Riverhouse Lounge [MORE INFO]

Tuesday 8-Mar-2011
  • 7:00PM ~ Live Classical Music at the MetaHouse [MORE INFO]
  • 9:00PM ~ Octopus at Paddy Rice [MORE INFO] 
Wednesday 9-Mar-2011
  • 8:30PM ~ Acoustic Sessions at the Setsara [MORE INFO]
Coming Up
  • Soren Borch and The Dudley Do-Rights at Sharkys [MORE INFO]
  • Little Duke and the Mekong Blues Messengers at Equinox [MORE INFO]
  • The Bayon Blues on the Big Swing-Out Weekend Blues Cruise
  • Swackhammer at the FCC Phnom Penh [MORE INFO]
  • Phil & Ritchy at the FCC Phnom Penh [MORE INFO]
  • Bad Neighbors at the FCC Phnom Penh [MORE INFO]
  • Superbad at the FCC Phnom Penh [MORE INFO
  • DJ Lefty at Chow [MORE INFO
  • DJ Illest and DJ Marco at Chow [MORE INFO
  • G-Rom at Pontoon [MORE INFO]
  • DJ Anan at the Riverhouse Lounge [MORE INFO]
  • DJ DSK and Jose Castillo at Pontoon [MORE INFO] 

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