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Gig Guide - Thursday the 24th of March, 2011


Another full weekend of music a-commin' your way with no less than 11 gigs this Friday and 7 on Saturday. Not only that, but there are gigs listed in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Kep, Sihanoukville as well as Prey Veng and Kratie - outrageous!

The Kratie gig is the debut of local expat band the Kratie Scratch Band featuring Karl Gerner on the harmonica. It is a long and much anticipated wait for these guys and promises to be a totally great night at the best restaurant in town - Red Sun Falling. The Prey Veng gig will happen in about three weeks during Khmer New Year - on the night of the 16th of April - when Srey Thy's village will put on their annual party and host to the Cambodian Space Project. Stay tuned in future editions for more details.

Equinox continue their bi-weekly swing show tonight as the Phnom Penh Pswingers kick off their Big Swing Out Weekend. This 4-day event has always been a totally great time for the participants and promises to be a wild weekend of swing dancing. Having played for the PPPSwings previously I can personally recommend it as a great night for any blokes out there as the club is full of gorgeous women. The Bayon Blues will feature in their Blues Cruise on Friday evening.

Dan Ögren plays with the Lazy
at Penhstock II
Tonight is a sad night. Tonight will possibly see the final performance of the mainstays of the expat live-music scene in Cambodia - the "Swedish Ambassador", the Mr. Music of Cambodia, Dan Ögren. Dan has played with just about every expat-band in town - including The Hellhounds, Little Duke and the Mekong Blues Messengers, the Cambodian Space Project, Soren Borch and the Dudley Do-Rights, the Hot Strings Jazz Club, the Uke Dukes, the Phnom Penh Hippie Orchestra, and the Lazy Drunks to name but a few. A highly skilled and creative musician who totally loves his trade and all those who are lucky enough to have his respect. He has always been there whenever someone needed a bass player, drummer, or keyboards or for some backing vocals. Dan's plans involve getting on a yacht to sail the waters around Europe - pulling the ropes and strumming the strings. You can keep up with Dan at his blog (http://www.myspace.com/renaramadan). You can wish Dan well on his new ventures at his final performance tonight at Paddy Rice's Electric Eclectic Limelight Jukebox Jam where his talents just shine with D'Sco: The Geckos of Love.

There are several other special gigs that are also on this weekend - including the fundraiser hosted by the Memphis Pub in aid of Krousar Thmey's 20th Anniversary. It will feature Srey Nuch together with Bona Thiem and the boys from Rock Xpress. Additionally a new venue comes online now with Mao's hosting 2 gigs over the weekend - DJ Coolsam on Friday night and Holiday in Cambodia on Saturday. This relatively new music venue on the corner north of the Night market and will hopefully manifest into a great new venue for us to enjoy our weekly music buffet. Get there and support them.

The Teaner Terners return to Equinox this weekend. The band has delayed the release of their new album - probably by about 1 month. It will be a 2-volume set of original songs with both volumes being released separately, online and in hard-copy, during two separate gigs that promise to be a huge show for all followers of the band.

Another great gig this weekend for lovers of classic Chicago blues should be Little Duke and the Mekong Blues Messengers on Saturday night at Sharkys. Also look out for a totally great series of gigs coming up at this venue for April - including Pussy and the Learjets and the Cambodian Headbangers Ball - as Dave, Ross and the boys ramp up the volume and present some of the Kingdoms best Khmer original rock bands.

One last thing is for me to point you in the direction of Ethnomite Pux who is a local experimental sound and vision artist. Some of the work they have on offer can be seen here: http://www.myspace.com/ethnomitepux.

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 24-Mar-2011
  • 7:300PM ~  CARMEN flamenco (now fully booked) at Le Jardin   [MORE INFO
  • 8:00PM ~  Sycé Swing at Equinox [MORE INFO] 
  • 8:00PM ~   D'Sco: The Geckos of Love's One Last Stand at the  Electric Eclectic Limelight Jukebox Jam at Paddy Rice [MORE INFO] 
Friday 25-Mar-2011
  • 7:00PM ~ DJ Illest and DJ Marco at Chow [MORE INFO]
  • 7:00PM ~ The Bayon Blues on the Big Swing-Out Weekend Blues Cruise [MORE INFO
  • 8:30PM ~ Tree at the Velkommen Inn [MORE INFO
  • 8:30PM ~ Superbad at the FCC Phnom Penh [MORE INFO
  • 8:30PM ~ Srey Nuch and Rock Express at the Memphis Pub [MORE INFO
  • 8:30PM ~ Holiday in Cambodia at Paddy Rice [MORE INFO
  • 8:30PM ~ Oscar's Band at Sharkys [MORE INFO
  • 8:30PM ~ Kratie Scratch Band at Red Sun Falling in Kratie  [MORE INFO]
  • 9:00PM ~ DJ D'Zier and MC Dakotaa Jade at the Riverhouse Lounge [MORE INFO]
  • 9:00PM ~ DJ Coolsam at Mao's [MORE INFO]
  • 9:00PM ~ Eddy Frampton at Pontoon [MORE INFO]
Saturday 26-Mar-2011
  • 6:30PM ~ The Phnom Penh Hippie Orchestra at Malibu in Kep [MORE INFO]
  • 8:30PM ~ Superbad at the FCC Phnom Penh [MORE INFO
  • 8:30PM ~ Big Time at the V-Lounge Bar in Sihanoukville [MORE INFO
  • 8:30PM ~ The Teaner Terners at Equinox [MORE INFO
  • 8:30PM ~ Holiday in Cambodia at Mao's [MORE INFO]  
  • 8:30PM ~ Little Duke and the Mekong Blues Messengers at Sharkys [MORE INFO]   
  • 8:30PM ~ Mahalo and Friends at Molly Malones in Siem Reap
  • 8:30PM ~ Tommy Nick and the Bluesberry Jam Show at the Silk Garden in Siem Reap [MORE INFO]
  • 9:00PM ~ Ghetto Blasters at Pontoon [MORE INFO]
Sunday 27-Mar-2011
  • 4:00PM ~ Mr Nû at Le Jardin [MORE INFO]
  • 5:00PM ~ Bayon Blues at Maxines (Snow's Bar) Closing Down Party  [MORE INFO]
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011
  • 8:30PM ~ Acoustic Sessions at the Setsara [MORE INFO]

Coming Up
  • The Teaner Terners at Sharkys [MORE INFO
  • Leeroy Thornhill and Goldie at Pontoon [MORE INFO]
  • Bert Bevans at Pontoon [MORE INFO]
  • The Phnom Penh Hippie Orchestra at Equinox [MORE INFO]
  • Pussy and the Learjets at Sharkys [MORE INFO]
  • Holiday in Cambodia at Paddy Rice [MORE INFO]
  • Little Duke and the Mekong Blues Messengers at Paddy Rice
  • Holiday in Cambodia at Sharkys [MORE INFO]
  • Pussy and the Learjets and the Stiff Little Punks at Sharkys [MORE INFO]
  • Pilgrim, Anti-Fate, and Sliteng XXII at the Cambodian Headbangers Ball at Sharkys [MORE INFO]
  • The Cambodian Space Project at Srey Thy's Home Village in Prey Veng  [MORE INFO]
  • The Lazy Drunks at Frog & Shamrock [MORE INFO]

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