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Gig Guide - Thursday the 25th of August, 2011


The DJ scene is definitely carrying us through this weekend as the live music scene takes another dip into the low season.

The only reprieve is the gig of the week which is happening at Equinox as they come back online with the return of international the hip-hop duo 12em & Raph for a one-night-only show. It is happening this Saturday night. Cool!

You might also want to try a new venue in town playing live music. It is the Red Orchid. They have a regular Friday and Saturday night gig from 8.30PM to 10.30PM (which apparently is open-mic-ish) and a Sunday session for expats 4pm till 6-ish. The Red Orchid is a nice intimate venue for cool tunes and is getting Karaoke together with western and Khmer music 7 days (somebody needs to sort-them out about that one !). The music currently features Brentus JP who is an Australian singer, songwriter, guitarist, vocalist, percussionist, didgerido-er. Playing mainly originals "Coffee Shop Rock " cross genre , jazz, blues, folk, country influences , celtic. Give it a try.

Pontoon are delivering us a totally special series of gigs with 3 international artists over the next few weeks. They definitely take the mantle as the #1 DJ scene over this period.

Plenty more coming up also as the Cambodian Space Project make a surprise, one-off return on their way back from London, England and then on to Australia. The show put on by Little Duke and the Mekong Blues Messengers on the FCC rooftop in a couple of weeks will be a totally awesome gig. If you have not seen this band before (and even if you have) then it is really worth getting down to see them. They are really a totally great outfit with a musicianship that is unique to this part of the world. Additionally, the wonderfully beautiful songs from singer-songwriter Amanda Bloom teams up with international poet Colin Cheney for Phnom Penh's Poetry Series and Open-Mic at the Java Cafe. All coming in the next few weeks.

Some people may definitely hate me for this next bit but here it is anyway. The following is a retro video remix by Super Simple Side Dish of a Teaner Terners' song It's the 80's. It was passed to me by Lance from the band a couple of weeks ago. If you listen to it then the words "What the #@$# is this $#@!#$^" may come into your mind. If you listen to it again then you the words "Yes, this is total #%^%$#" will also come into your head OR the single word "mmmmmmmmmm........" as you peruse the deeper meaning of the artists' work. If you listen to it a third time then you will be taken to a place inside your head that you would never have been to for years (you might not want to be there but it will take you there anyway) and an annoying riff will float around your head for the next couple of days - but anyway, that is the idea of an artist - to get inside your head. Enjoy it (or not) here:

Have a great weekend, be cool with each other and see you around the traps. Here's this week's gig-guide.

Latest Gigs

Thursday 25-Aug-2011
Friday 26-Aug-2011
  • 9:00PM ~ Musikero at Mao's [MORE INFO]
  • 9:00PM ~ Holliday In Cambodia at Paddy Rice [MORE INFO]
  • 9:00PM ~ DJ Rob Little and DJ Achaya at Pontoon [MORE INFO]
  • 11:00PM ~ DJIsland at the X-Bar in Siem Reap
Saturday 27-Aug-2011
  • 9:00PM ~ 12em & Raph* at Equinox [MORE INFO]
  • 10:00PM ~ DJ Rob Little and DJ B (Astrophysicals) at Harem Shisha Lounge [MORE INFO]
  • 10:00PM ~ DJ ND at Pontoon [MORE INFO] 
Coming Up
  • Little Duke and the Mekong Blues Messengers at The FCC Phnom Penh [MORE INFO]
  • The Cambodian Space Project at Mao's [MORE INFO
  • Amanda Bloom at the Phnom Penh's Poetry Series and Open-Mic at Java Cafe [MORE INFO]
  • DJ Skerrit Bwoy* at Pontoon [MORE INFO]
  • DJ Jimmy at the FCC Phnom Penh [MORE INFO]
  •  Eddie Halliwell* at Pontoon [MORE INFO]
  • DJ Rob Worner* at Pontoon [MORE INFO

Gig Guide - Thursday the 18th of August, 2011


Totally under the pump still so apologies for the brevity of this email. We are just starting to get to the other side of the low season so things are starting to pick up again.

Some great things on tonight with Paddy Rice having their one year anniversary of their Electric Eclectic Limelight Jukebox Jam. It should be a totally great night tonight - all musicians welcome to get there and play.

Also tonight, direct from New York City is Lottie Dah at The Score. Her debut came with the group Up Front featuring their mega-hit single “Infatuation,” which went on to sell two hundred fifty thousand copies. Should be huuuuuge !!!

Also new music and jam nights evrey Friday and Saturdays at the Red Orchid featuring Brentus JP - playing a great selection of accoustic songs - more on that next week.

Have a great weekend, be cool with each other and see you around th traps. Here's this weeks' gig-guide.

Latest Gigs

Thursday 18-Aug-2011
  • 8:30PM ~ Diego and Phil at Mao's [MORE INFO]
  • 9:00PM ~ Lottie Dah at The Score Bar [MORE INFO]
Friday 19-Aug-2011
  • 7:00PM 12th & Ralph, KlapYaHandz at NRG Warehouse [MORE INFO]
  • 7:00PM ~ The Ukes of Hazzard and Skip at French Cultural Center [MORE INFO]
  • 9:00PM ~ Teaner Terners at Mao's [MORE INFO]
  • 8:30PM ~ Diego and Phil at Meeting House
  • 8:30PM DJ Illest, Stryker Lefty and Marco Anthony at Pontoon [MORE INFO]
  • 9:00PM ~ DJ Dr. Wah Wah at Rubies Wine Bar [MORE INFO]  
  • 9:00PM ~ DJ Strike at X-Bar in Siem Reap
Saturday 20-Aug-2011
  • 9:00PM ~ Muikero at Mao's [MORE INFO]
  • 9:00PM ~ The Stiff Little Punks and The Anti-Fate at Sharkys [MORE INFO]
  • 9:30PM ~ Juram at The FCC Phnom Penh [MORE INFO]
Coming Up
  • Little Duke and the Mekong Blues Messengers at The FCC Phnom Penh [MORE INFO
  • Electro Lab at Harem Shisha Lounge [MORE INFO]
  • DJ Skerrit Bwoy at Pontoon [MORE INFO]
  • DJ ND at Pontoon [MORE INFO]

Gig Guide - Thursday the 11th of August, 2011

gLatest Gigs

Thursday 11-Aug-2011
  • 8:30PM ~ Diego and Phil at Mao's [MORE INFO]
Friday 12-Aug-2011
  • 8:30PM ~ Little Duke and the Mekong Blues Messengers at Paddy Rice [MORE INFO]
  • 8:30PM Musikero at Mao's [MORE INFO]
  • 9:30PM DJ Fred Jungo at Pontoon [MORE INFO]
Saturday 13-Aug-2011
  • 8:00PM ~ Warap at The FCC Phnom Penh [MORE INFO]
  • 10:00PM ~ KlapYaHandz at Mao's [MORE INFO]
  • 8:00PM ~ DJ D'Tonn & DJ Island at Aqua in Siem Reap [MORE INFO]
  • 9:30PM ~ DJ Solo at Pontoon [MORE INFO]
  • 10:00PM ~ Stryker Lefty and DJ Bassbender at Harem Shisha Lounge [MORE INFO]
Coming Up
  • Juram at The FCC Phnom Penh [MORE INFO]
  • DJ Illest, Stryker Lefty and Marco Anthony at Pontoon  [MORE INFO]
  • DJ Skerrit Bwoy at Pontoon  [MORE INFO]

Gig Guide - Thursday the 4th of August, 2011


Another weekend of live music coming your way from the inner-city, suburban hubs of Daun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

The Ukes of Hazzard have returned to Sharkys again. They had to cancel the show a couple of weeks ago due to unforeseen circumstance - they promise to make up for it this week. Definitely the pick of the shows on Friday night.

Your last chance to catch the Cambodian Space Project this weekend before the band heads off on yet another series of gigs around the world - including Thailand, France, England, Indonesia and Australia. This might be one of the last times you will be able to catch the band for a very long time so I urge you to get to Mao's on Saturday night. Also on Saturday night will be the second Cambodian Headbangers Ball at Sharkys featuring ANTI-fate, Sliten6ix, Millennium and Sub-Student. Cool!

Also a not-to-be-missed totally final show by Scott Bywater can be enjoyed next Wednesday evening at the Setsara Acoustic Sessions. This will be his absolutely last show before he leaves Cambodia for Europe. It is an open mic - so all musicians and associated riff-raff are urged to get there for one last stand.

It seems live music is coming to the end of an era with these two great last performances happening this week - so get out there and enjoy it. Have a great weekend, be cool with each other and see you around the traps. Here's this weeks' gig-guide.

Latest Gigs

Thursday 4-Aug-2011
  • 7:00PM ~ Shangri-La Band at Taste Cafe [MORE INFO]
  • 9:00PM ~ Musikero at Mao's [MORE INFO]
  • 8:00PM ~ Markus Gundermann * and Stephan Rahn * at MetaHouse  [MORE INFO]
Friday 5-Aug-2011
  • 7:00PM ~ The Ukes of Hazzard at Sharkys [MORE INFO]
  • 9:00PM ~ Musikero at Paddy Rice [MORE INFO]
  • 9:00PM ~ DJ Kid Fresh and Dr Lektroluv at Pontoon [MORE INFO]
  • 9:00PM ~ DJ D S N and Dr Bassbender at Pontoon [MORE INFO]
Saturday 6-Aug-2011
  • 8:00PM ~ The Cambodian Space Project at Mao's [MORE INFO]
  • 8:30PM ~ The ANTI-fate, Sliten6ix, Millennium & Sub-Student at Sharkys [MORE INFO]
Wednesday 10-Aug-2011
  • 8:00PM ~ Scott Bywater's Last Stand at the Acoustic Sessions at Setsara [MORE INFO]
Coming Up
  • Warapo at The FCC Phnom Penh [MORE INFO]
  • Juram at The FCC Phnom Penh [MORE INFO]
  • Little Duke and the Mekong Blues Messengers at Paddy Rice [MORE INFO]
  • DJ D'Tonn & DJ Island at Aqua in Siem Reap [MORE INFO]
  • KlapYaHandz at Mao's [MORE INFO]
  • DJ Illest, Stryker Lefty and Marco Anthony at Pontoon  [MORE INFO]

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