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Gig Guide - Thursday the 22nd of December, 2011


No prizes for guessing the theme of many gigs around the traps this week. Yes, it's the "festive season" and sparkling snow-covered Christmas trees (and the likes) adorn the storefronts of the many of commercial enterprises scattered throughout the major urban centers in tropical Cambodia. If your family celebrates Christmas then don't forget to, at least, make a call home and wish everybody the best for the day, together with much thoughtful happiness for the coming year. As we all delve into the uncertain future let us all keep our minds on the value of remembering the things that are important to the people we love as well as the things that are important to all the people who share the world with us.

I am happy to report that on Friday at the Cadicllac Bar there will be some real live Montanans in the capital who will bring the best of their music. You will be able to poke them with a stick and ask them to play songs for you. Should be a totally refreshing and enjoyable gig.

The GTS Jazz Mesh crop up three times in this weeks gig-guide as they entertain the Christmas revelers at the Sofitel Lobby and K-West.

Equinox brings you a special Christmas gift in the form of hard-rockin' Khmer bands. On Saturday they will feature the full-on, Khmer-metal-rock of  AntiFate and Sliten6ix.

Earlier the same night Ritchy & Phil will bring you a Latin Christmas at the new Latin Quarter in Daun Penh. They will be putting on a live music show followed by a slice of Latino DJing - bending towards the Salsa-side of things. Cool!

The Teaner Terners gig at Sharkys had to be canceled this week due to the venue celebrating their 16th Anniversary a little too much last week. The venue will be up and pumping again soon. The band will be playing at The Cavern on the 7th and at Equinox on the 21st of next month. Also coming up, a collaborative gig at Equinox between Indradevi and Professor Kinski! Watchout for this one!

Another special mention about our new sponsors - the Velkommen Backpackers. They will be starting to have live music on a regular basis in 2012. They start the gigs with a performance by Tree - one of the capitals most sought after ballad-singers and a great favorite of the Khmer ladies. He will be performing on the 7th of January. The venue is located on Street 144, close to the riverfront and offers $1.00 beers, good cheap pizza and comfortable, low-cost rooms.

News also this week of Krom releasing the latest offering from their album. “The Ying, a krom song," was written by Christopher Minko and has been set to a montage of the vivid paintings by Noir artist Chris Coles. The lyrics for "The Ying" incorporate words and phrases from the writings of Noir author/novelist Christopher G. Moore from his "Smile" series (CG Moore: The "Calvino" and "Smile" series - http://www.cgmoore.com/). A fruitful collaboration between 3 Noir artists. Totally mellow, totally unique - you can get into the piece below.

Another great video can be seen at Vimeo, which was taken at the MetaHouse gig last week with Conrad Keely, Amanda Bloom and the Kampot Playboys. It was a totally enjoyable gig and the video below is a taste of what was on offer.

Also, be sure to get some of the latest mixed tracks from the local DJing maestro DJ Illest. His latest extended track mix is available here: http://soundcloud.com/dj-illest94/illest-pontoon-cp5-mixtape

From Ted and I here in the back streets of Phnom Penh, have a great Christmas weekend, be cool with each other and see you around the traps. Here's this weeks gig-guide.

Latest Gigs
Friday 23-Dec-2011
  • 8:00 PM ~ Alastair Bannerman at MetaHouse [MORE INFO]
  • 8:30 PM ~ The Montanans at Cadillac Bar [MORE INFO]
  • 10:00 PM ~ Digital Punks at Pontoon [MORE INFO]
Saturday 24-Dec-2011
  • 7:00 PM ~ GTS Jazz Mesh at Sofitel Lobby [MORE INFO]
  • 7:00 PM ~ Ritchy & Phil at Latin Quarter [MORE INFO]
  • 7:30 PM ~ Scoddy at Lotus Blanc [MORE INFO]
  • 9:00 PM ~ DJ Marco Anthony, Digital Punks, DJ Black and DJ Brown at Heart of Darkness [MORE INFO]
  • 9:00 PM ~ Lazy Drunks and BigTime at Led Zephyr in Kampong Som [MORE INFO]
  • 9:00 PM ~ DJ Illest and DJ Gang at Pontoon [MORE INFO]
  • 9:00 PM ~ Sliten6ix and Anti-Fate at Equinox [MORE INFO]
Sunday 25-Dec-2011
  • 11:00 AM ~ GTS Jazz Mesh at Sofitel Lobby [MORE INFO]
  • 6:30 PM ~ GTS Jazz Mesh at K-West [MORE INFO]
  • 8:00 PM ~ Totally Resurrectedat Ream National Park in Kampong Som [MORE INFO]
Tuesday 27-Dec-2011
  • 9:00 PM ~ DJ DTonn at Silk Garden in Siem Reap [MORE INFO]
Wednesday 28-Dec-2011
  • 9:00 PM ~ DJ Edwardowski at X-Bar in Siem Reap [MORE INFO] 

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