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Gig Guide - Thursday the 9th of February, 2012


A packed weekend this weekend with some very special gigs - so hold on tight for this weeks wrap of the local live music and DJ gigs.

The much anticipated return of local Blues-Rock legends Route 66 happens at several venues this weekend. Tonight they are playing at The Cavern, Friday at The Score and Saturday at The Red Orchid. It should be a very special series of gigs as the boys get together one more time now the LA Larry is back in town.

Most of you would have received our special email we sent yesterday of a special interview we spent with Jerry Joseph. If you did not receive it in your inbox then CLICK HERE to get the rundown. A very special man indeed with a very special couple of gigs this weekend. He plays, together with Frank Ruffolo, at Equinox this Friday and at the FCC Phnom Penh on Saturday night. Should be HUGE!

Friday also see international DJ artist Jaguar Skills hit town. This gig is at Pontoon and will start at 1:00AM. Jaguar Skills is not really known to me all that much because I am out of the loop in his regard but anyway he has just under 70,000 likes (!!!!) on his Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/djjaguarskills?sk=info) and is a regular DJ for BBC Radio One in England - so their is no doubting his popularity. By the way, if you feel like you have the 'skills' needed to do a weekly wrap of the local DJ scene in Cambodia then please contact me - we send out to more than 5,500+ people every week and we would really appreciate a proper wrap every week.

A totally special gig will happen on Saturday afternoon in Kampong Chhnang at about 55KM from Phnom Penh - in fact a Ka Ort Village, Kompong Tralach District, Kompong Chhnang Province (55km outside PP on National Road #5, take left turn at Sala Leek 5 Market). It is part of the Opening Doors Village Tour conducted by Marcel Crompvoets and involving Kong Boran, Conrad Keely and the Kampot Playboys. This tour has been happening since the 4th of February at various villages around southern Cambodia and aims to “bring the music to the people” who would not otherwise have access to live music or cultural activities. The tour culminates this weekend Ka Ort Village and will probably also include other special guest performers, such as Amanda Bloom. Very special gig indeed and worth the short trip out there to be part of it. A press release for the tour can be downloaded HERE.

Two more special gigs this weekend. The first will be the last of the final performances ever put together by Little Duke and the Mekong Blues Messengers at Sharkys. A great band with a totally talented and professional line-up. Get down there to send the band off. The second is the return of Phnom Penh Hippie Orchestra who will be playing at Equinox. Cool!

The week's gigs are wrapped up by Valentine's day specials on Tuesday at both Pontoon with DJ Illest and the Harem Shisha Lounge with DJ Alladin Sane. Also cool!

Also news this week of Krom's latest release ” Where are you?” featuring vocalist Sophea Chamroeun has premiered on two Cambodian TV stations - TV 5 and My TV - with the song now on the stations' regular play lists. Some of the contributers to the band are listed HERE.

The changes and updates to the Regular Gigs section of the Leng Pleng web site continues this week with news of Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at the Coolabah Hotel. Located near Ocheuteal Beach, just down the road from the Led Zephyr, the venue offers a swimming pool and mainly acoustic sets - Sundays featuring Billy Page. The Led Zephyr also has regular music - most nights with the totally professional trio Big Time and on Tuesdays with harmonica maestro James Cecil from Canada

Coming up next week in Sihanoukville don't miss this year's Khmarnaval street parade. A totally great spectacle organized by Bob Passion in support of the local street kids. This year it will feature two of the countries hottest fusion bands - Dub Addiction and the Kampot Playboys. Scccchhhhuuuuper cooool!

 OK, I will leave you this week with a couple of videos from the two said bands of the last paragraph. The first is Dub Addiction in a recent gig at Equinox. The second is the Kampot Playboys taken just a few days ago during their current tour.

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

Latest Gigs

Thursday 9-Feb-2012
  • 9:00 PM ~ Route 66 at The Cavern
Friday 10-Feb-2012
  • 9:00 PM ~ Lefty Stryker at The Cotton Club
  • 9:00 PM ~ Route 66 at The Score
  • 9:00 PM ~ Jerry Joseph * and Frank Ruffolo at Equinox
  • 9:00 PM ~ The Lazy Drunks at Sharkys
  • 11:30 PM ~ Jaguar Skills * at Pontoon
Saturday 11-Feb-2012
  • 6:00 PM ~ Amanda Bloom, Conrad Keely, Kampot Playboys and Kong Boran at Ka Ort Village in Kampong Chhnang
  • 8:30 PM ~ Jerry Joseph * and Frank Ruffolo at The FCC Phnom Penh
  • 9:00 PM ~ Route 66 at The Red Orchid
  • 9:00 PM ~ DJ Glaser * at The RiverHouse Lounge
  • 9:00 PM ~ DJ DTonn at The Silk Garden in Siem Reap
  • 9:00 PM ~ The Phnom Penh Hippie Orchestra at Equinox
  • 9:00 PM ~ Little Duke and the Mekong Blues Messengers at Sharkys
  • 10:00 PM ~ DJ Cyncity, DJ Dan Beck, DJ Bre and DJ Peanut at The Memphis Pub
  • 10:00 PM ~ DJ Illest at Pontoon
  • 11:00 PM ~ DJ Bassbender and DJ Stevie J at The Cotton Club
Tuesday 14-Feb-2012
  • 10:00 PM ~ DJ Alladin Sane at The Harem Shisha Lounge
  • 10:00 PM ~ DJ Illest at Pontoon
Coming Up
  • The Grass Snake Union at Equinox 
  • The Teaner Terners at Sharkys , Equinox 
  • Syse Swing at Le Moon 
  • Durian at The Memphis Pub 
  • GTS Jazz Mesh at Le Jardin 
  • Musikero at The Score , Equinox 
  • Billy Page at The FCC Phnom Penh 
  • DJ Jimmy Salsa at The FCC Phnom Penh 
  • Hydrophonics and DJ Tech 12 at Pontoon 
  • DJ Black, DJ Brown, DJ Kdep and DJ Gaga at The Heart of Darkness 
  • Marco Anthony, Rob Little, DJ Illest, DJ Juveris and Lefty Stryker at Pontoon 
  • Dub Addiction and Kampot Playboys at Khmarnaval in Sihanoukville 

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