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Gig Guide - Thursday the 31st of May, 2012


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The CCF treats all lovers of the finer side of live music to guitar prodigy Thibaul Cauvin this Friday at the Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra. Thibaul starting learning guitar from his father at the age of 6. After studying at the Bordeaux and Paris conservatories he started playing and touring internationally. He has now played over 1000 concerts on every continent in the world. Not a bad achievement for a 27 year old. Please note that if you want to buy the $10 tickets then they are only available at the Media library of the Institut Français du Cambodge or Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra. See last week's gig guide for a posted video of this performer.

Friday night also offers Siem Reap a special concert at the X-Bar as Dr. JP (ex Dr. JP & the Nurses) will play a couple of great sets of French rock followed by a great 50s and 60 Khmer Rock DJ mix by DJ Edwardowski. Should be very cool. Also catch The Fumes at Equinox as they present their School's Out gig

Saturday night at Equinox will be very special indeed as the totally popular and totally energetic Mekong Pirates reform for one night only. This band was one of the 'hugest' bands in the local scene from about 2009 to 2011 - filling venues wherever they played. It will be the first time they have played together since their gig at the Gasolina early last year. This 13-piece band always offers a great show and I totally urge all fans to get there as well as people who have never seen them before.

On Saturday night also, a special one-off gig featuring Dr. Krach, Stonewall and Astra-Nova will take place. This will also feature Dr. JP who has brought his band over from Thailand. The band will play two completely different sets. The first set (Dr. Krach) will showcase some of his original/Indie songs, while the second set (Stonewall) will feature a more black metal, punky set. Local rock band Astra-Nova will offer support to the gig as they were once all music students to JP. It should turn out to be an interesting evening of contrasting styles within the rock genre. Show starts at 8:30pm and finishes at 11:00pm. Totally cool!

Before those gigs, you might want to catch the Art of Fusion gig as performed by the Gabi Faja Trio at the Hotel Intercontinental. The $10.00 ticket will afford you a very rare performance of a fusion between the classical and jazz musical styles. The gig starts at 7:00PM.

The X-Bar also presents a musical quiz night in Siem Reap this Saturday night, followed by a DJ set by DJ Matoo and DJ Chase. Cool!

Please note that Pontoon will be closed this weekend from 12:00AM Friday night to 12:00AM Sunday night. Don't forget to check our Regular Gigs section to catch up with all the weekly regular happenings around the country. 

Heaps coming up in the next few weeks - especially at Equinox. I will leave you this week with a video from this venue and the band Durian, whom they hosted last weekend.

Also, a huge congratulations goes out to Srey Thy and Julien Poulson as they perform next to the River Thames in London as a lead up to the Olympic games. They will be part of the Bamboo Pearl Orchestra and peform with some of the regions biggest performers, including the SambaSunda Quintet. A video of this band follows.

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

Friday 1-Jun-2012
  • 7:00 PM ~ Thibaul Cauvin * at Phnom Penh Phokeethra
  • 9:00 PM ~ DJ Edwardowski and Dr. JP * at The X-Bar in Siem Reap
  • 9:00 PM ~ DJ DTonn and DJ Chase at The Cotton Club
  • 9:00 PM ~ The Fumes at Equinox
  • 9:00 PM ~ The Lazy Drunks at Sharkys
Saturday 2-Jun-2012
  • 7:00 PM ~ The Gabi Faja Trio at The Hotel InterContinental
  • 8:30 PM ~ Astra Nova, Dr. Krach * and Stonewall * at Sharkys
  • 9:00 PM ~ The Mekong Pirates at Equinox
  • 9:00 PM ~ DJ Chase and DJ Matoo at The X-Bar in Siem Reap
Coming Up
  • Phil Manning * at The FCC Phnom Penh 
  • Holliday in Cambodia at Equinox 
  • Dub Addiction at Equinox 
  • Durian at Equinox 
  • Sliten6ix and Anti-Fate at Equinox 
  • Kheltica at Paddy Rice 
  • DJ Bassbender, DJ Strike, Lefty Stryker, DJ Hey Zeus and DJ Ian G at Mao's 
  • The Golden Crew * at Pontoon 

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