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Gig Guide - Thursday the 23rd of August, 2012


In the middle of the low-season and still some great gigs on around the traps. That's what we like to see !!! Whoooo-hooo!

The return of the great sound of Stoned Again returns the Sharkys on Friday night. The totally classic sets of Rolling Stones covers as cavorted on the fretboard of James 'JJ' Jessup's guitar and the vocals of Karen 'Chick Jagger' McArthur has been sorely missed recently and, as such, expect a high energy, packed dance floor well into the night.

The Velkommen Backpackers is also a great place to be with the presentation of a brand new band - Sugar Daddy. These guys are highly experienced, enjoyable and talented guitar players and will play a range of rock & roll classics. With good, cheap and cold beer and affordable pizza and starting at 8:00PM, I recommend it as a good place to start your musical weekend.

With the success of the Jungle Dance in Kep last weekend, Dr. Wah Wah, DJ Moodydann and the Phat Controller bring their show to Phnom Penh and the 3Mangos guest house on Friday night. Cool!

On Saturday night there is a totally great selection too. The most auspicious of which will probably be at Equinox with classic fusion-Khmer tunes of the Kampot Playboys. They will be joined on stage by Conrad Keely in the form of a new ensemble named Rendezvous and I am told they will be playing an interesting and unusual collection of covers and also some Conrad's originals. Always something new and different from this venue. Totally cool!

Beforehand you may want to catch dinner with Rhiannon Johnson, Barry Speirs and Ritchy Boisson at The Red Apron for some good quality music, food and wine.

The DJ scene will be huuuuge on Saturday night with two great gigs. There will be the Digital Punks at The RiverHouse Lounge and DJ Tech 12 and the GhettoBlasters at Pontoon. Take your choice or flirt between the two - up to you ;o)

Skip Sutherland pops up on Sunday afternoon for your listening pleasure at the Green Vespa. Could be good for something a bit different.

I will leave you this week with a reminder about the great local web site called the Tuk-Tuk Sessions (http://www.tuktuksessions.com). This web site gathers together all the best talent that passes through the local music scene, puts them into a tuk-tuk, drives through the streets of Cambodia (and occasionally other countries ;o) ) and gets them to sing a song. In March of this year the guys got together Conrad Keely, Amanda Bloom and Chris from the Kampot Playboys to sing a song entitled Wild Mountain Thyme (Will You Go Lassie, Go). The sound on the video is not the best but you will certainly get a good idea of the warmth and talent that you might expect to see on Saturday night at Equinox. Enjoy it.

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 week's gig guide.

Latest Gigs

Friday 24-Aug-2012
  • 9:00 PM ~ Stoned Again at Sharkys
  • 9:00 PM ~ Kheltica at Paddy Rice
  • 9:00 PM ~ Sugar Daddy at The Velkommen Backpackers
  • 10:00 PM ~ Dr. Wah Wah, DJ Moodydann and Phat Controller at The 3Mangos Guesthouse
  • 11:00 PM ~ DJ Edwardowski and DJ Tom Tom at The X-Bar in Siem Reap
Saturday 25-Aug-2012
  • 7:00 PM ~ Rhiannon Johnson, Barry Speirs and Ritchy Boisson at The Red Apron
  • 9:00 PM ~ DJ Jimmy Salsa at The FCC Phnom Penh
  • 9:00 PM ~ Warapo at The Latin Quarter
  • 9:00 PM ~ The Lazy Drunks and Smokin’ Kenny Smith at Sharkys
  • 9:00 PM ~ The Kampot Playboys and Rendezvous at Equinox
  • 11:00 PM ~ Digital Punks at The RiverHouse Lounge
  • 1:00 AM ~ DJ Tech 12 and GhettoBlasters at Pontoon
Sunday 26-Aug-2012
  • 2:30 PM ~ Skip Sutherland at The Green Vespa
Coming Up
  • Gobeshite and 12em & Raph * at Equinox 
  • The Fumes at Equinox 
  • The Cambodian Space Project at Equinox 
  • Warapo at The FCC Phnom Penh 
  • Luna Negra at The FCC Phnom Penh , The Latin Quarter 
  • Stoned Again and Roger De La Paz at The Led Zephyr in Sihanoukville 
  • Muscle of Love and Roger De La Paz at The Led Zephyr in Sihanoukville 
  • Anti-Fate at The Led Zephyr in Sihanoukville 
  • 12th Planet * at Pontoon 
  • DJ Maverick and DJ Kakada at The RiverHouse Lounge 

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