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Gig Guide - Friday the 14th of September, 2012


Great mix of music this weekend - from Mexican to Blues to Khmer Rock to Classical to refined Jazz to Latin to DJ House. The available selection should allow you to find something befitting your gustatory perceptions of the musical kind this week. Cool!

La Croisette are refurbishing. This requires a certain amount of demolition - in two parts. Part 1 will occur on Friday night when DJ Marcus Mucous and Sliten6ix will cause a total riot by handing out hammers and playing Khmer Heavy Metal, Punk, New Wave and Alternative Rock. Assuming the place is still standing, part 2 will occur on Saturday night with the Cambodian Space Project followed by Bum 'N Draze. I hope someone has told the neighbors. It should be a couple of nights of high powered musical energy at least and a good way to farewell the old look of one of the better live music venues in town.

Just down the road at Paddy Rice on Friday night, Two Shots and a Chaser will be equipped with the loudest acoustic guitars in Cambodia and will extol the musical virtues of  rockabilly, rock and roll, and ol’ timey C&W. Over at Sharkys on the same night the totally cruisey, blues tunes from the Kampot Peppers will fill the night. Totally great band these guys with a great selection of songs. The band will also play another gig at the same venue on Saturday night. Smokin' Kenny Smith will join the the band on both nights and Little Duke will bring his unique slide and finger-picking mastery to the bands' sets on Saturday night.

On Saturday night at Equinox you will be able to catch the enriched, quality Khmer rock of AntiFate  as they are joined by both Sliten6ix and The Schkoots. A totally great venue with a totally great sound. Always something different from Equinox. Cool!

The Alley Cat Cafe will celebrate Mexican Independence Day this Friday - not sure the band they have lined up though. It is always worth calling in to this venue - not only for the unique musical ensembles they tend to attract but also for the tastey burgers.

The Red Apron, again, has a music and wine buffet available on Saturday night. I was there last weekend and I can totally vouch for a great atmosphere. Although they have really delicious food buffet on offer - you can always just sit in the big comfortable chairs and sip on one of the great selection of wines. This week they will feature a 4-piece band that includes the totally laid-back awesomeness of Lewis Pragasam from Malaysia on drums and Barbadian Rhiannon Johnson on her mellifluous vocals. Always something different from this venue too.

Lots on offer in the Coming Up section as we float our way out of the low season. Over the next few weeks keep a look out for a fellow by the name of Steve Murray who will start to play around the traps. A taste of his music can be garnered from the video featured below:

Two videos also supplied by Equinox this week recorded via the venue's live online stream. Check out the drum solo from th AntiFate - totally rockin'. This is followed by a track from Rendezvous from a couple of weeks ago. Super cool!

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.

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Friday 14-Sep-2012
  • 5:30 PM ~ The Symphony Music School at The Paragon Shopping Center
  • 9:00 PM ~ Two Shots and a Chaser at Paddy Rice
  • 9:00 PM ~ Smokin’ Kenny Smith and the Kampot Peppers at Sharkys
  • 9:00 PM ~ DJ Roxie June * at The RiverHouse Lounge
  • 9:00 PM ~ Sliten6ix, Six String, DJ Marcus Mucous and Bob Passion at La Croisette
  • 10:00 PM ~ DJ Achaya, DJ Bobby-D and DJ Wez-T at The Pontoon Bistro Lounge
  • 1:00 AM ~ 12th Planet * at Pontoon
Saturday 15-Sep-2012
  • 7:00 PM ~ Viva La Mexico Party at The Alley Cat Cafe
  • 7:00 PM ~ Lewis Pragasam, Rhiannon Johnson, Barry Speirs and Ritchy Boisson at The Red Apron
  • 9:00 PM ~ Warapo at The FCC Phnom Penh
  • 9:00 PM ~ DJ Tom Tom and DJ Venis Flytrap at Jungle Junction in Siem Reap
  • 9:00 PM ~ Sliten6ix, the Anti-Fate and the Schkoots at Equinox
  • 9:00 PM ~ The Cambodian Space Project, Bum N Draze and DJ Wez-T at La Croisette
  • 9:00 PM ~ Smokin’ Kenny Smith, the Kampot Peppers and Little Duke at Sharkys
  • 11:00 PM ~ DJ Tom Tom and DJ Sakura Boom at The X-Bar in Siem Reap
Coming Up
  • Gobeshite and 12em & Raph * at Equinox 
  • Luna Negra at The FCC Phnom Penh , The Latin Quarter 
  • The Anti-Fate at The Led Zephyr in Sihanoukville 
  • The Kampot Playboys at Sharkys 
  • Seb & Sam at The RiverHouse Bar & Bistro 
  • The Phnom Penh Hippie Orchestra at Equinox 
  • Kok Thlok at Equinox 
  • Dub Addiction at Equinox 
  • Kheltica at Paddy Rice 
  • The Fumes at Equinox 
  • Balgass at Equinox 
  • DJ DSK * and José Castillo * at Pontoon 
  • Tiny Toones Benefit Party at Equinox 

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