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Gig Guide - Thursday the 25th of October, 2012

Hey,

A totally smokin' gig guide this week. It is so due to the visit to Cambodia by the internationally renowned and totally cool Indie rock band ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, 5 days of classical music of the 9th International Music Festival, the return of the Cambodian Space Project after their performance extolled by Nick Cave, as well as a number of happening DJ gigs that culminate at the end of the guide with Halloween gigs. It is a long weekend this weekend with Monday being a holiday and Wednesday is also slated as a holiday. Totally cool!

The 9th International Music Festival starts tonight at the CJCC and puts on a performance every day until it's grand finale at the same venue on Monday. A must for lovers of fine music as it includes a number of international artists from Myanmar, Russia, Korea, Canada, the United States, Vietnam, Germany, and England as well as the cream of local talent. 

Friday night at Sharkys is going to be totally packed - no doubt. So much so they have decided to put a price on the door ($3) - a first for Sharkys I believe. The night will be started two of Cambodia's most full-on and best known Indie Rock / metal bands in The Anti-Fate and Sliten6ix. The night is totally filled with anticipation due to the expected performance of one of the biggest acts ever to hit the local music scene. ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead are a huge act with a high-energy, loud, rampant and contrastive performance. They combine totally epic guitar riffs with high energy drum rhythms and vocals that can pick you up and then slam you down and then put you on your feet again. Look for the energy to build and thump you as the night moves on. A totally great band. 

This band has toured all over the world and have now released 8 albums - with the latest "Lost Songs" being released this month. The band has appeared on U.S. prime time television several times - including multiple The Tonight Show appearances. There is no doubting the band's unique and authentic creative qualities and their aim to extoll these qualities to the people who live under repressive regimes. See their band page here. If you want more then you can join two of the band's founding members - Jason Reece and Conrad Keely, for an acoustic performance at The Willow early on Saturday evening.

A quieter, more subdued on night can be had on Friday night in the capital at Rubies Wine Bar with  DJ Moodydann and Phat Controller.

Saturday night also sees the return of the Cambodian Space Project after their much talked about tour to Bali and northern Australia. They will play at Equinox and I can imagine the vibe of the totally outrageously great weekend of music will continue on at this venue on this night.

If you are in Sihanoukville then you will be able to catch Anti-Fate this weekend at the Led Zephyr. They will play both Saturday and Sunday at this venue  - cool! Hopefully they will be able to carry Fridays inspirational performance all the way to the south coast for the weekend - definitely worth seeing this band.

DJ gigs-wise, look for a series of performances from DJ Edwardowski after his return from a month-long tour of Thailand. He, and his fellow DJs, will be playing various venues in Siem Reap that culminates in a double-venue gig at The DogHouse and the X-Bar for Halloween on Wednesday.

Here is a taste of what you might expect on Friday night at Sharkys.


If you haven't seen it yet, here is a video that has been doing the rounds on Facebook. It is a time-lapse video shot around Phnom penh by David Simon and with music by Sigur Ros.


Altogether, have a totally great time this weekend - you should definitely find something you like. 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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Thursday 25-Oct-2012
  • 8:00 PM ~ DJ Edwardowski at The 1961 in Siem Reap
  • 8:30 PM ~ DJ Sam Day at MetaHouse
  • 9:00 PM ~ 9th International Music Festival - Gala Opening at The Cambodian-Japanese Cooperation Center
Friday 26-Oct-2012
  • 7:00 PM ~ 9th International Music Festival - Song Recital at The Cambodian-Japanese Cooperation Center
  • 7:30 PM ~ …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead * and Sliten6ix, The Anti-Fate at Sharkys
  • 8:00 PM ~ DJ Matoo and DJ Edwardowski at The DogHouse in Siem Reap
  • 9:00 PM ~ DJ DSN at MetaHouse
  • 9:00 PM ~ Kheltica at Paddy Rice
  • 10:00 PM ~ DJ Moodydann and Phat Controller at Rubies Wine Bar
Saturday 27-Oct-2012
  • 7:00 PM ~ 9th International Music Festival - Music of the Enlightenment at The Hotel InterContinental
  • 7:00 PM ~ Conrad Keely and Jason Reece at The Willow
  • 8:30 PM ~ Steve Cadd and DJ Sakura Boom at The FCC Phnom Penh
  • 9:00 PM ~ Rhiannon Johnson, Ritchy Boisson, Stephane Routier and Luis Arambarri at The Red Apron
  • 9:00 PM ~ The Cambodian Space Project at Equinox
  • 9:00 PM ~ The Anti-Fate at The Led Zephyr in Sihanoukville
  • 10:00 PM ~ Rob Little, DJ StrikeCee, VJ Schkouty, Stryker Lefty, DJ Tom Tom and DJ Soam at Mao's
  • 11:00 PM ~ DJ Matoo and DJ Edwardowski at The X-Bar in Siem Reap
Sunday 28-Oct-2012
  • 11:00 AM ~ 9th International Music Festival - Piano Recital (Matinee) at The Hotel InterContinental
  • 9:00 PM ~ The Anti-Fate at The Led Zephyr in Sihanoukville
Monday 29-Oct-2012
  • 7:00 PM ~ 9th International Music Festival - Grand Finale at The Cambodian-Japanese Cooperation Center
Tuesday 30-Oct-2012
  • 9:00 PM ~ Rock X-Press at The Memphis Pub
Wednesday 31-Oct-2012
  • 9:30 AM ~ DJ Gang at The FCC Phnom Penh
  • 8:00 PM ~ DJ Edwardowski, DJ Bubble and DJ Tom Tom at The DogHouse in Siem Reap
  • 9:00 PM ~ Up To You Mango at The RiverHouse Bar & Bistro
  • 9:00 PM ~ DJ Bob Revo, DJ Peanut and DJ Deejane Supercozi at The RiverHouse Lounge
  • 12:00 AM ~ DJ Edwardowski, DJ Bubble and DJ Tom Tom at The X-Bar in Siem Reap
Coming Up
  • Dub Addiction at Equinox 
  • The Grass Snake Union at Equinox 
  • The Lazy Drunks and Roger De La Paz at The Led Zephyr in Sihanoukville
  • The Kampot Playboys at Sharkys 
  • DJ Edwardowski at Art Deli in Siem Reap 
  • KlapYaHandz and Tiny Toones at Pontoon 
  • Balgass at Equinox 

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