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Gig Guide - Week Starting Thursday the 15th of November, 2012


Totally packed music-wise this weekend. A total of 22 gigs spread over 4 days. Totally cool.

The revamped Phnom Penh Hippie Swingers will open a brand new venue on Street 13 (cnr. 178) called the Opera Cafe. Phil has returned from France to join back up with Ritchy and the duo will be playing a couple of gigs this weekend. The most auspicious of which may be at the VIP lounge at the Beeline Arena on the Chroy Changva peninsular. Their gig will be preceded by an international boxing bout and a concert by a 6-piece Brazilian percussion ensemble called Batucada. That gig happens on Friday. Cool! The MetaHouse and the Riverhouse Lounge are hosting international DJs this Friday with DJ Matt Richardson at the former and DJs Double Tapo Beat Boxer at the Lounge.

A very special gig will be hosted by Kosal Kiev this weekend at both the Java Cafe and a new venue (at least to Leng Pleng) called Show Box. Kosal Kiev aims to show young Khmers in prison a better way to live life through the use of music, poetry and the performing arts. He will be using his own experiences to enable this as well as the great sounds and moves emanating from a host of performers - including Amanda Bloom, Pou Klaing, DJ Peanut, Gobeshite and the Tiny Toones dancers. The gig will raise funds to allow the performer to bring these ideas into the prisons of Cambodia.

On Saturday Dub Addiction will finally return to the stage at Equinox. One of the best bands in the country - no doubt. Get to see them and the packed house at Equinox. Saturday also sees the maligned Bum N Draze launch their latest album The launch will happen at MetaHouse earlier in the evening and then the band will take their performance to Sharkys where the totally great sound from this three-piece hard core rock band extoll the virtues of the new album.

Also this Saturday tune your TV in to CTN at around 7:30PM to see the debut of the band called Krom. The broadcast will include an interview with Krom vocalist Sophea Chamroeun followed by a live performance of 3 songs from the recently released debut album Krom - Songs from the Noir

Other gigs of note include the return of Luna Negra at the FCC Phnom Penh on Saturday night as well as a packed 6-band night of punk at Sharkys on Friday night. Also don't miss Up 2 U Mango featuring Greg Lavender on drums who now play a regular gig every Wednesday at the Riverhouse Bar & Bistro.

Coming up look for the Cambodian Space Project as they team up with Rajesthani gypsy Chugge Khan. Should be a totally excellent show. Check out this video:

Also a couple of tracks made available from DJ Matt Ricahrdson who will appear at the MetaHouse this Friday.

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 15-Nov-2012
  • 6:00 PM ~ Caberet Francophone at The Institut Francais du Cambodge
  • 8:00 PM ~ Balgass at Equinox
  • 10:30 PM ~ The Schkoots at The Memphis Pub
Friday 16-Nov-2012
  • 7:00 PM ~ Amanda Bloom at The Java Cafe
  • 7:30 PM ~ The Phnom Penh Hippie Swingers at Opera Cafe
  • 7:30 PM ~ Ritchy & Phil and Batucada * at The Beeline Arena VIP Lounge
  • 8:00 PM ~ DJs Double Tap Beat Boxer at The RiverHouse Lounge
  • 9:00 PM ~ DJ Tonle Dub and DJ Matt Richardson * at MetaHouse
  • 9:00 PM ~ The Fumes, The Schkoots, Tango & Snatch, Shambollic69, Jaworski 7 and Four More Heroes at Sharkys
  • 9:00 PM ~ Wisconsin Mango at Paddy Rice
  • 9:30 PM ~ Pou Klaing, DJ Peanut, Emcee Dolla, Gobeshite, Kosal Kiev and Tiny Toones at The Show Box
  • 11:00 PM ~ Rob Little and DJ Gang at Pontoon
Saturday 17-Nov-2012
  • 6:00 PM ~ Bum N Draze CD Release at MetaHouse
  • 6:30 PM ~ Amanda Bloom and Charlie Corrie at The Himawari
  • 7:00 PM ~ Samuel Day and Bun Hong at The ARTillery Cafe
  • 7:30 PM ~ Krom at CTN
  • 8:00 PM ~ DJ DTonn, DJ Matoo and DJ Nicko at The Silk Garden in Siem Reap
  • 9:00 PM ~ Luna Negra at The FCC Phnom Penh
  • 9:00 PM ~ Brentus JP at The Red Orchid
  • 9:00 PM ~ Bum N Draze at Sharkys
  • 9:00 PM ~ Dub Addiction at Equinox
  • 1:00 AM ~ DJ ND at Pontoon
Sunday 18-Nov-2012
  • 4:00 PM ~ DJ Wez-T and DJ Funk Elastiks at Elyxir
Coming Up
  • The Lazy Drunks and Roger De La Paz at The Led Zephyr in Sihanoukville
  • Warapo at The FCC Phnom Penh 
  • Play Like Jimi * at The Memphis Pub 
  • Durian at Equinox 
  • The Cambodian Space Project and Chugge Khan * at The FCC Phnom Penh 
  • Hydrophonics, DJ Tech 12 and Mr. Shadow at Pontoon 
  • Rise Up 2 at Doors 

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