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Gig Guide - Week Starting Thursday the 13th of December, 2012


The local music venues are offering an great variety of live music and DJ gigs  across the country again this week - from House to Funk to classic rock and all the way to Yiddish Klezmer dance.

Metahouse again have three gigs this weekend starting tonight (Thursday) with a mix of live drums from Greg Lavender (Durian, Up Two You Mango + more) and electronic mix artists DJ Flo Trallala and DJ Wez-T. Friday sees the venue traverse the cosmos of House music with DJ Dan Beck and DJ Moodydann and on Saturday night the exquisite, melodic saxophone of Stephane Routier will be joined with the funky spins of DJ Funkeslastiks. A cool set of DJ gigs.

Sharkys celebrate their 17th Anniversary with a great set of gigs this Friday, Saturday and Sunday - all live sets. Friday sees the Kampot Playboys up from the south coast with their great renditions of Khmer 60s rock. On Friday the Curtis King Band returns to the land of wrong-way-drivers with, what will probably be, a night filled with total rock & roll entertainment. Curtis is certainly a guitar and harmonica player who is able to hit the special note combinations at the good times. The same can be said for Smokin' Kenny Smith who is one of the Kingdom's most outstanding exponents of classic Americana country-blues-rock guitar riffs. That is why the combination of Kenny, Curtis and Nikki Buzz and the boys from Play Like Jimi on the Sunday night jam at Sharkys should be something not to miss. There will probably be a long list of other local rock & rock exponents at this gig too - so I totally urge you to get down there and not miss this once-off classic combination.

Play Like Jimi also play in Sihanoukville this weekend with two gigs at the Led Zephyr. Probably the biggest band yet to hit this venue so don't miss it.

Other gigs of note this Friday include a good-wine, acoustic session by Scott Bywater at Rubies as well as the full-on danceable rhythms of Grass Snake Union at the Memphis Pub. Also you can go to see the new layout of La Croisette as Nancy Germany, SexPat Butcher and  The Readers Wives make some big claims to radically shake-up the local music scene. Also see some thigh-slappin' rockabilly tunes by Two Shots & a Chaser at Paddy Rice this same night.

On Saturday Equinox celebrates the holy days of Hanukkah with a what, from all accounts, will be a totally great night of dance in the form of Yiddish music from Eastern Europe. The Sapbai Hanukkah Klezmer Band is a new ensemble and should totally have the place dancing and getting stuck into the kosher wine. Check out some Klezmer music here:

Also on Saturday look for Durian as they follow-up there great return with a gig at the FCC Phnom Penh.

News this week of the passing of one of the legends of alternative 60s pop rock - Ravi Shankar. In celebration of his music and in a continuation of last week's video theme, check out the following 12 minute track.

Also check this totally outstanding video and totally well written and mixed production from The Beards & Julien Poulson. I can almost guarantee that you will be having this song in your head for the rest of the day after watching this video.

 Also check THIS great track from the a band playing around the local trap here - Auric Eyes.

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

Thursday 13-Dec-2012
  • 9:00 PM ~ DJ Flo Trallala, DJ Wez-T and Greg Lavander at MetaHouse
  • 9:00 PM ~ Scott Bywater at The RiverHouse Bar & Bistro
Friday 14-Dec-2012
  • 8:00 PM ~ Kris Kringle at The Willow
  • 8:00 PM ~ Scott Bywater at Rubies Wine Bar
  • 9:00 PM ~ The Fumes at Equinox
  • 9:00 PM ~ DJ Wez-T and DJ Funk Elastiks at Raingsey Bungalow Resort in Kep
  • 9:00 PM ~ The Kampot Playboys at Sharkys
  • 9:00 PM ~ DJ Gang and DJ Rob at Pontoon
  • 9:00 PM ~ Two Shots and a Chaser at Paddy Rice
  • 9:00 PM ~ Play Like Jimi * at The Led Zephyr in Sihanoukville
  • 9:00 PM ~ DJ Dan Beck and DJ Moodydann at MetaHouse
  • 9:00 PM ~ Nancy Germany, SexPat Butcher The and Readers Wives at La Croisette
  • 9:30 PM ~ The Grass Snake Union at The Memphis Pub
Saturday 15-Dec-2012
  • 8:00 PM ~ DJs V Trombone & Sax at The Silk Garden in Siem Reap
  • 8:30 PM ~ Durian at The FCC Phnom Penh
  • 9:00 PM ~ Stephane Routier and DJ Funk Elastiks at MetaHouse
  • 9:00 PM ~ Sapbai Hanukkah Klezmer Band at Equinox
  • 9:00 PM ~ Play Like Jimi * at The Led Zephyr in Sihanoukville
  • 9:00 PM ~ Curtis King at Sharkys
Sunday 16-Dec-2012
  • 3:00 PM ~ Roger Willis at Paddy Rice
  • 9:00 PM ~ Curtis King, Smokin’ Kenny Smith and Play Like Jimi * at Sharkys
  • 9:00 PM ~ Balgass at The FCC Phnom Penh
Wednesday 19-Dec-2012
  • 9:00 PM ~ Up2U Mango at The RiverHouse Bar & Bistro
Coming Up
  • The Grass Snake Union at Equinox 
  • Dub Addiction at Equinox 
  • Balgass at Equinox 
  • The Fumes at Equinox 
  • The Mincers * at Equinox 
  • BigTime and Roger De La Paz at The Led Zephyr in Sihanoukville
  • The Cambodian Space Project at La Croisette 
  • Dr. Wah Wah, Warren Daly, Chris Bradbury and DJ Wez-T at MetaHouse 
  • Fusion Party at MetaHouse 
  • New Years Eve Party at FCC Phnom Penh 
  • Magic White Chistmas at RiverHouse Lounge 
  • VJ Schkouty, DJ Tonle Dub and Amplifire at MetaHouse 

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