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Gig Guide - Thursday the 29th of March, 2012

Hey, 

Huuuuuuge gig-guide a-commin' your way this week - with 23 gigs (and counting) so far listed.  

The weekend starts tonight as Musikero bring their infinite array of musical arrangements to the brand new Elyxir - located in the southern end of the city near Boeung Trabaek. Cool! Also the Memphis Bar has a special French Music Partytonight with local rock and legendary house band Rock XPress. Should be a great night for Francophones and lovers of said genre. MetaHouse continue their Expat Sound-System series tonight with the so-called Dr. Tom.

A very special gig happens on Friday night at
Ragamuffin House when this special NGO celebrates it's 10th year anniversary. It is also a fund-raising event and , as such, there is a $10 entry fee. Being that they support children and young people who suffer from trauma and psychological distress AND you will get to hear the wonderful sounds of Kit and Carrie followed by the totally dance-able Grass Snake Union - means that this will be a totally worthwhile venture ;o). WORD OF WARNING - if you decide to go to this gig then please please, please make sure to have a look at (and study) the map (click here) on how to get there ;o).

Friday also sees the wonderful voice of Tree return to the Velkommen Backpackers, as well as the re-emergence of The Fumes at Equinox. Sharkys introduce a new band this week - the Electric Yard Dogs - who will play both Friday and Saturday nights at the venue. The band constitutes a number of members that hail from Hanoi in Vietnam, but also others from the UK. The band plays a mix of rock & blues apparently and is also fronted by a guitar player from a 70s Punk band known as The Blitz. Cool!

Saturday has 11 gigs this weekend - with the DJ scene leading the way. It starts early at
Le Jardin and GTS Jazz who will include a couple of additional local jazz aficionados (Jimmy Baeck and Olivier Marcy) for this Miles Davis Tribute. Should be a great way to start a relaxing Saturday night. The Red Orchid also have a very special night this weekend when Jimmy James Caporn introduces us to a whole  new world of Electro Swing - see the gig guide for more details. People at the beach in Sihanoukville this weekend can catch the Lazy Drunks at the Led Zephyr on both Saturday and Sunday nights. There is plenty more too - so check it out below.

The music continues right through until Sunday when the
Euan Gray Band (together with members of GTS Jazz) play the RiverHouse Bistro (I am assuming this is downstairs from the RiverHouse Lounge). Euan Gray is a saxophonist, singer and songwriter who has recently settled in Phnom Penh. Prior to this he was an embedded member of the well known Australian band The Rooftops. In Siem Reap you can enjoy a Reggae BBQ at the Silk Garden on Sunday. Cool!

I will leave you today with a number of downloads. The first is the latest offering by local and elusive band
Krom. This latest video once again features the vocals of vocalist Sophea Chamroeun. The video version of "Don't Go Away" is the final pre-release from the forthcoming album "Krom -- Songs from the Noir".



The second is a few links to some SoundCloud MP3s and features a song from Srey Thy and the Cambodian Space Project's forthcoming album. The first song is a classic Khmer 60s pop song. This song is just so totally enjoyable and is a totally outstanding vocals performance by Srey Thy which does all manner of justice to this wonderful era. A great production too. The second is a new original composition from the band where they delve into a beautiful country Khmer feel. Totally great. Lastly check out Srey Thy's vocal's performance in a Khmer/English version of Peggy Lee's famous cover - Fever - outstanding. Look out for the band next week as they return to the capital together with the addition of of Australian country music star Gareth Rivers.










The 3rd of suggested download this week can be found at the Tuk Tuk Sessions web site. It is the latest offering from the site who puts local and international artists in a Tuk Tuk to drive around the streets of Cambodia to take a video. As they put it - one song, one take, one Tuk-Tuk. This video is a free-style, hip-hop performance from Pou Klaing and his entourage doing "Angkor What?".


 Lastly, a video to commemorate the sad passing this week of one of the legends of Bluegrass Earl Scruggs. Enjoy!




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 weeks gig guide.


Latest Gigs

Thursday 5-Apr-2012
  • 6:00 PM ~ Musikero at Elyxir [MORE INFO]
  • 8:00 PM ~ Dr. Tom at MetaHouse [MORE INFO]
  • 9:00 PM ~ Rock X-Press at The Memphis Pub [MORE INFO]
Friday 6-Apr-2012
  • 5:00 PM ~ The Grass Snake Union and Kit and Carrie at The Ragamuffin House [MORE INFO]
  • 8:00 PM ~ Tree at The Velkommen Backpackers [MORE INFO]
  • 9:00 PM ~ The Fumes at Equinox [MORE INFO]
  • 9:00 PM ~ The Electric Yard Dogs * at Sharkys [MORE INFO]
  • 9:00 PM ~ Holliday in Cambodia at Paddy Rice [MORE INFO]
  • 11:00 PM ~ Rob Little , DJ Illest , DJ Achaya and VJ Schkouty at Pontoon [MORE INFO]
Saturday 7-Apr-2012
  • 8:00 PM ~ GTS Jazz at Le Jardin [MORE INFO]
  • 8:30 PM ~ Ritchy & Phil and Diego "El Gipsy" Dimarqués at The Bouchon Bar [MORE INFO]
  • 9:00 PM ~ DJ Dr House , DJ El Kay , Weston and Ian G at Mao's [MORE INFO]
  • 9:00 PM ~ The Lazy Drunks at The Led Zephyr in Sihanoukville [MORE INFO]
  • 9:00 PM ~ Jimmy James Caporn at The Red Orchid [MORE INFO]
  • 9:00 PM ~ The Grass Snake Union at The Memphis Pub [MORE INFO]
  • 9:00 PM ~ The Electric Yard Dogs * at Sharkys [MORE INFO]
  • 10:00 PM ~ DJ Bassbender , Marco Anthony , Rob Little , DJ Flo Trallala , Lefty Stryker and DJ DSN at The Cotton Club [MORE INFO]
  • 11:00 PM ~ DJ Kalvakade , DJ Threebeard X-tream , DJ AfroWizard and DJ MentalFirewall at The Goa Pirates Production Party in Sihanoukville [MORE INFO]
  • 11:00 PM ~ DJ DTonn , DJ Chase and DJ Matoo at The X-Bar in Siem Reap [MORE INFO]
  • 1:00 AM ~ DJ M1 * at Pontoon [MORE INFO]
Sunday 8-Apr-2012
  • 7:00 PM ~ DJ DTonn at The Silk Garden in Siem Reap [MORE INFO]
  • 7:30 PM ~ The Euan Gray Band at The RiverHouse Bistro [MORE INFO]
  • 9:00 PM ~ The Lazy Drunks at The Led Zephyr in Sihanoukville [MORE INFO]

    Coming Up
    • The Phnom Penh Hippie Orchestra at The FCC Phnom Penh [MORE INFO]
    • CamboJam at The FCC Phnom Penh [MORE INFO]
    • The Cambodian Space Project and Gareth Rivers at Mao's [MORE INFO]
    • Sliten6ix at Sharkys [MORE INFO]
    • Naby * at The Chenla Theater [MORE INFO]
    • Meas Soksophear, The Permis Team and Sokea at Pour un Sourire d'Enfant (PSE) [MORE INFO]
    • The Bayon Blues at The Velkommen Backpackers [MORE INFO]
    • Grandmaster Flash * at Pontoon [MORE INFO]
    • Red-I * and Soulflower * at Pontoon [MORE INFO]
    • DJ Bob Revo, DJ Cool Sam and DJ Maverick at The RiverHouse Lounge [MORE INFO]
    • Palindrome at The Cavern [MORE INFO]

    Gig Guide - Thursday the 22nd of March, 2012


    Hey,

    A big weekend of swing coming this week with the PPPSwings hosting the inaugural 'Lindy Exchange' for Phnom Penh. This means some of the countries best jazz, blues and swing ensembles will be able to be seen be playing at various venues around town. Additionally you will be able to see some great swing dancing as well as joining in the dancing yourself. The event kicks off at Equinox tonight with Mama Swing. On Saturday afternoon there will be a totally awesome Blues Cruise with the irrepressible Bayon Blues followed by the wonderful Syse' Swing at Le Moon. On Sunday the event continues at the FCC Phnom Penh with Ritchy and Phil. More details available here - http://www.clx2012.com/.

    It will be a busy weekend for Ritchy & Phil as they also do a soft-opening for the brand new ARTillery Cafe on Friday night as well as a jazzy, crooning gig at the Red Apron on Saturday night. The ARTillery Cafe will have their official opening on the Sunday evening when Amanda Bloom and Andy Hawkins will provide the music for, what should be, a relatively auspicious event.

    Another potentially regular event will be on tonight (Thursday) at the open-mic at the Cafe Mith Samlanh when then CCF host the Cabaret Francophone. Musicians welcome to register to play on the night.

    The "King of Fruit" returns to Equinox this weekend when Durian, the funk band, play a night of totally pumping classic funk. Get down to see them this weekend. Also playing with them that night will be Khmerican returnee Kosal Kiev. Cool!

    Looking for a great musical feast over a beer on Saturday ? At 7:30PM at the Velkommen Backpackers will be well worth calling in on  with the Lazy Drunks  in full force. Later that same night the mind-blowing Khmer guitar work and classic rock from Oscar's Band can be seen and heard at Sharkys. If you are on the south coast then you could try the latest Goa Pirates Production Party in Sihanoukville near Ochheuteal Beach (see http://www.goatrance.de/goabase/party/details/65775 for more details).

    Heaps coming up, including more Francophone inspired gigs at Memphis, the return of the Cambodian Space Project, the PSE Charity Party and the celebration of the 20th anniversary of CCF which will feature a concert by renowned reggae star Naby. A video of Naby can be seen below.



    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 weeks gig guide.

    Latest Gigs

    Thursday 22-Mar-2012
    • 6:00 PM ~ Cabaret Francophone at Le Cafe Mith Samlanh
    Friday 23-Mar-2012
    • 7:00 PM ~ Ritchy & Phil at The ARTillery Cafe
    • 9:00 PM ~ The Lazy Drunks at Sharkys
    • 9:00 PM ~ Durian and Kosal Kiev at Equinox
    • 1:00 AM ~ Benji Boko * at Pontoon
    Saturday 24-Mar-2012
    • 5:00 PM ~ The Bayon Blues at PPPSwings Swing Amok
    • 7:00 PM ~ DJ DTonn at The Silk Garden in Siem Reap
    • 7:30 PM ~ The Lazy Drunks at The Velkommen Backpackers
    • 8:30 PM ~ Ritchy & Phil at The Red Apron
    • 9:00 PM ~ Oscar's Band at Sharkys
    • 9:00 PM ~ DJ Jimmy Salsa at The FCC Phnom Penh
    • 9:00 PM ~ Syse Swing at Le Moon
    • 11:00 PM ~ DJ Kalvakade, DJ Threebeard X-tream, DJ AfroWizard and DJ MentalFirewall at The Goa Pirates Production Party in Sihanoukville
    • 1:00 AM ~ DJ Kamel * and DJ Soon * at Pontoon
    Sunday 25-Mar-2012
    • 11:30 AM ~ Ritchy & Phil at The FCC Phnom Penh
    • 7:00 PM ~ Amanda Bloom and Andy Hawkins at The Artillery Cafe
    Coming Up
    • The Phnom Penh Hippie Orchestra at The FCC Phnom Penh 
    • CamboJam at The FCC Phnom Penh 
    • GTS Jazz at Le Jardin 
    • The Cambodian Space Project at Mao's 
    • The Fumes at Equinox 
    • Sliten6ix at Sharkys 
    • The Grass Snake Union at The Memphis Pub 
    • Naby * at The Chenla Theater 
    • Rock X-Press at The Memphis Pub 
    • Meas Soksophear, The Permis Team and Sokea at Pour un Sourire d'Enfant (PSE) 
    • DJ Dr House, DJ El Kay, Weston and Ian G at Mao's 
    • DJ M1 * at Pontoon 

    Gig Guide - Thursday the 15th of March, 2012


    Latest Gigs

    Thursday 15-Mar-2012
    • 9:00 PM ~ MC Rude Boy at MetaHouse
    Friday 16-Mar-2012
    • 9:00 PM ~ Ritchy & Phil at The Bouchon Bar
    • 9:00 PM ~ Musikero and Shangri-La at The Score
    • 9:00 PM ~ Holliday in Cambodia at Sharkys
    • 10:00 PM ~ Juveris and Rob Little at Pontoon
    Saturday 17-Mar-2012
    • 4:00 PM ~ Holliday in Cambodia and Kheltica at Paddy Rice
    • 6:00 PM ~ DJ Dr House, DJ El Kay and E Kreisel at Ochheuteal Beach in Sihanoukville
    • 9:00 PM ~ Musikero at The Red Orchid
    • 9:00 PM ~ The Teaner Terners at The Led Zephyr in Sihanoukville
    • 9:00 PM ~ Oscar's Band at Sharkys
    • 9:00 PM ~ Syse Swing Quartet at Equinox
    • 9:00 PM ~ Kheltica at The FCC Phnom Penh
    • 10:00 PM ~ GhettoBlasters at Pontoon
    Wednesday 21-Mar-2012
    • 8:00 PM ~ Trio Melange at MetaHouse
    Coming Up
    • Syse Swing at Le Moon 
    • The Phnom Penh Hippie Orchestra at The FCC Phnom Penh 
    • Durian at Equinox 
    • CamboJam at The FCC Phnom Penh 
    • The Lazy Drunks at The Velkommen Backpackers 
    • GTS Jazz at Le Jardin 
    • The Cambodian Space Project at Mao's 
    • The Fumes at Equinox 
    • Sliten6ix at Sharkys 
    • The Grass Snake Union at The Memphis Pub 
    • Ritchy & Phil at The Red Apron , The FCC Phnom Penh 
    • DJ Jimmy Salsa at The FCC Phnom Penh 
    • Benji Boko * at Pontoon 

    Gig Guide - Thursday the 8th of March, 2012


    Latest Gigs

    Thursday 8-Mar-2012
    • 7:00 PM ~ MC Mudd Boy at MetaHouse
    • 9:00 PM ~ Digital Punks and Nancy Germany at Pontoon
    Friday 9-Mar-2012
    • 7:00 PM ~ Nyok Sinat at MetaHouse
    • 9:00 PM ~ DJ Alcohol at The Do It All Club
    • 9:00 PM ~ Muscle of Love at Sharkys
    • 9:00 PM ~ Marco Anthony, DJ Cyncity and DJ Sooreen at The Miro
    • 9:00 PM ~ Digital Punks at Pontoon
    • 9:00 PM ~ Diego "El Gipsy" Dimarqués at The Fun Planet
    Saturday 10-Mar-2012
    • 7:00 PM ~ DJ DTonn at The Silk Garden in Siem Reap
    • 7:00 PM ~ Dub Addiction at Gasolina
    • 8:00 PM ~ The Grass Snake Union and The Fumes at Equinox
    • 9:00 PM ~ The Lazy Drunks at Sharkys
    • 9:00 PM ~ DJ Bassbender and DJ DSN at The Cotton Club
    • 9:00 PM ~ Warapo at The FCC Phnom Penh
    • 9:00 PM ~ DJ Alcohol and DJ Shoolah at The Do It All Club
    • 9:00 PM ~ Bum N Draze at 99 Bar
    • 1:00 AM ~ DJ Solo * at Pontoon
    Coming Up
    • Syse Swing at Equinox , Le Moon 
    • Musikero at The Score 
    • The Phnom Penh Hippie Orchestra at The FCC Phnom Penh 
    • Durian at Equinox 
    • The Teaner Terners at The Led Zephyr in Sihanoukville 
    • Kheltica at The FCC Phnom Penh 
    • CamboJam at The FCC Phnom Penh 
    • The Lazy Drunks at The Velkommen Backpackers 
    • GTS Jazz at Le Jardin 
    • The Cambodian Space Project at Mao's 
    • DJ Jimmy Salsa at The FCC Phnom Penh 
    • Benji Boko * at Pontoon 

    Gig Guide - Thursday the 1st of March, 2012


    Latest Gigs

    Thursday 1-Mar-2012
    • 11:00 PM ~ DJ Wye at The Cotton Club
    Friday 2-Mar-2012
    • 9:00 PM ~ CamboJam at Banana Leaf in Siem Reap
    • 9:00 PM ~ The Lazy Drunks at Sharkys
    • 1:00 AM ~ Leeroy Thornhill * and DJ Asian Hawk * at Pontoon
    Saturday 3-Mar-2012
    • 8:00 PM ~ GTS Jazz at Le Jardin
    • 8:30 PM ~ Ritchy & Phil and Mathius Wagner at The Bouchon Bar
    • 9:00 PM ~ Stiff Little Punks The , Clash City Rockers, Retard Face, Sharky Ramone Blitzkrieg and Herding Cats at Sharkys
    • 9:00 PM ~ Holliday in Cambodia at Equinox
    • 9:00 PM ~ Daniel Hoy at The Red Orchid
    Monday 5-Mar-2012
    • 8:00 PM ~ 1st Phnom Penh Musicians Sessionsat Equinox
    Coming Up
    • Syse Swing at Equinox , Le Moon 
    • Musikero at The Score 
    • The Phnom Penh Hippie Orchestra at The FCC Phnom Penh 
    • Dub Addiction at Gasolina 
    • Durian at Equinox 
    • The Teaner Terners at The Led Zephyr in Sihanoukville 
    • Warapo at The FCC Phnom Penh 
    • Kheltica at The FCC Phnom Penh 
    • CamboJam at The FCC Phnom Penh 
    • Bum N Draze at 99 Bar 
    • DJ Jimmy Salsa at The FCC Phnom Penh 
    • Digital Punks at Pontoon 
    • Marco Anthony, DJ Cyncity and DJ Sooreen at The Miro 
    • DJ Solo * at Pontoon 
    • Benji Boko * at Pontoon 

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