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Gig Guide - Week Starting Thursday the 4th of April, 2013

Hey,

This week typing from Australia where the Cambodian Space Project have just completed a groovy and rocking couple gigs in Perth for the 15th edition of the Fremantle Street Arts Festival. Great privilege to be here and witness an amazing variety of street music and theatre. Totally cool!

Earlier this week Leng Pleng released a special article written by DJ Sequence to the gig guide mailing list entitled The Underground Club Scene in Phnom Penh. The article goes someway in divulging what is happening in the growing electronic music scene in the Cambodian capital. In the article DJ Sequence interviews who he believes to be some of the more prominent electronic musicians including Professor Kinski, DJs Flo, DJ Wez_T, DJs from the Kimchi Collective, DJ MoodyDann, Dr Wah Wah, and DJs from Invisible Agent as well as music manager from the MetaHouse venue Johannes Kast. These artists are in the midst creating a more unique and underground electronic music scene - away from the more commercial arena. The piece includes a number of videos that will help the less knowledgeable get a greater grasp of what the author is trying to portray.  If you missed it the first time then the the full article can be viewed here: http://www.lengpleng.com/p/the-underground-club-scene-in-phnom-penh.html

This week in the gig guide sees a trio of gigs featuring Lewis Pragasm at The Village. The performer will be presenting a fusion of Western and Asian beats. It is a little hard to make out whether this new venue wants to be a restaurant of a music venue at this point but I am guessing things will evolve as the place matures. Certainly they are attempting to offer a range of musical styles and performances seldom seen in Cambodia which is a boon for us in the audience.

Amanda Bloom takes her wonderful and powerful performance just north of Wat Phnom to a debut at The Doors on Thursday. It will again be accompanied by a bassoon and cello and will also feature some new songs. Totally worth getting to and I would suggest this will be a great venue for this performer. Get down there!


Equinox have two great bands on again this week. On Friday the debut of a Russian Ska band will tromp the stage. This could be the beginning of a whole new thing for the traps around the country so get down there and check them out. The band is Na Zrovia and they will be on stage and streaming live across the Internet at around 9:00PM. On Saturday the venue hosts the re-emergence of Holliday in Cambodia who apparently played their last gig in September last year ;o) - great to have them back.

A further debut will occur at the FCC Phnom Penh rooftop on Saturday night when the Siemreapers play their blend of  jazz rock with pop and funk. They will feature a horn section with trombone and sax and are an eclectic mix of nationalities. Defintely one to look for.

Sharkys also pile on a great local rock & roll selection this weekend with the original tunes from Jaworski7 on Friday and a couple of classic blues-rock-country sets from the totally professional Sugar Daddy on Saturday night. Earlier in the year at this same venue, rock & roll aficionados were lucky enough to be visited by Niki Buzz who graced the Sharky stage with some full-on rock the way it is supposed to be played by the legends of the game. This same performer has written and released a song that is all about is long-time friend - Big Mike from Sharkys. You can download and listen to the song HERE.


Another gig to look for is earlier on Friday evening when Kheltica will play at Le Jardin. Cool! Lots coming up too - including the opening of yet another live music and DJ dedicated venue.

Krom have recently released their new album (available for download at http://cdbaby.com/cd/krom12) and a new video. One song on the album features Sopheak Chamroeun on the lead vocals and is called The Wire.


Also see below a recent video release by Splitter. Cool!

Anyone who missed the legendary gigs performed by Dr Eggs last week can see this video that was captured at the X-Bar on Monday.


Also a series of tracks are currently being made available by Professor Kinski. The tracks are an eclectic electronic mix of the Dub Addiction ragga-dub beats and feature a range of electronic and live musicians from France, Germany and Switzerland. Cool!



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From Ted and I here in the back streets of Phnom Penh and Perth, 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  4-Apr-2013
  • 8:00 PM ~ DJ Cool Sam and Chikai Bexza at The Score
  • 9:00 PM ~ DJ Sam Day at MetaHouse
  • 9:00 PM ~ Lewis Pragasam at The Village
  • 9:00 PM ~ Amanda Bloom at The Doors
  • 9:30 PM ~ The Sexploited and Sic Nic at Oscars Bar
Friday  5-Apr-2013
  • 7:00 PM ~ Kheltica at Le Jardin
  • 9:00 PM ~ Lewis Pragasam at The Village
  • 9:00 PM ~ Na Zdrovoie at Equinox
  • 9:00 PM ~ Jaworski 7 at Sharkys
  • 10:00 PM ~ DJ MadCap *, DJ DSN , DJ Bree and DJ BBoy Peanut at The Eighty8
  • 11:30 PM ~ DJ Tenisons , DJ Jack Malipan and VJ Jung-Chul at Nova Penthouse
  • 1:00 AM ~ DJ Rescue * and DJ Funk Elastiks at Pontoon
Saturday  6-Apr-2013
  • 8:00 PM ~ DJ Star , Meas Soksophear and DJ B-Boy Peanut at Tabu Club
  • 8:30 PM ~ The Siempreapers at The FCC Phnom Penh
  • 9:00 PM ~ Lewis Pragasam at The Village
  • 9:00 PM ~ Sugar Daddy at Sharkys
  • 9:00 PM ~ Holiday In Cambodia at Equinox
  • 10:00 PM ~ DJ Illest at Pontoon
  • 10:00 PM ~ DJ Dan Beck , DJ Balaton and DJ BFox at MetaHouse
Monday  8-Apr-2013
  • 7:30 PM ~ Tepsyut at The Village
Coming Up
  • Kheltica at The FCC Phnom Penh
  • Kin at The FCC Phnom Penh, The Doors
  • DJ Jimmy Salsa at The FCC Phnom Penh
  • Jaworski 7 at Equinox
  • Durian Funk Band at Equinox
  • Chikai Bexza at The Score
  • Moi Tiet at Equinox
  • Dr. Wah Wah, Chris Bradbury, Warren Daly, Shine On, Dina Chhan and Ebauche at MetaHouse
  • 2 Shots and a Chaser at Paddy Rice, Sharkys
  • Station to Station at Sharkys, Paddy Rice
  • The Klezbodians at The Village
  • DJ Andy Freak at MetaHouse
  • Professor Kinski, DJ Tonle Dub, DJ Sequence, DJ Kaotek and DJ Mercy at MetaHouse
  • DJ Susu Dam and DJ Lefty at The RiverHouse Lounge
  • DJ Tonle Dub, DJ Sequence and DJ Java Tech at The Show Box
  • DJ Flo Trallala, DJ Wez-T and Greg Lavander at MetaHouse
  • DJ Achaya and Kanha Paula at Tabu Club

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