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Gig Guide - Week Starting Thursday the 11th of July, 2013

Hey,

It's that time of the week again and the coming weekend's gig guide is full with a great spread of quality gigs.

Equinox has a great weekend of live music lined up with emerging Khmer Rock band The Underdogs playing there on Friday and a classic double bill on Saturday with The Klezbodians and Jahzad. This will be the last local performance of the Sam Day Harmett before he returns to the place of his birth, New York City, to embed himself there in the local music scene.

Sharkys presents two nights of solid rock music this weekend. The Saturday night gig is relatively special with the Las Vegas Knockouts hitting the stage. They are a rockabilly-punk band that hails from Las Vegas via Bangkok and they hit town last week. On Friday the venue hosts Holliday in Cambodia.

The Groove presents a series of polished and sophisticated performances over three nights starting tonight (Thursday), culminating in the celebration of the French national day on Saturday night. This collection of gigs will feature a number of totally exceptional local musicians including the likes of Euan Grey, Barry Spiers and Diego Dimarques. A cosy and cool venue atop the Terrazza Italian Restaurant.

The Slur Bar brings you four nights of excellent music. It starts Thursday with the wonderfully extolled saxophonic melodies of Stephane Routier and GTS Jazz followed by Friday's Latin party with the Diego Latin Trio, then the more contemporary classic rock of the Lazy Drunks and finally Sunday's full-on rock with the Khmer band Oscar.

Le Jardin will again present the Sunset Sandpit Sessions early on Friday. This week the beer garden will feature three performers - Sonny Krishnan and Pervaz Gulzar from RNA and Alex Ung. Like some kind of musical superhero, Alex appears at a venue in the middle of the night, dazzles everyone with his powers, then disappears again. The audience is left wondering, "Who is this young man with the exquisite voice and smooth John Mayer/John Legend repertoire?" Find out for yourself on Friday. Also earlier on Friday, welcome the return of the ARTillary Cafe back to the live music scene with Scott Bywater and Andre Swart.

Metahouse will also entertain you with the utmost of underground coolness in the heart of Phnom Penh's hustled back-streets. The back-beats of the international Reggae-Dub DJ Samurai will be available on Saturday. He describes himself as a new kind of artist - a DJ, rapper, poet, novelist and dramatist all in one. A unique experience guaranteed. On the south coast, the same night, the Naga House also presents an intercontinental DJ in the form of DJ Bello - deep house is what you will find spinning into the late late hours.

The Doors features one of the last performances of Lady & The Tramp on Friday night. On Saturday night the venue will have Krom perform some of the songs from their forthcoming release entitled Neon Dark. This album will feature some songs together with Master Kong Nay

The FCC Phnom Penh also chimes in this week with the totally danceable and totally great performing Latino band Luna Negra. Great night of music on the FCC rooftop for those who like to dance.

Leaving you this week with a couple of things from the sometimes local Gone Marshall - a totally talented poet and music producer. We featured his humurous take on the local scene a couple of years ago with the song Barangutang. Below is a couple more offerings from the performer. A whol list can be enjoyed here: https://soundcloud.com/gone-marshall.




From Ted, Rob 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  11-Jul-2013
  • 7:30 PM ~ Joe Wrigley at The Village
  • 8:00 PM ~ DJ Star , DJ Bee , DJ Kakada , DJ Tam , DJ Susu Dam and DJ Phannara at The RiverHouse Lounge
  • 8:00 PM ~ DJ Biggie Sin * at Saint Tropez Lounge
  • 9:00 PM ~ Ritchy & Phil and Diego Dimarques at The Groove
  • 9:30 PM ~ GTS Jazz and Stephane Routier at The Slur Bar
Friday  12-Jul-2013
  • 6:30 PM ~ Alex Ung , Sonny Krishnan and Pervaz Gulzar at Le Jardin
  • 7:00 PM ~ Scott Bywater and Andre Swart at The ARTillery Cafe
  • 7:30 PM ~ Amanda Bloom and Achia Cyxtiel at The Village
  • 9:00 PM ~ Professor Kinski , DJ K'Dam , DJ Tonle Dub , DJ Mercy and DJ Polaak at MetaHouse
  • 9:00 PM ~ Holliday In Cambodia at Sharkys
  • 9:00 PM ~ DJ Maurice at Rubies Wine Bar
  • 9:00 PM ~ The Underdogs at Equinox
  • 9:00 PM ~ The Diego Latin Trio at The Slur Bar
  • 9:00 PM ~ Euan Gray , Barry Speirs and Ritchy Boisson at The Groove
  • 9:00 PM ~ Lady and the Tramp at The Doors
  • 9:00 PM ~ DJ Bob Revo , Tulip Band and DJ Sun at Lavo Restaurant & Lounge
  • 9:00 PM ~ Two Shots and a Chaser at Paddy Rice
  • 10:00 PM ~ DJ Gang and DJ Rob at Pontoon
Saturday  13-Jul-2013
  • 8:30 PM ~ Brentwood at The Village
  • 8:30 PM ~ DJ Pirate Po The and X-Rays at The X-Bar in Siem Reap
  • 9:00 PM ~ Carlyle at Sizzlers Bar
  • 9:00 PM ~ Luna Negra at The FCC Phnom Penh
  • 9:00 PM ~ The Klezbodians and Jahzad at Equinox
  • 9:00 PM ~ Ritchy & Phil at The Groove
  • 9:00 PM ~ The Las Vegas Knockouts * at Sharkys
  • 9:00 PM ~ DJ Bello at The Naga House in Kampot
  • 9:00 PM ~ The Lazy Drunks at The Slur Bar
  • 9:00 PM ~ DJ Samurai * at MetaHouse
  • 9:00 PM ~ Krom at The Doors
  • 10:00 PM ~ DJ Blue and DJ Gang at Pontoon
  • 10:00 PM ~ DJ Wez-T and DJ Brus at Backstage Cocktail Bar
Sunday  14-Jul-2013
  • 7:00 AM ~ Tatiana Probst * and Barbara Probst * at MetaHouse
  • 4:30 PM ~ Jet Odrerir at Le Jardin
  • 7:30 PM ~ Meas Soksophear , Chhorn Sovanreach and Rania * at Bayon TV Studio
  • 9:00 PM ~ Oscar's Band at The Slur Bar
Monday  15-Jul-2013
  • 7:30 PM ~ James Voan at The Village
Tuesday  16-Jul-2013
  • 7:30 PM ~ Gentle Winds at The Village
  • 9:00 PM ~ Gabi Faja and Ashley Pensinger-Sok at The Opera Cafe
Wednesday  17-Jul-2013
  • 7:30 PM ~ Lady and the Tramp at The Village
Coming Up
  • The Las Vegas Knockouts * at Sharkys, The FCC Phnom Penh
  • Jaworski 7 at Equinox
  • James Voan at The Village
  • Gentle Winds at The Village
  • Joe Wrigley at The Village
  • Amanda Bloom at The Village
  • Masahiro Watabe at The Village
  • Lady and the Tramp at The Doors
  • Gabi Faja and Euan Gray at The Quay Hotel
  • Brentwood at The Village
  • DJ Flo Trallala and DJ Funkelastiks at MetaHouse
  • DJ Tonle Dub, DJ Mercy and DJ Java Tech at MetaHouse
  • DJ Simon C Vent and DJ Chris Rogy at Backstage Cocktail Bar

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