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Gig Guide - Weeks Starting Thursday the 18th of July, 2013

Hey,

Another totally cool and vibrant musical weekend rolls around. With the national elections on next weekend, it might be a good idea to get out and enjoy the vibe over the next few days because there might be a damper put on next weekends musical smorgasbord with a ban on alcoholic substances to come into affect next Saturday.

The wonderful, mellifluous vocals of Joe Wrigley will take you on a musical adventure for the start of the week. He plays at The Village this evening (Thursday) and also at the Alley Cat Café on Saturday. Both are early start gigs. The local music soon will bid a fare-ye-well party to the young, beautiful and totally talented Linette Chhun Charm this evening at Equinox. A special gig indded and well worth getting to. At MetaHouse a relatively new and unique event will take place when a diverse array of well known players from various parts of the local music scene collaborate to form an Electric Universe. MetaHouse is all about something new, something creative and sometimes something so intuitively cool that it can take you to illusory places that you never realized you yearned so much. All happening tonight (Thursday).

The Sunset Sandpit Sessions are on again this Friday at Le Jardin. It is customarily created for those who like their after-the-working-week beer seasoned with a great sprinkling of quality acoustic music surrounded by trees, good food and a great atmosphere. This week the session features an ensemble from the well-known Celtic roots band Kheltica - appropriately renamed to Mini-Khetica for this special gig. The session will also feature music producer, guitarist, composer and sound-scape artist Hal FX. He is purportedly talented enough to make other musicians weep. Whoa - big call - so check it out! The Lazy Drunks at Paddy Rice, The Underdogs at Sharkys and a number of cool DJ sessions at various venues round-off Friday's music scene.

On Sunday at 3:00PM, a new gig at the Quay Hotel on the Phnom Penh river-front has started up with the exquisitely talented duo of Euan Grey and Gabi Faja presenting a series of jazz tunes to get your laid-back Sunday juices in the places where you want them to be. The Jazz Juice sessions started last week and is definitely worth checking out. Later on the same day another poetry sound-scape will be assumed, brewed, actualized, hominified, phenom-ed, dispersed,dismantled and then bequeathed at the aforementioned MetaHouse - house of coolness. Also on Sunday, and put together in celebration of the Belgian national day, will be the Latin classics portrayed acoustically by Diego Demarques and Alan Breen. They will play at the Belgian-owned Open Wine on Street 19 (one of Phnom Penh's best kept secrets) - with a wonderful array of delicious foods not found anywhere else in the Kingdom.

A great smattering of quality DJ gigs throughput the weekend too - so get out and get into it.

Coming up, the fourth iteration of the annual indoor musical feast which is affectionately known as PenhStock will commence at Sharkys. No details forthcoming as yet but the 3 to 5 day musical event generally features a huge chunk of the local rock & roll scene together with one or two international acts sometimes thrown into the mix. A run down of previous instantiations of the event can be hooked into here.

I will will you with a couple of videos I came across on the web recently from Khmerican Huy Bochan - the first is quite a classic. The summary for the first video goes like this "Audio track of a young Bochan (1996) rehearsing a new remix of the traditional Khmer Trot. Keys and arrangement by Prince Norodom Sirivudh. Her late father, Chhan Huy on guitar.". Super- cool. I follow it up with a more recent release from the artists in 2013. Enjoy.



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  18-Jul-2013
  • 7:30 PM ~ Joe Wrigley at The Village
  • 7:30 PM ~ Scott Bywater at The Baitong Restaurant & Bar
  • 9:00 PM ~ DJ Star and DJ Ryoku * at The RiverHouse Lounge
  • 9:00 PM ~ Linette Chhun Charm at Equinox
  • 9:30 PM ~ Kok Thlok at The Slur Bar
  • 10:00 PM ~ Anton Isselhardt , James Speck , Tim King and DJ Nicomatic at MetaHouse
Friday  19-Jul-2013
  • 6:00 PM ~ Mini-Kheltica and Hal FX at Le Jardin
  • 8:30 PM ~ Lewis Pragasam at The Village
  • 9:00 PM ~ The X-Rays at The X-Bar in Siem Reap
  • 9:00 PM ~ The Underdogs at Sharkys
  • 9:00 PM ~ The Lazy Drunks at Paddy Rice
  • 9:30 PM ~ The JMC Trio and CamboJam at The Slur Bar
  • 10:00 PM ~ DJ Flo Trallala and DJ Funkelastiks at MetaHouse
  • 10:00 PM ~ DJ Simon C Vent and DJ Chris Rogy at Backstage Cocktail Bar
  • 10:00 PM ~ Hydrophonics and DJ Tech 12 at Pontoon
  • 10:00 PM ~ DJ Rob Bianchett and DJ Rob Venables at The Pontoon Bistro
Saturday  20-Jul-2013
  • 7:00 PM ~ Joe Wrigley at The Alley Cat Cafe
  • 8:00 PM ~ DJ DTonn and Vibratone at The Slur Bar
  • 8:30 PM ~ Masahiro Watabe at The Village
  • 9:00 PM ~ DJ Tonle Dub , DJ Mercy and DJ Java Tech at MetaHouse
  • 9:00 PM ~ Jaworski 7 at Equinox
  • 9:00 PM ~ The Lazy Drunks at Sharkys
  • 9:30 PM ~ DJ DTonn at The Slur Bar
  • 10:00 PM ~ Phat Controller at Backstage Cocktail Bar
  • 10:00 PM ~ DJ Illest at Pontoon
Sunday  21-Jul-2013
  • 3:00 PM ~ Gabi Faja and Euan Gray at The Quay Hotel
  • 6:00 PM ~ Mississippi Skip George , Scott Bywater , Brentus JP , Antonio Pineda , Frisco Tony and Rob Pickering at MetaHouse
  • 6:00 PM ~ Diego Dimarques and Alan Breen at Open Wine
Monday  22-Jul-2013
  • 7:30 PM ~ James Voan at The Village
Tuesday  23-Jul-2013
  • 7:30 PM ~ Gentle Winds at The Village
Wednesday  24-Jul-2013
  • 7:00 PM ~ Vespa Club Jazz Trio at The Doors
  • 10:00 PM ~ DJ Illest and DJ Blue at Pontoon
Coming Up
  • The Knockouts * at Sharkys, The FCC Phnom Penh
  • James Voan at The Village
  • Joe Wrigley at The Village
  • No Forever at The Doors
  • Brentwood at The Village
  • Dub Addiction at Equinox
  • Moi Tiet at Equinox
  • DSN & Gemz at The Show Box
  • The Kimchi Collective at MetaHouse
  • Scott Allan Knost * at Molly Malones in Siem Reap, Molly Malones in Siem Reap and Molly Malones in Siem Reap
  • The Q'Vans * at The FCC Phnom Penh
  • DJ Peanut and DJ Stroke at MetaHouse
  • Invisible Agent at MetaHouse

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