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Weekly Gig Guide - Week Commencing Thursday the 19th December

 ‘I walked away that night with two gigs and it’s just been like that ever since.’

Cheers to Scoddy for giving us the interview, and Jack looks forward to catching up with the wandering Tasmanian during his next stint in The Kingdom.

A very intriguing musical cocktail will be mixed at Meta House this evening. James ‘Ukulele’ Speck breaks out the Kaoscillator for his monthly collaboration with DJ Nicomatic and expert guitarist Tim King in Electric Universe. This month’s performance is going to be even more special and cool as the trio have decided to take on Amplifire in a mighty clash of experimental craziness. Sparks will fly as Meta House struggles to contain the full dub-tastic force of Professor Kinski, Chris Fink and Benoit Carres.

A busy weekend coming up for Ukes of Hazard star James - he is curating a huge day of music and fun this Sunday at WOMP (Wat Opot Music Program). The Wat Opot Project is a community centre for children affected by HIV and social issues. Laura Mam headlines a roster of artists including Miss Sarawan and Andre Swart at the event taking place 47km south of Phnom Penh. Transport from Phnom Penh has been organised for music-lovers wishing to take a day-trip and breathe some fresh air. The concert begins at 11am and runs until 6pm. More details here.

The Village are also busy getting ready for their first festival weekend under new management. The theme of the four-day event is ‘Jazz’ and the highlight is the Leon Kondo Trio on Saturday evening featuring Seb Adnot and Toma ‘The Technician’ Willen. Leon is a seriously talented pianist from whom music flows effortlessly. Backing him is a rhythm section of fearsome power. Anyone who has seen Seb and Toma play together in Jahzad or Dub Addiction has witnessed these two players meld complex bass and drums into an irresistible and unbreakable groove.

Did you know that Conrad Keely plays drums? Neither did I - until I heard the news that the Trail of Dead frontman is joining Rockabilly revivalists Joe Wrigley & The Jumping Jacks for a night behind the kit at Doors this Saturday. This could be interesting.

If I haven’t taken the time to sort through the avalanche of ‘Christmas’ gigs and parties – I apologise. Some emails have got ‘lost’ in the Jack Diamond inbox. It’s hard for me to tell one flimsily-themed event from another, they seem to have run together like a load of cheap and colourful garments in a washing machine. Bah Humbug. The transparent commercialism of the season is even more cringeworthy to me now that I’m supposedly living in a Buddhist country.

Jack would hate to finish on a sour note, of course. All best wishes and compliments to Leng Pleng readers in Cambodia and beyond, including our wandering friend Scott Bywater (now in France writing more songs). I’ll leave you with a video of one of his last performances in Phnom Penh – a particularly funky version of ‘Sunday’s Child’ filmed at Equinox recently.

As always, please stay safe around the traps,


Latest Gigs

Thursday  19-Dec-2013
  • 8:00 PM ~ Brent Clark at The Village
  • 9:00 PM ~ Ritchy Boisson at The Groove
  • 9:00 PM ~ Professor Kinski , James Speck , Tim King , DJ Nicomatic , Chris Fink and Benoit Carres at Meta House
Friday  20-Dec-2013
  • 7:00 PM ~ DJz Nme , DJ Lefty Stryker and DJ Kiss at Boulevard Club
  • 7:30 PM ~ Louise Norup and Barry Speirs at The Cabaret Restaurant
  • 8:00 PM ~ Joe Wrigley , MWAUKA , Alan Breen and Ace Zapa at The Village
  • 8:00 PM ~ Sok Seylalin , Sok Sreyleak , Sarat Thhat , Sea Wolf , DJ Chin Chang , DJ Rith , Ken , Phally and Monika at Lavo Restaurant & Lounge
  • 8:30 PM ~ The Underdogs at The Slur Bar
  • 9:00 PM ~ Sangvar Day and DJ Polaak at Equinox
  • 9:00 PM ~ Ritchy Boisson and Seb & Sam at The Groove
  • 9:00 PM ~ 2 Shots and a Chaser at Paddy Rice
  • 9:00 PM ~ DJ Donabelle at The RiverHouse Lounge
  • 9:30 PM ~ Kheltica at The Doors
  • 10:00 PM ~ DJ Tonle Dub , DJ Dan Beck and DJ Sequence at Meta House
  • 11:00 PM ~ DJ M1 * at Pontoon
  • 11:00 PM ~ The Kimchi Collective at Pontoon
Saturday  21-Dec-2013
  • 8:00 PM ~ Jazz Trio-Leon Kondo at The Village
  • 9:00 PM ~ Warren Daly and Ebauche at Meta House
  • 9:00 PM ~ Barry Speirs , Ritchy Boisson and Stephane Routier at The Groove
  • 9:00 PM ~ Michelle Flemming , Michelle Stewart and Taba at The Otres Market in Sihanoukville
  • 9:30 PM ~ Kok Thlok at The Slur Bar
  • 9:30 PM ~ Joe Wrigley & The Jumping Jacks at The Doors
  • 11:00 PM ~ DJ Illest at Pontoon
Sunday  22-Dec-2013
  • 11:00 AM ~ Laura Mam at Wat Opot Music Program in Kampong Speu
  • 2:30 PM ~ DJ Bree and DJ Phatt Controller at The 3Mangos Guesthouse
  • 8:00 PM ~ Tamaraka Trio at The Village
Tuesday  24-Dec-2013
  • 8:00 PM ~ Barry Speirs and Rhiannon Johnson at The Doors
  • 9:00 PM ~ MWAUKA & The Gang at Paddy Rice
  • 9:00 PM ~ Nova - Christmas Party 2013 at Nova Penthouse
  • 9:00 PM ~ Showbox Christmas Eve at The Show Box
  • 9:00 PM ~ DJ Bob Revo , DJ Cool Sam , DJ Star , DJ Tam , DJ Susu Dam , DJ Lefty Stryker and DJ Maily at The RiverHouse Lounge
  • 11:00 PM ~ DJ Flo Tralala , DJ Illest , DJ Blue , DJ Gang , DJ Bree , DJ Lefty Stryker , DJ Shaman and DJ Alan Ritchie at Pontoon
Wednesday  25-Dec-2013
  • 9:00 PM ~ DJ Bob Revo , DJ Cool Sam , DJ Star , DJ Tam , DJ Susu Dam , DJ Lefty Stryker and DJ Maily at The RiverHouse Lounge
Coming Up
  • Marsyas at Equinox
  • Jahzad at Equinox
  • Vibratone at Equinox
  • Billy Page and Adelisa at Equinox
  • Diego Demarques Trio at Equinox
  • Jaworski 7 at Equinox
  • Gabi Faja, AI Iawasaki and Bong Samnang at The Doors
  • Rhiannon Johnson at The Doors
  • Philippe Javelle and Anna mc keon at The Cabaret Restaurant
  • GTS Jazz and Stephane Routier at The Doors
  • Diego Dimarques Trio at Equinox
  • Sonic Detergent at Equinox
  • The Wanderlusters * at Equinox
  • The Underdogs at Equinox
  • The Cambodian Space Project at The Otres Market in Sihanoukville
  • Gabi Faja, Philippe Javelle and Barry Speirs at The Doors
  • Preap Sovath, Meas Soksophear, Sokun Nisa, Aok Sokunkanha, Chhorn Sovanreach, Miss. Photo City, Sok Seylalin, Bayyareth Nop, Zono, Chhet SovanPanha, Vanna Piseth, Koy and Ms. Katok at Naga World
  • DJ Star, DJ Susu Dam, Dennis Shaw Aka D-Rakkas and DJ Maily at The RiverHouse Lounge
  • DJ Cut Killer at Pontoon
  • The Cuban Brothers at Code

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