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Weekly Gig Guide - Week Commencing Thursday the 6th February 2014

Ted and I (and probably several hundred other revelers) are still recovering from a great party at The Barn in Sihanoukville a couple of nights ago. Dub Addiction caused shockwaves across Otres Lake with an atomic barrage of their special brand of Khmer dub-reggae. If you missed last week's wrap then you can read more about Otres Market and The Barn here. Also, LengPleng last week mentioned to you about a fantastic remake of a classic Khmer song called 'Snaeha Khong Pel Reatrey' that was originally sung by So Saveoun. In last week's wrap we wrongly credited this awesome KlapYaHandz track to Professor Kinski of Dub Addiction. However, we should have credited the production to Sok Visal – apologies for the oversight, Visal. 
 
The music scene in Sihanoukville is very healthy at the moment, with many traveling musicians paying a visit uptown to The Led Zephyr – one of the most expertly designed and best equipped live music venues in the country. When we dropped in to the venue this week we were treated to a performance from Canadian acoustic-blues maestro Pat Savage. Pat has promised to return later in the year with a full band and a documentary film crew!

The Barn is not the only place to find great live music in the less developed and more laid-back environment of Otres Beach. Wish You Were Here is a very popular spot on Sunday nights when they host live acoustic artists. Next door is Santino's Rockstar Resort and this new venue is running a series of live music and DJ events all this week. The mini-music festival runs from Wednesday the 5th to Tuesday the 11th of February. UK music scene veteran Mark Barker is in charge of the resort and promises regular live gigs and DJs throughout the season.

Other live music destinations on Otres Beach include Pappa Pippo, Ritchie's Bar and Footprints (Otres 2). Every Thursday, manic DJ Dave Breeze leads a group of party-goers inland to a secret jungle location for Kerfufflea psy-trance party running from 10pm until 10am! 
 
Jaworski 7 make a homecoming of sorts to Phnom Penh on Friday night, when they play their first gig in eight weeks. In 2013 the band proved themselves to be one of the tightest bands in the city. Check out their post-punk, new wave styling at Slur Bar.

On Saturday, Meta House are hosting a special night of Khmer-rock. The German Cultural Center eloquently describes the evening as 'an audio-visual trip to the Golden Age of Cambodian music, presented by visual artist Hen Sophal (DJ), Sao Sopheak (DJ) and Marc Eberle (video projections). For the first time, Hen Sophal will play the best tracks from his vast music collection which he has acquired over the last 30 years.' ...sounds like this could be a special night, as one of the most respected collectors of the genre opens up his record-box. 
 
Respected musician James 'Skip' Sutherland is one of the many talented European players who now calls Phnom Penh his home. The Scottish singer-songwriter of cult 1970's guitar band Radio City will be hosting The Amazing Acoustic Picnic II on Saturday afternoon at the Mith Samlanh Center on Street 13, Phnom Penh. James told us that the event will celebrate '20 years of Mith Samlanh and Friends-International building futures for marginalized children and families in Phnom Penh. The mood will be mellow, the vibes good, and all proceeds from the day will go to support Mith Samlanh's programs for disadvantaged youth and families in Phnom Penh.' 
 
Skip was one of the foremost protagonists of The Tuk-Tuk Sessions, a unique project that filmed 50 live music performances from various bands – in the back of a Tuk-Tuk careening around Phnom Penh. The playlist reads as a 'who's who?' of the Cambodian expat music scene, featuring such leading lights as Dengue Fever, The Cambodian Space Project, Durian and Scott Bywater. The guys from The Tuk-Tuk Sessions have reportedly brought the project to a close. Hopefully they can be persuaded to resurrect the series in the future. In the meantime, look out for screenings of the sessions at Equinox. Check out the final chapter below, featuring Mu Sochua sharing songs on democracy and non-violence. 


Stay safe around the traps,

JACK DIAMOND. 


Latest Gigs

Thursday  6-Feb-2014
  • 4:00 PM ~ Reggae DJs All Day and Night at Santino's Rock Star Resort in Sihanouk Ville
  • 5:00 PM ~ Wat A Gwaan at The Show Box
  • 8:00 PM ~ Michelle Flemming at Pappa Pippo in Sihanouk Ville
  • 8:30 PM ~ Ladies Night at Sharky Bar
  • 9:00 PM ~ X-Pat Sound System at Meta House
  • 9:00 PM ~ Philippe Javelle , Seb and Daniel at The Groove
  • 9:00 PM ~ DJ Wez-T at Dusk till Dawn
  • 9:00 PM ~ DJ Tam at The RiverHouse Lounge
  • 9:30 PM ~ The Phsit Gang at Oscars 51
  • 10:00 PM ~ DJ Bree , DJ Octo * and DJ Stroke at Code
Friday  7-Feb-2014
  • 6:30 PM ~ Carlos Fandango and Lisa at Le Jardin
  • 7:00 PM ~ Sea Wolf at Boulevard Club
  • 7:00 PM ~ Billy Page and Jack Smack at Santino's Rock Star Resort in Sihanouk Ville
  • 8:00 PM ~ Michelle Flemming at Footprints in Sihanouk Ville
  • 9:00 PM ~ RNA + Friends and DJ Norris Norisk at Meta House
  • 9:00 PM ~ DJ Bree and DJ Simon C Vent at The Eighty8
  • 9:00 PM ~ Lewis Pragasam and Philippe Javelle at The Groove
  • 9:00 PM ~ DJ Tim Coates and DJ Mikus at The RiverHouse Lounge
  • 9:00 PM ~ CMX Connection Live at Paddy Rice
  • 9:30 PM ~ Jaworski 7 at The Slur Bar
  • 9:30 PM ~ Wat A Gwaan at Oscars 51
  • 10:00 PM ~ DJ Achaya , DJ Nakadia * and DJ Rob at Code
  • 11:00 PM ~ DJ Gang and DJ Rob at Pontoon
Saturday  8-Feb-2014
  • 2:00 PM ~ Mississippi Skip George , Euan Gray , Joe Wrigley , MWAUKA , Miss Sarawan and Songkites at The Mith Samlanh Center
  • 8:00 PM ~ DJ Sao Sopheak and DJ Hen Sophal at Meta House
  • 8:30 PM ~ Joe Wrigley & The Jumping Jacks at FCC - The Mansion
  • 9:00 PM ~ Steve Murray at Sharky Bar
  • 9:00 PM ~ The Underdogs at Equinox
  • 9:00 PM ~ Michelle Flemming at The Otres Market in Sihanoukville
  • 9:00 PM ~ The Koolers at The Silk Garden in Siem Reap
  • 9:00 PM ~ DJ Edwardowski and DJ Sakura Boom at The Laundry Music Bar in Siem Reap
  • 9:00 PM ~ Lewis Pragasam and Philippe Javelle at The Groove
  • 9:30 PM ~ Sonic Detergent at The Slur Bar
  • 9:30 PM ~ Millenium at Oscars 51
  • 10:00 PM ~ DJ Wez-T and DJ Alan Ritchie at Dusk till Dawn
  • 11:00 PM ~ DJ Illest and DJ Gigahurtz at Pontoon
Sunday  9-Feb-2014
  • 12:00 PM ~ DJ Trond , The Sonambulist , Tommy Def and King Bats at Santino's Rock Star Resort in Sihanouk Ville
  • 12:30 PM ~ Alan Breen at The Exchange
  • 4:30 PM ~ Vibratone at The Champa Lodge in Kampot
  • 5:00 PM ~ Philippe Javelle and DJ Funkelastiks at Open Wine
  • 9:30 PM ~ French Nostalgie at Oscars 51
Monday  10-Feb-2014
  • 7:00 PM ~ Jack Smack , DJ Spectacular , Shite Allan , MC Fast Eddie , 16' Steel Neale and Tommy Powell at Santino's Rock Star Resort in Sihanouk Ville
  • 9:30 PM ~ Miss Sarawan at The Slur Bar
Tuesday  11-Feb-2014
  • 7:00 PM ~ James , Michelle Flemming and DJ Gabrielle Homme at Santino's Rock Star Resort in Sihanouk Ville
  • 11:00 PM ~ DJ Lefty and DJ Alan Ritchie at Pontoon
Coming Up
  • The Fumes at Equinox
  • The Cambodian Space Project at Equinox
  • Jahzad at Equinox
  • Michelle Flemming, Roxanne Dumont and Robin Narciso at Equinox
  • Swagger at Meta House
  • Pop Music Quiz Night at Equinox
  • Tamaraka Trio at The Slur Bar
  • Vibratone at The Slur Bar, Equinox
  • Nostalgie at Slur Bar
  • RJ Marshall at Equinox
  • The Teaner Terners at Sharky Bar
  • Marsyas at The Slur Bar
  • Wat A Gwaan at The Slur Bar
  • X-Pat Sound System at Meta House
  • A Pink Floyd Odyssey at Meta House
  • Stonewall * , Bob Passion and Didier Wampas * at Sharky Bar
  • Bert Bevans * at Code
  • DJ Sequence, DJ Donabelle and DJ Alan Ritchie at Phnom Penh Passenger Port
  • DJ Per at Pontoon
  • DJ Illest at Pontoon
  • DJ Tech 12 and MC Hydro Phonics at Pontoon
  • DJ Flo, DJ Funkelastiks, DJ Lefty, DJ Il Toro * and DJ Egospell at Koh Rong Samloem in Sihanouk Ville
  • DJ Mocity at Pontoon
  • DJ Achaya and DJ Wah-Wah at The Kep Lodge in Kep
  • DJ BBoy Peanut and DJ Gigahurtz at Star Palace Night Club
  • DJ Nicomatic and DJ Wah-Wah at Meta House
  • DJ Alexis G at Nova Penthouse
  • DJ Soundtrack at Meta House
  • DJ Tonle Dub and DJ Mercy at Meta House, Meta House
  • Doors + Code Red at Doors
  • DJ Bree, DJ Stroke and DJ Woody at Code
  • DJ Star, DJ Tam and DJ Maily at The RiverHouse Lounge
  • DJ Sequence, Dj Klang, DJ DaveBreeze and DJ TropicalAlien at Santino's Rock Star Resort in Sihanouk Ville
  • The Tuk Tuk Sessions at Equinox
  • The Cuban Brothers * at Code

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