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Weekly Wrap - Week Commencing Thursday the 20th November 2014




- Sean 'Calvin' Barrett, 'On Sangvar Day and The Journey of The Riff'

'Don’t matter/the fish/nor your land/but all you gotta do is plug this in/and beautiful scenes/from a big flat screen/and flashing lights/in your only room/free of charge'

- Mekong Drums, 'Sangvar Day' EP.


Sean 'Calvin' Barrett takes us on a journey into the centre of Phnom Penh-based hard rock band Sangvar Day. There he finds a French socialist composer, an Italian who will not stand still and the infinite wisdom of The Riff. Sean got the low-down from the band on their brand new 6-track EP entitled 'Sangvar Day' and found out why Sangvar are so relevant to Cambodia right now. Read the full article here.

You can hear the band for yourself this Friday night at Equinox at the release party for the Sangvar Day EP. Should be a special night with a number of guests set to join the band on stage, including avant-garde French-Cambodian electro musician Lafidki. And by the way, the EP sounds great. Lead singer Robin Narciso told Leng Pleng: "The party should be massive. We asked several colleagues - from Professor Kinsky of Dub Addiction to Nicolas from the Mekong Pirates - to join us on stage on Friday...It's gonna be an epic night!"

Dave Cox of Mekong Messengers – pic courtesy of artist

Mekong Messengers return to the Phnom Penh music scene on Saturday night following a six-week absence. The country music and 'Americana' influenced six-piece hit Slur Bar on Saturday night, followed by a gig on the 29th November at FCC – The Mansion. The special aspect of this band is lead singer Kristen Rasmussen, possessed of a stupendously powerful and soulful vocal. Latterly the Mekong Messengers have been joined by lap-steel guitarist Dave Cox, who lends an added touch of Nashville-style authenticity.

Five live acts and a host of DJs perform at the Best of Phnom Penh Street Party taking place on Saturday at Equinox and D-Club. Street 278, sometimes known as 'Golden Street' (due to the preponderance of guesthouses and bars using 'Golden' in their name), will be the location for outdoor action including live painting, break-dancing and beat-boxing from 3pm. The Underdogs, Vibratone, Adobo Conspiracy and Psychotic Reactions line-up at Equinox from 8pm. Next door at D-Club, eleven DJ's include DJ Mendy and DJ Solo from Bangkok. Should be one heck of a party.

If, like us, you haven't seen Kok Thlok around for a while, take the opportunity to catch them tonight at Cabaret. The Khmer-fusion ensemble combines Khmer traditional instruments such as the tro and roneat with familiar Western instruments. A Kok Thlok show is always fun and interesting.

Whatever you're up to over the next few days, stay safe out there and... see you around the traps!

Weekly Gig Guide - Week Commencing Thursday the 20th November 2014

Latest Gigs

Thursday  20-Nov-2014
  • 7:30 PM ~ Kok Thlok at The Cabaret Restaurant
  • 8:00 PM ~ Krom at Meta House
  • 9:00 PM ~ zargz and Ten-Tipz at The Riverhouse Asian Bistro
  • 9:00 PM ~ DJ F.U.D and DJ JO at Meta House
  • 9:00 PM ~ Linda Asha Aboalla at The Harem Lounge
  • 9:30 PM ~ The Rock Samples Band at Oscar Rock Cafe
Friday  21-Nov-2014
  • 12:00 AM ~ Dj Mistrezz C at Epic Club
  • 7:00 PM ~ Tamaraka Trio at Le Moon
  • 7:00 PM ~ Joshua Chiang at The Alley Cat Cafe
  • 7:30 PM ~ Bona Thiem at The Cabaret Restaurant
  • 8:30 PM ~ Bacano , zargz and Ten-Tipz at The Doors
  • 9:00 PM ~ Sangvar Day and Lafidki at Equinox
  • 9:00 PM ~ Ras Muhamad at The Laundry Music Bar in Siem Reap
  • 9:00 PM ~ The Adobo Conspiracy at Sharky Bar
  • 9:00 PM ~ Salmon All Star , Phat Controller and CAB at Meta House
  • 9:00 PM ~ Linda Asha Aboalla at The Harem Lounge
  • 9:00 PM ~ Phil Javelle and Izabelle at The Riverhouse Asian Bistro
  • 9:30 PM ~ Rock Station at Oscar Rock Cafe
  • 9:30 PM ~ Sinville Roadshow at The Slur Bar
  • 11:00 PM ~ DJ Solo * and MC Hydro Phonics at Pontoon
Saturday  22-Nov-2014
  • 3:00 PM ~ The Underdogs The , Adobo Conspiracy , Psychotic Reactions and Vibratone at Equinox
  • 9:00 PM ~ Joshua Chiang at The Riverhouse Asian Bistro
  • 9:00 PM ~ DJ Nick , DJ JO , DJ Oggy and Mr. Brown at Meta House
  • 9:00 PM ~ Linda Asha Aboalla at The Harem Lounge
  • 9:30 PM ~ CamboJam at The Laundry Music Bar in Siem Reap
  • 9:30 PM ~ Mekong Messengers at The Slur Bar
  • 10:00 PM ~ DJ Sequence , DJ Alan Ritchie and Kimchi Collective at Dusk till Dawn
  • 11:00 PM ~ DJ Illest at Pontoon
Sunday  23-Nov-2014
  • 9:00 PM ~ Phil Javelle and Anya at The Riverhouse Asian Bistro
Monday  24-Nov-2014
  • 8:00 PM ~ Ace Zapa and KC G. at The Riverhouse Asian Bistro
  • 8:00 PM ~ Movies That Rock Night at Equinox
Tuesday  25-Nov-2014
  • 7:30 PM ~ Tamaraka Trio at The Cabaret Restaurant
  • 8:00 PM ~ Ace Zapa and KC G. at The Riverhouse Asian Bistro
  • 8:00 PM ~ The Last Pop Music Quiz Night at Equinox
  • 9:00 PM ~ Music Video Mix at Meta House
Wednesday  26-Nov-2014
  • 8:00 PM ~ Ace Zapa and KC G. at The Riverhouse Asian Bistro
  • 9:00 PM ~ Open Mic Night at Equinox
Coming Up
  • Wat Opot Music Program at Wat Opot in Takeo
  • The Underdogs at Equinox
  • Vibratone at Equinox, The Cabaret Restaurant
  • Mekong Messengers at Equinox, FCC - The Mansion
  • The Digs at Equinox, The Bodhi Villa in Kampot and The Villa Vedici in Kampot
  • 12me at Equinox
  • Punk's Not Dead at Meta House
  • Bacano at Equinox
  • Sebastien Adnot and Kae "Sylvie" Lhassan at The Cabaret Restaurant
  • Diego Dimarques Trio at The Cabaret Restaurant
  • The Fumes at Sharky Bar, Sharky Bar and Sharky Bar
  • The Adobo Conspiracy at Equinox
  • Lazy Habits at Equinox
  • Kheltica at Le Temps des Cerises
  • Joe Wrigley & The Jumping Jacks at Sharky Bar
  • Battle of the Buskers 2014 at Sharky Bar
  • Penh Stock at Sharky Bar, Sharky Bar
  • Sebastien Adnot and Sylvie Duo at The Cabaret Restaurant
  • Rhiannon Johnson Quintet at The Cabaret Restaurant
  • Bona Thiem and Resident Band at The Cabaret Restaurant
  • Joe Wrigley and Miss Sarawan at The Cabaret Restaurant
  • Sebastien Adnot at The Cabaret Restaurant
  • Christmas Jazz Duo at Cabaret Restaurant, Cabaret Restaurant
  • The Final Countdown at Cabaret Restaurant
  • Sonic Detergent at The Slur Bar
  • Sangvar Day, The Adobo Conspiracy and Nightmare A.D. at The Slur Bar
  • Dr. Wah Wah and DJ Nicomatic at Meta House
  • Rockumentary And Dj Party at Meta House
  • DJ R-Wan at Pontoon, D-Club
  • DJ Illest at Pontoon
  • DJ Blue at D-Club
  • DJ Alan Ritchie at The Cabaret Restaurant, The Cabaret Restaurant
  • DJ Bree at The Cabaret Restaurant
  • DJ Pitch and Mr. Brown at Dusk till Dawn
  • K-Fresh, DJ APK at D-Club, D-Club, D-Club and D-Club
  • K-Fresh, DJ Gang at D-Club
  • K-Fresh, DJ Illest, DJ Tittsworth at D-Club
  • K-Fresh, Dj Illest, Dj Izzet Coca at D-Club
  • Old School Retro Night at D-Club

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