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Weekly Wrap - Commencing Thursday the 11th February 2016

The Leng Pleng Gig Guide is this week bursting at the seams with quality live music and DJ events. A great weekend of music in Phnom Penh will lead up to the opening day of the inaugural Dontrey Chub Met Music Festival in Siem Reap on Monday. Check out the gig guide below to find out what's happening around the traps.

Roxane Dumont at her old favourite haunt, Slur Bar
Roxane Dumont is currently back in town for a brief visit. The smiling singer-songwriter from Belgium has a personality that inspires audiences to fall in love with her wherever she goes. Roxane energetically performs her own personal style of music on a flamenco guitar - the resulting style is by turns Latin, gypsy and rock'n'roll. See Roxane host the Top Banana open mic tonight (Thursday) in Phnom Penh and look out for her performances around Cambodia over the next few weeks.

A number of cool musicians will be visiting Phnom Penh this coming weekend. S. Gatsi is a rock performer and original songwriter from Harare, Zimbabwe. On Friday night, he will join Italian troubadour Robin Narciso for an evening of acoustic music at Sharky Bar. Meanwhile, a few streets away at Sundance Inn & Saloon, Kyle Lamb and Smokey Allen will regale the expat crowd with some authentic country sounds. Singer-songwriter Lamb, from Vancouver Island, Canada, has been recording music since 2007.


Meta House continues to schedule interesting, alternative and original live music events on a regular basis. This Friday, Klaus Legal (from France) will be performing 'industrial music for eyes and ears... using controllers, lights and photosensitive synthesizers'. As a rule-of-thumb, if I don't know what it is, who the stated influences are (Esplendor Geometrico, Pan Sonic, Sudden Infant), and it's at Meta House... then it must be something very cool and worth going along to!

Long-time Phnom Penh sonic agitator Professor Kinski will be playing a live set at Cloud in Phnom Penh on Saturday. The landscape of the Cambodian music scene would look very different without the irrepressible producer, DJ, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Jan 'Kinski' Mueller. Jan has produced a wealth of original, Cambodian-influenced, music with his band Dub Addiction as well as playing with Bob Passion & The Schkoots and Psychotic Reactions and many other projects. Revellers at Cloud on Saturday may well be treated to a rendition of one of his excellent Cambodian Space Project remixes – check out the link below for a preview.

Monday the 15th February is the official opening day of Dontrey Chub Met – a new music festival kicking off in Siem Reap. Organiser Ian Croft of 60 Road Studios has brought together an impressive roster of international and local acts – headlined by the first live performance of the band Dengue Fever in Cambodia in almost three years. The action begins on Monday with an early-evening show by Master Kong Nay at King's Road Angkor and local expat band Soul Gypsies at the nearby Hard Rock Cafe. On Tuesday, five Cambodian rock acts will compete at a special battle-of-the-bands concert at the X-Bar. Wednesday evening sees not only the big Dengue Fever show at FCC Angkor but also a second concert at Golden City with The Kampot Playboys and The Jumping Jacks performing. Dontrey Chub Met will continue in Siem Reap until the 20th February – check out next week's wrap for more details and hit the festival website for full information.

Monday the 15th also sees the release of a new recording by Phnom Penh-based electronica experts Audio Mainline. Soma Remixed is a re-imagining of last year's Soma EP – featuring sublimely hypnotic grooves and sultry vocals. Check out the video below for a preview.




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




JOE WRIGLEY

Weekly Gig Guide - Commencing Thursday the 11th February 2016


Latest Gigs

Thursday  11-Feb-2016
  • 7:00 PM ~ DJ Sequence at Simone Bistro & Art
  • 8:30 PM ~ The Rockafellas at The X-Bar in Siem Reap
  • 9:00 PM ~ DJ Nicomatic at Meta House
  • 9:00 PM ~ Dj Niko Yu at Sharky Bar
  • 9:00 PM ~ Open Mic Night with Roxane at The Top Banana
Friday  12-Feb-2016
  • 12:00 AM ~ DJ Shaman and DJ Alan Ritchie at The Pontoon Pulse
  • 6:00 PM ~ Euan Gray at Farm to Table
  • 7:00 PM ~ Scott Bywater at The Alley Cat Cafe
  • 8:00 PM ~ Joe Wrigley & The Jumping Jacks at Duplex Taverne Belge
  • 8:00 PM ~ Sonny Inbaraj Krishnan and Pervez Smart at Paddy Rice
  • 9:00 PM ~ Robin Narciso and S.Gatsi hailing at Sharky Bar
  • 9:00 PM ~ Smokey Allen and Kyle Lamb at The Sundance Inn & Saloon
  • 9:00 PM ~ Mr. Brown , Andy Freak and Klaus Legal at Meta House
  • 11:00 PM ~ DJ Gang and Dj FunkII Pro at Pontoon
Saturday  13-Feb-2016
  • 5:00 PM ~ Open Mic Hosted by Robin Narciso at The Opera Cafe
  • 8:00 PM ~ Adrien Sergent at Magic Sponge in Kampot
  • 9:00 PM ~ Hot Club de Phnom Penh at Sharky Bar
  • 9:00 PM ~ DJ Mercy , DJane Sao Sopheak and AYA KURATA BANZAI at Meta House
  • 9:00 PM ~ Professor Kinski at Cloud
  • 11:00 PM ~ DJ Illest and Dj Rockit at Pontoon
Sunday  14-Feb-2016
  • 1:00 PM ~ Clay George at The Exchange
  • 6:00 PM ~ Castor Troy * at The Show Box
  • 7:00 PM ~ Miss Sarawan at ARTillery Siem Reap in Siem Reap
  • 8:00 PM ~ CLASSICAL MUSIC CONCERT SERIES at Meta House
  • 11:00 PM ~ DJ Shine and DJ Nas at Pontoon
Monday  15-Feb-2016
  • 6:00 PM ~ Kong Nay at King's Road Angkor in Siem Reap
  • 6:00 PM ~ The Soul Gypsies at Hard Rock Cafe Angkor in Siem Reap
  • 6:00 PM ~ Open Jam Session at ViTO Pizzeria Bar
Tuesday  16-Feb-2016
  • 9:00 PM ~ Dontrey Chubmet - Battle of the Bands at The X-Bar in Siem Reap
Wednesday  17-Feb-2016
  • 7:00 PM ~ Pavel Ramirez at FCC - The Mansion
  • 7:30 PM ~ The Kampot Playboys and Joe Wrigley & The Jumping Jacks at Golden City (Krom Meas) in Siem Reap
  • 8:30 PM ~ Dengue Fever * at The FCC Siem Reap in Siem Reap
Coming Up
  • Bloco Malagasy * at Cayo CoCo Siem Reap in Siem Reap
  • Dengue Fever * at FCC - The Mansion, FCC - The Mansion
  • Mekong Messengers at Sharky Bar
  • Scott Bywater and Warren Daly at Meta House
  • The Kampot Playboys at The Laundry Music Bar in Siem Reap
  • Pavel Ramirez at FCC - The Mansion
  • Road to Mandalay at The Alley Cat Cafe
  • Cambodian Living Arts and Jazz Mezcal Unit at The Institut Francais du Cambodge, National Museum
  • DJ Nicomatic and Dj Trip Designer at Meta House, Meta House
  • DJ Nicomatic and DJ Wah-Wah at Meta House
  • Professor Kinski and DJ Nicomatic at Meta House
  • Miss Sarawan at Abacus in Siem Reap
  • Joe Wrigley at New Leaf Book Cafe in Siem Reap
  • Amund Maarud * at Old Stadium Siem Reap in Siem Reap, Old Stadium Siem Reap in Siem Reap
  • Jazz Mezcal Unit at The Heritage Hotel in Siem Reap
  • The Cutters at The X-Bar in Siem Reap
  • DAVID BOWIE TRIBUTE NIGHT at Meta House
  • Open Jam Session at Japan Guitar Shop & Cafe

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