Christmas cheer is logically the theme for this weekend, no anti-Christmas events appear to have been set up this year. Notably tonight, for Christmas Eve, Miss Sarawan is at Urban Beer House, the jam is back at Ege Bar, Green Pepper have an Intan & Metta special, and the Extraordinary Chambers are at Oscar’s on the Corner.
Also of note this weekend is Beach Party Vol 1 on Saturday at the Greenhouse in Kampot featuring The Schkoots and TheBlueSouls, Dean Wolf Bailey & Friends at Laundry Bar in Siem Reap, Rocket Science at YK Art House, and the long-awaited debut of the first world problems at Oscar’s on the Corner.
Last chance to vote in the annual Kampot Radio Top 100 Songs Of All Time event, up until midnight tonight. Check it out on their Facebook page. Some fierce fighting for the top spots, folks. Then listen in for the countdown on 31 December from noon.
Recently released by Pearl of Asia Records and Lion Productions USA, in conjuction with the Sinn Sisamouth family, is Groove Club 4: Sinn Sisamouth. A very limited run vinyl LP, but there are a few copies down at SpaceFourZero. They also have in stock the Angkor Pop compilation in hot pink and Astronomy Class’ Mekong Delta Sunrise in red.
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The Leng Pleng Weekly Feature
This year started as the preceding few did: Phnom Penh had increasingly been on the itinerary of bands passing through South East Asia, there were new venues and musical projects growing, and, despite a trend of lower high seasons, no reason to expect any radical change. How wrong we were.
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Leng Pleng also recommends the Facebook page Phnom Penh Open Mic as a resource for finding fellow players.
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Cheers and merry Christmas from the artist sometimes known as Guillermo Wheremount.
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Stay safe out there, and see you around the traps.