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,
JACK DIAMOND

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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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