Live music and art highlight the January calendar at the FCC.
Kampot-based French artist Vincent Broustet explores the essence of a woman with two dozen ink-and-paper drawings. The exhibit, titled "Sola," feminine Spanish for alone, runs through January.
From 7 to 9 p.m. every Friday evening, The FCC Angkor offers ladies free-flow of the daily cocktail special. Drop in for a free drink or three. You just never know who you might meet!
As an antidote to Saturday nights, The FCC Angkor serves all-you-can-eat paella with free-flow sangria from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. every Sunday. Only $12 per person.
Originally an eight-piece "tower of power" pub band in Adelaide during the 1980s, Plan B is back with some original and new members for a Southeast Asian reunion tour. Plan B plays a "very palatable form of hard-edged, pop-influenced soul," says Sneaky Pete, the group's ringleader. Show starts at 8 p.m. No cover.
Explore the regional flavors of Japan with The FCC Angkor Japanese buffet. From 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. $15. For reservations, phone Vanthan at 063 760 280, 015 555 560 or email at email@example.com.
Filipino singer-songwriter Juram Gavero delights crowds with an energetic blend of smoky, soulful vocals and guitar-driven acoustic rock. The Filipino native plays mostly rock 'n' roll classics, but like every good musician, he is well-versed in the standards of other genres as well. He is comfortable playing everything from Johnny Cash to Metallica. Shows start at 8 p.m. No cover.
A good, old fashion Australian barbie with heaps of red meat. From 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. $15. For reservations, phone Vanthan at 063 760 280, 015 555 560 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mekong Pirates are among Phnom Penh's greatest party bands, mixing rock, funk and reggae with a touch of Latino. The Pirates boast two female vocalists, an accordion player, a horn section and bongos, in addition to half a dozen other musicians.
Discover the delights of authentic Khmer cuisine. From 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. $15. For reservations phone Vanthan at 063 760 280, 015 555 560 or email at email@example.com.
A fixture of the Phnom Penh music scene, Phil & Ritchie take their jazz and rhythm-and-blues show to Siem Reap. The duo from France play nearly everything, including material from artists such as Chuck Berry, Ray Charles, Wilson Pickett, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder. They cover pop/rock artists such as Prince, U2 and Peter Gabriel. "That is the power of the duet," says Phil Javelle. "[Ritchie] takes care of the rhythm, and I take care of the harmonies. With that we can go anywhere." Show starts at 8 p.m. No cover.
A fixture of the Saigon music scene, Latin rock act Bad Neighbours return to Phnom Penh. "We try to destroy the song and put in reggae, rap, Latin, some house," band founder Claudio Duek told Asia Life recently. "We try to do the exact opposite of cover bands who try to perform as much like the original." Show starts at 8 p.m. No cover.
The FCC Angkor wraps up the January buffets with sumptuous Italian cuisine. From 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $15. For reservations, phone Vanthan at 063 760 280, 015 555 560 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Grease Night" follows on the heals of the wildly successful "Mama Mia" night held earlier in the year. Over dinner, The FCC will show both Grease movies on the big screen, followed by a special DJ and a night of John Travolta-inspired late 70s/early 80s music dancing.