Cambojam, the Siem Reap-based six-piece known for its acoustic sophistication, is on the road and exploring new, electrified styles. Originally an all-acoustic act, the band began experimenting with electrified sounds in December, and the six-piece ensemble plans to showcase the best of both styles Aug 7 when the group plays The FCC Phnom Penh. The band's selection of music tends mostly toward straight ahead rock 'n' roll, but reggae, pop and Latin, as well as harder-edged heavy metal also make regular appearances in the group's set list. Read More.
Warapo is the house band at the famous Caravelle Hotel in Saigon. Founded in 1998 in Santa Clara, Cuba, the four-man, two-woman Cuban fusion band play radio-friendly Latin rhythms steeped in the Cuban tradition. Warapo won the title "Best Amateur Band" in November 1998 at the 14th Artist College Festival in Holguín, and with their second album, "Tengo Nada," the band garnered four nominations at the 2008 Cuban Disco Awards, Cuba's most prestigious music awards. Show starts at 9 p.m. No cover.
Filipino singer-songwriter Juram Gavero and his band delight 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 and his band are well-versed in the standards of other genres as well. He is comfortable playing everything from Johnny Cash to Metallica. Shows start at 7 p.m. No cover.