The Collingwood Pies vs The St Kilda Saints. 3 large screens. Air-conditioned childrens area with toys and adult supervision. Drinks and food specials. 10 a.m. start time. See the flyer. Oye!
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 8:30 p.m. No cover.
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 2009, and the six-piece ensemble plans to showcase the best of both styles in October when the group returns to The FCC Phnom Penh for two shows. 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.
The idea, in a nutshell, is an early hours party, or a "before" party in Mediterranean club parlance — live deejays, fresh music and a trig venue, with free appetizers and the occasional drink special thrown in. In a town where bars stay open till daybreak, DJ Marco's before party is the antithesis to the over-amped, all-night dance scene. The "7-Eleven" Party, as the name borrowed from the 24-hour convenience store implies, occupies the early hours. The music is ambient, not overpowering, and the whole evening works as a warm-up to the hours after midnight. The party starts at 7 p.m., and by 11:30 or so, the crowds have all filtered on to other venues. Read More
With his iPod and a library of Latin jazz, DJ Jimmy Campbell brings the spirits of 1950s Havana to The FCC Phnom Penh, where salsa partners will turn The FCC's upstairs dining room into a dance floor. Dancing starts about 8 p.m., and the more experienced dancers are always happy to dip and twirl with new followers of the craze.
Australian blues legend Phil Manning -- who played the FCC Phnom Penh in Nov 2009 (see story) -- will return to Cambodia in November 2010 for three special engagements at The FCC Phnom Penh. Manning will play Friday and Saturday night shows Nov 26 & 27, and a special "Australian Brunch" set Sunday Nov 28. See next month's newsletter for complete details.