Posted in music | pictures on August 12, 2013

photos by Vladislav Grach

The Cambodian Space Project & The Sights @ The Rock Shop - 8/10/2013
The Cambodian Space Project & The Sights @ The Rock Shop - 8/10/2013

The Cambodian Space Project were here for their first-ever NYC shows over the weekend, playing three times in as many days. All three shows featured former Dirtbomb (and producer of their latest album, Not Easy Rock and Roll), Jim Diamond, on bass for these shows. Right before they had to hop on a plane to Thailand, CSP made their final appearance of the trip, playing The Rock Shop on Saturday (8/10) with Detroit's powerpoppers The Sights (who have worked with Diamond, too) opened the show which also featured Les Sans Culottes (who we missed). (They also played Pianos on 8/8 and Drom on 8/9.) Pictures from that show are in this post.

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The Sights

The Cambodian Space Project & The Sights @ The Rock Shop - 8/10/2013

The Cambodian Space Project & The Sights @ The Rock Shop - 8/10/2013

The Cambodian Space Project & The Sights @ The Rock Shop - 8/10/2013

The Cambodian Space Project & The Sights @ The Rock Shop - 8/10/2013

The Cambodian Space Project & The Sights @ The Rock Shop - 8/10/2013

The Cambodian Space Project & The Sights @ The Rock Shop - 8/10/2013

The Cambodian Space Project & The Sights @ The Rock Shop - 8/10/2013

The Cambodian Space Project & The Sights @ The Rock Shop - 8/10/2013

The Cambodian Space Project & The Sights @ The Rock Shop - 8/10/2013

The Cambodian Space Project & The Sights @ The Rock Shop - 8/10/2013

The Cambodian Space Project & The Sights @ The Rock Shop - 8/10/2013

The Cambodian Space Project & The Sights @ The Rock Shop - 8/10/2013

The Cambodian Space Project & The Sights @ The Rock Shop - 8/10/2013

The Cambodian Space Project

The Cambodian Space Project & The Sights @ The Rock Shop - 8/10/2013

The Cambodian Space Project & The Sights @ The Rock Shop - 8/10/2013

The Cambodian Space Project & The Sights @ The Rock Shop - 8/10/2013

The Cambodian Space Project & The Sights @ The Rock Shop - 8/10/2013

The Cambodian Space Project & The Sights @ The Rock Shop - 8/10/2013

The Cambodian Space Project & The Sights @ The Rock Shop - 8/10/2013

The Cambodian Space Project & The Sights @ The Rock Shop - 8/10/2013

The Cambodian Space Project & The Sights @ The Rock Shop - 8/10/2013

The Cambodian Space Project & The Sights @ The Rock Shop - 8/10/2013

The Cambodian Space Project & The Sights @ The Rock Shop - 8/10/2013

The Cambodian Space Project & The Sights @ The Rock Shop - 8/10/2013

The Cambodian Space Project & The Sights @ The Rock Shop - 8/10/2013

The Cambodian Space Project & The Sights @ The Rock Shop - 8/10/2013

The Cambodian Space Project & The Sights @ The Rock Shop - 8/10/2013

The Cambodian Space Project & The Sights @ The Rock Shop - 8/10/2013

The Cambodian Space Project & The Sights @ The Rock Shop - 8/10/2013

The Cambodian Space Project & The Sights @ The Rock Shop - 8/10/2013

The Cambodian Space Project & The Sights @ The Rock Shop - 8/10/2013

The Cambodian Space Project & The Sights @ The Rock Shop - 8/10/2013

The Cambodian Space Project & The Sights @ The Rock Shop - 8/10/2013

The Cambodian Space Project & The Sights @ The Rock Shop - 8/10/2013

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Comments (11)

Sorry, but this band is blatantly copying Dengue Fever - who are FAR better and have been doing this for far longer.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2013 11:24 AM

I'd rather call it a south asian sound..on Saturday they flipped the set times and I ended up missing them.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2013 11:44 AM

Wow, it's Kurt Cobain.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2013 12:18 PM

yep. blatantly copying dengue fever who are also blatant copiers, but seem to do it much better.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2013 12:47 PM

These guys were great!

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2013 2:40 PM

Covering classic Cambodian songs is not "blatant copying" and Dengue Fever write more than enough original material. If we go by your criteria, 100% of the bands featured on this site are "blatant copiers."

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2013 10:30 PM

Dengue Fever were OK when they stuck to covers of real Cambopop. The rest of their material is just weak jamband shit, especially when the guys in the band take over vocals. I've seen them a few times, and liked them less each time.

CSP start from the same basic point, but take it in a rawer, more garage-psych direction. I didn't see Saturday's show, but I did see them at Pianos, where they rocked out and turned the back room into a Phnom Penh discotheque, with more spontaneous dancing than I think I've ever seen in an EV club. Friday at Drom was more low-key, but I think that's because the club basically made it look like tickets were sold out when in fact the didn't sell any in advance.

Anyway, neither band is perfect, but i know which one I'd go see again.

Posted by anonymous | August 13, 2013 1:20 AM

Playing at The Grand Pooh Bar in Hobart Tasmania on the Thursday 25 April 

Posted by Jennifer | February 17, 2014 5:31 AM

"The Cambodian Space Project" is a cambodian rock band (as far as I know they are located there.) They make some reprises from cambodian folk and rock stars of the 60/70's (I don't remember exactly)

Posted by Thomas | February 26, 2014 8:20 AM

Playing at The Grand Pooh Bar in Hobart Tasmania on the Thursday 25 April 

Posted by Damon | May 13, 2014 4:20 AM

the power of love ... can make happy sad laugh tear romantic painful and scary ........ the lyric means she so afraid of love even it so sweet ...

Posted by Adrienne | June 2, 2014 7:34 AM

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