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June 2012

Dong Abay’s Rebulto Album Launch Photos and Video – June 28, 2012

Cubao X, Music By June 30, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , , , , No Comments

Despite the rains brought by Typhoon Dindo, Cubao X was packed!

People flocked with umbrellas, hats, and jackets in hand.

Dong Abay Rebulto Album Launch at Cubao X

Dong Abay Rebulto Album Launch at Cubao X

People looked for little nooks, crannies and practically every little corner and space where some semblance of protection from the rain could be had. But I guess, not us!


The Hannah Banana Project Benefit Gig at Danielle’s Place – July 2, 2012

Music By June 29, 2012 Tags: , , , No Comments

Because we all get by with a little from our friends. Or friends of friends. Or friends of friends of friends.

A FUND RAISING EVENT for our dear HANNAH MICHELLE GUTIERREZ, Caloocan Science and UP Public Ad alumna who is currently fighting blood infection/complications (due to Systemic Lupus Erythematosus) @ the Manila Doctors’ Hospital ICU 9.

Performances by:

Republika De Lata

Four Piece Band

Makuri Makuru

and a lot more…


Caught Beneath the Landslide (Oasis Tribute) at Amos Cafe – June 30, 2012

Amos Cafe, Music By June 29, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

Good Vibes – The Bawal Badtrip Experiment at Big Sky Mind – June 29, 2012

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Good Vibes: The Bawal Badtrip Experiment


Fmd Combo ft. OG.SACRED


Lourd De Veyra

Jeepney Joyride

Nityalila ft. 鍾玉鳳 Chung Yufeng

Outcasts of the Universe


Miko Pepito (Mikaelo Lacson Aguilar)

Surogate Prey


Anna and the Flowers of War

Movies, Musings By June 28, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

I struggle with a lot of things, moods, artistic influences, broken relationships, coffee and cigarettes, but above all, sleep. So last night, I spent hours in bed reading A Clash of Kings, watching 21 music videos (yes I counted), and a barrage of movie trailers. In the end, I went back to playing Bejeweled until my hands ached and thereafter, fell asleep.

Here are two of the films I am most looking forward to this year.

Another film adaptaion of Leo Tolstoy‘s Anna Karenina.


Dulaang UP’s Amphitryon Production Photos

Photography, Teatro Pilipinas, Theater By June 28, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

Because my photos are really, really late, here’s a recap of what this was all about.

Celebrating its 35th Theater Season, Dulaang UP presents its fourth production, Amphitryon, a Roman comedy by Heinrich von Kleist with Filipino tranlation by Jerry Respeto and direction by Jose Estrella.

Amphitryon follows the story of King Amphitryon and his wife Alcmene, who became victims of Jupiter, a Roman god. Jupiter disguises himself to make love with Alcmene during the quest of King Amphitryon in Thebes. As the king return to his kingdom victorious from the battle they had won, Jupiter disappeared leaving Alcmene bearing their child. With what happen between the two of them, will Alcmene realize the person whom she made love with was not truly her husband and will Amphitryon discover that a god came to her wife during the time he was in his quest?

Click on the thumbnails to view the posters that came out.


The cast includes Neil Sese, Lex Marcos, Diana Malahay, Wenah Nagales, George de Jesus, Paolo O’Hara, Lucky de Mesa and Natasha Cabrera.

Comprising the artistic team are Lex Marcos (Set Designer), John Batalla (Light Designer), Raven Ong (Costume Designer) and TJ Ramos (Sounds Designer).

Amphitryon ran from February 16 to March 6, 2011 at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater, 2nd floor Palma Hall, UP Diliman, Quezon City.

The following production photos were taken on the last show.


The Discoball at the Fete dela Musique 2012 Rock Stage B-Side

B-Side, Music, Photography By June 27, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

I arrived at The Collective at nine thirty in the evening, and the streets were crowded with cars as people spilled from the venue into the streets. The place was absolutely jampacked! It was not hard for me to find Dax Carnay though, as he was onstage right that moment, hosting while Mei Bastes took a little break.

The Discoball - Fete de la Musique 2012 Rock Stage

I arrived two bands before The Discoball played and that gave us the chance to hang out first, get some drinks, do a bit of small talk, and observe the different kinds of people in the crowd. The crowd was awesome! You could see the musicians, artists, yuppies, “little black men”, rastas, Filipinos, foreigners clustered together here and there.

I was so tempted to walk around and take photos of this very very interesting mix of people but I was running out of batteries.

The Discoball - Fete de la Musique 2012 Rock Stage

The Discoball - Fete de la Musique 2012 Rock Stage

Check out the people in the background! What a great crowd.

Soon enough, I heard The Discoball doing sound check in the background and I rushed off towards the stage to take photos. They had a guest percussionist, Rio Domingo.

The Discoball - Fete de la Musique 2012 Rock Stage


GigPh 2nd Anniversary Special at B-Side – June 30, 2012

B-Side, Music By June 26, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , 1 Comment

About GIG.PH

GIG.PH is the best online source for today’s hottest gigs in the Philippines. For inquiries, please e-mail us at and for bands Get listed –> Follow us!

GIG.PH was formed by four individuals who share the same passion for music in July 23, 2010. Realizing the need for one place that would serve as an all-in-one package when it comes to providing all the information on the latest gigs, concerts, bands, local productions and the best bars for hosting events, they conceptualized

The website aims to advertise local productions and their gigs while helping artists promote their music and talent. In line with this, would like to showcase the bars around the metro that are considered the best when looking for a place to host an event, as well as the small-time bars that seem to be a perfect fit for hosting gigs.

Most importantly, GIG.PH aims to build friendship and camaraderie within the industry through one advocacy: Filipino Music.

LIKE GIG.PH on Facebook here:

Official website at:


Bawal Baduy 2 – The Flying Ipis Birthday Gig at Route 196 – June 29, 2012

Music, Route 196 By June 26, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , , , , No Comments

The Flying Ipis Birthday Gig


Twisted Halo

Gaijin’s Jesse Grinter




FREE BEER while supply lasts!


Lady Ransom Bar Tour at Route 196 – June 28, 2012

Music, Route 196 By June 26, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

Paws & Solve the System Productions Present

@ ROUTE 196

June 28, 2012 | 8PM
Entrance 150

with performances by

Never the Strangers

Jensen Gomez




Faith Above Fate Photo Exhibit by Veejay Villafranca – June 30-July 20, 2012

Photography By June 26, 2012 Tags: , , , , No Comments

The second installment of “Faith Above Fate” photography exhibit by renowned artist Veejay Villafranca
opens on June 30, 2012 at 7:00 in the evening
at JIV Manila Art Gallery
located at 2nd Flr CK Building No. 61 Visayas Ave. Quezon City.

The exhibit will feature selected photographs mounted on light-boxes from Villafranca’s ongoing project focused on religion and Filipino life. The rest of the still images for the collection are projected digitally to give viewers an idea of his four-pronged project covering rituals in Siquijor, the feast of the Black Nazarene, penitence and faith-healing.

Known internationally for photography projects dealing with Filipino culture, Villafranca has shown numerous exhibits around the globe especially after winning the prestigious Ian Parry Art scholarship in London in 2008 and receiving the Crossing Point artist residency program in France in the same year.


Chronic Wheeze 24 at B-Side Makati – June 26, 2012

B-Side, Music By June 26, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

 Collie Herb, Lokal Graphics and Chronic Wheeze will be launching their shirts.

Collie Herb

8 pcs. Fresh, Musically Inclined Men
1 cup Superb Rendition of Cover Songs
250 ml. Original Composition
1/2 cup Foreign Influences 
Dice of Grooves Chops of Positive Vibration Hardwork Discipline Passion Syrup Slices of Island Reggae Music Slices of Dancehall Reggae Music Peace Love Truly Pinoy Adaptation Mix together 8 musically inclined men and stir-fry with discipline, hardwork and passion to Reggae Music until red yellow green. Add chops positive vibration, dice of groove, foreign influences and slices of Island & Dancehall Music. Remove from heat, serve on a platter of Truly Pinoy Adaptation and glaze with Sexy and Mesmerizing Original Compositions. Serve with dreadlock on the side, sprinkle with Peace and top with Love! Serve HOT! Best Serve with Good Vibration! 

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MARTIN ALVAREZ – vocals/perx
WILSON VALLE – bass/back up vocals
KIM CASTILLO – keyboards/back up vocals
BUBOY HADLOCON – perx/back up vocals
JR IBAÑEZ – trumpet/back up vocals
EMER SULIT – trombone/back up vocals
JONG MANUEL – Lead Guitars
VRYAN MANUEL – Rhythm Guitars


Jazz Night at Blackbird Makati with Absolute Zero – June 26, 2012

Blackbird Makati, Music By June 26, 2012 Tags: , , , , No Comments

If you’re wondering where to go on a rainy Tuesday night, here’s what’s going on at Blackbird (formerly Penguin) Makati.

ABSOLUTE ZERO is all about songs, with words and music by guitarist-composer Johnny Alegre. As an indie band that distinguishes itself from the musical structures and styles identified with Alegre’s previous work in Jazz and World Fusion, “ABSOLUTE ZERO: THE GROUP” is a fresh departure and attests to the vibrancy of the popular song form (in capable hands) as an enduring artistic expression.

ABSOLUTE ZERO: The Group [AZ:TG or simply, AZ]
Johnny Alegre, guitar [composer]
Mia Tengco, vocals and rhythm guitar
Paolo Manuel, drums

Find more info and/or Like Absolute Zero on Facebook.