The Catanduanes Reef Break is an event geared towards helping the locals of Catanduanes, specifically in Puraran, through providing proper boards and uplift their well-being – one local at a time. It is an event organized by Surf Catanduanes and Surf4Ezra, a non-profit organization (founded by High School batch mates and friends) dedicated to continue the advocacies of Ezra ‘Tisoi’ Efondo. The specific objectives of the Catanduanes Reef Break 2015 still remain: first, to generate funds that would enable our local surfers to buy quality surfboards, as well as to fund their travel expenses during competitions; and second, to foster, develop, and promote sustainable tourism industry in Catanduanes Island.
Aia de Leon, former vocalist of Imago, has found a new voice in electronic dance music. She has partnered with Nights of Rizal, an independent electronic music producer/songwriter for a fresh new beat. Here is her latest take on the OPM scene. Check it out!
Closer Than Ever
by Nights of Rizal Featuring Aia De Leon
With an alluring voice and disarming honesty, pop-folk artist Alfa can make a bustling room stop. Indie Music Reviewer has compared this multiinstrumentalistto “a clear blue sky and a candid soul” that begs the listener to “hear what else she has to say.”
Born in the Philippines to a family ofmusicians, Alfa got an early start inpiano and violin, playing nationally with the Children’s Orchestra Society of New York. Alfa’s music has received honorable mention from the New York Songwriters Circle and won Grand Prize at Kollaboration Acoustic 2009, a competition highlighting Asian- American talent.
After graduating from NYU and working as a reporter, Alfa took up music full time, traveling across the U.S. to play at college campuses and venues, garnering praise along the way.
1. Watch Sa Wakas on April 13 and 14. Tickets are available at Ticketnet or through www.sawakas.com
2. One winner will be picked per show (April 13 – matinee and gala, April 14 – matinee and gala) with a total of four winners for the opening weekend.
3. Winners will be determined through a raffle based on seat numbers and will be announced during the intermission.
4. To claim the prize, winner will need to present ticket to the registration for validation.
5. VIP Pass will include the following: One (1) Sa Wakas Shirt, Signed Programme, a Sugarfree CD signed by Ebe Dancel, and Backstage Pass for two (2) to meet and greet the cast after the show.
6. Prizes should be claimed on the same day.
The concert will feature the best solo artists and bands in the country include Kamikazee, Urbandub, Save Me Hollywood, The Chongkeys, Moonstar 88, Rocksteddy, and Franco.
Tickets to Vans Summer Music Jam 2013 will be available at all Vans Concert Stores and SM Department Stores
Why, what’s with 420?
Whatever it is, here’s to a music-filled day, from twelve noon til the next day!
Along with the new logo (awesome logo by the way), is the new venue and new poster for Cross Fade Productions‘ No Ordinary Summer gig with full-set performances from Franco, Urbandub, Queso with Salamin and Dhruva Tara.
The venue has been moved to the B-Side courtyard, with the same ticket price. All previous ticket holders can use the same ticket.
Here is the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/499113826817696/
For more information, contact/connect through the following:
To get to the venue:
The Collective (7274 Malugay St.), Makati
Here is a map to B-Side, The Collective, Malugay St., Makati:
There is already an update for this. Same line-up, same ticket price, NEW VENUE. Click HERE.
Mark your calendars and find Metro Bar on West Avenue on your Google maps, because on April 13, Cross Fade Productions is bringing you full-set performances from Franco, Urbandub, Queso with Salamin and Dhruva Tara.
Tickets are at Php500 but early buyers get Php100 off. For tickets and more information:
Contact number: +63.916.312.2483
Every February, we all look forward to the biggest musical event happening at the Sunken Garden of the University of the Philippines Diliman – the UP Fair. More than just a musical event, there are food booths and little stores selling all kinds of interesting stuff and offering services like henna tattoos, palm reading, and the likes. There are also fair rides like the ferris wheel and the octopus, among others (but of course I have to say ferris wheel because it is absolutely my favorite ride of all time), and all kinds of booths offering freebies, from condoms to photos, depending on participating sponsors. You get my drift. In effect, we can say that aside from the Lantern Parade, with the corresponding Oblation Run, and our graduations with the sunflowers, it IS the biggest event of the campus every year. One whole week of all these things! How much fun can it get?!
I can say much about the UP Fair, but I will reserve that for the next week when I might be blogging about every single night I am there, or maybe just one or two, depending on my very hectic schedule. Let me say this for sure though, UP Fair 2013, we are so ready for you! Are you ready for us though?
Here are the most updated schedule, line-up, and other relevant information regarding the UP Fair 2013.
Do come back here for updates in the coming days.
One important thing is: the ticket prices are now standardized, as opposed to previous years when ticket prices varied depending on the host organization or the line-up, but this year, every night, the ticket price is Php100. Such an awesome deal that “affordable” could not possibly be more than an understatement.
So, UP Fair 2013, we are really so ready for you! And we know that you never disappoint.
(You may click on the links for further info regarding the organization, the band, a company or any partner.)
UP Fair 2013 Detailed Information:
February 12: Bulkantahan
Unang Pagsabog Para Sa Pagbabago
(Iuvenis Orbis Geological Fraternity)
Sagittarius Mines, Inc. In Partnership With:
Philex Mining Corporation
Moonleaf Tea Shop
Sigma Kappa Pi Fraternity
Sigma Delta Pi Sorority
UP Geological Society
UP Geological Majors Society
UP Kabataang Pilosopo Tasyo
UP DOST SA
February 12 (Tuesday)
Starts at 5:30pm
Special thanks to:
UP Cwm Zena’na
UP Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Society
UP Artists’ Circle Sorority
Association of Geologists and Geological Enggineers of Mapua
Sampaguita Residence Hall
UP GE CLUB
Sanlahi Alliance UP
UP Music Circle
UP Repertory Company
UP Organization of Business Economics Majors
Featuring exclusive performances by:
Bad Hair Day
From the Author
Half Way Out
Idioms and Disposition
Strands of Autumn
Plus special performances from:
TABAKKA (BLKD, GAJAH and others)
These are some of the gigs I would be seen at in the next two weeks, feel free to come join. 😉
January 11, 2013
Open by 7:00pm
2nd floor Anonas Commercial Complex
# 3 Anonas Road Project 3, Q.C.
for reservations and inquiries call or text 0917.9037124 / 0919.8144885
It is the first gig for 2013 for these bands and because I have a deep love for The Chongkeys, as we were together for three straight days in January 2012 for their Bicol Express tour, that is enough reason for me to go. I have missed them and I’m looking forward to a fun night!
Wilabaliw played at a bar I owned in July 2011 but I did not really get to meet any of them, except for their roadies Jean Paul and Lemon, at that time. I was up to my ears with work and other concerns at that time to actually hang out with them.
And I am a fan of Top Junk‘s music even before any of them became my friends. (As a side note, hey, I have four Session Road and Top Junk shirts but I have yet to get my Chongkeys shirt! You better have my size now Andrei!)
I am definitely shooting on this night.
But best of all, a friend of mine from grad school whom I have not seen in years is coming too to hang out. She is a big Wilabaliw fan. I hope I do not get too happy puffy (read: drunk) on this night though as the much-awaited….
Travel Factor New Year Party is happening on the next night, with performances from our beloved bands:
Tickets are available at the door for P250, comes with 1 free beer and a raffle stub.
The Collective (7274 Malugay St.), Makati
Here is a map to B-Side, The Collective, Malugay St., Makati:
And the week after, another much-awaited event is happening at the same venue! It is my good friends Your Imaginary Friends album launch!
in association with Shoplifters United
Your Imaginary Friends‘
SILENCE IS A VILLAIN
EP launching party
January 19 at B-side.
9pm, 150 bucks with one free beer.
Facebook event page is here.
As one of the ArtisteConnect pledgers, I am looking forward to getting my CD, t-shirt (second one, yehey!) and sticker. And seeing my name on the insert. 😛
Though drummer Eric Po and I are batchmates at the same city, him in the all-boys school and me in the all-girls one, we never really met until that one night at B-Side, after we finalized the plans of their having a homecoming gig at my bar in December 2011.
Brothers Ahmad and Khalid Tanji are also from Bicol and Ahmad had one of the best bands during its time in Legazpi, called The Pepsi Paloma Experiment, and actually went to Ateneo de Naga University, but we have also never met before sometime mid-2011.
They now have Emerald Aquino on bass, taking over Tanya Singh’s duties, and all is good! I met Tanya Singh though before I met any of YIF’s members, she plays bass for Tetas and the Twat, another band of drummer Che Santos, whom I met through Flush and the Toilets, a band composed of then-housemates John Villareal and Repists Roma Regala and Amrei Dizon. Now, Roma and Amrei, we go way back to 2000, when our lives and Kiko Machine’s, The Discoball’s and Matilda‘s lives were more intertwined. Oh, the past is so sweet. Tetas and the Twat, Flush and the Toilets, The Discoball all played at my bar in 2011, while Kiko Machine and Stonefree played way earlier, back when I was still not a part of the bar.
See you guys!!!
This is it! After waiting so long, just-about-my-favorite-people in the world are launching their EP this coming Friday at Big Sky Mind. And I am totally excited because also performing on this night are other bands that I adore. I love you guys from Goodleaf (and you know it!).
Artisans of Discopsychedelica
Bheng Densing – vocals and guitars
Sidney Luzentales – guitars
Dan Ramon P. Geromo – Bass
Jeff Azarcon – Drums