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Vans Off the Wall Summer Music Jam – May 11, 2013

Music By April 13, 2013 Tags: , , , , No Comments

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

VANS OFF the Wall Summer Music Jam is brought to you by Vans with co-presented by The SM Store and Monster Energy.
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Lookin Forward to January 2013

B-Side, Freedom Bar, Music, Travel Factor By January 8, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , , , , No Comments

These are some of the gigs I would be seen at in the next two weeks, feel free to come join. 😉

January 11, 2013
Friday
Open by 7:00pm
Gate: p150

FREEDOMANIA

featuring:

Wilabaliw
The Chongkeys
Top Junk

FREEDOM BAR
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:

Stickfiggas
Coffeebreak Island
The Discoball
Goodleaf
Romcom
Paranoid City
Maude

Travel Factor will be giving away prizes from Victory LinerPara’Kito Philippines,OtterBoxThe HeadWare and of course, awesome trips!.

Tickets are available at the door for P250, comes with 1 free beer and a raffle stub.

B-Side
The Collective (7274 Malugay St.), Makati

Here is a map to B-Side, The Collective, Malugay St., Makati:


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And the week after, another much-awaited event is happening at the same venue! It is my good friends Your Imaginary Friends album launch!

GIG.PH
in association with Shoplifters United
presents:

Your Imaginary Friends
SILENCE IS A VILLAIN
EP launching party

January 19 at B-side.
9pm, 150 bucks with one free beer.

with performances by:
Taken by Cars
Techy Romantics
Ang Bandang Shirley
Chicosci

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!!!

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Philippine Ska Festival – Dec. 8, 2012 at the Makati Square Arena

Music By December 4, 2012 Tags: , , No Comments

The PHILIPPINE SKA FESTIVAL
*3rd MANILA SKA FESTIVAL (Manila Leg)
DEC 08, 2012 – Makati Square Arena

Featuring Ska bands from Luzon:
Shuffle Union (QC)
Coffeebreak Island (QC)
Neighbors (Angono, Rizal)
Jeepney Joyride (Manila)
Baguio Ska Paradise (Baguio)
SteadyMovinBeat (CAMANAVA)
Dandimites (Makati)
The Monsoons (CAMANAVA)
Stolenshots (Bicol)
Fingertrap (Cavite)
and
KINGSTON RUDIESKA (Korea)

*SOUTHSIDE SKARNIVAL (Cebu Leg)
DEC 15, 2012 – Peace Bar, Cebu City
DEC 16, 2012 – Bob Marlin, Parkmall, Mandaue City
Featuring Cebu’s top Ska bands:
Skalibre 32
Laidback Allstars
Oneman Down
Seaweed Pasta
Shepherd’s Plaid
Blessed The King
with guests:
Shuffle Union
Coffeebreak Island
And
KINGSTON RUDIESKA (Korea)

TICKET INQUIRIES:
Visit our Facebook page: PiliSKApinas
E-mail: piliskapinas@gmail.com
On twitter: @PiliSKApinas

You may also purchase tickets here.

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Matilda Returns to 70’s Bistro – Nov. 14, 2012

Music, Photography By November 27, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , , , 1 Comment

Matilda seldom does gigs these days that when they do have one, I make it a point to go. I once asked Meh if Matilda has disbanded and she responded with: “No, everyone just thinks so and we don’t get get invites to play but we are very much alive!” or something to that effect. So I get excited every time they have a gig.

Meryl Antonio-Reyes and I go as far along as I do with Dan Ramon Geromo of The Discoball, back to our college days when we were all sophomores at U.P. Diliman and we bonded through The U.P. Repertory Company. I was really happy to come and watch them play again.

 

MATILDA

Charms Tianzon – vocals
Guitars – Meryl Antonio-Reyes
Bass – Yvette Tunguia
Drums – Jovi May Reyes

Matilda at 70s Bistro - Nov. 14, 2012

Matilda at 70s Bistro - Nov. 14, 2012

Matilda at 70s Bistro - Nov. 14, 2012

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Surf & Music Festival 2012 Day 1 – San Juan, La Union

La Union, Music, Photography, Travel Factor By November 5, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 11 Comments

Meet-up was at The Podium’s open parking lot at twelve midnight, so we were all hanging out at Starbucks as early as eleven o’clock. I haven’t been on a trip with my Travel Factor friends in quite a while, the last time we were together was the Tambaron Island trip in Bulalacao, Mindoro last May. (Click here for the blog on that.)

We left the parking lot a little after one in the morning and arrived at Sebay Surf Resort close to nine in the morning. It was a really long trip, especially since I’ve had experience with my surfer friends PJ and Gerard when we’d take Manila-San Juan in three hours, yes, 3 hours, because that’s how fast Gerard (de Sagun) drives! We didn’t mind though because our room was going to be available at noon and we spent the entire morning just hanging out, checking out the beach, the girls, the surf, the breeze, all from the comforts of the restaurant of Sebay.

photo by H from a Samsung Note phone

The last time I was in Urbiztondo for surfing was January 2011, and the last time I went on a decent surfing trip was in Baler, March 2011. I went a number of times to Bagasbas in Camarines Norte while I was based in Naga but I never did get to do any surfing there. I haven’t really surfed in almost two years – so, even though I tried to get ready for surfing a few days before this trip, I took it easy on Day 1. About an hour of riding some white water, and no paddling even. Soo…. lazy.

We spent more time hanging out with friends at San Juan Surf Resort, drinking Pinacoladas from Sunset Buckets (a cousin of the Boracay Bucket). The above photos are from my friend Ayie’s camera. Thanks Ayie!

I spent so much time hanging out with friends that I wasn’t dressed yet by the time Up Dharma Down came onstage. Never mind the bath, we quickly changed into shirts and shorts and headed to the concert area. We weren’t gonna miss Up Dharma Down!

UP DHARMA DOWN

Ean Mayor [drums and loops] 
Carlos Tanada [lead guitars] 
Armi Millare [keyboards, vocals] 
Paul Yap [bass]

UpDharmaDown - Surf and Music Festival 2012 Day 1

UpDharmaDown - Surf and Music Festival 2012 Day 1

UpDharmaDown - Surf and Music Festival 2012 Day 1

Up Dharma Down was the first band to come onstage after DJ David Ardiente‘s set and the crowd was just starting to trickle in.

Surf and Music Festival 2012 Day 1

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Roots Rock Reggae: The Chongkeys at Metro Bar – Oct. 17, 2012

Music, Photography By October 31, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , 6 Comments

There were only three bands left on the line up: The Chongkeys, Brownman Revival, and Franco. I was on my second glass of mai tai by this time. Since I was already standing near the stage, I took the first photos while I was there and ended back on the mezzanine. And this blog is Part 2 of 3.

The Chongkeys at Metro Bar - Oct. 17, 2012

The Chongkeys at Metro Bar - Oct. 17, 2012

The Chongkeys at Metro Bar - Oct. 17, 2012

The Chongkeys at Metro Bar - Oct. 17, 2012

The Chongkeys at Metro Bar - Oct. 17, 2012

The Chongkeys at Metro Bar - Oct. 17, 2012

The Chongkeys at Metro Bar - Oct. 17, 2012

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Roots Rock Reggae: Jeck Pilpil & Peacepipe at Metro Bar – Oct. 17, 2012

Music By October 30, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , 1 Comment

I arrived while Reggae Mistress was onstage and immediately went to find my friends, The Chongkeys.

Someone took this photo, of the guy sitting on the step on the right, and I just got included.

The Chongkeys and I all went in together but I went to the bar first to get a drink and then on to the mezzanine to take photos and videos. My first reaction when I went in was, “WOW, this place is HUUUUUGE!” See, I’ve never been to Metro Bar before. Jeck Pilpil & Peacepipe went onstage first. And this blog is part 1 of 3.

Jeck Pilpil & Peacepipe at Metro Bar - Oct. 17, 2012

Jeck Pilpil & Peacepipe at Metro Bar - Oct. 17, 2012

Jeck Pilpil & Peacepipe at Metro Bar - Oct. 17, 2012

Jeck Pilpil & Peacepipe at Metro Bar - Oct. 17, 2012

Jeck Pilpil & Peacepipe at Metro Bar - Oct. 17, 2012

Jeck Pilpil & Peacepipe at Metro Bar - Oct. 17, 2012

Jeck Pilpil & Peacepipe at Metro Bar - Oct. 17, 2012

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Dhruva Tara, Jireh Lim and Your Imaginary Friends at Route 196 – Oct. 26, 2012

Music, Photography By October 29, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , 7 Comments

This is Part 2, the first part with Wake Up Call, December Avenue and Electric Princess is HERE.

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DHRUVA TARA

Fredz Mantilla – Vocals / Sampler
Axel Vito Cruz – Synths / Piano / Back up vocals
Julius Dumlao – Guitars
Moki Man – Guitars / Back up vocals
Gi Garcia – Bass / Back up vocals
Brian Lotho – Drums / Percussion

Dhruva Tara at Route 196 - Oct 26, 2012

Dhruva Tara at Route 196 - Oct 26, 2012

Dhruva Tara at Route 196 - Oct 26, 2012

Dhruva Tara at Route 196 - Oct 26, 2012

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Wake Up Call, Electric Princess and December Avenue at Route 196 – Oct. 26, 2012

Music By October 28, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , , 10 Comments

Sid and I arrived early at Route 196 – sometime at nine in the evening and the place was already full! A pleasant surprise since it was a Friday night of a long weekend and we expected people to be either out of town, vacationing, or over at the SM Mall of Asia grounds for the epic Tanduay Rhum Rock Fest.

It was nice to see Route 196 filled with a crowd of new, fresh, and yes, quite young, faces.

First up for the night was “Wake Up Call” – a newly-formed band from UST. Since they were new, they mostly did covers. And the night was off to a great start!

Oh, kids!

Wake Up Call at Route 196 - Oct 26, 2012

Wake Up Call at Route 196 - Oct 26, 2012

Wake Up Call at Route 196 - Oct 26, 2012

Wake Up Call at Route 196 - Oct 26, 2012

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