13 Apr 2013
in Music Tags: concerts, gigs, Mall of Asia Arena, music, Vans
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.
Are you wondering how to get tickets? This is how:
08 Jan 2013
in B-Side, Freedom Bar, Music, Travel Factor Tags: B-Side, Freedom Bar, gigs, music, New Year Party, The Chongkeys, Top Junk, Travel Factor, Wilabaliw, Your Imaginary Friends
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:
Travel Factor will be giving away prizes from Victory Liner, Para’Kito Philippines,OtterBox, The HeadWare and of course, awesome trips!.
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:
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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!
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.
with performances by:
Taken by Cars
Ang Bandang Shirley
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!!!
04 Dec 2012
in Music Tags: gigs, music, Philippine Ska Festival
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)
The Monsoons (CAMANAVA)
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:
Blessed The King
KINGSTON RUDIESKA (Korea)
Visit our Facebook page: PiliSKApinas
On twitter: @PiliSKApinas
You may also purchase tickets here.
27 Nov 2012
in Music, Photography Tags: 70s Bistro, gigs, live music, live performance, Matilda, Matilda Manila, music, Stereochem, video
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.
Charms Tianzon – vocals
Guitars – Meryl Antonio-Reyes
Bass – Yvette Tunguia
Drums – Jovi May Reyes