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!!!
31 Oct 2012
in Music, Photography Tags: Diksyonaryo, gigs, live music, Metro Bar, photography, reggae, Rock, Roots, Roots Rock Reggae, The Chongkeys, videos, Zion
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.
23 Sep 2012
in B-Side, Music Tags: B-Side, Gala Magazine, gig, live music, makati, music, The Chongkeys, The Collective
I was at Balay Tubay* one Friday night when I heard the band play a cover of The Chongkeys‘ Diksyonaryo, and I thought, “Oh wow, I miss the band! I should come see them in one of their gigs when I come back.”
I flew in to Manila from Puerto Princesa on September 13th, and that night, I was at B-Side. Already! Looking really tan and shiny too!
14 Aug 2012
in Amos Cafe, B-Side, Black King's Bar, Blackbird Makati, Music, Route 196, Saguijo Tags: 35up, Amos Cafe, B-Side, Black King's Bar, Four Piece, gigs, Hiraya Arts and Music Festival, JEK Bar and Grill, music, Route 196, Saguijo Cafe, South Bar, The Borrachos, The Chongkeys, Top Junk, Your Imaginary Friends
PINOYTUNER LIVE, Rock Ed Philippines, and Dakila present:
NO JETSKIS, JUST GUITARS
A benefit show for flood victims
With performances by:
ACEL VAN OMMEN
TONIGHT WE SLEEP
BLACK TOOTH GRIN
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Show starts at 9PM sharp!
SaGuijo Cafe, 7612 Guijo Street, San Antonio Village, Makati City
All proceeds will go to the victims of the recent floods brought about by the monsoon rains. Donations in kind will also be accepted.
presents “Rock For Rights”
August 15, 2012 @ AMOS Bar, Kamias, QC.
Escape to Nevada
The Shocking Details
Hope you can all join ZALORA’s Fashion Fights the Flood Fundraiser this August 15, 2012 at Skye Lounge. KC Concepcion will be selling some of her clothes. ALL proceeds will go to charity. If you can’t make it, No problem! Anyone can support by donating through Zalora’s site from the links - P1000 Donation, P250 Donation, P500 Donation.
The event will feature local bands such as Taken By Cars, Techy Romantics, Out of Body Special, Maude, Sleepwalk Circus and Cara Manglapus and The Executives, all of which who have generously agreed to donate their time and talent in support of the relief effort.
If you will be unable to attend, you can still submit electronic donations on the ZALORA website.
An event page is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/454117707961968/
11 Aug 2012
in Music Tags: gigs, Happyhouse Entertainment, music, South Bar, The Chongkeys
“Hopia Mani Popcorn!”
with performances by:
♫ THE CHONGKEYS
♫ JURASSIC PARDS
♫ ASYLUM ESCAPE
♫ MILKY SUMMER
♫ COMMAND YOUR STREET
♫ SALY CIRCA
*1st-5th guest will have a Fiio Amplifier Shirt
*6th-15th guest will have hopia mani and popcorn for free!
*100php Entrance with 1 free beer!
03 Aug 2012
in Autonomy Bar, Music Tags: Autonomy Bar, gigs, music, The Chongkeys
music jam session 4
bride of luna
AUG 03 2012(FRIDAY)
150 W/ drink(iced tea or beer)
for more info: 0922-4567-677
indie band news
Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/427373147314936/
26 Jun 2012
in B-Side, Music Tags: B-Side, Chronic Wheeze, Collie Herb, gigs, Lokal Graphics, music, The Chongkeys
Collie Herb, Lokal Graphics and Chronic Wheeze will be launching their shirts.
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!
Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/collieherb.pinas
Official website at www.collieherb.com
COLLIE HERB ARE:
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
NOLI ARBOLEDA – drums
JONG MANUEL – Lead Guitars
VRYAN MANUEL – Rhythm Guitars
23 Jun 2012
in B-Side, Music, Personal Tags: B-Side, Coffeebreak Island, Dai I Chi, friends, gigs, Lougee and the Cherry Bums, music, Tetas and the Twat, The Chongkeys, The Discoball, Travel Factor, UP Rep, UP Repertory Company, Your Imaginary Friends
Here are some of the photo booth prints that we we’re able to take during the Thirty Thirsty, Thirsty Thirty event at B-Side.
Tetas and the Twat
20 Jun 2012
in Music Tags: gigs, Gulp Club, music, Panay Avenue, tattoo, tattoo festival, The Chongkeys, Wolfgang
Vampires and Wolves Night
On the Spot Tattoo Contest
featuring WOLFGANG and MORE!
Up for grabs for First Prize is a D&D Acoustic Guitar, autographed by the band!
VIP – P650 (standing, with free VAMPIRE MAG and free drink)
REGULAR/Gen Admission- P350 (with free drink!)
Tatoo artist registration — free! For mechanics, please contact 0906-5676938.
HOW TO BUY TICKETS:
1. PAY & CLAIM AT VENUE OPTION:
Tickets can be paid beforehand via bank deposit/GCASH/Paypal/Western Union/LBC and then claimed at venue before the concert to BE SURE. Reserve tickets via hotline. CONTACTS: hotline 0915-6212189. TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR PAY AND CLAIM AT THE HOTLINE WHILE TICKETS LAST…
STANDING ONLY, SO BE AT THE VENUE EARLY COME CONCERT DAY.