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Catanduanes Reef Break 2016 May 19-21

Catanduanes, Music, Surfing By April 30, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

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.

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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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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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The Chongkeys at the Gala Magazine Launch at B-Side Makati

B-Side, Music By September 23, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , , 3 Comments

I was at Balay Tubay* one Friday night when I heard the band play a cover of The ChongkeysDiksyonaryo, 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!

The Chongkeys at B-Side, Makati

The Chongkeys at B-Side, Makati

The Chongkeys at B-Side, Makati

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Gigs this Week All Around the Metro – Aug 15-18

Amos Cafe, B-Side, Black King's Bar, Blackbird Makati, Music, Route 196, Saguijo By August 14, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

Source: http://pinoytuner.com/gig/view/1322/18/digradio/pinoytuner_live_presents_no_jetskis_just_guitars_a_benefit_show

PINOYTUNER LIVE, Rock Ed Philippines, and Dakila present:

NO JETSKIS, JUST GUITARS

A benefit show for flood victims

With performances by:

GENERAL LUNA

EBE DANCEL

SANDWICH

LEE GRANE

TOP JUNK

THE ROYAL

SEGATRON

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

P150 entrance

All proceeds will go to the victims of the recent floods brought about by the monsoon rains. Donations in kind will also be accepted.


Source: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151104280003914&set=a.426954513913.202744.34391873913&type=3

THE POP SHOPPE! @ Route 196 Barwith
The Camerawalls
The Gentle Isolation
Your Imaginary FriendsHappening this Wednesday, August 15 (9PM) at ROUTE 196
Entrance is P150 + 1 drink

 


https://www.facebook.com/events/470847856267088/

MONSTROCK
presents “Rock For Rights”
August 15, 2012 @ AMOS Bar, Kamias, QC.

Typecast
Talata
Jejaview (OFFICIAL)
Idela
Audiopilot
Electric Princess
Escape to Nevada
Lemona
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 DonationP250 DonationP500 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/

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Hopia Mani Popcorn Gig at South Bar – Aug 17

Music By August 11, 2012 Tags: , , , , 1 Comment

Happyhouse Entertainment 
presents!

“Hopia Mani Popcorn!”

with performances by:

THE CHONGKEYS
JURASSIC PARDS
♫ TIEMPO
PROLOGO
MIDSUMMER
ASYLUM ESCAPE
♫ MYKA
MILKY SUMMER
EGANUNE
COMMAND YOUR STREET
♫ SALY CIRCA
DIRTSLUB
♫ DONG
PLED

*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!

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Four Piece Album Launch at J.E.K. Bar and Grill – Aug 18

Music By August 9, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , , 1 Comment

FOUR PIECE
https://www.facebook.com/FourPiece

SUPPORTING BANDS:

The Chongkeys
https://www.facebook.com/chongkeys

Republika De Lata
https://www.facebook.com/DELATA

Jeepney Joy Ride
https://www.facebook.com/jeepneyjoyride

F.M.D
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1310551498

Makuri Makuru / ANR, Producer of Four Piece Mr. Raffy Blanco Lising
& Unica also known as Maldita/ Hit single “PORQUE”

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Music Jam Session 4 with The Chongkeys at Autonomy Music Bar – Aug 4

Autonomy Bar, Music By August 3, 2012 Tags: , , , No Comments

Autonomy events

presents

music jam session 4
with

THE CHONGKEYS

Bulagta
the fissures
giovan
shelterr
heyday lulluby
hunio
ss109
radyo
save monday
bride of luna
spektra
nampicuan

AUG 03 2012(FRIDAY)
7PM onwards

TICKETS:
150 W/ drink(iced tea or beer)

for more info: 0922-4567-677

thanx to:
coors light
indie band news
bandstand
baluti gears
PJS

Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/427373147314936/

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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

INGREDIENTS:
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

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Underworld Vampires & Wolves Night On The Spot Tattoo Contest with WOLFGANG and more – June 30, 2012

Music By June 20, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

THE UNDERWORLD

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!

TICKET PRICES 
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.

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Band Feature: Dai I Chi

Music By May 15, 2012 Tags: , , , , No Comments

This band, my 3-year old daughter will always remember simply as “The guys!”


Four members of Dai I Chi, with the exception of Pierre whom I have not met yet, are also members of the band The Chongkeys that went on a 3-day Bicol tour in January 2012. They spent three whole days with me and my daughter Lia. On the first day, Lia was calling them “guys”…

Mark, Ness, Jid, Chester

While walking towards the Cagsawa ruins, “Wait for me guys!! Guys, waiiiiit!”
On the first night of performance at Paayahayan Bar in Legazpi, “Mama, let’s go to the guys!!” taking my hand and leading me towards the front, right below the stage where the band was performing.
At Mariolis Bar in Iriga, “Mama, where are the guys?”
At Wharf Galley in Naga, “Mama, can I see the guys? I wanna see! I wanna see!”

To this day, Lia would see their photos and say, “Mama, its the guys!” That’s how sweet they were to my little one – which says a lot about who they are. I love men who can get along well with toddlers because they’re kinda rare. Of course it helped that Mark also has a little girl of his own, and Jid always stands as baby sitter to the kids of other members of the band. Still, I loved them for it.

Band name: Dai I Chi
Members:
Jid Pascual-vox
Mark Marquez -battle axe
Chester Gonzalez-skins
Ness Deloviar -baritone axe
Pierre Alejandro -joystick

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