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Surf and Music Festival 2012 Day 3 – San Juan, La Union

La Union, Music, Photography, Travel Factor By November 7, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 6 Comments

Having surfed all day til sunset, I was absolutely exhausted! Spy was already playing by the time I got to our room in Sebay, and I desperately needed a nap. I set the alarm to 9pm thinking I wouldn’t miss Razorback and Wolfgang because they wouldn’t play that early BUT they did! I woke up and I could hear Wolfgang playing!

The lineup for this night was DJ Joey Santos and DJ Niki Rojas, Franco, Razorback, Urbandub, Wolfgang, Pupil, Spy and Kalayo (formerly Pinikpikan). I was only getting dressed while Wolfgang was playing and we were having dinner of chicken and pork barbecues and hotdogs outside the concert venue when Kalayo was onstage.

Apparently, Razorback and Wolfgang had to play early because they had to be somewhere else.

I got in just in time for Franco. I’ve missed Franco when he played at Avenue Square in Naga City for last year’s Penafrancia Festival and missed him too at the Roots Rock Reggae gig at Metro Bar last October 17th so I wasn’t going to miss him at this year’s Surf and Music Festival!

Franco - Surf and Music Festival 2012 Day 3

Surf and Music Festival 2012 Day 3

Surf and Music Festival 2012 Day 3

Surf and Music Festival 2012 Day 3

FRANCO

Franco, now a solo artist, used to be a band made up of Franco Reyes (Inyo) on vocals and guitars, Gabby Alipe (Urbandub) and Paolo 8 Toleran (Queso) on guitars, Buwi Meneses (Parokya ni Edgar) on bass and JanJan Mendoza (Urbandub) on drums. BUT earlier this year, the band members decided to go separate ways and Franco now goes as a solo artist playing with sessionists during live performances. Read all about the story HERE.

Franco - Surf and Music Festival 2012 Day 3

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Bicol Night at Wharf Galley Rock Cafe – September 17, 2011

Music, Wharf Galley Rock Cafe By September 10, 2011 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

Bicol Night at Wharf Galley Rock Cafe

IT’S HOT & SPICY ON SEPTEMBER 17!

Featuring:

DAHON
Genre: Rock, Blues, Alternative

Members:
Bola Morallo – vox
Philip Albia – Guitars, back-up vox
Jm Ursua – Bass, back-up vox
Kent Torres – Drums

Brothers in Arms
Gareth Somers-bass
Rj Sy-bass
Jayson Serano-drums
John Collao-drums
Duke Dadap-keys
Gigi Catolico-wrapper

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Dong Abay at Wharf Galley Rock Cafe – Sept. 16, 2011

Wharf Galley Rock Cafe By September 7, 2011 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

Dong Abay – A Wharf Galley Penafrancia Special is presented to you by:

Globe Tattoo/Prepaid
Bob Marlin Restaurant and Grill
Chef Doy’s Gourmet Restaurant
Bigg’s Diner
Asiawise Study Center
Global Visa Support
Gouldian Colours
Beer Below Zero Degrees

Tickets at P200 (Gate Price). Pre-selling at P150 to Non-Members and P100 to Members.

Click here to learn how to become a Wharf Galley Rock Cafe member.

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Johnoy Danao at Wharf Galley Rock Cafe – May 21, 2011

Music, Wharf Galley Rock Cafe By August 28, 2011 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

Johnoy’s gig was actually supposed to be on May 7th, but Typhoon Bebeng (Related story: Bebeng Threatens Bicol Region) came lashing down on the entire region with strong winds and heavy rains, which caused Johnoy and his team, on a Cebu Pacific plane that hovered above the Pili Airport for some time waiting and hoping to land to no avail, to come back to Manila. Incidentally, that also spoiled our Pacquiao vs Mosely plans at Ramashinta Resort & Spa, as well as my Mother’s Day Special at Stonehouse Gardens.

Poster layout by Ver Estotsenberg

This is the old poster, which we released back when Wharf Galley Rock Cafe was still at its old location in Elias Angeles St., near Nagaland Hotel and our partner printing press was Goldprint. This was also back in the time when I thought one could make do with only a few sponsors here and there (and boy, was I so wrong!)

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Travel Factor Friends Support Wharf Galley Rock Cafe

Travel Factor, Wharf Galley Rock Cafe By August 24, 2011 Tags: , , , , , , , , , No Comments

It’s taken me some time to post the photos from this event: Travel Factor’s Super Stoked Weekend! April 15-17, 2011 but here are some of them. Thanks Travel Factor for all the love and support. I miss you soooo much!

Travel Factor Friends at CWC April 15, 2011

Travel Factor Friends at CWC April 15, 2011

 

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The Brownman Revival Gig at the old Wharf Galley Rock Cafe, Elias Angeles St. – April 2, 2011

Music, Wharf Galley Rock Cafe By August 21, 2011 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

Four months later, here are the photos from that beautiful gig at the old Wharf Galley Rock Cafe in Elias Angeles St.

We started with the usual soundcheck and then dinner at Frennie’s place. Afterwards, the band went back to their accommodations at Naga Manor, before coming back to the bar to play two amazing sets!

Sound check!

Sound check!

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Bl@h’s Ipis

Camarines Sur, Music, Wharf Galley Rock Cafe By August 20, 2011 Tags: , , , , , , 2 Comments

This is so far, my favorite Bl@h song, and really, I.do.not.know.why. This song just makes me happy. Maybe it’s all those days I spent chasing after cockroaches in that cockroach-ridden apartment my brother and I shared with an old lady and her grand daughter in Kalayaan Avenue, Quezon City back when I was a freshman in college. All those days I spent chasing after cockroaches not because I wanted to kill them all, but because I needed them, alive and kicking mind you, for my Biology 11 laboratory class. The irony of them cockroaches scampering and flying about when I have no need for them and their being all absent when I needed to catch a bottleful for my cockroach dissection activities. So funny. Loved those days.

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Rock & Skate 4: Naga City

Camarines Sur, Music, Wharf Galley Rock Cafe By August 19, 2011 Tags: , , , , No Comments

This was an idea we started playing around with as early as May 28, the Goodleaf Dub Pilipinas gig at Wharf Galley Rock Cafe, and who would’ve known we’d actually do it?

Thank you TJ of Machine, Machine and Slicksurf Pilipinas for making this event happen. This is all your doing! I just helped in any way I could. I have loved working with you and I hope there would be more of Rock N Skate in Naga City.

This is going to be one awesome night! Thanks to all the bands who will be participating at the awarding ceremony and rock party at Wharf Galley Rock Cafe.

P.S.
Konti na lang magi-skate na rin ako. *winks*

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The Wharf Galley, BE Resorts Mactan and Cebu Pacific Air Promo

Wharf Galley Rock Cafe By August 11, 2011 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

After 4 days of non-stop revisions, this poster is finally out. Working with two big companies with their own advertising departments, logo policies, standard typefaces and their own respective suggested copies, taught me a lot. It was a wonderful learning experience!

Thank you Cebu Pacific Air and Be Resorts Mactan Cebu. Thank you for the wonderful opportunity to work with you. More power!

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The First Became the Last… Metal Night

Camarines Sur, Music, Wharf Galley Rock Cafe By June 22, 2011 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

My motto this past month is “No to musical discrimination,” and because of that, I agreed to hold the first ever metal night in Wharf Galley Avenue Square. I had really wanted to go and see it for myself, just to see what the fuss is all about. I wanted to see what this “mosh pit” they all talk about and see how that goes, with men and women in it. I wanted to see a big crowd of black-wearing people and feel their energy. On the personal side, I had wanted to look after what I need to protect, my people, my property, or at the very least, my name. But I was home sick and was only updated via phone.

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Around my Birth Place – Naga City (Camarines Sur)

Camarines Sur By October 31, 2010 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

I made a visit to my birthplace in February 2010 and took some time to go around the city, just to take photos here and there.

I took the bus from Pili, which is about 15 kilometers and 30-45 minutes away, and got off at the Central Bus Terminal – a short walk away from the recently opened SM City Naga.

SM City Naga

Judging from the number of motorcycles in the parking lot, it seems that the motorcycle fever has hit the Nagueños.

SM City Naga

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