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Raise to 1M Drive Fundraising Gigs – Dec. 11 at B-Side, Makati

B-Side, Music By November 16, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

Here’s another reason why we should support Original Pinoy Music (OPM) and our local musicians and artists – because they are always willing to lend a hand and support causes.

My friend Ryan Mostar, whom I have been close friends with since we were thirteen is giving his kidney to his sister Kanji, who has been diagnosed in 2006 with IgA nephropathy, also called Berger’s Syndrome, an autoimmune disease that occurs when IgA-a protein that helps the body fight infections settles in the kidneys causing scarring and inflammation and eventually progresses into kidney failure.

For the past six years, Kanji Mostar has been undergoing medication but her kidneys are now only functioning at 12% and a kidney transplant is needed. This November 2012, Kanji will be taking a series of tests, together with her brother, in preparation for the kidney transplant operation. The cost of the transplant operation is far beyond what the family can handle alone and is asking for support in the Raise to 1M Drive. Our involvement, may it be financial, medical, spiritual, will certainly help improve the struggle Kanji is fighting, not just to survive, but live.

I went to my friends and asked them how we could help – and this is how we are trying.

We are organizing a series of fundraising gigs in the hope that it will be able to help in the Raise to 1M Drive. There will be one at Amos Cafe, Anonas QC on Dec 7, as well as on Dec 11 at B-Side, The Collective, Makati. Do support by spreading the word and by coming to the gigs.

Here is the Kidney for Kanji Facebook page for more info: The Official Page of the 1M Drive for Kanji’s Kidney Transplant.

Watch a gig for a cause. Come to B-Side on December 11 and help raise 1M for Kanji’s kidney transplant.

Click here for more info regarding the beneficiary:https://www.facebook.com/notes/kidneyforkanji/raise-to-1m/490759180/955317

With performances by Gaijin, Fuseboxx, Your Imaginary Friends, Paranoid City and Flying Ipis.

Happening on December 11, 2012 at B-Side, The Collective. Tickets are Php 150, inclusive of one drink. Gates open 9pm.

Facebook event page is here. Please share and invite your friends.

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


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Special thanks to our friends at Fortstream Entertainment, Gig.ph, B-Side Makati, and Juice.ph for organizing and spearheading this event. It would not be possible without your support.

 

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Milk N Honey Bar Tour with The Discoball, Gaijin and Taken by Cars at Saguijo Cafe

Music, Saguijo By October 7, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

I really had no plans of going out last night because I feel I have gone out enough times already this week but when I saw the line-up for the gig, I just really had to go. I’m a fan of The Discoball, who happen to also be my friends, and where they play, I just really have to go too. If I’m in the metro at least.

When I saw that Taken by Cars and Techy Romantics were also in the line-up, I asked a few of my friends that I knew were also “fans” if they wanted to come along.

I’ve only been back in Manila three weeks and I haven’t quite gotten around to seeing all of my friends, and it was such a joy to have an unintended mini-reunion at Saguijo. (P.S. The last time I was at Saguijo for some band-lovin I think was back in 2008 though I was there for some bazaar some time much more recent).

Bee Eyes was playing when we arrived. Two of our friends were already seated at a table outside. We busied ourselves with catching up over beers and a pinacolada while waiting for The Discoball to play.

Milk and Honey Bar Tour at Saguijo Cafe

Milk and Honey Bar Tour at Saguijo Cafe

Milk and Honey Bar Tour at Saguijo Cafe


THE DISCOBALL

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Bawal Baduy 2 – The Flying Ipis Birthday Gig at Route 196 – June 29, 2012

Music, Route 196 By June 26, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , , , , No Comments

The Flying Ipis Birthday Gig

http://www.facebook.com/TheRoachClub

with

Twisted Halo

Gaijin’s Jesse Grinter
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gaijin/343952652947

Oktaves
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Oktaves/152524914867655

Tarsius
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tarsius/147425045345299

FREE ADMISSION!

FREE BEER while supply lasts!

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