Itâ€™s that time of the year again when people of all ages wear the most absurd and/or slutty costumes, fulfilling childhood fantasies along the way. We are of course talking about Halloween folks. The local music scene is not one to be left behind as bands playing gigs on Halloween night dress up for the occasion, as well. Familiar faces playing familiar music wearing not so familiar attire make the gigs even more spectacular than they already are.
Although, not all bands wait for that one night a year just to play dress-up. There are some who choose to be unique in every aspect of the word. These bands have gained instant popularity with their well-thought costumes/attires, imprinting their band and music on peopleâ€™s minds.
First off is the band Chicosci. With the release of their 2006 album, ChicoSci, along came the transformation from being a Metalcore band into something the people has filed under the label of Emotional/Emo (as if thatâ€™s a music genre to begin with).
The band comprising of Miguel “Miggy” Chavez (Lead vocals), Miguel “Mong” Alcaraz (Guitars, Vocals, Keyboards), Carlos “Calde” Calderon (Bass, Vocals), Ariel Lumanlan (Guitars) and Macoy Estacio (Drums), won the award Favorite Rock Video at the 2008 Myx Music Awards for their song, ChicoSci Vampire Social Club from the album ChicoSci. The bandâ€™s transition from Metalcore to Emo also emanated from their physical appearance. The bandâ€™s frontman, Miggy Chavez, took the emo title a bit too seriously, as he refused to wear anything other than black paired with eyeliner and black earrings. A lot of emo bands has already copied their look, making them one of the pioneers of the emo look some dislike. When their 5th album, Fly Black Hearts, was released back in 2009, came with the transition from looking like an emo band to something straight out of a hiphop album.
Truly, Chicosci never fails to surprise us with their look as they keep on reinventing themselves, along with their music, for the public eye.
Mr. Bones and the Boneyard Circus is another band you’d want to watch if you dig the more theatrical things in life. Mr. Bones on Vocals, Juni Devecais on Guitar, Alvin Chan on Guitars, JM Godinez on Bass, Shaun Hilario on Drums and Karl Vito Cruz on Keyboards, Mr. Bones and the Boneyard Circus is definitely not for the weak hearted. With a music genre described as Rock / Horror / Theatrical Macabre, this band has made itself quite known in the underground community as the band you’d want to hear when you’re feeling rebellious. And to match their eclectic music genre, the band is a walking Halloween party.
Another band making headlines for their out of this world costumes is the band Kikomachine. Kikomachine, hailing from UP Diliman, is described as a pop/rock/comedy band boasting their most famous band member, Spider Dan. Comprised of JP Cuison, Bheng Densing, Spider-Dan, Manix Abrera, Billy Reyes and Jeff Azarcon, Kikomachine is the band youâ€™d want to watch live. Not only have they succeeded their college fame, they also have been making noise in the local music industry with the release of their very catchy songs like Pulp magazine and Val Sotto. You will not regret watching them live as you will see Spider Dan playing bass and the rest of the band clad in what seems to be red racetrack suits. Pair these costumes with their insurmountable energy and what youâ€™ll get is a band made for your listening and visual pleasure.
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