Posts Tagged ‘Philippine music’

Santa de GAFiEiRA

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

Party with Nykó Macá, GAFiEiRA & Family for the benefit of public schools across the metro

TUE 28Dec10
9PM onwards
@ B-Side
The Collective, 7274 Malugay St., San Antonio Village, Makati

In cooperation with Rock Ed’s and Book Bigayan

Also featuring:

Corporate Lo-Fi
Mike’s Apartment
DJ Madz Abubakar
Escola de Samba Drummers
Escola Brasiliera de Capoeira

PHP150 gets you in with 1 FREE BEER!

***Bring school supplies &/or old books for donation and get a PHP50 discount on the entrance fee***

Santa de GAFiEiRA

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When Music is not Enough

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

It’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 people’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 that’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 band’s transition from Metalcore to Emo also emanated from their physical appearance. The band’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.

Mr. Bones and the Boneyard Circus

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 you’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 you’ll get is a band made for your listening and visual pleasure.

Kiko Machine

There you have it! We’re sure you can think of plenty more. Leave a comment! Or better yet, follow us on Twitter and join us on Facebook!!

Pupil City Limits Bar Tour: The Aftermath Part 2

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

We’re back with more pictures from the Pupil City Limits Bar Tour!

Before we take a look at Pupil’s (Ely Buendia, Yan Yuzon, Dok Sergio and Wendell Garcia) pictures from Club Dredd, check out this shot of Paranoid City!

Club Dredd

Oh, effects.

Club Dredd
That’s rockstar sweat right there.

And now, we turn our attention to the Handlebar leg. Check it out.





Pupil brought the house down on both nights! Watch out for the third part of the Pupil City Limits aftermath!

Pupil City Limits Bar Tour: The Aftermath Part 1

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

The dust has settled and everything has been said and done. Join us as we examine the epicness of the Pupil City Limits Bar Tour. A word of warning, though – this article will contain a bunch of pictures!

First stop, let’s join the party at B-Side.


Check out the ambiance. Real classy!


Colorize shirts – don’t leave home without it. Well, because then, you’d be naked.


Ah, but first, a word from our sponsors – Levi’s, Ray-Ban, Puma, Red Horse Beer, and JB Music! Also,

Now, here’s what everyone’s been waiting to see- Pupil in action!




If you weren’t there, you missed out on one hell of a night! So, lesson learned, okay? When says it’s going to be magically epic, it is going to be 2x magically epic.

Stay tuned for the next parts! Until then, follow us on Twitter and join us on Facebook.

Paramita’s Gatilyo

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

Did you guys go to Paramita’s Liyab album launch at SaGaijo last August 4? If not, you missed out a lot of fantastic music. Don’t worry, though,’s got you covered.

We are proud to present the latest video to stream out of – Paramita’s “Gatilyo.”


If you’re a Paramita fan, you’re going to enjoy this video immensely. And for the uninitiated, Paramita is Ria Bautista on vocals, Marco de Leon on guitar, Alsey Cortez on bass. Gatilyo is the first single from the Liyab album.

Paramita is back with a new hard-hitting sound, a more focused direction and with a video for the single “Gatilyo”.

“‘Gatilyo’ is one of the most dramatic and melancholic tunes in our new song line up. And it has the potential to reach a diverse audience with its simplicity and honesty”, says a very excited Ria Bautista.

The music video projects a stripped down Paramita from their usual performance level. Ideally, the simplicity of “Gatilyo” in sound, lyrics and music video is to reach out to the majority of listeners who appreciate these simple things.

“Gatilyo” is the first single from their upcoming third album entitled “Liyab,” which is expected to be released in all Odyssey outlets nationwide by mid August 2010 under Blaster Music. The album “Liyab” boasts 10 tracks of all original tunes.

Click on the image or this link to watch the video.

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Monday, July 26th, 2010

Hey guys. What’s up? We hope you had a kick ass weekend, and if Monday got you bummed out, we’ve got just the thing to pick up the rest of your week. EVOKE: KERPLUNK 6th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION at Cable Car, Arnaiz Ave (formerly Pasay Road), Makati City. Cable Car has always been a favored watering hole. Attending an event there is going to be interesting, for sure, especially if you’ve got the best of the best in the Philippine music scene to date playing the show.

Check out the sweet poster.


Here’s what’s in store for you:
Beach Head
Carlos Castaño
Enemies of Saturn
Favored Enemy

This is all going down tomorrow, July 27, 2010. Be there!

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Gig Guide for the Weekend of July 23

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Hey guys! We’ve got an awesome gig guide for you guys this week. Live music! Live music for EVERYBODY!

Let’s start off with the TMB‘s Banana Gangback Rock Festival: For the Second Time Around Again happening tonight, July 23, 2010. It’ll feature Giniling Festival, Sugar Hiccup, Lose your Beer Belly, Don’t Bogart the Can… Man, The Strangeness, K Wasabi, Mike Test 1, 2, 1, 2, Faultt, and Indelible. Cool lineup, especially since admission is absolutely free.


That’ll be at Mooters Bar, Ortigas.

Over at SaGujio, tonight, July 23, you have Chicosci, Valley of Chrome, April Morning Skies, Hilera, Blue Boy Bites Back and Typecast.

Tomorrow, July 24, 2010, it’ll be DeepFried featuring Bing Angst, Cyril Yarisantos, H-Dubb and Toti Dalmacion.

TheEnemies of Saturn TeeDee launch is happening tomorrow, July 24, 2010 at Route 196, Katipunan. They’ll be selling a sexy shirt with a cool 3 song sampler CD! Delara, Ephesus, Spongecola, Archipelago, and Angulo will be playing!

TeeDee Launch

At the Eastwood Central Plaza, there’s going to be a cool gig featuring Franco, Kjwan, Kenyo, Pedyodiko, Archipelago, Musical O, Sleepwalk Circus and a few more bands. Entrance is free on that one, too.

I’m sure there are a bunch more gigs out there, but these are our picks for the weekend. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Gig Guide for July 16-17, 2010

Friday, July 16th, 2010

Hey everybody. We’re back with our gig guide for the weekend. After surviving a storm, a couple days of no power in darkness, it’s high time you guys treat yourselves to a couple brews and some good music, yes?

Here’s what we got.

Kerplunk!The Kerplurk! 6th annivesary celebration is going down tonight, July 16, 2010 at SaGuijo, Makati. The line-up of bands is as follows- Angulo, Archipelago, Enemies of Saturn, Kjwan, Mayonnaise, Pitik and Urbandub. And like always, entrance is P150, which comes with one free beer.

Tomorrow, July 17, 2010, it’s the launch of Pitik website and the Burn Bright video. It’ll be at Obsidian Bar, Ortigas. The gig will feature Angulo, Banat Boys, Enemies of Saturn, Tonight We Sleep, TML and Rugis.. Entrance is absolutely free so you may want to check that out. They’ll be selling some merch inside, too.

SinoSikat?Also tomorrow will be Rakrakan Series XII at the Pasay Sports Complex. The lineup is insane. They’ll have Slapshock, Wilabaliw, Kjwan, Even, Saydie, Balatek, Hatankaru who happens to be the 2009 Muziklaban champions, Bloodshedd, The Chongkeys, Typecast, Paramita, Wuds, Odat, Arcadia and Intolerant. You can get in for only P100.

Last and certainly not least,’s Artist of the Month, SinoSikat? will be performing at Checkpoint Bar along Doña Soledad Extension. Joining them will be Omerta, September Issue, Ajka, Manilabus and Rain Mayo. That’s going to be an awesome night so check that out. The entrance will be absolutely free!

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Monday, July 5th, 2010, your premiere independent music channel, always has your back when it comes to the most amazing events happening in town. Today, we’ve got two very cool ones for you to choose from. Or, you know, you could go to both of them.

ROBO ROCK LIVE! ROBO ROCK RADIO is the only radio show that talks about toys, comics, cartoons and kick ass music. They’re having their first live installment at Cafe SaGuijo on July 7, 2010.


The bands who’ll be playing are Reklamo, Doctor Mind Bender, Mr. Bones and the Boneyard Circus, Odat, Odessa and Penguin627. The cosplayers of Blaster Music are gonna be there to mix it up with you folks. They’ll be dressed up as anime characters and be the gate keepers, usherettes and intermission.

The kicker of this event is that there will be prizes to be given way by PSI COM and Hasbro!

ROBO ROCK LIVE is brought to you by BLASTERTEAM.COM, Draven Shoes, and

Lagagan sa B-Side

Sunday, July 4th, 2010, your premiere independent music channel, always has your back when it comes to the most amazing events happening in town. Today, we’ve got two very cool ones for you to choose from. Or, you know, you could go to both of them.

We’ve got Laglagan sa B-Side, a benefit gig for our Aeta brothers and sisters in Pinatubo.


Remember how it’s said that changing our president doesn’t really change the country; if we want real change to happen, it’s up to us. This is a good first step.

They will be collecting funds and school supplies, whether old or new. 10% of all barsales will go the project as well, which will be used to fund the purchase of school supplies and equipment, so get ready to get you drink on. It’s for a good cause, friends.

To make it even more worth your time, the event features Bagetsafonik, The Chongkeys, Dr. Mindbender, Lady-I, Gaijin, Dreadknot Used, Vigo, Sinag and a few other bands.

Remember, there will be a donation box at the entrance. They accept new and old supplies – textbooks, notebooks, pencils, erasers, ballpens – whatever you got, they’ll take it. It’s for a good cause, friends, so don’t be stingy.

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