It was ages ago since I went to Mayrics to watch a gig. Last evening, I was able to catch a P4S gig where the core bands are Imago and Sandwich. Both bands share the same bassist. The first band (I forgot the name) has a long set indeed since long gaps in gigs would be unfavorable. The next band was Imago which arrived a little late for they also played at the album launch of Typecast at Freedom Bar. In that gig, I’ve just learned that the Untitled song has already a title and that is “Bangkang Papel” which is a metaphor that describes what the song is about. After Imago was the Brass Munkeys, and they play jazz. Their Brasswind section is composed of four namely, the alto saxophone, saxophone, trumpet, and trombone (not so sure if this last one is correct). Also, their bassist plays an acoustic bass and that is the biggest instrument that I have seen in a gig. They covered a Metallica song which amused me because I never thought that they would make a jazz version of it. The next band was Boldstar and Marie Jamora’s (their drummer) back. It’s a good thing she’s back here because I already missed listening to “Accident Prone” live. They also played a new song which is relatively different from the other songs since their songs are happy-sounding. The last band was Sandwich and Marc Abaya was also playing the guitar. The last time that I watched Sandwich is that Marc was not playing the guitar. The finale of their act was a long medley where one of the songs included in the medley is the anthemic Butterfly Carnival.
The gig was surely a blast. What made it more special is that I was able to meet new friends there.

Hoobastank Concert on August 17

Hoobastank, the band who popularized the song, The Reason on the Philippine airwaves, will be having their concert on August 17 here at Manila at the Folk Arts Theater. Their concert here is part of their world tour as a promotion of their latest album, The Reason. For those who are interested in the concert, the following ticket prices are:

Php 1494
Php 1236
Php 793
Php 399

Tickets are now available at Ticketworld.


I guess the concert will be the reunion of those who attended the Incubus concert and the Linkin Park Concert that were held this year. Sad to say, I cannot make it to the concert. It is because that August 18 is our final defense for our thesis. To those who will be watching, enjoy the concert for me. Hehe.

Reviving the Malate Rock Scene?

I got this message below in the Imago Mailing List.

due to the closing of several rock bars, bands are
left with limited venues to play in,and rock fans are
left with limited venues to listen and watch bands

support in bringing back the malate rock scene: bands,
booze and shit will fly
@ forbest bar (orosa st. cor. nakpil) on wednesday
june 30. come to malate and be free…

For the past few months, a lot of rock bars have closed already like Rock Radio Cafe in Alabang, Millenia Bar in Kamuning, Rock2Metal at Shaw Boulevard. I just hope that this attempt in reviving the Malate rock scene would be a success.

Saturday Edition: Fete’s Fate

This year’s Fete de la Musique was doing great for the first few hours of its 10th year stint. However, around 10pm or so, rain started pouring down like cats and dogs. And it’s not just the rain, winds started blowing too which is one of the reasons why the tent of the rock stage went down. The outdoor stages were all canceled. It’s a good thing that there were indoor stages like in Big Kahuna (Electronica Stage), Amoeba (Blues Stage), Via Mare (Reggae Stage), El Botin (Lounge Stage) and Basement (Hiphop stage).

A thorn in the middle of the roses

Rocker chicks daw… LOLZ!

Ang inaantok na at ang aantukin pa lang…. hehe

Ang mga bangag!

Although this year’s Fete suffered this fate, it has been an enjoyable experience for me seeing my high school friends again like Dan, Sheila and Ayi and also some Taft-based friends like Anj, AJ, Chris, Mica, Normz, Anjo, Joy, Ping, Bugie. Let’s also add to that finding out how small the world is and that calls for friendster alert!
I also had made some observations on some people who attended the Fete. I saw Pepe Smith from the balcony of the Cybermall. He was walking in the middle of the black men (I called them such because 95 percent of them are in black shirts) and they were making fun of him. Some were being sarcastic by asking for his autograph and one of the guys kissed him at the cheeks and the legendary Pepe Smith still kept his cool. Barbie of BC was also in the area where Pepe Smith was made fun of. She was having a “photo session” with some of the black men that were obviously drooling over Barbie.