The Banana Gangbang Rock Festival coverage


Vocalist of Zoo

I arrived their early eager to see the bands perform in the Man Blog event dubbed as The Banana Gangbang Rock Festival. The previously announced band line up was cut down to 5 for some reasons. Most of the bands performed were TMB Bands such as Zoo, Tempestuous, Lose your beer belly and Marco Palinar (who’s supposed to play with Sanity Kit but went on a solo act instead. One non-TMB band was able to make it that night and that was Mannequin (managed by Julius Rocas).

The first band who performed was Zoo. Lauren Dado is in the band (she’s on rhythm guitars). It’s the first time that I saw them perform and the set was made alive by their vocalist shoving off a cymbal (see picture on top). After this, Mannequin performed. Their covers of some Freddie Aguilar songs in hardcore rock version are really good. I think they should write more original compositions and do more hardcore rock. One of their vocalists impressed me with his growling. šŸ˜€

After Mannequin, Marco Palinar performed next. He played a solo lead (around 7 minutes long). He could actually perform as a one-man band by utilizing his guitar effects. šŸ™‚ After that, Mike Villar‘s band, Tempestuous, performed. They performed covers from the 80’s. My favorite cover from them is Seek and Destroy (originally by Metallica from their Kill ‘Em All album).


Ade Magnaye (Dominic Ochoa look-alike) playing bass for Lose your beer belly

Then, Ade and Lauren’s band, Loose your beer belly, performed. After their last song, the audience demanded one more song and they played a cover (Counting Blue Cars by Dishwalla). And yes, they did justice to the song. šŸ™‚

More pictures here

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