And the 90′s Nostalgia Goes On – Moonpools and Caterpillars Reunites in Manila

posted by Sharlyne Ang on April 20th, 2014 under Concerts

Kimi Encarnacion of Moonpools and Caterpillars

Kimi Ward Encarnacion of Moonpools and Caterpillars

During 6th grade , my classmate made me listen to this cool tape with a cool album cover. She said that this is not local but most of the members were Pinoy. The band’s name sounded very interesting too – they’re called Moonpools and Caterpillars. Totally clueless, I listened to this album called, “Lucky Dumpling”. After that moment, I couldn’t help but listen to it over and over again. Since I wasn’t too updated with concerts then, I didn’t know that they came here in 1996. Bummer. Fast forward to 2014, the news broke out that finally they’re reuniting in Manila so I said to myself that I should not pass the chance to see them live. I was only relying on You Tube videos of their live performances so I wanted to know how it feels like seeing them live. And so the long wait was over. On April 11th, I watched their final performance at the Amber Ultralounge with my partner Karla. Read the rest of this entry »

Summer Siren Festival 2014

posted by Sharlyne Ang on April 10th, 2014 under Concerts, Filipino Bands

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My summer officially started in the Summer Siren Festival. We stayed 3 days and 2 nights in Crystal Beach, San Narciso, Zambales – a place known for surfing. I don’t really know how to surf but I enjoyed taking photos of those doing it :) .

Our journey started on April 4th – call time of Travel Factor is 3:00 am. I haven’t really slept since I woke up on Thursday, April 3rd at 7:00 am. We arrived Crystal Beach at around 9:00 am. The food concessionaires, booze and party was supposed to start at 10:00 am according to the primer that Travel Factor emailed but we arrived there they were still setting up. The package we bought does not entitle us to stay at Crystal Beach but instead in a nearby resort.  It was scorching hot while we wait for our check in time (2 pm). People were really too tired to be in the party mood because of the very early call time. The moment we arrived in our room, slept until 5 pm. Just in time for dinner and the concert. Read the rest of this entry »

Paragon Rocks: A Benefit Concert at B-Side Makati

posted by Sharlyne Ang on November 26th, 2013 under Uncategorized

Sharing this gig organized by Paragon ICC (a game tech company) on Friday, November 29th at the B-Side (The Collective) in Makati. A lot of bands will be performing such as Imago, Moonstar 88, Chicosi and MYMP. Proceeds of the event will go to Stairway Foundation, Inc. and Heaven of Care Resources Center Inc. Tickets are sold at PHP 250.

The Killers in Manila – Battle Born Tour

posted by Sharlyne Ang on October 2nd, 2013 under gigs

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The Killers is one of my favorite American bands and have been dying to see them perform live. Glad that they’ve included Manila in their Battle Born Tour. They almost came here in 2010 but had to cancel. Also good that the venue is in Araneta Coliseum because this has better sound system compared to another closed venue in Pasay :D . Read the rest of this entry »

Eraserheads in Singapore – Lah!

posted by Sharlyne Ang on August 19th, 2013 under Filipino Bands

Eraserheads in SG 2013

August 9th, our flight to Singapore via 2P800 – we arrived Singapore at about 1:10 am (it’s already Aug 10th) and only have a few hours to rest. We anticipated to go to the concert venue at 3 pm as we know how these kinds of concerts work especially if you’re in the standing area. Our friend Aileen and husband Jay got a tip that there will only be one entrance for all kinds of tickets. We had a quick roam (and shopping) around Changi City Point at noon and returned to our hotel at Joo Chiat around 2 pm. Had a quick rest, changed to my Team Manila Eraserheads shirt then we headed to the Max Pavillion at Singapore Expo. The venue is just a few minutes away from our hotel. Read the rest of this entry »

Ely Buendia Sings His Greatest Hits at the Music Museum Concert Review

posted by Sharlyne Ang on November 18th, 2012 under Filipino Bands

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This is the second time that I watched Ely Buendia perform his greatest hits concert. First one was at the Hard Rock Cafe last Aug. 3rd. I didn’t blog about it but photos were uploaded in Flickr. Anyway, We decided to watch this again, expecting to see something new compared to other one.

I’m an Ely Buendia fan, isn’t it obvious? But I believe that the Music Museum gig didn’t turn out what I expected. I personally preferred the Hard Rock gig, I guess because it was the first and the crowd was really game. The intensity was higher in Hard Rock. For first timers who haven’t seen any Ely’s greatest hits concert, would really like the Music Museum gig. Read the rest of this entry »

Wolfgang, Razorback and Tito Boys

posted by Sharlyne Ang on October 27th, 2012 under Events, Filipino Bands

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I’ve never watched a live gig at Tiendesitas before and they say that there’s a fun crowd there. Last Oct 16th, I accompanied Karla in Tiendesitas to cover a gig there. Didn’t actually know that it was their 7th year anniversary.

I only know Tiendesitas to be the one stop shop for pets, pet accessories and even supplies. They have a food court which converts to a giant “beer house” at night. A stage was set up there for the gig. There’s good lighting especially for those who shoot bands like us. There are some technical difficulties once in a while but all in all it was great. It was warm there though, imagine if it was summer. Read the rest of this entry »

Femme Fronted Bands’ Albums To Be Released Soon: Up Dharma Down and Domino

posted by Sharlyne Ang on October 9th, 2012 under Filipino Bands

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Two female fronted bands will be releasing their albums soon.

Up Dharma Down’s 3rd album entitled “Capabilities” will be released and launched on November 28th 2012 at the Esplanade, Pasay City. Unfortunately, I would not be able to attend (boo!) but I know it will be fun. I know the band has come a long way but it took some time before they could release a new album. Bipolar” was launched in 2008 at the Hexagon Lounge and now they’re launching their album at the Esplanade?! Wow.  The first single “Turn It Well” is already enjoying its airtime at Jam 88.3 :)Read the rest of this entry »

Terno Inferno (Saguijo)

posted by Sharlyne Ang on August 26th, 2012 under Filipino Bands

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It’s been a long time since I’ve watched Terno bands perform so I decided to drop by at Saguijo last August 18th. Globe emailed me about this benefit gig for the flood victims. Motivating factors: I was free and Terno bands were there. :) Saguijo is always jam packed whenever it’s Terno Inferno night so thanks to Globe for reserving us a table where I could easily take photos.

I finally got to see The Sleepyheads perform live. They’re really great subjects for photos because Jayvee (the vocalist and drummer) moves a lot. Read the rest of this entry »

Coca-Cola Concert ng Bayan – Happy 100th Birthday Coke!

posted by Sharlyne Ang on March 31st, 2012 under Filipino Bands

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Basti Artadi of Wolfgang

Coca-Cola recently held their Concert ng Bayan to celebrate their 100th year of existence. Yes, 100 years. All I know is that Coke has been existing since I was born and has been part of our family meals.

I was able to catch the Concert ng Bayan at the Mall of Asia last March 23rd. We got our tickets and headed to where we’re supposed to be. I didn’t imagine that there’ll be seats but yes, there were. It’s not just seats, they’re reserved seats (at the VIP section). In my opinion, this was the most organized open-area concert I’ve ever attended. I’m not used to it so Karla and I decided to go near the fence so that we can be with the crowd and take some photos. Read the rest of this entry »