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 »
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 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 . Read the rest of this entry »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
The year 2011 is about to end and this is the time to contemplate with not just myself but also assess issues that affect me. With NU 107′s closure, many were alarmed on what will happen on the Pinoy Rock scene. I was one of them. I was in tears when I visited the NU 107 studios on their final night. Many say that the culprits of the reasons why NU closed down was because of the demand of these ENERGetic radio stations that many people from the BARANGAY LOVE to listen to. I heard some insider info about Philippine radio station politics in general and they’re not good. What do you usually hear in these kinds of radio stations? Mostly foreign songs and a very minimal number of Filipino music are being played. I bet you can name 2 or 3 remakes of 1 foreign love song.
So what is there to do?
Pinoy music artists should stop consistently doing remakes of foreign songs. Stop riding the bandwagon just because it’s the trend. Read the rest of this entry »