The second leg of the series of benefit gigs for Anabel Bosch happened last January 9 at Saguijo Cafe in Makati. The band line up was really good and because of that Saguijo was filled with people as early as 8 pm. Usually the place gets filled up around 11pm -12 midnight. And the funny thing was, the Eraserheads Mailing Listers (a.k.a Circus Mailing Listers) actually filled half of the place. Of course even though the band had already disbanded we would still support the individual member’s respective bands and at that night Sandwich (Raymund’s band) and Pupil ( Ely’s band) was there to perform. There aren’t any chairs left to sit so Karla and I decided to stand infront of the mic. (If you have been in Saguijo, you know what I’m talking about) Well, Saguijo is just a small place and there’s no stage so from where I am standing at that time, I was literally infront of the vocalist ( So for more picture opportunity for me! 😉 )
This was a Rock Ed gig but Gang Badoy wasn’t there yet so there were proxy hosts for her. They already have sponsors that night such as Slenda and Enduranz, so the hosts had some games and gift packs to give away. I actually won a Slenda DVD (it’s an advantage being right infront of the host haha). Well anyway, here is the order of the bands: South Superhighway, Sugarfree, Top Junk, Chillitees, Itchyworms, Pupil, Sandwich and Join the Club.
Elmer Ona of South Superhighway or SLEX 🙂
South Superhighway is a band composed of members namely Elmer Ona on vocals/guitars, Ben Riego on guitars, Vhall Riddle on bass and Shinji Tanaka on drums. It’s my first time to see them perform. Their songs are feel good, not so heavy. After SLEX, Sugarfree performed their old songs like Burnout, Kwarto, Prom etc. They also performed a new song entitled “Hay Buhay” from their newest album which will be released this year. It’s a positive song about life. Ebe even forgot the title when I asked him about it. hehe. Have a sneak peek of it below 🙂
Marizel Sarangelo (or popularly known as the comedienne Tuesday Vargas) of Top Junk.
Top Junk is a pop/punk/rock band. It’s sometimes known as Tuesday’s band because of her popularity as a comedienne. But dude, she can sing and rock! This isn’t the first time I saw them perform and they’re really good! Other members are Dennis Leung (drums), Tim Panganiban (guitars and not present during the gig) and Jerico Placido (bass).
Chillitees – Uela Basco (vocals), Allen Umali (bass), Dexter Aguila (drums) and Dan Gil (keyboards/vocals)
Chillitees brought the funky soul mood to the audience. Another great band here than never fails to make me funk a little bit. hehe.
Itchyworms – Jugs Jugueta (vocals), Kelvin Yu (bass), Chino Singson (guitars) and Jazz Nicholas (drums)
One of Itchyworms’s staff actually showed us the dancesteps in the video “Freak Out“. It was a fun set, as usual. 🙂
Pupil – (on photo) Ely Buendia (vocals/guitar), Yan Yuzon (guitars), Wendell Garcia (drums)
Teacher’s Pet Live – Pupil
The 2 bands that everybody’s been waiting for are next. Everybody was screaming as each member of Pupil came in most especially when Ely Buendia entered the scene. Oh yes, THE Ely Buendia. It’s nice that I am literally infront of him :). I have the best view. Wehehe. He was wearing a cap, I was hoping he would remove it but unfortunately he didn’t. This was actually my first time to see them perform in Saguijo. They don’t usually play there.
Sandwich – (on photo) Real life couple Raymund Marasigan (vocals/guitars) and Myrene Academia (bass) with Mong Alcaraz (guitars)
Next was Sandwich. Raymund, as always, entered the room all smiling. The band performed songs from their old albums such as Butterfly Carnival and 2 Trick Pony. They sang my current favorite song “Selos” and eventually became “controversial” because Raymund and Myrene kissed! Hehe. Not just a normal kiss but french kissed. I was taking a video of it (in case you want to see the video, kindly see below) and was not able to take a still picture. Karla was able to capture the moment click here to view it 🙂 Anyway, watching a Sandwich set is never boring as Raymund always like to experiment especially in small venues. While he was singing 2 Trick Pony, he inserted the verses of a song he composed when he was still with the Eheads entitled “Alkohol”. Maybe he did it because lots of Eheads listers were there but it was cool combining the 2 songs 🙂 .
The last to perform was Join the Club. I was not able to see them anymore as I was so tired of standing up for 5 whole hours! Well, I know that this gig was very successful. Even though Anabel is not with us anymore, I know she’s happy seeing everyone enjoying the gigs for her.