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.
Bands have their own style, whether they consciously or unconsciously thought of it. I just loved how band members themselves take the effort of choosing the clothes they wear whenever they go on stage. Nothing really extravagant is needed, for as long as it looks good and fits well on them.
Isn’t it cool seeing and hearing your favorite bands perform cover songs every once in a while? Puma paved way for some of our local bands to let Pupil, Imago, Up Dharma Down, Drip, Taken by Cars, Camerawalls and Sleepwalk Circus show their own renditions of classic pop and rock songs. I got the chance to be invited to the Puma Archive Uncovered Manila gig last September 18 (I know it’s a month late, I’m a full time worker ok? 🙂 ).
If you’re going to ask me, my favorite cover song would be “Ready to Go” by Taken By Cars which was originally sung by Republica. I believe that the song really suits them because Sarah’s energy matches the fast beats of the song. Plus, I got the chance to see the their new bassist/singer Isa Garcia perform for the first time! Continue reading “Puma Archive Uncovered Manila Gig”
Several bands will be uncovering differnt rock archives on September 18 (Friday, 9 pm) at the Mag:Net High Street. The line up is really cool. Bands that will be performing are Pupil, Imago, Up Dharma Down, Drip, Taken by Cars, Camerawalls and Sleepwalk Circus. Hear them perform their own versions of songs from the past. See you all there!
Road managers a.k.a ‘roadies’ play a very important role for the bands. They are the ones who make sure that everything is ok before the band goes onstage. They help the band bring their equipments, make sure that their guitars are in tune, the amplifiers’ volume are just right, the band have their beer or water near them etc. I remembered Lourd de Veyra of Radioactive Sago Project said “Hindi kusang lilipad ang gitara kay Rico Blanco pagkatapos niyang kantahin ang linyang Liwanag… (from the song Liwanag sa Dilim) at hindi rin lulutang ang gitara kapag hinahagis ang gitara sa ere” – (it’s already paraphrased but it’s something like that 😉 ). It’s funny but it’s true. The roadies make sure that these rockstars can show off their rockstar stunts to the audience.
Too bad that most of the roadies don’t have health benefits that would at least protect them from the expensive hospital bills in case something happens to them. This is the reason why Rock Ed organized this kind of event to raise funds for them to have health cards. The event was held at Mag:Net High Street last May 9th. Different bands participated in this event to give health cards to their respective roadies. I also helped in going around with a donation box to add money to the health fund. Continue reading “Rock Ed’s “One for the Roadie” Event”
Up Dharma Down is definitely going up the charts right now because they have already released their sophomore album, ‘Bipolar’ last October 24 at the Hexagon Lounge, RCBC Plaza. Many people attended the said event and there’s even still a line outside Hexagon Lounge which unfortunately couldn’t be accommodated by the venue anymore. Tickets were sold at Php 150 however people who will be availing the CD at the event will also get the limited edition DVD which actually cost Php 500 ( that’s inclusive of one free beer or iced tea). Limited editions ‘Bipolar’ shirts were also being sold courtesy of Team Manila at Php 550 each. Continue reading “Up Dharma Down’s ‘Bipolar’ Album Launch”