Greyhoundz and Slapshock are known to perform hard metal music but this time, they toned down their amps for the Splintr Unplugged gig held last night at the Teatrino, Promenade Mall Greenhills. This is actually the 2nd part of Splintr Unplugged, last week it was Sino Sikat? and Typecast. I heard they were awesome as well but I was after the hard metal bands to perform unplugged.
Reg Rubio and Audie Avenido of Greyhoundz
Greyhoundz with Ian Tayao of Queso and Enrique de Dios of Brigada
The show started at around 9:30 pm. Teatrino is an ideal venue for this intimate, unplugged performance because of its small audience capacity. When the red curtains rose, Greyhoundz was onstage. Reg and Audie were seated together in a sofa while Nino and TJ were seated with their respective instruments. There was awkwardness at first with Reg, I guess because he’s seated and not very used to that, but eventually he pulled it off. He openly admitted that he was nervous. The unplugged sound of Greyhoundz was supported by piano accompaniment courtesy of Enrique De Dios of Brigada. The highlight of Greyhoundz set is performing “Taking It U High” with Ian Tayao of Queso, Jamir Garcia of Slapshock and Bugoy of Zoooom. That was so awesome!
Jamir Garcia of Slapshock
After Greyhoundz, there was a 15 minute intermission then it was Slapshock’s turn to showcase their songs unplugged. The interesting part of Slapshock’s set was the violin accompaniment. It added to the mysterious goth effect in their songs. My favorite Slapshock performances are “Agent Orange”, the violin intro was hair raising and their last song “Carino Brutal”, Jamir made the crowd stand up and finally released their inner urge to headbang (like me ;)). Guitarist, Lean Ansing, suddenly left the stage and his acoustic guitar then re-entered the stage with an electric guitar. Can’t stand to go unplugged, e?
Lee Nadela of Slapshock
I am glad that Splintr does gigs like this. It’s very interesting to deviate sometimes to what the band usually does. Congratulations to Greyhoundz and Slapshock for pulling of a fucking awesome unplugged gig and of course to Splintr.com. Hope you continue this!
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* Thanks to Splintr.com for the ticket! Love y’all!