Gigs

Kaleidoscope Eyes Open Mic: Remembering Yolanda

There are times when we find happiness in doing things simply because, “Why not?” 🙂

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Life In Music: A Benefit Gig

A great prod team, an awesome lineup, and a laudable cause. What more can you ask for?

Thursday night was Life in Music night at Route as Docdef Productions and Life in Music PH brought together ten acts (yes, TEN ACTS) in one stage. With  Amplify.ph as one of the media partners, I got the chance to cover the gig along with two of my co-interns (yay for internship! :3 ). (more…)

Life In Music: A Benefit Gig

A great prod team, an awesome lineup, and a laudable cause. What more can you ask for?

Thursday night was Life in Music night at Route as Docdef Productions and Life in Music PH brought together ten acts (yes, TEN ACTS) in one stage. With  Amplify.ph as one of the media partners, I got the chance to cover the gig along with two of my co-interns (yay for internship! :3 ).

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Towards More New Beginnings: On The Cohens’ EP Launch

[originally published on LiveOPM.ph: http://liveopm.ph/2014/03/16/thecohenseplaunch/]

by Rhea Leorag

Images: RJ Dimla

2014 is definitely an exciting year for local music.

Listed as one of the Most Anticipated Releases of 2014 in vandalsonthewall.com, The Cohens’ Launch of their self-titled EP last Friday, March 7, at Route 196 Katipunan Avenue, proved to be something that gives people a taste of their contemporary twist to the 60’s feel of their music.

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The Beauty of Indie: On Re>olution II | The Multi-EP Launch of Monica Colet, Yanna Lopez, and Kysha’s Krew

[originally published on liveOPM.ph: http://liveopm.ph/2014/02/18/epprojrev2/]

by Rhea Leorag

Images: MV Isip

It was an intimate Valentine’s night at Craft Coffee Revolution – a budding place for gigs and other small gatherings around Katipunan. Gathered up were musicians, listeners, friends, parents; virtually people of almost all ages all excited to hear fresh music from independent artists in the collegiate music scene.

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Here’s a quick recount of what made the night special: (more…)

A Fundraising Concert that was All for Love

(originally published on WhenInManila.com: http://www.wheninmanila.com/a-fundraising-concert-that-was-all-for-love/)

by Mina Deocareza

It was the 6th of December, the night for All for Love: Pagbangon Gikan sa Dilubyo, a fundraising concertfor the benefit of typhoon Yolanda victims.

Route 196’s sign was not that big but that night, the letters and numbers on it screamed.  Their impact was even intensified by the redness and whiteness of its font, standing out against the black background that almost merged with the blackness of the night sky. Below it, there was another sign containing the names of the performers for the night: Johnoy Danao, Mike Shimamoto, She’s Only Sixteen and more.

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All For Love: Pagbangon Gikan sa Dilubyo

Lovely poster c/o Jeah Dominguez and Jiah Margallo

Lovely poster c/o Jeah Dominguez and Jiah Margallo

Since it’s Christmas, and I haven’t blogged for a really long time, I thought of sharing about one of the most beautiful things that happened to me this year. It’s All For Love- a fundraising concert we organized as a way of contributing in our own little way to giving to the survivors of Yolanda.

Here’s an article written by Mina Deocareza of When In Manila about All For Love! 😀

https://kathangnakatutulala.wordpress.com/2014/01/01/a-fundraising-concert-that-was-all-for-love/

Sponge Cola ‘District’ Album Launch

Ano: ‘District’ Album Launch

Saan: Eastwood Central Plaza

Kailan: 9 Oktubre, 7 n.g.

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She's Only Sixteen

Newest addition to the Orion Entertainment roster She’s Only Sixteen opens the show.

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Roberto Seña on Vocals/Guitar

Andrew Panopio

Andrew Panopio on Guitar

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Anjo Silvoza on Bass and King Puentespina on Drums

Ace Libre

Never the Strangers’ Ace Libre [Malayo na kami sa stage by this time, kaya hindi na nakuhanan ‘yong ibang band members. 😦 ]

PJ La Vina

Earlier candid shot of NTS’ drummer PJ La Vina [because I wasn’t able to take a picture of the entire band on stage].

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Le crowd.

 

Fellow Atenean bands show some love! 😀

Kaleidoscope Eyes

AMP band Kaleidoscope Eyes 🙂

Runmanila in the house! [I'm a HUGE fan of Runmanila, and this is the first time we met them. Just saying. :D )

Runmanila in the house! [I’m a HUGE fan of Runmanila, and this is the first time we met them. Just saying. 😀 )


SPONGE COLA! 😀

Yael Yuzon

Yael Yuzon rockin’ it with opening song “Mahaba Pa Ang Gabi”

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They also brought the house down with hits from previous albums (Bitiw, Tambay, Gemini, etc.)

Armo Armovit

Armo owning the stage.

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XGF with Miggy Chavez of Chicosci and Los Magnos

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Happiness. 😀

 

 

 

Alamat: Isang Konsiyertong Panlikom Pondo

Ano: Alamat, isang konsiyertong panlikom pondo

Organizer: A-2015 (class 2A, AHS)

Saan: Singson Hall, Ateneo Grade School

Kailan: 14 Oktubre, 6-9 n.g.

Hosts: Gretchen Ho at Andrei Felix

Nagtanghal: Mike Shimamoto, Yumi and Thyro, Dressed Up Days, Never the Strangers, Side A, at marami pang iba.

 

 

Astig ‘yong opening ni Mike Shimamoto. Actually in-expect naming medyo sa bandang dulo siya pero… hindi eh. 😀 Ang galing ng ginawa niyang renditions ng Jason Mraz songs, gayundin ‘yong orihinal niyang Caroline. 🙂 Sana marinig natin ‘yon sa mainstream radio sometime soon. 🙂

 

Isa mga pinakana-enjoy kong pagtatanghal ‘yong sa Side A. Grabe ‘yong pakiramdam na, sa radyo mo lang sila naririnig dati, tapos ngayon nasa harapan mo mismo sila at sobrang galing. Hands down.

 

Masaya rin ‘yong performance nina Yumi & Thyro. Astig sobra, nagulat pa kami nang kaibigan ko n’ong malaman naming original ‘yong kinakanta nila. Looking forward to so much more awesomeness from these two. 🙂

 

 

Okay rin ‘yong performance ng Never the Strangers. Natuwa talaga kami na tumugtog sila ng karagdagang tatlong awit mula sa album bukod sa Bago Mahuli ang Lahat, Alive at Moving Closer. Medyo kakapanuod lang kasi namin sa kanila roughly 10 hours ago. 🙂

 

 

Sobrang galing din n’ong iba, gaya ng Dressed Up Days at Kaleidoscope Eyes. Nakatutuwa talaga kapag nakakapanuod ng mga bagong banda sa mga ganitong gigs. Una, napapalawak pa lalo ‘yong kaalaman ko (ahem, natin 🙂 )  sa napakalaking mundo ng OPM. Ikalawa, dumarami rin ang koleksiyon ng musikang maa-appreciate at mamahalin natin. Awesome di’ba. 😀

Tuwing makapupunta ako ng ganitong events, nae-excite ako para sa kinabukasan ng OPM. Nakikita ko kung gaano kakulay at kasaya ang daang naghihintay sa lokal na industriya ng musika. Looking forward to more awesomeness and genuine happiness only OPM can give to us Pinoys. Mabuhay ang OPM! 😀