Matilda seldom does gigs these days that when they do have one, I make it a point to go. I once asked Meh if Matilda has disbanded and she responded with: “No, everyone just thinks so and we don’t get get invites to play but we are very much alive!” or something to that effect. So I get excited every time they have a gig.
Meryl Antonio-Reyes and I go as far along as I do with Dan Ramon Geromo of The Discoball, back to our college days when we were all sophomores at U.P. Diliman and we bonded through The U.P. Repertory Company. I was really happy to come and watch them play again.
Charms Tianzon – vocals
Guitars – Meryl Antonio-Reyes
Bass – Yvette Tunguia
Drums – Jovi May Reyes
Hoo-la-la! Some days all my favorite bands play on the same night! So, here’s what going to happen on Wednesday night at bars all over the Metro!
METRO BAR, #47 WEST AVENUE, Q.C.
Dread Knot Used
B-SIDE, THE COLLECTIVE, MALUGAY ST., MAKATI
ROUTE 196, #196-A KATIPUNAN AVE. EXT., BLUE RIDGE A, QUEZON CITY
Radioactive Sago Project
FREE ENTRANCE!!! Show starts at 9PM!!!
All Roads Lead To Route 196!!
Check out the Facebook event page HERE for more details.
Last week, after my shoot at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater for Dulaang U.P.’s The Seagull, I found myself at 70s Bistro where Banda ni Kleggy, Paraluman, Callalily and supposedly 6Cyclemind, were playing. I really wanted to be at Route 196 because it was on my way back to our house, but that night, The Dawn was playing and all I really needed was to sit quietly in some table in some corner and just be by myself, and squeezing in among a crowd of The Dawn fans wasn’t going to let that happen.
I am an absolute Chekhov fan, and I was so moved, (notwithstanding comments and a probable review, or maybe just a slew of my own thoughts on the play, the word “review” being too constricting), that I felt I needed some time to process that theater experience.
Although I found the Filipino version not as compelling as the English version, something that I attributed to the failure of the acting ensemble, and therefore, I was not as depressed as the week before, I still felt that I needed some music as a fitting end to the evening. It was a choice between UpDharmaDown at Route 196 and reggae night with Jeck Pilpil & Peacepipe with Coffeebreak Island at 70s Bistro.
I’m friends with CBI so that was one point, and I needed a reggae band for a friend’s friend’s wedding, two points, so off I went.
I arrived at 70s Bistro in the middle of heavy rains, and there was just enough people in the bistro for me to be comfortable enough to take pictures.
Jeck Pilpil & Peacepipe came up first because Jun hadn’t arrived yet.
70’s BISTRO – AUGUST 22, 2012
Return to innocence with the precise care of your beloved musical sponsors:
Have a banana.
Facebook event page is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/140866252721061/
Detailed blog post is HERE.
B-SIDE – AUGUST 22, 2012
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#46 Anonas Street, Project 2, Quezon City
To reach by public transit:
Public Transit Take LRT-2 (purple line) and go down Anonas Station. Look for a tricycle/PUJ near McDonald’s and tell the driver to drop you in Bistro. It will be on your right.
From Espana/E.Rod: Take the Project 2-3 jeep. Isang sakay lang! Bistro will be on your left.
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/70s-Bistro/350170621382