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Lookin Forward to January 2013

B-Side, Freedom Bar, Music, Travel Factor By January 8, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , , , , No Comments

These are some of the gigs I would be seen at in the next two weeks, feel free to come join. 😉

January 11, 2013
Open by 7:00pm
Gate: p150



The Chongkeys
Top Junk

2nd floor Anonas Commercial Complex
# 3 Anonas Road Project 3, Q.C.

for reservations and inquiries call or text 0917.9037124 / 0919.8144885

It is the first gig for 2013 for these bands and because I have a deep love for The Chongkeys, as we were together for three straight days in January 2012 for their Bicol Express tour, that is enough reason for me to go. I have missed them and I’m looking forward to a fun night!

Wilabaliw played at a bar I owned in July 2011 but I did not really get to meet any of them, except for their roadies Jean Paul and Lemon, at that time. I was up to my ears with work and other concerns at that time to actually hang out with them.

And I am a fan of Top Junk‘s music even before any of them became my friends. (As a side note, hey, I have four Session Road and Top Junk shirts but I have yet to get my Chongkeys shirt! You better have my size now Andrei!)

I am definitely shooting on this night.

But best of all, a friend of mine from grad school whom I have not seen in years is coming too to hang out. She is a big Wilabaliw fan. I hope I do not get too happy puffy (read: drunk) on this night though as the much-awaited….


Travel Factor New Year Party is happening on the next night, with performances from our beloved bands:

Coffeebreak Island
The Discoball
Paranoid City

Travel Factor will be giving away prizes from Victory LinerPara’Kito Philippines,OtterBoxThe HeadWare and of course, awesome trips!.

Tickets are available at the door for P250, comes with 1 free beer and a raffle stub.

The Collective (7274 Malugay St.), Makati

Here is a map to B-Side, The Collective, Malugay St., Makati:

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And the week after, another much-awaited event is happening at the same venue! It is my good friends Your Imaginary Friends album launch!

in association with Shoplifters United

Your Imaginary Friends
EP launching party

January 19 at B-side.
9pm, 150 bucks with one free beer.

with performances by:
Taken by Cars
Techy Romantics
Ang Bandang Shirley

Facebook event page is here.

As one of the ArtisteConnect pledgers, I am looking forward to getting my CD, t-shirt (second one, yehey!) and sticker. And seeing my name on the insert. 😛

Though drummer Eric Po and I are batchmates at the same city, him in the all-boys school and me in the all-girls one, we never really met until that one night at B-Side, after we finalized the plans of their having a homecoming gig at my bar in December 2011.

Brothers Ahmad and Khalid Tanji are also from Bicol and Ahmad had one of the best bands during its time in Legazpi, called The Pepsi Paloma Experiment, and actually went to Ateneo de Naga University, but we have also never met before sometime mid-2011.

They now have Emerald Aquino on bass, taking over Tanya Singh’s duties, and all is good! I met Tanya Singh though before I met any of YIF’s members, she plays bass for Tetas and the Twat, another band of drummer Che Santos, whom I met through Flush and the Toilets, a band composed of then-housemates John Villareal and Repists Roma Regala and Amrei Dizon. Now, Roma and Amrei, we go way back to 2000, when our lives and Kiko Machine’s, The Discoball’s and Matilda‘s lives were more intertwined. Oh, the past is so sweet. Tetas and the Twat, Flush and the Toilets, The Discoball all played at my bar in 2011, while Kiko Machine and Stonefree played way earlier, back when I was still not a part of the bar.

See you guys!!!


No Drama at 70s Bistro – Aug 22

70s Bistro, Music By August 18, 2012 Tags: , , , , , 1 Comment

Return to innocence with the precise care of your beloved musical sponsors:




Have a banana.

Facebook event page is here:


#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.

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Gigs this Week All Around the Metro – Aug 15-18

Amos Cafe, B-Side, Black King's Bar, Blackbird Makati, Music, Route 196, Saguijo By August 14, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments


PINOYTUNER LIVE, Rock Ed Philippines, and Dakila present:


A benefit show for flood victims

With performances by:











Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Show starts at 9PM sharp!

SaGuijo Cafe, 7612 Guijo Street, San Antonio Village, Makati City

P150 entrance

All proceeds will go to the victims of the recent floods brought about by the monsoon rains. Donations in kind will also be accepted.


THE POP SHOPPE! @ Route 196 Barwith
The Camerawalls
The Gentle Isolation
Your Imaginary FriendsHappening this Wednesday, August 15 (9PM) at ROUTE 196
Entrance is P150 + 1 drink

presents “Rock For Rights”
August 15, 2012 @ AMOS Bar, Kamias, QC.

Jejaview (OFFICIAL)
Electric Princess
Escape to Nevada
The Shocking Details


Hope you can all join ZALORA’s Fashion Fights the Flood Fundraiser this August 15, 2012 at Skye Lounge. KC Concepcion will be selling some of her clothes. ALL proceeds will go to charity. If you can’t make it, No problem! Anyone can support by donating through Zalora’s site from the links – P1000 DonationP250 DonationP500 Donation.

The event will feature local bands such as Taken By Cars, Techy Romantics, Out of Body Special, Maude, Sleepwalk Circus and Cara Manglapus and The Executives, all of which who have generously agreed to donate their time and talent in support of the relief effort.

If you will be unable to attend, you can still submit electronic donations on the ZALORA website.

An event page is here:


Top Junk, Discoball and Coffee break Island at 70s Bistro – June 9

70s Bistro, Music By June 4, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

Whoever thought of bringing all these people together must’ve had me in mind because, wow. That’s all I can say for now.

I will definitely be there! See you boys and girls!

Facebook pages:

Top Junk

The Discoball

Coffeebreak Island

A walk through memory lane, only from 2011’s documentation, bring more than a few smiles.

The Discoball at Wharf Galley Feb 2011

The Discoball at Wharf Galley Rock Cafe, Elias Angeles St., Naga City. Feb 2011


80’s Night at Route 196 with Friends

Music, Route 196 By August 12, 2011 Tags: , , , , , , , 1 Comment

I’m at Route 196 way too often for the mere reason that it’s about a stone’s throw away from our house and the route is simple enough. Aside from that, I happen to like that bar. It’s quiet and it has open-air seating that allow us to talk to each other in peace when the music inside is too loud, or breathe better when the air inside is too stuffy with smoke. I wanted to say “breathe fresh air” but this is Manila, there is no such thing as fresh air, so scratch that.