I can’t believe I forgot to write about these guys.
I can still vividly remember the night when I first heard them play. I was holding a half-full bottle of beer and was seated outside (of Outpost), on the couch. It was not a crowded night, which means it was most likely a Wednesday night. Midweek Sessions. Good times.
The world stopped when they started playing. They were so good that I had to go inside and see for myself. And there they were, dimly lit but powerful as ever. My boys.
So when I found out they were playing with A’s band for an event two weeks ago, it was literally impossible for me not to go. Not seeing them play is just plain preposterous! So I went. And as usual, my boys were awesome. I can’t even begin to describe how good they are. The music, the stage presence, their rapport. Everything is so in place.
Such great talent, these boys. Prolific music-writing paired with raw artistry. They have what most other musicians try to find all their life - creative control.
Listening to their intergalactic-supernova-makes-you-think-why-are-you-so-musically-inept song Waiting is like sipping a strong cup of coffee on a rainy afternoon. It’s so refreshing. So soothing. But bad ass. Super bad ass.
It’s a bad ass song. It’s the kind of song that you wish you wrote. Pretty much like Imagine of John Lennon. Or Baba O'Reilly of The Who.
Okay, maybe not Baba O'Reilly. But you get the picture.
Check out their pure music awesomeness here and here.
These incredible images are of the Sinulog annual religious festival held on the 3rd Sunday of January in Cebu City in the Philippines. Music, colour, and dance are the order of the day and everyone gets into the festive spirit!
Markov Clothing x Who’s Next? shirt collaboration release and Skalag-kalag event at The Outpost. Sefyla, One Man Down, Ballads of the Bastards, Who’s Next? and Shepherds Plaid were there to rock the venue.
June Marieezy is part-soul, part-hiphop, part-RnB and is a full-Filipina talent. This girl is blazing a trail in the Philippine indie music scene with her solid vocals and eclectic flair. The sublime songstress is making another pit stop to Cebu after touring the country. See her live at SOAK on April 26 and prepare to be enchanted. Photo by: Carlo Casas
Music Video of Waiting by Bethany Track taken from artist’s debut album, Fantasy Fool (2011)
Producer: Bethany Production House: Southernlads Production Director: Karl Lucente D.P: Neil Angelo Briones and Steven Atenta Production Design: Gale Osorio Assistant Director: Steven Cañete Editors: Steven Atenta and Karl Lucente VFX & Colourist: Neil Angelo Briones Concept by: Yellow Room Concept (Media Plans and Solutions)
Lads and Lasses: Richard Pozon, Steven Luspo, JR Butawan, Joime Macapagal, Sherry Lim Lianting, Akki Espinoza, Marjesjo Pulvera, Ronnie Gamboa and Amaya Hernandez
Special thanks to: Fresco, Mark Dacay, Jeriel Laraño, Ronnie Macapagal, The Outpost Restobar, Tony Alfonso, Res Fuentes and Christian Aquino
Cast: Charmaine Chua, Jesse Daan, Luis Quibranza III, Angelo Quibranza, Paolo Quibranza and Tony Alfonso
I’m stickin’ my ear now on this solid ground I’m singing this though I may not hear a sound This I would not forget and I won’t let this pass But still my heart’s awake; not be quiet and regret it… I’ll say it all now I’ve already gone this far and I’ve been hidin’ this right from the start Did you ever know that I kept you in my heart? And I’ve been dreamin’ wishin’ on the stars. That maybe we could be in each other’s arms someday then I could call you my, my ray of light…
Here I am now writing you this song without thinkin’ what.. could happen when it’s done But all I want is for you to be aware of this feelin’ that has been kept away too long..
This time I’ll make it right… This time I found light… There may be a wall between us but I’ll break it down to show you I care..
I’ll say it all now I’ve already gone this far and I’ve been hidin’ this right from the start Did you ever know that I kept you in my heart? And I’ve been dreamin’ wishin’ on the stars. That maybe we could be in each other’s arms someday then I could call you my, my ray of light…