Bandemonium II: Screen to Stage

UP Jammers Club presents BANDEMONIUM II: Screen to Stage October 5, 2016 | 7:00 p.m. Nesting Ground, LB Square Los Baños, Laguna Competing bands: Lottie | blupoint | Nietta | Skygrid | Monaxials | The Neverheards | Permit With performances by Stage Flight | Nina Virgin | All Sudden Smiles

A day of fellowship and sacrifice

Text by: Kimmy Baraoidan Photos by: Chris Quintana and Kimmy Baraoidan The adhan (call to prayer) echoes throughout the mosque and nearby houses in Los Baños, Laguna just before 6:00 a.m. While the town is still half-asleep, a hypnotic male voice chants over the loudspeakers, summoning members of the Muslim congregation to the mosque for…

Surreal realities in Manix Abrera’s News Hardcore

Text by: Kimmy Baraoidan Comic strips courtesy of Manix Abrera “At dahil hindi natutulog ang balita, nakatutok kami beinte-kwatro oras (And because the news never sleeps, we are tuned in twenty-four hours),” goes the spiel of veteran news anchor Mike Enriquez of GMA Network–a mantra that everybody in the media would come to know as early…

Review: Lovecore’s “Funk n’ Roll” nails the fusion

Text by: Sheenah Tan Photos by: Chris Quintana and Kimmy Baraoidan Surely, funk is yet another common genre in the country’s indie music, but to fuse it with rock n’ roll? Now we’re talking. Enter Lovecore’s Funk n’ Roll, a 13-track album that was released just last month. The band further strengthened funk and rock…

Hanggang Doon Na Rin Lang

Tapat ni Maki de la Rosa

Tapat Tula ni Maki de la Rosa Sapagkat madalas nating gamitin ang mga kataga upang ikubli yaong mga nais naman talaga nating ilantad, sa pinakasinungaling na paraan lamang tayo nagiging matapat. (mula sa kanyang librong Hanggang Doon Na Rin Lang, unang koleksyon ng kanyang mga tula) Minsang kinilala ang mga tula ni Ma. Cecilia "Maki"…

SIMULA - Valley of Chrome Commemorative Show in San Pablo

SIMULA – Valley of Chrome Commemorative Show

Macbeth Philippines and Sonic Pitch Events and Productions in collaboration with SouthCrib Productions and Coffeemugazine presents SIMULA - Valley Of Chrome Commemorative Show in San Pablo City with performances by Give Chance To Run Walk Me Home Yesterday's Hero False Promises Breaking The Rulez Samadi September 17, 2016,  8:00 p.m., Daddy's Point Bar and Resto Schetelig Ave.,…

Lovecore launches first full-length album after a decade

Text by: Kimmy Baraoidan Photos by: Chris Quintana and Kimmy Baraoidan “Life happened,” says Lovecore vocalist Cy Sorongon when asked what took the band so long to release their first full-length album Funk n' Roll. Other bands would have stopped and quit, but for Lovecore, life goes on. Cy, guitarist Reg Gutierrez, bassist Frame Ong,…

The TokHang effect

Text and photos by Dax Simbol Sonny (not his real name) is sweating bullets. The water in the glass he's holding is half empty. No, he didn't drink it; he lost half of the water with his hands still shaking. Oplan Tokhang which means toktok-hangyo or knock and plead is the Philippine National Police's (PNP)…