Saturday, September 13, 2008

Terry Hall and Friends

Terry Hall with Lynval Golding and The Dead 60's captured live at The 100 Club last June 2008 for Fred Perry Subculture concert series. For more info visit

Friday, September 12, 2008


Just went to Bela Bar in San Juan yesterday for an ocular inspection for the up and coming event that will be happening next week Friday, September 19, I went there with the ex drummer of Pink Cow and sidemen for Malabon's Earthlings trying to figure out whats the best way to go there without breaking the bank, obviously the map that we supplied to you did little to help the less financially capable guy that would love to go but is rather short of cash.
After meeting up with my companion at SM Mega Mall and started to study the map we head along EDSA Robinson's Galleria taking the bus from Ortigas to Quiapo we took the route going to Greenhills Shopping Center in San Juan, then Wilson Street no Public Utility Jeepneys here folks only Taxi Cabs are allowed to enter the subdivision (or is it a subdivision because of the imposing gate and a bunch of security guards) that i forgot what the heck the name of it was. We decided to trek the path hoping that it will be such a short walk to the said venue, but lo and behold! it took us quite a while and a few sweaty balls later to get to P. Guevarra. So to summarize it all, this will be a challenge to all you people who wanted to see MUSIC FRONT, THE GOSIGNALS, CONTRAS and SHUFFLE UNION.
But do not despair we had noticed some PUJs (Jeepneys) that are stalled at the corner of Alex III adjacent to McDonalds waiting for passengers at the corner of P Guevarra. So look no further the easiest way is to take EDSA, Shaw Boulevard then a short ride going to Kalentong, from there look for some PUJs that are heading to San Juan with a sign that says STA LUCIA or if you are going to P. Guevarra the Jeepney's that are treading the San Juan P. Guevarra route can be seen on PUREGOLD (formerly Agora Market) just look for the SAN JUAN via KALENTONG jeepneys and that's it! Either which way you choose to go just board and always remember the signboard that says STA LUCIA or if you are not totally sure where to go, clueless or just really plain stupid do ask some locals or traffic aids nicely and politely. The distinguishing landmark is that you will spot a gas station smack near Bela Bar.
The bar is quite small but its quite good for small intimate gatherings such as this one. Its up to you to come or not we do not care all we care about is giving you what you need and not what you want and that is REAL, RAW, HONEST music without the trappings of the so called rock and underground radio (the only real ones that are playing real music nowadays in my honest opinion are the ones on cyberspace without them coporate bloodsucking man goat sponsors to ruin their creativity) and that MTV shite (stop bastardizing Ben Sherman you fools!) that's polluting the airwaves right now. WE KEEP IT REAL, PURE UNADULTERATED MOTHER FUCKING FUN.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Another Onslaught

Its been a very busy week after the last Bisikleta Productions event that happened last August 30 and as Trash Radio Manila simply described it in one word - OVERFLOWING. I bet you boys and girls are hungry for more? well fret no more this time we are bringing you the heaviest of the heavyweights, the finest line up that we cooked up for you people featuring MUSIC FRONT, THE GOSIGNALS, CONTRAS and SHUFFLE UNION supported by some of the talented young individuals of the local underground scene.

First on the bill is the modern newscasters MUSIC FRONT composed of punk rock luminaries Je Bautista of Absolute Zero and Betrayed. Arnold Morales of College, Urban Bandits and Put3ska. Jun Quinane of Deceased and last but not the least new school hardcore guitarist Albert Ascona of Beauty of Doubt, Throw and countless other bands if i am going to name them all it will took me sometime to do it! I am not going to indulge on the history of this band because i would look like a freaking fan boy its up to you to experience them face to face. I for one am truly blessed and humbled at the same time when i finally heard about them (word has it that their unreleased some sort of a private pressed album is circulating the underground scene the record is a classic mix of power pop, post punk and oi! thrown in for good measure).

After music front comes THE GOSIGNALS this powerful trio is also composed of punk rock luminaries of the 80's and the 90's composed of Mel Maniego of Private Stock. Dennis Maniego of Throw and his son Spyke. A favorite among the Mod and Scooterist scene, The GoSignals brand of power pop is second to none and each song they delivered packs a wallop. Paco skinheads rejoice! next on the bill is Oi! band CONTRAS composed of members from different bands from Vex and Kakos Noise, Shuffle Union, Beeradors and Spoil Army. And last on the bill is ska and rocksteady band SHUFFLE UNION these ladies and fine gents are been around from quite sometime and if you wanna experience a real Ska band this is the band to beat!

The 4 main bands on the bill are supported by Pulikats, Earthlings, Steady Movin' Beat, Pink Cow and King Kong Wasabi. The affair will be held at Bela Bar in P Guevarra St. San Juan, Metro Manila and for 50 bucks (comes with one beer) you will experience a guaranteed great show because the line up is absolutely superb. So please do come and leave your politics at the door cause politics fucks you up. Enjoy and have a great time!

Friday, September 5, 2008


Last Saturday Bisikleta Productions took over TEN 02 BAR and everyone went home satisfied and drunk! As early as 8 in the evening people started to congregate at a nearby store adjacent to the venue where RUDE MAYNILA's going to be held most of them came from as far as Bacolod, Cavite, Batangas and Bicol.

Then the speakers starts to rumble as dancehall music being pumped outside the premises ignited the crowd and suddenly starts piling up eagerly awaiting this nights event. The air is jolly thick of enthusiasm as old long lost friends met once again. The host of the show did not disappoint the crowd cheering them up getting them ready for PINK COW which did a damn good set with their brand of ska punk ala operation ivy immediately elbows where flying everywhere and sweat starts to consume the dance floor. Then came along PULIKATS from Pulilan, Bulacan bringing with them their years of SkaMax exposure a guaranteed floor filler with their cover versions of the christian ska band Supertones song after song became a sing a long as the crowd participated on the choruses! After these pulilan rude boys set next was the grand daddies of Pampanga Ska scene the mighty MARCOS CRONIES with their great covers of Mighty Mighty Bosstones and original songs that kept the skinheads and rudies dancing like madmen. Next is the newly reformed 3rd wave ska band from Malolos, Bulacan THE SCARS belting out their originals from their 1st EP igniting another dancing frenzy (no broken bones here only broken bottles word is that they are beginning their work on their 2nd EP watch out for it).

After the heavy punk inflicted ska music Bing Austria toned down the atmosphere with his brand of edutainment, outside Ten 02 the crowds are dancing and singing due to the SOUNDBLASTERS heavy dose of Ska, Bluebeat and Reggae selections that was blasting through the speakers creating an impromptu street party affair. Inside another skanking ensued provided by Caloocan Trad Masters GREETINGS FROM JULIE that let every crowd inside rowing the boat and swaying their arms from side to side. After their set the lads from Las Pinas BARRIO MORNING GLORY entertained the crowd with their 3rd wave ska and their massive literally massive frontman that could give Buster Blood Vessel a run for his money.

The final set was capped off by Malabon Skaville's EARTHLINGS which by the way Bing Austria noted that Malabon is a hotbed for underground artist that left their marked on the Philippine music scene that includes Private Stock, Dead Ends, George Imbecile and The Idiots and of course Put3ska. EARTHLINGS had packed the dancefloor silly to much delight of Bong Termulo of Neighbors fame joining the band to sing some 2tone ska ditties the crowd went wild chanting too much pressure!
The night ended with no fist fights no skinheads, punk rockers, and rudeboys was harmed during the event instead everyone got home satisfied, dead drunk as a fish and asking for more as Jon of the Soundblasters cleverly described it: "warat ako umuwi ako at natulog ng walang panaginip".