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".