Monday, October 13, 2008


Hot from the recent MASH IT UP! event that was held at Bela Bar if you already knew about what transpired that faithful September 19th it was crazy as hell the almighty CONTRAS stole the show and it was nasty despite the owner or the bar did a little something completely stupid, unnecessary and uncalled for! (The Erap looking guy pulled out a glock and cocked its hammer and I definitely heard the bullet entered the chamber of his gun and pointed it strait at me!) Still despite of that near mishap the crowd had a jolly good fun and pogo them selves silly. If you wanna know more about the said MASH IT UP! gig go to (thanks for the coverage)

Anyway enough of that amidst the global economic meltdown things are starting to heat up here at the Bisikleta camp as we bring you 12 bands serving you tons and tons of 2tone, ska-punk, 3rd wave, dub and a little bit of that long beach sunny styled riddims for the measely sum of 50 bucks! and that includes one ice cold beer! That my friend is music like dirt for your moneys worth! Plus a guest DJ spot from our comrades that serves dirty music for dirty people - TRASH RADIO MANILA! So brace yourselves for another jamboree!

The event is a bone skanking holloween bonanza that is scheduled to take place on hallows eve, 31st of October, Friday at TEN 02 Bar & Resto situated at 43 B Scout Ybardolaza Street, Timog, Quezon City and it will feature interesting personalities! Surprise! Surprise!

First on the bill, bringing an oldschool punk rock flavor is BEATDOWN BOOMBOX that features Beauty of Doubt axeman Albert Ascona & AMPON Collective DJ beat maestro Caliph8 and Mel Maniego of GoSignals and Private Stock fame with a feller that do not want to be named so you have to see it for yourself! All i know about this band is that Beatdown Boombox was a long time project that was masterminded by Caliph8 and a geezer that do not want to be named so lets keep it that way I do not want to BETRAY him so go figure! Watch out for these blokes! And next on the bill is THE WAYFARERS composed of members of The Jerks, former Pink Cow and Neighbors that packed some heavy duty ska and reggae. After The Wayfarers comes THE EASTERN VIBRATION that includes former (past and present) members of the Angono Ska kings Neighbors with their lovely downright cute vocalist. After those guys and that lovely lady, comes SAGOR the offshoot band of the Malabon dub cartel composed of Goodleaf members, news is that Goodleaf is currently on hibernation and the mad scientist is in the land of gata and honies! Bicolandia. (He's probably growning herbs with Maria and Juana and pushing dubstep and grime beats to the unsuspecting victims). After them dub meastros comes the 3 piece ska punkers of Paranaque City NEVERTHELESS, And next is UMBLE UNO this skate punkers have a knack for punky 3rd wave ska. And next on the bill is PINK COW this talented boys are in tuned with their Rancid, The Clash and Opeartion Ivy influences. After them these boys hailing from mainly Pasig and Malabon City the STEADY MOVIN' BEAT bringing along their 2tone influences that they wear proudly on their sleeves! Another Angono band is G2 AND THE BUNDOCKS adding a little sunny styled long beach vibe in the mix (they sounded like a cross between 311 and Sublime). And these cats from Pulilan, Bulacan the PULIKATS this Clubska/Skamax luminaries packs a dancing virus that will infect your feet, next in line the dub reggae bredrens from the city of Pasig DREADKNOTUSED they are part of the Steady Edy mob preaching roots rock reggae to the masses with a fat spliff. And last but not the least from Skaville Malabon the EARTHLINGS serving you some nice touches of 2 tone ska ala Bodysnatchers.

I am running out of metaphors to use here so I leave you with the famous line that Mr. Symarip always deliver..."Give me some of that old moonstomping"....see you at TEN 02 Bar and Resto on the 31st and lets dance ourselves silly. The beer is only 35 bucks plus they have a promo wherein for the price of 200 bucks you'll get a bucket load of beer (5 bottles)with an assortment of pica pica to choose from! Thats dirt cheap. One more thing remember to LEAVE YOUR POLITICS AT THE DOOR COZ' POLITICS FUCKS YOU UP.