Sunday, March 15, 2009


On the occasion of what would have been his 41st birthday this coming March 25, 2009......Former bandmate and long time friend Bing Austria and the rest of Juan Pablo Dream is inviting you to a momentous celebration of a late great drummers life and times.

To make way for this event, Juan Pablo Dream's regular Tuesday gig at Ten 02 Bar and Resto will include guest bands as they pay tribute to their former bandmate. Included on this show will be some of Luis Guiang's cohorts and friends including Mel and Ricky of Private Stock his first ever band when he was just 14 years old plus Malabon Skaville's rudegirls and rudeboys - Earthlings, this band is his last ever endeavor he acted as their mentor and sort of a father figure and friend to these young kids who he had thought and introduced to them the wonderful music of Jamaica. And also included on this show the ska punkers Pink Cow and Bing Austria's lads The Young Instigators bringing you the soul of motown.

Please let us support Juan Pablo Dream and the rest of the bands that will play on the 24th of March the eve of Weslu's birthday let us again remember the life and times of this late great drummer and a hell of friend to most of us.

Thursday, March 5, 2009


And so goes the famous ketchup commercial back in the days...for those of you who do not knew what that is...time to google it up or search it on youtube! or better yet ask the oldies! This Saturday night Bisikleta Productions will be crashing a party produced by PENGENG KETCHAP PRODUCTIONS members of that crew included Bing Austria of the soul mod band Juan Pablo Dream, Mr, Austria invited us to participate in their shindig so we are hooking up the speakers and bringing in the sounds!

A Boy Named Hil will be pumping up his mixtape of punk, ska, mod, and everything else that will make your body move and your ears bleed and along with him are the Global City rudeboys Twice The Panic are in it for the mayhem! Expect to hear some bass heavy grooves from them! Gate damage cost around 150 pesos with drinks included plus you get to see Juan Pablo Dream and The GoSignals and a slew of other bands please do come and party with us and support Pengeng Ketachap's event at Route 196. The venue is located near Blue Ridge, Katipunan extension, across Wham Burger (Route 196 is formerly known as Inihaw Republic the last place were Weslu was seen alive) The DJ set will be set up outdoors so its absolutely free! Beer cost only 35 Bucks!...Now Pass the Ketchap please rudies!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


It took me quite a while to realize that last Saturday's affair was great that i had missed out probably due to some things that's been going through my head lately that i got home early without finishing Last Night Standing.

Anyway February has ended with me holding court at Ten 02 Bar with a little help from the T.R.A., Pink Cow and Earthlings and Ompong took turns taking care of the gate. Last Saturday festivities was a gathering of the usual suspects. There was a slight bit of change that has happened that night because of some irate neighbor of the venue that's been complaining from all the ruckus. So we decided to set up the DJ equipments inside the bar instead of doing the DJ battle outdoors we were obligated to an indoor DJ set. While waiting for the bands to play the two DJ crew started to bombard the crowd with a slew of heavy heavy doses of punk rock, northern soul, ska and dub music much to the delight of the crowd. (one British expat requested a NOFX song resulting being played twice).

After an hour of tune exchanges between Twice the Panic and Soundblasters, It was time for some live action. First up was Pink Cow, delivering their brand of ska punk to the unsuspecting masses , setting up the pace for things to come that night. Next up was the band that was billed as the fastest band in the land during the 80's. Watching these guys gives me goosebumps this is just the 3rd time i saw them play (never did i saw them play during the 80's mom never let me go to see the punk rock bands and all i got was their tape that was bought from Tanderm). I was lucky enough that they played for this event and boy i had a blast listening to them! After an electrifying set from Betrayed it was time for the Modfather to deliver. The GoSignals set is equally brutal! with their brand of powerpop originals and some classic Jam and The Kinks covers the crowd was sweating profusely and singing along it was brilliant! After The GoSignals it was time for some good old skank from the skinhead reggae masters Rocket Punch...that sweet sweet hammond and bass heavy groove was ear candy! There was a couple of guest vocalist that came up during their set, first one was the female vocalist of the 3rd wave ska band Out4lunch and the second one was from Steady Movin' Beat (Out4lunch vocalist was awesome reminds me of Superangente 86). After Rocket Punch then came along Pilo N' Sticth from Bulacan City. The brass was splendid! consist of Juan Pablo Dream's horn section. These guys delivered bouncy 3rd wave that left the crowd hungry for more! I myself ask for some Skapara Tojou rendition! during their set. After them Bulacan rudies it was time for the gents and lady from Batangas City to deliver their brand of ska as sharp as a fan blade. Hearing their set was quite fun i can hear some hints of hip hop thrown in during their performance that night. During half their set it was time for me to go home to fix some trouble at my home...I have'nt got a chance to finish the last band set which was Steady Movin' Beat but i am sure the crowd had a blast during their set skanking silly to their performance. I guess the event ended quite good due to the fact most of the crowd was seriously drunk as a fish and everyone i talked to during the event was quite jolly.

Special thanks to the Angono Boss Dee Jays that teamed with us Soundblasters and props to all the crowd that came and off course last but not the least The bands that played! Til' next time....hope to see ya' all!

Images from Last Gang Standing: Top Twice the Panic, Bottom: Ten 02 Bar and Resto, Betrayed, The GoSignals, Rocket Punch, Pilo N' Stitch, Tellayouthska, Steady Movin' Beat, The Crowd (photos courtesy of JP and Audi of Rocket Punch)