Sunday, December 27, 2009


Despite the tragedies and mishaps that this year has brought us there are a few good things that came out of the music scene this year and here are some of those:

1. The Singapore based pinoy hardcore band from their native town of Bulacan T.S.A came and gave us a dose of oldschool hardcore.

2. Throw released their 2nd full length album under Counterflow Records.

3. Shuffle Union released their live album taken from the recordings of Luis "Weslu" Guiang's 2nd death anniversary event called Louie Louie.

4. Go Jimmy Go's trombonist Ryan Kunimura visited our country and had a taste of our own brand of ska in which he even jammed to the ska punk band PinkCow.

5. Loads of foreign hardcore acts brought in by trusted hardcore collectives giving us global hardcore at its finest.

6. The first ever Ska Fest hosted by PiliSkaPinas was held at the now bastardized place called Cubao X giving the unsuspecting so called in crowds a dose of real skank.

7. Jun Idiot of George Imbecile and The Idiots fame organized a gig at his current hometown in Tarlac that was attended by hordes of Tarlac Punks.

8. Rockabilly Band Bembol Rockers was invited by local Hong Kong band El Destroyo giving the Hong Kong audience a taste of Pinoy Rockabilly.

9. The groove merchants of heavy heavy modernist soul Juan Pablo Dream released their 2nd album under indie label Rookie Records.

10. Arnold Morales new band Tsunami Tsunami finally was solidified with former Sex Militants members.

These are some of the good things that came out this year despite the lows that we encountered in our lives lets hope next year that things will turn out right. Expect to get some goodies along the way like Throw's 3rd album, The GoSignals debut album, Tsunami Tsunami's debut album, Against Man's EP Coffee Break Island's 2nd album T.S.A's 2nd album and many more. Til' then keep the faith.

Drink as many beers as you can! Cheers! and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all!.