Thursday, February 25, 2010


The Bing Austria Show is back this March 20th at Sazi's Bar for a very special presentation. The event will support GOODLEAF'S debut album called DUB PILIPINAS that was launched last February 20th at Caliente Bar.

On March 20th we will feature these echo maniacs from Malabon City as the main event for this edition of The Bing Austria Show as a sign of support for them we will also be featuring Ska and Punk bands on that said date.

Included on the show will be the STEADY MOVIN' BEAT, EARTHLINGS, TOLONGUEZ DEATH SQUAD, THE MARCOS CRONIES CONSPIRACY, PULIKATS, POISONOUS MUSHROOM and THE YOUNG INSTIGATORS. And also included on the line up are the newly formed band called THE STRAYGUNS featuring members of Steady Movin' Beat, PinkCow, Hopskatch and Umble Uno. Do swing by Sazi's Bar if you happen to be in Manila and nearby municipalities please do come and watch the show and please do support Goodleaf by coming in and buying their self produced debut album.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Last Saturday night February 20, 2010 at Sazi's Bar was a blast from the past as old long time friends from way back came in to be part of the revelry as the Singapore based pinoy hardcore band from Malolos, Bulacan launch their much anticipated 3rd album offering entitled BACK TO KINDERGARTEN as they pay homage to the architects of Philippine punk rock.

Present that day consist of a veritable who's who of the underground scene. The pioneers that started it all Arnold Morales along with members of the Sex Militants, Radzon Medina along with members of Hard K, Al Dimalanta, Dennis Maniego, Edmond Araullo, Ricky Araullo and Mel Maniego of Private Stock, Jun Idiot of G.I. and The Idiots, Allan Roldan of M.A.D. with his band Against Man. The Slabs, The Mandalondon Crew, MNHC crew, The Kalookan City punks, and The Tandem /Cartimar Recto Punks.

The vibe in the air was thick with warm smiles, cold non stop overflowing of booze, slam dancing and drunken sing along as bands after bands played with wanton abandon much to the delight of each individual that was there to witness history.

I can not write about exactly what had happen last Saturday because it is much better if you were present that day to experience it first hand seeing and hearing the awesome power of what punk rock really is.

This is what punk is all about. A lesson well learned that i had applied in my daily life. Its a great thing punk had happened because without it everything went unchallenged. To borrow King Blues phrase on punk rock:

" If only the 4 Skins had told us ACAB, If only The Ramones had let us know we were a happy family, If only The Buzzcocks had shown us how to do it ourself, If only Crass had shown us there are things more important than wealth, If only The Vandals had shown us it was OK to smile, If only The Dead Kennedys had helped us put our government on trial, If only Rancid had played live, and brought with them that vibe, If we had Sick Of It All and Madball we could put them all on the frontline, If we had GG Allin we’d have learned it’s OK to be hated, If we’d have had The Refused then we could have innovated, If we’d had Poison Idea then they couldn’t push us over, If we’d had Minor Threat then we could have done it sober, If we’d have had Against Me we could have done it all unplugged, If we’d had Operation Ivy we could have done it then fucked off, If we had The Blitz, The Clash, Disorder, Propagandhi,The Exploited, NOFX and anyone that’s handy, There’s a lesson to be learned, one that I will take home,"

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Singapore based Pinoy hardcore band T.S.A. is back in our native land for the album launch of their album entitled Back To Kindergarten and they will be playing at their hometown of Malolos, Bulacan on February 19 at Park 88 Bar, Bulihan Diversion Road. Supporting them are mostly Bulacan based hardcore bands.

And on the 20th of February, They will be at Sazi's Bar in Manila together with a formidable line up consisting of great old school and new school punk and hardcore bands Make sure to watch them on the 19th and the 20th. This is Bulacan Hardcore!

Thursday, February 4, 2010


This coming Saturday at Leprechaun Bar NOWHEREBOUND is doing an unplugged punk rock night featuring top notch hardcore acts and will be doing an all acoustic set entitled INCOMPLETE. And this coming February 20 its going to be the album launch of GOODLEAF entitled DUB PILIPINAS expect to hear heavy heavy dub sounds from these Malabon based echo maniacs. And on February 26, Friday, K4th UNITED CREW will be hosting a gig for the people who work hard and party harder called WORKING CLASS NIGHT VOL. 3. at Ten 02 Bar and Resto. It's time for the weekend offenders to put on their boots dress sharp and do the moonstomping.

And last but not definitely the least the Philippines' premiere hardcore punk band, BETRAYED will be having a gig at Grubs Bar in Aguirre Avenue, Paranaque City on February 27 billed as PERMANENT HEARING DAMAGE WITH BETRAYED. Betrayed's got a new bassist named Peng of the Putang Inas this is his first gig with them Make this your first too, but don't let this be your last!

Do go out and watch these bands play and please support local music. Nuff said.