Friday, December 30, 2011

GIGS TO GET PISSED DRUNK AT THIS COMING NEW YEAR

Question: What do Einstein Chakras, Halfmast, Nevertheless, PinkCow, The Strayguns, Steady Movin Beat' and The Exsenadors have in common?

Answer: These bands have all been part of the Bisikleta Productions family in one way or another. And what better way to celebrate new year is to be with FAMILY.

As you have supported Bisikleta Productions in the past years, please support Indokumentado Productions and D' Kwatro Productions this coming new year, these groups are the keepers of the faith, they are keeping up the good fight please help them keep the fire burning. Mabuhay kayo!

Monday, December 12, 2011

I'VE GOT FOUR WORDS FOR YOU: MALABON NAVOTAS HARD CORE


Besides Dolor's kakanin, the iconic pansit luglug, jazz legend Angel Peña and poet Ophelia Dimalanta. The twin cities of Malabon and Navotas is a hotbed of talented artist and musicians that played out a pivotal role in the emergence of one of the most important form of rebel music as well as its subculture in the 80's non other than punk rock. These cities had produced some of the infamous bands this side of Asia the likes of Third World Chaos, Dead Ends, Private Stock, and G.I. and the Idiots to name a few that had swept underground Manila during those years giving birth to the Malabon-Navotas Hardcore scene.

In case you readers do not know, it is a wide known fact that
Malabon and Navotas were two of the several important regional centers fostering the spread of hardcore punk in the Philippines. Their contribution to this subversive type of music is hard to deny it is still significant today as it was back then. Suffice to say that the Malabon-Navotas Hardcore scene in one way or another had influenced countless new school hardcore bands of today.

On December 17, Saturday come and witness the rebirth of this mighty hardcore scene in the northern coastal town of Manila. Featuring the twin city luminaries Throw, The GoSignals, Against Man and Nekbu. Joining them are Hard K, Wolfshaman, Class Bunkers and Red Corpse.
This event will be held at The Spot in Rosas Arcade, Concepcion, Malabon City and is lovingly produced by my good friends who stayed true to the game hardest to the core since day one. Long live Tambobong and Nabutas! Don't forget your roots, hardcore for life!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

DO YOU WANT TO SEE THE WHOLE OF VIETNAM ON A SHOE STRING BUDGET?


Ever wondered what it feels like to be Ewan Mcgregor in his motorcycle adventures for a week? Now here is your chance to be like him except this time onboard a stylish Italian scooter and minus that Stereophonics song. My friend Da Nguyen of The Scooterist Blog is offering a journey not like any other a wild, pure, unrestricted and best of all a very affordable travel starting next year Thursday, 26th of January.

Join him along with some of the finest Vietnamese Vespa enthusiast and seasoned long distance riders to a journey across Vietnam and discover the local's best kept secrets, savor the sights, tastes, smells and sounds as they take you off the beaten path and away from the tourist traps. You can't say you have seen a country unless you have seen it with someone who's in love with it and nobody else can help you get up close and personal with that than them. Live the country with the eyes of a local.

The itineraries includes The city of eternal spring Da Lat, The friendly small town vibe of Nha Trang, The port city of Da Nang, The attractive city with a badlands feel of Dong Hoi, The mountainous regions of Thanh Hoa, The grand old dame Hanoi and The incredibly picturesque village of Sa pa.

In case you are wondering how you can be a part of this one of a kind experience, Da Nguyen is offering a scooter rental for only 30 dollars a day! Along with a convoy of able mechanics specializing only on Vespas In unlikely event that you experience a problem with your scooter.

Words of advice for the uninitiated: this journey is very hardcore, this is not a run of the mill over priced standardized tour package with tight schedules were you hop on a bus with a tour guide complete with food and accommodation. This is pure D.I.Y. folks! Just you, your scooter and the freedom of the open road. And if you're the kind of tourist who is scared shitless of exploring new and uncharted territories and you favored being pampered then this is not your thing, but if you are a traveler and want to experience the real deal then this is tailor made just for you.

For more information and inquiries on how you can be a part of this awesome mind expanding adventure and how to get a hold of your own classic Vespa scooter during the week long exploration kindly email Da Nguyen at tigernguyen1512@yahoo.com or go visit his blog at http://thescooterist.blogspot.com/



Wednesday, October 5, 2011

T.S.A. UP THE ANTE


Singapore based all Filipino hardcore band T.S.A. is always one step ahead of the game this time they had outdone themselves again. The last time they wreaked havoc in Denmark waving the Philippine flag proudly slaughtering the Danes in its path. And this time around the Yanks took notice.

New York street punk band The Casualties had chosen T.S.A. as support act for their Singapore leg of their Asian tour. From the multitude of local hardcore acts scattered all around Lion City, T.S.A. had stood out from the rest and that goes to show that they are nonpareil. The best hardcore band there is in Singapore turned out to be Filipinos. This band packed a heavy punch much like Pacquiao beat up those Mexicans to a bloody pulp.

These mighty Bulakenyos will go on head to head with The Casualties in conjunction with their 8th studio album - We All We Have under SideOneDummy Records. The event will be held on the 17th of November at White Studio Fort Canning Park, Singapore.

If you happen to be in Singapore on that said date do drop by and experience their very own take on what true hardcore should be. See and hear T.S.A.'s brand of hardcore, a no holds barred - take no prisoner approach - brutally short, angry and furiously fast, leaving you a casualty once their music hits you. This is the way hardcore should sound like.

This event is brought to you by Bone Crusher Productions.


Friday, September 2, 2011

THE GOSIGNALS ALBUM LAUNCH UPDATE

Good news for the weekend offenders, the date had been move to Friday! September 16 plus a slight change of line up to support The GoSignals album launching. Bands included will be The Steady Movin' Beat, The Flippin' Soul Stompers and Pink Cow. Time for you ladies and gents to spend your hard earned cash on their debut album and a truck load of booze.

Support local independently released album.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

READY, SET, GO!

Dress sharp and rev up your scoot, it's time for all you mischievous gents to spend your hard earned money and haul your ass off to Quezon City to watch one of the bands that supported Bisikleta Productions. Experience their exceptional brand of equal parts power pop & punk rock with a dose of soul and aggro.

The GoSignals will lunch their long awaited debut album entitled Secrets & Lies this coming September 15, Thursday at Skarlet's Jazz Kitchen (formerly Ten 02 Bar).


With support acts Coffee Break Island, Flippin' Soul Stompers and Pink Cow. Entrance is P150 album included.



Note: This is not a Bisikleta Productions event, keep your eyes peeled and your ears open for the reboot. It's going to be a jamboree!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

THEY ARE GOING TO A NICE PLACE.......AND THEY WANT YOU TO COME ALONG...

Join the groove merchants of soul for their last performance happening on the 9th of April at B Side, Makati. Its time for them to say good bye. Keep on keepin' on!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

LAST LEG OF PINKCOW'S BAR TOUR & BACK TO HO CHI MINH CITY


Tomorrow will be the end of PINKCOW'S bar tour and this one will be a heck of a show. On stage supporting the lads will be THE GOSIGNALS, (heard their rough recorded stuff and it was fucking great! keep your eyes peeled and your ears open for the debut album coming out real soon) THE SNEEKERS, THE STEADY MOVIN' BEAT, THE EXSENADORS, CROOKED BEAT, THE STRAYGUNS, UMBLE UNO, THE NEW TREND and MASSIVE FOR ACTION plus supplying the soundsystem will be the Angono rude boys, on the wheels of steel SOUNDBLASTERS and yours truly A BOY NAMED HIL playing all strictly 45s from punk, ska and northern soul.

And on the 23rd of this month i bid you all adieu as i am off to Vietnam for an indefinite stay. Do not worry for the peddling of good music and great vibes will continue even though i am away . The events will be handled by our mainstay bands. See you all tomorrow at HADES BAR.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

THIS SHOW MUST GO OFF AFTERMATH







Photos courtesy of Mina Cruz of taking the blue pill blogspot and video courtesy of Jep Peligro of Konspirazine.

YOU NEED CALCIUM

As Manny Pacquiao's mom always said "DRENK YOUR MAGNOLIA MELK FERS". Bisikleta Productions is advocating a Melanin free dairy diet to help you keep those sugar daddies bones strong and away from osteoporosis. Join us this coming March 19 at Hades Bar in Timog, Quezon City as we support one of our mainstays, Pinkcow's debut album.

Joining them will be The GoSignals, Steady Movin' Beat, The Sneekers, Crooked Beat, The Strayguns and The Exenadors. Plus sound atmospherics will be supplied by Angono's Soundblasters and yours truly A Boy Named Hil playing strictly 45s. Expect to hear tons of great music from the bands as well as from the DJs themselves

Thursday, February 10, 2011

THIS SATURDAY AT HADES BAR

This coming Saturday, Bisikleta Productions in cooperation with Music Speaks and Trash Radio Manila is bringing once again the kings of Bulacan hardcore strait out of Singapore, live and direct at Hades Bar together with a veritable showcase of who's who in Philippine punk rock and hardcore scene period!

Show starts at 8 in the evening, for only 60 bucks you'll get an ice cold beer and loads of in your face righteous angst.


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

PINKCOW ALBUM LAUNCH

Finally one of the Bisikleta Productions mainstays that wreck havoc on the dance floor every time they play is releasing their debut album on February 4, Friday. at 7 in the evening hosted by the (In)famous one of a kind limited edition shirt shop THE with support from the Dirty Shoe Collective, Ohh Lala Productions, Circle Skate Crew, Bisikleta Productions and performances by Steady Movin' Beat, Einstein Chakras, Distrungka, Umble Uno, The Sneekers, BeeEyes and Coffee Break Island.

The show is absolutely free for all! All you have to do is bring your tolerance with you, drink copious amounts of alcohol, don't be a fucking bonehead and buy the album and the special limited edition PinkCow shirt done by THE.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Thursday, January 13, 2011

WE ARE TURNING FIVE ON SATURDAY

ofThis coming Saturday join us as we celebrate our fifth year anniversary at Hades Bar, Timog, Quezon City. We will also be remembering the life and times of our fallen comrade Luis Guiang the founder and creator of Bisikleta Productions.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

ANOTHER ONE NIGHT STAND


These are some of the bands that help shaped Philippine punk rock. This is the REAL Brave New World! THE JERKS! BETRAYED! THE GO SIGNALS! what more can you ask for? and best of all its free!

CRAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL

Its been awhile since i updated this blog my apologies for the delay last year a few months ago i was hounded with so much trouble both personal and public, one included was that Bisikleta Productions lost its home at Sazi's Bar due to some issues you may all well knew by now. However the year end salvo KAPOW! turned out quite good even though things did not go well exactly as planned but heck it was fun.

Its 2011 another year has passed and now its time to start a new beginning...again! But up to now i am still feeling quite unsure about what the future might hold and i kept telling to myself whether or not to throw in the towel or to roll with the punches. Should i stay? or should i go doing this? ....Well maybe i should go...go on and continue what has been started and do it better. Its time to ride on the bike once more and see what lies ahead.

This year we have some things lined up for you starting this January 15 as we celebrate our 5th year anniversary as well as founder Luis "Weslu" Guiang's 4th year death anniversary at Skarlet's new bar called Hades Bar located the 2nd floor of ANDROSIA along Timog, Quezon City near Tomas Morato Rotonda.

Then coming February Singpore's finest hardcore heroes will be here. My good friend Ojie was recently here last December and we met then told me that T.S.A. will be coming home this Chinese New Year!

And on April Keb Darge will be coming to the Philippines along with Swampcat Caz to give us another dose of that fine sweet real rhythm and blues, jump blues and rockabilly. Stay tuned for other future projects inline we are also in the midst of doing another Bicol tour..so keep your fingers crossed and thanks for the bands and the people for your unwavering support and love. CRAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!!