Meiday x Mamasun, a set on Flickr. ©PTMTolibas2011
Came in a bit late but was able to catch Ciudad at the tail-end of their set.
Ang Bandang Shirley as usual delivered energetic fan service.
Halik Ni Gringo reminded everyone that what a party this was supposed to be, bringing it with all the swagger the weekend can muster.
And then there’s this new band called Hijo, with Nathan Azarcon on bass and vox, and Vic Mercado on drums, making people forget they had former band. Although guitarist Ira Cruz had a substitute for the night, I have to say my ears were pleased with what they cranked out, and it was a pleasant surprise to have Azarcon at the helm. Suffice to say that the shadows of their former bands were kept at bay considering how refreshingly different this new sonic configuration feels, which is the type of rakenrol the airwaves are clamoring for after the heydays of Razorback et. al., the one Marco (of the Purplechickens) and I were bantering about a while back. I look forward to seeing and hearing them more.