Bullet Sun I Will Giant You

Hello, blog. How have you been?

It’s been a year! I only noticed just now.

It has been a tough year, schedule-wise. There was a lot to be done with so little time. And I always tell myself that I should be writing more.

Here’s a quick rundown of the past twelve months in concerts and concert photography:

The Japandroids launched a two-pronged attack in Hard Rock Cafe last 19 August 2013.  (More photos HERE)

Japandroids
Bazooka Rocks II took the SM Mall of Asia Convention Center by storm, quite literally, last 24 August 2013 . (More photos of A Rocket To The Moon, All Time Low, Anberlin, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, We Came as Romans,Tonight Alive, Uchusentai Noiz, Radio Drive By, and Save Me Hollywood HERE.)

We Came As Romans

Dave Elkins made Manila one of his destinations for fans to bask in his everglow last 16 November 2013.(More photos here, including Julianne)

Dave Elkins
Tegan and Sara went close and personal with their fans last 25 November 2013.(More pictures here, along with front act Up Dharma Down) 

Tegan and Sara

The 7107 International Music Festival last February 22-23 could be the boldest move any local production outfit has ever done, and the results were stunning–which is nothing less than what you expect when you headline your event with the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Moonpools and Caterpillars came back to Manila with a vengeance of screaming 90s kids for three dates last April, two in Metro Manila and one in Cebu. (More photos HERE, with Chicosci and Barbie Almalbis)

Moonpools and Caterpillars

Big D and the Kids Table made a surprise performance last 1 May 2014 in Saguijo. Ska punk gigs like these take me back. I miss gigs like these.

Big D and the Kids Table
Anne Curtis flew into the thick of the concert scene with Annekapal last 16 May 2014.

Anne Curtis

Extreme was superlative in the Manila stop of their Pornograffitti Live Tour last June 3.

Extreme

I’ve been taking more writing and editing chores for PhilippineConcerts.com. I went to the second Wanderland without a DSLR in tow and immensely enjoyed the entire show, if not for the unreliable sound system that gave the event some reverberating hiccups (Click here for the Wanderland blog post and pictures from Carla Barretto).

If not for the simultaneous album launch gigs of Radioactive Sago Project, Kjwan, and musical foster brothers The Purplechickens, I would say the past few weeks have been a sweet lull, at least for me. The latter half of the year is yet to unravel, and there is much to be excited about. I’ll try and post more frequently about music, and my recent amorous addiction to Spotify will help me with that. For now, I’ll end with my Spotify 2014 playlist of new music I stumbled upon–just one representative of the plethora of playlists I concocted since the streaming music service became available in the Philippines only a few months back.

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