Sunday, December 21, 2008

Yordaddy performing "Unsaon Na Lang" @ ICM

Video Production by Mark Ramasola/Artline

This is a video highlight from the BangBang Uno concert at ICM.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

One Night Jam @ Tubigon

It's tomorrow!  Our buddies are starting to pack up for tomorrow's gig in Tubigon. Billed as "One Night Jam", four Bang2x bands will be performing live. (Although, I still don't have the final list of the bands to play. Paging, Maw2x...)

This event is another production of Central Sense Productions, co-sponsored by Mater Dei College. Rock on!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

BYU Rock Updates

by The Rumor Mill

We are starting to roll! In the next few weeks, new stuff will happen. As it seemed, our local rock scene is starting to evolve and evolve for the better. Here are some updates:
  • Bang!Bang! will tour Tubigon on December 20, 2008 featuring some bands from the Bang!Bang! compilation CD. The event is presented by Mater Dei College and organized by Central Sense. Bring your disco shoes. There will be a disco after the show.
  • BYU Rock (or Bohol Underground Rock, byuteh!) will soon be heard over a local FM Radio. The radio show, aptly called "BYU Rock", will air from 6 to 7 in the evening every Sunday starting in the next weeks or so. All original BYU Rock songs will be played and will probably feature some bands to play an acoustic set in the booth. This is gonna be huge!
  • "Sound Bites" a video produced by OneTake Productions will soon debut its first episode featuring a live performance by Nico Franco. The program will be posted in episodes and is hosted by Roy Tutor a.k.a Jet Pag-ngan.
  • D'Cruisers band is in the final stages in the recording of their first indie album. Let's all watch our for that.
  • More bands are lining up for recording slots at SoundGarage Recording Studios. This means new and fresh materials. This means you gotta move your ass, form a band and start rockin', too!
Trivia Question: "Kinsa ang gichola ni Ambo gabie sa Tachycardia pag brownout?" Hahaha! More rumors, chikka and irrelevant updates soon. - The Rumor Mill

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Suitcase 101 Album Launch a Success

by Ryan Macalandag\

Aside from Suitcase 101 bassist Benjo's "backbone injury", the launching of this phenomenal band's first independently released album was a success. Support for the band was just overwhelming. Family, friends, supporters and brother bands went all out. Even the mothers went to see.

For more photos from this event, go to my Picassa account.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Suitcase 101 Album Launching

by Ryan Macalandag

Suitcase 101 launches their new album this Friday, November 14, with a bang. The event which will be held at Coralandia Restaurant will feature not only Suitcase 101 but a host of other bands as well which includes Brownbuds, Solido, InyongBoss, Akcadas, Pzyche and a few more. Party starts at 8pm.

Entrance fee to the launch is pegged at a cheap P50. Also, you can avail of a copy of their new album when you fork out P200 more. Not bad for a disk with 12 tracks of rock 'n roll goodness. And you get to support a local indie band in the process, too!

Formed in the mid-2005, Suitcase101 started as an acoustic band in a local resto bar in Bohol. Slowly gaining popularity with their first original composition “Kalahati” as their regular audience would bring over a friend the next time they come. There was even a time that the song was played twice on the same night as late comers would insist on requesting for the song even though it was already played earlier. (lifted from their official website)

Need to know more about the band? Go visit for more details and updates.

For the meantime, here is the official video of their hit song (Globe Kantabataan '07 contest piece) "Possible Ang Lahat". You will like it.

Support local music! Support Bol-anon indie rock bands!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Archipelago Music: Bringing together the nation's finest

by Ryan Macalandag

It is interesting to know, folks, that there are a few other brave bands, musicians and rockers somewhere else in the provincial corners of the Philippines belting, raving, chanting or rocking it out like crazy and super astig. We just haven't heard of them. I doubt if more than 20 non-Boholanos had even heard of our own BU Rock records.


Archipelago Music website

Bitaw, as written in one of the Archipelago's articles, OPM or original Pilipino music has been bastardized by the music biz. Supposedly, a song ain't OPM if it's not in English or Tagalog, and it should - more importantly - be commercially viable. The music industry is a business after all. Thus, all the other songs written in Bisaya, Kapampangan, Ilocano or whatever else, are just plain "ethnic novelty songs" bisan pa ug mas nindut pa sa kang Ogie Alcasid, Sharon Cuneta or Zsa Zsa Padilla.

Shame. It makes Yoyoy quiver and roll in his grave, "Unsa diay ko, dili ko Pinoy? Ako man gani gakanta sa Philippine History!". Budoy would assume na lang that he is the "Original Sigbin" 'coz he can't be OPM.

Pero wala na ta'y mabuhat ana. Thus, Achipelago Music proposes to put together a website dedicated to the regional bands and musicians to promote original pinoy music written in words other than English or Tagalog. The website features bands, artists and industry-related articles.

One cool feature of the Archipelago website is an IMEEM player with a running playlist of different regional bands. Astig. I'm hoping one of our BU Rock bands can submit their songs to Archipelago Music for inclusion in the playlist.

Missing Filemon Featured

Everyone probably knows Missing Filemon with their numerous Bisaya hits like "Sine-sine" or "Suroy-suroy". They are currently featured at Archipelago complete with their band profile and a music video to top it.

Go visit Archipelago Music now.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Blank Item -- Profile Photos

Photos by Ryan Macalandag

Blank Item

Blank Item is rap-metal/grindcore band composed of Dino, Parenz, JV, Froi, Manong, Dennis and newest member Boogie. They are currently doing jams to produce fresh material for their planned album release.

The band has released a few recordings through Blank Item's Myspace account. Click on the link to listen to some of their recorded tracks which includes "Lie Back" and their lone Bisayan song, "Yuta".

Blank Item-5

This group never fails to rock a set. So watch out for their gigs later this year. We will be posting gig schedules anyways so just keep in touch for updates.

The photos posted here were shot last Friday in Booy and Taloto, Tagbilaran City. For more photos from the set, please visit my Flickr account.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Bang! Bang! Photos

by Ryan Macalandag

I know, I should have posted these photos sooner but my internet connection was knocked out for a few days until last night. So here they are. Finally.

I'm only posting few photos from the whole set of images I hastily picked out from almost a thousand photos I shot during Bang!Bang! at the Island City Mall last Friday. You may go to my Picasa Web account to view the whole set.

Sadly, the event was only limited up to 12 midnight. Everyone had to pack up, leave and go home. Well, some went home but a few others went to Tachycardia for the after party.

So there. That is some of it. For more photos from the event, go to:

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Bang! Bang! Makes History

Contributed by Boyet Lantaya

It’s been a week since “Bang Bang” went to real live event. Despite stormy weather the event still fired and stood up. BANG BANG was the first music compilation of Bohol’s Indie Rock Bands that featured Timber, Suitcase 101, Yordaddy, D’Cruisers, The Lookout, Vintage Drama, Agiw, Impound, Domzque, Koogang, Fishcake, Pirates of the New Age, Tinap-an, Mange, Zigmantra and BDS Chickspoint. All acts were loud and original. It was a night of first and rare performance.

The album was produced by Central Sence and Sound Garage Recording Studio. The event was indeed a tremendous work by artists and performers who donated their time and talents without whom Bang Bang wouln not even be possible.

Special thanks to Roy Tutor, Ryan Macalandag and Charlven Remolador. Likewise, to the generosity of the event sponsors Island City Mall, That’s Aroma Grill House, Artline Studio, Kiss 102.3 FM, Tachycardia Music Bar, Punkstation Internet CafĂ©, Informatics Computer Institute, Cristal e- College, Angel Star Studio, Kanipaan Drive, Design Depot Graphics, Habagat Outdoors, Dunkin Donuts, Shiang Ma Nou, Mars Sound System and Nature’s Spring Water.

Watch out for ISLANDBEATS & BANG BANG DOS that will be happening soon.
Support Local Music. Rock on Boholano!

Click here for more photos of this event.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Notes From the Underground

Contributed by Tey

Well, it's been a while since this site has been upadated. So, celebrate!

Then again, this post will lack all that you guys are waiting to read as this is the Bohol Underground Music blog therefore it must be filled with that.

I just thought of writing some little post that could be relevant now. Could be. It depends on who will be reading.

So, shoot me.

Last Friday, the rally in Manila led by the revived youth movement showed how la manille's underground music is still very much at it. Aside from the legendary chickoy pura and the jerks, other bands performed to show their disgust on the administration, especially against GMA. Well yes it was to call for the ouster of Gloria.

Well, music is indeed [everyone who knows music from their hearts will agree]beyond entertainment. as an art form, it plays a big part in shaping, re-shaping and changing the society.

Since time immemorial art did play that part well.

I am just thinking, what about a concert for truth or justice or a concert against gloria here in our own beautiful bohol?

We don't lack talented musicians. And intelligent, socially-aware ones. Or do we?

Shoot me again.

"No Fairmit, No Rally"
Barbie Almbabis, together with other local bands, plays her hits during the 4th night of last year's UP Diliman's annual fair.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Events: Hudyaka sa Pasko '07

Happy New Year to all! Been a long time since we last posted here. The holidays was kinduv a rush and our one-person staff can't handle a lot of things all at the same time so we had to leave things here unattended for a short time.

Anyways, we are back in business and first off, I have to post some photos here as submitted by our "corresponent" Paolo Racho, of the event last December 22 held at the city port.

Here's what Paolo had to say:

ser ry,

pao ni.. taga lucid interval.. ill be sending you some pics which we're taken last dec 22 gig at the port of tagb. first band nga mi open sa gig kay ang gapas.. then followed by the pirates of the new age.. yung banda nila morris sarabia.. lucid interval na yung sumunod.. yung last song namin na tinugtog wc was entitled glory.. pinajam ko vocalist ng ibang banda na sila.. mawmaw ng koogang, morris ng pirates of the new age, parenz ng blank item at makoi ng gapas. mao na pagbalik tungtong sa lucid sa stage.. ehehe.. after namu.. estranghero na mitukar.. idol au! hehe...

naa diay event sa jan4 and jan5 ser sa martins. sana makapunta ka.. jan6 balik na ako mla.. hehe



Yep, it's that easy to submit photos here. Just email them to me and they'll be posted. Just like that.

Anyways, here are the photos:

(Click on the photos to view larger sizes and for more of this set.)

Photos by Paolo Racho Copyright ©2007. All rights reserved.