The historic walls of Intramuros staged this year’s biggest and longest running rock competition, Red Horse Muziklaban. Running for 16 years already, it featured the country’s most sought after bands which have been on the scene as long or if not longer than the Muziklaban competition itself. For this year, the bands were not only performers but also mentors to the 5 finalists (IKACO, Ex-Manager Band, Through the Waves, Nobela and Blood Over Matter) as well.
See the 5 finalists perform with their mentor bands here : Muziklaban Rakollision Finals Night – Part 1
THE ROCK AMBASSADORS:
Fonda Theater, Hollywood, USA
December 14, 2014
This is the concert that paved the way for many other reunion gigs of Teeth this year. Held last May 15, 2014 at the Metrotent, Teeth rewarded the crowd with an almost 2-hour set from their 90’s to early 2000 grunge hits – Prinsesa, Laklak, Darating, Shooting Star and several other songs. Watching and hearing them live brought back college memories, a time when radio was not yet killed by YouTube.
Teeth Members: Glenn Jacinto – Vocals, Jerome Velasco – Guitars, Mike Dizon – Drums, Andrew “Dok” Sergio -Guitars/Vocals, Pedz Narvaja – Bass
Hele Novela fronted for China Crisis last September 11, 2011 at Hard Rock Cafe Makati.
For it seemed to be an all too familiar scene and all too familiar crowd for these British duo that are not only performing but also enjoying themselves while occasionally interjecting humour and English wit. But why would they not be that comfortable? It’s already their 3rd time to visit the vibrant concert scene here in the Philippines and we Filipinos can’t seem to get enough of them and their music.
China Crisis is back in Manila for the 2nd time this year first performing at SMX Convention Center last September 9, 2011 and capping it off at Hard Rock Cafe Makati last September 11.
One of the leaders of the so-called New Romantics Movement – China Crisis, with Gary Daly on vocals and Eddie Lundon on guitars, brought back the 80’s new wave nostalgia with their hits “wishful thinking” , “Black Man Ray” and “African and White” among others.