gig-a-bytes pt.deux

23 11 2008

It’s 12:25 AM and i just got back from an outdoor gig but before that had a pleasant Thai dinner alone at  Jatujak. Great food and fast service. Had a hard time choosing  but settled on Tom Kha Gai and Pad Thai. Excellent.  Normally, the pictures would be the food in it’s complete uneaten state but i was so hungry i ate without taking pictures first so here’s the aftermath instead.tom kha Gai

empty plate of pad thai

Wipeout!. Great Thai Food. Fast. Excellent service.

Now for a plethora of pics from the Lee Rocks Manila gig.

Peavey Nicholas of Sleepwalk CircusPeavey. Guitarist of  Sleepwalk CircusFran Lorenzo of Sleepwalk Circus Fran- guitarist and lead vocals of Sleepwalk Circus.

Mica Calbido of Sleepwalk CircusMica-bassist of Sleepwalk Circus

Marco Dinglasan of Musical O.Marco-lead guitarist and vocalist of Musical O.

Chino Soliman of Musical O

Chino Soliman-bassist of Musical O.

Mario Consunji of Musical O

Mario Consunji-rhythm guitarist of Musical O.

Wide Screen Peavey

Peavey and Fran

Peavey, Fran and Mica of Sleepwalk Circus.

img_0178Sleepwalk Circus-watch out for these kids. Amazing band.

Mario and Marco of Musical O

Musical O-another fantastic band to watch out for. These kids play music way well beyond their years and have great material to boot.

Marco of Musical OMarco,Miggy and half of Mario of Musical O.

Ria Bautista of ParamitaRia of Paramita consistently wow-ing the crowd

img_0187Unfortunately, most of the Paramita pics were blurry as i just used my phone’s low unmega pixel camera so here’s another shot of Ria at the start of their set.

giant Ean and Paul with little Carlos

Ean, Paul and Carlos of Up Dharma Down.

Armi Armi of Up Dharma Down

Aue and Bing of Juan Pablo DreamAue and Bing of Juan Pablo Dream

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get your kicks on route 196

21 11 2008

For the longest time Terno has been mostly associated with Saguijo, 70% of the Au Go Go series were in  Saguijo. In fact, Up Dharma Down built their audience from those Terno Au Go Go’s in Saguijo. They don’t seem to recall that now but their early best gigs were from those nights wherein the audience literally surrounded them(we’re talking a foot between audience and performer) as well as the other Terno artists. There were no tables during Au Go Go, a practice Saguijo started doing with their anniversaries but early on Terno Au Go Go had the place wall to wall with people.

For the past year or so though, i’ve put up nights in other establishments and one of those is Route 196. It ‘s been steady so far. There are good nights and there are bad ones but overall it’s been a nice second home for that part of town. The really good thing about Route 196 though is that one of the owners, JP, really promotes on his own and doesn’t just rely on the bands to do so or depend on the strength of the line up for the night. That i can appreciate as it is unfair to rely solely on the bands to do the promoting. Aside from that their Pizza’s incredible.

Starting December, 13 to be exact, DEEP FRIED will also be held at Route 196 alternating with Saguijo which makes the electronic dance night ‘Monthly” as opposed to being “Bi-monthly” and that’s a good thing. Special thanks to JP for being open to the idea much like Angelo of Saguijo was. Kudos to these bar owners.

Speaking of Route 196, tonight is Terno Night…

terno-night at route 196 November 21 FRidayand tonight we have Menaya as guest band along with the Terno staples. Thanks again to FRan of Sleepwalk who’s taking over eflyer chores temporarily. See ya.





terno infairness

15 11 2008

When i look back and reminisce about the Terno Au Go Go series from 2005-06. It makes me think of how good it was because it was held quarterly or just when we can. It could be two months in between or four. There were eight or nine i think, total with the one at the Adidas Sports Camp being the last. Every Au Go Go was something to look forward to for myself, the bands on the bill and the audience.

Nowadays, it’s become more of a routine, the monthly nights in various bars all over the metro. I had to adjust to the state of things and keep up with the times. For visibility, i had to do it frequently and it has its moments but lately it’s somewhat gotten better,even though it’s monthly and you don’t miss it as much.

I suppose, it’s good somehow for most people to know that they can catch their favorite band/s in a particular place every month and as long as they introduce more people to what they’re digging and bringing them to the gigs then it’s OK.

By the way, for those who are confused or weren’t around the early days of Terno, Au Go Go was the showcase night for ALL the Terno artists and some guests quarterly or whenever while the latter part,  Terno Inferno is basically, just a night featuring a revolving number of Terno artists and a guest once in a while that happens on a more regular basis. Monthly. There’s the original Inferno at Saguijo and it’s satellite nights in other venues like Route 196, Magnet Bonifacio High Street etc.

On that note there’s Terno Inferno TONIGHT the 15th of November @ Saguijo. terno-inferno-nov-15

Usually i do the Eflyers myself, when i can, but for this one Fran of Sleepwalk Circus volunteered to do the deed. THanks FRan! JOin us tonight…





look what the cat dragged in

6 11 2008

From the folks at FHM comes this nice surprise and despite the financial hardships of a small record label like Terno, declarations like these makes it seem worth all the blood, sweat and tears.

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to view another Terno Recordings artist on this list click HERE





and so it goes

3 11 2008

For those who want to catch UDD again,they will be performing at 70’s Bistro with Sleepwalk Circus this Wednesday the 5th at 10pm. Those who will buy the limited edition cds at this particular gig( we cannot sell at just any gig) will get in, free of the usual door at 70’s Bistro. Again, let me reiterate that the gig is a plus much like Hexagon’s but if, again, should the venue be full, we cannot do anything about it.

This is NOT the album launch part 2. It’s just a regular UDD gig at a QC venue wherein the best we could do is to have the venue, 70s’s Bistro waive the door if you purchase the limited edition cd.

There is another chance for those who don’t want to purchase anything or if you have already purchased the limited edition cd but would want to catch UDD since you weren’t able to get in during the launch. It is for free and it’s in a mall, Podium to be exact. It’s on the 14th of November. I really would want you to come and support the band on this date plus you get to see the newest Apple store in the country, the A Shop.

I think i might be spinning some tunes as well using, just an Ipod along with the latest Numark iDJ2, a nice toy to have if you really want convenience. As much as i’d like to bring vinyl or use Serato with turntables and my laptop, i think i’ll give this baby a whirl. Curious to see how it performs. Mark the date. 14th of November. 7pm as stated in the artwork below.

If you want the other version of this artwork click HERE

The regular version of Bipolar should be out 3rd or 4th week of November at all Astrovision, Odyssey, SM, Tower/M1 and Fully Booked branches. While waiting, get the brand new album of Ang Bandang Shirley already available at your favorite record stores as well as this year’s other Terno releases like Paramita’s sophomore album and Swissy’s debut.