San Juan to Makati

Ogie and Verni at Eastwood

Posted in 80s,concerts,Filipino,music,solo acts by yangiwei on December 12, 2010

Ogie performs on December 15 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park.

Verni Varga performs on December 17, Friday, 7 pm at the Eastwood Mall Open ParkOgie‘s performance is on December 15, Wednesday, same place and time.

To get VIP seats, just get a copy his latest album, 'Ngayon at Kailanman'

To get VIP tickets, just get a copy of ‘Ngayon at Kailanman‘ at the Eastwood Mall concert venue, the Eastwood Mall Concierge (ground floor, I think; the site does not have a search option) or the Eastwood City Information Center at Citywalk 2.

Citywalk 1

Parokya ni Edgar performed 'Harana,' 'Halaga' and 'Buloy.'

Aside from

Jayson Biadog’s Facebook Photos: Ateneo, UP, Marriot [sic], Kraft, Phub, Claw Daddy [sic]

Parokya ni Edgar at two Ateneo Bonfires, a Gary V Valentine concert in 1986 or 87, a Jacqui Magno concert at the original Tavern on the Square, Jose Mari Chan at the Tres Palmas launch, Mike Regalado at Astoria Boracay, I don’t remember watching any OPM acts.

He rocked the house at the 2007 ICA Homecoming.

ICA Batch 82 Rocks!!!!! – Homecoming Night – Nov. 17, 2007 – Photo #8 of 40

I’ve seen Carmen Patena at two private functions, but she sang Abba and other covers.  At the 2007 ICA homecoming, Pops Fernandez and Bloomfields did not sing OPMs.  I don’t remember what Christian Bautista sang.

I’ve seen a few cover bands, like Real Groove twice, 8 Track, and the ones at the defunct Bagaberde in Pasig, Bykes and Watering Hole.

Even though Real Groove is my favorite cover band, I don't know the singers' names!

So I want to try to catch the interesting OPM acts.  That I like.

Real Groove got Jen of Cups Cups Cups to want to burn a 70s CD!

Cups Cups Cups – Globe’s 0917 Event!

Julianne at Ortigas and Forbestown

Posted in concerts,Filipino,music,solo acts by yangiwei on December 3, 2010

I got this email from Church Simplified (my notes are italicized):

photo.jpegI had no luck looking for the location at the Rockwell Business Center website, so I checked out eyp.  From EDSA, take Ortigas Avenue, go past ADB Avenue and Meralco Avenue.  It’s before Rodriguez-Lanuza Avenue.

Church Simplified & The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
continue with the
Are You Listening Acoustic Tour

Friday, December 3 · 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Rockwell Business Center

Ortigas Avenue
Pasig, Philippines

Saturday Saturday, December 4 · 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Burgos Circle, Forbestown

Bonifacio Global City
Taguig, Philippines’

Gary Granada at Araneta Coliseum

Posted in concerts,favorites,music,solo acts,songs by yangiwei on November 18, 2010

I didn’t include Gary Granadas songs in Best Pinoy Songs, but they are the best.  His “Pag Nanalo ang Ginebra” brought us to tears when we sang it in Red Box, I think.  I became a fan in Jessica Zafra’s defunct show, Twisted, on 103.5.

Ugat may be a gathering of Pinoy greats, but I’ll only watch this with a balikbayan friend, as Noel Cabangon is the only other artist who I’m interested in, and only mildly.

Incidentally, among the non-Pinoy songs, ‘Sweet Disposition and ‘Digging Your Scene‘ are also my favorites. I first heard the Temper Trap song at KKC and AMY’s wedding.

The Best of Pinoy Folk Rock

Soul in Motion on Sept. 29 and 30

Posted in concerts,music,solo acts by yangiwei on September 28, 2010

Gary Valenciano concert at the Music Museum.

I think it was CYdA who said that Gary V and the Octomaneuvers make a great concert.

The last time I saw Gary Valenciano perform live was when he was just starting out, doing Michael Jackson.  I saw him perform twice, the first time at Tavern on the Square, as, would you believe, Jacqui Magno‘s front act, the second time at a La Salle event maybe at the Meralco Theater.  He sang the same song, and at the La Salle event, someone else sang the same song!

That cured me of Gary V.

RG danced and sang with Gary Valenciano at his concert more than a decade ago .  A friend told her, you look good up there.

She only realized that she had danced after someone told her!  She only remembered that she had sung. 🙂

I can’t imagine what new thing Gary can pull out of his hat this time, as the last song I heard him sing was  the unimpressive ‘Ayt.’

In the car, we danced to Gary V on 89.9 days before his concert more than ten years ago.

The one Gary Valenciano concert that I’d like to see is ‘By Request,’ where he sang songs requested by the audience.  I remember seeing part of it, where he got a request for a female song that was way off his style.

Ang kulit talaga ng Pinoy. 🙂

‘Tayong Dalawa’

Best Pinoy songs