12/23/2015 6:12:04 PM
Tuesday evening, I swung by Route 196 only to realized I was two hours earlier and they were still closed—and was on the process of unveiling their new signage. Few minutes came by and it was voila! Welcome to Route 196 indeed with a new logo and a help from Jack Daniels’ Philippines.
First evening using that beautiful signage says STRIPPED x DOCDEF. And five musicians were slated to perform on that evening: Neala Medina, Graceson, Covert, Cara Decenteceo, and John Ray Reodique of Alasmedya. Also, Jai and Inky de Dios played in the bonus.
Ironically, it was the eve where Docdef Productions had their very first gig. Well, that’s if my research serves me right.
It was a total feel-good Tuesday night for Stripped, as performers go on stage doing selected original songs as well as performing their solo covers. And since it’s December, each performers did a cover of their preferred Christmas song.
It’s like baring the other side of a musician, as Ene Lagunzad once told yours truly. Knowing them and their craft up close. Though way back then, it was a bit different set-up where the performers were mostly band vocalists alone.
But during the revival of Stripped a few years ago, Route 196 has been partnering with various production firms in the independent music industry to establish the event every first Wednesday of the month. Also, Route 196 produces other original events called Play Tuesdays and Chooseday Tuesdays.
Indeed, setting a standard where indeed the music lives here!
And since everyone needs to have that stripped-down vibe of music, here's JR with his rendition of Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.
JR (Alasmedya) - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas[excerpt] JR of Alasmedya performing a Christmas song at Stripped x Docdef Productions two weeks ago at Route 196 Bar.
Posted by Slick Master on Monday, December 21, 2015
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