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Friday, April 1, 2016

The Scene Around: Roaches to Texas Send-off Gig

3/27/2016 11:18:10 AM

They have made noise around the independent music scene. They were considered as one of the perennial punk rockers of this country. And just this past month, they made waves around the world for being part of the 2016 South by Southwest Festival held at Austin, Texas.

And that ain’t an April Fools Joke. They literally made it to the Western Hemisphere. For real!

But before departing for U-S-of-A this past mid-March for SXSW, all-female band Flying Ipis made one more statement: a send-off gig held at SaGuijo on March 4, 2016.

It was a Friday night where I did not expect one thing at all: the headliner of the night took the stage and become the ‘first performing act’ for the night.

Wow. Talk about kicking off the gig their way! Along the evening, Cheats, Pedicab, Taken By Cars, and all the other bands shared the stage with Deng, Ymi, Gaki, and Tanya as the quartet was drinking the night away, and enjoying their despedida party.








Quite interesting: it was the first time to see the band Taken by Cars up close and hear their music live. Squid9 has been trying a different twist by putting up Ymi as their live guitarist, a similar experiment by the hiphop group Assembly Generals during the time Mon Punzalan was dealing with his father duties.

I wish I should've left right away after Cheats finished their set, but physical exhaustion took its toll on me. Somehow, it's still good to notice SaGuijo had the nicest people on earth with the guy in the entrance, my gig buddies Ronnie and Katrina Nicole, and the bands too, 

Author: slickmaster | ©2016 september twenty-eight productions

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