Thursday, October 29, 2009

ROCK THE WORLD 8


Rock the World is a rock festival featuring independent bands from all over Malaysia which was organized by Fat Boys Events. Every year, thousands of rock lovers gather to enjoy the beauty of rock music. As you can see, this festival has grown and i-amtv had the privilege to interview the bands for Rock The World 8, which was held at Secret Garden, Kuala Lumpur.

The event started as early as mid day and the show was kicked off with several college bands. The crowd strolled in looking at merchandise and buying food at the stalls, preparing for a marathon of rock entertainment! 

As the day turned to night, the crowd grew bigger and wilder as Malaysia’s top indie bands started to play. The adrenaline was at a high! With such an environment, you can definitely expect lots of excitement especially body surfing. It was awesome! 

Amongst some of the top bands were Bunkface, One Buck Short, The Times, Estranged, Estrella, , Pure Vibracions, Zip Zeller and many more. Closing the night was the one of the crowds’ favourites… Butterfingers.





REVENGE.









ESTRANGED




i-amtv managed to interview the organizer and a few participating bands. 





ONE BUCK SHORT.











REPUBLIC OF BRICKFIELDS











And of course, with a concert this long, we surely need this! I wonder if 3 is enough for a crowd of this size. I guess male and female are all alike.







Wednesday, October 21, 2009

INDIEPENDENTS DAY Live at UP Vinzon's Hill, Philippines



Dear readers,

i-amtv would like to apologize for not updating the blog sooner as we are still in the midst of restructuring for the betterment of the independent bands supporting i-amtv as well as the viewers.

Anyway, having said that, as promised, i-amtv would like to take you to the Indie Pendence Day show which was live in the UP (University of Philippines) Diliman parking lot. This event was held on the 12 of December 2008. 

i-amtv had the privilege to cover the event by interviewing bands, event organizer, crowd and shooting clips of the event. Unfortunately, there was no full video coverage for the night so viewers will not get a chance to watch the full event, but hopefully the pictures here (and in our website) will be sufficient for your viewing pleasure.

All the bands that performed throughout were from the Philippines. Amongst some of them are Piledriver, Bloodshedd, End of Man, Skabeche, Collie Herb, Bambuspliff, Sacrilegion, Sikatuna, Your Imaginary Friends, Mihara, 8 Oz, Antropine, Kerneloverdrive, Uknams, The Failures, Ebanchelyo, Escalator 7, Wasted Sopas, Subzero, Lastfall, Kalachuchie, Diwata, Breastfeed, Tasa, Balingkuko, Kechapsyndrome, Imprenta, Malignant, Azim, Flickerfusion, Indios, Carpe Diem, Memoirs, Cathedriast, United By Fate, Crudeoz, Lowtechs, Timefirst and Credit Card Reasons.  Yes! It was an all night long event till the wee hours of the day. It was “A DAY OF ART AND MUSIC SHOWCASING INDIE BANDS, TATTOO ARTISTES, PEDAL MAKERS AND LUTHIERS”.  By the way, does anyone know what is a pedal maker and luthier?

Among one of the highlights of the night was a band member of Escalator 7 called Derek Ferrer, who was adventurous enough to have the i-amtv logo tattooed on his chest.  






Kudos to you man!
















The tattoo artiste himself was from an indie band called Sacrilegion.  







Many bands supported i-amtv by signing up with us. The response was overwhelming. Thank you very much for your support and we will do our best to promote all of you.

Another thing that caught our attention was the fact that there was absolutely NO soundcheck prior to any performance. In any case, it was common that musicians would comment on the sound condition even if they had a soundcheck and to our amazement, Everyone seemed oblivious to the surrounding and had fun head banging and dancing to the music. No complains at all! Check out this video.

video Music by Resurrected.








Tuesday, October 20, 2009

i-amtv RESTRUCTURING!

Dear readers,

Please be informed that i-amtv is in the midst of restructuring. Please bear with us and will be back with more updates. Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your support.