Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Indiependents Day 2

Dear Readers,

Last year, we took you to the Independents Day event in the Philippines. If you came across the article in our blog, you would’ve noticed the photo with Derek’s (band member of Escalator 7) i-amtv tattoo. (It was a real honour to know that we will always be close to his heart.) Getting back to the topic, due to the introduction of last year’s event, it was followed up with University of Philippines’ second Independents Day. Yup! Indiependents Day 2 was held on December 2009 in Malate, Manila. This time around the Red Carpet Bar was the venue of choice. And once again, i-amtv had the chance to cover the event.

The crowd were mainly friends and supporters of the bands that performed. Despite some minor flaws (which are usually expected for a gig), the crowd did what they were there to do. They cheered for their favourite bands and sang along to their favourite songs. Although the moshpit wasn’t big enough to injure yourself in, it was big enough to keep everyone entertained. The event was aimed to celebrate the indie music, and celebrate they did!

UP’s Indiependents Day 2 was organized to provide a platform for indie bands to showcase their talent and music, which did not go unnoticed by us and we quickly signed up many bands to join the i-amtv family. We would like to welcome aboard Farplane, Uniqa, Pineapple Crunch, Loch Ness, Kontrabida, Samaria, 1.2.X.U and Super Zero.

And what was welcoming was the presence of the ever friendly group Pentavia, whom i-amtv recently got them a show in Kuala Lumpur. The hospitality shown was one never to be forgotten. We were "well taken care of". 

Anyway, just hang in there guys, their profile will be up very soon on our brand new website. We were working hard to make sure we get great footage and photos for you guys, we even managed to squeeze in interviews with the bands and also got to chat with some guitar makers from the Philippines.  

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