Friday, January 1, 2010


Cebu City, The Philippine Islands“Damn! It's great to be home.”, remarked Island Rock Entertainment (IRE) Producer, Mark Robert Dy.
IRS3 - BLACKSUMMER - poster4
Last December 30, 2009, the third Island Rock Show materialized in Cebu City's very popular Outpost Restobar. This concert was Black Summer's debut performance in Cebu, but it was also a homecoming for the Alesna brothers who grew up here.

"I'm out of words to describe the reception they gave us after all these years. It was definitely a great homecoming and an awesome gig. What a way to kill time. We hope to be back real soon.", said Black Summer frontman, Allen Alesna.

The Outpost was graced with a couple of hundred people, among whom were friends and families of the four bands who performed that night.  Black Summer entertained the audience, both familiar and new, as they performed their most popular tunes, including Sana'y Dumating, Old Flame, Wounds, Lift Me Up, Paintings, Tonight, Drawing & 'Wag Nating Pilitin.
Equally powerful performances were made by Cebu bands Hastang, Juress & Sundown Caffeine.
"It was an awesome gig. A great crowd plus amazing Cebu talent equals one hell of a rock show.", said Black Summer bassist, Gboy Munsayac.

Black Summer is
Allen Alesna - guitar, lead vocals
Gboy Munsayac - bass guitar, vocals
Ian Alesna - drums, vocals

To know more about Black Summer, visit their Official Website or their Facebook Page.
The Island Rock Show is a series of concerts that celebrates only the very best of independent music.
See more photos of the show here
IRE would like to thank co-presenters Kalye Musika & for being our partners in this event, also we would like to thank the following sponsors and media partners for their sincere support: 

1. Underground Radio 105.9
2. The Independent Asian Music Television (i-amtv)
3. Indie Pinoy
4. Radio Pilipinas
5. Jam Alley
6. Magna Kultura Foundation
7. Agimat Music
8. Bandstand Philippines

Watch out for The Island Rock Show 4 this January. Details to follow.
The Island Rock Show. It's an experience.