Saturday, April 24, 2010

THE ISLAND ROCK SHOW 5: MENTRAS TANTO

Bacolod City, The Philippine Islands  – “Sweet Party! Shamelessly Wicked!” is how Island Rock Entertainment (IRE) Executive Producer, MRD, describes part five of the fast-growing independent music concert series.


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Last Saturday, April 17, 2010, IRE finally disembarked on the island of Negros to realize The Island Rock Show 5. The casual and inviting Café Joint became the scene of the crime and the main culprit was Negros reggae sensation The Wicked Tarsiers.
Café Joint was swarming with a couple of hundred fans and friends. Many of whom were members of the rich Bacolod art scene. The seasoned musicians were joined by local visual artists, filmmakers, writers and actors.
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"I'll always remember this night like a lucid dream. Bacolod's art culture is a life form in itself, and it can engulf you in a snap. If you wanna experience it, just let go and be snuffed in a puff into a surrealistic ride of colours and music." said IRE Creative Producer, Allen Alesna.
 
The Wicked Tarsiers came to entertain, and they did just that… all night long. Their lingering set was graced with celebrated originals, including Mentras Tanto, Hurt Too Much, Dub Sick & How Long. Surprisingly, the band also covered Circles by Cebu's Raw Belief.
 
"Salamat gid Island Rock! This show was real steady. Rock steady. More power!", commented Wicked Tarsier Junjun Montelibano.
The Wicked Tarsiers were heralded by three equally wonderful performances by local jazz-rock group, Maskobado Groove, British jazz artist Louise Joachimowski & Bacolod punk rock group, Katumbal.

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"As an international artist, it was incredible for me to see, feel and be a part of the local Filipino music scene. A great atmosphere and local support made it an honor for me to be a part of the Island Rock Show." said British jazz pianist, singer & songwriter Louise Joachimowski.
 
The Wicked Tarsiers for the night were:
Andre Jalandoni - Guitar / Vocals
Johnrick Ylosorio - Guitar
Moky Uychiat - Guitar
Poli Gonzalez – Keyboards
Rolf Baynosa - Bass Guitar
Manny Montelibano – Percussions / Vocals
Junjun Montelibano - Drums


To know more about The Wicked Tarsiers, 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.
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IRE would like to thank i-amtv, Kalye Musika, & Y101fm.com for being our partners in this event. We also wish to thank the following sponsors and media partners for their sincere support for The Island Rock Show:
1. Underground Radio 105.9
2. Bandstand Philippines
4. Indie Pinoy
5. Radio Pilipinas
6. Magna Kultura Foundation
7. Agimat Music
8. IndieJam
9. Pinoy Rock Central
Watch out for The Island Rock Show 6 where we will take you deep into Philippine history and back again. Details to follow.
The Island Rock Show. It's an experience.