Wednesday, March 30, 2011

April 3 @ Kalye Art Gallery.

Haven't seen TBOD since Ronald arrived this year and this will be my first time to check em out again. Should be fun and they will be playing with ADA, Tame the Tikbalang and other bands that would be definitely be fun to check out.

I'm also having a hard time posting pics of shirts, stuff for review and food from my phone so bear with me. Got some good stuff and stories to tell as well. Keep checkin.

Currently listening to: Scholastic Deth 'Final Examiner', No! 'No Means No' CD-R

Monday, March 28, 2011

Santlemo Album Launch.

Have you heard of Santelmo? I think I read about them once or twice in Incidental Afterthought zine and I got intrigued. But somewhere, somehow, our paths did not meet. And now they have a release show at Freedom Bar on April 3, 2011 @ Freedom Bar, Quezon City. Check em out.

I know I saw a flyer for a show happening on April 2 but I just can't find it. Anyone, care to help?

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Guest: Ubong.

If you don't know Ubong, you're missing out, he's the monster drummer behind Sauna and Isvarah, all around stand-up dude. He's being featured here wearing one of the second batch of Bystorm 'Lungsod ng mga Patay na Buhay' shirts. Sick colorway too.

Speaking of Ubong, he's one of the artists featured in the "This is not a punk show" art exhibit held at Singalong last night. Bystorm played there as well and had a great time hanging out with friends. Good times definitely. Sick set from Omerta (is it Jahannam now?)

Currently listening to: Wu-Tang Clan 'Iron Flag'

Friday, March 25, 2011

Exhibit Schedule.

Finally have the official flyer for the Punk Rock Exhibit to be held at Kalye Gallery along Estrada St. (near South Luzon Expressway). This will be a month long affair with various activities lined-up. Check out the sched in the flyer above.

Currently listening to; Magrudergrind 'Rehashed' Southeast Asian Tour tape

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Guest: Z (finally!)

Finally, a guest spot for Zepol in this blog featuring an awesome Rot In Hell 'Hallways..' era shirt. Goats, HT Emblem, RIH, how can one go wrong? Check out their new album if you haven't already.

3/26/11 - Hades Bar.

Just saw this flyer for a show happening on Saturday at Hades Bar. Features some bands that I'm not too familiar with. Go check the show if that's your thing.

Me? I'm going to check out the 'This is not a punk show' brought to you by the Forum peeps, featuring the opening of the art gallery done by your favorite local punk rock artists. Bystorm will be playing along side notable bands such as Kaktus Karuka from Quezon, ExOxTx, Legarda (who will also be playing at the Hades show).

Currently listening to: Rot in Hell 'As Pearls Before Swine'

Monday, March 21, 2011

Bystorm 'Lungsod..' to be repressed?

Bystorm @ Terror show, pic courtesy of Mar Laquindanum (good shot!)

Still Ill will be doing a repress of the Bystorm 'Lungsod ng mga Patay na Buhay' Live CD-R with a special summer edition packaging, limited to 100 copies again. Hit us up at shows if you'd like a copy. Half of these will be going in the mail so expect this to go fast.

Currently listening to: Frank Sinatra 'My Way; The Best of FS'

36" Pizza?

Not really. But when you order two 18" Yellow Cab cheese pizzas in the middle of the night after the Terror mayhem, sht's gonna get wild. Good times.

The Forum Punk Rock Exhibit (or whatever the hell they want to call it) will be opening at the Kalye Gallery at Malate, Manila this Saturday. Bystorm will be playing along with Kaktus Karuka and some other bands. Gonna bring some stuff for trade or sell too. See you there.

The first Still Ill shirt ever.

Eggman representin with a 1/1 STILL ILL shirt printed on a light blue shirt. Good look. Comes with a repeat pocket print and a big ass SI logo at the back.

Good stuff: There's a newly-bought PS3 in the house and I'm currently engrossed in Marvel v. Capcom 3. Holy sht. Also trying out COD, Black Ops. Any tips?

Friday, March 18, 2011

March 26 - April 16 @ Kalye Art Gallery.

Mr. Swansong and the infamous Crisanto came up with the idea of putting up a gallery to "showcase" various artworks done by the very cool people from the local punk rock community. Artists featured include, but are not limited to:

Louie Garcia, Argel Garcia, Crisanto De Leon, Mina Cruz, Albert Sy. Lester Wrongkillyou, Jan Sunday Quilaquil, Alden Santiago, Jukus Sepada, Dolf Valenzuela, Arvin Marcial, Felix Rosales, Malvin De Vera, Edwin Martinez, Sam Kiyoumarsi, Vermont Coronel, Ralye IbaƱez, Marc Montemayor, Aris Bantug, Selo Bularon, Sheryl Garcia, Sam Pimebomb, Rhado Garcia, Keith Dador, Daphne Dapithapon, England Hidalgo, Reinald Laurel, Christine Bautista, Darwin Dacanay, Carlo Ubong, Egg Santos, Nicol Mesina, JJ Zamoranos, Vic Balanon and Doddie Fajardo....

Below is the list of activities for the month-long affair. Got some good things going on:

March 26 - THIS IS NOT A PUNK SHOW Opening Art Exhibit
Bands: Execution of Terror // Bad Omen // Kaktus Karuka // Omerta // Legarda // Bystorm

April 3 - Film Showing (will announce later kung ano-ano yung mga featured films)
- Discussion about the film.

April 9 - DIY Art Forms Discussion. (Stencil, Wheat Paste, Graffiti)
Participating Artists: Boy Agimat, Epjey Pacheco, Crayola Eater, etc...
Bands: Play // Flash Elorde // Rush IxDx

April 16 - Zine Convention // Vegetarian Starter Kit (DIY Pinoy Style) Launch // Closing of Exhibit
- Lahat ng zine makers na gusto magparticipate PM nyo lang si Zepol o Mic...
- kung mga zine collectors naman kayo na gusto nyo idisplay ang mga pangmuseum nyong zines ok yun!
- Yung mga gusto rin magbenta ng merch nila, welcome din kayo dito.

I'm sure you can find something to check out in all these weeks. My prediction is that "Crayola Eater" will bring the house down if he eats a 128-crayon box. Errr..:D

Currently listening to: Richard Collier 'For the Love of Death' on a lazy Sunday morning. Gloomy.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

A Thank You Note.

Pic c/o Mel (Towards The End)

Cuts and bruises will heal but the memory of this great show will live in infamy. Nothing else to say really but THANK YOU to everyone who helped out in organizing this show: Z, Egg, Dha, Den, Cris, Danj, Led, Arje, Ryan for the logistics, finance, design, gatekeeping, security and everything else you've done for this show. Without you, nothing would have been done.

Thanks to O for sending in the burgers, Wilmer for helping out at the kitchen, Johner, Boyet (Tame) and crew, Koi for the equipment and the venue help. If I forgot your name, its just because my head's still a little messed up right now. Remind me and I'll make the necessary correction!:D

Thanks to everyone who came out from everywhere in the Philippines, Cebu City HC kids (including of course the GARDO and QCC crew!), people from Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, the North, everyone else from around the metro. Truthfully, if you did not come out at this show, you SUCK. Haha. Just joking (well, maybe 50% of it).

Special thanks to TERROR for visiting Manila. We hope to cross paths soon. Vogel, you still owe me some kicks from your collection!

Next up: THIS IS NOT A PUNK SHOW art echibit (with punk rock shows of course! ha!), New Blood show on April, new releases from Still Ill! That's just for the second quarter of 2011 (I need a f'n break)

Currently listening to: Integrity 'Palm Sunday'

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Terror - Tomorrow Night!

After some months of preparing,discussion, flaring tempers, TERROR will be playing at Quezon City tomorrow night. The line-up has been posted earlier so read down for more info.

Some reminders: Gates open at 6:00 PM, Show starts at 7:00 PM.
Terror shirts will be available so support the band and pick something up.
The organizers reserve the right to THROW anybody out of the show for being ridiculously unruly.
Dive off the stage, mosh your brains out but be respectful of other people's space.
Don't be a f'n crybaby.
Support ALL the LOCAL bands. They deserve it.
Don't break anything, you break it, you PAY for it.
Don't go to the show if you're not willing to pay the gate price. NO F'N FREELOADERS.

That's it. We hope to see you all tomorrow!

PS. Read the posts made by Joab in his new blog , Any Last Word! Nice commentary on the post I made about the value of recording your songs. Thanks for reminding me about the correct blog (removing the 's' on words).

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Terror Timeslots!

Here are the timeslots for your fave bands on Wednesday night!

DFP 7:25 - 7:45
GARDO 7:50 - 8:10
ISVARAH 8:40 - 9:00
QCC 9:05 - 9:25
BYSTORM 9:30 - 9:50
TERROR 10:00 - 11:00

Currently listening to: Extortion 'Loose Screws'

Guest: Denver BS 'Play' shirt.

Drummer extraordinaire Denver of Bystorm, or as he prefers it (SDB) representin with a classic PLAY shirt printed in a Dickies brand athletic grey shirt with blue ink. Good color combination.

Bad stuff: mothrfckn migraine hurting my eyes and head the past three (3) days or so. finally went to the eye doctor and had a new pair of glasses. Celts losing to the 76ers yesterday.

Good stuff: hanging out at Greens while finishing two (2) pleadings. and oh yeah, the TERROR show is happening in a couple of days so get psyched!

Currently listening to: Gorilla Biscuits 'Start Today'

Monday, March 7, 2011

March 12 show @ Headstock.

The Beauty of Doubt will be playing a show this coming Saturday @ Headstock Bar located at Quezon Ave. cor. Araneta along with other good bands. Hopefully we can drop by after Bystorm practice.

Currently watching: Anchorman

Sunday, March 6, 2011


You vegetarians ever miss chicharon? Well, I know there's Marthy's Vegie Chicharon available now at your favorite sari-sari store but this chicharon concoction made by Bodhi is just awesome. Just missing the skin and fat content of the true chicharon minus the guilt.

Currently listening to: Rot In Hell 'Hallways of the Always', Fire and Ice 'Grim'

Current series: Joey Season 1

Saturday, March 5, 2011


Been slacking off the vegie posts lately. Too bored to take pics and describe them probably. Here is something you don't get everyday: Vegie Palabok from Bodhi. Terrific mix and the noodles and sauce are perfect as well as the accompanying 'anchovies' and sht. Egg optional. However, this is not available at your fave Bodhi at SM but I think, only at their main store in Banawe, QC. Correct me if I'm wrong.

Something new. Something blue.

New pair of Air Max kicks. Life's good.

Currently watching: Alkaline Trio DVD on a rainy Saturday afternoon.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Baguio show tonight.

Baguio show happening tonight c/o our friends from the Awakened Hope Collective. Good line-up and with the rain falling on the metro, it should be pretty cool in Baguio and should be a nice break from the coming summer heat.

Good stuff: The Celtics trade seems to be working pretty well despite the loss of Perk.

Bad stuff: Oil price, airconditioning system breaking down (i HATE the f'n heat).

Currently rocking out to: In Cold Blood 'Suicide King'

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Another Vegie Burger.

Likha Diwa has a new menu and it features this giganto-burger with double patty and camote fries on the side. Good but not Good Burger good, if you know what I mean. A bit pricey too. This one's meant for sharing but I saw someone devour this on her own. Weird.

Currently listening to: Catharsis 'Eponymous' in the morning. Raging.