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New Wave Night with China Crisis and Peter Coyle

 

 My growing up years are in between the 80s and the 90s, hence I got exposed to new wave music at the age of five. My biggest influencers happen to be the two sons of my mom’s best friend, who I remember back in the day are big fans of new wave bands, had huge posters of their idols in their bedrooms, collected their vinyl records, and maintained the “tsunami wave” hair 24/7. I missed the previous China Crisis Manila concert, so I promised myself I’ll make time for the repeat this year. The timing was even perfect because they’re […]

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The Dawn: Nothing Beats the Orig

 

 I would say 2016 is turning out to be another great year for OPM. The first ever Pinoy rock band that I enjoyed listening to while growing up in the 80’s, The Dawn, just welcomed back lead guitarist Francis “Kiko” Reyes (a.k.a. DJ Francis Brew of NU107) and bassist Carlos “Caloy” Balcells. They recently started their series of gigs with Kiko and Caloy and I attended one of them, which happened to be a free show in a nearby mall. It’s actually my very first time to see the live performance of these legends (plus guitarist Rommel “Sancho” Sanchez, who […]