Archive for May, 2013

Queso was used to be called Cheese the last time I saw them live at our school grounds more than a decade ago. I always took safe precautions whenever these guys hit the stage after almost getting pinned down in a riot which ensued during their performance at the UP fair way back during the late 90’s. From contagious grooves coupled with visceral riffs, the approach of Queso’s music to the audience delivers a backbone that can send someone drifting in frenzy. Queso never takes any performance calmly, and whenever they strike, they hit hard right through your senses. (more…)

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I had the opportunity to experience getting up-close with the Greyhoundz‘ gig way back when the band was starting to hit the scene during the late 90’s. They were playing regularly at our school and, yes, even at our dormitory, tearing stages & transforming kids into frantic cannibals. Back during the time when OPM rock was a genre defined by alternative & hard rock, it was culturally stunning when the Houndz ripped the scene with down-tuned riffs & hard-hitting growls into a rock society who had just awoken from a grunge facelift . The fresh approach was easily embraced by young metal heads yearning for more aggression in their record collection. The impact eventually trickled down to the fashion scene which had the teens back then hunt for oversized jeans to complement half of their exposed underpants. Oh yes, I was a victim as well. (more…)

After a 3-month stint from blogging, spending solitude with my first-born & cogitating whether I would be picking –up the camera again, I finally got hold of my fervour in shooting gigs when news arrived that two of the most ground-breaking bands from the Philippines are coming over to Singapore. It was during their recent acoustika series that Pinoytuner & Requiem Rising confirmed that Greyhoundz & the recently reunited Queso (formerly known as Cheese) are heading their way here on 28th of April 2013. Our group MASP was given the honours of covering their stay so we were given an all access pass, quite a blessing if you have been rubbing elbows with the right people. (more…)