Tuesday, October 31, 2006



Hello everyone!!! Join us on November 8, 2006
for the It's A Guy Thing GRAND EYEBALL PARTY
Mugen Bar in Metrowalk, kindly print out both front
and back invitations located on this url "
http://www.friendst er.com/29239054". This will
serve as your VIP pass. And make our OBB theme song "SMILE" by THE
AMBASSADORS number one on MYX chart
just txt in: myx(space)vote( space)smile
and send to 2366 (for all networks)




click this url for additional details:
http://www.youtube. com/watch? v=auybEnYuLac

Tuesday, October 24, 2006



I had a drink with my friends last night at Handuraw. The entrance is free since only neophyte bands were playing. I kinda enjoyed some songs but some are too lousy...Anyways, I was kinda surprised when I entered the "bisrock" term at Answers.com and they gave me a result. I used to search that term before but answers.com only gave me links but now they give me a concrete definition of the term "bisrock". So here it is...

BisRock refers to the Cebuano rock music industry. The term comes from the words Bisaya ('our own') and 'rock' (for rock music).
The term was coined by Januar E. Yap, a Cebuano writer, in 2002. It was first applied to Missing Filemon's first album.


The use of the Cebuano language by Cebu-based bands has never been popular due to the predominance of Tagalog and English songs even in the playlists of Cebu-based FM radio stations. Urbandub, Sheila and the Insects, The Ambassadors and Cueshé are some of the Cebuano rock bands which have gained national fame yet didn't release a Cebuano single. Certainly, the use of Cebuano was not the path to national fame.
Against this unwritten rule, some Cebuano rock bands started popularizing rock songs using the Cebuano language. Among these bands are the following:

* Aggressive Audio
* Blood of the Stone
* Gangrene
* Glass of Dirt
* Indephums
* Jimmycycle
* Mantequilla
* Missing Filemon
* Phylum
* Scrambled Eggs
* Timeslot

93.1 Smash FM helped these budding bands by featuring their songs on-air.
The popularity of BisRock is attributed by Januar Yap to the reaction of Cebuanos against the claims of the Cebu Pop Music Festival.


It is a common misconception that BisRock bands are just after the popularity and they are willing to distribute their songs even by pirate networks. However, from their web sites available on the net, it is obvious that they are trying to sell their CDs through legitimate channels.

All of these stores are located in the City of Cebu

* MANU, 2nd floor, Elizabeth Mall
* A. Salonga, Lower Ground Floor, SM City Cebu
* JB Music, 3rd Floor, SM City Cebu


BisRock lyrics are considered by some to be without literary value. Basic grammatical rules are also disregarded.

Yap has this to say about the criticisms of BisRock:
"Kill all the critics. Or let them compose their own songs. Seriously, that's not even the issue now. What is important is the young's burgeoning interest to make songs in their own language. That is for me magical. Every now and then, there will be some of them who'll be dishing out songs with a literary flair. In fact, that's happening now. Literary value and grammar? Oh, hell, let the critics reread Frank Sinatra or Air Supply."


* The Ambassadors' Simple Changes did contain one song (Ulipon) in Cebuano, but this was a hidden track attached after one of the album's regular songs. You have to scan carefully the small print on the cover to find the title of the song.

* Junior Kilat's Budoy s Ako si M-16 during the grand opening night of Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition. (However, strictly speaking, Budoy and Junior Kilat is not part of BisRock, but of an earlier--if not separate--movement in Cebuano music which is called RnB for Reggae na Bisaya.)

source: answers.com

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Sonic Boom on October 21

It's time for another Sonic Boom chapter to happen, so check it out as it hits 6 Underground in Makati on October 21!

Sonic Boom is a nationwide series of concerts that happens once a month in Manila, Cebu and IloIlo. In the future, we hope to bring this concert to more places in the Philippines so that bands have a concert and a venue to perform their original music!

So keep it logged here for more information on Sonic Boom: Monthly. Mobile. Music. Mayhem.

Also make sure to join us on Yahoo so that you can keep update on Sonic Boom gigs:

http://launch. groups.yahoo. com/group/ sonicboomphilipp ines/

We all hope to see you at the gigs!

On October 21 @ 6 Underground, the following bands will be rocking their socks off:

Dicta License
Imbue No Kudos
The Ambassadors

This is something you don't want to miss! CD's, shirts and other merchandise will also be sold at the gig venue. Tell all your friends, classmates, officemates and people you just met! See you all at Sonic Boom!

Friday, October 06, 2006

FASPITCH: MTV’s Rising Star of October!

Great news for those of you who stay stuck on the tube! MTV has chosen Faspitch to be their Rising Star for the whole month of October! So expect lots of cool news and performances by Faspitch on MTV. Just tune in and get their appearance schedules from there!

Also in October, Faspitch is going to be quite busy gigging around and so we invite all of you to experience the band first-hand at some of the following dates and venues:

Oct. 4, 2006 - Wed – WBOB Semi-finals @ Davao

Oct. 5, 2006 - Thu – WBOB Finals @ Mall Of Asia

Oct. 18, 2006 - Wed - Saguijo Cafe, Guijo St. Makati

Oct. 19, 2006 - Thu - Mayrics, España Manila

Oct. 20, 2006 - Fri - Motorsports Alley, Katipunan Ave. Q.C.

Oct. 21, 2006 - Sat - 6 Underground, C. Palanca St. Makati

Oct. 25, 2006 - Wed - Mugen Bar, Metrowalk Ortigas

Oct. 26, 2006 - Thu - Purple Haze, Tomas Morato Ave. Q.C.

Oct. 27, 2006 - Fri - Al's Bar, Aguirre St. B.F. Homes, Paranaque

Oct. 28, 2006 - Sat - Capones, Valero St. Makati

Hope to see you all at the gigs and we hope that you can also catch the guys on MTV Philippines.