A veritable smorgasbord of today’s hottest and up and coming Pinoy Rock Bands will be gathered together for one night only at the UP Diliman Sunken Garden--all for the price of 80 pesos only. “ROCKULTURA 2009” will showcase 40 of the best Pinoy Rock Bands from the wildly popular to the up and coming. Popular bands such as Sandwich, Pupil, Cambio, UrbanDud, 6cyclemind, Itchyworms and Slapshock are slated to perform together with up and coming bands such as Nyctinasty, Kelevra, and Urduja. According to the event organizers, the UP EMC2 Fraternity, “there has never been a better time than now to celebrate Pinoy Rock in one night. You can pass by to see one of the more popular bands today, or, if you are in an experimental mood and are looking for something different, there are also indie bands that will be performing.” Sounds good to me. “ROCKULTURA 2009” will be held this February 10, 2009, Tuesday at the UP Sunken Garden, as part of the traditional week-long UP Fair Activities. Gates open at 6 p.m. (Clarence Yu)
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THEY’VE been sleeping for 6 years, but now Filipino iconic rock band Wolfgang returns with 'The Black Christmas Project' concert at the Eastwood City Central Plaza, Libis (near Ortigas Avenue) on Wednesday, December 10th at 7 p.m. The highly anticipated awakening by the band -- widely regarded as one the country's 'rock gods' -- is expected to showcase the band's signature onslaught of thick ferocious sound. They've known for precision riffs, emphatic beats, power-drenched vocals, colorful licks, driving ostinatos, occasionally jazz-styled bass lines and imaginative breaks merge with razor-sharp interplay of American-influenced hard rock, heavy metal, grunge and blues-rock music. Basti Artadi, Manuel Legarda, Mon Legaspi are joined by Francis Aquino at the year’s ultimate year-ender. The band's ability to infuse everything they do – be it power ballads, progressive rock songs, bluesy tunes or their harder-hitting material -- with strong melodic hooks has given this Filipino rock act a ticket to break into the American and Japanese market. Wolfgang is considered a Filipino heavy metal act to breach platinum records on home ground and receive more than 20 group and individual awards in the Philippines’ rock Valhalla. What can fans expect this time? Frontman Basti Artadi says, “Expect lots of singing, dancing, drinking and all-around head-banging because it's gonna be a hell of a party!” The concert is presented by No Fear, LevelUp, and Eastwood City, and tickets are now on sale at Ticketnet.