Music comes in diverse forms, and this month’s local music scene round-up via Music Roll further illustrates the versatility of music.
We start with PhilPop 2016’s big bash celebration of Filipino musicality; the celebrated dream collaborations between Ely Buendia and Itchyworms in “Pariwara”; the indie music taking charge of this year’s first ever Linggo ng Musikang Pilipino; to memories worth recalling in Clara Benin’s songs while we wait for her return; in the never-ending cycle of love, denial, separation and finding new hope all together in new singles of Rico Blanco and Arnold Reyes; and for the ability to create free music in Josephine’s story and The Benchboys’ reunion for one last time.
Let’s always celebrate music in all its forms, with the old and new, with the happy and sad, with beginnings and farewells, but most of all for all its good and enduring memories.
Can you imagine a jam-packed place with all of the Dubistas singing and reminiscing with Gab & John’s acoustic performance? It happened at the intimate venue Music Museum last May 27, 2016 when they stripped down Urbandub hits in celebration of the successful release of the “Urbandub: Endless” DVD, released under MCA Music.
They mesmerized the crowd with an explosive set in synchronized acoustic that brought together almost all of their hits, as well as familiar songs from the last 15 years. It began with songs from bands Sirens and Autotelic. Gab and John also shared the stage with Russel Manaloto on bass. These guys left us more memories and had us craving for all that what we love and miss about the band in a toned-down song arrangements.