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Karpos Live Mix 2.1 Featuring Vancouver Sleep Clinic And Tom Misch

Karpos Live Mix 2.1 is not just any other concert that you attend; it is an experience you would not miss and trade for anything.<br><br><div>It all started when the Ysanygo (Ferraz) family offered me a ride and they were kind enough to fetch me from work since we live so far from the North. When I entered the car i felt the youthful excitement from the family that made me feel excited as well.<br><br>The drive from the south to ABS-CBN Vertis North Tent was long but the excitement that we felt was different. Ysa and Ygo asked their Mom, Tita Gel, also known as @indiemom on Twitter, to play Tom Misch’s songs while we were cruising through the Skyway. The company of the Ferraz family made the EDSA rush hour traffic bearable—which on normal days is so dreadful. It took us 2 hours to reach the venue and lucky us, the line at the entrance was not that long yet.<br><br><div>Upon entering Vertis Tent, you would see groups of people who were starting to own their spots. As the night went deeper, the crowd grew but the venue still gave everyone an intimate feel. A combination of familiar and new faces, being with the audience still made us feel safe because aside from the exquisite interiors, visible security provided by Karpos really helped us enjoy the night.<br><br>The night started with two beer stubs from San Miguel and a set from the opening act of the night, Nathan & Mercury. This Manila-based act offers us a very diverse music, with elements of pop and R&B, drops of jazz, hiphop, soul and funk. What’s astounding is how receptive the crowd was to their performance—bobbing heads and mouths singing along, it’s all there. From watching them play in bars to seeing them own a bigger venue, Nathan & Mercury really has something to offer the music scene.<br><br>There was a break after the opening act and the crowd was getting bigger. Vancouver Sleep Clinic was up next. The crowd was obviously deeply connected with the performances as you see people with eyes closed while singing along and dancing to the beat. Vancouver Sleep Clinic gave the audience an intimate full set. Their set was amazing—not just how they performed, but also how they linked themselves to the audience the whole time. They were so comfortable playing on stage that it really hit that spot on everyone’s chest.<br><br><div>Just when you thought the night is over, it was finally time for Tom Misch. The sea of people shyly made their way through the blank spaces but everyone surely is excited to watch another memorable performance. Luckily, we were able to secure our spot in front. The crowd was really building up until the time that Tom Misch was right up on stage with his guitar. It was surreal. Seeing Tom Misch right in front of you was unbelievable.Tom’s first song was welcomed with cheers from the audience which lasted throughout his set. And there may had been tears too, okay. He played the instrumental of Isn’t She Lovely and everyone just couldn’t help but sing their hearts out with him! The crowd was beautiful and may be talented too because they didn’t miss out on Tom Misch’s guitar licks! When the set came to an end, the whole band already went down the stage but the best audience that we are, we chanted for an encore. To our surprise, the band went right back up and played two extra songs for us. It was really quite an experience.<div><br>Nathan x Mercury offered me a ride home since we live close to each other. Upon exiting the venue, Elise Huang and I saw Vancouver Sleep Clinic beside the Merch booth. Of course we did not miss the chance of having a photo with them!<br><br>The day ended with breakfast with the whole Nathan x Mercury team and smiles on our faces because of how the people responded to their music and of course because we saw Vancouver Sleep Clinic and Tom Misch up close.It was more than just a concert you paid for, attended and listened to—it was an experience which gives you more than just PCD. It’s an experience that you will always look back to without any regrets. Music + You was real.<br><br>Source: <a href="https://indiemanila.com/submission/karposlivemix2/" target="" rel="">https://indiemanila.com/submission/karposlivemix2/</a></div></div></div></div>

Twin Lobster Discography Now Online

Long-dormant independent act TWIN LOBSTER is launching their music across all major digital music stores including Spotify, iTunes, Deezer, and Google Play Music. Before streaming music was the norm, the band would personally craft each album and its packaging by hand and release these to fans at gigs in limited numbers. Nonetheless, their eclectic approach to indie rock gained a cult following, caught the attention of music critics, and made a lasting impact on fellow musicians in the independent scene. Now online, Twin Lobster’s entire catalog – from their first full-length in 2008’s Hell Is the Place Where Flames Grow to their latest single in 2016’s ‘Don’t Argue’ – can reach a much wider audience.<br><span><br>I know it sounds cliché, but Twin Lobster was a band ahead of its time. Drummer Fred Francisco and bassist Marc Inting’s jerky, adventurous rhythms and singer/guitarist Nick Lazaro’s angular, agile fretwork laid the groundwork on which many of today’s local post-rock acts are treading successfully. What these new acts lack, however, is frontman Lazaro’s charisma and showmanship, which even comes across in these brilliant, recorded documents.<br>– Jason Caballa (Pedicab, Cheats / Music Critic)<br></span><span><br>Twin Lobster use minimum flare and yield maximum results. They are a dream to behold live, and they are a treat to both the casual rock fan and the insufferably critical pundit. God bless those guys.<br>– Aldus Santos (The Purplechickens, Pamphleteer)<br></span><span><br>Twin Lobster is one of my favorite bands! I feel very akin to the rhythmic and harmonic leanings of their music and they’re such a thrill to experience live. There’s a bottomless well of exuberant primal energy that the band draws from, which justifies their rare ability to make the explorable territory of a three-piece outfit burst at the seams.<br>– Howard Luistro (Oh, Flamingo!)<br></span><span><br>Nick Lazaro’s influence is holistic and immense to me: he has inspired me as a friend, as a mentor, as a composer, as a performer, and, most palpably, as a songwriter. I wouldn’t be who I am as a musician without Nick, and Twin Lobster is Nick’s bleeding heart. I know it’s so much more than that: it is a band with so much energy to spare and so much to give, and I feel it is overdue that they share it with the world! I can recognize those riffs from a mile away. I cherish their songs and their personal impact on my life. I hope others will be able to do the same. Better late than never.<br>– BP Valenzuela<br></span><br>In addition, current members NICK LAZARO (singer and guitar player), MARC INTING (bass player), and PAT SARABIA (drummer) will be returning to the studio in 2018 to write and record new material. Years past have seen the group function mainly as a trio with founding drummer Fred Francisco. That is set to change as Lazaro, whose work as a producer underscores several hallmark independent acts today (BP Valenzuela, Oh, Flamingo!, Lions and Acrobats, Peryodiko), aims to broaden the band’s scope by adding members to its roster. Look out for the band to not only make a comeback but also expand creatively with more musical elements at their disposal.<br><span><br>Stay up to date on developments with Twin Lobster in 2018 by following the band on Twitter and Facebook. To listen to Twin Lobster’s music, follow them on Spotify, iTunes, and Deezer.<br><br></span>Source: indiemanila.com<br>

Singapore scene is entering golden age of indie music

Let's not be coy: Singapore's indie music scene is on the cusp of a new golden age.The proof is in the quantity and quality of new recordings released this year.<span>In the past couple of months, and in the months to come, there are at least two EPs or albums of original, Singapore-made music a week, on average.<br><br></span>April to June alone saw 30 releases and, this month, acts such as The Observatory, singer- songwriter Deon Toh and The Steve McQueens will be putting out new works.<br><span><br>Fans are turning up in droves at gigs by home-grown indie talents, as shown by the thousands who flocked to the various stages at Baybeats over the weekend. Last month saw the first time home-grown indie acts - Charlie Lim, Inch Chua and The Great Spy Experiment - headline a concert, House Of Riot!, at the best music venue here, the Esplanade Concert Hall.<br><br>Source: </span>straitstimes.com

We Are Imaginary Set To Play Jakarta, Indonesia For Archipelago Festival

We Are Imaginary is set to play the Archipelago Festival in Jakarta, Indonesia this coming weekend! On October 14 to 15, the band will be the sole representative from the Philippines!<br><br>The Indonesian music conference and festival is the first of its kind, aiming to help emerging talents and promote a healthy music ecosystem. It will feature live discussions and brand consciousness to label management and international exposure. Each day will culminate with a big concert featuring notable local artist and foreign acts from different parts of Asia and UK. The event will take place in Soehanna Hall, Energy Building, SCBD.This will be We Are Imaginary’s 2nd international gig this year as they toured Singapore last March for Rocking The Region 2017 in The Esplanade. The band has also played Grass Tone Sound Festival in Thailand on December 2015.<br><br>Source: indiemanila.com

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