Friday, July 29, 2011

All for the love of Incubus: Incubus Tribute Night

Last July 14, the Street Team held an Incubus Tribute Night at B-Side to celebrate Incubus' new album "If Not Now, When?" and for their 3rd concert in Manila last July 28. It is also a fund-raising event where proceeds will be donated to Bantay Bata 163, RockEd, and of course to the Make Yourself Foundation.

I guess all our hard work paid off when we actually had the chance to tell Brandon, Mike, Jose, Ben, and Kil face to face (more of that magical momentum to be posted soon) about all we've been doing. Brandon thanked us and told us "Wow you guys! That's amazing!" and even gave a shoutout "Thank you to the Incubus Street Team. We love you guys!" on stage while they were about to play the last song "Nice To Know You". (Concert blog post soon!)

It was a success and it's nice to know that almost 500 people came and supported our little event that we worked every blood and sweat for. It is crazy how we managed to pull off something like this. Props to Kat Sales and Lei Europa!

We all had different tasks assigned. I was one of the photographers that night and helped bit with the t-shirt/ticket selling. (Pardon me, this is going to be a photo heavy post...)

I saw a lot of famous familiar faces that night. Like this guy right here wearing the multi-colored cap...remember that dude from Urbandub's "First of Summer" music video and Bamboo's "Muli" music video? Mhmm.

Speaking of Bamboo, Nathan Azarcon was also present...

I was roaming around taking pictures of people while killing time and waiting for Kjwan to play. I haven't seen them play live, I was interested how they sounded.

The bands were really good and did splendid covers of Incubus songs!
Soil and Green was the first band to play. Of course a little Boyd imitation was expected from the frontman. Teehee

Letter Day Story which was really good much to my surprise. I just hope they ditched the whole "rock" act with "all band members freeze!" part during the middle of the song. That was...interesting.

I was outside while Dash Between Dates was playing so I didn't get to watch them but could hear them from where I was. They were really good as well...I remembered they played hit singles like "Stellar" and "Circles"

 (Grabbed from Benjie Dela Pena and Daniel Richard)

 Kjwan up next and the room suddenly felt like a giant moshpit. They covered "Mexico" and everyone sang along. It was lovely...

They played some original songs as well.

One of my favorite pictures I took of the boys, Marc and Boogie playing on set while Boogie works on a solo during "Pintura".

Lime was up next who decided to go old school by covering "Deep Inside" and "Glass" off the S.C.I.E.N.C.E album. Everyone jumped and sang along...including me.

I loved that their drummer was a girl, banging on Pasillas beats so perfectly. Woman empowerment! Haha

Malay balanced the vibe by going ballad covering "Here In My Room" and new single, "Promises, Promises".

Thanks to a few friends who came despite my non-stop shameless plugging on the interweb!

Special Thanks to our Sponsors:
Jack TV, Universal Channel, Ovation Productions, Store and Stack, Sony Music, At The Womb, Indie Band News, UR Face Radio, Full Circle Communications, Odyssey Music and Video, and MYX, our official Music Channel

All photos by Beverly Kho
Click HERE for my Incubus Tribute Night bands photo set!


Friday, July 22, 2011

Walk This Way

Me and my friend Anica went to Carlos Celdran's Intramuros tour. I know we're not tourists and we probably been there during childhood field trips but I felt the need to attend. I'm in love with Old Manila plus the fact that Carlos Celdran as the tour guide? Interesting...

He is one of the few people that fights for correct statements regarding hot issues such as religion. I am amazed how he can speak his mind. He is now a new addition to my inspirational people list. Oh, and he's really funny too! You're not only learning about the Philippines but cracking a laugh on the way too.

My favorite part was the kalesa ride although I got a few awkward stares, I just pretended I'm foreign and did not know what the stares meant. Haha

At every stop, Carlos would give us a brief overview of that spot together with whimsical role playing. Me and Anica actually felt that we were watching him in a play.

Don't miss this! It's worth every penny.


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Twister

After the Film Noir shoot, we accompanied our friend Teena for her guesting at Mo Twister's GTWM: The Podcast! I used to listen to it every night. I love how I learn so much things from it and how they're conversing so openly about intimate topics such as sex. It is quite obscene but interesting and really funny!

(Me, Mo Twister, and Teena)

I was amazed how the whole podcast thing works. It was a like a call center in there! Haha. And the studio was inside Mo's condo which is sick by the way!
Teena was so cute. She was unaware of the terms that Mo and Dr. Gan were using...and her face when she heard some of the callers' sex problems...priceless.

We chatted with Mo a bit after the show...and surprisingly, he's not that hyper as he is on air. He's kinda quiet actually but still really friendly.

Watch Teena's episode HERE.


Thursday, July 14, 2011

Film Noir

We did a shoot for my friend Patrick's final portfolio. I wasn't the stylist but I assisted anyways...
We shot in our school which is a good backdrop for fashion spreads I must say. The model was Katarina Nemcova. I love saying her name...Katarina Nemcova! (in Italian accent with hand gestures) Oh wait, she's Slovenian.

The concept was Film Noir...but fashion.

Kat was really good! And she defeated the European model stereotype too. I love her!

This was a shot using just my hybrid cam. I experimented with the lights inside the studio...turned out lovely.

Final shots were breath taking. Patrick is a really good photographer plus the style team was great too!
Not surprised how beautiful the shots turned out...

Photographer: Patrick Segovia
Model: Katarina Nemcova
Stylist: Roc Rafon
Hair/Make-up: Teena Arches
Crew: Justin Lim, Trixie Beredo

Clothes by Graxie, Cole Vintage, and Jerry Evangelio
Accessories from Gold Dot