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Bandwidth: Virtual Battle of the Bands Competition is open to all amateur , unsigned bands who want take full advantage of new digital multimedia technology in sharing their music with the rest of the music community. Click on the Virtual Battle of the Bands tab to know more about the competition In the meantime….Let Your Ears Decide

Congratulations to Francisbrew Reyes

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We would like to congratulate Bandwidth mentor Francisbrew Reyes for winning Best Original Musical Score, “Dinig Sana Kita.’’ a film by Mike Sandejas (who also helmed the Teddy Diaz biopic Tulad ng Dati) at the recently concluded Cinemalaya Film Festival. The film also won the Audience Choice Award.

Congratulations Francis! You are truly someone we look up to!

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LAST BANDWIDTH ENTRIES PLUS WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT

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Here is the last batch of entries for Bandwidth Virtual Battle of the Bands!

After this, what will happen next?

1. Our initial panel of judges (profiles to be posted tomorrow) will judge all 50 entries with the following criteria
Musicality - 50%
Originality - 20%
Stage Presence - 20%
Creativity (Band Name, Original Songs, Performance) - 10%

2. The TOP 20 bands will move on to the semifinal round. Semifinalists will be announced within the week.

3. Fans and listeners will get the chance to vote for their favorite bands here at the blog. The criteria for the semifinal round will include the voting component

4. The mentors (Cooky Chua, Raimund Marasigan and Francis Reyes) will be judging the 20 semi-finalists, and along with the voting component, will decide on the TOP 5 finalists

5. The TOP 5 will get two mentoring sessions with the mentors, and afterwards, will compete in the GRAND FINALS (details to be announced later on)

Good luck to all entrants!!!


ENTRY # 45 - JYLZ BAND

Original Song: Kaya 'To




ENTRY # 46 - CHONGKIKO

Original Song: Tunay




Cover Song: The Youth's Sinta





ENTRY # 47 - BROKEN SAUCE

Original Song: Philcoa




Cover Song: Tears for Fears' Mad World




ENTRY # 48 - BLUEBOYBITESBACK

Original Song: Yet Another Attempt




Cover Song: Head Automatica's Beating Hearts Baby




ENTRY # 49 - GINRUMNTRUTH

Original Song: Freedom



Cover Song: The Doors' Roadhouse Blues




ENTRY # 50 - OUTTALIV

Original Song: Darida

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BANDWIDTH ENTRIES 41-44

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ENTRY # 41 - APPLESIDEUP

Original Song: Himbing




ENTRY # 42 - PROJECT AINAH

Original Song: Desperate Thinking



Cover Song: Nosi Balasi




ENTRY # 43 - PANCAKE 80

Original Song: Naghihintay



Cover Song: Aerosmith's Cryin




ENTRY # 44 - CRIS BAND

Cover Song: Gin Blossom's Hey Jealousy

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BANDWIDTH ENTRIES 37-40

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ENTRY # 37 - PELIGRO

Original Song: Sirkulo




ENTRY # 38 - 5INCO

Original Song: Alimango



Cover Song: Pearl Jam's Animal




ENTRY # 39 - ISMAGOL

Original Song: Piring



Cover Song: Dicta License's Complex




ENTRY # 40 - SUITCASE OF MEMORIES

Original Song: A Broken of Family



Cover Song: Gin Blossom's Till I Hear It From You

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BANWIDTH ENTRIES 33-36

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ENTRY # 33 - CHROMOSOM

Original Song: Inang Bayan



Cover Song: Metallica's Enter Sandman




ENTRY # 34 - DETNUOC BAND

Original Song: Pangako



Cover Song: Paramore's That's What You Get




ENTRY # 35 - SPEAKEASY

Original Song: Light A Cigarette



Cover Song: Kings of Leon's Use Somebody




ENTRY # 36 - ZAIKO BAND

Original Song: Back to School



Cover Song: Typecast's Bright Eyes

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BANDWIDTH ENTRIES 29-32

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ENTRY # 29 - HUBO

Original Song: Swabe



Cover Song: The Doors' Roadhouse Blues




ENTRY # 30 - 10:59

Original Song: The Air I Breathe




ENTRY # 31 - FROLICNIGHT

Original Song: G.A.S.A



Cover Song: Alicia Keys' No One




ENTRY # 32 - LITTLE ODESSA

Original Song: Hinde



Cover Song: Rachel Loy's Big Sky

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Go Ahead Punk, Make Meiday!

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Host: The Junkie Shop
Type: Party - Night of Mayhem
Start Time: Saturday, July 18, 2009 at 6:00pm
End Time: Sunday, July 19, 2009 at 3:00am
Location: CUBAO EXPO

purveyor
in cooperation w/
love one another studio
presents

GO AHEAD PUNK, MAKE MEIDAY!!

feat
THE WUDS
ITCHYWORMS
PEDICAB
THE DORQUES
CIUDAD
HALIK NI GRINGO
ANG BANDAG SHIRLEY
ARIGATO HATO
MARKUS HIGHWAY
GORGORO
THE LOWTECHS
THE PURPLECHICKENS
OUTERHOPE
TECHY ROMANTICS
THE DISCOBALL
SWISSY
SUNFLOWER DAY CAMP
THE CHARMES
+ ONLY REVOLUTIONS

donation boxes will be set up for books/uniforms/school supplies of ISANG BATA FOUNDATION

Isang Bata is an independent effort of Ime Aznar in partnership with Akap Bata Sectoral Organization, under its Early Childhood Care and Development Program. The program focuses on curriculum and materials development, training, repairs and maintenance of day care centers, and nutrition. Other people have also volunteered to help with the projects. Isang Bata aims to come up with regular programs that address different aspects of child development like nutrition, education, health, etc. For its initial project, Isang Bata conceived a simple back to school program for the poor preschool children of Sikatvill, Muntinlupa. The project involves providing the kids with supplies and other school and personal needs, as well as feeding them healthy and nutritious snacks every day for at least one month, or even longer (depending on collected cash donations). Isang Bata can be found on isangbata.blogspot.com, Read more!

BANDWIDTH ENTRIES 25-28

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ENTRY # 25 - MONO

Original Song: Save Me



Cover Song: Velvet Revolver's Slither




ENTRY # 26 - FANCYCAKES

Original Song: Andar



Cover Song: Alanis Morisette's You Oughta Know




ENTRY # 27 - MAYO BALUYUT AND THE REVOLVING MARNIS

Original Song: Love Is Not Enough



Cover Song: John Lennon's I'm Losing You




ENTRY # 28 - ARCHDIOSEASE

Original Song: Musika



Cover Song: Aegis' Ang Buhay Ko

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WHO'S YOUR FAVORITE LOCAL BAND? (WIN PRIZES)

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Join our Bandwidth Online Contest and get the chance to win Philips goodies (and yes, maybe we'll give away a Go Gear!)

The mechanics are as simple as using a Go Gear!

1. We'll be posting this in the blog, facebook, friendster, multiply, so choose which venue you want to post your answer
2. The question is: WHO'S YOUR FAVORITE LOCAL BAND AND WHY?
3. Post your answer in the comments section
4. Answer in 3-5 precise and concise sentences
5. Leave your name and email address after your comment
6. The best 5 answers from among all the social networks mentioned above will win Philips goodies and get the chance to win a brand new Philips Go Gear!
7. You can post your comments/answers starting today, July 14 until July 17
Winners will be announced on July 18 Read more!

BANDWIDTH DEADLINE EXTENDED!!!

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To all amateur bands out there!

You still have one more week to send in your Bandwidth Virtual Battle of the Bands entries. The deadline has been extended to July 22, 2009, so time to send in your youtube performances!

If you have a band but don't have videos yet, you can contact us (09228169617) and let's see if we can video your practice session or your performance (depending on the venue of course)

If you have friends who are in bands, please let them know about this competition

What's at stake? P50,000 worth of cash and prizes, music video to be shown on MTV and the prestige of being the first ever Bandwidth winner!

To review, here are the mechanics...

1. Competition is open to all amateur alternative and rock bands with 4-7 members

2. All members must be 18 years old and above

3. Contestants must upload two videos on YouTube
- One cover song and one original song
- Videos must be of a live performance (not studio recorded)
- Videos should have been recorded within the period of June 2008 – June 2009

4. Contestants must leave link to the uploaded video at the comments section along with their name and contact number

5. Band should have no past or existing contract with any record label

6. Deadline for submission of entries is July 22, 2009 Read more!

BANDWIDTH ENTRIES 21-24

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ENTRY # 21 - URSA MINOR

Original Song: Alcoholic Me



Cover Song: Hum's Stars




ENTRY # 22 - BARRIO MORNING GLORY

Original Song: Langgam / Sa Aming Glory



Cover Song: Mighty Mighty Bosstones' Rascal King




ENTRY # 23 - WEEKEND PROJECT

Original Song: Steady Lang



Cover Song: Beatles' I Wanna Hold Your Hand




ENTRY # 24 - LYSOSOME

Original Song: Bahala Na



Cover Song: Friendly Fires' Skeleton Boy

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BANDWIDTH ENTRIES 17-20

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ENTRY # 17 - PLASTICBALOO

Original Song: Mr. Karate 250



Cover Song: Chimo Bayo's Xtasi Xtano




ENTRY # 18 - EZEKIEL BAND

Original Song: Malamig na Hot Coffee



Cover Song: Papuri's Ako'y Binago Niya

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ENTRY # 19 - PISENLAV

Original Song: Love



Cover Song: No Doubt's Underneath It All




ENTRY # 20 - ARTDRIVE

Original Song: Inuman Na



Cover Song: No Doubt's Spiderweb

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Color It Red: Still Strong Twenty Years On

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Talking Shop With Color It Red's Cooky Chua and Barbi Cristi



Cooky Chua has been a mainstay in the local rock scene for over two decades now. When she was still a high school student, she founded Color It Red in 1989, together with guitarist/ keyboardist/singer/songwriter/vocalist Barbi Cristi and keyboardist/vocalist Maricar Florendo, picking out their name from a crossword puzzle. A rotating cast of great musicians have joined Color It Red through the years, with Cooky and Barbi the constant fixtures in the band.

Color It Red released their debut album “Hand Painted Sky” in 1994, and it went on to achieve great critical and commercial success. They followed with a couple more acclaimed albums over the following decade, establishing themselves as one of the most beloved bands in contemporary Pinoy rock.

Before an intimate late-night set at Conspiracy bar, Cooky and Barbi sat down to talk with us about being in Color It Red for the past twenty years and about how the new technology available for young bands looking to achieve the same kind of success they did.

Color It Red is celebrating its 20th year this year. Any plans to enter the studio and celebrate the occasion with a new album?

Cooky: In the past, it’s always taken us quite a bit of time between albums. We don’t write songs that fast. But considering that it’s been three years since our last album came out, the answer to that is yes— we’re looking to put together an album this year. We haven’t started any recording work so far though, but the seeds of the songs are there.

Has the creative process changed in the last 20 years?

Cooky: Well, the way it usually is, just like when we started is, Barbie writes the lyrics or the sketches of the songs, I make some vocal melodies, and we get together and jam and hammer the songs out. But with all the lineup changes we’ve had since we started, it’s natural that new ideas are brought to the table. Each of our individual influences finds its way into the songs we write.

Have you started playing new songs at gigs?

Barbi: No, we haven’t been playing any new songs out yet. We’d like to though. Once we get everything nice and polished in the studio, we’ll start playing them live.

Any specific details on what the new songs will sound like?

Cooky: It’s really hard to say at this point. We’re sort of at the stage where we really won’t be making drastic changes in terms of the kind of music we play. We know what we like to listen to and play, and we know what we’re good at. You sort of expect what we’ll sound like. That said, there are bound to be differences between our new and old work thematically, because we’ve grown so much in our time together as a band and as individual people. And our new experiences always forms a large part of our songs.

Barbi: Yes, many of now have families. We were very young when we started out. Now we have different things going on in our lives, so there are a lot of new things we can talk about in our songs.

How has the local music scene changed from the time you were first starting out to now?

Cooky: Nakakainggit din yung sa mga banda ngayon. There’s all sorts of technology available for them to use, not just for making and recording music, but also with sharing their work with others. It was very hard for us starting out. Today, a band can very easily put together a great recording in a cheap home studio, record mp3 and upload them to the Internet. That’s why you have all these great bands coming out now…

Barbi: Yeah, when we first started recording, we had to borrow a lot of equipment or scrape together cash to go into the studio to record. Then you had to take your demo to the different labels. It was tough. Luckily for younger musicians today, all the tools are there for them to break out into the music scene.

Cooky: I really don’t get to go to gigs as much as I’d like, but from what I’ve heard, there really are a lot of good young bands. I really like Sino Sikat and Up Dharma Down. I hope I get to hear more new bands at Bandwidth.

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BANDWIDTH ENTRIES # 13 - # 16

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ENTRY # 13 - ELMO BAND

Original Song: Wala Ka Na



Cover Song: Yellowcard's Only One and The Killer's Mr. Brightside




ENTRY # 14 - KELBASA

Original Song: Suddenly



Cover Song: Mike Hanopol's No Touch




ENTRY # 15 - LANDMINE VALENTINE

Original Song: Revenge of Oseisan



Cover Song: Emarosa's I Am Waves




ENTRY # 16 - CAPO

Original Song: W8 Lang



Cover Song: Rivermaya's Ulan

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BANDWIDTH ENTRIES - #9 - #12

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ENTRY # 9 - HALMISTA

Original Song: Man and God



Cover Song: Iron Maiden's The Trooper




ENTRY # 10 - KALACHUCHIE

Original Song: Pangarap



Cover Song: Freddie Aguilar's Anak




ENTRY # 11 - FUZION

Original Song: Stand Out




ENTRY # 12 - W.A.N.T.W.A.R

Original Song: Discriminated By The Ones We Love



Cover Song: Kamikaze's Ung Tagalog

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