The Gangster We Are All Looking For: Jessica Hagedorn

In the wake of National Poetry Month (April) and in celebration of Asian American Heritage Month (May), here is an excerpt from my book, Tropical Renditions: Making Musical Scenes in Filipino America (Duke University Press, 2016), and the chapter on Jessica Hagedorn‘s early poetry and…

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DISCOMANILA: Interview with Joel Quizon (aka DJ JoelQuiz)

SuperAstig (SA): Tell us the story behind the genesis of this project. Joel (JQ): Well it pretty much started a few years ago. I collect records, Filipino records mainly. So I put together some of the “danciest” Filipino records that I had, which were from…

FLYING IPIS in L.A. | This SATURDAY, March 12th! | SXSW Fundraiser

#LAGiveIpisAChance ONE NIGHT ONLY!

Join Super Astig Blog & LockedDown Entertainment for this private in-studio gig with the FLYING IPIS band — all the way from Manila and en route to SXSW.

 

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The first show/set is at 9pm. The second show/set is at 11pm. Doors open 30 minutes before each show/set. Due to building fire codes, only 20 guests are allowed in-studio PER set.

All proceeds from ticket and merchandise sales benefit the band’s costs in traveling to SXSW.

TICKETS/TICKET PACKAGES:

$20 (admission only)
$30 (admission + CD)
$40 (admission + FLYING IPIS T-shirt OR Tote bag)
$50 (admission + CD + T-shirt OR Tote Bag)

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To purchase tickets to 9pm show (DOORS OPEN 8:30pm), click here.

To purchase tickets to 11pm show (DOORS OPEN 10:30pm), click here.

Online ticket sales only. No tickets will be sold at the door. Exact venue/studio location will be sent to ticket holders after their purchase is confirmed. Ticket holders can pick up merch at gig.


NO MEDIA OR PRESS PASSES. NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES. ALL SALES ARE FINAL.

 

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About FLYING IPIS:
Flying Ipis is an all-girl, garage punk rock quartet hailing from Manila, Philippines. Composed of Deng Garcia on vocals/guitars, Ymi Castel on guitars, Tanya Singh on bass, and Gaki Azurin on drums, the band’s notoriously cheeky name (“ipis” = “cockroach” in English) endeared them and their music to rising cult status. Originally formed in the corridors of an all-girl, Catholic high school, Flying Ipis debuted their music in the local circuit with THE FLYING EP in 2009.

In 2011, Flying Ipis formally joined LockedDown Entertainment, where they released their first full-length album, GIVE IPIS A CHANCE (2013) – which included their widely acclaimed singles, ‘Sssikreto’ and ‘Past is Past, Bitch!’ A cut from the same album, ‘This Song Is About You’ was a part of the soundtrack for the multi-awarded Cinemalaya film, ANG NAWAWALA (What Isn’t There, dir. Marie Jamora, 2012).

Known for their infectious, borderline dangerous, energy on stage, Flying Ipis successfully and consistently translates the palpable mania of their music from the studio to an audience of ranging scale. The band has opened for international acts Japandroids and Metric, played for local rock fests and festivals, notably the Oktoberfest, Fete de la Musique, and the Jack Daniel’s Indie Fest.

To check out their latest music & videos, visit their YouTube channel here

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Interview with Joel Quizon, Director of The Cotabato Sessions

Joel Quizon, Director of The Cotabato Sessions Good friend and DJ partner on the past Raket & Rambol performance, has a cool project coming out called “The Cotabato Sessions.” Joel is the director of the project and is working with world renowned composer / percussion,…

RAKENROL Benefit Screening (12/05/2013)

RAKENROL On December 5th, 2013 a benefit screening of RAKENROL went down in Los Angeles. The event was organized by Quark, the cool folks of Appleseed LA and the proprietors of this blog to raise funds for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in the…

Cypress Junkies at Stones Throw vs Beat Junkies Warehouse Party

Cypress Junkies Cypress Junkies is a DJ / percussion duo made up of percussionist Eric Bobo (Cypress Hill & Beastie Boys) and DJ Rhettmatic (Beat Junkies), hence where we get the name Cypress Junkies. Over the weekend, I checked them out at the Stones Throw…

Raket & Rambol: Audio Visions 1081 Magiks

Raket & Rambol Last Saturday (09/21/13), DJ JoelQuiz and I performed our “Raket & Rambol: Audio Visions 1081 Magiks” for Kularts’ Make Your Own Revolution: Fictions of Dictatorship event. Our performance took place at the legendary Bindlestiff Studio in the ever so vibrant and notorious…

Dead Man’s Party on a Saturday Night

With my regular Saturday night DJ gig canceled at the last minute, I find myself and a few friends at the Buccaneer Bar in the city of Sierra Madre on the outskirts of LA County. At the bar, there was a three piece band, playing…

Wasak Future

On my last trip to the PI, I had the pleasure of opening up for Manila’s very own dynamic DJ duo The Diegos. The venue was at this funky resto/bar/gallery/art space called Today x Future. The vibe of the place very much reminded me of…

Para kay E/Heads

Filipino indie rockers, The Eraserheads, emerged during (and for) a Philippines-based generation growing up in the aftermath of martial law. Growing up under two decades of violent government-based suppression, some of these “martial law babies” sought respite for their cultural and political exhaustion and found…