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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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Taken by Cars: Abduction Tour L.A.



Rock n Roll Research

One of the most rewarding aspects of writing a book on popular music is that checking out gigs becomes a form of field research. And while I’ve enjoyed every moment of “research” that’s brought me to the far-flung sides of Makati (Saguijo, B-Side), Kati Ave. (Route 169), and even up the mountains into Baguio (R.I.P. Ayuyang Bar), it’s been even more exciting to be able to help bring a little bit of the Manila indie rock scene’s energy back home to the U.S., to share with stateside friends, musicians, and audiences.

TAKEN BY CARS at SXSW
Next week, the electro-pop quintet Taken by Cars will be the first-ever band from the Philippines to play on the stages of South by Southwest, a festival of incomparable indie gold status. Not since The Eraserheads’ 1999 win of an MTV Moon Man has such an air of pride and prestige swept over the world of Philippine indie rock. Responding to recent declarations that the archipelagic capital city’s indie music scene is “dead,” I tend to differ that perhaps, in growing older, the scene and its bands are also growing out, setting sights on bigger stages, and moving towards an afterlife beyond solely their hometown breeding grounds.

Beyond TFC and Eat Bulaga
Unlike other Asian counterparts such as J-Pop or K-Pop, Pinoy/OPM indie rock has yet to see a surging and successful crossover into U.S. pop culture. You can blame it on a number of factors—American ignorance and amnesia about its former colony, Filipino invisibility and low production value—but, in our many conversations on music & culture during long drives, the husband and I always return to the lack of knowledge (and, therefore, sharing) by Filipino Americans of what’s really going down in modern-day Philippine culture (outside of TFC and “Eat Bulaga”).

TAKEN BY CARS in L.A 3/16
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Therefore, in its ongoing effort to
a) further a project of “knowing history, knowing self” for Filipinos in the U.S. and

b) share the latest & greatest of Philippine contemporary culture with the world, Super Astig Productions (in conjunction with Party Bear Productions) brings to you the L.A. edition of TAKEN BY CARS.

Join us Friday, March 16th at Mr. T’s Bowl (Highland Park, CA) for a special one-night only event with all proceeds benefiting the band’s costs in traveling to SXSW.

Tickets:
$10 (admission + TbC CD)
$30 (admission + TbC CD and limited edition t-shirt).

On sale now at:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/233096

Taken by Cars “Dualist” CD

Taken by Cars Abduction Tour Limited Edition T-shirt

– Christine

Related links:

Taken by Cars on iTunes