Category Archives: Uncategorized

TFM’s April Play Guide for Theater Fans Like You and Me

Satisfy your theater cravings this summer.

Here are some theater productions happening this April, courtesy of Theater Fans in Manila!

NEAR YET FAR, FAR YET NEARNear Yet Far, Far Yet Near - April 11

Venue: Dito: Bahay ng Sining

Run: Today! 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM

Theater Company: Ikarus

Lead Actors: Jerome Flor as Poet/Narrator

10 Questions: Guelan Luarca as Ben and Claire (TBA)

One Rainy Evening in April: Trency Caga-anan as Frances and Tarek El Tayech as Joseph

Playwrights: 10 Questions Written by Paolo Apagalang and One Rainy Evening in April Written by Enrique Estagle

Director: Paolo Apagalang

Ticket Prices: P350

How to Get Tickets: Contact BJ at 0906 424 1107

10 Questions. The year is 2010. The place, Manila, the Philippines. Enter Ben: a quiet, reserved, conservative guy. And Claire: a quirky, fun loving free spirit. They would’ve been perfect for each other. But they can’t exactly be romantic because their best friends have just split up. Or can they? The two start chatting one night. They start playing 10 questions. What happens now? In a tale of friendship, loyalty, romance, happiness, awkwardness and everything in between, how does one answer the question of: “What is love?”

One Rainy Evening in April. Watch this play if you’ve ever thought of saying something to someone you love/used to love, but ended up not saying it. Or saying something different. Yeah, we’re going to make you cry.


 RUN FOR YOUR WIFE

Run for your Wife - April 10

Venue: Onstage Theater, Greenbelt 1

Run: April 10-May 3 (Fridays-Sundays)

Theater Company: Repertory Philippines

Director: Miguel Faustmann

Lead Actors: Jamie Wilson, Goldie Soon, Mikkie Bradshaw, Jeremy Domingo, Paul Holme, James Stacey, Steven Conde, and Mara Javier

Ticket Prices: P600, P500, P400

How to Get Tickets: Call 843-3570 or Ticketworld at 891-9999 / ticketworld.com.ph

The story of London cab driver John Smith, with two wives, two lives and a very precise schedule for juggling them both. With one wife at home in Streatham and another at home in Wimbledon, and with occupants of the flat upstairs at the latter location.

Trouble brews when Smith is mugged and ends up in hospital, where both of his addresses surface, causing both the Streatham and Wimbledon police to investigate. Having upset his schedule, Smith becomes hopelessly entangled in his attempts with his lazy layabout neighbour upstairs in Wimbledon, to explain himself to his wives and two suspicious police officers.


KABALINTUNAAN

Kabalintunaan

Venue: APC Auditorium (3 Humabon Place, Magallanes, Makati City)

Run: April 14, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Theater Company: Teatre Phileo

Playwright: Rogelio Braga

Directors: Wisdom Miuceros and Cled Laranang

Ticket Prices: Blank-ticket (any amount you deem necessary)

How to Get Tickets: Call Wisdom at 0926 187 1625

Kabalintunaan is a twin-bill play production, which is composed of “Ang Mga Mananahi” and “So Sanggibo A Ranon Na Piyatay O Satiman A Tadman”, both written by Mr. Rogelio Braga (a writer, essayist, and playwright based in Manila). These two stories both aim to raise awareness about the lives of Moros, Meranaos, Bangsa Moros, and Muslims in our country.

Notes: Ang aming malilikom na kita mula sa dulaang ito ay ihahandog namin sa Health Organization of Mindanao (HOM) – isang lokal na organisasyon mula sa lungsod ng Cotabato na may layuning mapaunlad ang kalusugan at kapakanan ng ating mga kababayang Pilipino, lalung-lalo na sa mga apektadong komunidad, sa kusang-loob na batayan.


Ouroboros: Mga Pananalamin at Panganganino

Ouroboros

Venue: Teatro Hermogenes Ylagan (THY), Faculty Center, UP Diliman, Quezon City

Run: April 17, 7p.m., April 18-19 (2 p.m. and 7 p.m.)

Theater Company: UP Dulaang Laboratoryo

Directors and Choreographers: Jon Abella, Al Garcia, Stephen Vinas, Dexter M. Santos

How to Get Tickets: Contact Camille Guevara at 0917 823 9531 or dupguevara@gmail.com, or the Dulaang UP office at 981-8500 loc 2449 / 433-7840 (look for Camille Guevara or Samanta Clarin)

The show features plays that mirror human’s rituals of introspection and (re)discovery:

Ang Ahas (Alexander Cortez’ translation of Jean Claude Van Itallie’s The Serpent), a ceremony of sin, violence, greed, lust, and human desires;

Para Sa Mga Babaeng Manlalakbay na Nagtangkang Magpatiwakal Habang Nasa Daan Patungo Sa Bahaghari (Joi Barrios’ adaptation of Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls Who Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf), a tribute to seven women in a journey to their dreams and horrors; and

Ang Sopranong Kalbo (Rolando Tinio’s Filipino translation of Donald M. Allen’s English translation of Eugene Ionesco’s The Bald Soprano), a sojourn to a series of nonsensical life events.


MAD ABOUT MOZART: SEX, SEDUCTION, DEATH, AND TRANSCENDENCEMad About Mozart

Venue: Opera Haus (3657 Bautista St. Palanan, Makati)

Run: April 22, 7 p.m.

Theater Company: Philippine Opera Company

Musical Direction: Jon Meer Vera Perez

Director: Floy Quintos

Performers: Karla Gutierrez, Tricia Amper Jimenez, Lorraine Lisen, Joseleo Logdat, Bernadette Mamauag, Krissan Manikan, Gabri Dolor Panlilio, Nomer Son, Jurgen Unterburg with RankOne guest performers Christine Crame, Anton Ferrer, Wesley Pereira, Jon Meer Vera Perez, Stephanie Reese, and Jonathan Wagner

How to Get Tickets: Call the Philippine Opera Company at 822 9609 / 0917 527 2880

MAD ABOUT MOZART: SEX, SEDUCTION, DEATH, AND TRANSCENDENCE will present excerpts from the seminal operas and oratorios of Mozart integrated with dance, stream of consciousness narrative, and mixed media. All performers – singers, dancers, actors, and musicians – will be integrated with the audience for an all-immersive 360-degree black box theatre experience. Mozart’s music is alternatingly sacred and profane, exploring the perennial conflict between the id, the ego, and the super ego. Ultimately, the programming of the scenes will demonstrate that we can attain a state of classical ‘balance’ and inner peace by exploring the layered dimensions of dark and light.


KARITAS AT DAMASO X ISANG MAGSASAKA

Karitas at Damaso

Venue: Bulwagang Tandang Sora, CSWCD

Run: April 24 and 26 (7pm), April 25, 27, May 1 (3 p.m. and 7 p.m.)

Theater Company: The UP Repertory Company
Directors: Dax Carnay and Eshei Mesina

Ticket Prices: P140 (students), P200 (regular)

How to Get Tickets: Call Mara at 0917 852 8950

This summer, The UP Repertory Company will take you in on a party with ravaged personas lingering in the darkness behind church doors and beyond the forests. No other party this summer will drive you as wild as KARITAS AT DAMASO X ISANG MAGSASAKA, an all-new twin-bill production featuring the works of two prolific playwrights from the UP College of Arts and Letters, Professor Reuel Aguila and U.Z. Eliserio, and their amusing take on Philippine culture and history:

U.Z. Eliserio’s KARITAS AT DAMASO is a musical satire about fanaticism in four devout Catholics- a priest, two nuns, and a lady – who unravel certain experiences in sin and sex in an action-filled battle of faith and wits.

ISANG MAGSASAKA by Reuel Aguila is a Palanca-award winning play that tells one violent incident through three different narratives, a testament that reality is indeed painted in multicolor and shades of gray.

In its 43rd Year of Service to Philippine Theater, we bring you a musical celebration of the lives of the common woman and man that aims to liberate minds, question the authorities, and rock the system. Under the direction of two of its prized alumni, Dax Carnay and Eshei Mesina, the UP Repertory Company takes you into these two tales of struggle in an entertaining romp of music, wit and tragedy- a summer party you’ll never forget!


Broadway Open Mic

Broadway Open Mic

Venue: DITO: Bahay ng Sining (J. Molina Street, 1807, Marikina City)

Run: April 25, 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Company: DITO and Sixteen Bars

Ticket Prices: P150 door charge plus a free drink and a song slot; P 50 per additional song slot

Contact: 0922 870 2145; 0922 872 0651; 0923 224 4707; 0915 502 1497

Want to belt out your favorite broadway song? Then make sure to be at DITO: Bahay ng Sining on April 25 (Saturday). Be ready with a music sheet of your choice or notify Sixteen Bars before the event about what song you’re singing so the pianist can assist you in finding the music sheet.


SABEL, Love and Passion: A Musical Theater Production (World Premier Gala)

IMG_20150411_001756

Venue: The Theatre at Solaire

Run: April 30 (Thursday), 8 p.m.

Theater Company: FRStage, Inc. Production

Presenters: BenCab Art Foundation and Sureste Properties, Inc.

Direction, Book and Lyrics: Freddie Santos

Music and Musical Direction: Louie Ocampo

Actors: Iza Calzado, The Philippine Ballet Theater, Audie Gemora, Aicelle Santos, Bo Cerrudo, Tonette Taus, Timmy Pavino, and Tippy Dos Santos

How to Get Tickets: Stay tuned for further updates

For many years, Sabel served as a major recurring subject in many of National Artist Benedicto Cabrera (BenCab)’s works. Sabel, Love and Passion: A Musical Theater Production will be a highlight of BenCab’s celebrates 50 years of his artistry. This historic new musical theater production will showcase the musical genius of Louie Ocampo, with the direction, book and lyrics of Freddie Santos. Starring actress Iza Calzado and the Philippine Ballet Center, Sabel, Love and Passion will be joined by both respectable and promising theater performers to date. Among them are Audie Gemora, Aicelle Santos, Bo Cerrudo, Tonette Taus, Timmy Pavino, and Tippy Dos Santos!

So don’t miss out on these great shows!

Take your pick and have a happy #TFMWeekend!


Theater Fans in Manila

Stay tuned for everything theater from Theater Fans in Manila! Follow and/or like them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!


Meanwhile, for photo and video updates from http://www.reverbmanila.com, please follow #ReverbManila via Tumblr, and via Facebook,Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube! 

Advertisements

Satchmi Vinyl Day 2015, don’t forget!

Attention all vinyl fans and music lovers!

Get ready for an epic Saturday with Satchmi!

Here are the discounts you can avail of at the #SatchmiVinylDay2015 tomorrow:

Plus the awesome lineup of artists who’ll be playing at the Bonifacio High Street Ampitheater:

See you there!

Stay tuned for more announcements and updates from Satchmi.

Follow and/or like them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!


Meanwhile, photos and video updates will soon be uploaded here and on Tumblr, and via Facebook,Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube! Search and use the hashtag Reverb Manila | #ReverbManila.

Your April Guide to Great Gigs Around the Metro

Happy Easter, everyone!

Gigs-Reverb-Manila

April has just begun, and your favorite bars and artists are back to regular programming.

Don’t miss out! Check posters below for more deets!

12 Monkeys Music Hall and Pub

5th Floor, Century City Mall, Kalayaan Ave., Makati

12 Monkeys

Route196 Bar

196-A Katipunan Avenue Extension, Blue Ridge AQuezon City, Philippines

Route 196 Bar

The 70’s Bistro

#46 Anonas Street, Project 2, Quezon City, Philippines

70s Bistro

Aracama

Unit C-1 The Fort Entertainment Center, BGC, Taguig, Philippines

Aracama

19East Bar

Km. 19, East Service Road, Sucat, Muntinlupa City

19East

Saguijo Bar and Cafe

7612 Guijo Street, San Antonio Village, Makati

Saguijo

Good night!

#ReverbManila

Crafternoons with Reverb Manila: Do-It-Yourself Easter Egg Painting Made Fun

I’ve always wanted to document my artsy impulses just because I feel that, for how many years now, my creativity doesn’t often come around whenever I want it to. Now I have the means and this website to record my progress, expect to see a lot of posts like this one I’m sharing with you today.

Easter-Sunday-Reverb-Manila-Easter-Eggs

I eased through my Easter Sunday afternoon bonding with mom and brother bear, and this is our version of Easter Egg painting!

Before we proceed, here’s a little trivia on Easter Eggs:

Eggs connote fertility and rebirth. For Christians, right around the Easter season, Easter eggs (also called Paschal eggs) symbolize Jesus’s empty tomb. The egg is akin to the stone of a tomb, which from within emerges Jesus, who has risen from the dead. The egg  hatches to bring about life. So that is why the Easter egg is a reminder that Jesus is alive! And that every year, children and their families celebrate Easter Sunday with Easter Egg hunting.

So what did we use? Everything we can find in the house.

Easter-Sunday-Reverb-Manila

Easter-Sunday-Reverb-Manila-Watercolor

Scratch paper, pencil, watercolor, paint brushes, palette, cotton, water, scissors, eggs, and old newspaper

Easter-Sunday-Reverb-Manila-Eggs1. Boil the eggs to be used; layer them in a pot with cold water, and bring it to a boil.

2. It should cook for 1-2 minutes.

3. Remove the pot from the oven and let the water cool down. It should be done after 15 minutes.

4. The eggs are now ready. Get a cloth to wipe them dry.

5. Lay all your art materials on your working desk.

6. If you’re as OC as my brother, a piece of paper and pencil will come in handy if you want to sketch your design first. But trust me, you end up painting random strokes anyway since the brushes we have are not small enough to create thinner, more precise strokes. Sometimes, it’s better not to overthink it.

7. Choose your water colors and start squeezing small amounts onto your palette.

8. Make sure to have a cup of water so you can easily clean  your brushes and/or mix the colors you have chosen.

Easter-Sunday-Reverb-Manila-Used-Paint-Brushes9. Some use cotton to dab the color onto the egg. The technique is to just be creative and paint away!

10. Let the paint dry.

11. Cut strips of old newspaper to make it look like twigs. Voila, you now have a nest! (as seen in topmost image)

12. Arrange the Easter eggs the way you want them.

13. And don’t forget to take photos!

Easter-Sunday-Reverb-Manila-Egg1

Easter-Sunday-Reverb-Manila-Easter-Egg4

Easter-Sunday-Reverb-Manila-Egg5

Easter-Sunday-Reverb-Manila-Egg3

Easter-Sunday-Reverb-Manila-Egg2

Easter-Sunday-Reverb-Manila-Easter-Eggs-Line

We’re giving these out to the little kids who’ll pass by the store.

Happy Easter, everyone!

Who is this New Pinoy Character in Tekken 7?

I’ve never quite understood why there’s so much hype going on about this new character in Tekken 7, but after watching this trailer, now I know why.

Namco Bandai Producer Katsuhiro Harada introduced her during Tekken’s 20th Anniversary via Nico Video last week as Josie Rizal.

What do we know about Josie Rizal?

1. She is the first character in the Tekken franchise to be from the Philippines.

2. She considers the Philippines’ National Hero Dr. Jose P. Rizal as her idol.

3. Armed with a sad back story, Josie specializes in Eskrima and Kick Boxing.

4. The character was designed by Mari Shimazaki, who is also the lead character designer for the Bayonetta series.

5. Her outfit resembles the colors of the Philippine flag.

6. She joins the returning characters Jin Kazama and Devil Jin.

Tekken 7 Josie Rizal Reverb Manila While a lot of us who practically grew up playing Tekken find this story amusing, I also can’t help but wonder what image Josie Rizal may be projecting to today’s generation. I don’t want to come across like someone who’s overreading the fictional character, but really: What impression could Josie Rizal make about our country or Dr. Jose Rizal? Naturally, a springboard of comments surfaced. According to posts from Attack of the Fan Boy and Rappler, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) commented that Josie Rizal’s name is much too close to Dr. Jose Rizal. The suggestion is to retain the character, but change the name. Despite mixed reactions, a lot of Filipino fans generally love the idea of a Filipino character in the franchise, so Harada is not too keen on the few negative feedback Josie Rizal is getting. However, updates on Harada’s social media account reveal that in case the issue doesn’t die down, Josie might just get booted out entirely, rather than they change the name. Well, I hope not. Let’s see what happens in the coming days. I just find it hard to associate Josie with Jose P. Rizal, or the Philippines. Except for the allusion of the name, the colors of her outfit and perhaps her skin color, Josie doesn’t scream Pinoy to me. Maybe that’s just me. Well, she is fictional, after all. On a much lighter note, I think the fighting game creators have made a wonderful gesture of representing the Philippines in the gaming community through a popular video game such as Tekken. Arigatou Gozaimasu, Bandai Namco!

Holy Week 2015 Reflections

Dear Father, Mother, Brother, Sister, Friend, Enemy, Lover, Stranger,

I may not know you (yet), but I am writing to you because I love you enough to honestly remind you that you are not alone. Believe that whatever suffering or pain you are going through, you definitely can and will get through it.

Every day, we wake up to beautiful mornings, eager to start anew. Some say a prayer. Some prepare for work or school. Some collect garbage every morning; some tend someone else’s garden, while some sing, or dance, or write. No matter what we do, every day we get ready to change the world in ways we can. But we are also not perfect because no matter how good our intentions may be, we stumble, or get judged for the things we do or fail to do.

Many times, you will feel alone even when you’re surrounded by people whom you think you can deeply rely on, but more often you forget who doesn’t leave, discriminate, hate, or judge you. We forget that He, who sacrificed Himself for you and me, is just a prayer away. While we, along with everyone He saved, are too consumed in all these earthly desires that we fail to see His hands reaching out like the horizon, to feel His overflowing love.

Hebrews 103536

So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what He has promised. -Hebrews 10:35-36

Remember that all these misfortunes do not last, but His Love does. Jesus’ suffering was too painful for any ordinary human to endure, but there He was, carrying the cross, with all of our sins to bear.

So just remembering how He experienced all of our pain makes it alright to be human and go cry about all the sad, miserable things we are currently going through, but do be careful not let your tears wash away your confidence. After these tears have been emptied from your tear ducts, His will shall be much clearer than ever before. Naturally, you will get up on your two feet, emerge anew, and pursue your passions and dreams.

Persevere because at the end of every tunnel, there is this light – His eternal promise just waiting to be received and fulfilled. Don’t lose sight of His will for you – for us.

What are your #HolyWeekReflections?

With Love,

Reverb Manila

Thank you, MuteMath!

Thank you so much, MuteMath (Church Simplified and Bonifacio High Street) for giving the Philippines a soul-electrifying show to remember, and Todd Gummerman, for handing me the setlist. My heart melted! #OMG #LastConcertSyndrome

IMG_20150402_175801[1]

We, your fans, are definitely looking forward to your next concert here in Manila! Soon, please!

Paul Meany's Acrobatics.

My current Last Concert Syndrome. MuteMath’s Paul Meany and his intense acrobatics onstage involved wild handstands and piano-playing during the set. The crowd went wilder!


Stay tuned for more of Mutemath’s signature crowdsurfing, handstanding craziness captured in photos and videos soon here and on Tumblr. Search and hashtag Reverb Manila | #ReverbManila via Facebook,Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

Meanwhile, for more of MuteMath, their music, and their day-to-day musings, visit mutemath.com and mutefuckingmath.tumblr.com. Search @mutemath @paulmeany @dkthedrummer on social media.

Who’s Ready for Satchmi Vinyl Day 2015?

VinylDayWho’s ready for #SatchmiVinylDay2015?  We all are!

We are just a week (and a few days) away from experiencing one epic Saturday with friends, music lovers, crate diggers, and vinyl enthusiasts! A penchant for something old and something new, I can’t wait to spend my April 11 hanging out with good old friends, churning out some #SaturdayNightFeels, as we listen to great music and create new memories together.

In partnership with Jam 88.3 and ETC, I’m pretty sure Satchmi will celebrate its third Vinyl Day with pure goodness for all its followers – and for the love of music and vinyl – on April 11 (Saturday) from 3 PM ’til 12 midnight at the Bonifacio High Street Ampitheater! Third time’s the charm, so are we to expect anything new this year?

Get these! Dig through 1000 records on sale, get 20% off on new records, 30% off on vintage records, 40% off on indie records, and 20% off on Motorinos! Plus, enjoy other cool finds, treats and drinks, and of course, fresh new sounds brought to you by some of today’s relevant OPM artists, such as: Imago, BP Valenzuela, Ourselves the Elves, among many, many more!

I don’t need to show you Satchmi’s latest teaser to persuade you any further, but I’m sharing it anyway. Just ‘cos it’s cool! From Serious Studio:

And here is what we just missed last year:

And the year before that… (Too bad I missed Identikit!)

And oh, did I forget to mention the concert’s absolutely free for everyone? Yes! This is one night of vinyl and music we definitely can’t afford to miss! 

Stay tuned for more announcements and updates from Satchmi. Follow/like them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!


Meanwhile, photos and video updates will soon be uploaded here and on Tumblr, and via Facebook,Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube! Search and use the hashtag Reverb Manila | #ReverbManila.

MuteMath and Kye Kye LIVE in Manila

Kye Kye and Mutemath

If you’re not planning any out-of-town trips this Holy Week, head on to the Bonifacio High Street Ampitheater on March 31 (Tuesday) and April 5 (Easter Sunday) to catch two great artists MuteMath and Kye Kye perform LIVE, all thanks to Bonifacio High Street and Church Simplified.


MUTEMATH

MuteMath is a Grammy-nominated American alternative rock band that started in 2003, composed Paul Meany as the frontman (vocals and keyboards), Roy Mitchell-Cardenas (bass), Todd Gummerman (guitar), and Darren King (drums).

I’m particularly hooked on MuteMath’s Blood Pressure. I wonder if this, and Typical, are going to be part of their setlist on Tuesday:

Now I’ve lived through my share of misfortune and I’ve worked in the blazing sun. But how long should it take somebody before they can be someone.


Kye Kye

Meanwhile, Oregon-based quartet Kye Kye started in 2010. Fronted by singer Olga Yagolnikov, Kye Kye’s music is an infusion of indie, organic, alternative and electronic beats that make their sound such an easy listen.

Here’s a video clip of Kye Kye’s Honest Affections from the band’s second album “Fantasize”:

My heart was always made to be still to wait because you promised you’d save it.


For more deets on how you can score tickets to the concerts for FREE, visit Church Simplified and Bonifacio High Street on Facebook. #ReverbManila #ILoveBHS #CSWalkway




Stay tuned for photos and video updates soon here and on Tumblr. Search and hashtag Reverb Manila | #ReverbManila via Facebook,Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

11 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Have Missed Up Dharma Down’s Concert (Part 1 of 2)

“Favors in reverse. Songs are unrehearsed. When I get through this. I hope I get through you.”

11 | Eleven years of Up Dharma Down and counting.

Practically today’s most relevant and current OPM group that rose to the top of the Philippine music industry as an independent band (with a natural flair for experimental, pop, and electronic rock) since they started in 2003, Up Dharma Down (UDD) [@uddofficial] has always been about pushing the boundaries when it comes to their craft. And after so many years, the much-awaited finally surfaced last March 21, 2015 on this very stage, in a surreal kind of way.

Reverb Manila UDD Minutes before the Show
Dharma Lights x Music Museum. Beautiful stage taken minutes before the concert.

UDD’s concert titled Dharma Lights: The Illumination of Up Dharma Down’s Music at the Music Museum celebrates 11 years of their beautiful journey as Up Dharma Down. UDD is thankful for all these years they’ve stuck together, and to the Dharmalites who have supported them through and through.

10 | It’s the best eargasmic OPM concert experience ever. Ever.

Up Dharma Down's Armi Millare (Vocalist, Keyboard), Carlos Tanada (Lead Guitar). Paul Yap (Bass), and Ean ()
Up Dharma Down. Armi Millare (Vocalist, Keyboards), Carlos Tanada (Lead Guitar, Synths, Samples). Paul Yap (Bass, Synth, Backup Vocals), and Ean Mayor (Drums, Synths, Samples)

I myself had never seen UDD live until that night, so my expectations prior to the show were based on how I’ve seen them on YouTube. The first note in Turn it Well got me instantly. I knew from there on the show was going to be amazing. I don’t know how they do it, but there’s just a lot of things going on with each song, and all these elements sound so delicious altogether. I can’t fully describe what I felt about the whole UDD experience. Perhaps it’s like I’ve fallen in love again; only this time, there is no heartbreak.

9 | Armi’s sexy #LittleSortofBacklessBlackDress #OOTD.

Armi Millare and her fashion statement.
OOTD. Armi Millare rocks in a little, sort of backless, black dress, her Nord keyboard, and her cute, awkward smile.

Clad in her version of a little, sort of backless, black dress, accentuating her dope Nord keyboard even further, Armi was (and I don’t mean to sound like a perv) just so darn hot and beautiful. That night, she became my ultimate #girlcrush.

8 | So, Oo was in their set list.

“Di mo lang alam, naiisip kita. Baka sakali lang maisip mo ako.”

Everyone can relate to Oo. UDD has gained a massive, organic following ever since the single took off and became the Philippines’ national anthem for the brokenhearted #PambansangAwitngMgaSawi.

7 |  And Tadhana, too!

March 21, 2015. Up Dharma Down's first concert at the Music Museum.
Feel the Love. Dharmalites sing along to Tadhana!

“Ba’t ‘di pa sabihin ang hindi mo maamin. Ipa-uubaya na lang ba ‘to sa hangin.”

You’ve heard Tadhana featured as OST to some mainstream TV series and, very recently, that CinemaOne Originals indie movie That Thing Called Tadhana; once again proving countless times that UDD’s got hugot resonating all over the mainstream airwaves, spreading like wildfire.

Here’s an 90%-ish complete footage of Tadhana:

To be continued. Stay tuned for photos and video updates soon here and on Tumblr. Search and hashtag Reverb Manila | #ReverbManila via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

Meanwhile, for more of Up Dharma Down, their music, and their day-to-day musings, visit updharmadown.com and armimillare.com. Search @uddofficial @armimillare @carlostanada7 @eanmayor @polyap on social media.