Throw: 2nd Album Out Soon!
I heard a lot about pioneering Philippines punk bands who are still gigging 20 odd years after their golden era in the mid-80s, and the stories are not good.
These reports and rumours painted the veterans as violent elitists drunken chaos punks, wrecking shows and venues all over Manila; with most of them keeping distance from the younger scenesters. I won’t mention names as I myself have never met these people, but they are members of bands who I used to worship back in the ol’ TRC days.
That said, I do believe there are still a few surviving old bands from Manila that are beyond cool, and one of them is THROW.
THROW rose from the ashes of my foremost favourite Pinoy Punk band, THE DEAD ENDS. It features Al Dimalanta, the singer and guitarist; who along with his now deceased brother Jay and friends turned Manila into one of the earliest active and vibrant Southeast Asian punk scenes ever. Dead Ends released four albums from 1985 to 1997, and they rocked my world.
I’ve just heard THROW is now planning to release their 2nd album, and unlike many other veterans from there, it’s gonna be a DIY release too!. I sure do hope I’ll get myself a copy. And Kid! If you’re reading, please pass me the 1st album please!! It’s been years, boss!!
Those who are interested to hear great Pinoy Punk/HC from the 80s, and there are tonnes of downloadable Dead Ends mp3s too, go here:
get your arses slamming to great DEAD ENDS here: fan page @ myspace
Details of the THROW album launch in Manila below:
The Manila Independent Music
in cooperation with Row4
KEEPING THE FAITH
(Throw Album Launch)
sharing the party are these fine bands:
– TAME THE TIKBALANG
– THE GO SIGNALS
– MUSIC FRONT
– THE BEAUTY OF DOUBT
July 12, 2008 (Saturday) @ 8pm
Center For Arts
Timog Avenue Quezon City (near GMA7)
Gate: Php 50