Nights at AMOS

As aforementioned in my previous post, I have been frequently watching a particular band, Layla. Well, in this post, I’ll be talking not just about them, but also the a couple of their gigs that I’ve attended as well as other bands that I got to watch together with them. 

Like I said before, they usually play in Amos Cafe Bar, which is actually a really great place to hang out and watch some bands. “Amos” stands for “Alternative Music is Our Source”, and they’ve been around ever since late last year. Their selection of bands isn’t all that bad either! There hasn’t been one time that I’ve been disappointed by their line-ups ;) 

The atmosphere is also great and it’s surprisingly very neat and tidy compared to most bars. There are three area there which is the lounge, the smoking area, and the bar itself. I don’t have any photos of the said places though, boohoo! :’( But I can assure you that it’s a nice place. The people are friendly, the food is good, and most importantly, the bathrooms are clean! Hahaha! No seriously though, you guys should check the place out :)

Cute wall ♥ And look! One of my favorite bands, the Rolling Stones! :D

Club Sandwich ~ ♥




I’m going to be blogging about a couple of nights I’ve went here, specifically last month, February 23 for AMOS Thursdays, and March 15 “15 comes before 16: A thanksgiving Gig” by Revolver Productions.

I will now give everyone a major face palm because I oh so intelligently forgot to charge my camera on both events, that’s why the photos I will be uploading are limited. *shoots self* I do hope you guys will enjoy this post though! :)

Continuing…here are some photos from AMOS Thursdays! (Feb 23) They usually hold gigs Thursday nights, and this is when Layla usually plays there along with other bands. But for now, photos!

This is one of the bands that performed that night, The Strangeness! You could click on the link for their facebook page. Check them out! :D


Presenting, their guitarist!


Sorry, I wasn’t really able to talk to them so I don’t really know their names, hahaha!


They are a band that plays garage rock music, but they played original compositions. I do remember them for being really energetic and lively on stage. And it also looked like they had a lot of fans that night, haha! 



Here’s another band, Silid. This is their vocalist/bassist :) (Hey, playing the bass and singing at the same time is sorta hard you know!)

 

This is the guitarist of Silid. I think I really should start talking to people there, hahaha!


I really liked this band too. They played really well. I don’t remember the title of their songs though, haha!

As for the second gig that I want to, “15 comes before 16”, they actually had a very well-known local band playing that night, Pedicab. And of course, they put on a really good show.

Here’s the event poster~

Pedicab’s vocalist, Diego Mapa.


Here’s Pedicab’s guitarist, Jason Caballa.


Their drummer, Mike Dizon.


RA Rivera on visuals/mastering…although I don’t really have a photo of him, LOL.


Of course who could forget, their keyboardist/synthesizer, Raimund Marasigan of Eraserheads! Yay!

Another band that played that night was Stela Mariz. If I remember correctly, they were one of the first bands that played that night. You could click on the link if you want to check out their music! :)

Here are some photos of Stela Mariz!

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But of course, this post wouldn’t go without photos of Layla! 

So here comes the stalker shots! LOL

Catch Layla on Facebook for updates about them and their upcoming gigs!

Also I hope you guys liked the other pages I mentioned above too :)

Here are some of the links~ (plugging time!)

Amos Cafe Bar

The Strangeness

Silid

Pedicab

Raimund Marasigan

Stela Mariz

Thank you for reading :)

To close this post, here’s an outfit shot, hahaha!

LAYLA MUSIKA

For one of my first posts, I am going to write about a band I’ve been stalking watching for some time now, Layla

I’ve known the members for quite a some time now since we all go to the same school (University of Santo Tomas). Also because their bassist, Paolo, is my…ahem, my boyfriend. Even though he is my boyfriend, I’m not their fan just because of that reason, but because I really do enjoy their music.

If any of you are familiar with bands such as Toe or Minus the Bear, then you might be interested in this group! 

This is a bit of information from their facebook page:

Layla [Lie-La], consists of four members that are driven by their urge to experiment and explore other genres. Despite their different influences, they managed to fuse the styles of each of their influences to produce the music that satisfies their ears.




Their genres consist of post and experimental rock. They first played at the Poveda Fair last year on March 2011, and they have been performing in different gigs since that day. Soon to follow were much more exciting shows which I often went to whenever I had free time. At first they only covered a few select songs, namely from Toe, Copeland, Minus the Bear, and The Killers, because they still didn’t have their original compositions during the time that they were starting; although their covers were already really good. 

They usually play at Amos Cafe Bar, located in Quezon City, wherein the managers of the establishment often get them to perform whenever they can. So far they’ve been playing there almost monthly (probably even weekly) and have always put on a good show. Oh, and just a small tid bit, Amos often has an awesome roster of bands who play whenever there’s an event. Trust me, I haven’t been disappointed yet, and the place is also a very cool place to hang out and chill with your friends. (And the food’s good too, hihi!)

What I can say though is that even if I wasn’t in a relationship with the bassist, I would still be one of their fans. Besides the fact that they’re all very talented, they are also really nice people who are both friendly and humble. Never once have I heard them talk about doing this for the sake of fame, instead they do it just for fun and for the sake of their art, which is music. A very admirable characteristic right? 

I do hope you guys would take a look at their page and listen to their songs, they’re really worth the time :) 

And now, the photos!

Jonathan (drums)

Stephen (Vocals/Guitar)

Otep (Guitar)


Paolo (bass)




Here are some videos of them performing their original songs! You could check out their Youtube Channel~ Just click the links below!

LAYLA - “Carnivale” LIVE @ Amos Cafe

This one is their most liked songs.

LAYLA - “Charmed” LIVE @ Amos Cafe 

My personal favorite of theirs ;)

LAYLA - “Sunshine” LIVE @ Amos Cafe

And while you’re at it, might as well listen to them here too for a recorded version of “Carnivale`” LAYLA on Reverbnation

Thanks for reading~!