I started this blog in January because of my passion for music and photography. Now, after six months and with the help of my awesome friends from LA and Manila, we've managed to cover so many amazing shows. We've still got a looong way to go, of course, and a long list of artists we want to see. For now, here's a short recap of Restless Cities' 2012 coverage so far!
Kat, you’ve been doing art for how long now? I’ve been painting and making things since I was a kid but maybe around five years if you want to consider art-making in terms of formal learning. Why the delayed solo? When I was given a chance to do a solo show, I felt lucky but, at the same time, felt sheltered, and I wasn’t sure if I really had something to say, so I went out of my way to experience a bit of life. When I got laid off... Read The Rest →
The phrase "profound sadness" may be vehemently unbearable for some people but it seems to have been invented for bands like Death Cab for Cutie. So as expected, Attraction Reaction's Death Cab for Cutie night was a bittersweet blow to the skinny-jeaned crowd who all went through puberty quoting The Gospel According to Ben Gibbard and were guilty of putting a Death Cab lyric as a blog bio or status update once or twice in their online lives.
Toro Y Moi finally played in Manila on February 15, 2012. We've got an exclusive interview coming up, but for now, enjoy these fantastic photos from the show by Carina Santos.
Your grandparents will probably hate these two music videos directed by Bob Lyren. Cool grandparents (and parents) aside, Bob Lyren’s approximation of The Strangeness and Wilderness’s music, like two hulking figures hiding in a misty forest, feature images that range from the disturbing to just batshit insane.
Hump day will be the bane of our existence. It’s the middle of the work week — the weekend is almost there, but it still feels a million miles away. Good thing there’s free shows all over the metro to give us that little push that we all need to make it through. For this specific Wednesday, “I’LL DO IT LATERR. ..” at B-Side in Makati was definitely our best bet for a midweek slack-off fest. Featuring local bands such as Similar Objects, Bee Eyes, Sell Our Door, and the... Read The Rest →