At a time when music and rock ‘n’ roll coverage needs it the most, BANDS has once again raised the bar. Running through the heart of our latest issue—featuring an exclusive interview with cover artist SLAPSHOCK—is the central theme of creation. Slapshock has truly hit upon the recipe for success. And with a new album "Kinse Kalibre" now available, the band is not content to rest on its laurels yet…
BANDS’ editor Jayson E. Paor looks back as BANDS Magazine celebrates its 5th Anniversary issue.
“When BANDS first rolled off the press five years ago, I had no idea what was in store. All I knew was BANDS was born with nothing more than faith and love on the scene, that the new generation was hungry looking for new, great bands, and that we saw the need for a magazine that would explore the passions and insights of the exciting world of the band scene. Nothing more, nothing less.
Sure, five years of BANDS existence may not have built many pyramids, or carved a very big swath of the Grand Canyon, but when you know you’re part of the exhilarating times for rock ‘n’ roll and in a way you are chronicling the scene, that already in itself, is success.
Isn’t it amazing that BANDS is so important, and so necessary, and has successfully established its mark in the local music biz today?
BANDS has become the ‘Philippines’ best music guide to bands’ with its responsible and fresh features, most requested songs, compelling and unbiased lists and exclusive cover interviews, and profiles of today’s top and new and upcoming music stars. Props to BANDS’ ‘Keep looking, don’t settle’ philosophy. Plus, all’s fair in love and war. Possibly.
Where other magazines are disappearing, we’re thriving. Good music will prevail.
In honor of our 5th Anniversary issue, we thank you all for hanging with us during the good and even the bad times. Most of all, thank you for letting us do what we so enjoy doing.
At BANDS, we promise we are not going anywhere; instead we will continue to grow and get better each and every issue. So where do we go from here after this? Well, much like the day the first issue of BANDS rolled off the press, I think I know, but I couldn't be so sure. But one thing is certain. The best is, without a doubt, yet to come.”
SLAPSHOCK: BACK IN BUSINESS
Photographed by Darrel Pobre. Styling by Ian Cartalaba and Moki Ramos. Grooming by Katchie Mejias.
Jackets, shirts and pants by Dickies.
Listen to: Slapshock's "Ngayon Na"
THE 2011 BANDS COOL LIST
GIMME FIVE: Hooray for BANDS 5th Anniversary Issue.
THE CLASSIFICATION OF GOOD AND BAD MUSIC: Your favorite musicians and artists speak out.
KALIGTA: NO PRETENSE
MIKE CHAN: FLAME BURNS BRIGHTER
THE BANDS SPOT: All Time Low touchdown in Manila.
THE UNMASKING OF LIGHT OF LUNA
BANDS RECOMMENDED PICKS
OPM HOT ON THE CHARTS
FOREIGN HOT ON THE CHARTS
IN THE STARS
BANDS 5th Anniversary Issue is now available at all leading magazine newsstands and bookstores nationwide. P28 only. Show some lovin’!
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