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Roadhouse Manila Bay

Hanging Out @ Roadhouse

If you’re looking for a hang out spot to chill, watch awesome blues and blues/rock musicians and happens to be around the metro, one place to visit is The Roadhouse at Manila Bay.

Located at SM by the Bay, Mall Of Asia, Pasay City, Philippines, it is the home of blues, bikes, rock and booze combined here in Manila. The place is cozy, serves great food, nice service and good music to offer.

Roadhouse Manila Bay

Roadhouse Manila Bay

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I got a chance to visit the place to watch a friend’s gig and I can say that it’s very nice and clean. The venue has this biker’s theme, posters and guitars on the wall for its design and good crew.

Also noticed that the people who watch the performing artists were also great and very appreciative, they “listen” to the performers, something that I didn’t see on some venues.

I definitely had a great time hanging out. A bonus for me was that I got the privilege to jam with the band and another jammer who is a lap steel guitar player at the second set. Haven’t played with someone who plays a lap steel, so it was a thrill slidin’ with the master. I played with them onstage for 3 songs, two covers and an original composition by the band “Anything”, which I also played on the recorded acoustic version. It was one of those rare times I get to play blues music and on a Les Paul guitar as well. πŸ™‚

Here’s a recorded video of a jam with Blue Way Trio with Haro Echter on lap steel guitar, the full band electric verion of “Anything”.

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Foo Fighters music

Foo Fighters’ Wasting Light

Still had a hangover with this live performance I saw by the Foo Fighters at their Youtube channel. Performing songs from their latest album, Wasting Light, they did the catalogue straight and clean. I really dig their guitar tones. Awesome sound! Truly one of the great bands around! Nice to see Pat Smear playing guitars again with them.

 

 

Next is their new video release entitled “Walk” off their new album Wasting Light. It’s a parody of Joel Schumacher’s 1993 movie Falling Down starring Michael Douglas. The band has once again pulled off another wacky vid, they’re really good at doing these kind of stuffs, putting up humor in their hard rocking songs. Dave Grohl and company rock!

 

 

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Sigwada Experiment

Sigwada Experiment Off To Record New Materials

Sigwada Experiment is in the process of recording their new materials. Album will be out soon. I’ll keep you guys posted with this one. Wasakenrol!

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personal

Rascal Kids Rockin’ The House Down, Grunge Style

This is what happens when the rascal kids get to hang out and want to be rockstars. Total riot!!! It has become an instant jam with these kids, all of whom are nephews and niece, and for no reason intended, has done an instant song. With the rare performance captured on vid, it reminds me the good ol’ grunge days back in the 90’s ala Nirvana and early Pearl Jam where everyone was jumping and stage diving.

 

On the making of the song, Lance had these words uttering in his mouth, so I told him to keep on saying it over and over and I would be doing an on-the-spot music for it.Β He’s game with it so the rest as you may call it was history.

 

 

Lyrics by Lawrence Chavez
Music by Marvin Bea
Performed by The Tres Kulets feat. Marvin Bea on guitar

Tres Kulets are : Lawrence Chavez, Gian Chavez and Paolo Gaudiano
2011 Marv’s Room Music. All Rights Reserved.

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Mr. Big music

Big, Bigger, Biggest.. Mr. Big Live in Manila!

Mr. Big rocks!!! While kids were present at MOA for Justin Bieber’s concert and went Bieber hunting, their parents went to the Big Dome to witness one of rock’s great acts, Mr. Big.

 

This is the 2nd time they toured Manila if I’m not mistaken and finally I get to see one of my early guitar heroes play live. Paul Gilbert was at his best as ever, doing scorching guitar solos, accompanied by the hot basslines of Billy Sheehan. The two masters were truly fantastic, even doing solos at the same time, same speed, same notes hit, wow! It was surreal seeing them live in action, ’cause the only time I saw them do their stuffs was on the VHS tapes we once rented before hehe.

 

Of course the set included instrumentals from the two, that classic drill on the guitar which was popularized by Eddie Van Halen and later on Paul and the band did their classics as well as their new materials.

 

The highlight of the gig was when they had finished their encore, thought it was over so I stood up on my seat and ’bout to leave but heck, they returned to the stage, for the 2nd encore, this time switching instruments. Paul on drums, Eric on guitars, Pat on bass, and Billy on vocals, doing the cover of a Deep Purple hit song Smoke On The Water. Come guitar solo time, except for Paul, the three switched instruments, this time with Eric on bass, Pat on vocals and Billy doing the guitar solos.

 

Warming up the evening were Brit-rock influenced Lip Service, which my band Crude Oz played along with at Saguijo when we did a gig there before, and the pretty and talented all-girl rock group General Luna. Both bands were awesome and rocked the venue.

 

Here’s a captured vid of Greentinted Sixties Mind from one of the fans who watched last May 10’s show. I picked this one ’cause this is my favorite tune of theirs, and the song that up until now I haven’t learned to play on guitar because of the tapping style of the intro hehe. πŸ™‚