#BYCTakeMeDown at 19th East. A night well-fulfilled.

May you enjoy the macabre feels that “Take Me Down” brings you to! This latest single from Mr. Bones and the Boneyard Circus is indeed a catch when it comes to its horror distinguished tunes and to its beautifully-written and played around lyrics that come along with the song’s simple message. The music video is definitely worth awaited despite the monotony, with artsy costumes and props, and a castle-like setting resembling the scenery during Gothic and Victorian times (18th-19th century). It also describes the atmosphere that the single is trying to convey.

WATCH: Mr. Bones and the Boneyard Circus – Take Me Down (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)

I am equally satisfied to have watched the other performances of the named band. It may have been a pity that my friends and I needed to leave early, but it was still great to have our pictures taken with Mr. Bones and to see Kat Taylor (Saydie) performing with the band.

Mr. Bones and the Boneyard Circus Performance
Mr. Bones and Kat Taylor as guest performer
Dono Grimm as the event’s host
Fangirl moment with Mr. Bones

The music video launch also featured Maryzark, Hilera and Tanya Markova as guest performers. The entire event made my night so much that I never regretted spending my budget and time on it (despite the upcoming storm heard on the news).

Tanya Markova


Mr. Bones – vox

Alvin Chan – guitar

Karl Kliatchko – guitar

Carissa Ramos – bass

Jovic de Leon – drums

Karl Vito Cruz – synth

Xombie – backup vox

Formed in 2009, Mr. Bones and the Boneyard Circus has considerably won three major awards including MYX Favorite New Indie Artist (2011), Jack Daniel’s Chosen One (2013) and Band of the Year at the Philippine Indie Rock Awards (2015), released two albums entitled Horror Scene (2010) and The Great Fall Onto Madness (2014), and has singles topped the charts (“Go Go Dance on my Grave,” “Grease, Gas & Glory,” and “Haunted Wonderland”). The single from sophomore album, “Ghost Train” became the longest running #1 song on Rakista Radio.


Mr. Bones and the Boneyard Circus’ official websites and pages

Mr. Bones and the Boneyard Circus from outside sources


#RIPChesterBennington: A special tribute to Linkin Park frontman

It has been a month since Chester Bennington left this world. I felt shocked and sad as I heard about his sudden tragedy, and I could not help but reminisce my teenage years when I first discovered “In The End” on the radio, became familiar with the band’s other famous songs and knew the rest of the songs in their early albums as soon as I got their early CDs in my hands and had the songs downloaded in my first flash drive MP3 player. I appreciated every single music video of them played on MTV, as well as Chester’s inimitable growl and vocals paired with Mike Shinoda’s incredible rap. No latest rock band is ever incomparable to Linkin Park and that even includes the band themselves in their recent genre. The band will be a lot different without Chester Bennington, not only in terms of how they will sound but also in terms of memorable experiences they provide to their fans.

To the band that brought me to become a rock fanatic along with the Offspring, 90’s alternative grunge and 80’s and 90’s classic hair bands, THANK YOU! May you rock in peace along with the legendary rock angels Chester Bennington.

Here are Linkin Park’s notable songs which I personally love rocking to. I admit it is hard to pick which among these is my top favorite (credits to YouTube for the music).

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Discover the brilliant and colorful world behind the Brighter than the Lights MV

I have known and appreciated the band False Apart as soon as I got attracted to their “Nothing’s Left, Nothing’s Right” melody. It made me listen to the rest of their self-titled album that eventually turned me into a die-hard fan and a year later, after the release of their first MV (in other words, music video), I heard that they organized a music video launch of their second track. Filled with enthusiasm, I immediately dragged my concert-going friend as part of my belated birthday celebration with her and came along with my two other friends who also happened to be going to the concert. I felt that it was my grand opportunity to watch the band perform live and to jam along with the other featured bands as it was just a night before Halloween (which is in fact, my favorite holiday) and thus, a costume-themed concert of multiple bands held during my one week work break.

I am so far impressed by the bright atmosphere of the video, which in fact is “brighter than the lights” itself. I admire the creativity, the originality, the comedy, the colorful ambiance, the cuteness, its J-pop (Japanese pop) vibe, and the facts that I can watch it multiple times in one sitting without ever getting the hang of it and that it is related to the concept of the song as both of them are lighthearted. Meanwhile, the BTTL MV Launch is worth my Halloween and belated birthday blast. It already filled my night with energy and hype from the rocking band performances and fun times with both current and newly made friends (bands and other friends I met).

Kudos to False Apart and guest bands who played! Till the next fun!!!

False Apart playing at the event and the BTTL MV Launch
Guest bands performances featuring Mad Hatter Day, Manila Under Fire, Small Hands, Kalixta, Saydie, and Nyctinasty

To watch the Brighter than the Lights official music video click here.


Arianne – vocals, bass

Jepp – vocals, guitars

Karl – guitar, vocals

Ivan – drums

Formed in 2013, False Apart has won audiences in Manila independent music scene with the blend of their pop-punk, pop rock, alternative, anime opening and Japanese pop beats. Their self-titled album was released in November 2014.


False Apart’s official websites and pages

– False Apart from outside sources

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