Macbeth October fest mixes rock music and trend

Rico Blanco

In life-style attire model Macbeth’s upcoming twentieth anniversary celebration, common mainstream acts and underground bands will share the stage on equal footing in a one-night pageant that mixes rock music and trend.

“Our aim is to merge the worlds of mainstream and underground, and provides equal alternatives for various artists,” Macbeth advertising and marketing director Franz Santiago mentioned at a latest press convention.

The occasion, which takes place on Oct. 8 at Metrotent Conference Heart in Pasig Metropolis, will boast a 20-band lineup: Chelsea Alley, Urbandub, Rico Blanco, Mayonnaise, Chocolate Manufacturing unit, Sandwich, Hilera, Snakefight, Sucketseven, Fragments, Imbue No Kudos, CHNDTR, Fastpitch, Soapdish, Written by the Stars, Divina, Lilith, Shotgun Combo, Rouge and Even.

“The great factor right here is that the roster isn’t composed solely of common acts—we intention to place artists of various types and genres below one roof. There are additionally underground bands. For brand spanking new acts, the query is: ‘Are we included within the dialog? Are we at a adequate stage to be a part of festivals?’” pageant director Benjie Estanislao informed the Inquirer.

For brand spanking new teams, the music pageant might present a much-needed confidence enhance; and for established artists, a possibility to find up-and-coming abilities on the scene.



Massive enhance

“We have now Rico Blanco and Urbandub who’re already large names. And there are comparatively new ones like Snakefight who’re simply beginning to forge their very own careers. We wish indie and underground bands to expertise what it’s like sharing the stage with the extra established acts. We wish them to really feel that they’re adequate to be with them,” Benjie mentioned.

“For a brand new artist, this is usually a large enhance,” added Benjie, who’s additionally a part of the rock-reggae band The Chongkeys. “We wish them to really feel like, ‘Pwede pala kami dito. We are able to do it. A model can belief us to carry out onstage with all these large bands.” Chin Detera, the big-voiced lead vocalist of the “hugot-core” band Chndtr, agreed: “Being invited to carry out in a giant occasion like this isn’t one thing that occurs day by day to indie bands like that. We’re grateful for the chance.”

The music pageant additionally doubles as a trend present that may current Macbeth’s new line of underwear for women and men. “The present can have a two-stage setup and a catwalk proper within the center. It’s a troublesome and bold idea however I’m assured that we’ll pull this off,” Benjie mentioned.



Mediums for counterculture

At first look, trend and rock music might look like unusual bedfellows. However combining these two really makes excellent sense. “Rock and rock artists have had large contributions to trend. Simply have a look at ripped denim for example. Now we’ve got manufacturers mass producing ripped denims,” Benjie identified, including that rock music and trend are each mediums for counterculture.

The primary time Benjie directed a present after the pandemic-related lockdowns, he noticed folks’s starvation for stay music occasions. And the bands are simply as excited to really feel the vitality of a stay viewers.

“The advantage of the lockdown is that it helped us be taught new methods to attach and talk with followers. Nevertheless it’s actually completely different to have folks in entrance of you. When there’s nothing in entrance of you however a digital camera, it’s laborious to offer it your all,” Benjie mentioned. “However now, gigil lahat to offer present. Everybody’s excited to carry out and provides their 110 p.c.”

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