The Saladbox team had a blast last night at the Inquirer Pop launch held at the Century City mall events hall.  InqPOP is Inquirer.net’s pop culture channel. This night is the beginning of a roster of activities for 2017, including a bar tour, kinder pop (content/editorial created by kids), and an execution called inqPOP! Communities says Business Marketing Group Supervisor Mikki Tan.

“If we were to personify InqPOP, it would be that quirky cousin in your extended family that you know you love to hang out with, because he’s just so fun to be with. Also, the one you love to hate at times because he will get you into trouble. Pero chill lang nonetheless. He is highly opinionated pero may sense kausap. He is cray cray but has his emotions in check. His imagination and creativity is limitless but he’s also in touch with reality. He is anything and everything at once, because that’s how versatile he is. InqPOP! is every millennial’s website, and maybe even more.” Says Inquirer.net’s Vida Lacano.

It was truly a fun-filled night of great food, drinks and music from the greatest local bands: Everyday People, Banda ni Kleggy, Brass Pas Pas Pas, 6 Cycle Mind, Moonstar 88. We would not let the night pass without having a little chit chat with these awesome musicians.  Here’s the interview:

Brass Pas Pas Pas Pas

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SB: What’s in store for fans this 2017?

“Probably, music videos. More music videos.” Francis De Veyra, musical director of the band

SB: Who is your musical hero?

“Marami eh. Sa local Juan Dela Cruz band.” Francis De Veyra

“Star Power, Herby Hancock, Tower of Power.” Roxy Matoda

SB: What is usually your inspiration in making music?

“Happiness.” Roxy Matoda.

SB: The Christmas season is usually a hectic time for bands, any other shows tonight or the coming days?

“December 17 we will be at Baguio. December 18 at Flotsam. December 21 at Makati Shang.”

SB: How do you feel being part of the grand launch of InqPop?

“Happy, Cheers!”

SB: Anything you’d like to say to InqPop?

“More Power! More Success!”

“Thank you for supporting local artist, especially musicians.”

“Sana dumugin na rin ang artistang Pilipino parang coldplay.”

 

Moonstar 88

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SB: What’s in store for fans this 2017?

“This is really exciting ‘cos we’re coming out a series of singles and a new album. It’s gonna be exciting! we plan to do lots of gigs like for schoosl and all over the country and hopefully in other countries, as well. And on top of that we also plan to continuously write materials.” Vocalist

SB: Who is your musical hero?

“Eraserheads! Joey Ayala, Gary Granada Apo Gary Valenciano Rey Valera, Madami!”

SB: What is usually your inspiration in making music?

”Real life Stories. Personal Experiences”

SB: The Christmas season is usually a hectic time for bands, any other shows tonight or the coming days?

“Tomorrow we’re playing at Conchos’s Marikina. We’re playing for a lot of companies this Christmas. It’s hectic but we like it a lot.” Vocalist

SB: How do you feel being part of the grand launch of InqPop?

“Nostalgic. I used to work for these guys. It’s fun, finally. And congratulations to InqPop!”

SB: Anything you’d like to say to InqPop?

“The whole industry is changing so with this new platform we appreciate the help for us not only for us but all the other Filipino artist.”

 

 

Bandang Kleggy

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SB: What’s in store for fans this 2017?

“Actually ang goal naming for the album is malabas namin lahat ang music videos. Maybe, this coming January i-rerelease namin yung third single namin na Radio. Early next year baka January or Febuary. Sobrang Dami naming hinanda for next year. Feeling namin swerte ang 2017. So gagawin naming hataw kami ng hataw sa mga gigs and music videos. And magkakaroon kami ng Campus Tour, called Medyo Serious.” Lead vocals, Kleggy.

SB: Who is your musical hero?

Jimmy Hendrick, Metallica. Backstreet Boys. Eraserheads, Francis M., Gloc 9.

SB: The Christmas season is usually a hectic time for bands, any other shows tonight or the coming days?

“Tomorrow nasa Bagak, Bataan kami. Novevmber 30 nasa 70s Bistro kami. Dec 15 special show ng Soupstar night. 11 bands kasama ang Callalily, Moonstar88, Pedicab etc. Gagawin to sa PBA café sa Metrowalk. And Dec 9 sa Conchos, Maginhawa kami. For more info may facebook kami and twitter.”

SB: How do you feel being part of the grand launch of InqPop?

“Sobrang saya. Walang pressure. Accommodation lahat. Walang Intimidating. Pamilya lang. Kaya di kami nahihiya tumugtog sa kanila kasi ang ganda ng pinakita nila sa amin. So we gave back the favor. Saya!” Kleggy, vocalist.

Anything you’d like to say to InqPop?

“Inquirer Thank you! Sana lagi niyo kaming i-invite.” “Hanggang may InqPop may OPM.”

 

6cyclemind

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SB: Who is your musical hero?

“Rush, Juan Dela Cruz, Razorback.” Lead, vocals, Tutti Caringal

SB: What is usually your inspiration in making music?

”Everyday experiences. Kung ano yung karanasan mo Day in Day Out kasi dun ka naman humuhugot ng inspirasyon mo. Like Breakup.” Lead, vocals, Tutti Caringal

SB: The Christmas season is usually a hectic time for bands, any other shows tonight or the coming days?

“Yeah, sobra! You can just check out our FB and Twitter account all of our gigs are posted there. December will be a heavy month for us. So wala talagang pahinga and we’re getting ready for that.” Lead, vocals, Tutti Caringal

SB: How do you feel being part of the grand launch of InqPop?

“Saya! When we played for inqpop a couple of weeks ago sobrang natuwa kami ang ganda ng atmosphere. maganda kasi yung mga ganun klaseng show and endeavor nakakapagpush ng opm. alam naman nating sinasabi nila na opm is dead. It’s not actually dead it’s lack a certain amount of support.” Lead, vocals, Tutti Caringal

SB: Anything you’d like to say to InqPop?

“Maraming maraming salamat. I just hope you continue supporting opm. not just bands but also the other artists and solo artist.” Lead, vocals, Tutti Caringal

 

Learn more about InquirerPOP at https://pop.inquirer.net/.