Where my band is going to be this weekend! :D
BLUE ROOM x HIPHOUSE PRESENT Jon Game x John Amor and Jad Montenegro on May 4, 2013. Dubstep + live art stream from Jon Game and John Amor and a long set from Jad Montenegro!  See you this weekend!
So, uh, I hadda fun weekend.
Davao Music Nation, /D/, Hiphouse, Gravefresh and Street Konekt volt in to present a simultaneous gig and graffiti show!  That’s right, folks, one massive event featuring DJs with their sick beats and Graffiti Artists spray-painting the roofdeck, and EIGHT amazing local bands on the 2nd floor! Awesome merch to be given away, so join our contests up until the event day!  Burning Beats is sponsored by Sales Bar Tekanplor, Graffiti by DCK, with free photobooth from PhotoJunky, and merchandise to be given away by Locs gangster shades davao, Nine Nails, DMN, and TigaSOUTH!
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The Boy and I are headed to Manila Komikon this April because “it’s my turn to be the center of the attention, Jad” where he’ll hang out with my favorite comic book artists and writers (he’s going to have his own table at the con, kitakits!), but I am determined to catch this show on the 19th. Or else.BE STILL, MY BEATING LITTLE FANGIRL HEART.
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Excursion II In Photos


Thoroughly enjoyed myself, both playing and listening. Can’t wait for more shows!

Sweaty dugyot fangirls with @cheekialbay but YAY! Also, wow I look like I drank a whole bottle of vinegar lolPosting photos of Excursion 2 later!
Event Diary: Love, Loss, and Libido {LitOrgy 2013}

February 16th was the night of LitOrgy’s annual event, hosted by The Davao Writer’s Guild, involving poetry reading, performance art, monologues, and this year… a band performance (by us!).

Wrap documenting the goings-on

Chuck Fournier playing his electronica setlist

Spoken word accompanied by music

Spoken word accompanied by dance

I read one of my memoirs before my band came onstage



John Bengan reads a story called Bad Heart



My band performs 3 of our originals from both 1st and 2nd EP


Mandy takes video


An appreciative, intent crowd composed of writers


After the event, goofing off with Marky


Bagane showing a rare smile

Film crew and us

My outfit was… stellar.

MtG everywhere!


The organizers Karla, Allen, Julian and Chi.

LitOrgy’s Love, Loss and Libido was definitely a different sort of event, a little more subtlety, a little more reading between the lines than a regular gig. I enjoyed it thoroughly. Props to the organizers for pulling it off successfully. I’m looking forward to next year’s!

xx Jad

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Burning Beats hasn’t uploaded their event poster yet, but :my gig schedules for now. Stoked!

HIPHOUSE x Tekanplor: The Holiday Hangover

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Cheekie DJ-ing

co-Hiphouse Lolas

Me, a rooftop and a buncha beer crates

Cliff singing an awesomely off-key version of Crash

Sherad came out of hiding!

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Event Diary: Hiphouse x Binisaya present Kordero sa Dios

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It wasn’t strictly a gig I went to, since I usually just post about gigs where I actually play at, but this time it was a gig/film screening. Tekanplor is quirkily named because it’s a rock bar on the 2nd floor. It also has a rooftop bar, so while a gig was blasting on downstairs, the roof was holding a screening of Kordero sa Dios, done by Cebuano filmmaker Keith Deligero, who is also one of the leaders of the group BINISAYA.

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I had some obligations to attend to, so I missed most of the film. According to my co-Hiphouse partner Cheekie, it was disturbing and beautiful at the same time. From what little I saw of it, I enjoyed the framing and cinematography, something that is always a bonus in my visual criteria for judging films. I’m probably going to catch another screening of it when I have the time.

Cheekie and I were particularly supportive of this event because it was independently curated for the first time by Angely Chi, a member of Hiphouse and many art groups in the scene (including DCK, a graffiti artist community)
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Also included in during the screening was my music video for my song ANO, which you can view on the upper left sidebar under my photo. It was done by Bagane Fiola, who is my good friend and also a member/leader of BINISAYA.

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Even though I was late, I still got to enjoy Chuck Fournier’s amazing electronica live set. From hearing his set, you’d never guess that he used to be the guitarist of Mutiny!

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As for me, I took the chance to kick back and relax after a week of getting bludgeoned by work deadlines.


Not that I don’t love performing with my band, but I like listening to other people make music too. There’s a certain kind of satisfaction you get from going to an event and NOT performing, as opposed to always having to be on edge and not being able to enjoy yourself so much because of the pressure of your upcoming performance.

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I totally had a good time and ended up staying out longer than I expected, even though I was running on two hours of sleep, lol. Sometimes you just need a drink or two!

xx, Jad

Hiphouse is back with an awesome new event catering to local filmmakers and patriotic movie buffs. Here&#8217;s the text on our invite!

After weeks of steady, chillout parties, we are bringing back the artsy vibe with BINISAYA SHORTS! 3 hours of 100% Davaoeno and Cebuano filmmaking artistry will be shown at the venue. Enjoy a cozy, ambient room: Short movies/films will beprojected on the wall and guests can enjoy refreshments and bring a pillow as they stretch out on the floor on woven mats.
 (very minor door charge of P50 for rent!) Relax, hang out and appreciate the amazing talents of our local filmmakers from the 082 &amp; 032 on August 17! After all the films are shown, we&#8217;ll keep playing images on the wall! We invite Davao filmmakers to attend, bring your best video clips on a thumbdrive and we&#8217;ll play them! You all know that Hiphouse is known for providing an intimate, relaxing environment, the best kind of atmosphere for movie marathons! event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/455872621099707/ Click the link above to RSVP to the event, and for details! See you, movie buffs!!!!



I&#8217;m really stoked for this since my friends will be showing their work. &lt;3
If you&#8217;re in Davao and you&#8217;re looking for something different on Kadayawan, drop by hiphouse, we love watching movies and chilling out!
I&#8217;m playing on July 14, Saturday, at Durian Bar&#8217;s last ever gig before it closes. Dbar has been one of the pioneer venues that jumpstarted a lot of talented Davao bands, many of of which will be playing on the 2 dates listed on the poster. Gonna pay our respects to our one and only A Casa do Rock&#8217;n&#8217;Roll! \m/Here&#8217;s a recent article on Durian Bar by Davao Music Nation: 
http://www.davaomusicnation.com/durian-bar-bids-farewell-for-now/
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Gig Diary: EP Launch RECAP

So our EP launch happened last June 23, 2012 at our HIPHOUSE hangout in SouthSpot Studios, and I think it wouldn’t be too far off a conclusion to say that it was AWESOME!

All the cd’s sold out 10 minutes before our set. I was so happy that I made a THANK YOU VIDEO here.

So anyway, I’m posting a lot of photos, mostly mine, and towards the end some taken by friends/photos I was tagged in.

I love my job, and I have the most amazing friends in the world.

Kara and Pol setting up the lights

I was looking at the sound system setup and it was beautiful.

We put a vintage ad for an antique typewriter on our drumset. :)

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I&#8217;m catching up with work that&#8217;s piled up since the EP launch, but I plan to update my blog with a bajillion photos from the event. Which, by the way, was astounding. This photo taken by Kenth O&#8217; Bajo captures the best moment of this entire year for me.