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Jad Montenegro is musician and all-around bag lady. She is the current host of Muzika del Sur News and previous host of rock show Durian Shake. She just released her EP called Fixed Points and Pendulums for her self-titled band, with bandmates Dave Ibao on drums and Pjoe Sabanpan on bass. She was awarded Best Pop Artist of The Year by Muzika Del Sur for 2009, and won Best Music Video for 2010. She is the vocalist of Polar Depth, an electronica/experimental band. Polar Depth was also given a special citation for Breakout Electronica Artist in 2009. To support her bad habits, like playing gigs for free and producing an indie album, she works from home as a writer. She is married to professional comic illustrator John Amor, a.k.a The Boy.
Hurray! I just got a copy of Pulp thanks to my lablab Tessa (who also sent me 2 bags of Gold Roast Milk Tea Mix. I love her so much).
We totally sent hi-res band pics but they picked this one which they lifted from my facebook account, haha.
Also, this article was written when our band still had 3 members! It just came out now. Thank you Pulp and Dat2x for the feature! :)
Anyway, here’s what it says: THe Pulp Editorial Crew present 13 acts who should make 2013 an interesting year in local music. We may be wrong, but we guarantee you that the music of these new acts would be well the effort of finding.
BAND MEMBERS: Jad Montenegro - lead vocals, guitar Dave Ibao - percussion, guitar Pjoe Sabanpan - bass, guitar Formed: 2009
SOUNDS LIKE: Barbie Almalbis, Imago circa Probably Not, But Most Definitely
LISTEN TO: The Backyard, which won for her an award for Best Music Video at the Muzika del Sur awards.
CHECK OUT: Her 6-track EP Fixed Points and Pendulums, which you can check out on her social media web sites.
The indie music scene in Davao City is just about as active and diverse as it is in Manila thanks to a bunch of talented, enthusiastic and hard-working people. And one of them is JAD MONTENEGRO, who not only has her solo musical career, but also plays in two bands (Polar Depth and Dopamine Effect) and co-organizes Hiphouse, a collective in Davao that aims to promote the Davao indie music scene. She has a wealth of musical experience, having done session work for Manila-based bands such as Apollo Creed and Death by Tampon. When she moved to Davao, she didn’t know anybody, so she sought out band venues and played on her own until the owner of Durian Bar (one of the most established band venues in Davao City) noticed her potential and hooked her up with her present bandmates.
Her passion and talent for music has so far made impact as she not only gets to play actively in Davao, but noted musicians from Manila have taken notice of her potential. When Davao musicians get the same breakthrough that Cebu-based bands have achieved on a national scale, hopefull Jad would be in the center of things. -PULP
Woot! My band is the Artist of the Month for Davao Music Nation! :) Whee.
A quirky, small girl whose hair colour is i-cannot-remember-because-the-
last-time-I-saw-it-was-a-different-one sits quietly on a couch in front of me while two other dudes are rambling about nonsensical things to each other, slouched on the sofa. A third guy, sitting adjacent to my seat was making fun of their lyrics singing “Amalayer” to the tune of their song and at the other end of the room was another dude busy finishing his meal. These five individuals were all listening to the latest mix of the songs for their upcoming EP. They were simply having fun and looked like they didn’t care but they were actually dead serious when a person or another points out certain lyrics, bass lines, guitar or drum parts that they thought needed some tweaking.
Tell Pablo to move over. DMN proudly presents our featured artist for the month of December. A band who has already played countless gigs around town yet continuously improves on their craft. A band that has already successfully pulled off a sold-out EP launch yet remains grounded. A band that is well anticipated for their 2nd EP yet so humble to thank people each and every time they receive a clap or two. Ladies and Gentlemen let us celebrate the holidays with the music of Jad, Dave, Erick Anthony, Pjoe and Carlo… members of the band Jad Montenegro.
So here’s what’s up today, Daddy tagging me in the photo he saw of me in M Magazine’s June Issue! Thank you M Mag, and Havaianas for letting me be part of your photoshoot! It was really fun and I met a lot of awesome people! ♥