12 Monkeys Music Hall & Pub first opened their doors to music fans and pub goers last year. We heard such rave reviews about the place that it had to be one of the stops in our Bandwagon to Wanderland tour.
Turning 2 this year, 12 Monkeys will have a weeklong celebration of live music, good food and great company. Hale front man (and one of the 12 Monkeys), Champ Lui Pio shared with us how ecstatic he is for the week's festivities especially the finale on the 30th.
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Here's a guide to 12 Monkeys' second year anniversary celebrations:
MONDAY, JULY 25
The 12 Monkeys Anniversary Week starts on Monday night with performances by pop-rock act Parokya ni Edgar, rap icon Gloc 9 and alternative band Adminus. 500 PhP at the door.
TUESDAY, JULY 26
Linggo ng Wikang Pilipino is also happening next week. 12 Monkeys will be hosting HUMALING: Kalayaan Magpahayag by FilipiNotes Upsized: Bigger & Better OPM Open Mic Night. Program starts at 8pm, with a 300 PhP door charge. Pre-register here.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 27
Indie favorites Up Dharma Down will be playing alongside Terno Recordings labelmates Maude and Giniling Festival (who just released their new album A LA HOY last weekend) on Wednesday night. Door charge is 300 PhP.
Watch Up Dharma Down's lighter side with our "food interview" during their Singapore stint last year:
THURSDAY, JULY 28
12 Monkeys plays host to Linggo ng Musikang Pilipino again with GUNITA: Ipagdiwang Ang Ating Musika. Thursday night features performances by Talia Reyes, Miro Valera, Zion Aquino and Darryl Shy. No door charge.
Watch Zion Aquino with 'Liwanag':
FRIDAY, JULY 29
Welcome the official start of the weekend with reggae rap outfit, Brownman Revival. No door charge.
SATURDAY, JULY 30
Champ certainly wasn't kidding when he described the line up as "Grabe!". For 300 PhP at the door, you get to see The Schizoprano -Nicole Asensio, alternative soul-blues-rock outfits Sud, Skylight, MilesExperience, Jensen and the Flips and Five-Story Fire, Logiclub beatmaker and Bandwagon Riverboat II alum - CRWN, hard rock legends Razorback, indie rock foursome She's Only Sixteen, pop rock favorites Hale and Silent Sanctuary, alternative rock mainstays Kjwan and Mayonnaise, indie electronic pop act Autotelic and Urbandub's Gabby and John. Doors open at 2 pm, show starts at 3 pm.
Watch She's Only Sixteen on Bandwagon Sessions:
12 Monkeys Music Hall & Pub is located at 5th floor, Century City Mall. Call 09175703222 for table reservations and further inquiries. Dress code is observed.