It's been a dim month for live music since the cancellation of music festivals and international concerts over the past couple of weeks.
Weekly gigs at your favorite local bars were not spared, and since the announcement of a "community lockdown" for Luzon, independent gig promoters have been forced to cancel gigs in the metro. Record labels are scheduling online concerts and gigs to continue to bring live music to their fans.
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Live music venues are also taking the necessary precautions to keep their staff and patrons safe from the COVID-19 outbreak.
12 Monkeys Music Hall & Pub in Ortigas will be temporarily closed starting March 14 and will resume operations "as soon as officials announce the end of the lockdown."
Route 196 in Quezon City will be closed until further notice starting March 16. The Katipunan bar looks forward to "celebrating music" with its patrons soon, and encourages support for local music by "streaming on legal platforms".
The newly renovated Tago Jazz Cafe in Cubao has cancelled their weekend shows and will update patrons about their operating hours for the rest of the "lockdown" period.
"The Future is uncertain but it is also resilient," Today x Future in Cubao tells its regulars. The club will be closed for now and will continue to update patrons via their social media pages.
Mow's on Matalino St. has announced its temporary closure and shared that this is a time to "endure together as a community and as a society."
19 East in Sucat has closed its doors since Sunday (03/15) and reminds patrons to "Please be safe and take care of each other."
Stay tuned to Bandwagon for updates.