No gigs. No public gatherings. No concerts.
The 30-day lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic shouldn't be taken lightly, but at the same time, it also affects the livelihood of the creative community. Now that cities within Metro Manila and surrounding provinces are on "community quarantine," live music venues have temporarily closed their doors. Local artists have moved to the digital stage by organizing online concerts to keep their fans from suffering cabin fever.
For everyone's health and safety, we'll all have to wait a while for the next live music event. In the meantime, here are ways we can continue to support our favorite Filipino acts:
Stream their songs (legally).
Subscribed to a streaming service? Listen to your favorite artists' albums on Spotify, Apple Music, or YouTube Music.
Shop their merch.
Show your love for your favorite band by sporting their official merch. Check out the Jess and Pat's online store for Clara Benin, Lola Amour, Munimuni, Oh, Flamingo!, and The Ransom Collective goods.
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Ben&Ben BBs can get tumblers, stickers, and more via the band's official store on Lazada.
Buy their music
Own your favorite act's music offline. Buy a physical copy of their album or get them on Bandcamp.
Get local cassettes via Genjitsu Stargazing Society and check out half-lit's Paradigm Shift EP, Sound Architects' Regenesis, and more.
A Spur of the Moment Project fans can get their post-rock/math-rock fix on the label's official online store.
Tell your friends.
Share your favorite track with your friends through a tweet or an Instagram story.
Help out their roadies
Indie Manila and Red Ninja Production got together with Roadie Superstar to set up a special GoGetFunding page to raise funds for roadies in need during this crisis. Donate here.
Buy them coffee
A Spur of the Moment Project has opened a Kofi account so you could send your favorite artists a cup of coffee to brighten their days. Every week they'll be highlighting a different act you could support. Donate a cup here.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends everyone to regularly wash their hands, cover their mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, and thoroughly cooking meat and eggs.
If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms such as fever, tiredness, dry cough, sore throat, runny nose, and shortness of breath, contact the DOH COVID-19 Hotline at (02)8-651-7800 local: 1149-1150.