If you love Pinoy rock, especially the oldies ones: Sampaguita, Joey “pepe” Smith, Mike Hanapol, etc.; then you might like watching the reunion concert this December entitled: “Ugat : The Legends of Pinoy Folk Rock” at Araneta Coliseum.
Speaking of the “ugat” or roots of Pinoy Rock which began at mid or late 70s up to early 90s, this kind of music genre in the Philippine music industry started to resurface once again but now in a different style or should I say modern style rocking and rolling. The most famous modern day Pinoy rock artist is the Wolfgang band with Wolfgang vocalist Basti Artadi as the popular rock artist in the Philippines though they began on early 90s.The Wolfgang band is in the height of popularity during 90s together with the rock bands Razorback, The Dawn, and many others.
Wolfgang band modern counterpart today is the rock band Bamboo with the famous vocalist with the same name of the band –Bamboo. The Bamboo band has also many hit songs like Noypi, Hallelujah, Masaya, Tatsulok, and others. Like the Wolfgang Band’s platinum album and won rock awards so also the Bamboo band.
The lyrics of every Pinoy rock songs then and now have Nationalism, Realism, and Radicalness themes, thus their respective rock songs always hits the Filipino mass. For everyone could relates to what these rock stars were singing in their respective rock songs. Thus, most Filipinos love Pinoy rock stars and their rock songs.
Actually, before the oldies Pinoy rock stars concert at Araneta Coliseum this December, recently a rock and roll concert perform by 90s rock stars up to present rock superstars was held at SM Mall of Asia’s open grounds which attended and watch by many Pinoy rock lovers. It is a head banging event sponsored by Tanduay beverage for it is the Tanduay Rock First Five rock concert featuring five modern rock bands and other Pinoy rock bands from the 90s together head banging on the rock concert. The Tanduay Rock First Five is a nationwide rock concert tour so every Filipino could enjoy the head banging and eardrum breaking concerts. It is a yearly rock concert for every Pinoy rock lovers within the entire Philippine archipelago.
Rock music is one of the music genres being embrace tightly by many Filipinos since its beginnings on the 1970s year which indeed sells and rocks the entire Philippine music industry.