Recap | Pacific Originals Store Launch

Recap | Pacific Originals Store Launch

The rain couldn’t stop the Pacific Originals store launch even if it tried.  With a bleak weather forecast and a steady drizzle early in the day, the show did go on. Pacific Originals by Deadways is finally open to the public. Support came from all fronts. From the Cebu fixed gear community to the indie clothing supporters, everyone was there to celebrate a new chapter in Cebu. The store not only carries Deadways products but also a curated selection from powerhouse Daily Grind (Manila), upstart Revere (Davao), and grooming brand Eight Wolves.

A first look at the store and there is no mistaking it for any other than a Deadways store. The aesthetics and layout of the store are consistent with the brand’s overall branding and identity. Owner and creative director Franz Villanueva is a man who knows what he wants and never settles for less, nor is he swayed by trends. It took him a few years to put up a store, but his patience has truly been a virtue as Pacific Originals has exceeded expectations.

Check out some photos we took at the store launch below. Visit them at 271-A Rahmann Extension, Gorordo Avenue
Cebu City.
 
Follow their Facebook page to know more about them.

Recap | Pacific Originals Store Launch

Recap | Pacific Originals Store Launch

Recap | Pacific Originals Store Launch

Recap | Pacific Originals Store Launch

Recap | Pacific Originals Store Launch

Recap | Pacific Originals Store Launch

Recap | Pacific Originals Store Launch

Recap | Pacific Originals Store Launch

Recap | Pacific Originals Store Launch

 

Photos: Matt Blanes

The Comeback Kids: Nick Automatic Show Returns!

Comeback Kids! The NCK ATMTC Show Returns
From 2014 to 2015, the Nick Automatic Show was held in Manila which featured OPM favorites Urbandub, Chicosci and many others. After a few years of hiatus, they’re coming back to where the brand all started, in the Queen City of the South. This September 30 marks the return of the NCK ATMTC Show, the first in Cebu, and hopefully, the first of many.  The second leg will be held in  Manila as a prelude to the upcoming Threadfest 2017. Managing Director Chad Nimor hopes to “hold Nick Automatic Shows all over the Philippines because our mission has always been to promote art and music”.  We are excited to know that they’re bringing back the show as a venue for artists and bands to showcase their talent to a broader audience.
Catch the Nck Atmtc Show this Saturday, September 30, 9 PM at Cubana Pizza + Party. Featuring performances by Loop, Bethany, Three Legged Men, Drop Decay, St. Wolf (MNL), Projekt (BXU), Mandaue NightsCounterpoise Minora, Seeds of Genre, and Merlion. Door fee is at 88 Php. Expect exclusive merchandise and freebies at the event!  See poster for more details and visit their official Facebook event page here
 The Comeback Kids: Nick Automatic Show Returns!

Deadways Launches Pacific Originals Concept Store

Deadways Launches Pacific Originals Concept Store

Franz Villanueva, founder and creative director of Deadways, has finally done it! After years of dreaming of having a flagship store for his brand, the launch of Pacific Originals, Deadways’ flagship, and lifestyle concept store, marks a new chapter in Cebu’s streetwear scene. The store launching event will be this coming Saturday, September 30, from 3 PM – 8 PM, at 271-A Rahmann Extension, Gorordo Avenue, Cebu City.

“Pacific Originals is birthed out of passion. A passion that doesn’t settle. A passion that believes anything is possible with hard work, commitment, and perseverance.” – Franz Villanueva

In addition to being the flagship store for Deadways, Pacific Originals will also carry a curated selection of some of the best independent brands in the country, with the goal of bringing quality local products in our shores and push the Cebuano’s appreciation for it. Expect in-store exclusives, food, and drinks, as well as musical performances on the opening day.

Witness the start of a new chapter in Deadways young history, as they aim to create a stronger community and bridge people from different backgrounds and subcultures in Cebu through Pacific Originals.

Visit the official event page here for more details.

 

Deadways Launches Pacific Originals Concept Store

[ Press Release ]

Fred Perry Presents: #SubcultureLive Cebu

fred perry subculture live cebu

Fred Perry, a British brand rooted in sports, specifically tennis, has been around since the 1950s, with one of the most recognizable logos ever made, cherished by fashion elites, rockstars, and the everyman. Although created for the athlete, they have been part of the British subculture since they started and has been adopted by every generation, which makes sense for them to host an event highlighting musicians from different genres. The Subculture series started in 2015, but they started their first series in Cebu last November of 2016 and now, they are back with another eclectic mix of artists for this years’ event.

Catch Fred Perry’s #SubcultureLive Cebu this 08 SEP (FRI) – 21:00 ~ On at Draft Punk: Brewers & Skewers. Featuring Cebuano artists Honeydrop, Marcelo 憂い, Carlisle + A E L A, Mandaue Nights, and H A U L. Free entry, free drinks, and of course, feel free to dance the night away. Visit their Facebook event page here, and check out the poster below for more details.

fred perry subculture live cebu

 

 

LOOP Heads To Manila For “REALITY & DREAMS” Album Tour

LOOP Heads To Manila For “REALITY & DREAMS” Album Tour

Fresh off the successful launch of their latest record, “Reality & Dreams”, Cebu/Iligan-based indie rock act Loop is heading to Manila from August 17 to 19 for a series of bar shows around the metro to promote the album. The upcoming tour marks the band’s first visit to Manila since the album’s release earlier this year.

Catch them live on August 17 (Thursday) at Route 196 with Autotelic, Ben and Ben, and December Avenue and at 12 Monkeys for Yellow Room Night with Mayonnaise, Sud, Madeline, Unica, and Maryzark. They perform at Green Sun, Makati on August 18 (Friday) and at The Social House for Yellow Room Battle of the Bands on August 19 (Saturday).

Reality and Dreams”, co-produced by Lloyd Corpuz and distributed under Cebu label Bomba Press, was launched January of this year in Cebu City to much fanfare. The album is their 2nd full-length release following “Flirting With The Universe” (2014) and includes the band’s latest single “I Want You”. The album will be available in CD format at the events.

Check out their latest Latest music video “I Want You”, here.

For more details and updates, follow Loop on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. CD copies of Reality and Dreams are available for online order via http://bombapress.ecwid.com and for streaming via Spotify, Apple Music, and more.

Source: 

Bomba Press [PRESS RELEASE]

 

Recap | Cevolutión Public Art Exhibit

Recap | Cevolutión Public Art Exhibit

As Cebu grows into a burgeoning metropolis, our art scene and creative culture should grow along with it. Last July 15, eight murals were unveiled on the exterior walls of Crossroads Cebu to explore the evolution of Cebu inspired by the growth and development in the city. Headed by Create Cebu, the CEVOLUTIÓN Public Art Exhibit was a step in the right direction in terms of cultivating the growth of our rich creative talent and providing a venue for artists and enthusiast in the city.  Featuring the work of contemporary Cebuano artists KIDLAT, DAOT, Lean Reboja, Golda King, Ronyel Compra, and Ivan Zaldarriaga, CEVOLUTIÓN highlighted the diversity of imagination, skill, and talent of local artists as well as increase access to and awareness of Cebuano art.

Despite the rich creative and artistic talent that we have in Cebu, we have never been thought of as a destination for creative culture and arts. We are more known for Sinulog, white-sand beaches, and Lechon than we are for our artistry and creative talent, and while we are very proud to be known for all those mentioned, we should also start motivating, cultivating, and elevating our creative identity. We believe opportunities afforded by events such as CEVOLUTIÓN is a great way to show the Cebuanos that yes, art should be part of a growing economy and should coexist with technology and even commerce.  Public art installations should also demonstrate that beyond recognition and a “pat on the back”, artists also deserve proper monetary compensation for their work. After all, just like any professional, they’ve studied and worked hard on their craft for years, and spends hours, days, even weeks creating murals and artwork for the enjoyment of everyone.

Will Cebu ever be known as an art and culture capital or destination? With the talent that we have, it’s not impossible. With the right attitude towards art, and through proper support from both public and private sector, our creative community should continue to thrive in the years to come.

The event also featured a Pop-up Print & Sticker Sale by A SPACE Cebu, a Gallery-Store Flash Sale by Holicow PH, and a Mini Music Fest presented by 22 Tango Records  featuring THINKING CHAIR, THE CRISIS, THREE-LEGGED MEN, LOOP, GROOVEMATICS, SILINGAN NI FELICITY, and BETHANY. Though the rain was pouring heavily that day, it didn’t stop the festivities at all. CEVOLUTIÓN had the perfect mix of art and music and was one of the most organized events we’ve been to in Cebu. This bodes well for the future and had set the bar high for events to come.

Check out some photos that Matt Blanes and RJ Galgo took at the event below and stay tuned for the video recap by the CEVOLUTIÓN documentation crew by following Create Cebu’s Facebook page.

 

Recap | Cevolutión Public Art Exhibit

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Recap | Cevolutión Public Art Exhibit

Recap | Cevolutión Public Art Exhibit

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Recap | Cevolutión Public Art Exhibit

Recap | Cevolutión Public Art Exhibit

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Recap | Cevolutión Public Art Exhibit

Recap | Cevolutión Public Art Exhibit

 

Cevolutión Public Art Exhibit Launch

Brought to you by
Crossroads Cebu, Create Cebu, Qube Gallery

Sponsored by
Island Premium Paints, A SPACE Cebu, PRIMERITZ Construction & Development Corporation, 22 Tango Records

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