Esquire x Eraserheads: An Ultraelectromagnetic Launch

Esquire x Eraserheads: An Ultraelectromagnetic Launch

Esquire Philippines Magazine unveils its travel issue with the Eraserheads on the cover. Mimicking the Fab Four’s Abbey Road album cover. This was shot by photographer Jake Verzosa on the iconic site itself while the band was on tour in London.  This was also the launch of the band’s two new songs – “Sabado” and “1995” – accompanied by music videos which were both directed by Erik Matti. The disc which contains the new songs is included in the issue.

 

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The event was held at the Dusit Thani Mayuree Grand Ballroom. Attendees were friends and families of the band, some who’s who in the local music scene and local celebrities like Anne Curtis, Ellen Adarna, Bangs Garcia, Rovilson Fernandez, Bench owner Ben Chan, Director Quark Henares and John Lloyd Cruz. 

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Itchyworms’ Jugs Jugueta
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Internet Action Star Ramon Bautista
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Wasak’s Jun Sabayton
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Chicosci
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Sandwich’s Diego Castillo
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Rovilson Fernandez
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Callalily’s Kean Cipriano
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The Dawn’s Sancho, Sandwich’s Mike Dizon and Imago’s Zach Lucero
 
  
On the side of the stage was the band’s mini-museum displaying some of their awards including the MTV Moon Man which they won as the Viewer’s Choice Award for Asia at the  1997 MTV video music awards for their video of “Ang Huling El Bimbo”.  The exhibit also contains band shirts, paraphernalias, vinyl toys of the band’s own likeness, fanzines and guitars they used during their early years.
 
 
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The coveted MTV Moon Man
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Books, Shirts, Cassettes, 45s, CDs 
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Ely’s Fender guitar
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Double Platinum award for their album “Circus”
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The band E-mortalized on vinyl by Secret Fresh
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The Audience members getting a glimpse of the Eraserheads’ mini-museum
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Cheats
 
Up-and-coming bands Ourselves The Elves and Cheats provided music before the ceremonial toast which was led by Esquire Philippines Editor-in-Chief Erwin Romulo.
 
  
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“You didn’t see us, Ok!” says front man Ely Buendia 
 
  
But the main highlight of the night was the impromptu jam of the band playing their hits “Magasin” “Sembreak” and “Alapaap”. The crowd felt a strong rush of nostalgia, jumping in joy while singing the band’s famous tunes. Even drummer Raimund Marasigan and comedian Jun Sabayton got jittery with excitement as they stage dived towards the crowd.
 
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Ely Buendia
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Marcus and Ely
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Raimund Marasigan
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1/2 of the Dawn (Rommel “Sancho” Sanchez and Buddy Zabala) having a good time
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Ely Buendia singing his lungs out with the crowd 
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Two headed Eheads monster (just kidding!)
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Ely Buendia
 
They even invited friends to jam with them, including Callalily’s Kean Cipriano, Sandwich’s Mike Dizon, Moonstar 88’s May Chelle Baay, Quark Henares, Pedicab vox Diego Mapa and also the band’s first manager, Club Dredd owner Robin Sunico.
 
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Jun Sabayton, Diego Mapa and Ely share the mic while Kean Cipriano laughs in the background
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Sandwich’s Mike Dizon fills in the beats while Eheads drummer, Raimund Marasigan, sang with the crowd
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Ely with their former manager, Robbie Sunico
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Director Quark Henares jams with the band 
 
It is a well-known fact that the band cannot formally perform here as Eraserheads as they are tied to a binding contract agreement not allowing them to perform in the Philippine soil until 2019 by a known mobile network company.
 
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The Diegos (Diego Mapa of Pedicab and Diego Castillo of Sandwich) capped off the night by spinning some tunes.
                    
If the magazine has made this possible, maybe we can see a Rivermaya classic lineup reunion in the near future? I’m crossing my fingers.  What’s your take on this? Let us know by commenting below.
 
Esquire Philippines is available at your local bookstores and newstands while digital editions of the magazine can be purchased through the App Store (Esquire Newsstand App) and on Buqo.
 
 

Esquire x Eraserheads: An Ultraelectromagnetic Launch






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