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The POP Shoppe! Christmas Special

December 29, 2010

Clementine

Was able to compile short clips from our pre-Christmas gathering at The POP Shoppe! in Cafe Saguijo. Our guest bands include Carnival Park (indie pop band from Valenzuela City) and The Edralins (a pop act who came all the way from Baguio City). Everyone covered a mandatory Christmas tune.

Songs covered in the video (in sequence):

Last Christmas – Your Imaginary Friends
Winter Wonderland – The Gentle Isolation

Kiss You In The Snow – Carnival Park
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – The Camerawalls
A Hard Days Night – The Edralins (wasn’t able to capture the Christmas song but they surely rocked the night with classic Beatles covers)
12 Days Of Christmas – The Camerawalls

The night was electric and the crowd ecstatic probably with the onset of the holiday season. We partied till 3am in the morning even celebrating in advance the birthday of Your Imaginary Friends’ guitarist – Khalid Tanji.

It was a pleasant surprise to witness for the first time the set of Carnival Park. I particularly like the new song they’re giving away for free online entitled “I Know The Steps To This Dance“. Their live set is a totally different experience. For POP fans out there, they’re a band worth watching out for. Feel free to download and share the links embedded from their Bandcamp account.

The Edralins on the other hand was the perfect closing act dishing out Beatles covers including 80s pop tunes, whipping the crowd in a state of frenzy. Happy heads and happy feet. I think they played for more than an hour appealing to listener’s insatiable appetite.

Next on The POP Shoppe! is a year ender party at Route 196 on December 30 together with Lilystars acts and guests bands Dirty Hate and Tey’s Revenge. See facebook event page HERE for more details. Happy Holidays!

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