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Dragonfly Collector Launches Philippine Promo Tour

August 3, 2015


Lilystars Records is proud to bring Dragonfly Collector to a city nearest you!

Eight months after the digital release of his critically acclaimed debut album, The World is Your Oyster, Dragonfly Collector embarks on “The World is Your Oyster Philippine Tour 2015”, introducing a completely different approach to concert touring and musical promotion.

DRAGONFLY COLLECTOR The World Is Your Oyster Philippine Tour 2015

The official tour poster. Artwork and design by Ige Trinidad.

The tour is an independently produced backpack nationwide journey, which will be covered mostly by land and sea. This grand national odyssey kicks off in Meycauayan, Bulacan on August 11, 2015 and will run until early December. The 44 performance stops will cover key areas of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, and will wind down in Southern Luzon. In between stops, Dragonfly Collector will also help promote domestic tourism through side trips to various national parks, beaches, caves, heritage sites, and other destinations of interest.

11 Aug Meycauayan City, BUL Session Bar & Bistro
12 Aug Baliwag, BUL Café Avelina
14 Aug Angeles City, PAM Alta Pampanga Resto Bar & Café
15 Aug San Marcelino, ZMB Black Plate Restaurant
18 Aug Tarlac City, TAR Chimichanga Mexican Bar & Grill
21 Aug Baguio City, BEN 18 BC
22 & 23 Aug San Juan, LUN Surf Shack
28 Aug Bantay, ILS One Vittoria Hotel
29 Aug Laoag City, ILN Kalye Lagasca
30 Aug Pagudpod, ILN Terra Rika Beach & Dive Resort
04 Sep Tuguegarao City, CAG Leonor Bar & Grill
05 Sep Cauayan City, ISA 21st Amendment
12 Sep Baler, AUR Cautibar & Grill
14 Sep Cabanatuan City, NUE Rainforest Bar & Restaurant
15 Sep Makati City, NCR Boiler Room (CD/Vinyl Launch)
17 Sep Los Banos, LAG Duplex Tavern
24 Sep Lucena City, QUE Eduvigis Coffee Bar & Restaurant
26 Sep Boac City, MAD A & A Beach Resort
30 Sep Naga City, CAS Chili Peppers
3 Oct Legaspi City, ALB 21st Amendment Legaspi
05 Oct Catarman, NSA Tsiban
07 Oct Calbayog City, WSA Carlos & Carmelos
10 Oct Tacloban City, LEY Na Ning Mobile Bar
12 Oct Surigao City, SUN Kody’s Bar
15 Oct Butuan City, AGN Café Caliente
17 Oct Davao City, DAV Sales Bar Tekanplor
23 Oct Digos City, DAS Fire & Ice Superclub
24 Oct General Santos City, DAS Family Country Hotel
27 Oct Koronadal City, SCO EMR Center
30 Oct Cagayan De Oro City, MSR Karumata
31 Oct Iligan City, LAN Bar Around The Corner (BATC)
03 Nov Zamboanga City, ZAS Bigdawgs Bistro
04 Nov Dipolog City, ZAN D’Hotel and Suites
06 Nov Dumaguete City, NER Hayahay Treehouse Bar
12 Nov Tagbilaran City, BOH Dong Juan
13 Nov Cebu City, CEB The Monastery
15 Nov San Carlos City, NEC Sir Chief’s Corner
18 Nov Bacolod City, NEC Crate Bar & Kitchen
21 Nov Iloilo City, ILI Mango Tree Restaurant
25 Nov Roxas City, CAP Soul Superclub
27 & 28 Nov Boracay, AKL Charlie’s
04 & 05 Dec Puerto Galera, MDR Coco Aroma
07 Dec Batangas City, BTG Euphoria Bar & Restaurant
12 Dec Puerto Princesa City, PLW Katabom

Dragonfly Collector: The World Is Your Oyster Philippine Tour 2015 will primarily feature acoustic performances, but will be backed by Nitoy Adriano on guitars, Vengee Gatmaitan on bass, and Pat Sarabia on drums on select tour legs. Upcoming indie-folk singer, Ian Penn, will be opening all shows.

Dragonfly Collector is the solo debut of Clem Castro (aka Clementine), award-winning singer-songwriter, guitarist and frontman of the bands The Camerawalls and the now defunct Orange and Lemons.

For more information on tour dates, venues, and ticket prices, please visit or subscribe to the Facebook event section of Dragonfly Collector and his official site at

Dragonfly Collector: The World Is Your Oyster Philippine Tour 2015 is brought to you by Lilystars Records and is sponsored in part by, Jam 88.3, Pinoytuner, Radio Republic, Panay News, and 57 Studios Manila.

Sunday Mornings of My Life: Ian Penn Heads Back Home

October 15, 2014

Christine Mazur

Ian Penn

Harmonica in hand, Ian Penn is taking a road less traveled with his new single Headback Home, now available from Lilystars Records. From the opening bars, one would expect to see “This Machine Kills Fascists” written on his acoustic guitar for all that he channels American folk singer Woodie Guthrie. Fresh from the Pampanga countryside, Penn’s acoustic stylings are uncannily like Pete Seeger, John Denver, Johnny Cash, and especially Bob Dylan. But it was Canadian rock icon Neil Young’s album Out on the Weekend that kick-started young Ian to devote himself to writing music. “The lyricism, the harmonica, you could almost hear him exhale on that record,” says Penn.

Home is where Penn’s heart is: “I grew up surrounded by music lovers and musicians. When I was a kid, on Sunday mornings, I would wake up to the sound of Sam Cooke’s voice blasting on the stereo, while dad cooked breakfast. It’s just part of my life.”

As a youngster, Penn got a good education covering The Beatles (playing bass “just for kicks”). An old soul, however, he was never able to relate to the “pop/metal thing” his high-school friends were into. Instead he says, “I got back to my roots – the songs I would hear from the Sunday mornings of my life, and started writing my own material.” When he plays covers now, they tend to be from his roots: Johnny Cash, Buddy Holly and Sam Cooke.
True to his roots, Penn’s songwriting comes from everyday life: “Where I come from, it’s all trees and sky and mountain and rivers. It’s a peaceful environment, far from the polluted cities. You could really take your time here, so I sing about that too. There’s a song I wrote called Wild Abandon & Control: “Down by the ocean I left my heart/ Springing completely back to the start/ I’ve spent all my wandering in this place/ where should I go now/ Where should I stay?”

“The songs that I write, they are my reflections and observations. It’s all poetry in motion you see. If you’re into that kind of stuff, you’ll know what I mean.”

Ian Penn

Though he is a solo artist through and through, if Penn could collaborate with anyone, his dream choice would be Iron and Wine. “Sam Beam is an amorous character with a vivid imagination,” Penn explains, ”Every album is different from the other, it would be exciting to work with him.”

Headback Home’s memorable melody evokes a peaceful country scene of rain, summer, missing loved ones and home. Just lean back in the grass under a Dao tree near a babbling brook – and listen.

Buy the single HERE.
Official Site