Indie Manila heard you loud and clear! They’re kicking off 2018 with the launch of their “By Request” gig series with a lineup curated by the general public.
The Power of Twitter
The idea of the “By Request” gig series came around on Twitter over the holidays. Twitter user @Vonnerrs posted a Tweet asking a gig night with Autotelic, IV OF SPADES, One Click Straight, Where’s Ramona?, Gracenote, Tom’s Story, Oh! Flamingo, and The Ransom Collective this year, even tagging the accounts of Route 196 and SaGuijo. As it made its rounds on social media, Indie Manila picked up on the hint and basically turned our dreams into a reality.
A night with
IV OF SPADES
One Click Straight
The Ransom Collective
— ✨♠️ von of spades ♠️✨ (@Vonnerrs) December 26, 2017
Literally a day after the original Tweet, Indie Manila announced that they’ve locked down Route 196 for a gig on January 11. They were able to book One Click Straight, Where’s Ramona?, Gracenote, Oh, Flamingo!, and Over October just a couple hours later. Indie Manila constantly updated the lineup via the Twitter thread and took in suggestions from fans. If one artist wasn’t available, fans would throw in possible replacements.
Indie Manila entered the new year with the complete and final lineup. They also announced the addition of a second date for what they officially called the “By Request” gig series, and how other rising bands can be part of the upcoming festivities! On top of the gigs, they’ll be holding a monthly Open Mic session where three artists will get to perform at the next “By Request” gig.
🙋🏻 🙋🏻 🙋🏻 FINAL BANDS FOR JAN 11 OR JAN 12 #ByRequest Gig:
✅ IV OF SPADES
✅ ONE CLICK STRAIGHT
✅ WHERE'S RAMONA
✅ TOM'S STORY
✅ OH! FLAMINGO
✅ OVER OCTOBER
✅ LIONS & ACROBATS
✅ SHE’S ONLY SIXTEEN
✅ BP VALENZUELA
✅ ST. WOLF
— [Indie] Manila (@indiemanilalive) January 1, 2018
Catch Autotelic, IV of Spades, Gracenote, Over October, Oh, Flamingo!, One Click Straight, and Where’s Ramona? for By Request 001 on January 11 at Route 196. By Request 002 will feature Tom’s Story, She’s Only Sixteen, BP Valenzuela, Lions and Acrobats, ST. WOLF, and LUNA on January 12 at CustomThread Cafe. Entrance for each night falls at PHP300, but they’ve got a special bundle for PHP500 for both nights. Get your tickets here!
We know there’s more to come but make sure you don’t miss out on these handpicked gigs! See you there!