Nice Set Pups! The New Year Kick-off

by - Sunday, January 21, 2018

Whoever said OPM is dead is obviously been living under the rock. For the past years, the OPM scene has been making a buzz and creating one hit after another.  And for the production outfit called Nice Set Pups, it presents an opportunity for them to reintroduce everyone of the awesomeness that is OPM with their first event of the year - Nice Set Pups! The New Year Kickoff!

Being a blogger/online media, I was one of the chosen few who got invited to join their event. Although I listen to OPM and love music a lot, I am not generally fond of bars and similar places. But with the help of a friend’s company and enough courage, I decided to attend and watch this gig (so millennial lol).  And boy, was I glad that I did.

SaGuijo Bar, Makati
When I asked my friends where SaGuijo Bar is, they were all “oohs” and “aaahs”.  Apparently, it is a must-see place or the IT place. How was I to know? (so #titasofmanila, I know).  Anyway… SaGuijo Bar is a nondescript hole-in-the-wall place located in Guijo street.  It is pretty easy to miss especially if you’re not familiar with the area. No LED signs nor extra lighting.

Nice Set Pups! The New Year Kickoff!
Nice Set Pups! has prepared an impressive lineup for their New Year kickoff. Unfortunately, the only band I was familiar with was Autotelic so I wasn’t really sure what to expect. Nevertheless, that didn’t stop me from having fun and dancing to the beat.

The first band that performed is Rob and the Hitmen and their hits include Illusion and So Right. I particularly like this band because of how smooth the vocals and the music is.  It’s the perfect start to a fun Saturday night.

Another performer during that night is Autotelic. What I loved about them is it reminds me of the alternative rock music I used to listen to back in HS. Plus, the lyrics to their songs are simple yet has deep emotions aka hugot. If you have not heard of them before, I suggest you start now.

The other performers that night included Fourplay MNL, Gian Bernal, Out of Order and Milesexperience. Of all them, Milesexperience seemed to me the biggest crowd-pleaser with several of the audience singing along to their songs.  Fourplay MNL, unfortunately, I didn’t get to listen to them because I went out to grab a bite to eat. I also like Gian Bernal’s performance. It’s the kind of music that would make you close your eyes and just dance to the beat.  Out of Order, on the other hand, was just straight up fun.  It was the perfect ending to an awesome night.

Nice Set Pups! The New Year Kickoff! was a success!  They are off to a great start in 2018 and hopefully, they will have more events like this in the future soon (ehem ehem, QC). Kudos to all the bands and to Nice Set Pups! for keeping the OPM scene alive and kicking!

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