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For The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

Opening for The Pains of Being Pure at Heart during their visit in Manila has been a wonderful gigging opportunity. Thanks to Mario De Castro of Gweilo Bar and Joff Cruz of Kindassault. It’s our third time to do front act for a popular foreign band and our first time at Hardrock Cafe.

Early at the venue for sound check, we were able to catch the members of TPOBPAH. A quick photo with Kip Berman was good enough for us. Aside from Peggy Wang, Alex Naidus, and Kurt Feldman, there’s a fifth member who climbed on stage. Later on we realized he’s Connor Hanwick of The Drums sessioning on guitars, giving their live stint a fuller sound.

With Kip Berman of TPOBPAH

I stumbled upon really neat gig photos by a nice young man from San Diego named Andrew Subiela. He was kind enough to share his photos of the gig. You can find some of his shots below accompanied by live video clips of songs taken by Antonette of Lilystars Records and Em Aquino of Your Imaginary Friends using my old Flipvideo camera. You can view a few more pictures of The Camerawalls HERE or visit Andrew’s Flickr account HERE.


The Camerawalls at Hardrock Cafe

We played six songs. Three from our album Pocket Guide To The Otherworld, our single The Sight Of Love less the female vocals, one from Bread and Circuses and a song from Orange & Lemons that I missed performing.

Bread and Circuses | The Sight Of Love – The Camerawalls

A Beginning Of Something Wonderful – The Camerawalls


TPOBPAH were excellent live, their sound was just about right for their type of music. Loud electric guitars and tight drum groove accentuated by keys and the droning voice of Kip and Peggy. Feels like I’m in a college dance party or some cool prom. Hope you enjoyed this post. I leave you with live clips from the NY quartet.

Heart In Your Heartbreak – The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart

Belong – The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart

UPDATE 3/31/2012:  You can find more cool photos by Cecilia Forbes at her blogsite HERE.

3 Comments Post a comment
  1. galing nyo tlaga guys

    March 6, 2012
  2. good opportunity for you, your band, and them. 🙂

    March 6, 2012
    • it’s really nice to perform and witness great indie bands. 🙂

      March 31, 2012

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