IN PHOTOS: UDD, The Itchyworms, more bring the ‘damn-damin’ to Linya-Linya Land

Paolo Abad
Linya-Linya makes yet another statement with a one-day music festival played by a stellar, eclectic lineup of local acts.

LINYA-LINYA LAND. Linya-Linya Land brought together some of your favorite local acts for their one-day music festival. All photos by Paolo Abad/Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – It seems like Linya-Linya never runs out of punchlines and witty statement tees. Chances are you’ve seen a t-shirt with doodle-like inscriptions such as “damn-damin” or parodies like “Chance the Napper” – things that just brim with distinctly Pinoy humor.

So for one whole day, they decided to make yet another grand statement with a festival headlined by local favorites: Linya-Linya Land, held last February 23, Saturday, at the Century City Mall in Makati City. 

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From up-and-coming acts to local scene stalwarts, from good ol’ guitar shredding rock to feelings-filled indie – Linya-Linya had it all. 

Let’s take a look back at the action, in photos:

UDD (formerly known as Up Dharma Down) performed some of their newer but still heartrending material – save for “Sigurado,” a crowd favorite in recent memory.

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Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

 

The Itchyworms and Ang Bandang Shirley – as usual – kept the audience singing along throughout their sets, with voices echoing until the back of the event hall.

Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

Cheats and Autotelic, bands with fierce followings and rousing tracks, kept the hall packed to the rafters until late in the evening.

Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

Linya-Linya Land was also graced by the legendary Joey Ayala.

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We expected nothing less of electrifying sets from Sandwich and Pedicab.

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Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

Dicta License brought their stick-it-to-the-man brand of rap rock to Linya-Linya, performing a defiant, statement-making set with songs like “Diktador.”

Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

The Ransom Collective and Oh, Flamingo! brought their distinct sounds to the show: one infused with folk, the latter with tropical sensibilities.

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Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

Singer-songwriters Johnoy Danao and Iego Tan of Shirebound and Busking held the stage by their selves, yet they kept the crowd spellbound.

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Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

Hip-hop collective Uprising brought their fiery bars to Linya-Linya Land.

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JCBX had the honors of opening the festivities.

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– Rappler.com

Paolo Abad

Paolo Abad writes, edits, and shoots for a living. He is one of the founding partners of the online radio platform Manila Community Radio.