GoodVybes Sessions: Battles Live In Manila

New York-based experimental rock band Battles performed for the first time in Manila last December 7 at 12 Monkeys. The event is part of Vybe Production’s GoodVybes Fest Sessions.


The night was low key. The crowd was not the usual 12 Monkeys crowd. Judging from the multiple bass amps on stage, Manila fans were in for an avalanche.

Battles, an experimental rock band, also described their music as ‘math’. It was the Ian Williams, John Stanier, and Dave Konopka’s first time to play for a show here in Manila as part of their Asian tour. Earthmover was the only local band invited to open the show.

Here are some photos from the event.

Earthmover opening Battles Live In Manila


Ian Williams, John Stanier, and Dave Konopka


Battles brought their own brand of Math Rock


John Stanier


Battles played in a packed 12 Monkeys in Makati


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