Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Aspire Update 001

These will be the first update for the zine. Life gets hard when you don't have job. Hahaha. Anyways, the interviews are going good right now. I have finished two bands, the others are still on the process. First issue will feature a reprint of an interview with a local band. Still, I need some writings to fill-up the pages of the zine. Any help, just send message here or at aspire.zine@gmail.com And yeah, I also need ads. Ads are for free. Send them at the email address I provided.

I have a feeling that I will not reach the target date for the release of the first issue. But I am still hoping. If not, I guess I will just release it by early next year. Probably January, serves as my birthday gift for myself. Hahaha. Anyways, watch out for shows these last days of 2009 and early 2010. More touring bands, more shows, more bands playing, more good times! See you at the pit!

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UK's Krupskaya Will Grind SEA This Coming December

These will be one of the reason why 2009 is a great year for the Southeast Asian kids. More touring bands are coming to this part of the world playing their hearts out, giving all they have. Krupskaya, a UK-based grind fiends is a sure bomb to end this wonderful year. SEA poster is below:

Philippines, brace yourselves for these shows put up by our local hardcore punk organizers:

Noise is protest, life is grind, Krupskaya is coming for Bulacan:

NCI, Flowergrave Collective & Asterisk Collective's treat. This will also be the year-ender party of www.diypinoyhcpunk.com:

Laguna leg. This will also be a celebration for Aggressive Dog Attack's 20th anniversary. It's free!:

Last day of grinding the Philippines, courtesy of Sampcore Collective. It's a free show so show up:

First Blood Southeast Asian Tour 2010

Here now is the poster for First Blood's SEA tour. Bring out your camos and practice your dance steps Southeast Asians because this will be a great show.

Hardcore punkers from the Philippines, NCI is kind enough to put a show to bring this dudes in our shores. For now, tease your eyes with this poster, details to follow; log on to diypinoyhcpunk.com for details.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Answer This...

Hey there! How’s everything? I would like to ask for your help for the zine. I have this question and I want you to take part. Please complete the sentence below. Your answer will appear on the paper.

“I strongly stand for _________ because _______________.”

Send your answers to: aspire.zine@gmail.com

And please include your name and what band/label you are in. Thank you for your kind support.

Currently anticipating for:

Cotto will hit the canvas for sure. Pinoy power!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Tours For Late 2009 to Early 2010

Detailed posters soon. Keep checkin' for updates on these tours.

Shows For November

Your support is much needed to these shows.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Shirt: Bystorm - Vessel

I got this shirt during the "Serve Fail" show by Asterisk Collective on August 16, 2009 through Dyey of Northern Territory Records. One of my faves.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Shows For October 2009

Show your support by coming to these shows:

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Aspire Fanzine Needs Your Support!


If you have any form of contribution to fill up the pages of the zine, be it ads, columns, articles, poems/arts or anything please send it to: aspire.zine@gmail.com

Any help is much appreciated. Thanks!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Proposed Logo

Nothing special about the caveman, I just love seeing images of 'em.

MySpace Sucked on 09/24/09 + First Post

Hi guys! Welcome to my blog. In case you don't know me, I am Jay, from Olongapo City, Philippines. I am kinda new to hardcore scene. So forgive me for my being noobness (at times). I'm currently doing my fanzine after almost a year of lonesome brainstorming, I bumped into a word to call my zine, ASPIRE. The zine focuses mainly in the hardcore/punk scene of the Philippines. It will be out late this year so watch out for it.

In case you are wondering with this post title. Last night I was planned to make a myspace account for my zine but MySpace sucked bigtime! Whenever I click the "Continue" button on the Verification section of signing up, I always get this damn message:

After so many tries, I got burned. Hahaha. Guess I'll try my luck on the other days.

See you guys in a couple of days.