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I always think of my time with the band, Rescue a Hero, as some of the best times in my life. Hanging out with my best friends, doing something we love, and having people care about what we do (even if only for a few). My time in a band was something really really really fun, and something that I may never experience again.

So whenever I get the chance, I like to speak to people in the band scene. Someone currently experiencing gigs and playing. When Wessui Bacareza of Cosmic Kid reached out to me, it was a good opportunity to get the temperature of the current gig scene, especially when it comes to punk. It was fun sharing stories with Wes and comparing what it was like during my time in the band and his time in Cosmic Kid.

In this episode, we talked about the state of rock venues in Cebu, the genesis of Cosmic Kid, the outfits currently helping the local music scene, and pop punk bands to listen to.

Enjoy this episode!


Paolo dela Victoria

Finding Apollo

Carlo Rodriguez (Zerothreetwo Conversations episode)

Sir Junx Muana

Rescue A Hero (Zerothreetwo Conversations episode)


Mark Cortes (Zerothreetwo Conversations episode)

Shak Mancao (Zerothreetwo Conversations episode)


Christian Linaban (Zerothreetwo Conversations episode)

John Juanich

Seb Mijares

George Mañapao

Stephen Granadao


Bobbidee Olvido

Jeremie Lim


Jud Sala


Michael Curan

The Difficult Stranger

Chainzaw Records

Glenn Alonzo

Starting Today

The Carousel

Up Dharma Down

Taken by Cars

22 Tango Records

Kubra Commander

Melt Records (Bomba Press)

Bombo Pluto Ova

Andy Valentine

Constellation Drive

Green Day



The Story So Far

Neck Deep

New Found Glory

Erik Tuban

Kapitan Kulam


Pure Noise Records

Where to find Wessui?

Cosmic Kid on Spotify


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Carlo Villarica

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