11 Benefit Gigs for Yolanda Victims (That You Can Watch)

We all have our own ways of helping the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), and music is one. After this category 5 (it’s the highest category but experts say Yolanda went beyond that — perhaps a 10) struck many provinces in Visayas, leaving thousands dead and thousands more sick and homeless, many event productions, musicians and OPM advocates organized gigs whose proceeds will go to the victims of the typhoon.

If you love watching gigs at night, and you have something to contribute (aside from beer money), you can choose from the list of gigs below:

1. Benefit Gig

Nov13 ExcessSuperclub

Date/time: tonight, November 13, 2013 (Wednesday) 9PM
Venue: Excess Superclub, Timog, QC
Damage: (not provided, but prepare 200-300)
Acts: Kamikazee, Urbandub, Valley of Chrome, and more

Tonight at Timog, Kamikazee, Urbandub, Wilabaliw, Curbside, Sirens, and Valey of Chrome will be having a fund raising gig at Excess Superclub in Timog, QC. Watch Kamikazee’s invite video here.

2.      Instagig

benefit gig for yolanda victims

Date/time: tonight, November 13, 2013 (Wednesday) 9PM
Venue: 19East, Sucat
Damage: 200
Acts: <S>andwich, Pedicab, Imago, Kjwan, and more

If you haven’t met the new frontman of Imago (Aia has left), this is your chance. Watch other bands perform tonight for a cause. You can donate cash and materials and to be received by Red Cross at the venue.

3. Ride and Rock Relief

benefit gigs for yolanda victims

Date/timetonight, November 13, 2013 (Wednesday) 9PM
Venue: Conspiracy Bar, Visayas Ave, QC
Damage: 150
Act: Noel Cabangon

If you’re up to an acoustic serenade by known singer/songwriter Noel Cabangon, you can catch him tonight. Material donations, such as water, medicines, blankets and canned goods are accepted at the venue.

4. Acoustic Wednesdays

benefit gigs for yolanda victims

Date/time: tonight, November 13, 2013 (Wednesday) 9PM

Venue: Chihuahua Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar, Makati Ave
Damage: (not provided)
Act: Bullet Dumas

If you love Mexican food and would like it with an acoustic performance by Bullet Dumas, then come by Chichuahua in Makati Ave. Prepare donations of any kind.

5. Blue Lights

Nov13 Tomatokick

Date/timetonight, November 13, 2013 (Wednesday)
Venue: Tomatokick, Po’s Bldg, Tomas Morato, QC
Damage: free admission
Act: Indio-I

Rock-reggae band Indio-I (who went on hiatus and came back last year) will be performing tonight at Tomatokick, and guess what, it’s free! Just bring your donations (bottled water and canned goods) and enjoy the gig.

6. Lig-on! Mi

Nov15 ADMU

Date/time:  November 15, 2013 (Friday) 9PM
Venue: Cervini Field, Ateneo De Manila University
Damage: 200 (minimum donation)
Acts: Jim Paredes, Noel Cabangon, and more

Former APO Hiking Society member Jim Paredes, Noel Cabangon and more acts, will be performing on Monday at Cervini Field (beside Church of the Jesuit in ADMU). Bring your own mat.

7. Terno Inferno North

benefit gig for typhoon yolanda victims

Date/time:  November 15, 2013 (Friday) 8PM
Venue: Route 196, Katipunan Ave., QC
Damage: (not provided)
Acts: Up Dharma Down, Yolanda Moon, Maude, and more

Terno Recordings artists will be en Route 196 on Friday for a benefit gig. Door proceeds will go straight to Philippine Red Cross. Caned goods, slippers, medicines, etc are welcome.

8. Taclobanda

benefit gig for yolanda victims

Date/time:  November 15, 2013 (Friday)

Venue: Chillax Restobar, Las Pinas (Alabang-Zapote Rd)
Damage: 150
Acts: Army of One, The Hanging ZExperience, Antimano, and more

A benefit gig will also be happening at the south. They will also accept material donations, such as slippers, toys, and new underwear. For details, click here.

9. North Swell

benefit gigs for yolanda victims

Date/time:  November 16, 2013 (Saturday) 8PM
Venue: Black Kings’ Bar, West Ave., QC
Damage: (not provided, but will most likely be 150-250)
Acts: indie/underground bands

Friends from the west will be having a benefit gig on Saturday. The lineup hasn’t still been announced. Go to BKB‘s page for updates.


10. Bangon Pilipinas

benefit gig for yolanda victims

Date/time:  November 18, 2013 (Monday) 8PM
Venue: Autonomy Bar and Resto, Mandaluyong
Damage: (not provided, but will most likely be 150-250)
Acts: indie/underground bands (TBA) *open for lineup*

Underground bands are also playing here for a cause. This benefit gig, which is still being organized, is presented by Hey Jane Productions.

11. Help (in AC DC style)

benefit gigs for typhoon yolanda victims

Date/time:  November 18, 2013 (Monday) 9PM
Venue: 19 East Sucat
Damage: 250
Acts: Wolfgang, The Dawn, Spongecola, and more

Known 80s/90s band The Dawn, Wolfgang, together with Spongecola, Peryodiko and Soapdish have tied up with Ateneo Triple Disaster Response Drive and Negrense Volunteers for Change for this benefit gig. Can you hear AC DC covers? For you to find out.

Let’s all unite through music for our kababayans in Visayas! \m/

For a more updated list on the Yolanda Relief gigs you can attend, check out this page.