Fil-Am Bands Join Hands for Franz

n75813394185_2642If you had the opportunity to do something good for someone else AND could have an awesome time, you’d take it, right?  That’s exactly why I couldn’t pass up the “Fil-Am Bands Join Hands for Franz – A fundraising concert for Franz Pantaleon,” at Fontana’s, NYC on Eldridge Street.  The event was hosted by Poptimes Magazine and his family here in the United States.  Franz is an 18-year old Filipino teen diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called Extraskeletal Ewing’s Sarcoma.  The $10 donation served as the cost of admission, 1-hour open bar and an evening’s worth of entertainment.  Talk about great, I seriously don’t remember the last time I’ve been to a gig with such a power-packed line up: Gates of Era, Wallows, Sodapop Suicide, P.I., Run Robot, The Happy Analogues, The Kuwagos, Qwadra, Apriori and Blue Mellon Pop.  It was literally a feast for the mind, body and soul. Continue reading