AllStar Weekend in final pop act for Manila fans at Makati Circuit Fest


04:18 PM May 24th, 2013

By: Karen Boncocan, May 24th, 2013 04:18 PM

MANILA, Philippines — This Saturday may be the first and last time Filipino fans of AllStar Weekend will see the trio perform their hits as a pop group before their transition into more mature sound.

No they are not exactly parting ways, bassist Cameron Quiseng clarified in a recent interview with but their new album’s sound has veered away from the usual pop music they have been known for.

“We find that we can’t play the new songs together with AllStar Weekend songs. They don’t go well together and we felt that the only way to release the new project and do it justice was to (end AllStar Weekend),” said Quiseng.

When asked if they have decided on a name, Quiseng said “not yet. But this album will have a raw sound to it.”

AllStar Weekend will rock it out with seven more international bands at Circuit Fest this Saturday in a day-long music and skate fest at the Globe Circuit Events Ground in Makati City.

“We will be playing our old songs at Circuit Fest. This is our first time to play in Manila but we’ve heard that it’s really fun to perform in the Philippines,” he said.

AllStar Weekend, despite being on hiatus, vowed to give their Manila-based fans “the best show they have ever seen.”

The trio, composed of Quiseng, vocalist Zachary Porter and drummer Michael Martinez, was however mum on the details on their new project–declining to even reveal what their new band name would be.

All the bassist could tell was that the new record and their new name would be revealed after summer.

“We cannot help but worry, of course. Bands have changed their names and the way they sound and in turn, they lose all their fans. It is a scary transition but I am just so proud of what we have accomplished this time,” said Quiseng.

“I think everyone will love it just the way we love it. This new sound of ours will cater to a broader demographic. We are worried but I stand by this new album of ours, this new sound we have. It can only do good,” he maintained.

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