Three Ways To Help Fly The Roaches To Texas!

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Flying Ipis, an all-girl garage punk band from Manila, will be the third Filipino act to be part of the prestigious South By South West (SxSW) Festival in Austin, Texas. And they need our help!

The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conferences & Festivals offer the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW® is the premier destination for discovery.

Year after year, the event is a launching pad for new creative content. New media presentations, music showcases and film screenings provide buzz-generating exposure for creators and compelling entertainment for audiences. Conference panel discussions present a forum for learning, business activity thrives at the Trade Shows and global networking opportunities abound. Intellectual and creative intermingling among industry leaders continues to spark new ideas and carve the path for the future of each ever-evolving field, long after the events’ conclusion.


Following the success of Turbo Goth and Taken By Cars, another Filipino band has been selected to be part of the South By South West Festival this year: Flying Ipis!


This has been one of our band-dreams, to be able to participate, perform, and represent our country at the SXSW.  So you can just imagine how THRILLED we were when we received our invitation letter from SXSW, to perform at their music festival this March 2016. 🙂 

Being an independent rock band from the Philippines (fellow artists would know!), we play out of pure passion with little financial returns; making travelling from Manila to the United States not easy on the bank account. That is why we are singing to your generous hearts of hearts that you help us fly to Texas, and support our little girl’s dream of performing at the SXSW!

– Flying Ipis

The band needs to raise at least Php 400,000 to cover all the expenses for the said trip. We can be part of this wonderful journey and fulfill one of Flying Ipis’ band-dreams by being part of #TeamIpis and helping them out!


  • Pledge via Text Message. Text FLYING IPIS <AMOUNT> to 2158-3668. You can contribute 20, 50, 100 & 200. Imagine if 1,000 of us will text Php20 each, that’s Php20,000 already!
  • Crowdfunding Pledge. Visit the FLIGHT OF THE ROACHES TO SXSW ArtistConnect page and choose the amount you want to pledge. You can contribute from Php250 ($5.22) to Php20,000 ($418). Each amount will not only help the band but you can also get some premium Ipis items — from exclusive stickers, kacha bag, t-shirt, airplane tickets, and even a 30-minute private Flying Ipis gig!
  • Spread the word about it. Post this feature on your Facebook wall or Twitter feed and tag your friends that you know can help. Maybe a friend from the US, UK, or any parts of the world who believes in Filipino music or music in general and can support this cause!

Let us help the Roaches soar! We got a whole month to spread this campaign and help Deng, Ymi, Gaki, and Tanya reach their SxSW goal!