Club Matryoshka postpones Halloween virtual event due to typhoon

“Don’t Prom Me, I’m Scared!”: A Horror Survival Prom will now take place on November 8

Club Matryoshka has announced the postponement of its virtual Halloween event “Don’t Prom Me, I’m Scared!” to November 8 following the recent typhoon that has hit the Philippines.

The postponement was announced on Instagram on Sunday, November 1, just hours before the event was scheduled to take place. Per the announcement, the event has been postponed over safety concerns, while also noting that the country’s electricity and internet connections are expected to be affected during the storm.

Check out the complete postponement announcement below.

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. . Greetings Everyone, just a heads up that one of the most powerful tropical cyclones on record “Typhoon Goni aka Rolly” is approaching the Philippines and is now joined by another Tropical storm called “Siony”. Two consecutive cyclones are on their way to our country and the highest possible signals expected are at signal no. 3 to 5. At the moment of writing this, we are currently at signal no 4. So we advise all our friends from the Philippines to keep the safe, stock up on supplies and food to brace ourselves for the possible onslaught of these tropical cyclones. And to our friends and allies all over the world, please send your prayers, keep us in your thoughts and intentions. As a safety precaution for our gig-goers: Club Matryoshka despite being an international venue is based in the Philippines so the safety of our gig-goers, patrons, and supporters is a top priority. We are also expecting the weather to greatly affect the stability and quality of our internet connections, electricity as well as the quality of our streams and interactions and as a result of this we have decided to postpone tonight's event “Don’t Prom Me, I’m Scared” to Nov 8, 2020. We apologize for any trouble this has caused but the safety of our people is our top priority, we hope to see you next weekend! We would like to advise our fellow Filipinos of the ff safety tips: 👽 Monitor weather updates from news sources on radio, television, and the internet; 👽Make sure to inspect houses and check for damage that needs to be repaired; 👽Prepare a fully-stocked emergency “go bag” or a disaster kit that can be grabbed anytime; 👽Save emergency numbers of relevant government agencies and local authorities in your area; 👽Get to know the evacuation centers in your barangay; 👽Remember to observe health and safety protocols for the coronavirus disease such as the wearing of face masks and face shields. Thank you and stay safe everyone!+++

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“Club Matryoshka despite being an international venue is based in the Philippines so the safety of our gig-goers, patrons, and supporters is a top priority,” said the organiser on Instagram, before listing out a number of safety precautions for its Filipino audience to follow.

Club Matryoshka – the Manila virtual club hosted on a private Minecraft server – will now host “Don’t Prom Me, I’m Scared!” on Sunday, November 8 from 9pm to 4am local time (GMT +8).

Sign up for Club Matryoshka’s Halloween event here. Like previous events, it is open to all and free of charge, but donations are encouraged. Funds will be channelled to the running of the Minecraft server and the payment of artists.

Its international lineup includes artists from the Philippines – IV Of Spades’ Zild Benitez, Ultimo Fantasma (the duo of Tito Uncle and Scarly) and LONER x aries – and Singapore, namely dream pop trio Sobs and bedroom pop artist sofklo. Malaysian electro pop artist Shelhiel is also performing.

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The lineup is rounded out by artists from the United States (DV-i and seabaud), Netherlands (LARASATI), Portugal (King Kami) and Mexico (Sonico Berzerk, Sunshine Vendetta).

Per Club Matryoshka founding member and Manila producer similarobjects, attendees can expect “Hip-Hop, Future Funk, PC music, Bedroom Indie-Pop, Hyperpop, Gabber, Nightcore, Deconstructed Club Music, Brega funk and New Rave”.

Club Matryoshka launched in July 2019, and its popularity grew over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, as government restrictions and social distancing struck down live music events.

The club’s last event was an August tie-up with CTM Festival. Earlier in October, the club posted a message apologising for its recent inactivity, revealing that organisers had been taking time off to “rest and recover from the series of events we’ve been mounting non-stop since the beginning of the year”.

They also added that they had been taking time to “reassess, improve and figure out better ways to better serve the community we all love, represent and celebrate”, and indicated that Club Matryoshka would return to “smaller/regular shows that were part of our main focus when we started this project”, as opposed to ‘festival’ setups.

In a post promoting the Halloween Prom event before its postponement, similarobjects expressed gratitude to Club Matryoshka attendees and supporters. “We were really just a small community that came together because of a mutual love of games and music,” he wrote.

“When an idea came to make it a virtual space for music of all kinds, we really just wanted to enjoy ourselves. But thanks to all of you, the idea bloomed beautifully into what you see as Club Matryoshka today. Our little project became what it is because of all of you and we hope to have your continued support throughout the coming years.”

Read similarobjects’ original message below:

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Before we bring our year to a close, we’d like to take some time to show our appreciation to all of you. We were really just a small community that came together because of a mutual love of games and music. When an idea came to make it a virtual space for music of all kinds, we really just wanted to enjoy ourselves. But thanks to all of you, the idea bloomed beautifully into what you see as Club Matryoshka today. Our little project became what it is because of all of you and we hope to have your continued support throughout the coming years. After ten shows of mischief, mayhem, space exploration and pvp/spleef madness, through different dimensions of sound, taste and architecture; Club Matryoshka returns with a spooky twist on the reminiscent tradition of our adolescence, prom. . . . Coming at you on this year’s Day of the Dead (Nov.1), it’s time to grab a virtual date or come stag and re-write your bad prom memories with us for “Don’t Prom Me, I’m Scared!” a Halloween Survival Prom Dance. Hop in and join forces with the rest of the prom-goers against the creatures of the night and dance the evening (or morning) away to the distinct, unique and diverse sounds of our global cast of musical talents. With various styles such as Hip-Hop, Future Funk, PC music, Bedroom Indie-Pop, Hyperpop, Gabber, Nightcore, Deconstructed Club Music, Brega funk and New Rave you’re definitely all in for a full night of sonic surprises. Come join us for a not so typical “night to remember”! “Don’t Prom Me, I’m Scared!” Performances by: Ultimo Fantasma (PH) Zild (PH) LONER x aries (PH) Sobs (SG) sofklo (SG) DV-i (US) Shelhiel (MY) Sonido Berzerk (MX) seabaud (US) LARASATI (NL) Kami (PT) Sunshine Vendetta (MX) Nov 1, 2020 21:00 – 4:00 (GMT+8) MANILA TIME *for time conversions please refer to this : http://timebie.com/* This event, like all previous ones held in our space, is open to all and free of charge, but donations to keep our server maintained and the artists paid would be greatly appreciated. To join the show just click the link on my bio!

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