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Saturday, February 23, 2019

SoundStrip

Ready or not, here’s Esremborak

GET ready for Esremborak. This five-piece ukulele rock band will charm your way into your heart and tickle your fancy, the way...

Famed Brazilian artist paints Valley of Chrome album artwork

IN the history of recorded music, there are those revered cover artists whose work has adorned some of the most popular, if not...

OPM: Rising thru streaming

ORIGINAL Pilipino Music (OPM) is on the rise: As of January 1, 2019, close to 10 billion streams of OPM content have been...

Ang Huling El Bimbo dances again at Resorts World Manila

It was in September last year that Resorts World Manila broke new ground in Philippine theater with Ang Huling El Bimbo, the critically-acclaimed, perpetually...

Seungri in Manila: ‘Tagumpay!’

By Carla Mortel / Photos by Kimberly Lumague THE success of The Great Seungri Show can’t be measured by numbers.

New albums from the underground

ONE of the best things that happened this new millennium and with regard to the availability of technology was the proliferation of independent and...

All Hail The King of Pinoy Rock!

OPM legend and “guitarmeister” Joey “Pepe” Smith, revered as a pillar of Pinoy rock and one-third of the seminal Juan dela Cruz band...

Sunday jamming with Weezer, IV of Spades, Dok Sergio, Josh Groban

IV OF SPADES Clapclapclap! THE first album of highly touted IV...

Gig-print poster art makes local comeback

VINYL RECORDS and cassettes aren’t the only mediums from the past that have made a comeback, as printed gig posters are starting to make...

Joey ‘Pepe’ Smith is Dead; Long live the King of Pinoy...

By Tony Maghirang Pinoy rock legend Joey Smith passed away on January 28 and in death, he will be...

Ely Buendia and the Itchyworms Band Together

THE stage is set for two of the most brilliant acts in modern Filipino music to thrill Pinoy rock fans, as Ely Buendia &...

Createurs launch debut album

Independent rock band Createurs will launch its 12-track debut album “We Exist” on February 9, Saturday, at saGuijo Café + Bar in Makati City...

‘Biggest, most exciting all-OPM fest’ RAKRAKAN: ‘twice’ as hard!

TO cheer for and celebrate another year worth of rocking OPM, the Rakrakan Festival has become bigger, louder, and bolder! Get ready...

All rise for Queen Nation

THERE is little doubt among rock enthusiasts: legendary band Queen and former lead singer Freddie Mercury earn high ranks as among the most powerful...

Classical pianist Raul Sunico to do a rare Rachmaninoff two-peat 

INTERNATIONALLY acclaimed Filipino pianist Raul Sunico will try to reprise a historic feat when he plays at “A Rach Concert” with the Philippine Philharmonic...

Hard Rock-Manila sets in a new place

THE iconic Hard Rock Café-Manila is back with a bang and promises to deliver quality entertainment and food to its guests. Since the core business...

Johnny Cross: Variety is the spice of life

IT has been an accepted standard of modern entertainment: Keep selling whatever works—the same sad songs; the good ole’ love teams; the usual story...

What to expect at The Great Seungri Tour 2019

DURING his one-night gig at the Cove Manila in June 2018, Seungri, the maknae (youngest) member of the legendary boy group BigBang, promised to...

Love for local music last Christmas

LEADING telecommunications provider Globe treated the public with two concerts in a recent weekend that showcased the best emerging local artists in the music...

Indie Awards Night puts spotlight on stakeholders; acts on the rise

FOR years, big labels and established stars dominated the Philippine music scene. But the rise of online music sites, including Bandcamp, SoundCloud and Spotify,...
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