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Sunday, August 19, 2018

SoundStrip

A playlist for every moment: More to Spotify than just your favorite...

SPOTIFY’S extensive library keeps you company all day long, but did you know that the platform is also home to more than just music...

Back to the Edge throws out benefit gig

AN organization of bands and new-wave music enthusiasts, Back To The Edge will present a gig on August 25 at Motorista Bar and Grill...

Newbies Lostthreads, OneWorld Syndrome, Sabrina Carpenter; old hands Chance the Rapper,...

LOSTTHREADS Aftermath METTLE AND MENACE. They are the dynamics that highly skilled Pinoy metalcore band Lostthreads work out to meticulous precision on Aftermath, their sophomore album...

Resounding ‘YES’ for peace; Love for music, culture and unity

AFS PHILIPPINES, in celebration of its YES Program’s anniversary, tapped into the country’s shared love for music on August 4 as it ended its...

In the house: Urbandub, Stomachine, Maricar, Nick Lowe, Paramore

URBANDUB Campfire Sessions (Live) CULLED from two nights of performances before a campfire-lit audience in a beach, alt-rocking foursome Urbandub turned their fluid, gorgeously melodic hard...

‘Bigger than rap:’ TRUTH on indie music

ESTIMATES have it that about a million songs are written every day, as it seems that the world can’t ever exist without a well-arranged...

Once again, the Itchyworms—on video their powerful love song, now seen...

HIT Pinoy band Itchyworms invades the music-video realm through its popular single, Di Na Muli. The song was written in 2016 by long-time friends Jazz Nicolas...

Betrayed, once again; first-timers Lion and the Scouts, Basically Saturday Night,...

BETRAYED Why Must Everything Involve Politics? THE quick answer is because man is a political animal. To paraphrase The Police: with every move he makes, man...

Int’l, local composers join Banaue-inspired music competition

PART of a project to restore the northern landmark’s glory, 20 local and foreign composers recently competed in the Banaue Rice Terraces-inspired symphonic competition. ...

Ian Veneracion mulls about music and more

RECENTLY, veteran actor and brand ambassador Ian Veneracion was slated to perform at an early Father’s Day roadshow mounted by the country’s top natural...

Iskwelahang Pilipino Rondalla performs in Canada

CALGARY—The Philippine Consulate General in Calgary and the Philippine Cultural Center Foundation (PCCF) recently hosted a leg of the 2018 Canada tour of the...

Revisiting ‘Fête’ 2018: When wonderful music was made, and the whole...

SWEATY men in matching black shirts... The smell of beer and nicotine that swirled in the evening air, along with the humming of friends...

Moira, IV of Spades, G-Force #PlayMusicTogether

GLOBAL leader in computer hardware technologies Acer kicked off its annual Acer Day celebration on July 20 at the Glorietta Palm Drive Activity Center. With...

Music tripping with Aegis, Moonstar88, Allstar Productions, Michael Franks

AEGIS 20 & Beyond (Sa Ikalawang Dekada Ng Musika Natin) A SEVEN-piece—a five-woman and two-man combo, Aegis has mastered the art of the bombast: music that...

BOB is back with new music, video

AFTER being far from the limelight for quite a while, BOB makes another run in the local music scene with a new song entitled...

New cassette releases from indie artists

DURING a conversation with Jon “Fishbone” Gonzales of punk band Bad Omen, he informed SoundStrip that nowadays, the preferred choice of bands to release...

Singing praises to God with Filipinos

"I LOVE the Philippines. I love its people,” said Donald James “Don” Moen, an American singer, songwriter, pastor and producer of Christian worship music....

Sunday’s Best from Chndtr, True Faith, Botanic Records and Chvrches

TRUE FAITH Sentimental THERE is no other band working today that best captures the feel of the ‘80s and ‘90s OPM radio better than True...

Mania for the Ramones

Story and photo by Rick Olivares ON July 5 I was able to pick up, for the first time on vinyl, Ramones Mania—a greatest hits...

Manila Symphony Jr. Orchestra tops Vienna tilt

THE Filipinos’ artistry shone once more in the global stage as the Manila Symphony Junior Orchestra (MSJO) bagged the top prize in the 12th...