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Friday, December 14, 2018

SoundStrip

Save the Prophet: Preaching perseverance

BEFORE a musician could ever win the praise of an audience, work starts outside the stage behind the mic as well as cameras, and...

Globe Telecom’s “Piracy vs Piracy” campaign shortlisted in Spikes Asia Awards...

Globe Telecom’s Piracy vs Piracy campaign has been shortlisted in the Digital Content Placement category of Spikes Asia Awards 2018; and the Tech and...

‘Jamming’ with Joe Songco Fil-Am hardcore legend

(Last of a two-part series) IN our previous article, we introduced the Philippines at large to one of our own compatriots who was with the...

Sonic disclosures: Narcloudia, Wayo, Mudhoney, Enclosure, Marianne Faithfull

MARIANNE FAITHFULL Negative Capability THE overall mood of Marianne Faithfull’s 23rd album is pastoral under the night sky. “It is the evening of the day…” from her most famous...

J-pop anime singing contest now accepting entries

THE Embassy of Japan is inviting all J-pop-loving amateur Pinoy solo or duo singers to join the 2019 J-pop Anime Singing Contest, which will...

‘Smart speakers’ series launched

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HARMAN International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., is optimistic that Harman products will receive a warm reception in the local market. Harman...

OPM’s ‘newfound home’ 

NAMING itself as a “new home” for local bands and musicians, Skippy’s Gastropub will now be making “noise”—the positive kind—in the streets of Bonifacio Global...

An ‘Irie time’ in Manila with Steve Vibronics

I WAS supposed to watch Vibronics, the British reggae/dub collective at Irie Sunday on November 18, but I was bone tired to take another...

This week’s specials c/o Joe Strummer, Maude, A Shadow’s Promise, Smashing Pumpkins,...

TIM ÄWÄ (Self-Titled) A RESIDENT of Lucena City, Quezon, Tim Äwä is 28-year-old Zephra Theodosha Lagos, who said via private message that she got the math rock bug...

Black Wolf Gypsies: Learning, Surviving, Growing

PERHAPS, nothing is more uncertain than the career of a musician. The comings and goings of trends, the fans, and the industry have always...

1-on-1 with Fil-Am hardcore legend Joe Songco 

(Part 1) WHEN American filmmaker Drew Stone released his independent film The New York Hardcore Chronicles, one of the musicians he featured was Joseph “Joe” Songco. Songco...

Pump up the volume with Acid Mothers Temple, Hilera, Squid 9, Eyedress,...

SQUID 9 Circuit Shorts SQUID 9, a name that suggests descent to some inky void, is an electronic trio led from head Sandwich Raimund Marasigan. The latest album...

In the ‘spirit’ of Gin Rum and Truth

‘MABOTENG Usapan” is a play on words, meaning a story-sharing between friends sitting around a bottle of alcohol. Whatever the occasion or none at all,...

Soul Man: Shane Cosgrove stokes Northern Soul flames in Manila

THE music was jumping at the Dr. Wine bar just outside Rockwell in Makati City. The way the music was playing, it sounded like...

Rockin’ and a-poppin’ with Bullet Dumas, Lenses, Rivers & Robots, and The...

BULLET DUMAS Usisa IS it possible to shake, rattle and roll with an acoustic guitar? In Bullet Dumas’s hands, his strums alone induce a variety of...

Gaming for a cause

Game Detective and Project 4 Productions, in cooperation with Hungry Meeples Boardgame Cafe, is proud to announce a mini board-game convention and marathon for...

Rico J.Puno Godfather of Pinoy Soul

RICO J. PUNO, “The Total Entertainer,” passed away on Tuesday, October 29, due to heart failure.  In his lifetime, “Rico J.” was the complete package:...

A home for ‘underground creatures’

TRULY, not everything that’s underground is dead, as local punk and metal movements are alive and well at DSIDE Bar at the Matchbox Yard...

Filipina-Americans run riot with Drama

PICKING up the baton from 1990s riot “grrrl” bands such as Bikini Kill and Sleater-Kinney that combined feminist consciousness with punk-style politics is San...

Time out for Autotelic, Ang Banda ni Kleggy, Lavos Beckon, Slash,...

AUTOTELIC Takipsilim THOSE who enjoy the various formations that emerged from the local indie underground will take very well Autotelic’s new EP for a mainstream label....