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  • 12 Jan 2018
     Drive Me To Juliet's "Kiss and Tell" Music Video Released!   We all know that Cebu produces some of the finest musicians in our local music scene. From the Punk fueled music of The Ambassadors, the groovy Reaggae sound of Jr. Kilat, the vibe, beats and rhymes of Mobbstarr and ofcourse, the infectious songs by the now legendary Urbandub. One of the treasures that the "Queen City" has to offer is Drive Me To Juliet. They have been around for quite some time now and most of us are already familiar with their music. From their song "Saving Glass Heart" up to this new song that they have which is entitled "Kiss and Tell", this band never fails to give their fans and followers quality, good music. Once again, Cebu proved that their homegrown musicians will always be able to deliver quality songs to the listeners.  Oh, and the music video is awesomely done too!   Check out the link below so you could watch Drive Me To Juliet's new music video!  
    1742 Posted by Marcus Aurelius
  • 22 Jan 2018
    Alternative Rock band Talata releases music video for their song "Bride".     It's not that usual to see bands having animated music videos for their songs. Ofcourse, there are some bands who've already done that but Talata's music video for their song "Bride" is something else. It's so detailed in every aspect that you'll definitely feel the emotions of the song with the help of the visuals. The animated music video was created by Karlo Strat Ancheta and Ivan Bartolome.    You can check out Talata's new music video below!    
    1661 Posted by Marcus Aurelius
  • 23 Jan 2018
    Absolute Play's new song and music video is sooo catchy!   Siblings Alto, Mato and Murielle collectively known as Absolute Play released the music video for their new song "Sana Ikaw Na Nga". The song is so cute and adorable. The song is included in their latest release "Happier Pretending".   You can check out the link below so you could watch Absolute Play's new music video!   Watch Absolute Play's "Sana Ikaw Na Nga" Music Video here!
    1580 Posted by Marcus Aurelius
  • 21 Feb 2018
    Last February 19 2018, Rakrakan Festival held a Press Conference at Eurotel Cubao.    The Presscon was atteneded by people from the media, artists who will perform on Rakrakan Festival, Sponsors, supporters and friends.   From Left to Right: Gracenote, Brownman Revival and Monty Macalino of Mayonnaise   In the Presscon, the Rakrakan Festival Team discussed the humble beginnings of the country's biggest music festival. They also talked about what's special about this year's Rakrakan Festival.    "By studying the current trends through regular monitoring of music charts - One of the methods is by having our, SOGO (scene of the gig operatives) regularly attend music events through out the country to gauge the potential of emerging bands." Told by Chelsea Gloria who is the Business Dev. Manager of Rakrakan Festival when the media asked about the process for choosing the bands in Rakrakan Festival.   Chelse Gloria, Business Dev Manager of Rakrakan Festival   After the media asked their questions about Rakrakan Festival, Gracenote, Brownman Revival and Monty of Mayonnaise performed; giving the media a taste of what's going to happen on February 24, 2018 at the Aseana City Concert grounds.   Reggae group Brownman Revival providing groovy reggae music for the attendess of the Press Conference.     Gracenote also rocked the stage.     Mayonnaise gave a top notch performance during the Presscon.   And that's about it! See you all on the 24th of February! Rakrakan na!     (Credits to Yummy Dingding for the photos)      
    1509 Posted by Marcus Aurelius
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There is definitely no stopping - nor slowing-down - the consistent run of one of the Philippines’ most successful top live-draws, FRANCO. If the past year was highlighted with successful single releases, countless of packed concert venues and attendance-breaking live festival appearances all over the country, 2018 – this early-on – is about to witness yet another tour de force from the critically acclaimed group, whose knack for modern rock anthems and an unparalleled live performance ethic have already solidified their spot into the annals of OPM history.

            First and foremost, the band’s latest full-length release Flight, is an impressive onslaught of powerhouse songwriting and musical dynamism; filled-to-the-brim with 10 surefire hits (including the previously released singles “Best I Ever,” “Mondaze” and “Breaking For The Weekend…”), the disc – released under Warner Music Singapore for international territories – is easily one of the strongest and most exciting releases to start the year right.

            Fueled by the carrier track “All Nighter,” which boasts of diversified songwriting and musical direction flavored with jangly guitar riffs from both chief lyricist/songwriter/guitarist Franco Reyes and guitarist Paul “Pauldo” Cañada, an almost dance-able drum-beat from skinsman Victor Guison and a solid, modern-rock thumping and low-end from bassist Dave Delfin, loyal aficionados and pundits are definitely going to marvel at the musical maturity and sense of experimentation, as the song is surely another ace-up-the-sleeve kind of single even the most serious music fans would have never been able to foresee… in short, Franco (the band) is still out to prove that great music is never predictable nor formulaic, as almost all of the timeless greats that came before them have proven.


            “It was a very refreshing feeling,” claims Reyes, when asked about the creative process behind Flight, the band’s first official collaborative effort. “We’re very satisified with the results, and a good sign that we can work together effectively, for this and for more songs in the future.”

            Of course, there’s still a lot of the vintage FRANCO sound and spirit available all throughout Flight: from the dark n’ sexy vibe of album opener “Afterburn,” the vocally soaring and ultra-catchy urgency of “Last Word” (possibly another live, sing-along crowd favorite…), infectious rock-reggae hybrids “Lost In Your Universe” and “Aurora Sunrise” and a modern-rock flavored and ultra-moody gem “Goodbye, Goodnight” closing the album, fans and even not-so-longtime listeners would be wise to hear it for themselves as it is now available through Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music and Amazon Music.

            Coinciding with the release of Flight is the exciting news that FRANCO is still effortlessly riding the top of the waves of the current musical landscape: as if the band’s intensely busy nationwide touring schedule and appearances was not enough proof, the band will also be embarking on even more out-of-the-country appearances and dates all throughout the year. Loyal fans and even new-comer listeners can expect simply a stronger, more-focused and –if possible – an even more sonically adventurous outfit that’s bound for bigger leaps and larger-goals-achieved this year, as FRANCO remains hungrier, busier and determined and aggressive as ever in spreading the modern rock gospel...

In a nutshell, FRANCO is a hundred and ten percent ready to take-on worldwide shores and horizons; and the only question that remains is if the rest of the world is strapped-in tight and prepared to be taken on a wild, musical ride of this magnitude. FIN


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