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  • 18 Sep 2019
      Indie singer-songwriter Clara Benin is included in the roster of international artists to perform at the Zandari Festa, South Korea’s biggest annual music festival on September 26-29, 2019. The festival will take place in the Hongdae area—which is considered as Seoul’s epicenter for youth culture and the indie scene—, where artists and music professionals will show up in over 20 venues across the area for three days of music and conferences.      Clara Benin will share the stage with more than 15 international artists, all hailing from Europe and Asia.   With this, Clara organized a send-off/fundraising gig for her Seoul trip to happen on Saturday, September 21 at Route 196. You could RSVP thru the event page.     For more details, check out Zandari Festa’s website here.  
    1048 Posted by Mikaela Foronda
  •   Indie singer-songwriter Clara Benin is included in the roster of international artists to perform at the Zandari Festa, South Korea’s biggest annual music festival on September 26-29, 2019. The festival will take place in the Hongdae area—which is considered as Seoul’s epicenter for youth culture and the indie scene—, where artists and music professionals will show up in over 20 venues across the area for three days of music and conferences.      Clara Benin will share the stage with more than 15 international artists, all hailing from Europe and Asia.   With this, Clara organized a send-off/fundraising gig for her Seoul trip to happen on Saturday, September 21 at Route 196. You could RSVP thru the event page.     For more details, check out Zandari Festa’s website here.  
    Sep 18, 2019 1048
  • 18 Sep 2019
    On Sunday, singer-songwriter Isabelle de Leon steps on the runway as she joins the Miss World Philippines 2019 pageant at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.After a month-long journey in pageantry, Isabelle successfully brought home the Miss Multinational Philippines title—making her mark in the industry as she shares the stage with co-celebrities who are title holders as well: Kelley Day winning Miss Eco Philippines and Michelle Dee bagging the country’s Miss World 2019 title. Isabelle will be representing the country in Cairo, Egypt this November for the international Miss Multinational pageant. Aside from that, she aims to use her title to augment her advocacy for Bahay Kanlungan.Congratulations, Isabelle!
    1137 Posted by Mikaela Foronda
  • On Sunday, singer-songwriter Isabelle de Leon steps on the runway as she joins the Miss World Philippines 2019 pageant at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.After a month-long journey in pageantry, Isabelle successfully brought home the Miss Multinational Philippines title—making her mark in the industry as she shares the stage with co-celebrities who are title holders as well: Kelley Day winning Miss Eco Philippines and Michelle Dee bagging the country’s Miss World 2019 title. Isabelle will be representing the country in Cairo, Egypt this November for the international Miss Multinational pageant. Aside from that, she aims to use her title to augment her advocacy for Bahay Kanlungan.Congratulations, Isabelle!
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  • 18 Sep 2019
    After news broke about The Jerks frontman Chickoy Pura’s battle with the Big C, many friends and musikeros got together to do fundraising gigs. This is what we do after all in a country where artists have no unions, and they are left on their own to deal with health and security needs. This is also what “RAGE! Presents: Rak for Chickoy” wants to do. Plus extra.   Organized by musician and writer Aldus Santos, music writer and concert producer Ian Urrutia, and arts and culture critic Katrina Santiago, the goal of “Rage!” is not just to raise funds, but also to bring in a young(er) audience and introduce them to the music of Chickoy. The task was to have younger bands and musicians perform a cover or two of a Jerks song. It’s really hitting two birds with one stone: we help Chickoy out, but also we pay tribute to him and the work he’s done for local music, the example he’s set for many musicians and cultural workers in this country.   After all, while not as famous as the rakenrol bands of the ‘60s, the ‘80s punk scene had as one of its icons Chickoy, doing music that stood for the rebellions of those times, seeing as it did the socio-political shift from dictatorship to democracy and finding it wanting. The Jerks’ music continues to resonate because it knew in the ‘80s what we now all know about nation and governance: the leaders change, but not much else does.   Chickoy’s persona is also interwoven with his being a musikero for the people. A fixture in protests against tyranny and human rights violations, a constant voice talking about landlordism and oppression, farmers’ rights and poverty, his songs are a measure of how the best ones can cross over from the airwaves to the streets, from the gig to the protest.   This event is itself inspired by one of his band’s more famous songs called “Rage,” and as inspired by him, it is hoped that “Rage! Presents” can become a sustainable project for gathering younger music audiences to talk about the musicians that are important, but also to discuss relevant issues of nation.   “Rage! Presents Rak For Chickoy” happens on September 18, 2019, Wednesday, 8:00PM at Saguijo in Makati. Playing are Ultracombo (featuring Rayms, Buddy, and Paulo), Ebe Dancel, Johnoy Danao, Bullet Dumas, Autotelic, The Purplechickens, and Pikoy. ***
    118 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • After news broke about The Jerks frontman Chickoy Pura’s battle with the Big C, many friends and musikeros got together to do fundraising gigs. This is what we do after all in a country where artists have no unions, and they are left on their own to deal with health and security needs. This is also what “RAGE! Presents: Rak for Chickoy” wants to do. Plus extra.   Organized by musician and writer Aldus Santos, music writer and concert producer Ian Urrutia, and arts and culture critic Katrina Santiago, the goal of “Rage!” is not just to raise funds, but also to bring in a young(er) audience and introduce them to the music of Chickoy. The task was to have younger bands and musicians perform a cover or two of a Jerks song. It’s really hitting two birds with one stone: we help Chickoy out, but also we pay tribute to him and the work he’s done for local music, the example he’s set for many musicians and cultural workers in this country.   After all, while not as famous as the rakenrol bands of the ‘60s, the ‘80s punk scene had as one of its icons Chickoy, doing music that stood for the rebellions of those times, seeing as it did the socio-political shift from dictatorship to democracy and finding it wanting. The Jerks’ music continues to resonate because it knew in the ‘80s what we now all know about nation and governance: the leaders change, but not much else does.   Chickoy’s persona is also interwoven with his being a musikero for the people. A fixture in protests against tyranny and human rights violations, a constant voice talking about landlordism and oppression, farmers’ rights and poverty, his songs are a measure of how the best ones can cross over from the airwaves to the streets, from the gig to the protest.   This event is itself inspired by one of his band’s more famous songs called “Rage,” and as inspired by him, it is hoped that “Rage! Presents” can become a sustainable project for gathering younger music audiences to talk about the musicians that are important, but also to discuss relevant issues of nation.   “Rage! Presents Rak For Chickoy” happens on September 18, 2019, Wednesday, 8:00PM at Saguijo in Makati. Playing are Ultracombo (featuring Rayms, Buddy, and Paulo), Ebe Dancel, Johnoy Danao, Bullet Dumas, Autotelic, The Purplechickens, and Pikoy. ***
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  • 16 Sep 2019
    On October 4-5, 2019, Homonym and the National Commission for Culture and Arts will finally be launching Sonik Philippines, a two-day event which primarily includes a music conference and festival, at Green Sun, Makati.The conference will feature speakers and guests from all around the music industry inside and outside the country to talk about the development of music business with regards to creativity and marketing and aims to increase opportunities and connections between the local music scene to other industries around the world. SONIK is also expecting the attendance of music executives all around the world—to highlight, the Taiwan Ministry of Culture added dozens of their executives and a few artists to the roster of performers.On the other hand, the music festival will feature stunning performances from our homegrown acts to Taiwan’s finest outfits. Included in the lineup is local hiphop group Bawal Clan, fast-rising indie outfit Ben&Ben, pop artist Ena Mori, folk-pop singer songwriter Syd Hartha, world music group Talahib People’s Music, 88Balaz hailing all the way from Taiwan, together with electronic duo APRIL RED and punk rock trio Outlet Drift, and a whole lot more artists.For more information, visit SONIK Philippines’ site at www.sonikphilippines.com.
    135 Posted by Mikaela Foronda
  • On October 4-5, 2019, Homonym and the National Commission for Culture and Arts will finally be launching Sonik Philippines, a two-day event which primarily includes a music conference and festival, at Green Sun, Makati.The conference will feature speakers and guests from all around the music industry inside and outside the country to talk about the development of music business with regards to creativity and marketing and aims to increase opportunities and connections between the local music scene to other industries around the world. SONIK is also expecting the attendance of music executives all around the world—to highlight, the Taiwan Ministry of Culture added dozens of their executives and a few artists to the roster of performers.On the other hand, the music festival will feature stunning performances from our homegrown acts to Taiwan’s finest outfits. Included in the lineup is local hiphop group Bawal Clan, fast-rising indie outfit Ben&Ben, pop artist Ena Mori, folk-pop singer songwriter Syd Hartha, world music group Talahib People’s Music, 88Balaz hailing all the way from Taiwan, together with electronic duo APRIL RED and punk rock trio Outlet Drift, and a whole lot more artists.For more information, visit SONIK Philippines’ site at www.sonikphilippines.com.
    Sep 16, 2019 135
  • 14 Sep 2019
    Gloc-9 goes indie with “Dungaw”After 22 years, seven studio albums, three EPs, and two decades of iconic hits, rap icon Gloc-9 is shifting gears and going independent.And the song “Dungaw” featuring Keiko Necesario is the best song to do it with.Known to work with different voices and perspectives in his songs, this time around Gloc-9 speaks in the voice of an unnamed man, confused about the visits he was receiving, wondering about the moment the song captures. As the song unravels, so does the story of this man’s life, the choices he had made, the ones that led him to this point.But the final punch is in the the song’s culmination, when a final visitor allows him to ask a battery of painful questions. Why does suffering continue for many? Why are certain sins not forgiven? Why do the wealthy get away with anything? Why is there privilege, and why is there poverty?The answers are in the mere fact that these questions are being asked.Here, Gloc-9 reveals yet again that his power lies in his storytelling. That it is his songwriting that is his constant, and that it can only get better with age as he continues to insist not just on creative growth, but also and more importantly on speaking about the lives that we refuse to see, taking on the voices we refuse to hear.And just as the narrative in “Dungaw” unfolds, so does Gloc-9’s new chapter as an independent rapper and songwriter.Take a peak at “Dungaw,” and welcome Gloc-9 into the indie fold. ***
    161 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Gloc-9 goes indie with “Dungaw”After 22 years, seven studio albums, three EPs, and two decades of iconic hits, rap icon Gloc-9 is shifting gears and going independent.And the song “Dungaw” featuring Keiko Necesario is the best song to do it with.Known to work with different voices and perspectives in his songs, this time around Gloc-9 speaks in the voice of an unnamed man, confused about the visits he was receiving, wondering about the moment the song captures. As the song unravels, so does the story of this man’s life, the choices he had made, the ones that led him to this point.But the final punch is in the the song’s culmination, when a final visitor allows him to ask a battery of painful questions. Why does suffering continue for many? Why are certain sins not forgiven? Why do the wealthy get away with anything? Why is there privilege, and why is there poverty?The answers are in the mere fact that these questions are being asked.Here, Gloc-9 reveals yet again that his power lies in his storytelling. That it is his songwriting that is his constant, and that it can only get better with age as he continues to insist not just on creative growth, but also and more importantly on speaking about the lives that we refuse to see, taking on the voices we refuse to hear.And just as the narrative in “Dungaw” unfolds, so does Gloc-9’s new chapter as an independent rapper and songwriter.Take a peak at “Dungaw,” and welcome Gloc-9 into the indie fold. ***
    Sep 14, 2019 161
  • 13 Sep 2019
    Singer-songwriter folk pop artist Syd Hartha opens up to the public about her experience with her father, former Eraserheads lead guitarist Marcus Adoro.     On Thursday, Syd managed to break her silence and spoke up about the sensitive topic of abuse and how she grew up looking for a father. It says so in her statement that in a span of almost a year of finally getting connected with him (Adoro), then she came to experience different kinds of abuse; eventually realizing why she was protected and was kept a safe distance from her own father.  Syd wrapped up her lengthy and heart-wrenching post by saying she still carries the fear up to this day, that history might repeat itself or to another victim. Included in the photos that went with the post was a conversation with Barbara Ruaro, her dad’s ex-partner who was first to speak up about experiencing abuse albeit not dropping any names when she posted it.    
    1882 Posted by Mikaela Foronda
  • Singer-songwriter folk pop artist Syd Hartha opens up to the public about her experience with her father, former Eraserheads lead guitarist Marcus Adoro.     On Thursday, Syd managed to break her silence and spoke up about the sensitive topic of abuse and how she grew up looking for a father. It says so in her statement that in a span of almost a year of finally getting connected with him (Adoro), then she came to experience different kinds of abuse; eventually realizing why she was protected and was kept a safe distance from her own father.  Syd wrapped up her lengthy and heart-wrenching post by saying she still carries the fear up to this day, that history might repeat itself or to another victim. Included in the photos that went with the post was a conversation with Barbara Ruaro, her dad’s ex-partner who was first to speak up about experiencing abuse albeit not dropping any names when she posted it.    
    Sep 13, 2019 1882
  • 13 Sep 2019
      Coke Studio is back on its third year after delivering a good run from Season 1 and 2.   Curating different artists from a diverse set of genres, Coke Studio’s theme for this year will be #MyFeels—so we’re guessing that there’s gonna be a lot of emotions spilling right here and there.   First off in the lineup is uprising rapper Al James, known for his R&B hits such as ‘Ngayong Gabi’, ‘Pahinga’—which was even used in a Mcdonald’s commercial—, and ‘Pa-Umaga’. Next up is singer-songwriter Bea Lorenzo who steps up her Kalimba game by infusing it with R&B/Soul beats, like in her debut single ‘Ili (Hush)’. Moving on to the third in the roster, electropop rock outfit Brisom, known for their retro vibe-y songs such as ‘Balewala’ and ‘Hagkan’ (not to mention those amazing color palettes in their music videos!), will join the Coke Studio lineup for this year.    Indie darling Clara Benin comes up next in the list together with promising pop artist Iñigo Pascual. Moreover, Janine Teñoso’s powerful vocals will grace the Studio’s stage this year as well as R&B artist Just Hush’s sexy, soothing tracks. Indie pop outfit Lola Amour will also take part in the journey of Season 3 together with the diverse musicality of Ron Henley and Morisette.    The list gets very exciting as iconic hugot bands This Band and Silent Sanctuary will also join us for this year’s Coke Studio. Up and coming rock band St. Wolf, who recently made noise for their amazing rendition of Rivermaya’s hit ‘You’ll Be Safe Here’, will set foot together with the ever-timeless sound of UDD and pop superstar Sarah Geronimo.   Now won’t you all be stoked with a roster like this? Catch Coke Studio Season 3 beginning September 14, 2019 on ABS-CBN, every Saturday at 10 AM. Performances are also up online at Coke Studio’s official YouTube channel so you better subscribe now to stay tuned.   Photo from Mohd Sarajan
    145 Posted by Mikaela Foronda
  •   Coke Studio is back on its third year after delivering a good run from Season 1 and 2.   Curating different artists from a diverse set of genres, Coke Studio’s theme for this year will be #MyFeels—so we’re guessing that there’s gonna be a lot of emotions spilling right here and there.   First off in the lineup is uprising rapper Al James, known for his R&B hits such as ‘Ngayong Gabi’, ‘Pahinga’—which was even used in a Mcdonald’s commercial—, and ‘Pa-Umaga’. Next up is singer-songwriter Bea Lorenzo who steps up her Kalimba game by infusing it with R&B/Soul beats, like in her debut single ‘Ili (Hush)’. Moving on to the third in the roster, electropop rock outfit Brisom, known for their retro vibe-y songs such as ‘Balewala’ and ‘Hagkan’ (not to mention those amazing color palettes in their music videos!), will join the Coke Studio lineup for this year.    Indie darling Clara Benin comes up next in the list together with promising pop artist Iñigo Pascual. Moreover, Janine Teñoso’s powerful vocals will grace the Studio’s stage this year as well as R&B artist Just Hush’s sexy, soothing tracks. Indie pop outfit Lola Amour will also take part in the journey of Season 3 together with the diverse musicality of Ron Henley and Morisette.    The list gets very exciting as iconic hugot bands This Band and Silent Sanctuary will also join us for this year’s Coke Studio. Up and coming rock band St. Wolf, who recently made noise for their amazing rendition of Rivermaya’s hit ‘You’ll Be Safe Here’, will set foot together with the ever-timeless sound of UDD and pop superstar Sarah Geronimo.   Now won’t you all be stoked with a roster like this? Catch Coke Studio Season 3 beginning September 14, 2019 on ABS-CBN, every Saturday at 10 AM. Performances are also up online at Coke Studio’s official YouTube channel so you better subscribe now to stay tuned.   Photo from Mohd Sarajan
    Sep 13, 2019 145
  • 13 Sep 2019
    Rock band Giniling Festival switches on the carefree vibe again as they release the music video of their year-old track ‘Mas Mababaw, Mas Maligaya’ from their 3rd studio album ‘A La Hoy’ under Terno Recordings.     The video, shot and edited by Kenneth Sese, resembles a vintage-y kind of feel like you’re immersed in a 90’s sitcom where the atmosphere is just relaxed, comedic, and overall happy-go-lucky. The story centers on the band’s attempt to cheer up their one-of-the-boys friend from a love problem.    Watch ‘Mas Mababaw, Mas Maligaya’ here:    
    151 Posted by Mikaela Foronda
  • Rock band Giniling Festival switches on the carefree vibe again as they release the music video of their year-old track ‘Mas Mababaw, Mas Maligaya’ from their 3rd studio album ‘A La Hoy’ under Terno Recordings.     The video, shot and edited by Kenneth Sese, resembles a vintage-y kind of feel like you’re immersed in a 90’s sitcom where the atmosphere is just relaxed, comedic, and overall happy-go-lucky. The story centers on the band’s attempt to cheer up their one-of-the-boys friend from a love problem.    Watch ‘Mas Mababaw, Mas Maligaya’ here:    
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  • 13 Sep 2019
      PhilPop, Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA), National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA) have teamed up for Taga-Alog Mini Bootcamp—a two-day songwriting workshop that aims to promote Ilog Pasig as a center of cultural narrative and heritage, as well as raise awareness for the rehabilitation efforts of the river through creative advocacy in music.   Songwriting for Advocacy    Headed by acclaimed and award-winning music industry professionals Noel Cabangon, Trina Belamide, and Jungee Marcelo, the music camp gathered upcoming composers and songwriters who have shown immense promise in writing the next big anthem for the environment.   With the success of last year’s TampisAwit and its initiative to foster a culture of sustainability and utmost care for Ilog Pasig, PETA and NCCA have expanded the mentorship program for budding songwriters and composers by tapping PhilPop to come up with a more comprehensive syllabus that put emphasis on Songwriting for Advocacy.   Camp Activities   Fellows were in for a treat as mentors provided their expertise on songwriting basics with emphasis on both form and content. The sessions included consultation with the coaches, as well as presentation and evaluation of their work.   “This time, we’re not only imparting techniques to improve their craft,” Taga-Alog Mini Bootcamp 2019 Chairman Noel Cabagon said. “It is also our responsibility to prepare them in the real world, and help them pitch advocacy concepts that are geared toward creative ways to build awareness on various environmental causes. As musicians, we are more than just entertainers; we can change the world with our art.”   The two-day songwriting workshop and competition culminated with the performance of the top 5 finalists and the announcement of the top 3 songs. The first place winner will be given a grant for official recording and promotions during the entire Taga-Alog campaign for 2019. Randy Pusing bagged 3rd place for his song "Kayang-Kaya" and a collaboration between Gerard de Leon & Rica Francisco made its way to 2nd place with their upbeat track "Bangon, Ilog". But the one who brought home the bacon was Suzanne Samson, with her well-written song (also accompanied by such soothing vocals) "Ilog Pasig Laban."
    44 Posted by Mikaela Foronda
  •   PhilPop, Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA), National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA) have teamed up for Taga-Alog Mini Bootcamp—a two-day songwriting workshop that aims to promote Ilog Pasig as a center of cultural narrative and heritage, as well as raise awareness for the rehabilitation efforts of the river through creative advocacy in music.   Songwriting for Advocacy    Headed by acclaimed and award-winning music industry professionals Noel Cabangon, Trina Belamide, and Jungee Marcelo, the music camp gathered upcoming composers and songwriters who have shown immense promise in writing the next big anthem for the environment.   With the success of last year’s TampisAwit and its initiative to foster a culture of sustainability and utmost care for Ilog Pasig, PETA and NCCA have expanded the mentorship program for budding songwriters and composers by tapping PhilPop to come up with a more comprehensive syllabus that put emphasis on Songwriting for Advocacy.   Camp Activities   Fellows were in for a treat as mentors provided their expertise on songwriting basics with emphasis on both form and content. The sessions included consultation with the coaches, as well as presentation and evaluation of their work.   “This time, we’re not only imparting techniques to improve their craft,” Taga-Alog Mini Bootcamp 2019 Chairman Noel Cabagon said. “It is also our responsibility to prepare them in the real world, and help them pitch advocacy concepts that are geared toward creative ways to build awareness on various environmental causes. As musicians, we are more than just entertainers; we can change the world with our art.”   The two-day songwriting workshop and competition culminated with the performance of the top 5 finalists and the announcement of the top 3 songs. The first place winner will be given a grant for official recording and promotions during the entire Taga-Alog campaign for 2019. Randy Pusing bagged 3rd place for his song "Kayang-Kaya" and a collaboration between Gerard de Leon & Rica Francisco made its way to 2nd place with their upbeat track "Bangon, Ilog". But the one who brought home the bacon was Suzanne Samson, with her well-written song (also accompanied by such soothing vocals) "Ilog Pasig Laban."
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  • 30 Jan 2019
    Written By: Arem V. Bolalin“Masakit man at mahirap man, kailangan na muna naming itigil ‘to. Kami naman muna.”Today, January 30, 2019, a local band who’s well-known for their song covers, Agsunta posted a Facebook video stating they are now officially “signing off”.“From then on, parang four years na, ‘noh? Nagkaroon pa tayo ng #AgsuntaSongRequests, #AgsuntaJamSessions, tapos nagkaroon na rin ng #AgsuntaOriginals. Pero sorry po, wala munang kantahan ngayon. Chill chill lang tayo,” Agsunta said.The band already deleted their videos on their official YouTube channel, and their fans are both shocked and sad about it.Numerous supporters and random Facebook users shared their different sentiments and messages for the band.“This is fine. You also have your own lives that you need to focus on and take care of. We respect that.”“Thank you for making OPM much better and more fun to hear…”However, the band is still accepting gigs and guestings. They will now just focus more on themselves. Their official Facebook page is still there so let's just wait for further announcement and hope that they'll be back very soon.
    20316 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Written By: Arem V. Bolalin“Masakit man at mahirap man, kailangan na muna naming itigil ‘to. Kami naman muna.”Today, January 30, 2019, a local band who’s well-known for their song covers, Agsunta posted a Facebook video stating they are now officially “signing off”.“From then on, parang four years na, ‘noh? Nagkaroon pa tayo ng #AgsuntaSongRequests, #AgsuntaJamSessions, tapos nagkaroon na rin ng #AgsuntaOriginals. Pero sorry po, wala munang kantahan ngayon. Chill chill lang tayo,” Agsunta said.The band already deleted their videos on their official YouTube channel, and their fans are both shocked and sad about it.Numerous supporters and random Facebook users shared their different sentiments and messages for the band.“This is fine. You also have your own lives that you need to focus on and take care of. We respect that.”“Thank you for making OPM much better and more fun to hear…”However, the band is still accepting gigs and guestings. They will now just focus more on themselves. Their official Facebook page is still there so let's just wait for further announcement and hope that they'll be back very soon.
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  • 16 Jan 2019
    One of the rock legends in the local music scene has passed away today. Brian Velasco of Razorback jumps off a building while filming it using his phone's Facebook Live app. May you rest in peace sir Brian. The music scene will really miss you.      
    19523 Posted by Franz Santiago
  • One of the rock legends in the local music scene has passed away today. Brian Velasco of Razorback jumps off a building while filming it using his phone's Facebook Live app. May you rest in peace sir Brian. The music scene will really miss you.      
    Jan 16, 2019 19523
  • 05 May 2018
    For the past weeks, the band, IV of Spades have been playing around the country without their lead vocals, Unique Salonga.  Embracing the full support and love of their fans while waiting for their band member.   But yesterday, May 4, 2018, the band released a statement from their official Facebook page that they had a chance to meet and discuss as a group and its official that their lead singer, Unique Salonga, officially left the band to continue his personal endeavors.   After all what happened, the band said that they will continue to create and share more music, and play more shows in the coming weeks.   IV of Spades is composed of Blaster Silonga on guitars, Badjao De Castro on Drums, Zild Benitez on bass, and now, their former lead vocals and guitars, Unique Salonga.   Here is the band's official statement from their official Facebook page    
    14877 Posted by Franz Santiago
  • For the past weeks, the band, IV of Spades have been playing around the country without their lead vocals, Unique Salonga.  Embracing the full support and love of their fans while waiting for their band member.   But yesterday, May 4, 2018, the band released a statement from their official Facebook page that they had a chance to meet and discuss as a group and its official that their lead singer, Unique Salonga, officially left the band to continue his personal endeavors.   After all what happened, the band said that they will continue to create and share more music, and play more shows in the coming weeks.   IV of Spades is composed of Blaster Silonga on guitars, Badjao De Castro on Drums, Zild Benitez on bass, and now, their former lead vocals and guitars, Unique Salonga.   Here is the band's official statement from their official Facebook page    
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  • 11 Jun 2018
    One of the pillars of Pinoy rock, Razorback just announced that their lead vocalist, Kevin Roy, have parted ways with the band. It was posted on the bands official Facebook page last night, Sunday, June 10, 2018.         Razorback is considered as one of the legends of Philippine Rock music producing 9 albums and gathering different music awards. After almost three (3) decades in the rock scene, the band is still alive and kickin’, playing in different events inside and outside the country.     Despite of their surprising announcement from their social media page, the band stated that they still forge and give the fans the “Rakenrol” that they deserve. They also wish their front man a good luck in his future endeavors. There’s no announcement yet who would replace Roy’s shoe, but the band has been touring with General Luna’s former lead vocalist, Nicole Asensio.   Razorback is composed of Brian Velasco on drums, Tirso Ripoll and Manuel Legarda on guitars, Louie Talan on bass, and now, their former vocalist, Kevin Roy.   Here are some of Razorback’s live performances with Kevin Roy            
    13342 Posted by Franz Santiago
  • One of the pillars of Pinoy rock, Razorback just announced that their lead vocalist, Kevin Roy, have parted ways with the band. It was posted on the bands official Facebook page last night, Sunday, June 10, 2018.         Razorback is considered as one of the legends of Philippine Rock music producing 9 albums and gathering different music awards. After almost three (3) decades in the rock scene, the band is still alive and kickin’, playing in different events inside and outside the country.     Despite of their surprising announcement from their social media page, the band stated that they still forge and give the fans the “Rakenrol” that they deserve. They also wish their front man a good luck in his future endeavors. There’s no announcement yet who would replace Roy’s shoe, but the band has been touring with General Luna’s former lead vocalist, Nicole Asensio.   Razorback is composed of Brian Velasco on drums, Tirso Ripoll and Manuel Legarda on guitars, Louie Talan on bass, and now, their former vocalist, Kevin Roy.   Here are some of Razorback’s live performances with Kevin Roy            
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  • 26 Jun 2018
    A few weeks ago, Alternative rock band, Maryzark together with some other local artists and their fans, gathered at Cabin 420 Bar & Bistro for the music video launch of their latest single “Sshhh”. And yesterday, June 25, 2018, the band uploaded it on their official Facebook account.       “Sshhh” is the band’s latest single that was released a few months ago. It is available now on Spotify, iTunes and you can request and vote for it for streaming at Myx Philippines. The music video was directed by Eric JP and Nicole Monta of Nojire Studios. It was recorded at Yellow Room Music Philippines, mixed and mastered by Jam Bumanlag, under Warner Music Philippines. The cast for the music video was from the Philippine School for the Deaf namely Ella and Ghen Vhan.       Maryzark is composed of Ice Gecolea on vocals, Paolo Segura and Niko Bacani on guitars, Axel Vito Cruz on synth, Sean De Leon on bass, and Paulo Mendoza on drums.     Here is Maryzark’s new official music video for their song “Sshhh”  
    11379 Posted by Franz Santiago
  • A few weeks ago, Alternative rock band, Maryzark together with some other local artists and their fans, gathered at Cabin 420 Bar & Bistro for the music video launch of their latest single “Sshhh”. And yesterday, June 25, 2018, the band uploaded it on their official Facebook account.       “Sshhh” is the band’s latest single that was released a few months ago. It is available now on Spotify, iTunes and you can request and vote for it for streaming at Myx Philippines. The music video was directed by Eric JP and Nicole Monta of Nojire Studios. It was recorded at Yellow Room Music Philippines, mixed and mastered by Jam Bumanlag, under Warner Music Philippines. The cast for the music video was from the Philippine School for the Deaf namely Ella and Ghen Vhan.       Maryzark is composed of Ice Gecolea on vocals, Paolo Segura and Niko Bacani on guitars, Axel Vito Cruz on synth, Sean De Leon on bass, and Paulo Mendoza on drums.     Here is Maryzark’s new official music video for their song “Sshhh”  
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  • 25 Jun 2018
    Monday, June 25, 2018 – SkyChurch announced that their drummer, Robert Dela Cruz will be indefinitely out of the band’s roster. There are no further reasons given yet but the band assured that they are open for him to come back whenever he is ready and finished with his personal endeavors. The band also states that they will be stronger and promised that they will release a series of materials as soon as possible.     Here is the band’s official statement from their official Facebook count.  
    10996 Posted by Franz Santiago
  • Monday, June 25, 2018 – SkyChurch announced that their drummer, Robert Dela Cruz will be indefinitely out of the band’s roster. There are no further reasons given yet but the band assured that they are open for him to come back whenever he is ready and finished with his personal endeavors. The band also states that they will be stronger and promised that they will release a series of materials as soon as possible.     Here is the band’s official statement from their official Facebook count.  
    Jun 25, 2018 10996
  • 13 Mar 2019
    Written By: Arem Bolalin “Paano ka nakakatulog sa gabi, tuwing tinatapakan ang sawi…”Yesterday, March 12, 2019, Laguna based Rock band, Typecast officially released their newest and first ever single that is written in Filipino entitled “Mulat na Mata”. “Mulat Na Mata” was written by the band’s frontman, Steve Badiola, and recorded, mixed, and mastered at Glasstone Studio.It is now available on Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, iTunes Store, Amazon Music and other digital music platforms.  Typecast is composed of Steve Frank Badiola on guitars and vocal, Chi Resurrection on bass guitar, Pakoy Fletchero on lead guitars, and Sep Roño on drums. Here is Typecast’s newest and first-ever tagalog song “Mulat Na Mata”
    7958 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Written By: Arem Bolalin “Paano ka nakakatulog sa gabi, tuwing tinatapakan ang sawi…”Yesterday, March 12, 2019, Laguna based Rock band, Typecast officially released their newest and first ever single that is written in Filipino entitled “Mulat na Mata”. “Mulat Na Mata” was written by the band’s frontman, Steve Badiola, and recorded, mixed, and mastered at Glasstone Studio.It is now available on Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, iTunes Store, Amazon Music and other digital music platforms.  Typecast is composed of Steve Frank Badiola on guitars and vocal, Chi Resurrection on bass guitar, Pakoy Fletchero on lead guitars, and Sep Roño on drums. Here is Typecast’s newest and first-ever tagalog song “Mulat Na Mata”
    Mar 13, 2019 7958
  • 16 Mar 2018
        The Chongkeys Signs Under Warner Music Philippines   The Chongkeys is now up for a new game. Yesterday, March 15, 2018, the band officially became a part of Warner Music Philippines’ growing family. Ian Monsod and Joey Valverde, the people behind Warner Music Philippines, officially welcomes Johan Lugtu and Benjie Estanislao as they formally signed their contract. The Chongkeys is composed of Benjie Estanislao, Johan Lugtu, Dennis Baylon, Mark Marquez, along with their percussionists Emil, Andrei, and JR. They are known for their hits like Gabi ng Lagim, Diksyonaryo, and Tignan Mo. Don’t forget to stream their music via Spotify.            By Iel Dazo  
    6514 Posted by Rakista Radio
  •     The Chongkeys Signs Under Warner Music Philippines   The Chongkeys is now up for a new game. Yesterday, March 15, 2018, the band officially became a part of Warner Music Philippines’ growing family. Ian Monsod and Joey Valverde, the people behind Warner Music Philippines, officially welcomes Johan Lugtu and Benjie Estanislao as they formally signed their contract. The Chongkeys is composed of Benjie Estanislao, Johan Lugtu, Dennis Baylon, Mark Marquez, along with their percussionists Emil, Andrei, and JR. They are known for their hits like Gabi ng Lagim, Diksyonaryo, and Tignan Mo. Don’t forget to stream their music via Spotify.            By Iel Dazo  
    Mar 16, 2018 6514
  • 27 Jun 2018
    From frontman Sud's back tat which means, "From delight we came into existence", we now exist in delight from all the good that's been happening to the band and all our peers in the scene. A current line-up of 5 members strong with Sud Ballecer on vocals and guitar,Jimbo Cuenco on drums, Kohl Aguilar on keys, Carlos Dela Fuente on sax, Raisa Racelis on bass, SUD is still on a mission for your pleasure, but way better and way more different. “Sana Bumalik” is a song that talks about the simplest, most basic core of longing for something you’ve lost. May it be a break up, death in the family, friendship, what have you, losing something you never wished to lose is always painful. And the song talks about just that- the dark place we find ourselves in when we’re in state of grief. All the conversations you have with a memory. The pleading for something you know you can never have again. Line per line is vivid display of defeat, irony, indecision, wastage, and desolation all rolled up in one bite-size sushi of a song. But as much as the track is undemanding and elementary, the music behind the straightforward lyrics is just as grand and immense; almost like the perfect musical score to a downcast scene in a film. This is also SUD’s first heartbreak song. A tearjerker of a soundtrack even for the happiest of people. SUD is OPM’s hottest when it comes to the band scene, so don’t forget to like their official Facebook page for updates on their amazing music. You can also follow them on Twitter and Instagram, and catch them in videos by subscribing to their official YouTube channel.   For only the best in international and local music, like and follow Warner Music Philippines’ official Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram. Get exclusive content in videos when you subscribe to Warner Music PH’s official YouTube channel.  
    6099 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • From frontman Sud's back tat which means, "From delight we came into existence", we now exist in delight from all the good that's been happening to the band and all our peers in the scene. A current line-up of 5 members strong with Sud Ballecer on vocals and guitar,Jimbo Cuenco on drums, Kohl Aguilar on keys, Carlos Dela Fuente on sax, Raisa Racelis on bass, SUD is still on a mission for your pleasure, but way better and way more different. “Sana Bumalik” is a song that talks about the simplest, most basic core of longing for something you’ve lost. May it be a break up, death in the family, friendship, what have you, losing something you never wished to lose is always painful. And the song talks about just that- the dark place we find ourselves in when we’re in state of grief. All the conversations you have with a memory. The pleading for something you know you can never have again. Line per line is vivid display of defeat, irony, indecision, wastage, and desolation all rolled up in one bite-size sushi of a song. But as much as the track is undemanding and elementary, the music behind the straightforward lyrics is just as grand and immense; almost like the perfect musical score to a downcast scene in a film. This is also SUD’s first heartbreak song. A tearjerker of a soundtrack even for the happiest of people. SUD is OPM’s hottest when it comes to the band scene, so don’t forget to like their official Facebook page for updates on their amazing music. You can also follow them on Twitter and Instagram, and catch them in videos by subscribing to their official YouTube channel.   For only the best in international and local music, like and follow Warner Music Philippines’ official Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram. Get exclusive content in videos when you subscribe to Warner Music PH’s official YouTube channel.  
    Jun 27, 2018 6099