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  • 22 Jan 2019
    CLAPCLAPCLAP! is IV OF SPADES’ first album ever. The album is more theatrical based compared to their previous singles that are heavily influenced by disco/funk. The album takes influence from different types of genres like alternative rock, electro pop, pop, indie pop, ballad, pop rock, and psychedelic rock.   Lyrically, the album usually talks about life, love, mental health, loss of identity, childlike innocence, and doubt. Zild was inspired to write down the idea ‘CLAPCLAPCLAP!’ since he’s insecure about people who do not appreciate things the band creates, but also everyone around who feels unappreciated. Clapping is an instinct of appreciation.   ‘Bawat Kaluluwa’ is one of the 3 Tagalog songs out of 15 tracks and is the first push single of the album. The words of the song is somehow related to ‘Bata, Dahan-Dahan’ that speaks about talking to your inner child or innocence. It’s about seeing his inner-child being trapped in trouble already. He’s already surrounded by the surrounding that he should’ve avoid of. Zild defines this song lyrically as a warning to his self as he’s starting to lose his sense of purpose and getting encaged by thoughts that he always avoids. But they always wanted their songs to be interpreted openly and not be boxed.  
    122 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • CLAPCLAPCLAP! is IV OF SPADES’ first album ever. The album is more theatrical based compared to their previous singles that are heavily influenced by disco/funk. The album takes influence from different types of genres like alternative rock, electro pop, pop, indie pop, ballad, pop rock, and psychedelic rock.   Lyrically, the album usually talks about life, love, mental health, loss of identity, childlike innocence, and doubt. Zild was inspired to write down the idea ‘CLAPCLAPCLAP!’ since he’s insecure about people who do not appreciate things the band creates, but also everyone around who feels unappreciated. Clapping is an instinct of appreciation.   ‘Bawat Kaluluwa’ is one of the 3 Tagalog songs out of 15 tracks and is the first push single of the album. The words of the song is somehow related to ‘Bata, Dahan-Dahan’ that speaks about talking to your inner child or innocence. It’s about seeing his inner-child being trapped in trouble already. He’s already surrounded by the surrounding that he should’ve avoid of. Zild defines this song lyrically as a warning to his self as he’s starting to lose his sense of purpose and getting encaged by thoughts that he always avoids. But they always wanted their songs to be interpreted openly and not be boxed.  
    Jan 22, 2019 122
  • 22 Jan 2019
        Through the years, the Department of Advertising and Public Relations of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines has been conducting events as a platform for its students to build their event management skills, showcase their talents, and create linkages with potential employers. This academic year, the senior students of the Department of Advertising and Public Relations, will hold its 17th Advertising Congress this coming January 24-25 2019, at the PUP Theatre College of Communication Building. This event will be focusing on the survival in the venturesome nature of Advertising and Public Relations. And for the year 2019, 3 teams will take a lead for their awe-inspiring talks from their different guest speakers in the field of Advertising and Public Relations, travelling their seminars creative as they are by presenting respective theme such as 4-1D “Th1nkaD” Talks about “WAYS TO ACE THE ADVERTISING MAZE” 4-1N “as1Ntado” Talks about “LUMIERE: UNVEILING THE LUMINOUS WORLD OF PRODUCTION” and 4-2N “tech2Nic” KING OF THE JUNGLE: DEFENDING BRANDS IN THE REALM OF PREDATOR.   The 17th Advertising Congress is brought to you by the senior students of the PUP Bachelor in Advertising and Public Relations in cooperation with The Bar, Emperador Hot Shot, Emperador Light, Jergens, Slimmers World and Franchise Manila.com In Partnership with McDonald’s Philippines, Nature’s Spring, Trampoline Park, Quick FX, Jobstreet.com, Advcomtech Solutions and Messy Bessy Media Partners Wazzup Pilipinas, Light TV, The Philippine Catalog, Inquirer Pop, WhenInManila.com, Adobo Magazine, Class a magazine, Blog-ph.com, Rakista Radio, Business Spark Up and Take off Philippines.
    44 Posted by Rakista Radio
  •     Through the years, the Department of Advertising and Public Relations of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines has been conducting events as a platform for its students to build their event management skills, showcase their talents, and create linkages with potential employers. This academic year, the senior students of the Department of Advertising and Public Relations, will hold its 17th Advertising Congress this coming January 24-25 2019, at the PUP Theatre College of Communication Building. This event will be focusing on the survival in the venturesome nature of Advertising and Public Relations. And for the year 2019, 3 teams will take a lead for their awe-inspiring talks from their different guest speakers in the field of Advertising and Public Relations, travelling their seminars creative as they are by presenting respective theme such as 4-1D “Th1nkaD” Talks about “WAYS TO ACE THE ADVERTISING MAZE” 4-1N “as1Ntado” Talks about “LUMIERE: UNVEILING THE LUMINOUS WORLD OF PRODUCTION” and 4-2N “tech2Nic” KING OF THE JUNGLE: DEFENDING BRANDS IN THE REALM OF PREDATOR.   The 17th Advertising Congress is brought to you by the senior students of the PUP Bachelor in Advertising and Public Relations in cooperation with The Bar, Emperador Hot Shot, Emperador Light, Jergens, Slimmers World and Franchise Manila.com In Partnership with McDonald’s Philippines, Nature’s Spring, Trampoline Park, Quick FX, Jobstreet.com, Advcomtech Solutions and Messy Bessy Media Partners Wazzup Pilipinas, Light TV, The Philippine Catalog, Inquirer Pop, WhenInManila.com, Adobo Magazine, Class a magazine, Blog-ph.com, Rakista Radio, Business Spark Up and Take off Philippines.
    Jan 22, 2019 44
  • 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.      
    18216 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 18216
  • 15 Jan 2019
    There is little doubt among the pure rock community that the legendary band Queen and lead performer Freddie Mercury earn high ranks as one of the most powerful and iconic groups in rock history. Queen, the kings of arena rock, performed to packed stadiums around the globe for over two decades. Freddie took showmanship by a rock front man to a new untapped level and was undisputedly crowned the lord of arena rock. He mesmerized audiences with his charismatic energy and larger than life stage persona. Upon his death in 1991, a huge void was left in the rock concert world, which to this day has not yet been matched. Queen Nation, one of the best tributes to Queen, was formed in 2004. Queen Nation consists of: Joe Retta or Gregory Finsley on vocals & keyboards as Freddie Mercury, Mike McManus on guitar as Brian May, Pete Burke on drums as Roger Taylor, and Parker Combs on bass as John Deacon. The mission of the show is to carry on the musical torch and pay homage to the golden age of vintage Queen Concerts. Queen Nation’s live 90-minute production of Queen’s greatest hits preserves the image, sound, and stage persona of vintage Queen. Audiences are amazed at the accuracy of Queen Nation’s live retrospective journey through such Queen songs as We Will Rock You – Bohemian Rhapsody – We Are the Champions – Crazy Little Thing Called Love – You’re My Best Friend – Another One Bites The Dust – Under Pressure and many more. They have performed in front of thousands of people at casinos, fairs, festivals and private affairs all around The United States. This coming January 30 and 31, 2019 – Queen Nation will be performing the greatest hits of Queen! January 29 – 8PM, Lucena Central ParkTicket Prices: VIP - Php1000GOLD – Php800General Admission – Php500 January 30 – 9PM, Cove Manila at Okada ManilaLocal acts: Part 3 Band and DJ OwkiTicket prices: Php4000 January 31 – 8PM, Sta. Rosa Sports Coliseum, LagunaTicket Prices:SVIP - Php1750VIP - Php1250LOWERBOX - Php750 Tickets for both shows are available at all SM Ticket Outlets, SMTickets.com, and Platinumlist.ph. For ticket inquiries and reservations, you may contact SM Tickets at 470-2222 or call DMC Philippines at +639178962805
    103 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • There is little doubt among the pure rock community that the legendary band Queen and lead performer Freddie Mercury earn high ranks as one of the most powerful and iconic groups in rock history. Queen, the kings of arena rock, performed to packed stadiums around the globe for over two decades. Freddie took showmanship by a rock front man to a new untapped level and was undisputedly crowned the lord of arena rock. He mesmerized audiences with his charismatic energy and larger than life stage persona. Upon his death in 1991, a huge void was left in the rock concert world, which to this day has not yet been matched. Queen Nation, one of the best tributes to Queen, was formed in 2004. Queen Nation consists of: Joe Retta or Gregory Finsley on vocals & keyboards as Freddie Mercury, Mike McManus on guitar as Brian May, Pete Burke on drums as Roger Taylor, and Parker Combs on bass as John Deacon. The mission of the show is to carry on the musical torch and pay homage to the golden age of vintage Queen Concerts. Queen Nation’s live 90-minute production of Queen’s greatest hits preserves the image, sound, and stage persona of vintage Queen. Audiences are amazed at the accuracy of Queen Nation’s live retrospective journey through such Queen songs as We Will Rock You – Bohemian Rhapsody – We Are the Champions – Crazy Little Thing Called Love – You’re My Best Friend – Another One Bites The Dust – Under Pressure and many more. They have performed in front of thousands of people at casinos, fairs, festivals and private affairs all around The United States. This coming January 30 and 31, 2019 – Queen Nation will be performing the greatest hits of Queen! January 29 – 8PM, Lucena Central ParkTicket Prices: VIP - Php1000GOLD – Php800General Admission – Php500 January 30 – 9PM, Cove Manila at Okada ManilaLocal acts: Part 3 Band and DJ OwkiTicket prices: Php4000 January 31 – 8PM, Sta. Rosa Sports Coliseum, LagunaTicket Prices:SVIP - Php1750VIP - Php1250LOWERBOX - Php750 Tickets for both shows are available at all SM Ticket Outlets, SMTickets.com, and Platinumlist.ph. For ticket inquiries and reservations, you may contact SM Tickets at 470-2222 or call DMC Philippines at +639178962805
    Jan 15, 2019 103
  • 07 Jan 2019
    Last Saturday, January 5, 2019, One of the most promising metal bands in the local music scene, Slapshock released their newest lyric video for their song “Bandera.”     “Bandera” is part of the band’s recent album entitled “Atake” that was released last 2017, under Alley Road Records composing of 11 tracks. It includes the songs "Luha," "Lason," and "Atake," that also has music videos.     Slapshock is composed of Jamir Garcia on vocals, Lean Ansing and Jerry Basco on guitars, Lee Nadela on bass, and Chi Evora on drums.   Here is Slapshock’s newest lyric video for their song “Bandera.”  
    2022 Posted by Franz Santiago
  • Last Saturday, January 5, 2019, One of the most promising metal bands in the local music scene, Slapshock released their newest lyric video for their song “Bandera.”     “Bandera” is part of the band’s recent album entitled “Atake” that was released last 2017, under Alley Road Records composing of 11 tracks. It includes the songs "Luha," "Lason," and "Atake," that also has music videos.     Slapshock is composed of Jamir Garcia on vocals, Lean Ansing and Jerry Basco on guitars, Lee Nadela on bass, and Chi Evora on drums.   Here is Slapshock’s newest lyric video for their song “Bandera.”  
    Jan 07, 2019 2022
  • 03 Jan 2019
    Manila's Post-Rock band, Tom’s Story just posted an announcement on their official Facebook page today, January 3, 2019, that Tom Naval will no longer part of the trio. The post was written by the band's bassist himself, that he will be leaving the band for personal reasons.     Tom’s Story is composed of Gabba Santiago on guitars, Christer De Guia on drums, and now, their former bass player, Tom Naval.   Here is Tom’s official statement from the band's official Facebook page.  
    360 Posted by Franz Santiago
  • Manila's Post-Rock band, Tom’s Story just posted an announcement on their official Facebook page today, January 3, 2019, that Tom Naval will no longer part of the trio. The post was written by the band's bassist himself, that he will be leaving the band for personal reasons.     Tom’s Story is composed of Gabba Santiago on guitars, Christer De Guia on drums, and now, their former bass player, Tom Naval.   Here is Tom’s official statement from the band's official Facebook page.  
    Jan 03, 2019 360
  • 13 Dec 2018
      Andy Brown, the lead singer and guitarist of the popular British Pop Rock Band Lawson will be performing a one night only acoustic concert at the SM Skydome in SM City North Edsa on Saturday, March 30, 2019. Andy Brown embarked on a solo career in 2017. During his time with Lawson, Andytogether with his bandmates, achieved 7 top 20 UK singles. And their debut album,Chapman Square went multi-platinum all over the world including the Philippines. This December 14, Andy will be releasing his debut album Cedarmont with singles “Talkof the Town” and “Lay with Me.” He will be performing songs from his debut album, aswell as hit songs from Lawson such as “Standing In The Dark”, “Learn to Love Again,” “When She was Mine,” “Where My Love Goes” and many more. For his show in Manila, Andy Brown goes unplugged and intimate for an acoustic concert along with his band. Andy Brown Live in Manila, the acoustic sessions is presented to by Kbeam Events. Tickets prices for VIP are P2,800 and Regular at P1,940 inclusive of SM Tickets charges. Tickets to Andy Brown Live in Manila will be available on December 18, 2019 at smtickets.com and at all SM Tickets outlets nationwide or call 470-2222.   #Andybrownliveinmanila #Andybrownmnl
    118 Posted by Rakista Radio
  •   Andy Brown, the lead singer and guitarist of the popular British Pop Rock Band Lawson will be performing a one night only acoustic concert at the SM Skydome in SM City North Edsa on Saturday, March 30, 2019. Andy Brown embarked on a solo career in 2017. During his time with Lawson, Andytogether with his bandmates, achieved 7 top 20 UK singles. And their debut album,Chapman Square went multi-platinum all over the world including the Philippines. This December 14, Andy will be releasing his debut album Cedarmont with singles “Talkof the Town” and “Lay with Me.” He will be performing songs from his debut album, aswell as hit songs from Lawson such as “Standing In The Dark”, “Learn to Love Again,” “When She was Mine,” “Where My Love Goes” and many more. For his show in Manila, Andy Brown goes unplugged and intimate for an acoustic concert along with his band. Andy Brown Live in Manila, the acoustic sessions is presented to by Kbeam Events. Tickets prices for VIP are P2,800 and Regular at P1,940 inclusive of SM Tickets charges. Tickets to Andy Brown Live in Manila will be available on December 18, 2019 at smtickets.com and at all SM Tickets outlets nationwide or call 470-2222.   #Andybrownliveinmanila #Andybrownmnl
    Dec 13, 2018 118
  • 07 Dec 2018
    Friday, November 30, 2018 – Polyphia and Marty Friedman took the stage and wowed fans with their incredible performance at Studio 72, Quezon City as the New Levels New Devils Asia Tour, wherein the instrumental progressive quartet and legendary guitarist are set to perform in several countries in the continent throughout November to December, continues. The aforementioned tour is steered towards supporting and promoting Polyphia’s third full-length album New Levels New Devils, which dropped last October 12 via their record label Equal Vision, and includes Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Philippines, Taiwan and China. The show, which was brought to Manila by Full Blast Entertainment, started with a bang as Marty Friedman and his Japanese band DPS, fronted by Ryosuke Kimura, along with a striking display of lights filled the venue with quality rock music that showcases the renowned guitarist’s brilliance and expertise in the field. DPS, the band responsible for the 48th Opening Song of the popular anime series Detective Conan, made an amazing Manila debut as they play alongside Friedman and perform the tracks “I Love You”, “The Perfect World” and “Undertow”. With spectacular guitar solos, high-caliber music, and a spontaneous and short “how to cuss in Japanese” lesson, Friedman and his band DPS relentlessly astonished the crowd, song after song, throughout their set.  Polyphia, also making their Manila debut, were welcomed by chants from the fans as the instrumental progressive heavyweights opened their performance with their hip-hop inspired track, “G.O.A.T”. Voices singing and humming to the tune of their songs can be heard throughout the hall as guitarists Scott LePage and Timothy Henson rocked the stage. Clay Aeschliman kept the performance tight with his drum beats while Clay Gober, bassist, answers the crowd’s excitement and enthusiasm with his bass lines. Included in their 16-song setlist are tracks “James Franco” from Muse, “Crush” from Renaissance and “LIT”, a standalone single.     An energetic and hyperactive Gober suddenly threw himself in the crowd as fans continuously cheered and applauded during the show, followed by Henson also who crowd surfed by the end of their set. With a masterful command of melody, enticing sound, and wildly pleasing tones, the colossal force in the progressive music scene not only took the Manila stage by storm but flooded the fans with unparalleled satiating experience. Mad props to Full Blast Entertainment and Numinous. Photos by: Dye VargasFull Set: Marty Friedman (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10218178559436358&type=1&l=b506a4b692)Full Set: Polyphia (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10218178473514210&type=1&l=bc8a4c6c9)
    321 Posted by Dye Vargas
  • Friday, November 30, 2018 – Polyphia and Marty Friedman took the stage and wowed fans with their incredible performance at Studio 72, Quezon City as the New Levels New Devils Asia Tour, wherein the instrumental progressive quartet and legendary guitarist are set to perform in several countries in the continent throughout November to December, continues. The aforementioned tour is steered towards supporting and promoting Polyphia’s third full-length album New Levels New Devils, which dropped last October 12 via their record label Equal Vision, and includes Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Philippines, Taiwan and China. The show, which was brought to Manila by Full Blast Entertainment, started with a bang as Marty Friedman and his Japanese band DPS, fronted by Ryosuke Kimura, along with a striking display of lights filled the venue with quality rock music that showcases the renowned guitarist’s brilliance and expertise in the field. DPS, the band responsible for the 48th Opening Song of the popular anime series Detective Conan, made an amazing Manila debut as they play alongside Friedman and perform the tracks “I Love You”, “The Perfect World” and “Undertow”. With spectacular guitar solos, high-caliber music, and a spontaneous and short “how to cuss in Japanese” lesson, Friedman and his band DPS relentlessly astonished the crowd, song after song, throughout their set.  Polyphia, also making their Manila debut, were welcomed by chants from the fans as the instrumental progressive heavyweights opened their performance with their hip-hop inspired track, “G.O.A.T”. Voices singing and humming to the tune of their songs can be heard throughout the hall as guitarists Scott LePage and Timothy Henson rocked the stage. Clay Aeschliman kept the performance tight with his drum beats while Clay Gober, bassist, answers the crowd’s excitement and enthusiasm with his bass lines. Included in their 16-song setlist are tracks “James Franco” from Muse, “Crush” from Renaissance and “LIT”, a standalone single.     An energetic and hyperactive Gober suddenly threw himself in the crowd as fans continuously cheered and applauded during the show, followed by Henson also who crowd surfed by the end of their set. With a masterful command of melody, enticing sound, and wildly pleasing tones, the colossal force in the progressive music scene not only took the Manila stage by storm but flooded the fans with unparalleled satiating experience. Mad props to Full Blast Entertainment and Numinous. Photos by: Dye VargasFull Set: Marty Friedman (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10218178559436358&type=1&l=b506a4b692)Full Set: Polyphia (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10218178473514210&type=1&l=bc8a4c6c9)
    Dec 07, 2018 321
  • 06 Dec 2018
    Are you having a bad day? Tired of work? Out of budget for your Christmas shopping? Whatever your problem is, Tanya Markova’s brand new single will surely draw a smile on your face.     After gaining about 225 thousand views from their official music video of “Iglap” a couple of months ago, alternative pop band, Tanya Markova is alive again to showcase their latest single entitled “Pipino” that was uploaded on Tower Of Doom’s official YouTube channel.     “Pipino” is the bands latest single that was released yesterday, December 5, 2018, with an animated lyric video under Tower Of Doom Music. Enjoy watching it here now, folks!      
    843 Posted by Franz Santiago
  • Are you having a bad day? Tired of work? Out of budget for your Christmas shopping? Whatever your problem is, Tanya Markova’s brand new single will surely draw a smile on your face.     After gaining about 225 thousand views from their official music video of “Iglap” a couple of months ago, alternative pop band, Tanya Markova is alive again to showcase their latest single entitled “Pipino” that was uploaded on Tower Of Doom’s official YouTube channel.     “Pipino” is the bands latest single that was released yesterday, December 5, 2018, with an animated lyric video under Tower Of Doom Music. Enjoy watching it here now, folks!      
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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.      
    18216 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 18216
  • 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    
    13762 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    
    May 05, 2018 13762
  • 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            
    12298 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            
    Jun 11, 2018 12298
  • 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”  
    10794 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”  
    Jun 26, 2018 10794
  • 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.  
    9393 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 9393
  • 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  
    5966 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 5966
  • 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.  
    5535 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 5535
  • 19 Apr 2018
    EARTH DAY JAM 2018 Interactive Earth Day Jam 2018 returns to Quezon City Memorial Circle Venue The longest running music event for the environment Earth Day Jam 2018 returns to one of its original concert venues; the Quezon City Memorial Circle on April 28, 2018 starting at 5pm. It is a milestone for this annual live music event which continues to influence Filipinos through music and education to be responsible in caring more for planet Earth’s well-being.   “It is a historic period for Earth Day Jam fans who have followed this annual music event over many summer years for Mother Earth. Quezon Memorial Circle brings back insightful memories about the festival’s roots and itss expanding environmental advocacies,” recalls Earth Day Jam founder singer Lou Bonnevie.   This years adapted theme for Earth Day Jam emphasizes on key elements Water, Air and Trash (WAT). It is a running advocacy that has kept Earth Day Jam grounded with the youth, development organizations and government institutions working on environment welfare and protection.   “Everybody has a key role when it comes to conserving the environment. We can protect Mother Earth through simple things like conserving water, keeping the air we breathe clean and managing an almost zero trash environment,” said Bonnevie.   True to the festival’s defining environmental global theme, Earth Day Jam 2018 seeks to attract even more Filipinos this year, particularly the younger generation, to become sensibly pro-active on its overall campaign to save planet Earth. “It is not enough being able to simply like or post all your support for the Earth on-line. It does not work that way! We want everybody to really start participating, do their personal share through simple things like planting trees and reducing their personal carbon footprints.”   More Jam Sessions: Known for its epic live pop music (open air) stagings, Earth Day Jam 2018 is set to feature over 100 musicians. “It is a grand combination between new and senior musicians in a single night of great music. It is something you look forward to in every Earth Day Jam event. Moreover, this event remains is open and free to the public,” says Bonnevie.   Featured artists for Earth Day Jam 2018 include Abra, Barbie Almalbis, Chicosi, Grace Note, Joey Ayala, Lou Bonnevie, Mayonnaise, Philia, Rouge, Sandwich, Sud, Tanya Markova, the Chongkeys and Wally Gonzalez joined by Wolfgang guitarist Manuel Legarda and introducing ace guitar protégé Gabriel Lazaro. Special guest artists shall include LA “grassroot” rapper Aw Day P. “He (AW Day P) will be specially flying in from LA for Earth Day Jam 2018. He is a very talented musician who agreed to jam with us for this Mother Earth celebration,” said Bonnevie. The Jam will be hosted by award winning actor Alvin Anson, award winning indie film actress Phoebe Walker, TV personality Pam Nieva and the Earthday Jam Foundation’s Corporate Secretary and youth spokesperson Midi Gentica.    Recognizing contributions to various environmental campaigns and artist’s musical legacy, Earth Day Jam 2018 will extend a special citation to Filipino singer and known environmentalist Joey Ayala, who does a rare Earth Day Jam stint with junior musicians.   Special guest resource speakers include experts and official from DENR, Earthday Jam Foundations’ partner in this endeavor with environmental luminaries supporting the event by short discussions on the most critical environmental issues.   More Interactive campaign: With support from the Local Government of QC, this year’s Earth Day Jam will have a more interactive campaign. Early participants can avail of Earth Day Jam 2018’s interactive booths showcasing art and drum sessions, an environmental puppet show, electric vehicle display, biking demo, organic stalls and other interesting exhibitions. “These exhibiting booths engage people to learn about Mother Earth through actual social participation with other guests.” There will also be a film showing featuring environmental documentaries before the concert.   The Earthday Jam Recyclable Trading will take place starting at 3 pm with the Quezon City Government spearheading the campaign on recycling with participants who will be bringing in paper, pet bottles and aluminum cans receiving concert VIP pass and freebies. Anti-trash Experiment: A special waste garbage collection activity will be implemented throughout the concert. “It is an experimental activity wherein concert goers are encouraged to collect accumulated garbage during event and weigh them after so that they can see how much trash can be accumulated from throwing garbage,” said Bonnevie. Earth Day Jam regularly uses this anti-garbage exercise for actual public awareness.   GAIA Awards: The Foundation’s own “GAIA Awards” will be bestowing individuals and organizations who have successfully contributed to the welfare of the overall environmental campaign and advocacy efforts in the Philippines. This year’s awardees include green advocates Gina Lopez, Ipat Luna and the Environmental Science Institute of Miriam College along with Earthday Jam supporters Abra and Brownman Revival in the category of Earth friendly music artists. Special Citations will be given to the Peace and Equity Foundation and Lifebank Foundation. Pre-Concert Contest: Raising awareness before actual concert, Earth Day Jam 2018 shall also launch “Future Green”. This special on-line initiative engages Filipinos to submit their best ideas concerning renewable energy on Earth Day Jam’s official social media page. The top ten ingenuities will be announced during the event.   Earthday Jam 2018 is presented by the Earthday Jam Foundation in cooperation with the DENR and the Quezon City Government. Supporters include First Gen Corporation, Maynilad, PRRC, Tagbalay Foundation, peace and Equity Foundation, Lifebank Foundation. Also supporting are Ministop, Dickies, 888 Electric Vehicles, Cravings, Philippine Star, Business Mirror, Philippine Concerts, Manila Concert Scene, Rakista Radio and ABS CBN as our official network.   For more info,log on to www.earthdayjamfoundation.com and like the earthday jam foundation page.    
    5359 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • EARTH DAY JAM 2018 Interactive Earth Day Jam 2018 returns to Quezon City Memorial Circle Venue The longest running music event for the environment Earth Day Jam 2018 returns to one of its original concert venues; the Quezon City Memorial Circle on April 28, 2018 starting at 5pm. It is a milestone for this annual live music event which continues to influence Filipinos through music and education to be responsible in caring more for planet Earth’s well-being.   “It is a historic period for Earth Day Jam fans who have followed this annual music event over many summer years for Mother Earth. Quezon Memorial Circle brings back insightful memories about the festival’s roots and itss expanding environmental advocacies,” recalls Earth Day Jam founder singer Lou Bonnevie.   This years adapted theme for Earth Day Jam emphasizes on key elements Water, Air and Trash (WAT). It is a running advocacy that has kept Earth Day Jam grounded with the youth, development organizations and government institutions working on environment welfare and protection.   “Everybody has a key role when it comes to conserving the environment. We can protect Mother Earth through simple things like conserving water, keeping the air we breathe clean and managing an almost zero trash environment,” said Bonnevie.   True to the festival’s defining environmental global theme, Earth Day Jam 2018 seeks to attract even more Filipinos this year, particularly the younger generation, to become sensibly pro-active on its overall campaign to save planet Earth. “It is not enough being able to simply like or post all your support for the Earth on-line. It does not work that way! We want everybody to really start participating, do their personal share through simple things like planting trees and reducing their personal carbon footprints.”   More Jam Sessions: Known for its epic live pop music (open air) stagings, Earth Day Jam 2018 is set to feature over 100 musicians. “It is a grand combination between new and senior musicians in a single night of great music. It is something you look forward to in every Earth Day Jam event. Moreover, this event remains is open and free to the public,” says Bonnevie.   Featured artists for Earth Day Jam 2018 include Abra, Barbie Almalbis, Chicosi, Grace Note, Joey Ayala, Lou Bonnevie, Mayonnaise, Philia, Rouge, Sandwich, Sud, Tanya Markova, the Chongkeys and Wally Gonzalez joined by Wolfgang guitarist Manuel Legarda and introducing ace guitar protégé Gabriel Lazaro. Special guest artists shall include LA “grassroot” rapper Aw Day P. “He (AW Day P) will be specially flying in from LA for Earth Day Jam 2018. He is a very talented musician who agreed to jam with us for this Mother Earth celebration,” said Bonnevie. The Jam will be hosted by award winning actor Alvin Anson, award winning indie film actress Phoebe Walker, TV personality Pam Nieva and the Earthday Jam Foundation’s Corporate Secretary and youth spokesperson Midi Gentica.    Recognizing contributions to various environmental campaigns and artist’s musical legacy, Earth Day Jam 2018 will extend a special citation to Filipino singer and known environmentalist Joey Ayala, who does a rare Earth Day Jam stint with junior musicians.   Special guest resource speakers include experts and official from DENR, Earthday Jam Foundations’ partner in this endeavor with environmental luminaries supporting the event by short discussions on the most critical environmental issues.   More Interactive campaign: With support from the Local Government of QC, this year’s Earth Day Jam will have a more interactive campaign. Early participants can avail of Earth Day Jam 2018’s interactive booths showcasing art and drum sessions, an environmental puppet show, electric vehicle display, biking demo, organic stalls and other interesting exhibitions. “These exhibiting booths engage people to learn about Mother Earth through actual social participation with other guests.” There will also be a film showing featuring environmental documentaries before the concert.   The Earthday Jam Recyclable Trading will take place starting at 3 pm with the Quezon City Government spearheading the campaign on recycling with participants who will be bringing in paper, pet bottles and aluminum cans receiving concert VIP pass and freebies. Anti-trash Experiment: A special waste garbage collection activity will be implemented throughout the concert. “It is an experimental activity wherein concert goers are encouraged to collect accumulated garbage during event and weigh them after so that they can see how much trash can be accumulated from throwing garbage,” said Bonnevie. Earth Day Jam regularly uses this anti-garbage exercise for actual public awareness.   GAIA Awards: The Foundation’s own “GAIA Awards” will be bestowing individuals and organizations who have successfully contributed to the welfare of the overall environmental campaign and advocacy efforts in the Philippines. This year’s awardees include green advocates Gina Lopez, Ipat Luna and the Environmental Science Institute of Miriam College along with Earthday Jam supporters Abra and Brownman Revival in the category of Earth friendly music artists. Special Citations will be given to the Peace and Equity Foundation and Lifebank Foundation. Pre-Concert Contest: Raising awareness before actual concert, Earth Day Jam 2018 shall also launch “Future Green”. This special on-line initiative engages Filipinos to submit their best ideas concerning renewable energy on Earth Day Jam’s official social media page. The top ten ingenuities will be announced during the event.   Earthday Jam 2018 is presented by the Earthday Jam Foundation in cooperation with the DENR and the Quezon City Government. Supporters include First Gen Corporation, Maynilad, PRRC, Tagbalay Foundation, peace and Equity Foundation, Lifebank Foundation. Also supporting are Ministop, Dickies, 888 Electric Vehicles, Cravings, Philippine Star, Business Mirror, Philippine Concerts, Manila Concert Scene, Rakista Radio and ABS CBN as our official network.   For more info,log on to www.earthdayjamfoundation.com and like the earthday jam foundation page.    
    Apr 19, 2018 5359
  • 13 Mar 2018
      Rising OPM band Better Days, composed of Daniel Paringit (Vocalist and Lead Guitar), Rosner Mabuti (Pianist), and Gelo Cabigon (Bassist), launched their music video for their hit debut single ‘Sige Lang’ on March 7, 2018 (Wednesday). The single was recently featured as Barangay LS FM 97.1 ’s most wanted song of the week. This, together with their other single ‘Nararamdaman’ are already highlighted on multiple Spotify Playlists, including ‘I Love You Sabado,’ ‘Pinoy Love Ballads,’ ‘New Music Friday Philippines,’ ‘Relax Tayo,’ and ‘Philippines Viral 50’ with both songs having over 200,000 plays in only a month. Among their growing number of gigs, they have already been included in various major events such as Rakrakan Festival 2018: Pinoy Muna! and UP Fair 2018: Elements. The premiere of Better Days’ ‘Sige Lang’ Music Video happened on March 7, 2018 (Wednesday) at 70s Bistro, Anonas, Quezon City, which also showcased live performances from Better Days, Hilera, Banda ni Kleggy, Where’s Ramona, and Stellar. The video was likewise launched on the Number 1 Music Channel MYX last weekend and is currently drawing raves. Better Days’ two singles, ‘Sige Lang’ and ‘Nararamdaman’ are now available on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, Spinner, and Amazon. Follow them on Instagram and Twitter @betterdaystour and on Facebook at facebook.com/betterdaystour
    3477 Posted by Rakista Radio
  •   Rising OPM band Better Days, composed of Daniel Paringit (Vocalist and Lead Guitar), Rosner Mabuti (Pianist), and Gelo Cabigon (Bassist), launched their music video for their hit debut single ‘Sige Lang’ on March 7, 2018 (Wednesday). The single was recently featured as Barangay LS FM 97.1 ’s most wanted song of the week. This, together with their other single ‘Nararamdaman’ are already highlighted on multiple Spotify Playlists, including ‘I Love You Sabado,’ ‘Pinoy Love Ballads,’ ‘New Music Friday Philippines,’ ‘Relax Tayo,’ and ‘Philippines Viral 50’ with both songs having over 200,000 plays in only a month. Among their growing number of gigs, they have already been included in various major events such as Rakrakan Festival 2018: Pinoy Muna! and UP Fair 2018: Elements. The premiere of Better Days’ ‘Sige Lang’ Music Video happened on March 7, 2018 (Wednesday) at 70s Bistro, Anonas, Quezon City, which also showcased live performances from Better Days, Hilera, Banda ni Kleggy, Where’s Ramona, and Stellar. The video was likewise launched on the Number 1 Music Channel MYX last weekend and is currently drawing raves. Better Days’ two singles, ‘Sige Lang’ and ‘Nararamdaman’ are now available on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, Spinner, and Amazon. Follow them on Instagram and Twitter @betterdaystour and on Facebook at facebook.com/betterdaystour
    Mar 13, 2018 3477