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  • 20 Mar 2019
      Hi folks! As promised, here are the updated details for our "INDIE-STRUCTIBLE" - A Stellar X Twist Battle of the Bands! Calling all fresh indie bands out there! Let's go!Register now!-MECHANICS/DETAILS1. A non-refundable entry fee of Php 500.00 is required for every band. Payment must be made at the audition venue when your band has been picked to audition on our first round live audition shows. 2. Participants should not be a part of a recording label or any things related. 3. Interested participants must fill up and submit the registration form linked here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1QV6ToEY8WfBOJM1SZPGMWHcNgTaWp8T8-bCCHXg9Z-w4. Band members must be composed of three (3) to eight (8) members.5. Participants must be 18 years old and above.6. Participants must not have two or more bands participating.7. On the first round of the auditions, participants will be judged by Stellar and Twist Productions’ head members, known artists in the indie scene and sponsors. On the second round of the auditions, participants will be judged by known artists, music icons (indie & mainstream) and sponsors. On the semis round, participants will be judged by known artists and music icons (indie & mainstream) only. On the final round, participants will be judged by known artists and music icons (indie & mainstream) only. 8. Only 80 bands will be accepted to perform on our first round live audition shows. 9. There will be 10 first round live audition gigs composed of 8 bands per night. 4 bands per night will be accepted (a total of 40 bands) and will move on to the second round. Results will be posted after the second round on Stellar and Twist productions’ Facebook pages. 10. There will be 5 second round live audition gigs composed of 8 bands per night. 2 bands per night will push through and move on to the semi-final round (10 band semi-finalists).11. From the semis round, 5 bands will be chosen to battle on the final round. 12. Each participating band will have to play 2 original songs and 1 cover song for the first and second round of auditions. 13. The participating band will be given 25-30 mins on stage. 14. As much as possible, set of songs and performances should not contain vulgarities, profanities, racist remarks, violence etc. 15. There shall be no withdrawal from the competition after the first round of auditions. Again, there are no refunds. 16. Prizes are as follows:a. First Place – Php 15,000 , trophy, certificate, live sessions in Stellar and Twist, bar tours and will be one of the main acts to play on our first ever Stellar X Twist indie-fest happening at the end of the year.b. Second place – Php 10,000 , certificate, gigs under Stellar and Twistc. Third place – Php 5,000 , certificate, gigs under Stellar and Twist *the 80 bands that are part of the process from start to finish will also get opportunities to play under Stellar and Twist gigs. -For questions and inquires feel free to message us!-Again here's the registration link:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1QV6ToEY8WfBOJM1SZPGMWHcNgTaWp8T8-bCCHXg9Z-w
    58 Posted by Rakista Radio
  •   Hi folks! As promised, here are the updated details for our "INDIE-STRUCTIBLE" - A Stellar X Twist Battle of the Bands! Calling all fresh indie bands out there! Let's go!Register now!-MECHANICS/DETAILS1. A non-refundable entry fee of Php 500.00 is required for every band. Payment must be made at the audition venue when your band has been picked to audition on our first round live audition shows. 2. Participants should not be a part of a recording label or any things related. 3. Interested participants must fill up and submit the registration form linked here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1QV6ToEY8WfBOJM1SZPGMWHcNgTaWp8T8-bCCHXg9Z-w4. Band members must be composed of three (3) to eight (8) members.5. Participants must be 18 years old and above.6. Participants must not have two or more bands participating.7. On the first round of the auditions, participants will be judged by Stellar and Twist Productions’ head members, known artists in the indie scene and sponsors. On the second round of the auditions, participants will be judged by known artists, music icons (indie & mainstream) and sponsors. On the semis round, participants will be judged by known artists and music icons (indie & mainstream) only. On the final round, participants will be judged by known artists and music icons (indie & mainstream) only. 8. Only 80 bands will be accepted to perform on our first round live audition shows. 9. There will be 10 first round live audition gigs composed of 8 bands per night. 4 bands per night will be accepted (a total of 40 bands) and will move on to the second round. Results will be posted after the second round on Stellar and Twist productions’ Facebook pages. 10. There will be 5 second round live audition gigs composed of 8 bands per night. 2 bands per night will push through and move on to the semi-final round (10 band semi-finalists).11. From the semis round, 5 bands will be chosen to battle on the final round. 12. Each participating band will have to play 2 original songs and 1 cover song for the first and second round of auditions. 13. The participating band will be given 25-30 mins on stage. 14. As much as possible, set of songs and performances should not contain vulgarities, profanities, racist remarks, violence etc. 15. There shall be no withdrawal from the competition after the first round of auditions. Again, there are no refunds. 16. Prizes are as follows:a. First Place – Php 15,000 , trophy, certificate, live sessions in Stellar and Twist, bar tours and will be one of the main acts to play on our first ever Stellar X Twist indie-fest happening at the end of the year.b. Second place – Php 10,000 , certificate, gigs under Stellar and Twistc. Third place – Php 5,000 , certificate, gigs under Stellar and Twist *the 80 bands that are part of the process from start to finish will also get opportunities to play under Stellar and Twist gigs. -For questions and inquires feel free to message us!-Again here's the registration link:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1QV6ToEY8WfBOJM1SZPGMWHcNgTaWp8T8-bCCHXg9Z-w
    Mar 20, 2019 58
  • 18 Mar 2019
    This year, Sponge Cola will be celebrate another great year of being one of the premiere OPM rock bands in the industry - and in true Sponge Cola fashion, they’re bringing their songs, both old and new, straight to their audience through their one-night intimate concert “Sea of Lights” on March 29, 2019 at the Power Mac Spotlight Circuit Makati at 7PM.   Since they started, the band (composed of frontman and lead singer Yael Yuzon, guitarist Erwin “Armo” Armovit, bassist Gosh Dilay, and drummer TedMark Cruz) has been delivering non-stop hits that are already integral to many Sponge Cola supporters and OPM fans alike. Their catalog spans all their multi-awarded albums, which include certified hits such as “Jeepney,” “Gemini,” “Nakapagtataka,” “Bitiw,” “Tuliro,” “Puso,” “Tambay,” “Kunwari,” and so much more. They have no doubt been a part of the journey of many Filipinos, may it be through teleserye soundtracks or their life soundtracks.    This journey continues with the upcoming release of their latest album “Sea of Lights,” a collection of songs that celebrates the sound and musical style that the band is known for, while also experimenting with new sounds into the mix. The album includes songs such as the previously released songs “Phantoms,” “Paliyabin Na Ang Lahat,” “Meron Ba?,” “Promises (feat. Karylle),” and many more songs that will be performed live for the first time in concert. As a bonus, concert-goers will also receive a limited edition physical copy of the album.   The concert will not only feature songs from their latest album, but will celebrate their greatest hits, together with intricate and well-planned production numbers that will be a delight to all attendees. Joining the band in concert will be special guests Leanne and Naara, I Belong To The Zoo, and Karylle. Directed by Paolo Valenciano, the “Sea of Lights” major concert will be on March 29, 2019 at the Powermac Spotlight, Circuit Makati.   A limited amount of tickets are available for PhP 1750 (Online Price) / PhP 1850 (Special Early Bird Price) / PhP 2250 (Door Price), and are available for purchase at all SM Tickets outlets. Special thanks to concert sponsors Powermac Spotlight, Lyrics, Bugsy’s, and Imperial Blue Whisky.   Watch out for the release of the music videos “Meron Ba” and “Promises (feat. Karylle), and the “Sea of Lights” album soon, under Universal Records. 
    96 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • This year, Sponge Cola will be celebrate another great year of being one of the premiere OPM rock bands in the industry - and in true Sponge Cola fashion, they’re bringing their songs, both old and new, straight to their audience through their one-night intimate concert “Sea of Lights” on March 29, 2019 at the Power Mac Spotlight Circuit Makati at 7PM.   Since they started, the band (composed of frontman and lead singer Yael Yuzon, guitarist Erwin “Armo” Armovit, bassist Gosh Dilay, and drummer TedMark Cruz) has been delivering non-stop hits that are already integral to many Sponge Cola supporters and OPM fans alike. Their catalog spans all their multi-awarded albums, which include certified hits such as “Jeepney,” “Gemini,” “Nakapagtataka,” “Bitiw,” “Tuliro,” “Puso,” “Tambay,” “Kunwari,” and so much more. They have no doubt been a part of the journey of many Filipinos, may it be through teleserye soundtracks or their life soundtracks.    This journey continues with the upcoming release of their latest album “Sea of Lights,” a collection of songs that celebrates the sound and musical style that the band is known for, while also experimenting with new sounds into the mix. The album includes songs such as the previously released songs “Phantoms,” “Paliyabin Na Ang Lahat,” “Meron Ba?,” “Promises (feat. Karylle),” and many more songs that will be performed live for the first time in concert. As a bonus, concert-goers will also receive a limited edition physical copy of the album.   The concert will not only feature songs from their latest album, but will celebrate their greatest hits, together with intricate and well-planned production numbers that will be a delight to all attendees. Joining the band in concert will be special guests Leanne and Naara, I Belong To The Zoo, and Karylle. Directed by Paolo Valenciano, the “Sea of Lights” major concert will be on March 29, 2019 at the Powermac Spotlight, Circuit Makati.   A limited amount of tickets are available for PhP 1750 (Online Price) / PhP 1850 (Special Early Bird Price) / PhP 2250 (Door Price), and are available for purchase at all SM Tickets outlets. Special thanks to concert sponsors Powermac Spotlight, Lyrics, Bugsy’s, and Imperial Blue Whisky.   Watch out for the release of the music videos “Meron Ba” and “Promises (feat. Karylle), and the “Sea of Lights” album soon, under Universal Records. 
    Mar 18, 2019 96
  • 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”  
    6810 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 6810
  • 06 Mar 2019
    Written By: Arem Bolalin   The electro-pop-rock band, Gracenote will be releasing their third album entitled “SMALL WORLD” which consists of 15 original tracks.   With much exhilaration and gratefulness for another attainment of their band, they warm-heartedly offer their avid fans the “SMALL WORLD Tour,” a series of campus, bar, and mall tours in Metro Manila.     Some tracks from the said album are not yet available on Spotify and they want their solid supporters to be the first one to hear it live, that’s why they’ve come up with a tour idea.   The schedule of tours are as follows:   March 06, 2019 - 70’s Bistro, Anonas, Q.C March 12, 2019 - Saguijo, Makati, March 13, 2019 - 19 East, Sucat March 19, 2019 - Route 196, Katipunan March 27, 2019 - Upperhouse, BGC    
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  • Written By: Arem Bolalin   The electro-pop-rock band, Gracenote will be releasing their third album entitled “SMALL WORLD” which consists of 15 original tracks.   With much exhilaration and gratefulness for another attainment of their band, they warm-heartedly offer their avid fans the “SMALL WORLD Tour,” a series of campus, bar, and mall tours in Metro Manila.     Some tracks from the said album are not yet available on Spotify and they want their solid supporters to be the first one to hear it live, that’s why they’ve come up with a tour idea.   The schedule of tours are as follows:   March 06, 2019 - 70’s Bistro, Anonas, Q.C March 12, 2019 - Saguijo, Makati, March 13, 2019 - 19 East, Sucat March 19, 2019 - Route 196, Katipunan March 27, 2019 - Upperhouse, BGC    
    Mar 06, 2019 377
  • 14 Feb 2019
    Written By: Arem Bolalin   “Don’t go now, never leave me behind…”   The Alternative Rock band Never Run releases their new single entitled “Never Leave Me Behind”.     “Never Leave Me Behind” was mixed, mastered, and produced under Nineworkz Production. The lyric video was made by the band’s frontman, Ferdail Yo.   Never Run is composed of Ferdail Yo on vocals, David Carillo and Charles Patrick Lilagan on guitars, Mark Perez on drums, and Jay Sofia on bass.   Here is Never Run’s “Never Leave Me Behind”      
    449 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Written By: Arem Bolalin   “Don’t go now, never leave me behind…”   The Alternative Rock band Never Run releases their new single entitled “Never Leave Me Behind”.     “Never Leave Me Behind” was mixed, mastered, and produced under Nineworkz Production. The lyric video was made by the band’s frontman, Ferdail Yo.   Never Run is composed of Ferdail Yo on vocals, David Carillo and Charles Patrick Lilagan on guitars, Mark Perez on drums, and Jay Sofia on bass.   Here is Never Run’s “Never Leave Me Behind”      
    Feb 14, 2019 449
  • 14 Feb 2019
    Written by Arem Bolalin   “’Di mo ba naririnig pintig ng aking dibdib? Lumalayo na sayo ang damdamin ko…”   A bittersweet Valentine’s Day present of the Alternative Rock band, December Avenue, as they release the official lyric video of their song “Dahan” today, February 14, 2019.     “Dahan” is now available in Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and other digital music platforms. It was released under Tower of Doom Music and uploaded on Tower Of Doom’s official YouTube channel.   December Avenue is composed of Zel Bautista on vocals and guitars, Jem Manuel on guitars, Don Gregorio on bass, Jet Danao on drums, and Gelo Cruz on keyboards.   Here is December Avenue with their new official lyric video for “Dahan”  
    1591 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Written by Arem Bolalin   “’Di mo ba naririnig pintig ng aking dibdib? Lumalayo na sayo ang damdamin ko…”   A bittersweet Valentine’s Day present of the Alternative Rock band, December Avenue, as they release the official lyric video of their song “Dahan” today, February 14, 2019.     “Dahan” is now available in Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and other digital music platforms. It was released under Tower of Doom Music and uploaded on Tower Of Doom’s official YouTube channel.   December Avenue is composed of Zel Bautista on vocals and guitars, Jem Manuel on guitars, Don Gregorio on bass, Jet Danao on drums, and Gelo Cruz on keyboards.   Here is December Avenue with their new official lyric video for “Dahan”  
    Feb 14, 2019 1591
  • 14 Feb 2019
    Written By Arem Bolalin   Yesterday, February 13, 2019, Alternative Metal band, Faspitch released their first official music video after 10-years for their latest single entitled “Skin”.     “Skin” was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Kyle Cayton under Tower of Doom Studios.   The official music video was directed by JC Gellidon and produced by the band, itself.   Faspitch is composed of Henry Allen on vocals, Trick Berganos, John Dinopol and Russel Manaloto on guitars, Martin Macario on  bass, and Andrew Lauchengco on  drums.   Here is the new official music video of “Skin” by Faspitch  
    583 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Written By Arem Bolalin   Yesterday, February 13, 2019, Alternative Metal band, Faspitch released their first official music video after 10-years for their latest single entitled “Skin”.     “Skin” was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Kyle Cayton under Tower of Doom Studios.   The official music video was directed by JC Gellidon and produced by the band, itself.   Faspitch is composed of Henry Allen on vocals, Trick Berganos, John Dinopol and Russel Manaloto on guitars, Martin Macario on  bass, and Andrew Lauchengco on  drums.   Here is the new official music video of “Skin” by Faspitch  
    Feb 14, 2019 583
  • 14 Feb 2019
    Written By: Arem Bolalin     Rock Metalcore local band, Valley of Chrome will soon be releasing their fourth album on February 22, 2019, entitled “Victorious”.   After the band had performed at the Hammersonic Festival in Indonesia, they returned to record 10 vicious tracks.   Rogel Africa, the band vocalist, considers their “soon-to-launch” album as the band’s ‘heaviest’ in its 16-years in music industry.   The album “Victorious” is composed of the 10 tracks entitled: Feast of Famine, KKK or “Kanya Kanyang Krus,” Victorious, Markang Bungo, Maskara, Simula, Balang Araw, Alay, Yakap sa Multo, and Curtain Call.   Valley of Chrome is composed of Tatel Marcelino and Kaloi Cambaliza on guitars, Jordan Constantino on bass, Paul Eusebio on drums, and Rogel Africa on vocals.
    548 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Written By: Arem Bolalin     Rock Metalcore local band, Valley of Chrome will soon be releasing their fourth album on February 22, 2019, entitled “Victorious”.   After the band had performed at the Hammersonic Festival in Indonesia, they returned to record 10 vicious tracks.   Rogel Africa, the band vocalist, considers their “soon-to-launch” album as the band’s ‘heaviest’ in its 16-years in music industry.   The album “Victorious” is composed of the 10 tracks entitled: Feast of Famine, KKK or “Kanya Kanyang Krus,” Victorious, Markang Bungo, Maskara, Simula, Balang Araw, Alay, Yakap sa Multo, and Curtain Call.   Valley of Chrome is composed of Tatel Marcelino and Kaloi Cambaliza on guitars, Jordan Constantino on bass, Paul Eusebio on drums, and Rogel Africa on vocals.
    Feb 14, 2019 548
  • 11 Feb 2019
      Sa UP Fair 2019, walang boses ang 'di napakikinggan. Maki-Rak n Rally at mag-express ng sarili sa pinakamalaking student-run, weeklong Original Pinoy Music festival sa Pilipinas! UP Fair 2019: Rak N RallyFebruary 12 - Tatsulok: UP Fair TuesdayFebruary 13 - Elements: UP Fair WednesdayFebruary 14 - Roots Music Festival: UP Fair ThursdayFebruary 15 - Cosmos: UP Fair FridayFebruary 16 - REV Music Festival: UP Fair Saturday I-like at i-follow ang aming official accounts sa Facebook (UP Fair) at Twitter (@UP_Fair) para sa official announcements tungkol sa UP Fair!  
    158 Posted by Rakista Radio
  •   Sa UP Fair 2019, walang boses ang 'di napakikinggan. Maki-Rak n Rally at mag-express ng sarili sa pinakamalaking student-run, weeklong Original Pinoy Music festival sa Pilipinas! UP Fair 2019: Rak N RallyFebruary 12 - Tatsulok: UP Fair TuesdayFebruary 13 - Elements: UP Fair WednesdayFebruary 14 - Roots Music Festival: UP Fair ThursdayFebruary 15 - Cosmos: UP Fair FridayFebruary 16 - REV Music Festival: UP Fair Saturday I-like at i-follow ang aming official accounts sa Facebook (UP Fair) at Twitter (@UP_Fair) para sa official announcements tungkol sa UP Fair!  
    Feb 11, 2019 158
  • 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.
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  • 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.
    Jan 30, 2019 19303
  • 28 Jan 2019
    Written By: Arem Bolalin   Last January 3, 2019, the punk rock band RIOT released their new single with its official music video.   The song is entitled "Bangs Not Dead" claiming that 2019 will be a 'Year of the Bangs,' and that it is now the "new pogi".       Their love for bangs and how it gives them the confidence of "gandang lalaki" is very evident in the lyrics.   "Magagandang babaeng naaakit, lumalayo kami baka sumabit."   "Lakas ng dating, andaming tumitingin. Kahit nga bading."   The song is recorded and mixed by Brian Iglesias at Rise of the 8th Records, and the music video is directed by the band vocalist Jo Puangco.  
    570 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Written By: Arem Bolalin   Last January 3, 2019, the punk rock band RIOT released their new single with its official music video.   The song is entitled "Bangs Not Dead" claiming that 2019 will be a 'Year of the Bangs,' and that it is now the "new pogi".       Their love for bangs and how it gives them the confidence of "gandang lalaki" is very evident in the lyrics.   "Magagandang babaeng naaakit, lumalayo kami baka sumabit."   "Lakas ng dating, andaming tumitingin. Kahit nga bading."   The song is recorded and mixed by Brian Iglesias at Rise of the 8th Records, and the music video is directed by the band vocalist Jo Puangco.  
    Jan 28, 2019 570
  • 28 Jan 2019
      Written By: Arem Bolalin   Filipino Rockstar, Joseph William Feliciano Smith, or mostly known as “Pepe Smith” died on January 28, 2019, at the age of 71.     Daisy Smith-Owen, one of the daughters of Pepe Smith, wrote an emotional Facebook post confirming the death of the Filipino Rock icon.   “Thank you for everything papa bear ko. Thank you for being the best dad in the world. I know you’re in the best place now, no more pains papa.. I will see you in few days. I love you to the moon and back.”   He suffered from a stroke last 2017 and had an operation on his gallbladder last 2018. However, the main cause of his death is not yet confirmed by the family.     Numerous celebrities showed their sympathy and mourn the loss of the rock legend. Jugs Jugueta, the vocalist of the band ‘Itchyworms’ posted in Twitter, “Mahal ka namin, Pepe! Maraming Salamat sa lahat!”   James Jimenez also wrote in Twitter, “I guess even rolling stones need to rest. And the hereafter could use a little Pinoy rock. Pepe Smith is dead, long live #PepeSmith.”   King of Filipino Rock may be physically gone, but his music will stay alive and continue to rock.  
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  •   Written By: Arem Bolalin   Filipino Rockstar, Joseph William Feliciano Smith, or mostly known as “Pepe Smith” died on January 28, 2019, at the age of 71.     Daisy Smith-Owen, one of the daughters of Pepe Smith, wrote an emotional Facebook post confirming the death of the Filipino Rock icon.   “Thank you for everything papa bear ko. Thank you for being the best dad in the world. I know you’re in the best place now, no more pains papa.. I will see you in few days. I love you to the moon and back.”   He suffered from a stroke last 2017 and had an operation on his gallbladder last 2018. However, the main cause of his death is not yet confirmed by the family.     Numerous celebrities showed their sympathy and mourn the loss of the rock legend. Jugs Jugueta, the vocalist of the band ‘Itchyworms’ posted in Twitter, “Mahal ka namin, Pepe! Maraming Salamat sa lahat!”   James Jimenez also wrote in Twitter, “I guess even rolling stones need to rest. And the hereafter could use a little Pinoy rock. Pepe Smith is dead, long live #PepeSmith.”   King of Filipino Rock may be physically gone, but his music will stay alive and continue to rock.  
    Jan 28, 2019 925
  • 25 Jan 2019
      After having launched out as a solo artist in 2018, pop-rock and Christian contemporary singer-songwriter Julz Savard is releasing her debut EP, 'XXVII' or '27' this January 18! The album will be dropping online and a show will be held at Unit 27, Eastwood to coincide.   Julz released three singles in 2018, each gaining traction: I Can Live Again raked in 190,000 views on YouTube and was chosen as the winning song for the Worship Collective Songwriting Competition in Asia under Luke Munns, former Hillsong United member. Vulnerable, her second single, campaigned as a song for mental health awareness and was used in the major feature film, "Kung Paano Siya Nawala". Her latest single, Infatuated, was her entry into the revived Elements Music Camp under Globe which she is now currently promoting as one of the top ten campers.   'XXVII' will include all three singles along with three brand new tracks. The name of the EP came about after reading psalm 27 where Julz was instantly inspired by its message to "sing and make music for the Lord" and "be strong and take heart". Julz feels the psalm defines the mindset she wants to keep as an artist and generally, as a person.   Listen to the EP on Spotify, Apple Music, and Itunes and join us this January 18 at Unit 27, Eastwood! 
    164 Posted by Rakista Radio
  •   After having launched out as a solo artist in 2018, pop-rock and Christian contemporary singer-songwriter Julz Savard is releasing her debut EP, 'XXVII' or '27' this January 18! The album will be dropping online and a show will be held at Unit 27, Eastwood to coincide.   Julz released three singles in 2018, each gaining traction: I Can Live Again raked in 190,000 views on YouTube and was chosen as the winning song for the Worship Collective Songwriting Competition in Asia under Luke Munns, former Hillsong United member. Vulnerable, her second single, campaigned as a song for mental health awareness and was used in the major feature film, "Kung Paano Siya Nawala". Her latest single, Infatuated, was her entry into the revived Elements Music Camp under Globe which she is now currently promoting as one of the top ten campers.   'XXVII' will include all three singles along with three brand new tracks. The name of the EP came about after reading psalm 27 where Julz was instantly inspired by its message to "sing and make music for the Lord" and "be strong and take heart". Julz feels the psalm defines the mindset she wants to keep as an artist and generally, as a person.   Listen to the EP on Spotify, Apple Music, and Itunes and join us this January 18 at Unit 27, Eastwood! 
    Jan 25, 2019 164
  • 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.  
    351 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 351
  • 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.
    428 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 428
  • 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.      
    18843 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 18843
  • 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
    226 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 226
  • 07 Jan 2019
    Last Saturday, January 5, 2019, One of the most legendary 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.”  
    2306 Posted by Franz Santiago
  • Last Saturday, January 5, 2019, One of the most legendary 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.”  
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  • 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.  
    438 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 438
  • 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
    189 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 189
  • 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)
    382 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 382
  • 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!      
    941 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!      
    Dec 06, 2018 941
  • 04 Dec 2018
    Best-selling R&B group of all time, BOYZ II MEN is coming back to the Philippines! The group is set to perform in DAVAO for the first time on Thursday, December 13th at SMX Convention Center, SM Lanang Premier. They will also bring their grand show to MANILA Back-to-Back with power vocal tandem, DIVAS — comprised of KZ Tandingan, Yeng Constantino, Kyla and Angeline Quinto for a concert on Saturday, December 15th at the Araneta Coliseum. Boyz II Men continues to tour globally, while also starring on their own residency at The Mirage in Las Vegas through 2019. Fall this year, they toured across America as special guests for Bruno Mars’ “24K Magic World Tour” with Charlie Wilson, Ciara and singer Ella Mai. In an exclusive interview, the Boyz share their passion in touring stating “...the fact that we still get to do what we love to do after 17 years, that's fulfilling for us.” They are set to share the stage with the Philippines’ DIVAS in Manila. They will also perform in Davao for the first time, and they are “...excited, and everytime we come to a place and we see the new talent... Actually, that puts us a little bit deeper into the culture because we get the chance to perform with the Philippines' hottest girl group. And you'll never know what comes out of it." Consisting the all-star female DIVAS collaboration is Asia’s Soul Supreme, KZ Tandingan, Pop Rock superstar Yeng Constantino, R&B Queen Kyla, and Queen of Themesongs, Angeline Quinto. These four talented and empowered DIVAS equally hold numerous awards and hits to their name, making them renowned and respected songstresses in the Philippines. Best known for their emotional ballads and acapella harmonies, Boyz II Men is comprised of Nathan Morris, Wanya Morris and Shawn Stockman. The group’s biggest and most requested hits include “End of the Road”, “I’ll Make Love To You”, “On Bended Knee”, “Water Runs Dry”, “4 Seasons of Loneliness”, “Motownphilly”, “In The Still of the Nite (I’ll Remember)”, “It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday” and “One Sweet Day” with Mariah Carey – which still holds the record of the longest running Billboard Hot #1 song, staying at the top for 16 weeks. The legendary group holds four Grammy Awards, nine American Music Awards, nine Soul Train Awards, three Billboard Awards, and a star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame.   BOYZ II MEN with DIVAS: Live in Concert is presented by Wilbros Live and Cornerstone Concerts. Tickets are now on-sale at TicketNet.com.ph or call 911-5555 for more details. For Boyz II Men Live in Davao tickets, visit SMTickets.com or call (02) 470-2222.
    188 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Best-selling R&B group of all time, BOYZ II MEN is coming back to the Philippines! The group is set to perform in DAVAO for the first time on Thursday, December 13th at SMX Convention Center, SM Lanang Premier. They will also bring their grand show to MANILA Back-to-Back with power vocal tandem, DIVAS — comprised of KZ Tandingan, Yeng Constantino, Kyla and Angeline Quinto for a concert on Saturday, December 15th at the Araneta Coliseum. Boyz II Men continues to tour globally, while also starring on their own residency at The Mirage in Las Vegas through 2019. Fall this year, they toured across America as special guests for Bruno Mars’ “24K Magic World Tour” with Charlie Wilson, Ciara and singer Ella Mai. In an exclusive interview, the Boyz share their passion in touring stating “...the fact that we still get to do what we love to do after 17 years, that's fulfilling for us.” They are set to share the stage with the Philippines’ DIVAS in Manila. They will also perform in Davao for the first time, and they are “...excited, and everytime we come to a place and we see the new talent... Actually, that puts us a little bit deeper into the culture because we get the chance to perform with the Philippines' hottest girl group. And you'll never know what comes out of it." Consisting the all-star female DIVAS collaboration is Asia’s Soul Supreme, KZ Tandingan, Pop Rock superstar Yeng Constantino, R&B Queen Kyla, and Queen of Themesongs, Angeline Quinto. These four talented and empowered DIVAS equally hold numerous awards and hits to their name, making them renowned and respected songstresses in the Philippines. Best known for their emotional ballads and acapella harmonies, Boyz II Men is comprised of Nathan Morris, Wanya Morris and Shawn Stockman. The group’s biggest and most requested hits include “End of the Road”, “I’ll Make Love To You”, “On Bended Knee”, “Water Runs Dry”, “4 Seasons of Loneliness”, “Motownphilly”, “In The Still of the Nite (I’ll Remember)”, “It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday” and “One Sweet Day” with Mariah Carey – which still holds the record of the longest running Billboard Hot #1 song, staying at the top for 16 weeks. The legendary group holds four Grammy Awards, nine American Music Awards, nine Soul Train Awards, three Billboard Awards, and a star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame.   BOYZ II MEN with DIVAS: Live in Concert is presented by Wilbros Live and Cornerstone Concerts. Tickets are now on-sale at TicketNet.com.ph or call 911-5555 for more details. For Boyz II Men Live in Davao tickets, visit SMTickets.com or call (02) 470-2222.
    Dec 04, 2018 188
  • 23 Nov 2018
    Last Wednesday, November 21, 2018, R&B Rock band, Better Days launched their debut EP entitled “Nararamdaman” at 70’s Bistro, Quezon City together with Gracenote. They also answered some of the questions from our Rakista community.     “Nararamdaman” EP was produced by Universal Records Philippines together with Soupstar Management, and it is now available in Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, and other digital music platforms.     Better Days is composed of Daniel Paringit on guitars and vocals, Rosner Mabuti on keys, Gelo Cabigon on bass, and Jaro Delos Reyes on lead guitars.   You can now stream “Nararamdaman” EP by Better Days here.        
    427 Posted by Franz Santiago
  • Last Wednesday, November 21, 2018, R&B Rock band, Better Days launched their debut EP entitled “Nararamdaman” at 70’s Bistro, Quezon City together with Gracenote. They also answered some of the questions from our Rakista community.     “Nararamdaman” EP was produced by Universal Records Philippines together with Soupstar Management, and it is now available in Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, and other digital music platforms.     Better Days is composed of Daniel Paringit on guitars and vocals, Rosner Mabuti on keys, Gelo Cabigon on bass, and Jaro Delos Reyes on lead guitars.   You can now stream “Nararamdaman” EP by Better Days here.        
    Nov 23, 2018 427