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  • 13 Nov 2019
    Four-piece alternative rock band Fridge is set to release their debut EP "Defrosting Emotions" on Friday, November 15, 2019, and it’s gonna be as real as it gets.     Recorded, mixed, and mastered at Nineworkz Productions, the album was teased to be focused on exhausting all your feelings; as each song has a story to tell and an emotional ride to take part in—songs about being lied to, getting played on, always seeing the good in someone, being grateful for the joy and experiences shared, and finding home in your person.   HOW FRIDGE CAME TO BE   Fridge was formed on January 2019 with Franz Santiago on guitar and vocals, Mateo Santos on lead guitar, Steve Ducay on bass, and Bryan Estandian on drums, all hailing from San Mateo, Rizal.     From “Ball is Life” to “Food is Life” the band got their name from (what else other than) a refrigerator, where all great things like food and booze come from — hence “Fridge”. Despite having different influences such as indie, pop, new wave, math rock, emo, and metal, they find their common ground with their passion for rock music that gives them an advantage in creating unique and realistic music.     Their debut EP "Defrosting Emotions" will be out on digital platforms this Friday, November 15, 2019, followed by a gig launch on December 6, 2019, at Custom Thread, Don Antonio, Commonwealth, Quezon City.     For more info and updates you can check them out on their social media accounts: FB: https://www.facebook.com/fridgemusicph/ IG: @fridgemusicph YT: https://bit.ly/2HLLLw1   #FridgeMusicPH #LocalGrind #Fridge #DefrostingEmotions
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  • Four-piece alternative rock band Fridge is set to release their debut EP "Defrosting Emotions" on Friday, November 15, 2019, and it’s gonna be as real as it gets.     Recorded, mixed, and mastered at Nineworkz Productions, the album was teased to be focused on exhausting all your feelings; as each song has a story to tell and an emotional ride to take part in—songs about being lied to, getting played on, always seeing the good in someone, being grateful for the joy and experiences shared, and finding home in your person.   HOW FRIDGE CAME TO BE   Fridge was formed on January 2019 with Franz Santiago on guitar and vocals, Mateo Santos on lead guitar, Steve Ducay on bass, and Bryan Estandian on drums, all hailing from San Mateo, Rizal.     From “Ball is Life” to “Food is Life” the band got their name from (what else other than) a refrigerator, where all great things like food and booze come from — hence “Fridge”. Despite having different influences such as indie, pop, new wave, math rock, emo, and metal, they find their common ground with their passion for rock music that gives them an advantage in creating unique and realistic music.     Their debut EP "Defrosting Emotions" will be out on digital platforms this Friday, November 15, 2019, followed by a gig launch on December 6, 2019, at Custom Thread, Don Antonio, Commonwealth, Quezon City.     For more info and updates you can check them out on their social media accounts: FB: https://www.facebook.com/fridgemusicph/ IG: @fridgemusicph YT: https://bit.ly/2HLLLw1   #FridgeMusicPH #LocalGrind #Fridge #DefrostingEmotions
    Nov 13, 2019 272
  • 05 Nov 2019
    19 year-old singer/songwriter/producer Fern. has officially launched his LOVELESS EP through a private listening party attended by family, close friends, collaborators and media at The Apartment, Poblacion, Makati last October 19.   The young musician played the entirety of his EP ahead of it's November 15 release, with tracks including previously released party anthem 'Sober Up,' a 'SWEET' collaboration with Kiana Valenciano, the emotional 'Murakami,' melancholic 'DANCE FOR ME!,' and fan favorite 'Only You,' along with two new tracks: the crowd pleaser "Falling For U' and 'LOOK INTO MY EYES (feat. Leila Alcasid).'     Photo by: Aimee Aznar     Aside from being the first event to exclusively play the EP in full, the LOVELESS listening party also served as the launch for Fern.'s partnerships with local fashion brands. This includes official LOVELESS shirts from independent streetwear brand Ill Luck, and a limited edition set of LOVELESS pullover hoodies from up and coming fashion designer OJK.     Photo by: Aimee Aznar     There's much to look forward to in Fern.'s future, and the LOVELESS EP is proof of how far he can go.   The LOVELESS EP will have it's worldwide release under Universal Records on November 15, 2019.
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  • 19 year-old singer/songwriter/producer Fern. has officially launched his LOVELESS EP through a private listening party attended by family, close friends, collaborators and media at The Apartment, Poblacion, Makati last October 19.   The young musician played the entirety of his EP ahead of it's November 15 release, with tracks including previously released party anthem 'Sober Up,' a 'SWEET' collaboration with Kiana Valenciano, the emotional 'Murakami,' melancholic 'DANCE FOR ME!,' and fan favorite 'Only You,' along with two new tracks: the crowd pleaser "Falling For U' and 'LOOK INTO MY EYES (feat. Leila Alcasid).'     Photo by: Aimee Aznar     Aside from being the first event to exclusively play the EP in full, the LOVELESS listening party also served as the launch for Fern.'s partnerships with local fashion brands. This includes official LOVELESS shirts from independent streetwear brand Ill Luck, and a limited edition set of LOVELESS pullover hoodies from up and coming fashion designer OJK.     Photo by: Aimee Aznar     There's much to look forward to in Fern.'s future, and the LOVELESS EP is proof of how far he can go.   The LOVELESS EP will have it's worldwide release under Universal Records on November 15, 2019.
    Nov 05, 2019 132
  • 04 Nov 2019
    On October 31, folk pop artist syd hartha celebrated her legality by dropping her latest single “Paruparo”.     syd hartha explained that her latest track is about freedom of speech and how it is perceived by others given the fact that we tend to define things differently. It’s another track with a very relevant theme, following the success of sexual harassment-centered track, ‘ayaw’.   Stream ‘paruparo’ here:     Article photo by Miguel Edralin.  
    879 Posted by Mikaela Foronda
  • On October 31, folk pop artist syd hartha celebrated her legality by dropping her latest single “Paruparo”.     syd hartha explained that her latest track is about freedom of speech and how it is perceived by others given the fact that we tend to define things differently. It’s another track with a very relevant theme, following the success of sexual harassment-centered track, ‘ayaw’.   Stream ‘paruparo’ here:     Article photo by Miguel Edralin.  
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  • 04 Nov 2019
    After reaching the number one spot in one of the most prominent FM radio charts in the Philippines and peaking at number two on Spotify Philippines Viral 50 with “Selos,” the vowels they orbit returns with a brand new single under Sony Music Philippines. An easy listening number that showcases the band’s more relaxed and technically adept side, their second single “Kiliti” is a song about finding the perfect someone in an imperfect situation. It tackles a kind of love that is capable of surmounting the greatest odds under any circumstances. “The song was written by Nikka back in college a few years ago with just her guitar,” says Darwin Hernandez, the band’s manager and Soupstar Entertainment’s head honcho. “The full band arrangements were done by all the members and was produced by Rye Sarmiento, who is also the guitarist of 6cyclemind and Banda Ni Kleggy.” Deceptively simple sound Certainly at peace with their deceptively simple but lush sound, the vowels they orbit takes pride with their collaborative effort in recording a worthy follow-up to their hit single. “At first, we can’t help but feel a bit nervous about the release of Kiliti given the success of Selos,” bassist Patch Javier points out. “But going back and remembering how Kiliti is such a different song makes us feel excited, rather than pressured. What’s important to us is that people get to listen to the song.” “It’s always also a great feeling when listeners interpret the song in their own ways and find a connection to the song somehow,” vocalist and guitarist Nikka Melchor shares the same sentiment. “Knowing that we love this song and that we put a lot of work into it is enough to not feel worried.” What's next for the vowels they orbit Now signed to Sony Music Philippines, the vowels they orbit are set to release an EP soon. The band, composed of Nikka Melchor (Vocals), Jeremy Sayas (Drums), Hannah Dela Cruz (Keyboard), Gene Santiago (Guitars) and Patch Javier (Bass), is managed by Soupstar Entertainment, which takes pride of its star-studded roster such as Sandwich, Pedicab, Moonstar88, 6cyclemind, Gracenote, Imago and more. "Kiliti" is now available on streaming and download platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes store, and Deezer. Stream "Kiliti" here:
    326 Posted by Mikaela Foronda
  • After reaching the number one spot in one of the most prominent FM radio charts in the Philippines and peaking at number two on Spotify Philippines Viral 50 with “Selos,” the vowels they orbit returns with a brand new single under Sony Music Philippines. An easy listening number that showcases the band’s more relaxed and technically adept side, their second single “Kiliti” is a song about finding the perfect someone in an imperfect situation. It tackles a kind of love that is capable of surmounting the greatest odds under any circumstances. “The song was written by Nikka back in college a few years ago with just her guitar,” says Darwin Hernandez, the band’s manager and Soupstar Entertainment’s head honcho. “The full band arrangements were done by all the members and was produced by Rye Sarmiento, who is also the guitarist of 6cyclemind and Banda Ni Kleggy.” Deceptively simple sound Certainly at peace with their deceptively simple but lush sound, the vowels they orbit takes pride with their collaborative effort in recording a worthy follow-up to their hit single. “At first, we can’t help but feel a bit nervous about the release of Kiliti given the success of Selos,” bassist Patch Javier points out. “But going back and remembering how Kiliti is such a different song makes us feel excited, rather than pressured. What’s important to us is that people get to listen to the song.” “It’s always also a great feeling when listeners interpret the song in their own ways and find a connection to the song somehow,” vocalist and guitarist Nikka Melchor shares the same sentiment. “Knowing that we love this song and that we put a lot of work into it is enough to not feel worried.” What's next for the vowels they orbit Now signed to Sony Music Philippines, the vowels they orbit are set to release an EP soon. The band, composed of Nikka Melchor (Vocals), Jeremy Sayas (Drums), Hannah Dela Cruz (Keyboard), Gene Santiago (Guitars) and Patch Javier (Bass), is managed by Soupstar Entertainment, which takes pride of its star-studded roster such as Sandwich, Pedicab, Moonstar88, 6cyclemind, Gracenote, Imago and more. "Kiliti" is now available on streaming and download platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes store, and Deezer. Stream "Kiliti" here:
    Nov 04, 2019 326
  • 04 Nov 2019
    Fresh from reaping prominent spots on international music festivals such as Hong Kong’s Clockenflap and Austin’s SXSW Festival, Ben&Ben is ready to smash their way to global domination with their accessible but compelling brand of folk, world music, alternative, blues, and indie rock. To date, the nine-piece supergroup has accumulated nearly 500 million streams on all online and digital platforms worldwide, making them one of the most streamed Filipino acts of all time Their debut album, Limasawa Street was released a few months ago to positive acclaim, earning astonishing praises from publications such as Business Mirror, which called the latest release “an instant classic” and Status Magazine, which went to greater lengths to rave about the album for being “a musical masterpiece and a visual experience.” As of the moment, the full-length record has produced two well-received singles under its belt: the groovy smash “Pagtingin,” which topped the Spotify and Youtube streaming charts for several months since its debut and the radio hit “Araw-Araw.” With 2019 propelling the folk-pop band to A-list status, it’s remarkable to witness Ben&Ben churn out a new era outside of Limasawa Street with the surprise release of the latest single “Masyado Pang Maaga.” Dropped on the first day of November, the fresh new track is a glorious return to form: a restrained but intricately conceived beauty that arrives with the same effortlessness as all their best songs. What sets it apart from anything that they have done before is the inspiration behind the ornate displays, the relatable story that points to previously unexplored direction. “When I was writing the song, I was inspired by a very personal experience and frustration of why people struggle so much to communicate and understand each other these days,” guitarist and vocalist Miguel Guico shares. “Why do people decide to be silent and walk away instead of confront each other and talk about things? Hopefully the song can accompany people who go through the same thing, whether it be in their own personal experience or in their family and friends' experiences.” Produced by Paolo Guico and the band together with Jean-Paul Verona, and written by the Benjamin brothers, “Masyado Pang Maaga” might be included in the deluxe version of Limasawa Street, a move that is currently being discussed by Ben&Ben’s team. With the song being thematically different from the ones in the latest record, Ben&Ben decided to put it on hold instead of including it in the 13-track album. “Writing-wise, Limasawa Street is full of songs filled with messaging of hope, of looking up towards the fact that things will be better,” guitarist and vocalist Paolo Guico adds. “However we felt that there was a need for a song that accompanies the listener in frustration.” With its lush arrangements leaning toward something more intimate and less overpowering, the latest song is a proof of their staying power as musicians who continue to evolve and make music that soars beyond expectations. Ben&Ben’s “Masyado Pang Maaga” is now available on all streaming and download platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, and Deezer via Sony Music Philippines. Stream "Masyado Pang Maaga" here:
    205 Posted by Mikaela Foronda
  • Fresh from reaping prominent spots on international music festivals such as Hong Kong’s Clockenflap and Austin’s SXSW Festival, Ben&Ben is ready to smash their way to global domination with their accessible but compelling brand of folk, world music, alternative, blues, and indie rock. To date, the nine-piece supergroup has accumulated nearly 500 million streams on all online and digital platforms worldwide, making them one of the most streamed Filipino acts of all time Their debut album, Limasawa Street was released a few months ago to positive acclaim, earning astonishing praises from publications such as Business Mirror, which called the latest release “an instant classic” and Status Magazine, which went to greater lengths to rave about the album for being “a musical masterpiece and a visual experience.” As of the moment, the full-length record has produced two well-received singles under its belt: the groovy smash “Pagtingin,” which topped the Spotify and Youtube streaming charts for several months since its debut and the radio hit “Araw-Araw.” With 2019 propelling the folk-pop band to A-list status, it’s remarkable to witness Ben&Ben churn out a new era outside of Limasawa Street with the surprise release of the latest single “Masyado Pang Maaga.” Dropped on the first day of November, the fresh new track is a glorious return to form: a restrained but intricately conceived beauty that arrives with the same effortlessness as all their best songs. What sets it apart from anything that they have done before is the inspiration behind the ornate displays, the relatable story that points to previously unexplored direction. “When I was writing the song, I was inspired by a very personal experience and frustration of why people struggle so much to communicate and understand each other these days,” guitarist and vocalist Miguel Guico shares. “Why do people decide to be silent and walk away instead of confront each other and talk about things? Hopefully the song can accompany people who go through the same thing, whether it be in their own personal experience or in their family and friends' experiences.” Produced by Paolo Guico and the band together with Jean-Paul Verona, and written by the Benjamin brothers, “Masyado Pang Maaga” might be included in the deluxe version of Limasawa Street, a move that is currently being discussed by Ben&Ben’s team. With the song being thematically different from the ones in the latest record, Ben&Ben decided to put it on hold instead of including it in the 13-track album. “Writing-wise, Limasawa Street is full of songs filled with messaging of hope, of looking up towards the fact that things will be better,” guitarist and vocalist Paolo Guico adds. “However we felt that there was a need for a song that accompanies the listener in frustration.” With its lush arrangements leaning toward something more intimate and less overpowering, the latest song is a proof of their staying power as musicians who continue to evolve and make music that soars beyond expectations. Ben&Ben’s “Masyado Pang Maaga” is now available on all streaming and download platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, and Deezer via Sony Music Philippines. Stream "Masyado Pang Maaga" here:
    Nov 04, 2019 205
  • 04 Nov 2019
    Politically-charged rap-metal band band Rage Against The Machine is set for a comeback next year!      For the first time since 2011, Zack de la Rocha, Tom Morello, Brad Wilk, and Tim Commferford will take the stage together for a new 2020 tour.    They also just created an official RATM Instagram account and announced a series of Concerts in cities close to the Mexican border. They also confirmed a headlining slot for Coachella.    
    3712 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Politically-charged rap-metal band band Rage Against The Machine is set for a comeback next year!      For the first time since 2011, Zack de la Rocha, Tom Morello, Brad Wilk, and Tim Commferford will take the stage together for a new 2020 tour.    They also just created an official RATM Instagram account and announced a series of Concerts in cities close to the Mexican border. They also confirmed a headlining slot for Coachella.    
    Nov 04, 2019 3712
  • 01 Nov 2019
      The My Chemical Romance reunion is finally here. This is real. After over six years on hiatus, MCR announced that they are returning for a show on Dec. 20 at the Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles, California   My Chemical Romance brought down the curtain on their 12-year career on March 23, 2013, breaking hearts with a short statement posted to their website, thanking fans for being "part of the adventure".   Back in 2013, the band called it quits, stating: “My Chemical Romance is done. But it can never die. It is alive in me, in the guys, and it is alive inside all of you. I always knew that, and I think you did too. Because it is not a band — it is an idea.”   Put on some of your mom`s eyeliner and Iron your bangs and lets sing our hearts out!  Do or die, you'll never make me (we'll carry on)Because the world will never take my heart (we'll carry on).  
    12462 Posted by Rakista Radio
  •   The My Chemical Romance reunion is finally here. This is real. After over six years on hiatus, MCR announced that they are returning for a show on Dec. 20 at the Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles, California   My Chemical Romance brought down the curtain on their 12-year career on March 23, 2013, breaking hearts with a short statement posted to their website, thanking fans for being "part of the adventure".   Back in 2013, the band called it quits, stating: “My Chemical Romance is done. But it can never die. It is alive in me, in the guys, and it is alive inside all of you. I always knew that, and I think you did too. Because it is not a band — it is an idea.”   Put on some of your mom`s eyeliner and Iron your bangs and lets sing our hearts out!  Do or die, you'll never make me (we'll carry on)Because the world will never take my heart (we'll carry on).  
    Nov 01, 2019 12462
  • 31 Oct 2019
    Cebu-based pop rock outfit Drive Me To Juliet serenades and pleases us aesthetically with their music video for latest single ‘Universe’.They truly made us feel so alive with their track, not to mention Kaye Racho’s soothing vocals. The music video, directed by Yano Cortes, was light in the eyes and in the feels. The band wore all white and the production set was dressed in the same manner—now talk about being clean.Check out ‘Universe’ here:
    248 Posted by Mikaela Foronda
  • Cebu-based pop rock outfit Drive Me To Juliet serenades and pleases us aesthetically with their music video for latest single ‘Universe’.They truly made us feel so alive with their track, not to mention Kaye Racho’s soothing vocals. The music video, directed by Yano Cortes, was light in the eyes and in the feels. The band wore all white and the production set was dressed in the same manner—now talk about being clean.Check out ‘Universe’ here:
    Oct 31, 2019 248
  • 31 Oct 2019
      On the eve of the Halloween festivities, pop alternative band Room for Cielo premiered their music video for their single ‘Hanggang Dito’—and it’s a haunting depiction of how relationships fail.   Directed by Silver Belen, the music video showed a once happy couple during one of their fights and how it led to the coldness once they reached the place they call ‘home’. The silence between them was rough to bear and justified their complications as a couple.   Watch the music video for ‘Hanggang Dito’ here:  
    185 Posted by Mikaela Foronda
  •   On the eve of the Halloween festivities, pop alternative band Room for Cielo premiered their music video for their single ‘Hanggang Dito’—and it’s a haunting depiction of how relationships fail.   Directed by Silver Belen, the music video showed a once happy couple during one of their fights and how it led to the coldness once they reached the place they call ‘home’. The silence between them was rough to bear and justified their complications as a couple.   Watch the music video for ‘Hanggang Dito’ here:  
    Oct 31, 2019 185
  • 31 Oct 2019
    On a Sunday, alternative rock quintet FIONA released their latest single and music video for ‘Haraya’.   In a Facebook post, the band defined of the track’s title—‘Haraya’ is the ability to conjure ideas that are far from reality. The video, directed by Jason Pineda, is shot and edited in black and white and features the band with their craziest faces.   Check out ‘Haraya’ here:    
    191 Posted by Mikaela Foronda
  • On a Sunday, alternative rock quintet FIONA released their latest single and music video for ‘Haraya’.   In a Facebook post, the band defined of the track’s title—‘Haraya’ is the ability to conjure ideas that are far from reality. The video, directed by Jason Pineda, is shot and edited in black and white and features the band with their craziest faces.   Check out ‘Haraya’ here:    
    Oct 31, 2019 191
  • 31 Oct 2019
    COLN Signing with Universal Records: (L-R) Business Manager Harold Salomon, Gio Herrera (Lead Guitar), Cong Velasquez (Vocals and Lead Guitar), Universal Records Managing Director Kathleen Dy-Go, Awi Columna (Vocals), Yow Andrada (Bass), and Nins Denso (Drummer).   Rock band and YouTube sensation COLN has officially joined the Universal Records roster of diverse up-and-coming artists.
    472 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • COLN Signing with Universal Records: (L-R) Business Manager Harold Salomon, Gio Herrera (Lead Guitar), Cong Velasquez (Vocals and Lead Guitar), Universal Records Managing Director Kathleen Dy-Go, Awi Columna (Vocals), Yow Andrada (Bass), and Nins Denso (Drummer).   Rock band and YouTube sensation COLN has officially joined the Universal Records roster of diverse up-and-coming artists.
    Oct 31, 2019 472
  • 28 Oct 2019
      Let's celebrate Razorback's 29th Anniversary Costume Party with an Ultimate Rock and Roll Fix! "Rock and Roll Para Kay Chickoy!" happens on Halloween (October 31, 2019) at 19 East in Muntinlupa.Experience: - The premier Rock and Roll Band in the country: Razorback together with Basti Artadi of Wolfgang: Philippines, Nino Mendoza of Blue Jean Junkies, and a reunion with the one and only, Kevin Roy- The one-man Rock and Roll band, Hoochie Coochie Mikkie- Fiery power trio, Black Wolf Gypsies Music- And a solid and intense set from GRT - Gin Rum and TruthSo round up the gang, come in costume, and have a helluva good time! Show starts at 8pm! We'll see you there!!!Razorback's 29th Anniversary (Rock and Roll para kay Chickoy) is presented by:SX Manila and Hebigat Sounds In partnership with:JAM 88.3Red Horse BeerRakista RadioBanana Rising Recording StudioAlbert Nielsen Bigornia of Matikas Video ProductionPandaChoco Photography and JMDG Graphics ***Proceeds will be given for the medical treatment of Chickoy PuraPoster by: Jesse De Guzman#rzrbk #rzrbk29 #bentenueve
    382 Posted by Rakista Radio
  •   Let's celebrate Razorback's 29th Anniversary Costume Party with an Ultimate Rock and Roll Fix! "Rock and Roll Para Kay Chickoy!" happens on Halloween (October 31, 2019) at 19 East in Muntinlupa.Experience: - The premier Rock and Roll Band in the country: Razorback together with Basti Artadi of Wolfgang: Philippines, Nino Mendoza of Blue Jean Junkies, and a reunion with the one and only, Kevin Roy- The one-man Rock and Roll band, Hoochie Coochie Mikkie- Fiery power trio, Black Wolf Gypsies Music- And a solid and intense set from GRT - Gin Rum and TruthSo round up the gang, come in costume, and have a helluva good time! Show starts at 8pm! We'll see you there!!!Razorback's 29th Anniversary (Rock and Roll para kay Chickoy) is presented by:SX Manila and Hebigat Sounds In partnership with:JAM 88.3Red Horse BeerRakista RadioBanana Rising Recording StudioAlbert Nielsen Bigornia of Matikas Video ProductionPandaChoco Photography and JMDG Graphics ***Proceeds will be given for the medical treatment of Chickoy PuraPoster by: Jesse De Guzman#rzrbk #rzrbk29 #bentenueve
    Oct 28, 2019 382
  • 25 Oct 2019
    On Thursday, rock outfit COLN surprises us with another single release following their recent drop ‘Lakas’.Staying aligned with their sound, ‘Pake’ served us again some sick guitar solos, power vocals, and energizing lyrics to hype us up.According to the band, fans should stay on the lookout for the music video for ‘Pake’.Stream ‘Pake’ here:
    511 Posted by Mikaela Foronda
  • On Thursday, rock outfit COLN surprises us with another single release following their recent drop ‘Lakas’.Staying aligned with their sound, ‘Pake’ served us again some sick guitar solos, power vocals, and energizing lyrics to hype us up.According to the band, fans should stay on the lookout for the music video for ‘Pake’.Stream ‘Pake’ here:
    Oct 25, 2019 511
  • 25 Oct 2019
      Bandwagon Live just announced that Filipino rapper Shanti Dope will join IV Of Spades—with a separate set—for the rock trio’s first headlining concert on November 8, 2019 in Singapore.     Shanti Dope and IV Of Spades will share the stage at the Gateway Theatre—which according to Bandwagon, will be an amazing “multi-genred audio-visual spectacle”.   Tickets are on sale for $58, $68, $88 (door charge) and $108 for VIP which already includes a meet-and-greet & photo opportunity with IV Of Spades, as well as an autographed poster.   Click here for more details.   Article photo from Patrick Briones.
    292 Posted by Mikaela Foronda
  •   Bandwagon Live just announced that Filipino rapper Shanti Dope will join IV Of Spades—with a separate set—for the rock trio’s first headlining concert on November 8, 2019 in Singapore.     Shanti Dope and IV Of Spades will share the stage at the Gateway Theatre—which according to Bandwagon, will be an amazing “multi-genred audio-visual spectacle”.   Tickets are on sale for $58, $68, $88 (door charge) and $108 for VIP which already includes a meet-and-greet & photo opportunity with IV Of Spades, as well as an autographed poster.   Click here for more details.   Article photo from Patrick Briones.
    Oct 25, 2019 292
  • 25 Oct 2019
    Fresh from winning Favorite Album (Breakthrough) and Favorite Collaboration (Down For Me feat. Fern.) at the 32nd Awit Awards, Asia's Pop Diva Julie Anne San Jose proves herself once again with her latest comeback single, "Isang Gabi." Upon its release, the track debuted at #1 on the iTunes Philippines all-genre chart, another record for Julie's book, with her previous releases "Regrets," "Breakthrough" album and it's singles ("Tayong Dalawa" and "Nothing Left") sharing the same success. The two artists were also featured as the cover of Spotify's New Music Friday Philippines playlist Produced and written by OPM rock icon Rico Blanco, the track brings Julie into the shoes of the "third party" in someone else's relationship, as it explores themes of forbidden love and longing for someone you can't have. Aside from the unique point of view the singer-songwriter puts herself in for the first time, the music it is set to brings forth a unique mix of musical styles — featuring the Pinoy jukebox style of hugot, and putting some modern synth elements as well, resulting into a fresh yet familiar sound audiences would relate to. Talking about the collaboration, Julie says "I was so excited to work on this song with Rico, who's one of the greats in the industry, and the resulting track is something we're excited to share to all OPM fans out there." Isang Gabi is now available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, and Amazon Music under Universal Records.
    98 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Fresh from winning Favorite Album (Breakthrough) and Favorite Collaboration (Down For Me feat. Fern.) at the 32nd Awit Awards, Asia's Pop Diva Julie Anne San Jose proves herself once again with her latest comeback single, "Isang Gabi." Upon its release, the track debuted at #1 on the iTunes Philippines all-genre chart, another record for Julie's book, with her previous releases "Regrets," "Breakthrough" album and it's singles ("Tayong Dalawa" and "Nothing Left") sharing the same success. The two artists were also featured as the cover of Spotify's New Music Friday Philippines playlist Produced and written by OPM rock icon Rico Blanco, the track brings Julie into the shoes of the "third party" in someone else's relationship, as it explores themes of forbidden love and longing for someone you can't have. Aside from the unique point of view the singer-songwriter puts herself in for the first time, the music it is set to brings forth a unique mix of musical styles — featuring the Pinoy jukebox style of hugot, and putting some modern synth elements as well, resulting into a fresh yet familiar sound audiences would relate to. Talking about the collaboration, Julie says "I was so excited to work on this song with Rico, who's one of the greats in the industry, and the resulting track is something we're excited to share to all OPM fans out there." Isang Gabi is now available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, and Amazon Music under Universal Records.
    Oct 25, 2019 98
  • 24 Oct 2019
    Rock band Philia tones it down a notch with their latest music video drop, ‘Estella’.     With stunning visuals shot at a breathtaking beach area, the music video levels it up with the appearance of Liza Soberano. Not only did she showcased her beauty, but she also brought in the overall feel of the track.   Check out ‘Estella’ here:    
    1137 Posted by Mikaela Foronda
  • Rock band Philia tones it down a notch with their latest music video drop, ‘Estella’.     With stunning visuals shot at a breathtaking beach area, the music video levels it up with the appearance of Liza Soberano. Not only did she showcased her beauty, but she also brought in the overall feel of the track.   Check out ‘Estella’ here:    
    Oct 24, 2019 1137
  • 24 Oct 2019
    With the rise of OPM comes the power to shed light to issues that aren’t usually talked about.     Bita and the Botflies did just that by releasing their music video for their latest single ‘Peklat Cream’, following the release of their album of the same name.   Packaged with groovy tunes and some cold vocal power, the music video totally aligned with the band’s direction with its combination of bright and dark visuals set in a vintage mood. Starred by Chynna Ortaleza-Cipriano, her eyes told stories that are usually kept in silence by distraught domestic abuse victims.    Don’t miss out on this one helluva music video:    
    199 Posted by Mikaela Foronda
  • With the rise of OPM comes the power to shed light to issues that aren’t usually talked about.     Bita and the Botflies did just that by releasing their music video for their latest single ‘Peklat Cream’, following the release of their album of the same name.   Packaged with groovy tunes and some cold vocal power, the music video totally aligned with the band’s direction with its combination of bright and dark visuals set in a vintage mood. Starred by Chynna Ortaleza-Cipriano, her eyes told stories that are usually kept in silence by distraught domestic abuse victims.    Don’t miss out on this one helluva music video:    
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  • 24 Oct 2019
    Well, it’s a heartbreaker but at least the waves could calm those out.     Singer-songwriter Rice Lucido just released her latest music video under O/C Records. Directed by Gali Te, the visuals served some ultimate calm sunset-y vibes. But the same sunsets could also give a different meaning—putting an end to what was once a lovely day. Still, the music video for ‘Sabi Nila’ portrayed it beautifully.   Watch the music video for ‘Sabi Nila’ here:    
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  • Well, it’s a heartbreaker but at least the waves could calm those out.     Singer-songwriter Rice Lucido just released her latest music video under O/C Records. Directed by Gali Te, the visuals served some ultimate calm sunset-y vibes. But the same sunsets could also give a different meaning—putting an end to what was once a lovely day. Still, the music video for ‘Sabi Nila’ portrayed it beautifully.   Watch the music video for ‘Sabi Nila’ here:    
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  • 24 Oct 2019
    Alternative outfit Madeline just released their music video for their latest single, ‘Tinamaan’—and it’s exactly how those butterflies in your stomach works.     Upon listening to the track, you may notice a slight resemblance to Randy Santiago’s classic hit ‘Babaero’ but this track’s lyrics say otherwise: it’s more of what goes on in your head when you go smitten over someone.   The music video was shot in a very cute setting—in Bearseum located in Tagaytay City (which explains the tremendous amount of fluffiness and playful vibes in the video)—by Promethean Motives.   Check out ‘Tinamaan’ here:    
    443 Posted by Mikaela Foronda
  • Alternative outfit Madeline just released their music video for their latest single, ‘Tinamaan’—and it’s exactly how those butterflies in your stomach works.     Upon listening to the track, you may notice a slight resemblance to Randy Santiago’s classic hit ‘Babaero’ but this track’s lyrics say otherwise: it’s more of what goes on in your head when you go smitten over someone.   The music video was shot in a very cute setting—in Bearseum located in Tagaytay City (which explains the tremendous amount of fluffiness and playful vibes in the video)—by Promethean Motives.   Check out ‘Tinamaan’ here:    
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  • 24 Oct 2019
    October 18, 2019— Up and coming rock quintet COLN drops another fire hit ‘Lakas’, in light of their 1st year anniversary.   ‘Lakas’ also featured an amazing guitar solo from Dale Jairus Sumaculub, who—according to his recent Facebook post—was once just a big fan of COLN frontman Cong and finally got to showcase his skills in this latest track.     Stream ‘Lakas’ here:  
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  • October 18, 2019— Up and coming rock quintet COLN drops another fire hit ‘Lakas’, in light of their 1st year anniversary.   ‘Lakas’ also featured an amazing guitar solo from Dale Jairus Sumaculub, who—according to his recent Facebook post—was once just a big fan of COLN frontman Cong and finally got to showcase his skills in this latest track.     Stream ‘Lakas’ here:  
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  • 24 Oct 2019
    Irish singer and song writer who rose to fame as one of the original members of the Irish boy band WESTLIFE, Brian McFadden, will be coming to Cebu at the Mediterranean Ballroom, Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino on November 16, 2019 and Manila at the New Frontier Theatre, Araneta Center, Quezon City on November 17, 2019 for an intimate concert. This is to complete our original Westlife live experience journey as #Batang90s. Joining Brian as a very special guest both for Cebu and Manila, is our very own first ever Idol Philippines champion, Ms. Zephanie Dimaranan,    In June 1998, McFadden joined the Irish boy band WESTLIFE alongside Kian Egan, Markcus Feehily, Nicky Byrne and Shane Filan. Together, they made chart topping songs, “Swear It Again”, “If I Let You Go”, “Flying Without Wings”, “Seasons in the Sun”, “Fool Again”, “My Love”, “Uptown Girl”, “Queen of My Heart”, “World of Our Own”, “Unbreakable”, “Mandy”, and many more.   He also released his debut solo single “Real to Me”, which reached No. 1 in Ireland and the United Kingdom. He was based in Australia for a while, where he found success not only as a singer-songwriter, but also as a radio presenter. He was also a judge in the reality talent search, “Australia’s Got Talent.”               He toured with Keith Duffy, member of Boyzone, as Boyzlife in 2016, 2017 and 2018. This 2019, as one of the original and prime members of WESTLIFE, he is set to come back to the Philippines to fulfill our original Westlife experience as Bryan.   Come and have a Romantic Intimate Concert with Brian as he plays our favorite songs from Westlife! It will surely be a great night singing his old and some new songs from Brian himself. *** Swear it again, Flying without wings, When you’re looking like that, World of our own, Queen of my heart, Like only a woman can, Mandy, Real to me, My love, Uptown girl, Champagne and wine, If I let you go, These arms of mine, Almost here, And more...***   Romantic Intimate Concert with Brian McFadden PH Tour: Playing our favorite songs from Westlife is presented by EKG Productions.   Producer’s Seats front rows best house seats with Meet & Greet and Individual Photo-op with Brian are available for purchase for only Php 6,000 both for Manila and Cebu.Tickets available for Manila at www.ticketnet.com.ph and TicketNet outlets. For inquiries, call (02)911-5555 or (02)532-8883. Tickets available for Cebu at www.smtickets.com/events/view/8253 and SM Tickets Cinema outlets and Waterfront Cebu City Hotel Ticket Booth. EKG Productions hotlines: 0998 964 4585 (MANILA) and 0998 964 4589 (CEBU).  
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  • Irish singer and song writer who rose to fame as one of the original members of the Irish boy band WESTLIFE, Brian McFadden, will be coming to Cebu at the Mediterranean Ballroom, Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino on November 16, 2019 and Manila at the New Frontier Theatre, Araneta Center, Quezon City on November 17, 2019 for an intimate concert. This is to complete our original Westlife live experience journey as #Batang90s. Joining Brian as a very special guest both for Cebu and Manila, is our very own first ever Idol Philippines champion, Ms. Zephanie Dimaranan,    In June 1998, McFadden joined the Irish boy band WESTLIFE alongside Kian Egan, Markcus Feehily, Nicky Byrne and Shane Filan. Together, they made chart topping songs, “Swear It Again”, “If I Let You Go”, “Flying Without Wings”, “Seasons in the Sun”, “Fool Again”, “My Love”, “Uptown Girl”, “Queen of My Heart”, “World of Our Own”, “Unbreakable”, “Mandy”, and many more.   He also released his debut solo single “Real to Me”, which reached No. 1 in Ireland and the United Kingdom. He was based in Australia for a while, where he found success not only as a singer-songwriter, but also as a radio presenter. He was also a judge in the reality talent search, “Australia’s Got Talent.”               He toured with Keith Duffy, member of Boyzone, as Boyzlife in 2016, 2017 and 2018. This 2019, as one of the original and prime members of WESTLIFE, he is set to come back to the Philippines to fulfill our original Westlife experience as Bryan.   Come and have a Romantic Intimate Concert with Brian as he plays our favorite songs from Westlife! It will surely be a great night singing his old and some new songs from Brian himself. *** Swear it again, Flying without wings, When you’re looking like that, World of our own, Queen of my heart, Like only a woman can, Mandy, Real to me, My love, Uptown girl, Champagne and wine, If I let you go, These arms of mine, Almost here, And more...***   Romantic Intimate Concert with Brian McFadden PH Tour: Playing our favorite songs from Westlife is presented by EKG Productions.   Producer’s Seats front rows best house seats with Meet & Greet and Individual Photo-op with Brian are available for purchase for only Php 6,000 both for Manila and Cebu.Tickets available for Manila at www.ticketnet.com.ph and TicketNet outlets. For inquiries, call (02)911-5555 or (02)532-8883. Tickets available for Cebu at www.smtickets.com/events/view/8253 and SM Tickets Cinema outlets and Waterfront Cebu City Hotel Ticket Booth. EKG Productions hotlines: 0998 964 4585 (MANILA) and 0998 964 4589 (CEBU).  
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  • 18 Oct 2019
    One of Cebu City’s well-beloved bands, Drive Me to Juliet, is coming to Manila for their first-ever headline bar tour and music video launch in the capital, aptly titled “Universe: Live in Manila”, since forming in 2009. The new music video, “Universe”, is also DMTJ’s first single off their upcoming second album due for release later this year. The music video launch tour will run across three key cities in Metro Manila, and is the band’s first production effort outside Cebu.Best known for their schmaltzy songwriting about love, hope, and relationships as in “Saving Glass Heart” juxtaposed to feel-good and laid-back pop tunes featured in “Maybe It’s Better” or alongside raw, grungy undertones like in “Absence of Understanding”, Drive Me has driven hundreds of fans all over the country with their distinctive music and relatable, down-to-earth personalities. Composed of the Racho siblings Kaye, Randy, and Ken (mic and guitars, respectively), and joined by their childhood friends Isser (bass) and Rhan (drums), the elusive quintet’s first major gig in Manila didn’t happen until 2013; according to some members, had they not taken the risk and performed at Rakrakan Festival that year, they would have probably given up as a band. Since then, Drive Me to Juliet has been a staple at the annual OPM gathering, gaining the opportunity to perform and share their songs to a larger audience and reconnect with their avid Tagalog listeners every once a year. Apart from the festival, the band had also played live in schools such as at DLSU’s Green FM radio station and on online platforms Rappler Live Jam, Inquirer POP, and Rakista Radio.Catch “Universe: Live in Manila” at the following dates and venues: October 18 – 70’s Bistro, Anonas, Quezon City with Gracenote, The Republicats, Calebral, and Gin Rum & Truth October 19 – Social House, Circuit Lane, Circuit Makati, Makati City with SUD, Bita and The Botflies, Jana Garcia, and Break Offenders (also from Cebu City) October 22 – 12 Monkeys, El Pueblo, Ortigas, Pasig City with Saydie, Rouge, CHNDTR, and TamaraShow starts at 8PM. Pre-sale tickets are available at P300 per head and 3 for P800 until October 16. For ticket reservations, send a message to SX Manila on Facebook or contact 09275629670 / 09175575945. Visit Drive Me to Juliet at www.facebook.com/drivemetojuliet for the official tour posters and more info. “Universe: Live in Manila” is presented by Drive Me to Juliet, SX Manila, and Parrot Productions.
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  • One of Cebu City’s well-beloved bands, Drive Me to Juliet, is coming to Manila for their first-ever headline bar tour and music video launch in the capital, aptly titled “Universe: Live in Manila”, since forming in 2009. The new music video, “Universe”, is also DMTJ’s first single off their upcoming second album due for release later this year. The music video launch tour will run across three key cities in Metro Manila, and is the band’s first production effort outside Cebu.Best known for their schmaltzy songwriting about love, hope, and relationships as in “Saving Glass Heart” juxtaposed to feel-good and laid-back pop tunes featured in “Maybe It’s Better” or alongside raw, grungy undertones like in “Absence of Understanding”, Drive Me has driven hundreds of fans all over the country with their distinctive music and relatable, down-to-earth personalities. Composed of the Racho siblings Kaye, Randy, and Ken (mic and guitars, respectively), and joined by their childhood friends Isser (bass) and Rhan (drums), the elusive quintet’s first major gig in Manila didn’t happen until 2013; according to some members, had they not taken the risk and performed at Rakrakan Festival that year, they would have probably given up as a band. Since then, Drive Me to Juliet has been a staple at the annual OPM gathering, gaining the opportunity to perform and share their songs to a larger audience and reconnect with their avid Tagalog listeners every once a year. Apart from the festival, the band had also played live in schools such as at DLSU’s Green FM radio station and on online platforms Rappler Live Jam, Inquirer POP, and Rakista Radio.Catch “Universe: Live in Manila” at the following dates and venues: October 18 – 70’s Bistro, Anonas, Quezon City with Gracenote, The Republicats, Calebral, and Gin Rum & Truth October 19 – Social House, Circuit Lane, Circuit Makati, Makati City with SUD, Bita and The Botflies, Jana Garcia, and Break Offenders (also from Cebu City) October 22 – 12 Monkeys, El Pueblo, Ortigas, Pasig City with Saydie, Rouge, CHNDTR, and TamaraShow starts at 8PM. Pre-sale tickets are available at P300 per head and 3 for P800 until October 16. For ticket reservations, send a message to SX Manila on Facebook or contact 09275629670 / 09175575945. Visit Drive Me to Juliet at www.facebook.com/drivemetojuliet for the official tour posters and more info. “Universe: Live in Manila” is presented by Drive Me to Juliet, SX Manila, and Parrot Productions.
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  • 14 Oct 2019
    Filipino pop rock trio Paramita is set to comeback this October for a special, one-night-only gig at Alamat Pub & Deli in BF Homes, Parañaque on Saturday, October 19.     Bringing us the tracks ‘Hiling’ and ‘Gatilyo’ in 2005 and debuting their sound through their full-length album Tala, the band disbanded in 2013 but still continued on supporting each of their members with their individual careers and projects.   Here’s a throwback with their music video of ‘Hiling’:  
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  • Filipino pop rock trio Paramita is set to comeback this October for a special, one-night-only gig at Alamat Pub & Deli in BF Homes, Parañaque on Saturday, October 19.     Bringing us the tracks ‘Hiling’ and ‘Gatilyo’ in 2005 and debuting their sound through their full-length album Tala, the band disbanded in 2013 but still continued on supporting each of their members with their individual careers and projects.   Here’s a throwback with their music video of ‘Hiling’:  
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  • 10 Oct 2019
      Horror rock band Mr. Bones And The Boneyard Circus is gearing up to release their latest album “The Grand Phantasma” on October 31, 2019, which also happens to be the band’s 10th anniversary. The launch event and celebration, entitled “The Grand Phantasma: Hal10ween Party” will be held at saGuijo Cafe and Bar, Makati City.   The Grand Phantasma: Hal10ween Party will feature a long set by Mr. Bones and the Boneyard Circus, as well as supporting musical performances by Bita and the Botflies, Delaney, Veralia, Banda ni Machineman, Maryzark, and a special visual performance by Kim Kong. The Boneyard will be transforming SaGuijo into their version of a Circus, and all attendees are encouraged to come in their wildest costumes.   Mr. Bones and the Boneyard Circus is Bones Frankenstein (vocals), Alvin Chan (guitar), Karl Kliatchko (guitar), Paige Buan (bass), Karl Vito Cruz (keyboards), Aldreen Alcantara (drums), and Xombie (backup vocals).   THE GRAND PHANTASMA Following Maria (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) released in 2019, Mr Bones and the Boneyard Circus has announced the details of their long-awaited fourth album, THE GRAND PHANTASMA, which will be released on Halloween, October 31, 2019, under Tower of Doom.  Leading up to the launch, Mr. Bones and the Boneyard Circus has released three singles from the upcoming record, each with its own storyline of a trilogy of music videos:   Take Me Down - September 13, 2017 - https://youtu.be/wbW7Yafmqgc   Blood on the Road - March 20, 2018 - https://youtu.be/ygCHPZz0oEs   Bedlam - July 21, 2019 - https://youtu.be/vrsqfHYDvSQ   THE GRAND PHANTASMA will consist of ten (10) tracks. Official tracklist is below:   1. The Grand Phantasma 2. Take Me Down 3. Bedlam 4. Blood on The Road 5. The Fall 6. Tiptoes of Emily 7. The Smiling Jackal 8. Sanctuary 9. Yours Truly 10. The Grand Phantasma (Reprise)   The Grand Phantasma will be available on Spotify, Apple Music, and other leading digital music platforms on October 31, 2019. Details on the physical release to follow.   Event poster by Paik Abanilla Photo by Carina Altomonte
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  •   Horror rock band Mr. Bones And The Boneyard Circus is gearing up to release their latest album “The Grand Phantasma” on October 31, 2019, which also happens to be the band’s 10th anniversary. The launch event and celebration, entitled “The Grand Phantasma: Hal10ween Party” will be held at saGuijo Cafe and Bar, Makati City.   The Grand Phantasma: Hal10ween Party will feature a long set by Mr. Bones and the Boneyard Circus, as well as supporting musical performances by Bita and the Botflies, Delaney, Veralia, Banda ni Machineman, Maryzark, and a special visual performance by Kim Kong. The Boneyard will be transforming SaGuijo into their version of a Circus, and all attendees are encouraged to come in their wildest costumes.   Mr. Bones and the Boneyard Circus is Bones Frankenstein (vocals), Alvin Chan (guitar), Karl Kliatchko (guitar), Paige Buan (bass), Karl Vito Cruz (keyboards), Aldreen Alcantara (drums), and Xombie (backup vocals).   THE GRAND PHANTASMA Following Maria (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) released in 2019, Mr Bones and the Boneyard Circus has announced the details of their long-awaited fourth album, THE GRAND PHANTASMA, which will be released on Halloween, October 31, 2019, under Tower of Doom.  Leading up to the launch, Mr. Bones and the Boneyard Circus has released three singles from the upcoming record, each with its own storyline of a trilogy of music videos:   Take Me Down - September 13, 2017 - https://youtu.be/wbW7Yafmqgc   Blood on the Road - March 20, 2018 - https://youtu.be/ygCHPZz0oEs   Bedlam - July 21, 2019 - https://youtu.be/vrsqfHYDvSQ   THE GRAND PHANTASMA will consist of ten (10) tracks. Official tracklist is below:   1. The Grand Phantasma 2. Take Me Down 3. Bedlam 4. Blood on The Road 5. The Fall 6. Tiptoes of Emily 7. The Smiling Jackal 8. Sanctuary 9. Yours Truly 10. The Grand Phantasma (Reprise)   The Grand Phantasma will be available on Spotify, Apple Music, and other leading digital music platforms on October 31, 2019. Details on the physical release to follow.   Event poster by Paik Abanilla Photo by Carina Altomonte
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