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  • 18 Sep 2019
      Indie singer-songwriter Clara Benin is included in the roster of international artists to perform at the Zandari Festa, South Korea’s biggest annual music festival on September 26-29, 2019. The festival will take place in the Hongdae area—which is considered as Seoul’s epicenter for youth culture and the indie scene—, where artists and music professionals will show up in over 20 venues across the area for three days of music and conferences.      Clara Benin will share the stage with more than 15 international artists, all hailing from Europe and Asia.   With this, Clara organized a send-off/fundraising gig for her Seoul trip to happen on Saturday, September 21 at Route 196. You could RSVP thru the event page.     For more details, check out Zandari Festa’s website here.  
    1041 Posted by Mikaela Foronda
  •   Indie singer-songwriter Clara Benin is included in the roster of international artists to perform at the Zandari Festa, South Korea’s biggest annual music festival on September 26-29, 2019. The festival will take place in the Hongdae area—which is considered as Seoul’s epicenter for youth culture and the indie scene—, where artists and music professionals will show up in over 20 venues across the area for three days of music and conferences.      Clara Benin will share the stage with more than 15 international artists, all hailing from Europe and Asia.   With this, Clara organized a send-off/fundraising gig for her Seoul trip to happen on Saturday, September 21 at Route 196. You could RSVP thru the event page.     For more details, check out Zandari Festa’s website here.  
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  • 18 Sep 2019
    On Sunday, singer-songwriter Isabelle de Leon steps on the runway as she joins the Miss World Philippines 2019 pageant at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.After a month-long journey in pageantry, Isabelle successfully brought home the Miss Multinational Philippines title—making her mark in the industry as she shares the stage with co-celebrities who are title holders as well: Kelley Day winning Miss Eco Philippines and Michelle Dee bagging the country’s Miss World 2019 title. Isabelle will be representing the country in Cairo, Egypt this November for the international Miss Multinational pageant. Aside from that, she aims to use her title to augment her advocacy for Bahay Kanlungan.Congratulations, Isabelle!
    1134 Posted by Mikaela Foronda
  • On Sunday, singer-songwriter Isabelle de Leon steps on the runway as she joins the Miss World Philippines 2019 pageant at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.After a month-long journey in pageantry, Isabelle successfully brought home the Miss Multinational Philippines title—making her mark in the industry as she shares the stage with co-celebrities who are title holders as well: Kelley Day winning Miss Eco Philippines and Michelle Dee bagging the country’s Miss World 2019 title. Isabelle will be representing the country in Cairo, Egypt this November for the international Miss Multinational pageant. Aside from that, she aims to use her title to augment her advocacy for Bahay Kanlungan.Congratulations, Isabelle!
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  • 18 Sep 2019
    After news broke about The Jerks frontman Chickoy Pura’s battle with the Big C, many friends and musikeros got together to do fundraising gigs. This is what we do after all in a country where artists have no unions, and they are left on their own to deal with health and security needs. This is also what “RAGE! Presents: Rak for Chickoy” wants to do. Plus extra.   Organized by musician and writer Aldus Santos, music writer and concert producer Ian Urrutia, and arts and culture critic Katrina Santiago, the goal of “Rage!” is not just to raise funds, but also to bring in a young(er) audience and introduce them to the music of Chickoy. The task was to have younger bands and musicians perform a cover or two of a Jerks song. It’s really hitting two birds with one stone: we help Chickoy out, but also we pay tribute to him and the work he’s done for local music, the example he’s set for many musicians and cultural workers in this country.   After all, while not as famous as the rakenrol bands of the ‘60s, the ‘80s punk scene had as one of its icons Chickoy, doing music that stood for the rebellions of those times, seeing as it did the socio-political shift from dictatorship to democracy and finding it wanting. The Jerks’ music continues to resonate because it knew in the ‘80s what we now all know about nation and governance: the leaders change, but not much else does.   Chickoy’s persona is also interwoven with his being a musikero for the people. A fixture in protests against tyranny and human rights violations, a constant voice talking about landlordism and oppression, farmers’ rights and poverty, his songs are a measure of how the best ones can cross over from the airwaves to the streets, from the gig to the protest.   This event is itself inspired by one of his band’s more famous songs called “Rage,” and as inspired by him, it is hoped that “Rage! Presents” can become a sustainable project for gathering younger music audiences to talk about the musicians that are important, but also to discuss relevant issues of nation.   “Rage! Presents Rak For Chickoy” happens on September 18, 2019, Wednesday, 8:00PM at Saguijo in Makati. Playing are Ultracombo (featuring Rayms, Buddy, and Paulo), Ebe Dancel, Johnoy Danao, Bullet Dumas, Autotelic, The Purplechickens, and Pikoy. ***
    118 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • After news broke about The Jerks frontman Chickoy Pura’s battle with the Big C, many friends and musikeros got together to do fundraising gigs. This is what we do after all in a country where artists have no unions, and they are left on their own to deal with health and security needs. This is also what “RAGE! Presents: Rak for Chickoy” wants to do. Plus extra.   Organized by musician and writer Aldus Santos, music writer and concert producer Ian Urrutia, and arts and culture critic Katrina Santiago, the goal of “Rage!” is not just to raise funds, but also to bring in a young(er) audience and introduce them to the music of Chickoy. The task was to have younger bands and musicians perform a cover or two of a Jerks song. It’s really hitting two birds with one stone: we help Chickoy out, but also we pay tribute to him and the work he’s done for local music, the example he’s set for many musicians and cultural workers in this country.   After all, while not as famous as the rakenrol bands of the ‘60s, the ‘80s punk scene had as one of its icons Chickoy, doing music that stood for the rebellions of those times, seeing as it did the socio-political shift from dictatorship to democracy and finding it wanting. The Jerks’ music continues to resonate because it knew in the ‘80s what we now all know about nation and governance: the leaders change, but not much else does.   Chickoy’s persona is also interwoven with his being a musikero for the people. A fixture in protests against tyranny and human rights violations, a constant voice talking about landlordism and oppression, farmers’ rights and poverty, his songs are a measure of how the best ones can cross over from the airwaves to the streets, from the gig to the protest.   This event is itself inspired by one of his band’s more famous songs called “Rage,” and as inspired by him, it is hoped that “Rage! Presents” can become a sustainable project for gathering younger music audiences to talk about the musicians that are important, but also to discuss relevant issues of nation.   “Rage! Presents Rak For Chickoy” happens on September 18, 2019, Wednesday, 8:00PM at Saguijo in Makati. Playing are Ultracombo (featuring Rayms, Buddy, and Paulo), Ebe Dancel, Johnoy Danao, Bullet Dumas, Autotelic, The Purplechickens, and Pikoy. ***
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  • 16 Sep 2019
    On October 4-5, 2019, Homonym and the National Commission for Culture and Arts will finally be launching Sonik Philippines, a two-day event which primarily includes a music conference and festival, at Green Sun, Makati.The conference will feature speakers and guests from all around the music industry inside and outside the country to talk about the development of music business with regards to creativity and marketing and aims to increase opportunities and connections between the local music scene to other industries around the world. SONIK is also expecting the attendance of music executives all around the world—to highlight, the Taiwan Ministry of Culture added dozens of their executives and a few artists to the roster of performers.On the other hand, the music festival will feature stunning performances from our homegrown acts to Taiwan’s finest outfits. Included in the lineup is local hiphop group Bawal Clan, fast-rising indie outfit Ben&Ben, pop artist Ena Mori, folk-pop singer songwriter Syd Hartha, world music group Talahib People’s Music, 88Balaz hailing all the way from Taiwan, together with electronic duo APRIL RED and punk rock trio Outlet Drift, and a whole lot more artists.For more information, visit SONIK Philippines’ site at www.sonikphilippines.com.
    135 Posted by Mikaela Foronda
  • On October 4-5, 2019, Homonym and the National Commission for Culture and Arts will finally be launching Sonik Philippines, a two-day event which primarily includes a music conference and festival, at Green Sun, Makati.The conference will feature speakers and guests from all around the music industry inside and outside the country to talk about the development of music business with regards to creativity and marketing and aims to increase opportunities and connections between the local music scene to other industries around the world. SONIK is also expecting the attendance of music executives all around the world—to highlight, the Taiwan Ministry of Culture added dozens of their executives and a few artists to the roster of performers.On the other hand, the music festival will feature stunning performances from our homegrown acts to Taiwan’s finest outfits. Included in the lineup is local hiphop group Bawal Clan, fast-rising indie outfit Ben&Ben, pop artist Ena Mori, folk-pop singer songwriter Syd Hartha, world music group Talahib People’s Music, 88Balaz hailing all the way from Taiwan, together with electronic duo APRIL RED and punk rock trio Outlet Drift, and a whole lot more artists.For more information, visit SONIK Philippines’ site at www.sonikphilippines.com.
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  • 14 Sep 2019
    Gloc-9 goes indie with “Dungaw”After 22 years, seven studio albums, three EPs, and two decades of iconic hits, rap icon Gloc-9 is shifting gears and going independent.And the song “Dungaw” featuring Keiko Necesario is the best song to do it with.Known to work with different voices and perspectives in his songs, this time around Gloc-9 speaks in the voice of an unnamed man, confused about the visits he was receiving, wondering about the moment the song captures. As the song unravels, so does the story of this man’s life, the choices he had made, the ones that led him to this point.But the final punch is in the the song’s culmination, when a final visitor allows him to ask a battery of painful questions. Why does suffering continue for many? Why are certain sins not forgiven? Why do the wealthy get away with anything? Why is there privilege, and why is there poverty?The answers are in the mere fact that these questions are being asked.Here, Gloc-9 reveals yet again that his power lies in his storytelling. That it is his songwriting that is his constant, and that it can only get better with age as he continues to insist not just on creative growth, but also and more importantly on speaking about the lives that we refuse to see, taking on the voices we refuse to hear.And just as the narrative in “Dungaw” unfolds, so does Gloc-9’s new chapter as an independent rapper and songwriter.Take a peak at “Dungaw,” and welcome Gloc-9 into the indie fold. ***
    161 Posted by Rakista Radio
  • Gloc-9 goes indie with “Dungaw”After 22 years, seven studio albums, three EPs, and two decades of iconic hits, rap icon Gloc-9 is shifting gears and going independent.And the song “Dungaw” featuring Keiko Necesario is the best song to do it with.Known to work with different voices and perspectives in his songs, this time around Gloc-9 speaks in the voice of an unnamed man, confused about the visits he was receiving, wondering about the moment the song captures. As the song unravels, so does the story of this man’s life, the choices he had made, the ones that led him to this point.But the final punch is in the the song’s culmination, when a final visitor allows him to ask a battery of painful questions. Why does suffering continue for many? Why are certain sins not forgiven? Why do the wealthy get away with anything? Why is there privilege, and why is there poverty?The answers are in the mere fact that these questions are being asked.Here, Gloc-9 reveals yet again that his power lies in his storytelling. That it is his songwriting that is his constant, and that it can only get better with age as he continues to insist not just on creative growth, but also and more importantly on speaking about the lives that we refuse to see, taking on the voices we refuse to hear.And just as the narrative in “Dungaw” unfolds, so does Gloc-9’s new chapter as an independent rapper and songwriter.Take a peak at “Dungaw,” and welcome Gloc-9 into the indie fold. ***
    Sep 14, 2019 161
  • 13 Sep 2019
    Singer-songwriter folk pop artist Syd Hartha opens up to the public about her experience with her father, former Eraserheads lead guitarist Marcus Adoro.     On Thursday, Syd managed to break her silence and spoke up about the sensitive topic of abuse and how she grew up looking for a father. It says so in her statement that in a span of almost a year of finally getting connected with him (Adoro), then she came to experience different kinds of abuse; eventually realizing why she was protected and was kept a safe distance from her own father.  Syd wrapped up her lengthy and heart-wrenching post by saying she still carries the fear up to this day, that history might repeat itself or to another victim. Included in the photos that went with the post was a conversation with Barbara Ruaro, her dad’s ex-partner who was first to speak up about experiencing abuse albeit not dropping any names when she posted it.    
    1882 Posted by Mikaela Foronda
  • Singer-songwriter folk pop artist Syd Hartha opens up to the public about her experience with her father, former Eraserheads lead guitarist Marcus Adoro.     On Thursday, Syd managed to break her silence and spoke up about the sensitive topic of abuse and how she grew up looking for a father. It says so in her statement that in a span of almost a year of finally getting connected with him (Adoro), then she came to experience different kinds of abuse; eventually realizing why she was protected and was kept a safe distance from her own father.  Syd wrapped up her lengthy and heart-wrenching post by saying she still carries the fear up to this day, that history might repeat itself or to another victim. Included in the photos that went with the post was a conversation with Barbara Ruaro, her dad’s ex-partner who was first to speak up about experiencing abuse albeit not dropping any names when she posted it.    
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  • 13 Sep 2019
      Coke Studio is back on its third year after delivering a good run from Season 1 and 2.   Curating different artists from a diverse set of genres, Coke Studio’s theme for this year will be #MyFeels—so we’re guessing that there’s gonna be a lot of emotions spilling right here and there.   First off in the lineup is uprising rapper Al James, known for his R&B hits such as ‘Ngayong Gabi’, ‘Pahinga’—which was even used in a Mcdonald’s commercial—, and ‘Pa-Umaga’. Next up is singer-songwriter Bea Lorenzo who steps up her Kalimba game by infusing it with R&B/Soul beats, like in her debut single ‘Ili (Hush)’. Moving on to the third in the roster, electropop rock outfit Brisom, known for their retro vibe-y songs such as ‘Balewala’ and ‘Hagkan’ (not to mention those amazing color palettes in their music videos!), will join the Coke Studio lineup for this year.    Indie darling Clara Benin comes up next in the list together with promising pop artist Iñigo Pascual. Moreover, Janine Teñoso’s powerful vocals will grace the Studio’s stage this year as well as R&B artist Just Hush’s sexy, soothing tracks. Indie pop outfit Lola Amour will also take part in the journey of Season 3 together with the diverse musicality of Ron Henley and Morisette.    The list gets very exciting as iconic hugot bands This Band and Silent Sanctuary will also join us for this year’s Coke Studio. Up and coming rock band St. Wolf, who recently made noise for their amazing rendition of Rivermaya’s hit ‘You’ll Be Safe Here’, will set foot together with the ever-timeless sound of UDD and pop superstar Sarah Geronimo.   Now won’t you all be stoked with a roster like this? Catch Coke Studio Season 3 beginning September 14, 2019 on ABS-CBN, every Saturday at 10 AM. Performances are also up online at Coke Studio’s official YouTube channel so you better subscribe now to stay tuned.   Photo from Mohd Sarajan
    145 Posted by Mikaela Foronda
  •   Coke Studio is back on its third year after delivering a good run from Season 1 and 2.   Curating different artists from a diverse set of genres, Coke Studio’s theme for this year will be #MyFeels—so we’re guessing that there’s gonna be a lot of emotions spilling right here and there.   First off in the lineup is uprising rapper Al James, known for his R&B hits such as ‘Ngayong Gabi’, ‘Pahinga’—which was even used in a Mcdonald’s commercial—, and ‘Pa-Umaga’. Next up is singer-songwriter Bea Lorenzo who steps up her Kalimba game by infusing it with R&B/Soul beats, like in her debut single ‘Ili (Hush)’. Moving on to the third in the roster, electropop rock outfit Brisom, known for their retro vibe-y songs such as ‘Balewala’ and ‘Hagkan’ (not to mention those amazing color palettes in their music videos!), will join the Coke Studio lineup for this year.    Indie darling Clara Benin comes up next in the list together with promising pop artist Iñigo Pascual. Moreover, Janine Teñoso’s powerful vocals will grace the Studio’s stage this year as well as R&B artist Just Hush’s sexy, soothing tracks. Indie pop outfit Lola Amour will also take part in the journey of Season 3 together with the diverse musicality of Ron Henley and Morisette.    The list gets very exciting as iconic hugot bands This Band and Silent Sanctuary will also join us for this year’s Coke Studio. Up and coming rock band St. Wolf, who recently made noise for their amazing rendition of Rivermaya’s hit ‘You’ll Be Safe Here’, will set foot together with the ever-timeless sound of UDD and pop superstar Sarah Geronimo.   Now won’t you all be stoked with a roster like this? Catch Coke Studio Season 3 beginning September 14, 2019 on ABS-CBN, every Saturday at 10 AM. Performances are also up online at Coke Studio’s official YouTube channel so you better subscribe now to stay tuned.   Photo from Mohd Sarajan
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  • 13 Sep 2019
    Rock band Giniling Festival switches on the carefree vibe again as they release the music video of their year-old track ‘Mas Mababaw, Mas Maligaya’ from their 3rd studio album ‘A La Hoy’ under Terno Recordings.     The video, shot and edited by Kenneth Sese, resembles a vintage-y kind of feel like you’re immersed in a 90’s sitcom where the atmosphere is just relaxed, comedic, and overall happy-go-lucky. The story centers on the band’s attempt to cheer up their one-of-the-boys friend from a love problem.    Watch ‘Mas Mababaw, Mas Maligaya’ here:    
    151 Posted by Mikaela Foronda
  • Rock band Giniling Festival switches on the carefree vibe again as they release the music video of their year-old track ‘Mas Mababaw, Mas Maligaya’ from their 3rd studio album ‘A La Hoy’ under Terno Recordings.     The video, shot and edited by Kenneth Sese, resembles a vintage-y kind of feel like you’re immersed in a 90’s sitcom where the atmosphere is just relaxed, comedic, and overall happy-go-lucky. The story centers on the band’s attempt to cheer up their one-of-the-boys friend from a love problem.    Watch ‘Mas Mababaw, Mas Maligaya’ here:    
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  • 13 Sep 2019
      PhilPop, Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA), National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA) have teamed up for Taga-Alog Mini Bootcamp—a two-day songwriting workshop that aims to promote Ilog Pasig as a center of cultural narrative and heritage, as well as raise awareness for the rehabilitation efforts of the river through creative advocacy in music.   Songwriting for Advocacy    Headed by acclaimed and award-winning music industry professionals Noel Cabangon, Trina Belamide, and Jungee Marcelo, the music camp gathered upcoming composers and songwriters who have shown immense promise in writing the next big anthem for the environment.   With the success of last year’s TampisAwit and its initiative to foster a culture of sustainability and utmost care for Ilog Pasig, PETA and NCCA have expanded the mentorship program for budding songwriters and composers by tapping PhilPop to come up with a more comprehensive syllabus that put emphasis on Songwriting for Advocacy.   Camp Activities   Fellows were in for a treat as mentors provided their expertise on songwriting basics with emphasis on both form and content. The sessions included consultation with the coaches, as well as presentation and evaluation of their work.   “This time, we’re not only imparting techniques to improve their craft,” Taga-Alog Mini Bootcamp 2019 Chairman Noel Cabagon said. “It is also our responsibility to prepare them in the real world, and help them pitch advocacy concepts that are geared toward creative ways to build awareness on various environmental causes. As musicians, we are more than just entertainers; we can change the world with our art.”   The two-day songwriting workshop and competition culminated with the performance of the top 5 finalists and the announcement of the top 3 songs. The first place winner will be given a grant for official recording and promotions during the entire Taga-Alog campaign for 2019. Randy Pusing bagged 3rd place for his song "Kayang-Kaya" and a collaboration between Gerard de Leon & Rica Francisco made its way to 2nd place with their upbeat track "Bangon, Ilog". But the one who brought home the bacon was Suzanne Samson, with her well-written song (also accompanied by such soothing vocals) "Ilog Pasig Laban."
    44 Posted by Mikaela Foronda
  •   PhilPop, Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA), National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA) have teamed up for Taga-Alog Mini Bootcamp—a two-day songwriting workshop that aims to promote Ilog Pasig as a center of cultural narrative and heritage, as well as raise awareness for the rehabilitation efforts of the river through creative advocacy in music.   Songwriting for Advocacy    Headed by acclaimed and award-winning music industry professionals Noel Cabangon, Trina Belamide, and Jungee Marcelo, the music camp gathered upcoming composers and songwriters who have shown immense promise in writing the next big anthem for the environment.   With the success of last year’s TampisAwit and its initiative to foster a culture of sustainability and utmost care for Ilog Pasig, PETA and NCCA have expanded the mentorship program for budding songwriters and composers by tapping PhilPop to come up with a more comprehensive syllabus that put emphasis on Songwriting for Advocacy.   Camp Activities   Fellows were in for a treat as mentors provided their expertise on songwriting basics with emphasis on both form and content. The sessions included consultation with the coaches, as well as presentation and evaluation of their work.   “This time, we’re not only imparting techniques to improve their craft,” Taga-Alog Mini Bootcamp 2019 Chairman Noel Cabagon said. “It is also our responsibility to prepare them in the real world, and help them pitch advocacy concepts that are geared toward creative ways to build awareness on various environmental causes. As musicians, we are more than just entertainers; we can change the world with our art.”   The two-day songwriting workshop and competition culminated with the performance of the top 5 finalists and the announcement of the top 3 songs. The first place winner will be given a grant for official recording and promotions during the entire Taga-Alog campaign for 2019. Randy Pusing bagged 3rd place for his song "Kayang-Kaya" and a collaboration between Gerard de Leon & Rica Francisco made its way to 2nd place with their upbeat track "Bangon, Ilog". But the one who brought home the bacon was Suzanne Samson, with her well-written song (also accompanied by such soothing vocals) "Ilog Pasig Laban."
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  • 13 Sep 2019
    On September 8, iconic rock outfit Slapshock released their latest single ‘Sinungaling’ fresh from their 9th studio album ‘ATAKE!’.   Never failing to give us that heavy sound ever since they started, Slapshock continues to showcase such power in every track release. ‘Sinungaling’ revolves around the theme of the title itself—lies. The track was beautifully packaged into a dark lyric video made by Clang Fajardo.   Check out ‘Sinungaling’ here:  
    517 Posted by Mikaela Foronda
  • On September 8, iconic rock outfit Slapshock released their latest single ‘Sinungaling’ fresh from their 9th studio album ‘ATAKE!’.   Never failing to give us that heavy sound ever since they started, Slapshock continues to showcase such power in every track release. ‘Sinungaling’ revolves around the theme of the title itself—lies. The track was beautifully packaged into a dark lyric video made by Clang Fajardo.   Check out ‘Sinungaling’ here:  
    Sep 13, 2019 517
  • 11 Sep 2019
    Just this Tuesday, alternative metal outfit Faspitch dropped a fiery music video for their latest single, ‘Flame’.     Set in a twisted, small world where each of the characters are connected in a weird (and somehow disturbing) way, the video showcased how secrets burrow deep inside a knitted bond, such as a family. Produced by Tower of Doom and Faspitch themselves, they truly made this visual bind together with the track—and it was a job well done, not to mention that it featured a totally different perspective than when we first listened to it.   Check out ‘Flame’ here:    
    43 Posted by Mikaela Foronda
  • Just this Tuesday, alternative metal outfit Faspitch dropped a fiery music video for their latest single, ‘Flame’.     Set in a twisted, small world where each of the characters are connected in a weird (and somehow disturbing) way, the video showcased how secrets burrow deep inside a knitted bond, such as a family. Produced by Tower of Doom and Faspitch themselves, they truly made this visual bind together with the track—and it was a job well done, not to mention that it featured a totally different perspective than when we first listened to it.   Check out ‘Flame’ here:    
    Sep 11, 2019 43
  • 11 Sep 2019
        Yep, you read that right! Hall-of-Famer rock band Green Day is finally coming to Manila on March 14, 2020 at the Mall of Asia Arena!   The iconic band announced their Asia stops—which included the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila—on a Wednesday, which had shaken up a hella lot of fans onto a great start of the day. However, the Manila stop isn’t part of their Hella Mega Tour with Fall Out Boy and Weezer; meaning, it’s a solo concert for Green Day just for us Pinoy fans! Following the confirmation, Green Day also revealed and previewed their new album “Father of All…” which will be released on February 7, 2020.    Gotta save up for tickets as early as now!   In the meantime, stream Green Day’s title track for their new album here:  
    2125 Posted by Rakista Radio
  •     Yep, you read that right! Hall-of-Famer rock band Green Day is finally coming to Manila on March 14, 2020 at the Mall of Asia Arena!   The iconic band announced their Asia stops—which included the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila—on a Wednesday, which had shaken up a hella lot of fans onto a great start of the day. However, the Manila stop isn’t part of their Hella Mega Tour with Fall Out Boy and Weezer; meaning, it’s a solo concert for Green Day just for us Pinoy fans! Following the confirmation, Green Day also revealed and previewed their new album “Father of All…” which will be released on February 7, 2020.    Gotta save up for tickets as early as now!   In the meantime, stream Green Day’s title track for their new album here:  
    Sep 11, 2019 2125
  • 09 Sep 2019
    On Friday, 5-piece pop punk outfit Written By The Stars released their heartbreaking music video for their latest single ‘Isolation’.     Directed by John Kenneth Cruz, the video was a complete reflection of the track itself—lingering foremost is a bittersweet tune further emphasized with dark and melancholic cinematic visuals. A simple story of how a marriage proposal didn’t turn well was showcased, smothered with all those emo vibes we all came to grow up with.   Check out ‘Isolation’ here:    
    385 Posted by Mikaela Foronda
  • On Friday, 5-piece pop punk outfit Written By The Stars released their heartbreaking music video for their latest single ‘Isolation’.     Directed by John Kenneth Cruz, the video was a complete reflection of the track itself—lingering foremost is a bittersweet tune further emphasized with dark and melancholic cinematic visuals. A simple story of how a marriage proposal didn’t turn well was showcased, smothered with all those emo vibes we all came to grow up with.   Check out ‘Isolation’ here:    
    Sep 09, 2019 385
  • 09 Sep 2019
    Pop-punk outfit End Street just released a new song titled ‘Sandali Lang’—and it’s their first Tagalog track!     In a year, End Street has already dropped a few singles and even had a quick lineup change: Symoun Durias on bass and now on vocals, Aljohn Abelido on guitars, Mycoh Arjona on drums, and Carlo Cabarello, a new face taking on guitars.   Soon enough, ‘Sandali Lang’ will have its own music video and y’all have to stay tuned for that!   Stream ‘Sandali Lang’ here:    
    279 Posted by Mikaela Foronda
  • Pop-punk outfit End Street just released a new song titled ‘Sandali Lang’—and it’s their first Tagalog track!     In a year, End Street has already dropped a few singles and even had a quick lineup change: Symoun Durias on bass and now on vocals, Aljohn Abelido on guitars, Mycoh Arjona on drums, and Carlo Cabarello, a new face taking on guitars.   Soon enough, ‘Sandali Lang’ will have its own music video and y’all have to stay tuned for that!   Stream ‘Sandali Lang’ here:    
    Sep 09, 2019 279
  • 06 Sep 2019
    Sheltered beneath their painted masks, punk rock band RIOT, with Rod Rodrigo of VIE, scream their way out from the presence of Internet trolls who seem to have only the courage when faced with a computer screen.     The music video of ‘Digital Kupal’ was directed by Jo Puangco, who was also the mastermind of the track itself. This 2-minute, emotion-filled track was nevertheless a straightforward one, with words that could easily pierce through your insides. ‘Digital Kupal’ also serves to be the primer for RIOT’s nearing album launch.   Check out ‘Digital Kupal’ here:    
    279 Posted by Mikaela Foronda
  • Sheltered beneath their painted masks, punk rock band RIOT, with Rod Rodrigo of VIE, scream their way out from the presence of Internet trolls who seem to have only the courage when faced with a computer screen.     The music video of ‘Digital Kupal’ was directed by Jo Puangco, who was also the mastermind of the track itself. This 2-minute, emotion-filled track was nevertheless a straightforward one, with words that could easily pierce through your insides. ‘Digital Kupal’ also serves to be the primer for RIOT’s nearing album launch.   Check out ‘Digital Kupal’ here:    
    Sep 06, 2019 279
  • 03 Sep 2019
    All the stars have aligned with the surprise drop of PATI PATO, the much-awaited collaboration between Shanti Dope, Gloc-9, and Chito Miranda (of Parokya ni Edgar)!   This all-star collab shows off the insane amount of talent that Pinoys have come to love through an upbeat banger that manages to contain both the grit of the daily grind, and the uplifting message of pursuing your passions and unleashing your ambitions no matter what. All three artists personify their struggles in life and career each of their verses, and are also joined by Gloc and Shanti's producer DJ Klumcee in the chorus. Gloc, Chito and Shanti first came together in February as they performed the classic rap track "Bagsakan" (a song originated by Gloc and Chito, together with Francis Magalona) during an event in UP.    With its undeniable power, fans of OPM are bound to enjoy Pati Pato, which is already on its way to become the next classic.   Pati Pato is now available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, and Amazon Music under Universal Records.   Stream 'Pati Pato' here:  
    1137 Posted by Mikaela Foronda
  • All the stars have aligned with the surprise drop of PATI PATO, the much-awaited collaboration between Shanti Dope, Gloc-9, and Chito Miranda (of Parokya ni Edgar)!   This all-star collab shows off the insane amount of talent that Pinoys have come to love through an upbeat banger that manages to contain both the grit of the daily grind, and the uplifting message of pursuing your passions and unleashing your ambitions no matter what. All three artists personify their struggles in life and career each of their verses, and are also joined by Gloc and Shanti's producer DJ Klumcee in the chorus. Gloc, Chito and Shanti first came together in February as they performed the classic rap track "Bagsakan" (a song originated by Gloc and Chito, together with Francis Magalona) during an event in UP.    With its undeniable power, fans of OPM are bound to enjoy Pati Pato, which is already on its way to become the next classic.   Pati Pato is now available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, and Amazon Music under Universal Records.   Stream 'Pati Pato' here:  
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  • 02 Sep 2019
      Following the release of their latest single ‘Destination Nowhere’, Southeast Asian powerhouse collective Project East Asian Revolution (E.A.R.) is set to hit the stage in Manila for two days this month in line with their Destination Nowhere tour! Witness them perform along with a very special guest, James Dewees from The Get-Up Kids and My Chemical Romance.     Performing also is rock band icon Slapshock, which also happens to be a member of Project E.A.R., too. After Project E.A.R.’s pre-release gig at Kuala Lumpur in Mayalsia, the Manila leg of the Destination Nowhere tour will soon follow which starts on a Friday, September 13, 2019 at Arkipelago in Makati City, followed by another gig on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at SM City Trece Martires at Cavite.   So, which day will you be going?   In the meantime, here’s ‘Destination Nowhere’ by Project E.A.R.:    
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  •   Following the release of their latest single ‘Destination Nowhere’, Southeast Asian powerhouse collective Project East Asian Revolution (E.A.R.) is set to hit the stage in Manila for two days this month in line with their Destination Nowhere tour! Witness them perform along with a very special guest, James Dewees from The Get-Up Kids and My Chemical Romance.     Performing also is rock band icon Slapshock, which also happens to be a member of Project E.A.R., too. After Project E.A.R.’s pre-release gig at Kuala Lumpur in Mayalsia, the Manila leg of the Destination Nowhere tour will soon follow which starts on a Friday, September 13, 2019 at Arkipelago in Makati City, followed by another gig on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at SM City Trece Martires at Cavite.   So, which day will you be going?   In the meantime, here’s ‘Destination Nowhere’ by Project E.A.R.:    
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  • 02 Sep 2019
    Former The Word Alive drummer Luke Holland is set to perform in Manila again—after four years!—for a night of pure talent and music. Presented by PULP Live World and Skesh Entertainment, the Luke Holland Asia Tour Live in Manila will happen on September 6, 2019 at the SkyDome in SM North EDSA.     Luke Holland last played for his Filipino fans on 2015, when he was still part of American metalcore band The Word Alive, during PULP SUMMER SLAM XV: Angels Descend. After his stay with the band, Luke focused more on his drum skills through his own YouTube channel as well as doing session work, drum lessons, and occasional touring.   His drum covers, ranging from pop to alternative to even EDM, were known all across the world as his versatile musicality is being praised by many. His covers such as “Like A G6” by Far East Movement, “Bittersweet” by Ellie Goulding, and even KPop hits such as “Fake Love” by BTS, “DDU-DU DDU-DU” by Blackpink were catching a lot of streams and views up until this date.   Tickets are priced as follows: P1,500 (General Admission) and P2,500 (VIP with Exclusive Backstage Meet and Greet). Tickets went up on sale last June 25 and are still available up on this date through all SM ticket outlets nationwide and online (www.smtickets.com). Ticketing charges apply.   Oh and also, proceeds from this show will be given for the benefit of The Ripple Society, a youth-oriented non-profit organization aiming to gather the youth to take part in events that could bring about a significant, positive change to society as well as empowering them in each day.   For more information, visit www.pulp.ph and follow PULP Live World on social media.   For the meantime, check out Luke Holland’s cover of ‘DDU-DU DDU-DU’ by BLACKPINK:    
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  • Former The Word Alive drummer Luke Holland is set to perform in Manila again—after four years!—for a night of pure talent and music. Presented by PULP Live World and Skesh Entertainment, the Luke Holland Asia Tour Live in Manila will happen on September 6, 2019 at the SkyDome in SM North EDSA.     Luke Holland last played for his Filipino fans on 2015, when he was still part of American metalcore band The Word Alive, during PULP SUMMER SLAM XV: Angels Descend. After his stay with the band, Luke focused more on his drum skills through his own YouTube channel as well as doing session work, drum lessons, and occasional touring.   His drum covers, ranging from pop to alternative to even EDM, were known all across the world as his versatile musicality is being praised by many. His covers such as “Like A G6” by Far East Movement, “Bittersweet” by Ellie Goulding, and even KPop hits such as “Fake Love” by BTS, “DDU-DU DDU-DU” by Blackpink were catching a lot of streams and views up until this date.   Tickets are priced as follows: P1,500 (General Admission) and P2,500 (VIP with Exclusive Backstage Meet and Greet). Tickets went up on sale last June 25 and are still available up on this date through all SM ticket outlets nationwide and online (www.smtickets.com). Ticketing charges apply.   Oh and also, proceeds from this show will be given for the benefit of The Ripple Society, a youth-oriented non-profit organization aiming to gather the youth to take part in events that could bring about a significant, positive change to society as well as empowering them in each day.   For more information, visit www.pulp.ph and follow PULP Live World on social media.   For the meantime, check out Luke Holland’s cover of ‘DDU-DU DDU-DU’ by BLACKPINK:    
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  • 02 Sep 2019
      What started the recent weekend was a new music video from folk pop artist syd hartha for her single “ayaw” under Sony Music Philippines.     The track garnered a lot of noise during its release primarily because of its lyrics centering on sexual harassment and victim-blaming, which is in its prime in today’s generation. The video, set in front of a carinderia named “KARINDERYANG HINDI BUKAS SA LAHAT NG GUSTONG KUMAIN”, zeroes in on the dominance of men—portrayed by dancers with faces covered in cloth—and how they are perceived as pertrubing in the talks of women’s safety.  Featured also in the video is no other than the artist herself, syd hartha, in a dashing Filipiñana to represent every Filipina who has experienced the same issue.       With visuals as strong as the track itself, Director Norvin Delos Santos and syd hartha did a great job encapsulating such a sensitive issue into one fiery and empowering music video.   Check out the music video for “ayaw” here:     All photos from Raj Marasigan / @rajmrsgn  
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  •   What started the recent weekend was a new music video from folk pop artist syd hartha for her single “ayaw” under Sony Music Philippines.     The track garnered a lot of noise during its release primarily because of its lyrics centering on sexual harassment and victim-blaming, which is in its prime in today’s generation. The video, set in front of a carinderia named “KARINDERYANG HINDI BUKAS SA LAHAT NG GUSTONG KUMAIN”, zeroes in on the dominance of men—portrayed by dancers with faces covered in cloth—and how they are perceived as pertrubing in the talks of women’s safety.  Featured also in the video is no other than the artist herself, syd hartha, in a dashing Filipiñana to represent every Filipina who has experienced the same issue.       With visuals as strong as the track itself, Director Norvin Delos Santos and syd hartha did a great job encapsulating such a sensitive issue into one fiery and empowering music video.   Check out the music video for “ayaw” here:     All photos from Raj Marasigan / @rajmrsgn  
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  • 27 Aug 2019
    Rock powerhouse Kamikazee ended the week right as they released a lyric video for their latest single, ‘Cahaya’.As part of their 19th anniversary, ‘Cahaya’ is also said to be part of their EP ‘Alab’ as they strike a year closer to their second decade as a band. The track was also mixed and mastered by no other than Typecast frontman, Steve Badiola. Stream ‘Cahaya’ here:
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  • Rock powerhouse Kamikazee ended the week right as they released a lyric video for their latest single, ‘Cahaya’.As part of their 19th anniversary, ‘Cahaya’ is also said to be part of their EP ‘Alab’ as they strike a year closer to their second decade as a band. The track was also mixed and mastered by no other than Typecast frontman, Steve Badiola. Stream ‘Cahaya’ here:
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  • 27 Aug 2019
    Just before flying off to Singapore for Music Matters 2019, rising alternative band Nathan & Mercury surprised us with some new stuff over the weekend—and that includes two music videos: one for ‘Fools’ and one for ‘Rumours’, which also happens to be a brand new, fresh off-the-grill track.      Both produced by Two Fold Media, the visuals for ‘Rumours’ is a quirky one. Mundane objects appearing here and there, making up for the beats and tunes for the track itself. It encapsulated the magic of meeting someone for the first time and in a very “indie” setting, no other than an intimate gig.   On the other hand, ‘Fools’ took on a heavier subject matter. The visuals for the track portrayed how a relationship dissolves despite of every moment it holds onto. From a split screen feature displaying how the conflict is approached to a melancholic walk in the church, this music video really took the track a step higher into being a heartbroken soul’s anthem.     Check out the music video for ’Rumours’ here:     Also, check out ‘Fools’ as well:    
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  • Just before flying off to Singapore for Music Matters 2019, rising alternative band Nathan & Mercury surprised us with some new stuff over the weekend—and that includes two music videos: one for ‘Fools’ and one for ‘Rumours’, which also happens to be a brand new, fresh off-the-grill track.      Both produced by Two Fold Media, the visuals for ‘Rumours’ is a quirky one. Mundane objects appearing here and there, making up for the beats and tunes for the track itself. It encapsulated the magic of meeting someone for the first time and in a very “indie” setting, no other than an intimate gig.   On the other hand, ‘Fools’ took on a heavier subject matter. The visuals for the track portrayed how a relationship dissolves despite of every moment it holds onto. From a split screen feature displaying how the conflict is approached to a melancholic walk in the church, this music video really took the track a step higher into being a heartbroken soul’s anthem.     Check out the music video for ’Rumours’ here:     Also, check out ‘Fools’ as well:    
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  • 26 Aug 2019
        Released just this month, Faspitch’s latest release ‘Flame’ will debut its music video on September 5 at the 70’s Bistro in Anonas, Quezon City.     Witness some smashing performances from Faspitch, Urbandub, Vie, and Delaney as they play some headbanging tunes all night as the clock ticks for the video launch.    We’ll see you there! PHP300 gets you in.     For the meantime, listen to 'Flame' here:     Cover photo by Caloy Encluna / @caloyencluna 
    271 Posted by Mikaela Foronda
  •     Released just this month, Faspitch’s latest release ‘Flame’ will debut its music video on September 5 at the 70’s Bistro in Anonas, Quezon City.     Witness some smashing performances from Faspitch, Urbandub, Vie, and Delaney as they play some headbanging tunes all night as the clock ticks for the video launch.    We’ll see you there! PHP300 gets you in.     For the meantime, listen to 'Flame' here:     Cover photo by Caloy Encluna / @caloyencluna 
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  • 26 Aug 2019
      Taking it slow this time around, 18-year-old singer, song-writer, and producer Fern. releases a new track titled ‘DANCE FOR ME!’ which is a sure add to your chill playlist.     While his latest track proves to be way different from his previous release ‘Sober Up’, it sure is a package of feelings, building things up as Fern. prepares for his second EP, ‘LOVELESS.’   DANCE FOR ME! is now available on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, and Amazon Music under Universal Records.   Stream ‘DANCE FOR ME!’ here:    
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  •   Taking it slow this time around, 18-year-old singer, song-writer, and producer Fern. releases a new track titled ‘DANCE FOR ME!’ which is a sure add to your chill playlist.     While his latest track proves to be way different from his previous release ‘Sober Up’, it sure is a package of feelings, building things up as Fern. prepares for his second EP, ‘LOVELESS.’   DANCE FOR ME! is now available on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, and Amazon Music under Universal Records.   Stream ‘DANCE FOR ME!’ here:    
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  • 21 Aug 2019
    Alternative metal band Faspitch released a fiery new single on a Sunday—and it’s message really burned through.     “Flame”, Faspitch’s second single under Tower of Doom Music, centralizes on a message about delving into addiction. Following their first single “Skin” which was released last February, the latest track gives away another piece of the story Faspitch wants to convey to the public—and that’s what makes the fans hungry for more of the band.   Check out “Flame” here:     Cover photo by Carina Altomonte / #carinaaltomontephotography  
    526 Posted by Mikaela Foronda
  • Alternative metal band Faspitch released a fiery new single on a Sunday—and it’s message really burned through.     “Flame”, Faspitch’s second single under Tower of Doom Music, centralizes on a message about delving into addiction. Following their first single “Skin” which was released last February, the latest track gives away another piece of the story Faspitch wants to convey to the public—and that’s what makes the fans hungry for more of the band.   Check out “Flame” here:     Cover photo by Carina Altomonte / #carinaaltomontephotography  
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