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  • 14 Jan 2020
    Written by John Francis  SevillaLast Sunday, Filipino band Agsunta covers Skusta Clee's biggest hit "Zebbiana". "Zebbiana" was the most requested song by their fans to make their version on their YouTube Channel. Also, this is the first Agsunta song request for this year.Agsunta is a homegrown band from De La Salle College of Saint Benilde. The Independent Filipino band composed by Jireh Singson (Vocalist/ Rhythm Guitars), Mikel Arevalo (Backup Vocals/ Lead Guitars), Josh Planas (Backup Vocals/ Bassists), and Stephen Arevalo (Drummer).Based on Filipino rapper Skusta Clee, this song is for his ex-girlfriend Zeinab Harake and admits that he loves and misses her.Here is the new version of "Zebbiana" by Agsunta. Check this.
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  • Written by John Francis  SevillaLast Sunday, Filipino band Agsunta covers Skusta Clee's biggest hit "Zebbiana". "Zebbiana" was the most requested song by their fans to make their version on their YouTube Channel. Also, this is the first Agsunta song request for this year.Agsunta is a homegrown band from De La Salle College of Saint Benilde. The Independent Filipino band composed by Jireh Singson (Vocalist/ Rhythm Guitars), Mikel Arevalo (Backup Vocals/ Lead Guitars), Josh Planas (Backup Vocals/ Bassists), and Stephen Arevalo (Drummer).Based on Filipino rapper Skusta Clee, this song is for his ex-girlfriend Zeinab Harake and admits that he loves and misses her.Here is the new version of "Zebbiana" by Agsunta. Check this.
    Jan 14, 2020 832
  • 14 Jan 2020
    Written by John Francis Sevilla     Last Sunday, Asia’s Pop Sweetheart Julie Anne San Jose and Former vocalist of Rivermaya Rico Blanco dropped their song “Isang Gabi” Official Music Video under Universal Records Philippines.     The track was written by Rico Blanco and performed by Julie Anne San Jose. Also, this is the first collaboration of two talented artists.   “Isang Gabi” was released last October and became number one on iTunes Philippines All Genre Chart.     This song is perfect for those who already experienced becoming the “Third-party” in a relationship.       Check their single “Isang Gabi” Official Music Video here:
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  • Written by John Francis Sevilla     Last Sunday, Asia’s Pop Sweetheart Julie Anne San Jose and Former vocalist of Rivermaya Rico Blanco dropped their song “Isang Gabi” Official Music Video under Universal Records Philippines.     The track was written by Rico Blanco and performed by Julie Anne San Jose. Also, this is the first collaboration of two talented artists.   “Isang Gabi” was released last October and became number one on iTunes Philippines All Genre Chart.     This song is perfect for those who already experienced becoming the “Third-party” in a relationship.       Check their single “Isang Gabi” Official Music Video here:
    Jan 14, 2020 1824
  • 14 Jan 2020
    Written by John Francis Sevilla     For the third time, Japanese rock act ONE OK ROCK returns for their biggest and most breathtaking world tour to Manila.   Pulp Live World announced that ONE OK ROCK returns for one- night concert at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Philippines. The Japanese rock band is all set to make their comeback to the Philippines for Eye of the Storm Asia Tour this May.   The tickets priced as follow: Platinum tickets (8,500), Gold (7,000), Patron A (6,500), Patron B (5,500), Box A (4,000), and Box B (2,800) via TicketNet.   Tickets will be available on January 20.   Check the Poster Below for more details.     ONE OK ROCK is composed of Takahiro Moriuchi (Vocalist), Toru Yamashita (Guitarist, Bandleader), Ryota Kohama (Bassist), and Tomoya Kanki (Drummer). The iconic Japanese band formed in Tokyo, Japan in 2005.   Also, check their Official Music Video for "The Beginning".
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  • Written by John Francis Sevilla     For the third time, Japanese rock act ONE OK ROCK returns for their biggest and most breathtaking world tour to Manila.   Pulp Live World announced that ONE OK ROCK returns for one- night concert at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Philippines. The Japanese rock band is all set to make their comeback to the Philippines for Eye of the Storm Asia Tour this May.   The tickets priced as follow: Platinum tickets (8,500), Gold (7,000), Patron A (6,500), Patron B (5,500), Box A (4,000), and Box B (2,800) via TicketNet.   Tickets will be available on January 20.   Check the Poster Below for more details.     ONE OK ROCK is composed of Takahiro Moriuchi (Vocalist), Toru Yamashita (Guitarist, Bandleader), Ryota Kohama (Bassist), and Tomoya Kanki (Drummer). The iconic Japanese band formed in Tokyo, Japan in 2005.   Also, check their Official Music Video for "The Beginning".
    Jan 14, 2020 1450
  • 10 Jan 2020
    Written by John Francis Sevilla   On New Year, Filipino alternative rock band Mayonnaise just dropped their official music video for their latest single, "Kumander" produced by  Black House Studio with the association of Yellow Room Music Philippines.   The new track music video was directed by Juancho Pancho with special guest, Jasmine Curtis-Smith.    Check out "Kumander" Here:  
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  • Written by John Francis Sevilla   On New Year, Filipino alternative rock band Mayonnaise just dropped their official music video for their latest single, "Kumander" produced by  Black House Studio with the association of Yellow Room Music Philippines.   The new track music video was directed by Juancho Pancho with special guest, Jasmine Curtis-Smith.    Check out "Kumander" Here:  
    Jan 10, 2020 1283
  • 08 Jan 2020
    Written by John Francis Sevilla   Filipino rock band Hilera released their latest single “Saglit” last Friday (01/03) under Sony Music Philippines. The new song follows the release of their 2018 EP “The Other Way Around”.   Hilera is composed of Chris Padilla on vocals, Buddy Zabala on bass guitar, and Bobby Padilla on drums.   Check this Hilera’s new track “Saglit”
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  • Written by John Francis Sevilla   Filipino rock band Hilera released their latest single “Saglit” last Friday (01/03) under Sony Music Philippines. The new song follows the release of their 2018 EP “The Other Way Around”.   Hilera is composed of Chris Padilla on vocals, Buddy Zabala on bass guitar, and Bobby Padilla on drums.   Check this Hilera’s new track “Saglit”
    Jan 08, 2020 1120
  • 20 Dec 2019
    Written by John Francis Sevilla     American rock band, Nirvana reaches almost one billion views for their official music video of “Smells Like Teen Spirit” on YouTube. Currently, the music video has over 994 million views.   Smells Like Teen Spirit was released on September 24, 1991, and shot at Culver City Studios in California under David Geffen Company (DGC) records and originally written by Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic, and Dave Grohl.   This song was No.1 in Belgium, France, New Zealand, and Spain. It was also nominated two Grammys in 1993.  Many well- known artists like Miley Cyrus, Patii Smith, Paul Ankaand Tori Amos covered this song. Some artists like Weird Al Yankovic did a version with a title, “Smells Like Nirvana” with 33,000 views on YouTube.   Previously, “Sweet Child o’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses was the first 1980’s video to reach 1 billion views in October 2019.     Check out this most iconic music video for “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
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  • Written by John Francis Sevilla     American rock band, Nirvana reaches almost one billion views for their official music video of “Smells Like Teen Spirit” on YouTube. Currently, the music video has over 994 million views.   Smells Like Teen Spirit was released on September 24, 1991, and shot at Culver City Studios in California under David Geffen Company (DGC) records and originally written by Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic, and Dave Grohl.   This song was No.1 in Belgium, France, New Zealand, and Spain. It was also nominated two Grammys in 1993.  Many well- known artists like Miley Cyrus, Patii Smith, Paul Ankaand Tori Amos covered this song. Some artists like Weird Al Yankovic did a version with a title, “Smells Like Nirvana” with 33,000 views on YouTube.   Previously, “Sweet Child o’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses was the first 1980’s video to reach 1 billion views in October 2019.     Check out this most iconic music video for “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
    Dec 20, 2019 3598
  • 16 Dec 2019
    Written by John Francis Sevilla   Last Sunday, American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers announced guitarist Josh Klinghoffer departs the band while guitarist John Frusciante has a comeback after he left the band for a decade.   On the Instagram post of the bassists of the band, Flea said that Josh Klinghoffer is a good musician who they respect and love.   “We are deeply grateful for our time with him, and the countless gifts he shared with us.” the band said. Also, the band announced that the former guitarist John Frusciante joined them once again.   “We also announce, with great excitement and full of hearts, that John Frusciante is rejoining the group.” the band post on Instagram.   Klinghoffer was the guitarist of the band for the past 10 years. He recorded two studio albums for Red Hot Chili peppers. Klinghoffer took the place of his friend and frequent collaborator Frusciante after he left the band in 2009. For Frusciante, this is his third stint in the band. He is the lead guitarist of Red Hot Chili Peppers from 1988 until 1992, from 1998 to 2009 and recorded five studio albums with the band.
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  • Written by John Francis Sevilla   Last Sunday, American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers announced guitarist Josh Klinghoffer departs the band while guitarist John Frusciante has a comeback after he left the band for a decade.   On the Instagram post of the bassists of the band, Flea said that Josh Klinghoffer is a good musician who they respect and love.   “We are deeply grateful for our time with him, and the countless gifts he shared with us.” the band said. Also, the band announced that the former guitarist John Frusciante joined them once again.   “We also announce, with great excitement and full of hearts, that John Frusciante is rejoining the group.” the band post on Instagram.   Klinghoffer was the guitarist of the band for the past 10 years. He recorded two studio albums for Red Hot Chili peppers. Klinghoffer took the place of his friend and frequent collaborator Frusciante after he left the band in 2009. For Frusciante, this is his third stint in the band. He is the lead guitarist of Red Hot Chili Peppers from 1988 until 1992, from 1998 to 2009 and recorded five studio albums with the band.
    Dec 16, 2019 2451
  • 14 Dec 2019
    Ibarra begins a string of releases after 7 years of silence. Exit Wound is the first of many this 2019-2020. The arrangement and musical approach is a tip hat to long forgotten heroes of the band. Paying tribute to the post metal era, Ibarra reminisces bands such as Funeral for a Friend, Boysetsfire and Circa Survive. While the band has veered away from emo and screamo particularly, they still acknowledge it's influence on their sound and embrace the elements that they've come to love from it.Band Bio:Ibarra (2010 - Present)Ibarra is the reincarnation of 2006 Muziklaban winners Hardboiledeggz. After leaving Viva Records, the members decided to take a new direction and later change the name to Ibarra, a tip hat to Jose Rizal’s rogue character from El Felibusterismo.Experimenting with heavy rock and some elements of metal, Ibarra comes off grungy and heavy. Still true to their roots, some hints of Country, Blues, Alternative Rock, Prog Metal and even Nu Metal can be heard in their music. They released their first debut album Death + Rebirth in December of 2012.After almost 7 years, they will be releasing new material in 2019.Death and Rebirth CDs are available to order thru their facebook page and digitally thru Spotify, CD Baby and Itunes.http://facebook.com/ibarramusichttp://twitter.com/ibarrabaguiohttp://www.cdbaby.com/cd/ibarrahttp://youtube.com/ibarra2600http://soundcloud.com/ibarra2600https://instagram.com/ibarramusichttps://open.spotify.com/artist/55MndbX9ak5BC2Tli78Y8o
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  • Ibarra begins a string of releases after 7 years of silence. Exit Wound is the first of many this 2019-2020. The arrangement and musical approach is a tip hat to long forgotten heroes of the band. Paying tribute to the post metal era, Ibarra reminisces bands such as Funeral for a Friend, Boysetsfire and Circa Survive. While the band has veered away from emo and screamo particularly, they still acknowledge it's influence on their sound and embrace the elements that they've come to love from it.Band Bio:Ibarra (2010 - Present)Ibarra is the reincarnation of 2006 Muziklaban winners Hardboiledeggz. After leaving Viva Records, the members decided to take a new direction and later change the name to Ibarra, a tip hat to Jose Rizal’s rogue character from El Felibusterismo.Experimenting with heavy rock and some elements of metal, Ibarra comes off grungy and heavy. Still true to their roots, some hints of Country, Blues, Alternative Rock, Prog Metal and even Nu Metal can be heard in their music. They released their first debut album Death + Rebirth in December of 2012.After almost 7 years, they will be releasing new material in 2019.Death and Rebirth CDs are available to order thru their facebook page and digitally thru Spotify, CD Baby and Itunes.http://facebook.com/ibarramusichttp://twitter.com/ibarrabaguiohttp://www.cdbaby.com/cd/ibarrahttp://youtube.com/ibarra2600http://soundcloud.com/ibarra2600https://instagram.com/ibarramusichttps://open.spotify.com/artist/55MndbX9ak5BC2Tli78Y8o
    Dec 14, 2019 856
  • 12 Dec 2019
    Musika Laguna Sealed Record of First Philippine Rock Mob. Last November 30, 2019, Musika Laguna held the first OPM Rock Mob in the Philippines in Calamba City, Laguna featuring 165 participants that caught the attention of the netizens, as well as several known celebrities like Rico Blanco, Jay Contreras, Mark Escueta, Perfecto De Castro, Jett Pangan, Lea Salonga, Sampaguita, Led Tuyay, Jomal Linao, and Allan Burdeos. Link: https://www.facebook.com/1669482626681340/posts/2174446302851634/ Musika Laguna officially announced success of the first Rock Mob project and aims to beat Guinness World Record of largest rock mob participants by March 2020. Musika Laguna shares that their goal aside from promoting OPM, is to outspread unity among musicians and bring back the memories of classic Pinoy music that seems to be forgotten by the new generation. Official OPM Rock Mob videos are now uploaded on Musika Laguna Official Facebook Page and Youtube Channel. Please visit page at www.facebook.com/musikalaguna for more information. Photo credits to:Marked. | Mark Ervin Quito
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  • Musika Laguna Sealed Record of First Philippine Rock Mob. Last November 30, 2019, Musika Laguna held the first OPM Rock Mob in the Philippines in Calamba City, Laguna featuring 165 participants that caught the attention of the netizens, as well as several known celebrities like Rico Blanco, Jay Contreras, Mark Escueta, Perfecto De Castro, Jett Pangan, Lea Salonga, Sampaguita, Led Tuyay, Jomal Linao, and Allan Burdeos. Link: https://www.facebook.com/1669482626681340/posts/2174446302851634/ Musika Laguna officially announced success of the first Rock Mob project and aims to beat Guinness World Record of largest rock mob participants by March 2020. Musika Laguna shares that their goal aside from promoting OPM, is to outspread unity among musicians and bring back the memories of classic Pinoy music that seems to be forgotten by the new generation. Official OPM Rock Mob videos are now uploaded on Musika Laguna Official Facebook Page and Youtube Channel. Please visit page at www.facebook.com/musikalaguna for more information. Photo credits to:Marked. | Mark Ervin Quito
    Dec 12, 2019 2472
  • 12 Dec 2019
      MANILA – MAY 20 at the ARANETA COLISEUMTICKETS ON-SALE STARTING DECEMBER 21 AT 10AM Pop-rock icon and global recording superstar Avril Lavigne announces she will add Manila, Philippines to her highly anticipated “Head Above Water World Tour” in Asia. The eight-time Grammy-nominated singer will be back in Manila on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at the Araneta Coliseum since her last concert tour in February 2014. Presented in Manila by concert promoters Wilbros Live and Midas Promotions. Quote from Avril: “I missed being up on stage in Asia, singing with you! It’s always brought me so much happiness, which is why I’m so excited to come in 2020 for the Head Above Water World Tour!” On her 15-date North American run, Lavigne wowed audiences across the country after hitting the road for the first time in 5 years. The “Head Above Water” tour, which kicked off September 14, is in support of her critically acclaimed sixth studio album, Head Above Water, which debuted in the Top 10 following its release on February 15, 2019 via BMG. The tour’s initial shows have received an outpouring of fan and critical acclaim: “Avril Lavigne's new tour is an UNCOMPLICATED PARADE OF HITS… Lavigne flew through a career-spanning set of angsty jams, party-starters, and stirring ballads… the HIT-PACKED SHOW is a FUN-LOVING CELEBRATION OF HER LEGACY.” – MTV “Avril Lavigne kicks off first tour in five years with CAREER-SPANNING SETLIST… and it’s pretty EPIC.” – Alternative Press “It felt like Lavigne had never left. Her voice had new depth and power, but her performance was just as BOUNCY, ENERGETIC AND FUN as in the past… Lavigne’s performance was a statement of growth she’s made in the past three years and a CELEBRATION OF THE HITS… Fans seemed to connect with Lavigne from the show’s first notes and never let up.” – RIFF Magazine   Tickets to Avril Lavigne’s ‘Head Above Water World Tour’ in Manila go on-sale starting Saturday, December 21 at 10AM via TicketNet.com.ph, all TicketNet outlets or Call 8911-5555.   #AvrilLavigneManila2020 #HeadAboveWaterWorldTour Facebook, Twitter and Instragram: @WilbrosLive
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  •   MANILA – MAY 20 at the ARANETA COLISEUMTICKETS ON-SALE STARTING DECEMBER 21 AT 10AM Pop-rock icon and global recording superstar Avril Lavigne announces she will add Manila, Philippines to her highly anticipated “Head Above Water World Tour” in Asia. The eight-time Grammy-nominated singer will be back in Manila on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at the Araneta Coliseum since her last concert tour in February 2014. Presented in Manila by concert promoters Wilbros Live and Midas Promotions. Quote from Avril: “I missed being up on stage in Asia, singing with you! It’s always brought me so much happiness, which is why I’m so excited to come in 2020 for the Head Above Water World Tour!” On her 15-date North American run, Lavigne wowed audiences across the country after hitting the road for the first time in 5 years. The “Head Above Water” tour, which kicked off September 14, is in support of her critically acclaimed sixth studio album, Head Above Water, which debuted in the Top 10 following its release on February 15, 2019 via BMG. The tour’s initial shows have received an outpouring of fan and critical acclaim: “Avril Lavigne's new tour is an UNCOMPLICATED PARADE OF HITS… Lavigne flew through a career-spanning set of angsty jams, party-starters, and stirring ballads… the HIT-PACKED SHOW is a FUN-LOVING CELEBRATION OF HER LEGACY.” – MTV “Avril Lavigne kicks off first tour in five years with CAREER-SPANNING SETLIST… and it’s pretty EPIC.” – Alternative Press “It felt like Lavigne had never left. Her voice had new depth and power, but her performance was just as BOUNCY, ENERGETIC AND FUN as in the past… Lavigne’s performance was a statement of growth she’s made in the past three years and a CELEBRATION OF THE HITS… Fans seemed to connect with Lavigne from the show’s first notes and never let up.” – RIFF Magazine   Tickets to Avril Lavigne’s ‘Head Above Water World Tour’ in Manila go on-sale starting Saturday, December 21 at 10AM via TicketNet.com.ph, all TicketNet outlets or Call 8911-5555.   #AvrilLavigneManila2020 #HeadAboveWaterWorldTour Facebook, Twitter and Instragram: @WilbrosLive
    Dec 12, 2019 435
  • 11 Dec 2019
    Come and join us in Soupstar’s much awaited annual event, Soupstar Night, entitled “Soupstar Bowl” on December 18, 2019 (Wednesday). In cooperation with SM Megamall Bowling Center, Redlines Productions presents this exciting night of fun as Soupstar artists perform and have fun with their fans! Get a chance to play bowling, billiards and do videoke challenge with your favorite artists! 12 Artists in 1 Night, featuring all your favorite Soupstar Bands - witness the live performances of Sandwich, Moonstar88, Imago, We Got, Banda Ni Kleggy, Pedicab, Gracenote, Kurei, Kjah X Juss Rye, Better Days, The Vowels They Orbit and 6cyclemind. Gates Open: 5:00PMVIP Ticket Price: PHP 800 (Limited Slots - Play Bowling, Billiards, or do the Videoke Challenge with the artists)Regular Ticket Price: PHP 500 (Free one [1] Bowling Game)Tickets are available at the gate starting 3pm on December 18. For advance purchase, they can call/text 09178291844. No reservation accepted. Bands merchandise are available too!
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  • Come and join us in Soupstar’s much awaited annual event, Soupstar Night, entitled “Soupstar Bowl” on December 18, 2019 (Wednesday). In cooperation with SM Megamall Bowling Center, Redlines Productions presents this exciting night of fun as Soupstar artists perform and have fun with their fans! Get a chance to play bowling, billiards and do videoke challenge with your favorite artists! 12 Artists in 1 Night, featuring all your favorite Soupstar Bands - witness the live performances of Sandwich, Moonstar88, Imago, We Got, Banda Ni Kleggy, Pedicab, Gracenote, Kurei, Kjah X Juss Rye, Better Days, The Vowels They Orbit and 6cyclemind. Gates Open: 5:00PMVIP Ticket Price: PHP 800 (Limited Slots - Play Bowling, Billiards, or do the Videoke Challenge with the artists)Regular Ticket Price: PHP 500 (Free one [1] Bowling Game)Tickets are available at the gate starting 3pm on December 18. For advance purchase, they can call/text 09178291844. No reservation accepted. Bands merchandise are available too!
    Dec 11, 2019 524
  • 11 Dec 2019
    (L-R): Business Manager Thea Pollisco, Universal Records Managing Director Kathleen Dy-Go, Shanti Dope, Universal Records EVP Ramon Chuaying, and Business Manager/Producer DJ Klumcee Present during the signing were Shanti, Universal Records Executive Vice President Ramon Chuaying, Universal Records Managing Director Kathleen Dy-Go and Business Managers Thea Pollisco and Lester Vano (DJ Klumcee). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59UY2ZS4cko After joining the label in late 2017, Shanti became the breakout artist of 2018 through his smash hit "Nadarang." Since then, he has garnered over 120M streams on music streaming platform Spotify, with a number of well-known hits such as "Shantidope (feat. Gloc-9)," "Amatz," "Materyal," and "Mau." On top of this, the 18 year old has collaborated with some of the biggest artists in the OPM scene such as Gloc-9, Chito Miranda, KZ Tandingan, and IV of Spades, even having international collaborations with Disney-alum Sabrina Carpenter, Hawaiian-Filipino singer MiMi The Artist, and Krayzie Bone of Bone Thugz-n-Harmony. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dwfLtd3A5c At his young age, Shanti has already celebrated mainstream success, putting out impressive flows and beats with lyrics about his experiences of struggles, triumphs, and love that speaks volumes and resonates with many. This knack for songwriting and his unmatchable talent has since allowed him to bring his music in headlining shows across the US, Asia (Taiwan and Singapore), and Australia. With all these up his sleeve, the future looks even brighter for the "young king" of Pinoy rap.
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  • (L-R): Business Manager Thea Pollisco, Universal Records Managing Director Kathleen Dy-Go, Shanti Dope, Universal Records EVP Ramon Chuaying, and Business Manager/Producer DJ Klumcee Present during the signing were Shanti, Universal Records Executive Vice President Ramon Chuaying, Universal Records Managing Director Kathleen Dy-Go and Business Managers Thea Pollisco and Lester Vano (DJ Klumcee). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59UY2ZS4cko After joining the label in late 2017, Shanti became the breakout artist of 2018 through his smash hit "Nadarang." Since then, he has garnered over 120M streams on music streaming platform Spotify, with a number of well-known hits such as "Shantidope (feat. Gloc-9)," "Amatz," "Materyal," and "Mau." On top of this, the 18 year old has collaborated with some of the biggest artists in the OPM scene such as Gloc-9, Chito Miranda, KZ Tandingan, and IV of Spades, even having international collaborations with Disney-alum Sabrina Carpenter, Hawaiian-Filipino singer MiMi The Artist, and Krayzie Bone of Bone Thugz-n-Harmony. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dwfLtd3A5c At his young age, Shanti has already celebrated mainstream success, putting out impressive flows and beats with lyrics about his experiences of struggles, triumphs, and love that speaks volumes and resonates with many. This knack for songwriting and his unmatchable talent has since allowed him to bring his music in headlining shows across the US, Asia (Taiwan and Singapore), and Australia. With all these up his sleeve, the future looks even brighter for the "young king" of Pinoy rap.
    Dec 11, 2019 606
  • 09 Dec 2019
    Written by John Francis Sevilla   Before 2019 ends, Pop-punk band Android 18 releases their Official Music Video for “Kung sa Akin Ka Lang” last Sunday. The music video was directed by Niokz Arcega starring Kailah Cepeda, Jorge Magcalen, and Grace Rotamula under MCA Music.   The song is about being in love with someone who can’t love you back.   Here is the New Official Music Video of Kung sa Akin Ka Lang”. Check this!
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  • Written by John Francis Sevilla   Before 2019 ends, Pop-punk band Android 18 releases their Official Music Video for “Kung sa Akin Ka Lang” last Sunday. The music video was directed by Niokz Arcega starring Kailah Cepeda, Jorge Magcalen, and Grace Rotamula under MCA Music.   The song is about being in love with someone who can’t love you back.   Here is the New Official Music Video of Kung sa Akin Ka Lang”. Check this!
    Dec 09, 2019 677
  • 06 Dec 2019
    Young Theatre Music Composer, Jen Darlene Torres, Introduces a New Flavor of Filipino Musical The music composer, lyricist, and originator of the reimagined "Biag ni Lam-Ang" did the Lam-Ang Musical back in 2017 for her thesis produced by UP Dulaang Laboratoryo and Project Mayheim. With little background in musical theories and methodologies but huge influence in underground and indie music - mostly of alternative rock and pop genre, Jen thought of merging these elements with the ethnic flavor of the play's theme. Jen Darlene V. Torres is an artist from Alab at Sinag Pilipinas, a community of independent musicians. She was the vocalist of an alternative rock band, Indio, and now ventures world music, collaborating with different artists. What to expect in Lam-Ang Musical While the story of Lam-Ang was set in pre-colonial period, one can always expect the traditional elements in music. To make the dramatic flow progressive and close to the heart of young audiences, the composer chose to counter the "old age" expectation by fusing the elements of modern Filipino music which involves popular music, alternative rock, and indie folk. She also mentioned that her music influences are Bullet Dumas, Itchyworms, Sugarfree, Ben & Ben. She also listens to ethnic rock bands, Anima Tierra and Talahib. About L Lam-ang is an ethno-epic musical that re-imagines and reinterprets Biag ni Lam-ang, the oldest among the folk epics of Luzon. This play, which aims to rediscover a significant portion of Philippine culture and heritage, is inspired by the published Ilocano version of Isabelo delos Reyes and Tagalog translations of Angel Acacio and Ariel Tabag. The musical takes us back to thetimes when we were our own selves by ourselves in our own little worlds. It chronicles the conquests of Lam-ang from the land of Nalbuan while envisioning local traditions that are being lost, ancient customs and lores that are being forgotten,and vestiges of our affluent past that are in danger of disappearing forever. The show is written by Eljay Castro Deldoc (new book and lyrics), with music and lyrics by Jen Darlene Torres. It is co-directed by Fitz Bitana and Marco Viaña (who also serves as set designer). Other parts of the artistic team were TJ Ramos (musical direction and sound design), JM Cabling (choreography), Bonsai Cielo (costume design), and Meliton Roxas Jr. (lighting design). Lam-ang will run from December 6 to 15 at the CCP Little Theater. Future Projects Jen Darlene is eyeing on making more new musicals featuring original Pinoy music starting 2020, with the help of Alab at Sinag and more underground music organizations.
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  • Young Theatre Music Composer, Jen Darlene Torres, Introduces a New Flavor of Filipino Musical The music composer, lyricist, and originator of the reimagined "Biag ni Lam-Ang" did the Lam-Ang Musical back in 2017 for her thesis produced by UP Dulaang Laboratoryo and Project Mayheim. With little background in musical theories and methodologies but huge influence in underground and indie music - mostly of alternative rock and pop genre, Jen thought of merging these elements with the ethnic flavor of the play's theme. Jen Darlene V. Torres is an artist from Alab at Sinag Pilipinas, a community of independent musicians. She was the vocalist of an alternative rock band, Indio, and now ventures world music, collaborating with different artists. What to expect in Lam-Ang Musical While the story of Lam-Ang was set in pre-colonial period, one can always expect the traditional elements in music. To make the dramatic flow progressive and close to the heart of young audiences, the composer chose to counter the "old age" expectation by fusing the elements of modern Filipino music which involves popular music, alternative rock, and indie folk. She also mentioned that her music influences are Bullet Dumas, Itchyworms, Sugarfree, Ben & Ben. She also listens to ethnic rock bands, Anima Tierra and Talahib. About L Lam-ang is an ethno-epic musical that re-imagines and reinterprets Biag ni Lam-ang, the oldest among the folk epics of Luzon. This play, which aims to rediscover a significant portion of Philippine culture and heritage, is inspired by the published Ilocano version of Isabelo delos Reyes and Tagalog translations of Angel Acacio and Ariel Tabag. The musical takes us back to thetimes when we were our own selves by ourselves in our own little worlds. It chronicles the conquests of Lam-ang from the land of Nalbuan while envisioning local traditions that are being lost, ancient customs and lores that are being forgotten,and vestiges of our affluent past that are in danger of disappearing forever. The show is written by Eljay Castro Deldoc (new book and lyrics), with music and lyrics by Jen Darlene Torres. It is co-directed by Fitz Bitana and Marco Viaña (who also serves as set designer). Other parts of the artistic team were TJ Ramos (musical direction and sound design), JM Cabling (choreography), Bonsai Cielo (costume design), and Meliton Roxas Jr. (lighting design). Lam-ang will run from December 6 to 15 at the CCP Little Theater. Future Projects Jen Darlene is eyeing on making more new musicals featuring original Pinoy music starting 2020, with the help of Alab at Sinag and more underground music organizations.
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  • 06 Dec 2019
    RUEL ‘FREE TIME’ WORLD TOUR in MANILA will be held at the Music Museum Greenhills on Thursday, March 12, 2020. Tickets go on-sale on Saturday, December 21 at 10AM onwards via TicketWorld.com.ph or Call 8891-9999. Presented by Wilbros Live The FREE TIME EP has already gathered over 100 million streams adding to 300+ million streams of his debut READY EP. This latest body of work is the next step in the evolution of an artist who began playing guitar and writing songs at only 8 years of age. It demonstrates Ruel’s maturity as a songwriter able take on any genre and unsatisfied staying in the lanes of Pop and RnB. FREE TIME follows the release of Ruel’s debut READY EP, which earned him Multi-Platinum and Gold status with singles ‘Dazed & Confused’, ‘Younger’ and ‘Don’t Tell Me’, leading to Ruel becoming the youngest recipient in history to win the prestigious ARIA Award for Breakthrough Artist of The Year. Inspired by Amy Winehouse, Stevie Wonder, Dave Brubeck, Frank Ocean and James Blake, Ruel first began playing guitar and writing his own material at the age of 8. Fast-forward to present day, the teenage musical prodigy has received co-signs from the likes of Shawn Mendes, Khalid, SG Lewis, Zane Lowe and Elton John. #RuelManila2020 Facebook, Twitter and IG: @WilbrosLive
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  • RUEL ‘FREE TIME’ WORLD TOUR in MANILA will be held at the Music Museum Greenhills on Thursday, March 12, 2020. Tickets go on-sale on Saturday, December 21 at 10AM onwards via TicketWorld.com.ph or Call 8891-9999. Presented by Wilbros Live The FREE TIME EP has already gathered over 100 million streams adding to 300+ million streams of his debut READY EP. This latest body of work is the next step in the evolution of an artist who began playing guitar and writing songs at only 8 years of age. It demonstrates Ruel’s maturity as a songwriter able take on any genre and unsatisfied staying in the lanes of Pop and RnB. FREE TIME follows the release of Ruel’s debut READY EP, which earned him Multi-Platinum and Gold status with singles ‘Dazed & Confused’, ‘Younger’ and ‘Don’t Tell Me’, leading to Ruel becoming the youngest recipient in history to win the prestigious ARIA Award for Breakthrough Artist of The Year. Inspired by Amy Winehouse, Stevie Wonder, Dave Brubeck, Frank Ocean and James Blake, Ruel first began playing guitar and writing his own material at the age of 8. Fast-forward to present day, the teenage musical prodigy has received co-signs from the likes of Shawn Mendes, Khalid, SG Lewis, Zane Lowe and Elton John. #RuelManila2020 Facebook, Twitter and IG: @WilbrosLive
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  • 06 Dec 2019
    MANILA – APRIL 2 at the MALL OF ASIA ARENATICKETS ON-SALE STARTING DECEMBER 14 AT 10AM International multi platinum-selling artist Khalid has today announced nine Asia dates as part of his headline ‘Khalid Free Spirit World Tour’. His highly anticipated new album ‘Free Spirit’ is out now via Right Hand Music Group / RCA Records and Sony Music Entertainment. The six-time Grammy Award nominee and four-time American Music Award winner is set to bring his much-awaited tour to Manila on April 2, 2020 at the Mall of Asia Arena. The Asia Tour 2020 includes stops in Bangkok, Singapore, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, Seoul, Mumbai and Bangalore. One more city to be announced soon. Since releasing his debut hit single ‘Location’ in 2016, which went on to go quadruple platinum, Khalid has continued to cement his global status as one of music’s most promising breakout stars. Already accumulating a stellar array of awards and wins from the likes of MTV, Billboard and BET, his Asia tour offers his legion of loyal fans a chance to experience his latest musical offering. Tickets to ‘Khalid Free Spirit World Tour’ in Manila go on-sale starting Saturday, December 14 at 10AM via SMTickets.com, SM Ticket outlets or Call 8470-2222. Presented by AEG Presents Asia, Wilbros Live and Midas Promotions. #KhalidManila2020#KhalidFreeSpiritWorldTourFacebook, Twitter and Instragram: @WilbrosLive
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  • MANILA – APRIL 2 at the MALL OF ASIA ARENATICKETS ON-SALE STARTING DECEMBER 14 AT 10AM International multi platinum-selling artist Khalid has today announced nine Asia dates as part of his headline ‘Khalid Free Spirit World Tour’. His highly anticipated new album ‘Free Spirit’ is out now via Right Hand Music Group / RCA Records and Sony Music Entertainment. The six-time Grammy Award nominee and four-time American Music Award winner is set to bring his much-awaited tour to Manila on April 2, 2020 at the Mall of Asia Arena. The Asia Tour 2020 includes stops in Bangkok, Singapore, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, Seoul, Mumbai and Bangalore. One more city to be announced soon. Since releasing his debut hit single ‘Location’ in 2016, which went on to go quadruple platinum, Khalid has continued to cement his global status as one of music’s most promising breakout stars. Already accumulating a stellar array of awards and wins from the likes of MTV, Billboard and BET, his Asia tour offers his legion of loyal fans a chance to experience his latest musical offering. Tickets to ‘Khalid Free Spirit World Tour’ in Manila go on-sale starting Saturday, December 14 at 10AM via SMTickets.com, SM Ticket outlets or Call 8470-2222. Presented by AEG Presents Asia, Wilbros Live and Midas Promotions. #KhalidManila2020#KhalidFreeSpiritWorldTourFacebook, Twitter and Instragram: @WilbrosLive
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  • 06 Dec 2019
    Written by John Francis Sevilla     Filipino rock music icons Ely Buendia and Itchyworms teamed up for their new single, “Malinaw na Malabo Tayo” under Buendia’s independent record label, Offshore Music.     On Wednesday, Offshore music showed a teaser of “Malinaw na Malabo na Tayo” and it will be the third single released by the artists and exclusively available on the Offshore Music Vol.2 compilation album and will be out on Tuesday (December 10, 2019).     The message of “Malinaw na Malabo na Tayo” is about on fading relationship.     Check this out!
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  • Written by John Francis Sevilla     Filipino rock music icons Ely Buendia and Itchyworms teamed up for their new single, “Malinaw na Malabo Tayo” under Buendia’s independent record label, Offshore Music.     On Wednesday, Offshore music showed a teaser of “Malinaw na Malabo na Tayo” and it will be the third single released by the artists and exclusively available on the Offshore Music Vol.2 compilation album and will be out on Tuesday (December 10, 2019).     The message of “Malinaw na Malabo na Tayo” is about on fading relationship.     Check this out!
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  • 06 Dec 2019
    We are now inviting you to beat the Guinness World Record of 953 Musicians Mob participants. All musicians are invited, inside and outside Laguna! MARCH 2020. :) THIS IS FREE! Wala pong bayad ang pagsali. :) All for music! ❤️
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  • We are now inviting you to beat the Guinness World Record of 953 Musicians Mob participants. All musicians are invited, inside and outside Laguna! MARCH 2020. :) THIS IS FREE! Wala pong bayad ang pagsali. :) All for music! ❤️
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  • 02 Dec 2019
      Just before the year ends, five-piece shoegaze pioneer band Sonnet LVIII is set to drop their remastered album ‘Crossing Oceans’ along with the colored vinyl on December 30, 2019 at the 70’s Bistro in Anonas, Quezon City. From ‘Owe No Homage Unto The Sun’, the band repackaged the album with the help of Jerome Velasco, releasing it as ‘Crossing Oceans’ on the event.   LIVING ROOM SESSIONS     Inspired by Ride, Chapterhouse, The Jesus And Mary Chain, Adorable and My Bloody Valentine, childhood friends Dale, Ron and Elmer formed Sonnet LVIII in 1992. Ron's brother, Romel, and his friend Gonzalo joined a couple of months later. They hung out in Ron's living room and wrote songs incessantly, most of which were about their daydreams and reveries. Those living room sessions were turned a notch higher as the following years went by, where Sonnet LVIII were already playing in numerous clubs around Metro Manila including Club Dredd, Mayric's, Café Romeo and Music Museum and was an integral part of the famed Awakening and No Zone scenes.   Come 1996, Sonnet LVIII finally went into the studio to record a handful of songs which they hoped would be released soon after. Unfortunately, this wasn't meant to be. However, that didn’t stop them from pursuing their passion and continued to trudge along. In 2000, the band decided to singlehandedly release a 200-copy, sticker-labeled, self-produced four-song CD-EP called "Treasure Heaven". The song and the EP, created quite a buzz in the Manila music scene. "Treasure Heaven" received decent radio airplay, the CD-EP was sold out, and the band won the Best Unsigned Artist from the NU107 Rock Awards. That same year, a live version of "A Perfect Day" was included in "Uno Documento Compilo" from Documento Records. 2003 saw the inclusion of the recorded version of "A Perfect Day" in the compilation Dashboard Teddy version 1.0 from Dorothy Records.   In the subsequent years, Sonnet LVIII played very few gigs here and there. The members lived further away from each other and have been busy with life. However, they haven't lost contact. Sometime in 2011, instead of having all their recordings languish in obscurity, the band announced the digital release of Owe No Homage Unto The Sun, a collection of all the songs they recorded in the mid-1990's. However, it felt like an imperfect ending.   In 2017, Gonzalo passed away unexpectedly. The remaining members, though deeply devastated with the loss, became closer than ever before. Thus the reunion/album launch for Crossing Oceans this 2019.   P300 gets you in. Comes with a free drink. Their vinyl record will be priced at P1500.   Check out ‘Treasure Heaven’ by Sonnet LVIII here:    
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  •   Just before the year ends, five-piece shoegaze pioneer band Sonnet LVIII is set to drop their remastered album ‘Crossing Oceans’ along with the colored vinyl on December 30, 2019 at the 70’s Bistro in Anonas, Quezon City. From ‘Owe No Homage Unto The Sun’, the band repackaged the album with the help of Jerome Velasco, releasing it as ‘Crossing Oceans’ on the event.   LIVING ROOM SESSIONS     Inspired by Ride, Chapterhouse, The Jesus And Mary Chain, Adorable and My Bloody Valentine, childhood friends Dale, Ron and Elmer formed Sonnet LVIII in 1992. Ron's brother, Romel, and his friend Gonzalo joined a couple of months later. They hung out in Ron's living room and wrote songs incessantly, most of which were about their daydreams and reveries. Those living room sessions were turned a notch higher as the following years went by, where Sonnet LVIII were already playing in numerous clubs around Metro Manila including Club Dredd, Mayric's, Café Romeo and Music Museum and was an integral part of the famed Awakening and No Zone scenes.   Come 1996, Sonnet LVIII finally went into the studio to record a handful of songs which they hoped would be released soon after. Unfortunately, this wasn't meant to be. However, that didn’t stop them from pursuing their passion and continued to trudge along. In 2000, the band decided to singlehandedly release a 200-copy, sticker-labeled, self-produced four-song CD-EP called "Treasure Heaven". The song and the EP, created quite a buzz in the Manila music scene. "Treasure Heaven" received decent radio airplay, the CD-EP was sold out, and the band won the Best Unsigned Artist from the NU107 Rock Awards. That same year, a live version of "A Perfect Day" was included in "Uno Documento Compilo" from Documento Records. 2003 saw the inclusion of the recorded version of "A Perfect Day" in the compilation Dashboard Teddy version 1.0 from Dorothy Records.   In the subsequent years, Sonnet LVIII played very few gigs here and there. The members lived further away from each other and have been busy with life. However, they haven't lost contact. Sometime in 2011, instead of having all their recordings languish in obscurity, the band announced the digital release of Owe No Homage Unto The Sun, a collection of all the songs they recorded in the mid-1990's. However, it felt like an imperfect ending.   In 2017, Gonzalo passed away unexpectedly. The remaining members, though deeply devastated with the loss, became closer than ever before. Thus the reunion/album launch for Crossing Oceans this 2019.   P300 gets you in. Comes with a free drink. Their vinyl record will be priced at P1500.   Check out ‘Treasure Heaven’ by Sonnet LVIII here:    
    Dec 02, 2019 2150
  • 02 Dec 2019
    Written by John Francis Sevilla   On their 40-year touring career, the Thrash-Metal legend Slayer perform on their last concert at the Forum in Inglewood, California.   Thousands of fans of this legendary band witnessed and gets emotional in the last ever concert. Slayer played “Angel of Death” for the final song and spent additional time to show gratitude to all the fans. Bassists and singer Tom Araya thanks all the support and told the audience after they were done. “I want to thank you for sharing your time with us. Time is precious, so I want to thank you for sharing that time with us.” Araya said.   Here is the Slayer’s final performance of “Angel of Death”  
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  • Written by John Francis Sevilla   On their 40-year touring career, the Thrash-Metal legend Slayer perform on their last concert at the Forum in Inglewood, California.   Thousands of fans of this legendary band witnessed and gets emotional in the last ever concert. Slayer played “Angel of Death” for the final song and spent additional time to show gratitude to all the fans. Bassists and singer Tom Araya thanks all the support and told the audience after they were done. “I want to thank you for sharing your time with us. Time is precious, so I want to thank you for sharing that time with us.” Araya said.   Here is the Slayer’s final performance of “Angel of Death”  
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  • 02 Dec 2019
    Written by John Francis Sevilla   On Sunday, the Filipino pop-rock Gracenote drops the new music video for “Christmas Break” directed by Darwin Hernandez under Universal records Philippines.   The music video was recorded at Velvet Playground with special guest Daniel Paringit of rising OPM band, “Better Days’”.   Gracenote also announced that they are preparing for the release of their upcoming third full-length record “Small World” with an official shirt on February 29 (Sunday) via Universal Records Philippines.   Here is Gracenote’s new official music video for their song “Christmas Break”  
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  • Written by John Francis Sevilla   On Sunday, the Filipino pop-rock Gracenote drops the new music video for “Christmas Break” directed by Darwin Hernandez under Universal records Philippines.   The music video was recorded at Velvet Playground with special guest Daniel Paringit of rising OPM band, “Better Days’”.   Gracenote also announced that they are preparing for the release of their upcoming third full-length record “Small World” with an official shirt on February 29 (Sunday) via Universal Records Philippines.   Here is Gracenote’s new official music video for their song “Christmas Break”  
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  • 29 Nov 2019
    Written by John Francis Sevilla   After starring in a music video together for almost 13 years, Eon and Arkin cover “Super proxy 2k6” at the vinyl launch of Eraserheads’ Ultraelectromagneticpop last Sunday. Eon and Arkin first met during the music video shoot of this song back in 2005. The Pupil and Apartel vocalist, Ely Buendia said that he’s proud to have witnessed this collaboration. Following in his father’s footsteps, Eons front his own band called Nobody’s Home. On the other side, the son of Master rapper, Arkin pursuing his passion as a rising R&B artist.  
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  • Written by John Francis Sevilla   After starring in a music video together for almost 13 years, Eon and Arkin cover “Super proxy 2k6” at the vinyl launch of Eraserheads’ Ultraelectromagneticpop last Sunday. Eon and Arkin first met during the music video shoot of this song back in 2005. The Pupil and Apartel vocalist, Ely Buendia said that he’s proud to have witnessed this collaboration. Following in his father’s footsteps, Eons front his own band called Nobody’s Home. On the other side, the son of Master rapper, Arkin pursuing his passion as a rising R&B artist.  
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  • 29 Nov 2019
    Musika Laguna, a well-recognized independent music producer who has been dynamic in the south scene came up to the idea of putting up something new and decided to initiate the first musician rock mob in the Philippines which will be held on Nov 30, 2019, at Old Calamba Plaza, Calamba, Laguna. Hundreds of Laguna artists and musicians will showcase a harmonized public performance featuring 4 OPM songs from 4 iconic bands: Narda By Kamikazee, Salamat by The Dawn, Laguna by Sampaguita and Awit ng Kabataan by Rivermaya, as support to OPM music.  The show will start at 1 PM onwards. Visit Musika Laguna page here for further details.
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  • Musika Laguna, a well-recognized independent music producer who has been dynamic in the south scene came up to the idea of putting up something new and decided to initiate the first musician rock mob in the Philippines which will be held on Nov 30, 2019, at Old Calamba Plaza, Calamba, Laguna. Hundreds of Laguna artists and musicians will showcase a harmonized public performance featuring 4 OPM songs from 4 iconic bands: Narda By Kamikazee, Salamat by The Dawn, Laguna by Sampaguita and Awit ng Kabataan by Rivermaya, as support to OPM music.  The show will start at 1 PM onwards. Visit Musika Laguna page here for further details.
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  • 29 Nov 2019
    After its online release this October, half-lit’s EP, Paradigm Shift will have a cassette launch at the 123 Block in Mandaluyong City this weekend, November 29. Nick Lazaro, grrl cloud, and Sour Cheeks will perform alongside BP at the show. You can pre-order half-lit’s Paradigm Shift on cassette for Php 475 here. Stream Paradigm Shift here:  written by Gabriel Jade Castillo  
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  • After its online release this October, half-lit’s EP, Paradigm Shift will have a cassette launch at the 123 Block in Mandaluyong City this weekend, November 29. Nick Lazaro, grrl cloud, and Sour Cheeks will perform alongside BP at the show. You can pre-order half-lit’s Paradigm Shift on cassette for Php 475 here. Stream Paradigm Shift here:  written by Gabriel Jade Castillo  
    Nov 29, 2019 635