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Closeup Forever Summer: A party to remember

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DJ ACE Ramos PHOTOS BY JILL TAN RADOVAN

The heat became more bearable when the Closeup Forever Summer party was held recently at the Globe Circuit Events ground in Makati City.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

They’re pop but they rock: The 1975 in Manila

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MATTHEW Healy, vocalist; and Ross MacDonald, bassist

There must be something special about Manchester. Legendary bands like The Smiths, Joy Division and Oasis hailed from that English city. Even the Bee Gees and Swing Out Sister, among many others, came from Manchester.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

Kai Honasan releases her debut album Saturday night at B-Side

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KAI HONASAN has been exposed and inclined to make music all her life. She has
been mentored by the likes of Ryan Cayabyab, Joey Ayala and Noel Cabangon

Blame Zooey Deschanel, Jason Mraz or maybe those Japanese kids flaunting their talent on YouTube for making the ukulele irresistibly popular again. More people are momentarily parking their bulkier instruments in favor of the easy convenience of the uke, churning out covers of every tune you could think of—from heartfelt renditions of the Beatles’ “I Will,” to lighter, more cheerful versions of “Wrecking Ball.”

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

Washed Out sounds damn good live

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Ernest Greene, better known as chillwave artist Washed Out. PHOTO BY STEPHEN LAVOIE

If music is a universal language, then chillwave is the dialect spoken by the modern breed of young musicians who breathed life into the now sought-after micro-genre.

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Finally, The Killers live in Manila

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THE KILLERS

I have to hand it to local concert promoters nowadays. They have truly learned what makes hip, young and musically tasteful Manila tick, tock and rock.

Posted: September 21st, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

Avalanche City: From Auckland to Wanderland

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Being alone for a week in the middle of nowhere may not be a bad thing. It was, in fact, a very prolific period for Dave Baxter, the man behind the New Zealand folk band Avalanche City.

Posted: May 11th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

‘A good step in the direction of sanity’

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NADA Surf

If you’ve been continuously updating your alternative/indie-rock playlist for the past several years, it’s almost impossible not to have come across Nada Surf.

Posted: May 11th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Rock on, ‘chicharon’

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RAMON Bautista

In the spirit of talent searches and finding a place in the hearts of a younger generation, Oishi, makers of Marty’s Cracklin’ Vegetarian Chicharon, invited supporters of musicians and rock music fans to Eastwood Central Plaza in Libis, Quezon City, last week for the culmination of its very successful “Form The Marty’s” band search.

Posted: April 27th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

Thank heavens, Stars will perform in Manila

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The Canadian indie pop band Stars has been playing in the Canadian and United States independent music scene for more than a decade, but I first encountered them only seven years ago.

Posted: February 16th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

Carrying on

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Much has been said on whether or not OPM still thrives in the local music scene. Culture critics have cited their reasons for believing that OPM has reached extinction. While their observations are valid, there are still those who believe that Filipino music is very much alive and worthy of an audience.

Posted: October 13th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

Wanted: A bigger audience

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A five-piece ensemble of young, 20-something musicians, The Flaming Youth dispels preconceived notions one may have regarding gospel music. Composed of Rem Paguio on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Alvin Bonaobra on lead guitar, Kiel Romero on bass, Cha Bonaobra on drums and Micah Herrero on keyboards, this contemporary Christian band brought together by a common love for music and unyielding faith places Christian music on an entirely different pedestal altogether.

Posted: October 13th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

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