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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Talking Smack, Literally!

08/31/2016 07:47:16 PM

When this video aired last week, it looked like the line has diminshed. The world of reality and kayfabe were seemingly reunited after a blurred boundary; just as similar to what happened to Brock Lesnar and Randy Orton at SummerSlam.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The Rundown Slam: WWE SummerSlam 2016 (Part 4)

08/29/2016 05:04:17 PM

It's funny that the 6-tag team match for the women's division of SmackDown took place after the WWE World Championship match. It served like another bathroom break for those observers. While on the other hand, that's actually shows that the women were given a chance. Hence, placing them at the top of the SmackDown cards for SummerSlam made it appear like another result of those #GiveDivasAChance tweets. (Well, sorry, make it #GiveSmackDownWomenAChance.)

The Rundown Slam: WWE SummerSlam 2016 (Part 3)

08/29/2016 04:06:09 PM

I think the SummerSlam main event came too early when John Cena wrestled AJ Styles. Just too bad if you're a fan of the former, the SS losing skid continues for the Cenation leader. And I think he had done a great job of raising Styles' stock much further. 

The Rundown Slam: WWE SummerSlam 2016 (Part 2)

08/29/2016 03:25:32 PM

As we move to the main program, SummerSlam set looked like the production design of NXT TakeOver Brooklyn II – but on a bit of throwback, it appeared resemblances with of SummerSlam/WrestleMania 32 at the ramp, with bits of WrestleMania NY/NJ at the main LEDs (minus the landmark effigies) and WrestleMania XXX on its LED pattern at the wings. 

Monday, August 29, 2016

PlayBack: Francis Magalona - 1-800-Ninety-Six

08/29/2016 07:28:46 PM

Araw ng mga bayani bukas, at holiday ang araw ng Lunes na habang sinusulat ko ang piyesa na ito.

At dalawampung taon na ang kantang ito ni Kiko. Mula sa album na Happy Battle noong 1996. Ni-release ito ng BMG Records Pilipinas at Greater East Asia Music.

The Rundown Slam: WWE SummerSlam 2016 (Part 1)

08/29/2016 02:06:22 PM

This might be one-week late or something, but as they say “it's better late than never.” that being said, here's my take on what just happened at the World Wrestling Entertainment's (WWE) 29th annual biggest party of the summer, SummerSlam!

So, things moved like the way WWE has been planning WrestleMania before, eh? There's a week of festivity that showcased them a three-night treat of live showmanship called NXT TakeOver Brooklyn II (Saturday), WWE SummerSlam (Sunday), and Monday Night RAW – all held at the Barclay's Center in New York City.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Upcoming: Sikuna 2017

08/26/2016 12:21:41 PM

(Updated as of 05/12/2017 07:40 AM: After being postponed in early September, Para Sa Sining will be staging Sikuna Festival on Saturday, 13 May 2017. The details are posted on their Facebook page)

Author's note: For the second year, and in celebration of their upcoming season, Para Sa Sining will be holding another big-time collaborative event. And things have just got bigger. I mean from what has exactly transpired in their first edition of Sikuna last year, they will rock Intramuros with a bigger venue, a lot of exhibiting artists, and more activities for everyone to take part.

Attached hereby is the press release containing the details of Para Sa Sining's Sikuna Collaborative Arts Festival 2017 (formerly 2016). Please read.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Newsletter: Truefaith "Paano Ka Magiging Akin?" Music Video Launch

08/23/2016 02:36:16 PM

Author's note: Isn't it awesome where noticed that within a month, music video launch events are like here, there, and everywhere?

And while some of them take places at some of your favorite music and hangout places around in the metro, there's one out there in the South that promises to be surefire hit among the ballad-lovers as Truefaith will launch the music video for Paano Ka Magiging Akin? their 2015 single released by Star Music.

See more of the details in this press release below.

Monday, August 22, 2016

The Pre-Take: WWE SummerSlam 2016 - Beast vs. Viper

08/22/2016 07:21:44 AM

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Brock Lesnar and Rany Orton. Fifteen years in the making. And after their first ever tussle in that SmackDown episode, things have shifted to a higher new gear. Barely a decade after becoming the youngest champions in the WWE, here they are: one is a former heavyweight champ in both WWE and UFC, the one they called the most decorated athlete in combat sports history; and another one is a hardworking star veteran in the WWE, earning both the WWE and World Heavyweight titles for 12 times. 

The Pre-take: WWE SummerSlam 2016 - Rollins vs. Balor (WWE Universal Championship)

08/22/2016 01:48:36 AM

It's a new era, and therefore it means a new championship for the WWE's flagship program Monday Night RAW. Since then, RAW Commissioner Stephanie McMahon and General Manager Mick Foley unleashed their new title that will represent the red brand – the WWE Universal Championship. 

Sounds pun, but it's really not. And while the first overall draft pick got the instant contender shot, the other one has to climb the way to success.

The Pre-Take: WWE SummerSlam 2016 - Ziggler vs. Ambrose (WWE World Championship)

08/22/2016 12:53:44 AM

Photo credits: Twitter
Perhaps it was kinda surprising to see Dolph Ziggler once again emerged into the major title picture of the WWE right now, eh?

Look: the former world champion has been away from the limelight for over two years and has barely made it to the main event scene of any pay-per-view gig. 

The Pre-Take: WWE SummerSlam 2016 (Part 2)

08/21/2016 11:45:09 PM

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Looks like the World Wrestling Entertainment has been really serious in building SummerSlam as its second biggest show of the year, eh? Look at this: 13 matches in all, with ten of them happening at the four-hour main broadcast. Three main event matches: one that has been hyped despite controversies, and two title matches representing RAW and SmackDown brands.

Hey, it's even bigger than WrestleMania 32. And expect the live venue crowd's not large in numbers since it will be slated at the Barclays Center though we hope they will roll on a different stage design unlike the so-totally-generic ones they had for the past two years.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

The Pre-take: WWE SummerSlam 2016 (Part 1)

08/21/2016 10:34:54 PM

SummerSlam banner (Photo credit: WWE)

Looks like the World Wrestling Entertainment has been really serious in building SummerSlam as its second biggest show of the year, eh? Look at this: 13 matches in all, with ten of them happening at the four-hour main broadcast. Three main event matches: one that has been hyped despite controversies, and two title matches representing RAW and SmackDown brands.

Hey, it's even bigger than WrestleMania 32. And expect the live venue crowd's not large in numbers since it will be slated at the Barclays Center though we hope they will roll on a different stage design unlike the so-totally-generic ones they had for the past two years.

The Pre-take: WWE SummerSlam 2016 (Pre-show)

08/21/2016 08:48:34 PM

SummerSlam 2016 banner (photo credit:
Looks like the World Wrestling Entertainment has been really serious in building SummerSlam as its second biggest show of the year, eh? Look at this: 13 matches in all, with ten of them happening at the four-hour main broadcast. Three main event matches: one that has been hyped despite controversies, and two title matches representing RAW and SmackDown brands.

Hey, it's even bigger than WrestleMania 32. And expect the live venue crowd's not large in numbers since it will be slated at the Barclays Center though we hope they will roll on a different stage design unlike the so-totally-generic ones they had for the past two years.

The Curious Case

08/21/2016 07:40:23 PM

“History is a product of conspiracy theory.”

Photo from Asiaweek, obtained thru

Upcoming: Tanya Markova's Ang Darling Kong Zombie Music Video Launch

08/19/16 01:15:54 AM

It's been a long while since the last time I followed this squad of goth rockers or shock pop musicians. Hey, they were already one of the notable bands in the industry since they once entered at the latter part of the 2000s.

And for the past few years, Tanya Markova proved they are still existing; just the similar way as other bands proving naysayers who claimed OPM was already dead.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

The Scene Around: Wet Fest 2

08/19/2016 12:30:46 AM

Homonym organized their second edition of their very successful Wet Fest in Palace Pool Club, a gig where independent music is served at one of the most elite hangout places in the metropolitan.

Friday, August 19, 2016

The Scene Around: March of the Penguins 29

08/18/2016 11:53:07 PM

It was a night full of commemoration as March of The Penguins held their 29th gig – and at the same time, their ninth anniversary – at Route 196 in Quezon City last month.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Doing "Wellness" Together?!

08/18/2016 03:34:07 PM

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At the height where suspensions were part of the wrestling game, the recent two items seemingly controversial at will.

While the suspension Ray Leppan (more known as Lex Kruger and Adam Rose) brought him out of the WWE, as well as the controversial shift of throne by Roman Reigns (whom got a suspension of his own after the Money In The Bank pay-per-view), and Brock Lesnar surprisingly getting away with it after his post-fight drug test with the UFC, it certainly raised eye brows when the company suspended Alberto Del Rio and Paige. 

Yes, with the latter getting hampered with the sanction in time for her birthday.

Bars Fight: FlipTop Aspakan 4 - Sinio vs. Zaito

08/17/2016 04:33:52 PM 

It's been a while since the last we did this. So, how about reviewing some of the rap battles the FlipTop had recently? 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Sisihin Si Salceda?! Sisihin Ang Pokemon Go!?

08/17/2016 03:42:20 PM

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Nakakatawa. Ang dami yata nagrereact ng pagkagalit kay Representative Joey Salceda ukol sa isyu ng Pokemon Go at kung paano ito naka-apekto sa lumalalang sitwasyon ng traffic sa Kalakhang Maynila nitong kamakailanlang.

The Scene Around: Nagka-ibigan

08/17/2016 12:16:02 AM

Coeli had her second fund-raiser gig for the music video Magkaibigan o Magka-ibigan held barely a month ago at SaGuijo. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

PlayBack: Clara Benin – Human Eyes (Album)

08/13/2016 11:07:44 PM

We all know Clara Benin is a young gem in the music industry right now. Well, even if she left barely two weeks ago through that two-day solo concert at the Music Museum and an announcement that sent shock waves to her peers and fans. 

Monday, August 15, 2016

The Scene Around: Autotelic "Gising" Music Video Launch

08/13/2016 02:20:48 PM

It's #jeng #jengjengjeng #jengjengjengjengjeng time!

The stage was set at Route 196 on Thursday night, 4 August 2016, as the dance pop rock band Autotelic made its huge step to the pop scene after launching the music video for their first single “Gising.”

Caught Red-Handed!

08/15/2016 01:50:38 AM

Bakit hindi na ako nagulat sa isyung ito, may naarestong kilalang personalidad sa radyo matapos ang isang operasyon kontra droga kamakailanlang.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Ad Hominem Pa More!

08/14/2016 11:02:07 PM

Nakakatawa na ang mga pangyayari. Nakakatawa sa inis. Nakakatawa sa dismaya. Ito yata ang napapala natin kapag halos buong araw na lang tayong tumututok sa social media at hinahayaan tayong lamunin ng maruming salita na kung tawagin ay pulitika. 

Oo, sadyang maruming ang pulitika. Parang laro sa basketball na kailangan mong manggulang. Para sa wrestling din, kailangang maging kontrabida ka para maisulat ka na panalo ng mga eskriba.

The Scene Around: CineMusika

08/13/2016 03:15:02 PM

It was during that loud Saturday night when music and film make its convergence for one night as We Are The Underdogs Productions staged CineMusika at Aloha Bar and Grill in The Collective, Makati City.

On The Rocks

08/13/2016 01:03:06 PM

Brock Lesnar (Photo credit:

We all know what's about to go down late this month: Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Orton in WWE's second biggest party called SummerSlam. The announcement took place even before Lesnar hit the weighing scale for his one-time show-off at the Ultimate Fighting Championship against Mark hunt last July.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

The Scene Around: At The Moment "Home" Music Video Launch

08/13/2016 11:20:07 AM

It looked like a week full of visuals as At The Moment launched the music video for their song Home last Saturday evening, 6 August 2016, at Mow's Bar.

Upcoming: Professionalizing Your Passion

08/13/2016 12:15:25 PM

The Microphone Club, an organization of the professional users advocating the highest ideals and art of practicing of speaking behind the microphone, will be holding an event titled “Professionalizing Your Passion: #PROPassion” this coming Saturday evening.

Entitled Much?!

08/12/2016 11:30:57 PM

Ayos din si ate eh no? 

Photo credits: PhilippineDaily.Org
Hindi lang nakaupo, may gana nang mamahiya sa social media. Alam mo, wala nang mas nakakairita pa kaysa sa isang babae na ginagamit ang pagka-babae sa social media para lang masabi na tama siya, hindi gentleman ang mga kalalakihan, mapansin sa mundo sa pamamaraan ng birtwalidad.

Friday, August 12, 2016

May Pokemon Go Na Sa Pinas! Eh Ano Ngayon?!

08/12/2016 08:09:51 PM

Sa wakas. Matapos ang ilang linggong alburoto sa Twitter at Facebook ng ilang mga Pinoy, ang Pokemon Go ay nasa Pilipinas na! Oo, matapos mabadtrip at pasimpleng download (na obviously ay APK) ng ilang hindi makapagpigil ay meron nang Pokemon Go na available sa ating bansa. (Well, maliban sa mga gumagamit yata ng Windows Phone.)

So ano na? Ano naman ngayon kung may Pokemon Go fever na sa Pilipinas, na sakto pa sa tag-ulan at mga nagbobombahang mga isyu sa bansa?

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

PlayBack: Maya's Anklet – Kung Alam Ko Lang

08/08/2016 03:32:41 PM

Definitely there is something deeper behind this music video. And we're not just talking about the music and letters here. But Maya's Anklet's “Kung Alam Ko Lang” exhibits the same alternative genre yet done in a bit different way – if you compare it to their EP years ago.

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

The Scene Around: 1983

07/20/2016 11:53:12 PM

The head curator of IndieManila celebrated her 33rd birthday on a party of her own, and it's called 1983, in honor of her birth year (so you don't have to do the math, right?). 

Monday, August 08, 2016

PlayBack: Autotelic – Gising (Music Video)

08/08/2016 10:57:03 AM

Pop rock band Autotelic looked like they hit the new starting chapter in their lives. Just two years ago, they had Kai Honasan as part of their lineup. The band also got recognition for being part of the top winners at the 2015 Jack Daniel's Philippines Indie Music Awards. And while on the process of making new recordings, Nemesis Music Group and MCA Music took this six-piece crew of musicians under their wing. Thus, making Autotelic part of NMG's roster of musicians and guaranteeing them more exposure in the music scene.

That speaks for a reason why I think this band as the next big thing in the music industry. 

And they are taking that one huge step when they published their first single Gising and released its music video half-a-week ago.

Playback: The Putings - Craziest Feeling

07/29/2016 11:14:52 AM

There's something interesting in this music video, or rather, this song from The Putings.

Friday, August 05, 2016

The Debut Of the Inside Wars

08/04/2016 03:01:34 PM

Photo credits: Wrestlezone
Saw the debut programs of WWE's RAW and SmackDown of the “new era.” While things are getting lagged behind due to broadcast problems (thanks, FOX!) I don't think we are far late to make a say about what's happening in the just-changed landscape of the World Wrestling Entertainment. (At least, in their storyline.)

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Double Treat Thursdays

08/04/2016 11:23:20 AM

What a way to be a Filipino music fan this coming Thursday. Despite the controversy that rocked the scene earlier this week (hey, we have to move on from this, please?), there are heavyweight shits lined up for every music lover out there this coming August.

But we're not getting into the list. Let's talk about today. We have two music video launches set for tonight; and it's on your top favorite music hangouts around the Metro.

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Tirada Ni SlickMaster: SONA 2016

08/03/201 610:40:30 PM

Screenshot from 2016 SONA TV Coverage (obtained via Rappler)
Bagong simula, ika nga, ang pagsumpa nun ni Rodrigo Duterte para maging ika-16 na pangulo ng Republika ng Pilipinas. At wala pang isang buwan mula rito ay may mga nagawa na ang administrasyong ito bago pa man humarapa ng dating alkalde ng Davao City para sa kanyang unang State of the Nation Address (SONA) nitong nakaraang Lunes. 

Upcoming: At The Moment “Home” Music Video Launch

08/03/2016 11:35:31 AM

It's time to experience At The Moment as the indie/garage rock band will launch the music video of their track Home on Saturday, 6 August 2015, at Mow's Bar in Quezon City.

Francis Lorenzo Visco directed the much awaiting feature which stars Vince Agcaoli, Maricar Tionloc, Joachim Bondoc, and Cathy Bondoc.


08/03/16 02:37:06 AM

Haven't seen the entire RAW episode yet (so please, FOX, don't screw our viewing pleasure this upcoming Friday night, but this clip just made my day.

Uncovering The Unsynced Contrapuntals

08/02/2016 11:24:56 PM

What's with the latest cover of PULP Magazine?

Photo credits: PULP, Radio Republic

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Showing Off!

08/02/2016 10:58:15 PM

While RAW pulled off a bunch of shockers to kick off the competition among the programs in WWE, SmackDown Live made surprises of their own: though the WWE Championship was renamed the WWE World Championship in response to RAW's Universal, the way the contenders were determined into a series of multi-man matches.

Classic Catfight

08/02/2016 02:13:01 PM

I might be a week late. But I have seen this for thrice, and this should better be part of the best matches of the year. Why Not because I said so, but we haven't seen the best catfight for months. Perhaps the last time was during their stint at NXT (as much as I wanna count the ladder match at NXT TakeOver: Respect, I personally haven't seen it yet).

The Rundown Slam: WWE Battleground 2016

08/01/16 11:24:38 PM

Before we know it, the WWE already unveiled their new era as SummerSlam approach. And that being said, the last PPV to be staged in the then-typical way was WWE Battleground. Still, no WWE stories came to an end without a bang on it; and by means, we have seen factions getting split (thanks to the WWE Draft happened five days before), and rivalries conclusion – and that includes the brotherhood's championship chase.

It was a night where The Wyatt Family and The Club were torn apart, where a destined to “fight forever” between Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn should come into a halt, and where the former members of The SHIELD battled each other for who's the greatest member with that WWE Championship worn on his shoulder. It was also a night of decision on which McMahon will emerged at the top of the game.

And moreover, which brand will control the most prestigious title in the world of sports entertainment? Will it be RAW or SmackDown?

These questions were answered at the unveiling of the WWE Batlleground happened eight days ago at the Verizon Center in Washington DC.

Monday, August 01, 2016

The Scene Around: "It's All Right With Me" Single and Music Video Launch

07/20/2016 08:54:46 PM

This band has made waves for over the first half of the year so far. They made it to Indonesia for an International Jazz Festival; representing the country in the process after winning one here.