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Saturday, April 29, 2017

The Pre-take: PWR Wrevolution X

04/29/2017 05:52:18 PM

As much as I want to stray away from making predictions on other wrestling shows, that made me think otherwise; like... why not? 

Apparently, this will be the first time I hit Philippine Wrestling Revolution's premier show (simple, a counterpart to WWE's WrestleMania, or  NJPW's annual January 4 show called WrestleKingdom) since 2015, during their staging at the crowded (and hottest) Makati Sqaure in May 2015.

The Scene Around: Cunejo Album Bar Tour (Nov. 2016)

04/14/2017 09:24:11 PM

It was in a random November evening when my partner General Miss A asked me to join her at Mang Rudy's Tuna Papaitan and Grill as one outing of the pop band Cunejo had their bar tour at the venue. She was then on her photographer duties.

Friday, April 28, 2017

StopOver: Kalanggaman Island

04/15/2017 07:33:48 PM

It was in the middle of my 9-day (or so) journey at Leyte when my relatives decide to do something that probably had been raring to do when it comes to family trip – and we mean going on an island. That said, Kalanggaman island is one of the recently-noticeable spots in the country.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

The Scene Around: The Last Chapter Part 2

01/30/2017 10:52:26 PM

From LRT Soundtrack in Manila, this one became my second gig of the evening as We Are The Underdogs Productions capped the last of the two-part gig series for this cult called Dissonance: The Last Supper.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Scene Around: TheSunManager Worth Album Bar Tour 1

04/15/2017 09:24:34 PM

After a packed evening at Route 196, TheSunManager is back and were on the roll to spread the word. April Hernandez's solo has gone bigger and with a full-length album that has been worth the wait for the fans of her indie-folk music.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

PlayBack: Flying Ipis - Walust (Music Video)

03/21/2017 10:16:07 PM

Probably we have heard Flying Ipis belting lyrics out of sensuality manner most of the time. The difference is that this femme fatale quartet usually pulled them off in a very loud, straightforward badass sound known as punk rock.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Upcoming: Paranoid City "Metropolitan" Album Launch

04/24/2017 11:04:27 PM

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome, you are now arriving at your metropolitan synth pop destination.

On Air: Mad Cat Midnight with Paranoid City

04/14/2017 09:15:13 PM

Synth pop band Paranoid City guested in Jam 88.3's Mad Cat Midnight last March 23, and when you thought of these titos for being a boring kind compared to those wild metal-heads and young broods, think again: they can entertain like your typical bandista idols.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

The Scene Around: Summer Komikon 2017

04/15/2017 10:49:45 PM

It may be April 1 but the scorching hot weather was no joke and were serious to welcome everyone to the 2017 Summer Komikon that took place in Unilab Bayanihan Center in Pasig City. And a short visit for a first-timer guy like me turned out to be hot in a good way.

PlayBack: Gabby Alipe – A New Strain (EP)

04/14/2017 11:27:32 PM

Just when everyone thought Gabby Alipe's music career (as a singer and songwriter) is over, we were wrong. And probably, he didn't looked like he left at all; we were even proved wrong when he released his six-tracked EP called A New Strain.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

PlayBack: UDD - Sigurado

04/09/2017 07:47:32 PM

(Well, this was from one of their 2016 show, as far as I remember they had their identity changed since the turn of the year)
You can call me late-comer, but really, it took me some time to appreciate a very remarkable artist such as this band we all know for a decade already -- and before -- as Up Dharma Down. 

Friday, April 21, 2017

The Scene Around: Revolver Vanquish (Babangon Ako at Dudurugin Kita)

12/14/2016 10:48:17 AM

They may have been four or five months since their return but I think it's still fitting to say that “Revolver Productions is back once again.” And they definitely did it a la classic Filipino movie title.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Gunning for Perfect 5?!

04/20/2017 01:09:14 AM

It was a roller-coaster ride during the 24-hour stretch of that Monday (17 April 2017) and Tuesday (18 April 2017) as Filipino wrestling fans were shocked in a variety of ways in regards of where we will be seeing the programs of the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).

The Scene Around: The Last Chapter Part 1

01/30/2017 10:36:47 PM

Maybe a lot of us thought of Halloween came too late when the dark goth collective Dissonance propelled a two-part gig series that served them a temporary farewell in making music. Yes, err... relax, they are just taking their time off from being a band as each of them focus on their personal endeavors.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

PlayBack: Apartel - Sala Sa Init (Music Video)

04/09/2017 04:47:59 PM

Soul collective Apartel appeared to make another short movie out of their song – just as smilar to what they had done in their debut song Is It Hip?

Flick Review: Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank Part 2: #ForeverIsNotEnough

04/14/2017 10:54:52 PM

Just when you thought this film is about forever like that epic romance film last year, think again. Eugene Domingo stars in a sequel that depicted the current bullshits of mainstream cinema; an ironic mirroring reflection of the concluded Metro Manila Film Festival.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The Scene Around: Docdef at The Forage

04/09/2017 05:42:22 PM

Tracing the roots from the North and Eastern side of the Metro, it seems DocDef Prductions has found a new home in the name of The Forage Kitchen and Bar in Marikina City. Well, that's aside from that intimate rooftop cafe nearby Marcos Highway.

Monday, April 17, 2017

The Rundown Slam: NXT TakeOver: Orlando

04/14/2017 08:21:25 PM

The second of the five-night WrestleMania week saw the emergence of the NXT talents that has possibly overshadow the wrestling's grandest stage. And why not, since NXT Take Over Orlando emanated from the Amway center, the venue wherein the action happened for all the shows that had the connection to the The Ultimate Thrill Ride.

On Air: Mad Cat Midnight with Tanya Markova x Third World Improv x Demi

04/14/2017 09:06:32 PM

It's funny how much of being a radio kid has being rekindled in me as of late. 

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Thank You, Braun!

04/16/2017 11:12:38 AM

As much as I wanna star away from giving too many opinions for what's happening at the pro wrestling world, this video suddenly made me do otherwise.

Just when a lot of us thought that Roman Reigns will be a hell of a villain in the current landscape, we have seen this.

“Hindi Porket 'Di Nagsisimba Ay Masamang Tao Na.”

04/14/2017 02:52:19 PM

Alam ko: hindi ako isang pilosopo na maalam sa ispiritwalidad o relihiyon. In fact, isa lang akong hamak na indibidwal na minsan nagilingkod sa simbahan at nag-aral sa mga Catholic school sa halos buong buhay ko bilang estudyante.

Pero sa paglipas ng panahon aaminin ko na nag-iba rin ang pananaw at paniniwala ko. Bagamat naniniwala pa rin naman ako sa Dakilang Maylikha, masasabi ko na hindi na ako ganun sa relihiyon na kinagisnan ko. At kung may isang bagay man ako na pinaniniwalaan sa oras na ito, yun ay ang katotohanan na 'di porket hindi nagsisimba ang isang tao ay isa na siyang tarantado o masamang tao.

The Rise of The King of Strong Style

04/15/2017 12:07:41 AM

Over the past WrestleMania week, we have seen the Hardy Boyz made an epic comeback to the WWE/ We were also awed by the returning Finn Balor from a shoulder injury when he teamed up with his previous foe (and the same guy who accidentally injured him during that WWE Universal Championship battle) Seth Rollins.

But save Tuesday nights as the last hurrah for they have just earned the biggest prize from NXT this year – and no, it's not the Perfect Ten. 

The Scene Around: Nanay Mo Fundraiser

01/25/2017 08:50:01 PM

(They just rocked Visayas last month, but it was all hard work that paid off after a series of events in over a quarter-of-the-year-stretch.)

Saturday, April 15, 2017

PlayBack: The Return of Matt & Jeff Hardy

04/14/2017 11:57:23 PM 

This past WrestleMania has seen a lot of big-fight feel moments such as turning the videogame-inspired story upside down, a proverbial (yet disappointing upset) and its rare dramatic way of closing the show.

#ThankYouKobe, 1 Year Later

04/14/2017 04:09:44 AM

It's been barely 367 days since we have seen this guy last played in an NBA game. And what a monumental game to finish – 60 points to put Kobe Bryant into one of the top scorers ever in the NBA.

Talk about ending a career with a bang, right? Especially in the last stretch of the game where everything, though dramatic, turned out be an entertaining kind of farewell.

Friday, April 14, 2017

StopOver: Regina Rica

04/13/2017 07:33:06 PM 

From the mountains of Tanay lies a religious compound that is a surely-visited by many by the Holy Week.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

PlayBack: Quest - Walang Hanggan (Music Video)

04/09/2017 03:56:16 PM

Quest might have “redo” one of his recent singles. And frankly, they do – but still they remained as dramatically beautiful as it can be.

Initially, this music video appeared to be less subtle than the version they brought upon the filming of Ang Kwento Nating Dalawa.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The Rundown Slam: WrestleMania 33 (Part 4)

04/09/2017 10:38:52 PM

Just when we thought about of the WWE Championship as the main event of WrestleMania, we ended up on the wrong path again. They piloted the second half of this five-hour extravaganza with a supposedly-compelling storyline.

The Rundown Slam: WrestleMania 33 (Part 3)

04/09/2017 09:58:11 PM

P.S. I just like the way the frame and Kurt's gesture compliment perfectly.
Just when you thought that we have seen nostalgia enough from the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2017, we are wrong. This blockbuster three-way match for the tag-team ladder match turned out into another Fatal 4-way.

Monday, April 10, 2017

To Stay or Not to Stay?

04/09/2017 06:57:18 PM

As of this moment. I just had my second mug of a large hot chocolate, something that has been my norm whenever I hang out at some coffee shops while doing a lot of my stuff. Well, I just hope some don't find my slight head-bumps on notice as I work with music in the background (which in this case, my headphones).

The Rundown Slam: WrestleMania 33 (Part 2)

04/09/2017 09:33:10 PM

WrestleMania kicked off with the New Day, and it was really nothing spectacular, just except from the fact that they don a Final Fantasy-inspired get-up; perhaps relating to their theme which is The Ultimate Thrill Ride. And a with potential five-hour thriller? It's not that hard to see why.

Sunday, April 09, 2017

The Rundown Slam: WrestleMania 33 (Part 1)

04/09/2017 08:36:32 PM

At least, save the lack of enough hype for this, WrestleMania 33 will probably fall down as one of the most talked-about WrestleManias of all-time. The biggest event was staged at Orlando once again since WM24, and just five years in the Florida state since WrestleMania 28 in Miami. And it was dragging as fuck with seven hours and nearly fifteen minutes in coverage. 

But the party at least lived up to the expectations – well, half of them.

The Scene Around: General Miss A's Birthday Gig

04/09/2017 02:05:24 PM

In a night where all the nightout spots were seemingly packed to the doors with artists that promises to bring awesome music and entertain people in the process, rare are the gigs wherein a good-sized lineup fares well with them with the aid of intimacy atmosphere.

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Newsletter: PH’s First Online Film Fest, GlFF, Hails Grand Winners

04/08/2017 08:45:11 AM

This apparently happened over the week: the culmination of the debuting Globe Independent Film Festival in such an impressive fashion.

More details in this press release.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Tuning in to Mad Cat Midnight

03/26/2017 03:11:35 PM

Talk-themed programs on FM radio has not been a newly-designed trend for over the years. We have seen a lot of them flourished from being just an occupiers in the evening prime time into either a social status or in a much elite degree of comparison, a cult. 

Iconic programs from the CHR (Contemporary Hit Radio) side like Boys Night Out, and The Morning Rush managed to be a phenomenon that is running up to now, while the now-defunct shows such as The Brewrats and The Disenchanted Kingdom had a run of their own only to be sabotaged by format changes; prompted an abrupt ending to what-should-have-been a decent brand in both radio industry and pop culture.

Monday, April 03, 2017

The Pre-Take: WWE WrestleMania 33 – WWE Championship Match

04/03/2017 01:13:39 AM

Probably, after Royal Rumble we have already seen in our minds that the 16-time champ John Cena will be defending the WWE Championship against Rumble winner Randy Orton; a clash for the ages – and we mean in both good and bad notes. 

The Pre-Take: WWE WrestleMania 33 – Universal Championship Match

04/03/2017 12:56:53 AM

It was a lackluster ending in 2002. And I'm afraid that no matter how Paul Heyman may be totally-excellent in delivering his goods to promote the match, it might still end up a bummer.

The Pre-Take: WWE WrestleMania 33 – Championship Matches

04/02/2017 11:54:43 PM

We head on to WrestleMania with a RAW Tag Team Championship on the line, and it promises to be a very entertaining one as The Club will defend their titles as they face Sheamus-Cesaro and Enzo-Big Cass in a triple threat match.

The Pre-Take: WWE WrestleMania 33

04/02/17 11:03:57 PM

John Cena and Nikki Bella versus The Miz and Maryse might be one of the best things that will take olace at WrestleMania. At least that saved me from having some pre-event's disdains as a wrestling fan. 

While things were quite obvious to be pointing in that direction even during his days of being the 16th time World Champion, it seems that Cena and his real-life girlfriend were planned to engage in an altercation with Mike Mizanin and his wife. Both sports-entertainers (we mean wrestlers) and entertainers at their very own respective rights.

Sunday, April 02, 2017

The Pre-Take: WWE WrestleMania 33 – Women's Championship Matches

04/02/2017 09:55:33 PM

Initially, I was kinda saddened by the fact that we will only witness a six-pack challenge for the SmackDown Women's Championship match in a kickoff show. Until they decided to do otherwise. Hey, after all, how will the people worldwide will feel the glow 

The Pre-Take: WWE WrestleMania 33 – The Kickoff Show Matches

04/02/2017 09:05:52 PM

I've said this before and I would probably say this again: this edition of WrestleMania had a lackluster hype and buildup that has twisted everyone's minds to the extent of a tiring one; making it as less interesting as possible. Well, probably not all feuds but it covered a a large portion of it with 13 matches stacked for probably 6 or 7 hours. Somewhat, it could be really tiring and dragging to watch as a fan and being a cult follower of professional wrestling for five years.