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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The Scene Around: REVOLVER Aftermath: The Post-Valentine Bash!

05/24/2017 06:30:02 AM

Just because Valentine's season passed by during that mid-Februrary doesn't mean we will not be indulge on live music the romantic way possible. (Wait a minute, I mean, not the romance you all know.)

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Scene Around: Where in the World is Johnny Panic?

05/24/2017 06:00:11 AM

It was start of 2017, and we ask two questions: Where in the world is Johnyy Panic?; And still, for me: Who the Helen of Troy is this anonymous online diva anyway?

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Saturday, May 20, 2017

He Just Made The List!

05/15/2017 11:56:25 PM

Photo credits: Inquistr
As I stumbled upon Fozzy's new hit Judas, I can't help but to check out how Chris Jericho (temporarily, and not kayfabe) bade goodbye to his WWE run for now. God, Judas seemingly was a picture pefrect of Y2J's story in his heel run in 2016-2017.

Friday, May 19, 2017

The Scene Around: Higadamit

05/14/2017 08:20:47 PM

It was barely two months ago, when Bel, road manager of a band called the Itchyworms approached me and gave us an invitation to drop by at Route 196 for her biggest organized gig recently. And we're not talking about any of IndieManila's Subdues and Elusive Silence outings here.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Scene Around: Raccoon Turns 1 Part 2

05/14/17 08:56:03 PM

Four months ago, Racc/oon Productions celebrated their first year of existence in the indie music scene with a three-gig series, and its second leg was staged on a underground bar located just at the basement floor of Kowloon House in Quezon City.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Fall and Rise of Mad Cat Midnight

05/15/2017 11:18:30 PM

I know: it's been two weeks since the last time we have seen a sudden turn of events. And the thing is: it's such a good thing that this talk show was on the roll once again since last week. We barely need a variety of programs that caters to more daring yet intellectual stuff than just hearing the drama of life stories, love problems, and even dating encounters.

While obviously, AM radio owns up to a lot of informative shiznit and FM radio boasts a majority portion of romance and sex, few are the programs like Mad Cat Midnight wherein they live up to their tagline: that is having interesting people talk about interesting stories. That's also apart from having Heard on Thursdays and (sometimes) Boys Night Out.

And probably this hasn't been much of a talked-about news on FM broadcasting in late April, but it was a sudden announcement that triggered a wildfire for some listeners like yours truly: the talk show format was suspended until then-further notice (and turns out, it end up like a title of that romcom move: Two-weeks notice).

Still, it drew the ire. But what could be the factor in such?

PlayBack: Paranoid City – Metropolitan (album)

05/14/2017 06:44:23 PM

It's probably a challenge for a band, especially if you aren't the typical guitar-drum-bass setup, to make music. And moreover, to spend two years in making new music and six to finally produce it on canned recording, much to clamor of everyone who's a been part of their following regardless of the varying level of closeness.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Flick Review: The Fast and the Furious 8

05/14/2017 02:44:50 PM

Just when you thought this film franchise has already reached its abrupt ending because of a sudden death (literally) of a main character 3 ½ years ago,  we were wrong. Life goes on even after filming the missing piece of Fast and Furious 7 in 2015.

Upcoming: Carousel Casualties "Madison" EP Launch

05/14/2017 07:50:08 PM

Almost seven months after their reformation and re-baptism in the scene, rock-turned-pop band Carousel Casualties will launch their EP titled Madison.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Heir Apparent?!

05/14/2017 05:08:46 PM

Isa sa mga pinakamainit na headliens (at hindi ito pekeng balita) ay ang pag-appoint ni Pangulong Rodirgo Duterte sa... babaeng ito.

Photo from Bandera
Teka. Tapos ang ang April Fools ah?! Sabagay, ang pulitika sa bansa na ito ay isang malaking sarswela o moro-moro.

Well, love her or hate her, siya na yata ang pinakakontrobersyal na personalidad sa kasalukuyang takbo ng pulitika sa Pilipinas. At take note: hindi kailangang mag-aral ng may kinalaman sa politics para maging eksperto o ni aficionado rito. Ang kailangan mo lang ay social media at kakayahan na idisplay ang alinmang taboo sa mata ng tipikal na mamamayang Pilipino, lalo na ang sex.

Pero mula sa pagiging sex guru ay naging isa sa mga pinaka-vocal na supporter ni Duterte si Uson. Halata naman noong 2016, 'di ba? Aniya, sa mata ang mga ka-DDS, siya ay “tulay ng mga OFW.” 

Yun nga lang, maliban sa ganito, ano nga ba ang nagiging teorya, mga  kwento at hakbang kung bakit napunta sa gobyerno si Uson?

On-Air: Mad Cat Midnight with TTS

05/14/2017 06:01:24 PM

It's funny that John Joe told us that he got a hate message in the Facebook page of his radio show in Jam 88.3; like “wait, for real?!”

Sunday, May 14, 2017

PlayBack: FOZZY - Judas

05/14/2017 03:13:59 PM

The past two years has been great run for this guy right there. But apparently, this was not the first time I got immersed in any of the songs from Chris Jericho's ayatollah crew called Fozzy. It was during SummerSlam 2014 when the song “Lights Go Out” become one of their theme songs (though not really used much).

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The Scene Around: Pinoytuner Night (Nov. 2016)

01/25/2017 08:49:40 PM 

Pinoytuner had their usual Monday night gigs at Craft Bar and Grill in Bonifacio Global City (BGC), and the last week of November took no exemption on the cool weather to keep everyone chill as it was light nights to kick off the week with Aldus Santos and Ian Penn.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The Rundown Slam: WWE Payback 2017

05/10/2017 08:19:18 AM

The World Wrestling Entertainment staged a lot of twists since WrestleMania, which all lead to what is a supposedly-RAW exclusive pay-per-view into sort of complications. But nonetheless, it turned out to be a very solid show for most of the time.

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

The Scene Around: Never Me

05/06/2017 11:01:14 PM

Move Forward Productions staged a post-Valentines party that highlighted a comeback of one of the bands which could be the the resemblances or equivalent of the term 'emo' in the past. And we don't really mean black and punk-ish, by the way.

Monday, May 08, 2017

Sunday, May 07, 2017

The Rundown Slam: PWR Wrevolution X 2017

05/07/2017 12:24:33 AM

This Sunday saw the Philippine wrestling scene is alive (and kicking, in fact!) no matter how tough the road they have taken the past year, and a show called Wrevolution X was the icing on the cake.

And we're not talking about community of fandom here. While everyone may have been talking about how shitty the WWE has been writing as of late, plus TV5 getting the rights to air SmackDown Live episodes, we have a packed house in the central area of the metropolitan which staged the banner show of Philippine Wrestling Revolution. 

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Earth Day Running Trash

05/06/2017 05:53:19 PM

Isa sa sa mga kadalasang nangyayari sa atin ang magkaroon ng katambak na basura matapos ang isang malakihang pangyayari o event. Madalas na yan sa mga pulitika, relihiyon, pang-aliw (as in entertainment) at ultimong simpleng piknik party lang ng komunidad kung minsan. At hindi exempted dito ang mga running event.

Lalo na kung usapang “Earth Day” pa. Taun-taon ginaganap ang Earth Day run, di ba?

Photo obtained from The Pandora's Box Facebook Page
Pero dapat ba taun-taon rin ang mga ganitong pangyayari?

Thursday, May 04, 2017

The Scene Around: WAT UP Mix Vol. 10

01/28/2017 08:45:02 PM

WAT UP Mix Vol. 10 proved to be one of the most crowded gigs so far from this production. With around 200 people in attendance, the event has sent SaGuijo into full house on a Friday night. The performances from seven bands – plus an artistic magical stint from Magic Manila – has kept everyone glued in their grounds.

Na-bobo si "Ano"

05/03/2017 10:32:19 PM

BOBOSEN. Pag bobo mode na naman si Titosen.

As in “na naman,” kasi panigurado na pang-ilang beses na naman siya nag-screw up sa kanyang tanang-panahon sa pamumulitika. 

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

PlayBack: MilesExperience - Anggulo (Music Video)

03/21/2017 10:29:12 PM

Every single time I have seen Jiggy Gregorio's music videos with either MilesExperience or Tanya Markova, he has this certain technique that has something to do with utilization of other songs, which can be right in certain ways as long as it relates to the project.

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

The Scene Around: TheSunManager Worth Album Bar Tour 2

05/01/2017 11:18:15 PM

After the success of the first/previous outing, TheSunManager had the second leg of her bar tour for album Worth held at Unit 27, still within the vicinity of Bonifacio Global City (BGC).

Monday, May 01, 2017

The Scene Around: Paranoid City "Metropolitan" Album Launch

05/01/2017 10:11:40 PM

Probably six years is a very long wait for any music personality or group to release a record comprised of a number of his/her works, especially original songs. And somehow, it was worth the long, grueling, test of time for eleven times out of ten.

This past Friday, though, was no exemption, as Paranoid City finally welcomed everyone to the place they'd like to be known as “Your METROPOLITAN SynthPop Destination.” Yes, after 2011's Viewfinder Dreams, the band just launched their sophomore album titled Metropolitan at SaGuijo, Makati City.

On Air: Indie Nation with BennyBunnyBand

04/14/2017 08:55:14 PM

Indie Nation premiered on Home Radio 97.9 during that early January; making it another item to join a trend of promoting Philippine music at this age and time. It's quite funny that it also marked the first time I dropped by on a radio station once again after a very long time. Well, at least to support my friends and this kind of scene as well.