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Monday, December 31, 2018

The Rundown Slam: WWE TLC 2018

12/28/2018 10:43:49 PM

Photo credit: Still Real To Us
It was a rough year for the World Wrestling Entertainment, with the product seemingly went from bad to worse in nearly every pay-per-view (PPV) event – including WrestleMania. And its last gig for the year titled TLC is the last resort to redeem themselves after a year that saw Chris Jericho and Kenny Omega taking NJPW to the stratosphere, plus an independent wrestling show ALL IN sending a strong threat in the competition.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

The Rundown Slam: MWF 6: Noche Buena 2018

12/22/2018 07:50:19 PM

It was a Saturday afternoon full of sporting pride for the University of the Philippines. Earlier in the day saw the squad put up a valiant effort in a Game 1 defeat against Ateneo in the UAAP Finals, and barely an hour later, Manila Wrestling Federation staged its last show for 2018 titled Noche Buena earlier in the month at the Ang Bahay ng Alumni inside UP's Diliman campus. 

Upcoming: It's Time! The Paranoid City Farewell Gig!

12/27/2018 01:47:52 AM

After a long run that spanned for almost a full decade, Paranoid City is taking its final curtain this Saturday... or wait, is it really the finale of them all?

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

KMC, Impact Hub Manila stages Startup Summit

12/26/2018 09:44:07 PM

KMC and Impact Hub Manila, together with several stakeholders from both private and public sectors, teamed up to stage the 1st ever KMC Startup Summit held last November 2018 at Green Sun Hotel in Makati City.

Friday, December 21, 2018

The One-Day Creed in the Woods of Manila

12/18/2018 05:52:24 PM

It may then be a Holiday Friday for some; but for wrestling fans, 30 November 2018 wasn't just a Bonifacio Day of sorts but a special holiday as gaming vlog superstar Austin Creed, more known in the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) as Xavier Woods arrived in the country for a day full of interaction with fans.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

COD: The Return of the Comeback

12/20/2018 04:23:12 PM

It's 2018, you have been living away from your home for almost two decades; and all of a sudden, you waged a comeback in a snap – and just in time for Christmas.

Sunday, December 02, 2018

Jack Daniel's lights up new Holiday Barrel Tree at BGC

11/24/2018 07:13:22 AM

Jack Daniel's kicked off the Yuletide season with its tradition of lighting its iconic Holiday Barrel Tree last Friday, 23 November 2018 at C1 Park in High Street Central Square, Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Taguig City. The event saw the launching of Bar No. 7, the liquor brand's first ever bar in Metro Manila, as VIP guests, media personalities, social media influencers, and even passers-by look on.

Saturday, December 01, 2018

The Scene Around: BEKO Eat Like A Pro: The Cook-Off Cycle 2

11/19/2018 11:54:33 PM

Two months from the success of the premier installment, Beko Philippines staged its second cycle of the successful Eat Like A Pro: The Cook-Off this past November at Robinsons Metro East in Pasig City.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Upcoming: MWF 6 - Noche Buena

11/22/2018 10:33:16 PM

Manila Wrestling Federation, the country's fastest-rising sports and entertainment spectacle, will end the year on a high note as they crown its inaugural champion at the upcoming show this December 1st at the UP Bahay Ng Alumni in Diliman, Quezon City.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Dobol Standard En Human LEFT

11/13/2018 01:21:07 PM

(Eksena sa bartolina.)
Bitoy: “Hoy, hindi maktarungan 'to! Bina-violate mo ang aming human rights!”
Redford White: “Wrong answer. This is Human Left.” 

Naalala ko bigla yung isang pang-basag na linya ng batikang komedyante na si Redord White (SLN) sa pelikulang BESTMAN: 4 Better, Not 4 Worse.

Ang pilosopo, e no? Parang yung panahon ngayon na nananatili pa rin ang usaping “double standard.” Ilang araw kasi nakalipas ay inanunsyo ng Korte Suprema na guilty sa kasong pandarambong si dating Unang Ginang Imelda Marcos – at aniya maari na siyang arestuhin at perpertually disqualified na rin siya sa alinmang tungkulin sa pamahalaan.

The Rundown Slam: PWR Live: Shake, Rassle and Roll

10/23/2018 03:06:37 PM

Halloween came early in the local wrestling scene, and Philippine Wrestling Revolution delivered a lot of hard-hitting treats – and it came without any sort of tricks, except that Crystal-John Sebastian LQ that still entertained people inside the 500 Shaw Pavilion Event Center in Mandaluyong City.

Upcoming: PWR Vendetta 2018

11/22/2018 11:32:21 PM

Christmas wrestling is set to hit early as Philippine Wrestling Revolution will cap off their year of activities just five weeks before 2018 ends with their upcoming event called PWR VENDETTA.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Ampalaya Monologues' BITT3RD goes for a rerun this Sunday!

11/12/2018 06:03:52 PM

Just three weeks from the success of its previous show, Ampalaya Monologues goes for the rerun of its third-anniversary show this Sunday.

Sunday, November 04, 2018

Flick Review: Bohemian Rhapsody

11/03/2018 12:16:00 AM

I admit: I'm not a fan of this famous band. Though I like their music – well, sometimes. But I don't hate them either, and that shouldn't actually stop me from appreciating more of what they offer.

Saturday, November 03, 2018


11/02/2018 08:44:07 PM

Amidst the turn of events surrounding the two countries, the World Wrestling Entertainment still pushed through with its upcoming event called WWE Crown Jewel on Friday noon (or Saturday midnight Manila time).

Friday, November 02, 2018

Upcoming: RadioManila Kaibigan Mo Project 2

11/01/2018 05:19:45 PM

Fresh from the success of its launching, RadioManila will be having the second bar tour of its Kaibigan Mo Project to be held this Saturday at Cabin 420 in Makati City.

Thursday, November 01, 2018

Hoppler empowers brokers to succeed with new strategies thru its third Dialogue

10/17/2018 11:09:37 AM

More than a hundred people attended the third Hoppler Dialogues held 30 September 2018 at the Microsoft Philippines office at 6750 Ayala Avenue, Makati City.

Philpop announces Top 10 Finalists

10/22/2018 01:06:12 AM

From the pool of 30, the number of contending entries was now down to 10 as the 2018 PhilPop Music Festival announced its Top 10 Finalists for the songwriting competition.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Upcoming: INSANARA "Di Na Sana" Single Launch

10/26/2018 05:03:16 PM

Insanara will be launching their single “Di Na Sana” this Sunday at Motorista Bar in Quezon City.

Upcoming: Jack TV MAD Fest 2018

10/26/2018 03:30:59 PM

The annual maddest music, arts, and dance festival is back, and it just got bigger with more local acts headlining this event!

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Upcoming: Bitt3rd - Ampalaya Monologues 3rd Anniversary Show

10/25/2018 01:00:56 PM

Ampalaya Monologues will celebrate its third anniversary this Saturday with a special show at Green Sun in Makati City.

Upcoming: MWF 5 - Todos Los Wrestling

10/21/2018 09:40:39 PM

Expect another spooky Sunday ahead as Manila Wrestling Federation (MWF), the hottest and fastest-riding live entertainment spectacle in the metropolitan, is set to do its presentation in time for the Halloween.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Jon Santos' TRUMPERTE hits PETA this October!

10/17/2018 09:19:48 AM

After a successful run earlier in the year, legendary comedian Jon Santos will be staging a two-night only show titled TRUMPERTE as part of the Philippine Educational Theater Association's 51st Season at the PETA Theater Center in Quezon City.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Upcoming: It's Party Time!

10/17/2018 01:25:39 PM

Project 4 Productions will have a special gig this Saturday at The World's End – A Pub.

Upcoming: PWR LIVE: Shake, Rassle & Roll

10/13/2018 03:57:16 PM

It may sound like it was inspired from a famous movie franchise, but Philippine Wrestling Revolution's upcoming event, Shake, Rassle & Roll, promises to deliver some fearless rasslin' in time for the Halloween season!

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Upcoming: RadioManila Kaibigan Mo Project

10/17/2018 12:47:12 PM

RadioManila Productions is set to launch a fundraising gig this Thursday at The '70s Bistro; and it features a collaboration of an all-female group. Femme fatale as it seems, right?

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The Return Of Game of Trolls

10/10/2018 12:07:45 AM

“Martial law is the best thing that happened to the Philippines in 1972. We won’t be the developing country that we are right now if it wasn’t for the Marcoses. Learn your history,” says the social media account without a real name. 

For sure, pro-HR netizens will most likely flare up and go beastmode when they read statements like this. But before you run your savage replies and retaliations in the comment section, look at the bigger picture and think if “making patol” online will actually do anything good. Instead of retorting against these faceless mythical creatures who hide behind their screens and keyboards, why don't you log-out, take some time off the internet – or rather, your computers and mobile gadgets – and invite family and friends to go to the theater with you and watch A GAME OF TROLLS, as PETA's martial law musical for millennials – and millenials-at-heart, too – is set to return this October!

Segundo Matias Jr., launches the HIV awareness book Mga Batang POZ

10/09/2018 09:30:20 PM

Acclaimed and best-selling author Segundo Matias Jr., has launched Mga Batang Poz, his new book under Lampara Publishing House, on the 28th of September 2018, at the Precious Events Center in Quezon City. The event also served as a platform to promote HIV awareness and prevention against MSM and other high-risk segments of society.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Curtain Call: M Butterfly

09/29/2018 09:42:39 AM

It was another time for another run in Manila for one of the most resounding names in theater's running history as M Butterfly hit the stages of Maybank Performing Arts Theater in Bonifacio Global City. Inspired by Giaccomo Puccini's opera, the two-act play is loosely based on events surrounding a 1986 espionage trial about a my serious Chinese opera singer and a French Diplomat.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

The Fete de la Musique 2018 Experience

07/19/2018 03:19:53 PM

It's that time of the year again. The fans are flocking the bars of Makati, hearing live music for free and booze is quite virtually unlimited everywhere. And good times are rolling from afternoon 'til dawn. 

For those who aren't much aware, the third Saturday of June has been set for the annual music extravaganza called Fete de la Musique. And now on its 24th year, FDLM in the Philippines are on its largest self yet with 39 stages situated around Makati City on 23 June 2018, plus another set of main stages slated around Intarmuros, Laguna, and Baguio by the following week. 

And just like what I did in 2017, yours truly took an entire afternoon and evening to hover the city, talk to some of my affiliates in the scene, and witness some of the acts rock the stage and let the spectators be amazed.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018


09/26/2018 04:38:00PM

Author's note: attached hereby is the press release regarding the upcoming performance art "GINUGUNITA KITA" to be held on this Wednesday evening at the refurbished and historic FEU Auditorium. The staging coincides with the culmination of the art exhibit featuring 18 art works from inside the gallery organized by The Maningning Miclat Art Foundation Inc.

PlayBack: Truefaith - Sentimental (album)

07/19/2018 03:48:56 PM

It was a product that fans are waiting for too long. Finally, after nearly a decade, pop-rock band TrueFaith has released its new album containing newly-minted original songs and at the same time, potential hits.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Julie Anne San Jose releases Breakthrough album

08/29/2018 02:05:52 PM

It was the past month of July when known singer Julie Anne San Jose proudly released her top and first album under Universal Records called Breakthrough. 

Monday, September 24, 2018

The Rundown Slam: PWR Live: Way Of The Champion

08/29/2018 12:37:58 PM

It's probably stupid to write a review of a live show a month after, right? But pardon as so many shenanigans have kept from from writing a lot for the pas few weeks (hey, we even got flooded here). But shrugging off excuses, let's roll with WOTC and Renaissance. 

Sunday, September 23, 2018

The Rundown Slam: MWF Republika

07/18/2018 01:23:38 AM

Manila Wrestling Federation's latest event focused on three key stories: the seven sets of clashes to complete the elite eight competitors for the MWF Championship, finishing the unfinished business between Ho Ho Lun and Robin Sane, and (believe it or not) the growing global presence of Gus Queens.

Curtain Call: BINONDO, A Tsinoy Musical

08/09/2018 11:04:36 PM

BINONDO appears to be another kind of love-in-the-odds story where the obvious ultra-conservative cultural differences has hampering lovers, and we don't mean those usual parents-are-against-his/her-lover approach here, but of also how historical events such as Industrial Revolution and Martial Law has sting the characters and swing everyone's fate elsewhere.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Guji to launch music video for "Be Alright"

09/18/2018 02:39:38 PM 

Originals Only (OO) is set to launch Guji Lorenzana's music video for a cause this September – that is to fight against cancer.

The known actor and singer-songwriter will unveil the music video for “Be Alright,” a song Guji wrote and performed in aim to provide comfort and hope for the affected people of this deadly disease. The song was also made as Guji's tribute to his mother, who recently passed away to cervical cancer. 

Friday, September 21, 2018

PhilPop Reveals 30 Semifinalist Interpreters

09/18/2018 05:46:45 PM

Barely two months from the initial reveal, PhilPop has announced its roster of interpreters for the 2018 edition of the Philippine Pop Music Festival. And with the theme “Music. Powered by Pinoys,” the foundation keeps on growing to defy expectations by championing homegrown talents from various music genres and diverse backgrounds.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Alaala ng B-Side

09/17/2018 09:52:37 PM

Isa ang B-Side sa mga lugar na minahal at kinamuhian ko. Well, minahal dahil sa atmosphere ng lugar na 'to. Basta may mga ganap, mala-The Rock ang electricity ng peg nila. Talaga namang tinatao sa halos bawat sulok, at ang wild, pare.  

Friday, September 14, 2018

Samsung launches Galaxy Note9 with three brand ambassadors

08/28/2018 10:12:15 PM

Samsung Philippines launched its newest flagship product, the Samsung Galaxy Note9 on Tuesday, 14 August 2018, at the Marriott Grand Ballroom Hotel in Newport, Pasay City. The tech giant also unveiled its newest brand ambassadors Heart Evangelista-Escudero, Nico Bolzico, and Erwan Heussaff.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

PhilPop announces 30 semifinalists; Top 10 to be revealed soon

07/31/2018 11:01:24 AM

(Erratum: it is Top 30 OSR and Interpreter's Reveal, not Top 10. Apologies for the initial post.)

After missing 2017, PhilPop Music Festival is back this year with a bang.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Shout-out Naman Dyan!

07/06/2018 01:09:39 PM

Just when you thought na ang nagdaang linggo ay punong-puno ng mga balita na masakit sa bangs, nagkakamali ka. May natusta diumano sa social media recently dahil sa isang shoutout.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Anong Petsa Na?

07/17/2018 02:49:23 PM


Apat na taon matapos mailimbag yung mga artikulo na diumano ay naglarawan sa isang madilim na bahagi ng kasaysayan niya. Taong dos-mil-katorse noong nailathala sa website ng pahayagang Philippine Daily INQUIRER ang mga artikulo na naglalaman diumano ng rape case ng tatlong host ng isang premyadong palatuntunan sa panaghalian. 

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Brock Who?

08/10/2018 11:51:29 AM

Brock Lesnar has been the WWE Universal Champion for nearly 500 days – or for already one year and nearly 5 months. 

Now what? Well, he's already dethroned after SummerSlam, right? But imagine as if he wasn't yet.

Upcoming: PWR Renaissance 2018

08/25/2018 03:51:57 AM

Philippine Wrestling Revolution's next biggest show Renaissance is happening this Sunday, 26 August 2018, at the Power Mac Center Spotlight in Circuit Makati. And the show promises to be another packed one in the battlefield with two championship matches taking over the main event spots, plus a variety of bouts taking over the afternoon.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Upcoming: RadioManila 1st Anniversary

08/02/2018 01:54:13 PM

After holding numerous shows every month, RadioManila Productions will turn one year of providing spectacular live rock music shows and they are celebrating the milestone at the famous 70's Bistro in Quezon City.

Upcoming: Gee-Gee At Waterina

07/17/2018 08:36:20 PM

Artist Playground is set to open its fourth season with the company's first Original Pinoy Musical titled “GEE-GEE AT WATERINA” this August at their stage in Quezon City. The play will feature an all-new music composed by Jesse Lucas, choreography by Lezlie Dailisan, direction by Andrew de Real, and based on the story, book, and lyrics by J. Dennis C. Teodisio.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Upcoming: Macbeth Rockin' At The Park

08/02/2018 03:18:59 PM

Photo from their Facebook event page
In a world where live music mostly comes at night, it's a somewhat rare find to hear such in an afternoon – especially on a weekend. And hell, more rarely if it's held at the park.

Well, with weekend afternoons spent by a number of people at the parks, it's high time to witness a good kind of festivity there as Red8Music, Miyaw, and National Parks Development Committee presents a Labs Kita Sabado Event titled Macbeth Rockin' At The Park.

Thursday, August 09, 2018

Flick ReView: BuyBust

08/03/2018 02:42:18 AM

One of BuyBust's official movie posters. (Obtained thru IMDb)

We have seen a sudden influx of resurgence of action movies in the current landscape of Philippine movies since earlier this decade. For one moment we thought of kingpins and hoodlums being showcased (with a glimpses of glorifying) the reasons beneath the crimes; and the next time around we just witnessed a perspective-twisting kind of crime thrillers (hey, who said we need spirits and ghosts to create horror-like films?).

Friday, August 03, 2018

Upcoming: Moonlane Festival

08/02/2018 03:09:38 PM

It's an exciting massive all-day and night long affair as Orange & Lemons curated a music festival for the ages called Moonlane Festival. And it will be held this Saturday, 4 August 2018, at the Century City Mall in Makati City.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Upcoming: Ryan Ryan Musikahan

07/17/2018 02:01:32 PM

To end the month of July, Barbie Almalbis, Mayonnaise, IV of Spades, South Border, and Mojofly will headline a tribute gig to one of the known and loved personalities in the local music scene.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

PlayBack: Apartel – Guijo St.

06/15/2018 07:47:26 PM

Guijo St., appears to be the final single from Apartel's Inner Play LP. It featured Enzo Hermosa of CHEATS and Jermaine Choa Peck of The Ransom Collective and witnessed the entire collective on two different time frames.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

StopOver: saGuijo

05/01/2018 05:39:01 PM

You're not a gig goer in Metro Manila today if you haven't even heard of the word saGuijo. Or rather, if you have not paid them a visit yet.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Upcoming: DEKADA (We Are Imaginary's 10th Year Celebration + music video launch)

07/06/2018 07:17:58 PM

In time for the Linggo ng Musikang Pilipino, pop-rock band We Are Imaginary is celebrating its 10th year in the music industry.

The Scene Around: IISA

07/14/2018 02:05:43 PM

Two months prior to staging, I attended a press conference of this concert. It was the third staging of the famous triumvirate in recent memory of the local music scene. Three singer-songwriters that sent a full-flock of people coming to Music Museum twice in 2016, and the upcoming concert promises to bring a sound that is more grandeur, and a larger venue yet filled with intimacy – just like their bar gigs.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Riding Solo

06/20/2018 04:47:40 PM

So obviously, dahil sa isang malaking balita na bumulaga sa eksean nitong nakaraang buwan, kumpirmado na, magsososlo na nga ang bagong bata na hinangaan ng madla na si Unique Salonga. Kung maalala ng marami, siya ang bokalista ng IV of Spades sa panahon na umusbong ang mga batang ito sa eksena nitong nakaraang 2017.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Upcoming: PWR LIVE: Way of the Champion

07/17/2018 01:42:22 PM

A month from their last outing that has seen contendership tournaments, a stipulated matches and tons of perilous and hilarious surprises, Philippine Wrestling Revolution is set to return to the Power Mac Center Spotlight in Circuit Makati for another afternoon of world-class pro wrestling on 22 July 2018. 

PWR LIVE: Way of the Champion features three of the PWR's most-coveted championships at stake, including one coming from a shocking announcement during the promotion's previous outing PWR LIVE: RE5PETO. Plus, the continuation of the tournament to determine the #1 Contender for the PWR and AOW titles. 

PlayBack: Rob & The Hitmen – Ilusions EP

05/30/2018 10:26:34 PM

It's no secret that there are bands that sounded better when they are playing live than hearing through their own canned product, and one of this so-called half-fortunate/half-unfortuante bunch is the pop band known as Rob & The Hitmen.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

The Rundown Slam: WWE Money in the Bank 2018

07/06/2018 09:28:32 PM

Photo credit: Uproxx
It wasn't a moneyball shot. In fact, WWE's latest pay-per-view event was oftentimes a blunder than a spectacle as of late.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Upcoming: Saguijo Presents The Bloomfields, Sandwich, and Sud!

07/16/2018 10:57:00 PM

Thursday nights can never go wrong with blues and a whole lot of genres in the mix as saGuijo is set to feature a similarly triple-threat gig once again.

Upcoming: Kjwan XV Launch

07/16/2018 10:50:55 PM

They may be a solid force in the OPM scene for too long, but still Kjwan has a lot left in tank. While they toured around Singapore and Dubai during June and July, the five-piece band is set to launch the newest merchandise this Thursday at Route 196.

The Rundown Slam: NXT TakeOver Chicago 2018

06/26/2018 06:08:54 PM

Photo credits: Cultured Vultures
There's always a reason why NXT TakeOver specials are the WWE's top shows year in and year out (sorry, not even WrestleMania can top them now). They have a stack of stories that has got everyone glued to their seat. Hell, they don't even need four hours to produce a stellar show (not even five).

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Putukan at Supalpal

07/06/2018 11:59:10 AM

Wala nang mas malaking balita pa mula sa mga nangyari noong nakaraang Lunes. Ops, hindi ang paglipat ni LeBron James ang tinutukoy ko ha?

The Rundown Slam: NJPW Dominion

06/20/2018 05:09:00 PM

There's a reason why NJPW has been THE wrestling show as of late. Forget WWE for a moment. Even without the sudden jumping-ship by Chris Jericho, this wrestling promotion from the East has been producing stellar shows and a bunch of exceptional talents that we are now seeing in Vince McMahons company in the West (Thanks, Hunter and NXT!).

Monday, July 16, 2018

Bikers go the "Extra Mile" during the UD Trucks Bike Race Challenge

07/13/2018 11:00:27 PM

Last month saw the Filipino-Chinese Amateur Athletic Federation, together with its pool of co-presenters, held the first UD Trucks Bike Race Challenge at Alabang, Mutinlupa City. The event saw over a thousand bikers exhibiting the Going the Extra Mile Attitude as the accepted the challenge and survived the heat and race pressure en route to victory.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Upcoming: The Rest Is Noise 26

07/13/2018 10:20:14 PM

Event poster from TRIN event page
After nearly half-a-year from their last bar outing, The Rest Is Noise is back and a return to Route 196 seems a teasing step on what lies ahead for the music event outfit come their biggest shows later this year.

Friday, July 13, 2018

PlayBack: Veronica and I (self-titled EP)

05/22/2018 02:19:11 PM

It was probably a worthwhile wait for the real-couple Veronica Macato and Mike Ducusin, together with the band they formed called Veronica and I, to produce another product out of their love for music – and we mean a record; a five-track self-titled EP which was launched in October of 2017.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Upcoming: RadioManila Girls Night Out

07/11/2018 12:42:25 PM

Just a few weeks after its return to Makati and staging a different-than-usual gig, RadioManila Productions will wage its second “Girls Night Out” at saGuijo this Wednesday evening.

Saturday, July 07, 2018

Upcoming: MWF 3 - Republika

07/06/2018 12:20:30 AM

Event poster by Manuel Mesina III
Fresh from the success of its second show, Manila Wrestling Federation is set to return to UP Diliman this Sunday for the promotion's third #AksyoNovela episode titled Republika.

Upcoming: Final Round Promotions Night 25

07/05/2018 11:35:45 PM

FRP logo by Kenneth Sese. Photo from Facebook.

Final Round Promotions will throw a party this Saturday in time for birthday of one of its pioneer members.

Upcoming: March Of The Penguins 54

07/06/2018 06:53:11 PM

March of the Penguins will stage a special Saturday evening gig at Route 196 in Quezon City just in time for the celebration of 11th anniversary of the Pinoy Penguin Studio.

Thursday, July 05, 2018

PlayBack: Bita and The Botflies – Tagu-Taguan

06/05/2018 05:12:40 AM

There's a reason why this blues quintet had made it big time–well, as early as 2016. This song is has the answer to the 'whys.'

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Upcoming: Let Gravity "Defy" music video launch

07/03/18 10:06:48 PM

Warner Music Philippines and RadioManila Productions team up in a music video launch for Let Gravity's track titled “Defy (Never Say Die)” to be held this Wednesday evening at The 70's Bistro in Quezon City.

Sunday, July 01, 2018

The New Act to Follow

05/27/2018 03:21:33 AM

Just this past month, in a middle of the Bruno Mars concert, the said Grammy-award winning recording artist have noticed the potion of his audience seeing their cameras raised instead of just enjoying the live and raw thing. It was an interesting scenery and thought to ponder on for a while. And this, probably, has been a norm nowadays no matter how partly-distracting it may seem for both artists, performers, and organizers.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Upcoming: JLE Music LIVE #1

06/27/2018 08:49:48 PM

The one-man documentation guy organizes his first gig ever, and it's all happening this Thursday!

PlayBack: Carousel Casualties – Flats (music video)

06/05/2018 04:18:50 AM

Nearly two years after reestablishment, the first step that Carousel Casualties made is releasing their very first song titled FLATS. Together with five other songs, Flats became the band's first living testament of changing sounds through their first-released EP titled Madison – a derivative from the song itself.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Mano-a-Mano with Marc Abaya

06/06/2018 12:50:57 PM

It was a steady Thursday night at Route 196 where actor-musician Marc Abaya staged a bar tour regarding “Red Bleeds To Blue,” his first work as a solo artist.

Initially, questions pops up in the minds of every music aficionado who followed his work for barely 1 ½ decades as Abaya takes a leap of fate this year, and ahead of time when his band is about to hit Singapore and Dubai for the next two months.

Yours truly had a catch-up talk with the Kjwan frontman regarding his latest solo act.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

The Scene Around: Marc Abaya “Red Bleeds To Blue” Tour

06/05/2018 06:00:13 AM

As Kjwan embarks on a series of road trips outisde the country later this month, here is their frontman presenting his own kind of music as RadioManila Productions and Yellow Room Music Philippines staged a rare Wednesday night outing in line to Marc Abaya's new single.

Upcoming: OPPAg-alis, OPPAg-balik. Kim Hue Jin's send off gig

06/13/2018 01:21:17 PM

Goodbyes are always – and will always be – the hardest bittersweet moments anyone will experience. Or sometimes, even just the bit-assuring “I'll be back soon” counts there, too. And even beyond the usual family-friends-partner relationships circles, affiliations such as 'band members' arent spared from such gesture.

Friday, June 22, 2018

PlayBack: The Itchyworms – Sisikat Muli Ang Araw (music video)

05/22/2018 09:04:45 PM

The Itchyworms is one of those few commercially-and-artistically successful bands from the OPM band explosion wave during the mid-2000s. And now that we are approaching late-2010s and the young acts are getting more mainstream recognition, it's safe to say that IW is still standing there and has their sound evolved over the long course of time.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

“Unpopular Opinion” mo mukha mo!

06/02/2018 11:49:49 AM

Sa mundo ngayon, kahit sino ay may boses na at may karaptang maglahad sa mundo – bagay na ganun naman talaga dapat in the first place. Hindi lamang ito usapin ng bill of rights, kundi isang basic human right. Lalo nas't may teknolohiya, may internet, at higit sa media.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Upcoming: The Metro Fantastic record launch

06/15/2018 07:11:15 PM

In a wild Friday before the much-awaited Fete De La Musique, The Metro Fantastic will be launching its EP on 22 June at Route 196.

Upcoming: The Subspring Manifesto album launch

06/15/2018 01:04:37 PM

It's probably two years in the making, but indie-garage band The Subsrping will be launching – with formality – its debut album “Manifesto” later this month at Mow's Bar.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Monday, June 18, 2018


06/18/2018 05:54:35 PM 

Just a month after its biggest spectacle called Wrevolution X, Philippine Wrestling Revolution is kicking off its 5th year with a return to Mandaluyong City for its LIVE event featuring title defenses and a multi-man tournament for its contenders. The country's premier wrestling promotion also announced the newest paying method to get tickets.

Upcoming: Red8Music Turns One!

06/05/2018 02:30:32 AM

Red8Music is celebrating its first year in the music scene, and they will throw up a party for the ages.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

The Pre-take: WWE Money in The Bank 2018

06/15/2018 05:53:30 PM

Photo from Cultured Vultures
I used to argue with one of my friends in the music scene (who happens to be a fellow avid wrestling fan) in the past; saying Money In The Bank will be a non-brand exclusive pay-per-view event by the coming year.

Hey Cris, turns out you're right. Well, with the advent of having PPV events intended for both RAW and SmackDown divisions since post-WrestleMania, Money In The Bank certainly deserves a slot to  even be part of the major events in WWE's calendar. One briefcase for either two of the prestigious championships in each division (men and women) seems to be a right decision to convene.

Swept Away!

06/14/2018 10:41:17 PM

Photo from Cary Edmondson of USA Today Sports
Oh. Tapos na ang NBA Finals, mga tsong at tsang. At gaya ng inaasahan ng marami, nanalo ang Golden State Warriors.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

PlayBack: The Bloomfields – Panaginip (live performance video)

05/23/2018 01:16:20 AM

This year, the old school-sounding rock and roll band The Bloomfields have set their sight on putting up their originals once again. And before they unleashed new songs in recording form like Ilaw, the quartet has been taking their solely-done works with them during their saGuijo gigs, such as In The City, Express Highway, and this song.

Friday, June 15, 2018

The Scene Around: Orange & Lemons and The Bloomfields LIVE at SaGuijo

05/23/2018 09:36:03 PM

Thursdays are really meant for throwbacks and titos. Why's that so? Well, we have two of the widely-known bands of the 2000s played respective long sets for one night only in the famous music house in Makati City.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Upcoming: FRP Night 24

06/14/2018 10:24:53 PM

In time for a long weekend, Final Round Promotions will be holding a gig this Friday evening at Skinny Mike's Sports Bar in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City.

Catfight of The Year?!

06/10/2018 11:00:58 PM

Photo from MSN/LionHearTVB
Kris Aquino versus Mocha Uson? Fake news vs. Fake acting – well, sabi ng iilan.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Upcoming: 1998 (Meg's Birthday Gig)

06/05/2018 02:24:58 AM

Everyone's favorite poster-making girl is celebrating her birthday this month, and it couldn't come at a better time with a gig that she personally curated.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Upcoming: Binondo, A Tsinoy Musical

06/06/2018 10:30:31 AM

Synergy 88 Digital, Rebecca Chuaunsu Film Production (RFCP), and Fullhouse Asia Production Studios, Inc. present “Binondo: A Tsinoy Musical,” an original musical that depicts the lives Chinese-Filipinos.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Hanggang Saan Aabot ang 10K mo?

06/08/2018 02:15:30 PM

Nakakainsulto na lang palagi ang mga laman ng mga balita nitong mga nakaraang mga araw. May awayan ng dalawang kontrobersyal na mga pulitikang artista, may bangayan sa pagitan ng mga band, may tinira na self-entitled na poser sa social media...

At ito. Hanggang saan aabot ang sampung libo mo?

Upcoming: Teka, Akala Ko Rockshow?

06/05/2018 03:41:59 AM

If you think these rock music-catering prods can't do a different kind of gig, think again, because Red Ninja is doing the somehow or seemingly-unthinkable for the typicals.

Teka, Akala Ko Rockshow?

Sunday, June 10, 2018

The Rundown Slam: MWF Maki-Wrestling 'Wag Matakot

05/31/2018 02:49:26 AM

Since its reboot, the Manila Wrestling Federation continues to roll with new stories to tell as they positioned themselves as the new alternative theater spectacle in the country today.

And three months since changing guards and seasons, MWF was back at the grounds of University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City for its second show titled “Maki-Wrestling, 'Wag Matakot” on 27 May 2018. It was a Sunday evening filled with action and fun a bit fresh from its maiden event named Kasaysayan.

Saturday, June 09, 2018

UDD Fan Kuno?!

06/06/2018 08:41:23 AM

Hindi ako fan ng Up Dharma Down – o mas pansinin bilang UDD. At malamang aaminin ko rin na hindi ko ganun kagusto ang musika nila, maliban sa mga iilang mga kanta na naririnig ko ng ilang beses mula noong sumikat sila (and to be fair, magaganda sila – sapat para maging bahagi ng playlist ko).

Friday, June 08, 2018

Upcoming: R/IndieMusicPH 2nd Anniversary

06/05/2018 01:30:59 PM

Meanwhile, online community group IndieMusicPH is on its second anniversary, and nothing better to celebrate such milestone by staging a gig on a gig-packed Saturday this June.

The Scene Around: Summer Noise

05/22/2018 11:23:30 PM

It was six months ago when The Rest is Noise staged a Yearender show much earlier than anyone else in the gig scene. The program lasted for 14 hours and featured 22 musical groups and has drawn massive raves inside the packed Century City Mall. Imagine starting out with IV of Spades and end with Autotelic during that fateful and blockbuster Saturday.

Thursday, June 07, 2018

The Scene Around: Sisikat Muli Ang Araw jam party

05/23/2018 10:35:28 PM

It's been a long while since I made a decision to ditch the concept of me writing my insights about the gigs I attended. However, with the month of May turning out to be a memorable so far, I couldn't let some of these nights of times passed by without me blogging about it. After all, I have been recuperating from a lot of interpersonal fights.

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

PlayBack: Brisom – Siglon (music video)

05/31/2018 02:01:17 AM

Barely half-a-year since launching its first single off their upcoming album, Brisom has unveiled a new single earlier this year to back Balewala's success. And three months later, they unveiled its music video.

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Flick Review: Citizen Jake

05/31/2018 12:56:21 AM

From Citizen Jake's Facebook page
The motion picture revolves around the life and times of Jacobo Herrera Jr., a teacher based in Baguio City who's once known as a political blogger but slowly lost his sanity and turned himself into a psychopath without him knowing it. 

Monday, June 04, 2018

Upcoming: OPM Lives 61

06/04/2018 02:57:26 PM

After missing the month of May, OPM Lives On at saGuijo once again!

Na-JR Smith ka, dre?

06/02/2018 11:01:48 AM

Ito ang nangyari: wala nang limang segundo ang natitira sa fourth quarter, nai-tabla na sa isang free throw ang talaan ng mga puntos, nagmintis sa pangalawa yung kakapmpi mo at nasaktuhan mong nakuha ang bola – na sobrang crucial sa punto noon.

Ano ang gagawin mo? Hahanap ka ba ng espasyo at tatawag ka ng timeout? O magti-tip in ka o follow-up na layup o short-range na jump shot para makaiskor at either mapwersang tumawag na timeout ang kalaban o maghimutok na lang kung 00.0 na ang nasa timer?

O uubusin mo ang oras, na akala mo ay lamang kayo ng isa?

Sunday, June 03, 2018

The Rundown Slam: PWR Wrevolution X 2018

05/22/2018 01:03:37 AM

The Philippines' premier wrestling promotion just have their fourth season ended with a bang, and that's of course the biggest show they have to offer called Wrevolution X. Ten matches are scheduled for Sunday's gig, with most of them comprised of stories that has been driving PWR for nearly an entire year.

But the question: did they deliver the goods after weeks of months of buildups and breakdowns?