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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?

Saturday, June 02, 2018

The shouldn't be Curious Case of Unique Salonga, IV of SPADES, and its Fandom

05/16/2018 02:26:52 PM

It was a shocker in summer; the massive displays of 'wows' and awes in mostly disbelief. After months of speculations and turmoils in the process, pop band IV of SPADES has announced the departure of their vocalist Unique Torralba Salonga. The young kid was also known for being the group's rhythm guitarist – and perhaps the second (if not first) most popular guy among the quartet aside from lead guitar player Blaster Silonga.

Friday, June 01, 2018

Upcoming: saGuijo 14th Anniversary

05/31/2018 01:39:48 AM

SaGuijo, the known cafe and restaurant in Makati that provides awesome homegrown music, is celebrating its 14 years of existence. And annually, they staged a special evening containing some of the biggest acts in local music scene, with  a wide array of cocktails and delectables to compliment them all.