Mantis: Domino’s Electropop Domination
Lally Buendia also known as Domino, the sister of rock icon Ely Buendia, is gearing up for a return to center stage in the local music scene with a new studio album. Ten years after Fair Tales released under Viva Records, synthpop artist Domino was lucky to have worked with a motley crew of brilliant artists in the music scene - Ely Buendia (Pupil, The Oktaves), Pat Tirano (TOI), Jerome Velasco (Daydream Cycle), Jazz Nicolas (The Itchyworms), Mikey Amistoso (Ciudad, Hamlah+Gabi), and Eric Perlas (COG) who co-produced the album. Japs Sergio (Peso Movement, Daydream Cycle) co-wrote 2 songs and Aldus Santos (The Purplechickens) wrote a track and recorded guitars and vocals for it. Clem Castro (The Camerawalls) and Wendell Garcia (Pupil) also played on a couple of tracks.
Mantis is a 10-track, all-original album written by singer-songwriter Domino herself. She’s comfortable and confident singing her own songs that’s why she choose to performing OPM more than covers. The album is a proclaimation of OPM’s new era of female electropop which include tracks like “I Love You, But I’m Driving”, “His Song”, “Veil”, “I Die Each Time”, “Eight Days”, “Fairchild”, “Oath”, “This Furious Now”, “To Thunder” and “Dites-moi”.
Mantis’ first single, I Love You, But I’m Driving, video below courtesy of mcamusic.
Domino’s music is a fusion of everything, 80s electropop with jazz, rock, house and new wave, name it, it’s in the album. Hers was a music-i’ll-never-thought-of-liking-it but after listening to the songs live and the album, i find it very melodic, desirable and seductive.
I’m one lucky person to interview this shy doll before she made a splash with live performances into her album launch in SM North EDSA last 17 May 2013. More photos HERE. With her electropop reincarnation and eclectic musical style, she looks up to following the breakthrough success of Lady Gaga and Jessie J, an inspiration who’s exemplary in staging live performances. She also talked about the music she grew up with. Britpop Blurr was her music hero who’s popular also of electronic sounds. In OPM, she rediscovered her love for Itchyworms music with the band’s new album After All This Time.
Mantis by Domino is now out in CDs at leading record stores nationwide under MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines). It is also available digitally via iTunes HERE.
Support indie music at its finest in the 12 Stone Music Festival which will be happening on the following dates and venues:
01 June 2013 | Eastwood Central Plaza, Eastwood City | 6pm
07 June 2013 | Venice Piazza, McKinley Hill | 7pm
09 June 2013 | Lucky China Town Mall | 5pm
With performances by Kitchie Nadal, Barbie Almalbis, Rocksteddy and upcoming artists like Absolute play, Ruth Legaspi and Save Me Hollywood!
The Eagles are an American legendary rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1971 by Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner, set to release The Eagles History DVD which will also be shown in the big screen.
History of The Eagles is the iconic band’s acclaimed documentary, now available on DVD, Blu-Ray and as a limited edition super deluxe box set. This exceptional three-disc set includes History of the Eagles Part One and History of the Eagles Part Two, as well as Eagles Live At The Capital Centre - March 1977, featuring never-before-released performances from the Eagles’ two-night stand at Washington, D.C.’s Capital Center during the legendary Hotel California tour. Get History of the Eagles now in stores, online at Amazon and digitally on iTunes, along with all Eagles Mastered for iTunes studio albums. A limited number of T-Shirt bundles are available exclusively in the Eagles Official Online Store. ~www.eaglesband.com
Watch the History of The Eagles, the story of an american band DVD trailer below courtesy of polydor.
Follow the history and legacy of America’s definitive band, THE EAGLES, through the SPECIAL SCREENING of “HISTORY OF THE EAGLES PART I” on June 8, 2013 (Saturday), 7:00pm at SM Megamall Cinema 8 when you purchase any of the following “History of The Eagles” formats from May 22 to June 8:
DELUXE DVD with 3 FREE MOVIE TICKETS (PHP1750)
BLU-RAY with 2 FREE MOVIE TICKETS (PHP1500)
STANDARD DVD with 1 FREE MOVIE TICKET (PHP550)
Participating Astroplus/Astrovision branches:
• There will be limited movie tickets per branch; first come, first served. Pre-order the Deluxe DVD and Blu-Ray formats to claim your movie pass
• An official receipt will be issued to those who will pre-order the DVD/Blu-Ray at participating Astroplus/Astrovision stores before the special screening on June 8.
• Don’t forget to bring your official receipt when you claim your Deluxe DVD/Blu-Ray on June 8 onwards at the store where you pre-ordered the album.
• One (1) Deluxe DVD = Three (3) movie tickets | One (1) Blu-Ray = Two (2) movie tickets | One (1) Standard DVD = One (1) movie ticket
• Seats to the special screening are on a first come, first served basis. Gates open at 6:30pm. Movie starts at exactly 8:00pm.
See you at the History of The Eagles Part 1 Special Screening on 08 June 2013, SM Megamall Cinema 8, 7pm.
Sharing you one of our favorite songs by The Eagles, I Can’t Tell You Why, video by Sofia David.
Abra: The Next Big Rap Sensation
Abra is regarded as one of the Philippine Hip-Hop’s most promising emcees with his exceptional lyricism, extensive vocabulary, ingenious literary technique, speed and lucidity of delivery and fiery stage presence make him a force to be reckoned with the music industry evident in his guesting at Julie Anne San Jose’s It’s My Time concert held in Music Museum recently. More photos from Julie Anne’s It’s My Time Concert HERE courtesy of VerJube Photographics.
Abra performed freestyle rap and a rap showdown with Julie Anne in the concert. It’s an outstanding cover of Abra’s Gayuma with Julie Anne where fans were crazy over their performance. Gayuma was originally collaborated with Thyro and Jeriko Aguilar. Here’s a sample of the happenings in the concert, video below courtesy of wrangel15.
Abra’s Gayuma was a rise to success and has become viral with more than 21M views on YouTube, bagging 2 awards in the 2013 MYX Music Awards as Favorite Urban Video and Favorite Music Video. Download Gayuma on iTunes HERE.
Also, Abra has been part of Juan Dela Cruz’s OST, he performed Alab Ng Puso, his original composition, inspired with the conveyed values of the series which stars Coco Martin. Download the OST on iTunes HERE.
Ilusyon is Abra’s second solo track released under Artifice Records, a well-written song about the country’s socio-politics and a collaboration song with Philia vocalist Arci Muñoz. Here’s a glimpse of the video directed by Raymond Abracosa himself.
It’s still a dream come true for Abra as he enters into the mainstream, he is the newest addition to the Ivory Music & Video family. Watch out for his upcoming album soon as he dominates Pinoy rap and elevates the culture of hiphop. He is ready to make a name for himself and soon to become the next big rap sensation. I’ve seen Abra’s sincerity with his craft and I’m looking forward to more Abra collaborations with different OPM artists soon.
Support TRIANGULO, an Artifice Records production featuring Abra with Loonie, Ron Henley, Lyrically Deranged Poets and many more! Admission is FREE when you get to buy Abra’s EP (pre-selling), Homegrown Hiphop CD and Ron Henley’s Wala Pang Titulo in the venue. Support OPM!
Triangulo | 24 May 2013 | Eastwood Central Park | 7pm
Leaving you with Abra’s Gayuma courtesy of aabraaTV, halina’t mahumaling na sa love potion ni Abra!
Julie Anne - Elmo: Great On-Screen Performers and Musical Partners
Taylor Swift won 8 awards in the the Billboard Music Awards including 2 highest honors of the night: Artist of the Year and Top Billboard 200 Artist. She was the big winner at the Billboard Music Awards held recently, sweeping the top all-genre categories and taking home eight awards. Taylor won Artist of the Year, Top Billboard 200 Artist (her second win in this category in three years), Top Female Artist, Top Digital Songs Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album (for RED), Top Country Artist, Top Country Album (for RED), and Top Country Song (for “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”). Photo above courtesy of billboard.tumblr.com.
Her New Single “Everything Has Changed” featuring Ed Sheeran set to be release on June 3, included in the album Red which was released last October 2012. RED has already sold more than 5.8 million copies worldwide, including 1.2 million in the U.S. in its first week of release, music’s biggest first-week sales number in more than a decade. Called “the slickest, smartest and just plain best mega-pop statement of our time” by Rolling Stone, and “sublime….required listening” by Entertainment Weekly, RED set a new worldwide iTunes record for highest ever first-week album sales, and reached #1 on iTunes and national sales charts in 50 countries around the globe.
With RED, Taylor became the first artist since the Beatles (and the only female artist in history) to log six or more weeks at #1 with three consecutive studio albums, and she is the only female artist in music history (and just the fourth artist ever) to twice have an album hit the 1 million first-week sales figure. Taylor is Billboard’s youngest-ever Woman of the Year, holds the record for the most songs (11), to debut in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 in the chart’s more-than-five-decade history, and also holds the Hot 100 record for most songs by a female artist on the chart in a single week.
Taylor, dubbed “officially the new Mick Jagger” by Vanity Fair and heralded as “a true arena-rock goddess at an amazing peak” in Rolling Stone, is currently on the road with the North American portion of The RED Tour, playing 66 shows (including 13 stadium stops) in 47 cities in 29 states and 3 provinces spanning 6 months in 2013. Just last week it was announced that Taylor will take The RED Tour to Australia and New Zealand later this year, performing stadium shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, as well as an arena date in Auckland. Taylor will be the first solo female artist in twenty years to undertake a national stadium tour of Australia, with the last being Madonna’s Girlie Show tour in 1993. Due to strong fan demand in the initial pre-sales, an additional show has already been added to the previously announced itinerary.
Taylor, who writes all of her own songs, is a seven-time GRAMMY winner, and is the youngest winner in history of the music industry’s highest honor, the GRAMMY Award for Album of the Year. Taylor has an album on Rolling Stone’s prestigious The 50 Greatest Albums of All Time (by women) list, and Time magazine has named her one of the 100 Most Influential people in the world. Taylor, who is signed to Big Machine Records, has career record sales in excess of 26 million albums and 75 million song downloads worldwide, and has had singles top both the country and pop radio charts around the globe.
Taylor is nominated for two CMT Music Awards, which will be presented June 5th from Nashville.
Watch Taylor Swift’s 22 at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards, official video of 22 courtesy of TaylorSwiftVEVO HERE.
Related link: The Taylor Swift Fan Slumber Fest
Bayang Barrios: Malaya Album Launch
31 May 2013 | 70’s Bistro | 9pm
Support Bayang Barrios as she launch her new album Malaya featuring the single of the same title, composed by Popong Landero and arranged by Kakoy Legaspi, released under Mayumi Records. Video below courtesy of Francis Andrew Barrios.
Bayang Barrios is a Filipino musician who hails from Bunawan, Agusan del Sur, and is known for her use of indigenous instruments and styles carrying the harmonic lyrics and sounds of Joey Ayala at Ang Bagong Lumad.
Ipagbunyi Sa Buong Mundo
Awit Ng Mortal
Independence Music Fest
Tiendesitas Activity Center | 7pm
Celebrate OPM this June at the Activity Center on the following dates:
04 June 2013: Rivermaya | Oktaves | K.A. Antonio
05 June 2013: Jay Durias | Freestyle | Paolo Santos
06 June 2013: Sandwich | Peso Movement | Top Junk
11 June 2013: Wolfgang | Razorback | K.A. Antonio
12 June 2013: Kitchie Nadal | Barbie Almalbis | Paolo Santos
13 June 2013: Juan dela Cruz | The Jerks | Top Junk
Catch Barbecue Tayo Dyan, Sandwich’s Fat Salt & Flame Album Tour and street party happening on the following dates and venues:
17 May 2013 - Cubao X
23 May 2013 - Saguijo
25 May 2013 - Davao
Featuring performances by Bignay Sound System, Wilderness, Indie.Nial, Duster, Major Chi, Fying Ipis and DMAPS.
In Sales Street, Davao City, Sandwich will be joined by Gaijin, Turbo Goth, Tarsius, The Diegos, DJ Mon of Team Manila, Friendship Lagoon, Long Bond Yellow Papers, Skymarines, Lucas and The Sound of Go. Watch the video invitation HERE.
Tickets at 300.00
Sandwich’s Fat Salt And Flame is now OUT in your favorite record stores and also available for digital download at mymusicstore, LINK HERE!
Visit our post of Sandwich’s Fat Salt & Flame album launch HERE.
Julie Anne - Elmo: Great On-Screen Performers and Musical Partners
It’s great to see Elmo Magalona performing with Julie Anne San Jose once again in It’s My Time concert held last 11 May 2013 in Music Museum, but maybe not enough to satisfy fans who were always longing to see their performance together. They’re extraordinary, you can’t just ignore them live even if its your first time to watch them. It’s a night filled with music and romance which appeared very genuine on-screen that fans couldn’t contain, witnessed all their crazy loud screams and excitement inside the venue. They really compliment each other specially when they’re in element like in the Wazak Medley performance. My photo posted was a proof but sharing you as well the video below courtesy of MegaKath19.
With an outstanding musicality which ranges from pop, hip-hop and dance music to high-note showdowns, I’m lucky to experience the famous Wazak Love Story in a medley, originally a Shakespeare-inspired musical.
Here’s a sample of the Wazak Lovestory at Paty Pilipinas, video by MrJoshcon23.
JuliElmo started experimental and unexpected at the Sunday afternoon variety show Party Pilipinas and the GMA show Together Forever until it became really popular. They maybe young, but their constant togetherness on-screen, music and having a solid fan base proved great magic in this partnership.
Looking forward to the JuliElmo concert soon! Who’s with me?
It’s My Time concert is Julie Anne’s first major concert, carving out a successful career as a Certified Platinum recording artist from her her debut album Julie Anne San Jose. Julie Anne hailed to be the Asia’s Pop Sweetheart who’s celebrating her 19th birthday as she gives back the love she received to her fans.
By the way, Julie Anne: It’s My Time will be aired soon at GMA7, keep yourself updated.
And sharing you a throwback JuliElmo post, my first ever trending post about them, owing it to all their fans.
The Great Gatsby Soundtrack features the new music of Lana Del Rey, Gotye, Florence + The Machine, Will.I.Am, The XX, Fergie + Q Tip + Goonrock and The Bryan Ferry Orchestra, available in CDs on May 6.
The movie will be in theaters on 17 May 2013, stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher, Jason Clarke, Elizabeth Debicki, Amitabh Bachchan and more, official trailer below courtesy of TheHollywoodBird.
The Great Gatsby movie soundtrack encompasses the broad spectrum of musical styles represented in this energetic re-telling of the classic text. Drawing on his unique and unrivalled position in popular culture, JAY Z (with collaborator and the film’s executive music consultant Jeymes Samuel) has worked with Luhrmann and his team on the project over the past two years, translating the Jazz Age sensibility of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel into the musical equivalents of our own times, through the blending of hip-hop, traditional jazz and other contemporary musical textures. Luhrmann stated, “F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel is peppered with contemporary music references specific to the story’s setting of 1922. While we acknowledge, as Fitzgerald phrased it, ‘the Jazz Age,’ and this is the period represented on screen, we—our audience—are living in the ‘hip-hop age’ and want our viewers to feel the impact of modern-day music the way Fitzgerald did for the readers of his novel at the time of its publication.
The Great Gatsby is that classic American story of one’s introduction to extravagance, decadence and illusion. It’s ripe for experimentation and ready to be interpreted with a modern twist. This film’s vision and direction has all the makings of an epic experience,” JAY Z said in a previous statement.
JAY Z’s own “No Church in the Wild,” which he was recording when he and Luhrmann first came together, is included in the film, along with his original “100$ Bill.” The first single to drop is the hauntingly melodious track “Young and Beautiful,” from recent Brit Award winner for Best International Female Solo Artist, Lana Del Rey. Del Rey said, “It was an honor to work with Baz Lurhmann on his amazing adaptation of one of the most extraordinary books ever written. The movie is highly glamorous and exciting; Rick Nowels and I were thrilled to write the song for the film.” Moviegoers will also recognize a few favorites with a new twist, such as Jack White’s interpretation of U2’s “Love Is Blindness,” Beyoncé x André 3000 collaborating on Amy Winehouse’s “Back To Black,” and Bryan Ferry’s new take on a couple of classics: his own “Love Is The Drug,” and, with Emeli Sandé, Beyoncé’s “Crazy in Love.” New songs by Florence + The Machine, Lana Del Rey, Nero, will.i.am and The xx were written for scenes in the film, and appear on the soundtrack.
The full track list for “The Great Gatsby” standard soundtrack album is as follows:
1. 100$ Bill - JAY Z
2. Back To Black - Beyoncé x André 3000
3. Bang Bang - will.i.am
4. A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got) - Fergie + Q Tip + GoonRock
5. Young And Beautiful - Lana Del Rey
6. Love Is The Drug - Bryan Ferry with The Bryan Ferry Orchestra
7. Over The Love - Florence + The Machine
8. Where The Wind Blows - Coco O. of Quadron
9. Crazy in Love - Emeli Sandé and The Bryan Ferry Orchestra
10. Together – The xx
11. Hearts A Mess - Gotye
12. Love Is Blindness – Jack White
13. Into the Past - Nero
14. Kill and Run – Sia
Great Music is Timeless, checkout this video of The Great Gatsby’s featurette, video by WarnerBrosPictures. The Great Gatsby” follows Fitzgerald-like, would-be writer Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz and bootleg kings.
Checkout this album sampler courtesy of InterscopeGeffenAM.
It’s amazing how VerJube Photographics has become part of Manila Improv Festival 2013 press launch happened yesterday at The Aristocrat Restaurant, Makati City, we’re very honored to witness the Silly People’s Improv Theater’s (SPIT) performance live. I definitely appreciated SPIT’s improv sneak peek they’ve performed before us:
1. Name something according to the topic (Filipinos are proud of) given alphabetically.
2. Improv singing in a cool reggae beat, topic/wordings related to the previous activity.
3. Create a scene through naming a longest word + subject (something to bring on a travel) for instance: Nakakarimarim + Camera which created a very funny insightful improv.
4. Translated improv, acted out from Vietnamese to English with the topic, rice.
5. The voice of God improv wherein they accomodated a volunteer from the audience.
6. The famous Oracle who answered questions about everything from the audience.
More press launch photos HERE.
I’ve heard about vocal/music improvisation, maybe there are similarities, that’s my general overview. Checkout the vocal improvisation of MUSIKAbataan 2012’s Banjo Gonzales, Rafael Gutierrez and Enzo Mendoza HERE.
At first, I find it difficult to comprehend what improv is all about but after talking to the Artistic Director and founder Gabe Mercado himself as he greeted us inside the venue and explained the basics, history of improv and on how he rededicates himself into the craft inspired by his mentor, I become more interested and enlightened.
1. It’s 50% actor’s creative performance and 50% audience participation through suggestions which actor’s use as inspiration to create scenes, songs, stories and situations mostly grounding on truth.
2. It’s based on content improvisation within a structure, usually consists of formulated games deviced and culturally rooted, performed depending on the type of audience being performed to. It’s giving a story to movement or the art of weaving scenes into fantastic twists, a journey to move forward.
3. Its spontaneity brings out the fun of the on-the-spot creation. Provides unique, witty and entertaining experience theatrically, not slapstick. Great thing about it is that improv attempts not to make fun of the audience but still prompted a lot of laughter and rapport between the audience and the actors. It’s not the usual stand-up comedy routines and comedies on TV.
4. It fosters trust with a partner wherein it assures that every performers has to look good in every performance and building each other, far more important than stringing up punchlines and jockeying for attention.
5. It’s the ability to become what the scene needs to be acted upon, letting your body direct the act, going with the flow and getting in the spirit of play. Through workshops, improvisation skills can help you become more creative and innovative.
Meet the SPIT
The Silly People’s Improv Theater (SPIT) is Asia’s premiere improvisational theater group, considered as the undisputed and the Philippines’ best improv comedy troupe. They’re simply not just the young professionals of different day job categories but they are also the happiest awesome people who’s known for their smart and incisive brand of comedy.
They encourage more people to participate on improv. Their passion is to learn on how to take the art of humor very seriously, unscripted and unrehearsed. Creation of building the country’s improv community is the legacy that they wanted to achieve soon.
As they celebrate their 11th year anniversary, SPIT embarks on a new decade of laughter, innovation and socially-relevant performance art, takes a bolder step in sharing the art of improv to bigger audiences through the upcoming festival and this landmark partnership with PETA Theater Center.
The Silly People’s Improv Theater (SPIT) gang will be performing their roofdeck series in PETA on 15 & 22 May 2013, 8pm. Tickets are Php200 each. For inquiries and ticket reservation, contact PETA through (02) 725-6244 or (02) 410-0821, 0917-5765400, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Checkout SPIT’s weekly performances at Jill’s, The Fort Strip, Bonifacio Global CIty, 9pm shows. Visit www.facebook.com/spitmanila for more updates.
￼The Manila Improv Festival 2013
SPIT and the PETA Theater Center will be staging MANILA IMPROV FESTIVAL 2013: The 2nd International Improv Festival from June 25-30, a 6-day celebration featuring 10 different improv groups from all over Asia including Hong Kong’s 3 Dudes Improv and People’s Liberation Improv, China’s Beijing PLUS ONE, ZMACK, Beijing Improv and Xiamen Improv, Taiwan’s Taichung Improv, Japan’s Pirates of Tokyo Bay and Philippines’ SPIT and Switch.
Follow Your Feet is this year’s improv concept, to let the feet follow the heart and mind and to discover more about themeselves and the people they love.
It will be six days of improv classes, performances ranging from classical short form games to new and experimental forms, applied improvisation talks and a conference, tours and lots of improv friends from all over the world coming just for the 2nd Manila Improv Festival will be happening. It’s SPIT’s way of giving back the gratitude to all that improv has given them all these years. Checkout the video below courtesy of Spit Manila.
There will be one show each on June 26, 27, 28 and 30, while there will be two shows on June 29. Entrance for each show is P400, and will feature three improv groups for each set, performing a variety of long form and short form improvisational shows. The Manila Improv Festival 2013 promises more fun and exciting theater experience for improv enthusiasts and generally to people who wants a good time plus a chance to enhance improv skills. Sure you’ll get winning rave reviews after the show.
June 25 Tuesday
8:00 am-6:00 pm AIN Mini Conference Day 1
June 26 Wednesday
8:00 am-4:00 pm AIN Mini Conference Day 2
5:00 pm-7:00 pm Opening cocktails
June 27 Thursday
9:00 am-1:30 pm Optional city tour
2:00 pm-5:30 pm Public Program: Paul Jackson on Applied Improvisation
8:00 pm-11:00 pm Improv performances
June 28 Friday
9:00 am-4:00 pm Open Space Technology Workshop by Gabe Mercado
8:00 pm-11:00 pm Improv performances
June 29 Saturday
9:00 am-4:00 pm Directing for Improv Workshop by Paul Jackson
9:00 am-4:00 pm Introduction to Improvisation
6:00 pm-8:00 pm Improv performances
9:00 pm-11:00 pm Improv performances
June 30 Sunday
1:00 pm-2:30 pm Workshop Showcase
4:00 pm-6:00 pm Improv performances
For more details and updates, you may check out SPIT via
For ticket and workshop inquiries, please call Meann Espinosa (PETA) at (63 2) 410-0822 loc 14 to 15 / 0906-2115003. Tickets are also available at www.ticketworld.com.ph or at the PETA Theater Center.
Overall, it’s been a wonderful learning experience to meet these awe-inspiring talents. It made me so proud that we have them here in the Philippines. Support the Manila Improv Festival 2013, It’s More Fun in the Philippines!
It’s when after I listened to Popstar Princess Sarah Geronimo and Rock Maestro Bamboo’s rendition of this song that I appreciated it more than before and admired how Pink produced such great pop songs with rock music influences generally themed about relationships, breakups and the different stages and cases of love. I’ve been listening to her songs then. Just Give Me A Reason has its own amazing hook loaded with righteous raw emotions proving the song’s power to top the charts and iTunes as well. Click HERE to find more about the charts.
Here’s The Voice coaches Sarah Geronimo and Bamboo’s performance and good chemistry on ASAP stage promoting their upcoming talent show, The Voice of the Philippines. Video courtesy of Viva Ent.
The coronation of “Reason,” which pushes 3-2 on Pop Songs and 24-15 on Adult Contemporary and has spent the past two weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100, follows the No. 1 ascent of P!nk’s prior single “Try” on AC two weeks ago. Both songs appear on P!nk’s sixth studio album, “The Truth About Love,” which became her first Billboard 200 No. 1 in September. Full article HERE.
Just Give Me A Reason is Pink’s third single from the Platinum album The Truth About Love since its first release on Sept 2012. Upon researching about this song in You Tube, after listened to many covers of it, I stumble upon the Just Give Me A Reason Behind-The-Scenes video and amzed more about how they produce the intimate bed floating in the water scene. In the video, get to see Pink’s romantic interludes with husband Carey Hart, they really look very in love. Full article HERE.
So here’s the Just Give Me A Reason Behind-The-Scenes, video courtesy of PinkVEVO.
Pink’s “The Truth About Love” is a collaboration album with Greg Kurstin, Jeff Bhasker and Semisonic’s Dan Wilson, Max Martin, Shellback, Butch Walker and Billy Mann, Eminem and Lily Rose Cooper (a.k.a. Lily Allen) and fun.’s Nate Ruess, it’s peerlessly witty, endlessly melodic tour de force. Full article HERE courtesy of www.billboard.com and Billboard’s track-by-track review of “The Truth About Love’s” deluxe Target edition.
Pink Earns First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart! Download now via iTunes. Also, checkout Pink’s tour dates at The Truth About Love Tour HERE.
Just Give Me A Reason official music video has reached close to 100 million views on VEVO, here’s the video courtesy of PinkVEVO.
Pink has become one of the most successful artists of all time with three Grammy Awards, a Brit Award and five MTV Video Music Awards; additionally, Pink has had 19 top-twenty hits on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2009, Billboard magazine named Pink the #1 pop musician of the decade, and in 2012 VH1 named Pink #10 on their list of the 100 Greatest Women in Music. ~wikipedia
Aerosmith, the Grammy winner and rock band icon: Steven Tyler (vocalist), Joe Perry and Brad Whitford (guitarists), Tom Hamilton (bassist) and Joey Kramer (drummer) will be performing live! in Manila on 08 May 2013 at the Mall of Asia Arena with Pinoy rock band Rivermaya opening the stage for them.
Support rock and Rivermaya! Tickets: Call 470-2222, go to any SM Ticket outlets or reserve HERE online.
Rivermaya, the iconic and multi-platinum-selling band makes a local recording scene comeback with the much-awaited release of their album Panatang Makabanda, under Universal Records. The album is their first in four years and their first with Universal Records.
Rivermaya is now composed of Mark Escueta, Norby David, Mike Elgar and Ryan Peralta. Photo above by Universal Records.
Checkout Rivermaya’s album single Pilipinas, Kailan Ka Magigising, penned by founding Rivermaya member Mark Escueta, is reminder to everyone to go against crab mentality, and selfishness, especially now that another elections is within the horizon once again. Video by UniversalRecPH.
Pilipinas, Kailan Ka Magigising has been the group’s initial favorite, one of the band’s fun song to play live and a timely song for the upcoming election. Norby adds, “Hopefully our new record can take the fans to a whole new level and attract more new listeners to our songs and stories. We are all excited for what each of us can bring to the table, and soon to your ears.”
When asked to sum up his Rivermaya journey from 1993 to 2013 founding member Mark says: “One of my firm beliefs is that the best part about being a musician is the PROCESS. If you enjoy the process then all your gigs, songs and albums will be celebrations after a great day at the ‘dream office.’ If the process is messed up, many things can go wrong and it can even end up as a painful experience. It has to be good for everybody, not just one or two. Few people know, and I’m sure a lot of my fellow musicians will agree, that one of the most important things that keeps a band going is something that is not so musical in nature. It’s called laughter. A band that laughs together, stays together. Diyan mayaman ang Rivermaya ngayon, tawanan, pagkakaibigan at bagong musika.”
For ticket inquiries, please call Music Museum Ticketron 721-0635, 721-6726.
Ticket Prices: VIP - 2,200 | Patron - 1,650 | Balcony - 1,100
Callalily’s music can be categorized under the genre alternative-rock. With a hint of pop injected every now and then, their songs are easily appreciated by the public. Seeing music as a part of their lives and as an emotional outlet, Callalily writes songs that directly speak to the audience. Callalily is Kean Cipriano (vocals), Tatsi Jamnague (guitars), Aaron Ricafrente (bass) and Lemuel Belaro (drums).
The resulting 11-track album, Good By Sunday, is described by Tutti as 6cyclemind still heading in a pop-alternative direction, but with an added kick. The most obvious change, of course, is the singing, but it is evident in the album’s overall sound that this is a different 6cyclemind, as Tutti, guitarists Rye Sarmiento and Herbert Hernandez, bassist Bobby Cañamo, and even songwriter/manager Darwin Hernandez really readjusted their sound to perfectly suit their latest incarnation. And with former Protein Shake drummer Vic Aquino officially welcomed into the fold, 6cyclemind version 2.0 is bringing their new sound and live show to wherever there’s an audience eager to experience them.
Full articles courtesy of www.soupstar.ph.
Flower Power: Callalily’s Celebration of New Beginning
6CYCLEMIND: Good By Sunday
Rico Blanco Live!
12 June 2013 | Music Museum | 830pm
Catch Rico Blanco live! at the Music Museum on Philippine Independence Day and become part of the music history.
Ticket prices: Php1,300 (VIP) | Php 1,000 (Orchestra) | Php 700 (Balcony)
Tickets are available at smtickets.com (470-2222), ticketworld.com.ph (891-9999) and musicmuseum.com.ph (721-6726).
Check out Rico Blanco’s latest music videos from the album Galactik Fiestamatik courtesy of officialricoblanco.
Galactik Fiestamatik: Rico Blanco’s Festival of Music
Galactik Fiestamatik: The First OPM Album to Reach #1 in iTunesPH
Galactik Fiestamatik as part of VerJube Photographics’ Top 10 OPM Live Music Events of 2012
Rico Blanco at the new SMART Bro Pocket WIFI TVC