It seems like it has been an annual festival of music during every Philippine Independence Day comprising acclaimed OPM and local artists performing for a free party and freedom celebration. It’s a chance for us to be proud of our own music heritage, here are the list I gathered for this special presentation:
Rico Blanco Live!
Music Museum | 830pm
Tickets are available at smtickets.com (470-2222), ticketworld.com.ph (891-9999) and musicmuseum.com.ph (721-6726).
Freedom! Ely Buendia Live!
2/F, Newport Mall | 6pm Onwards
Freedom Ride! Freedom Concert!
A Campaign for Human Trafficking Free Philippines
Eastwood Central Plaza
Ride out at 730am, Concert starts at 930am
Performances by Up Dharma Down, Radioactive Sago Project, Noel Cabangon and many more! Photo courtesy of Dakila.ph. Free concert!
Bamboo Live!, an Independence Day concert at Food Street SM Southmall, 7pm. Free concert!
Bayang Barrios Live! (A Birthday Gig and Malaya Album Tour)
Conspiracy Garden Cafe with Noel Cabangon, 9pm
Independence Music Festival
Tiendesitas Activity Center | 7pm
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
Appreciate and listen to them live! So why not rock for freedom and support OPM? See you there!
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.
Ely Buendia’s Solocoustic… An All Acoustic Set
22 Feb 2013 | Hard Rock Cafe, Makati | 8pm
TIckets at Php800 only! You may contact Hard Rock Cafe, Makati at +63-2-893-4661 to 64or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support Ely Buendia’s new band album out now entitled The Oktaves!
Checkout our recent post HERE about Ely Buendia Sings His Greatest Hits Live.
The Oktaves, MCA Music’s latest superband, successfully launched their self-titled debut album last 17 Feb 2013 at the Glorietta New Activity Center. Headed by Ely Buendia (vocals/ guitars), one of the most influential rock icons in the country, the band is composed of musicians Nitoy Adriano (guitars), a legendary blues guitarist best known for his long stint with The Jerks, Chris Padilla (vocals/ guitars), Ivan Garcia (bass) and Bobby Padilla (drums) broke into the scene just a couple of years ago with their fresh take on rockabilly with their band Hilera.
In the launch, The Oktaves performed all 12 tracks from the album including their hit track “K.U.P.A.L.” and the new single “Paakyat Ka Pa Lang, Pababa Na Ako (video below courtesy of elyfer08).” Likewise, The Oktaves Album Bundle, which consists of The Oktaves album, limited edition T-Shirt and poster, was made available exclusively during the launch. Buyers of the album bundle had a grand time as they were able to meet and greet the band during the photo session after the show.
Here’s The Oktaves’ KPL, video courtesy of mcamusic.
The album deconstructs modern rock into a collection of songs which represent country, blues, and rockabilly with touches of everything else in between. It may be stripped down rock music but there is nothing simple about these songs. The complexity and depth of the lyrics and melodies show the experience and sheer musical talent of each individual member of the band.
Ely Buendia and Chris Padilla share singing duties where each vocalist sings the songs which he composed. Buendia lends a country feel with “Olivia” while Padilla shifts to blues with “Ikot”. They also each pen faster, heavier songs like “Gone, Gone, Gone” and “Hold on Tight”. The partnership between the two resulted in a medley of unique tunes but with a coherent sound which is reminiscent of the legendary pairing of Lennon and McCartney. Old and new fans including fellow musicians have been treated to several live performances in the past few months and the buzz around this band has been tremendous.
The Oktaves is now out in CDs under MCA Music at Astroplus, Odyssey and SM Record Bar. It is also available digitally via iTunes and MyMusicStore. The event was presented by MCA Music, Ayala Malls, Glorietta in cooperation with Red Box, Astroplus, Businessworld and Herword.com.
Catch the Oktaves at the Ayala Malls:
24 Feb 2013 (Sunday) - Pavilion Mall
02 Mar 2013 (Saturday) - Centrio Cagayan De Oro
17 Mar 2013 (Sunday) - The District, Cavite
24 Mar 2013 (Sunday) - Market! Market!
30 Mar 2013 (Saturday) - Harbor Point Subic
The Oktaves Album Launch
17 Feb 2013 | Glorietta Activity Center | 5pm
Get 2 entry pass for every purchase of The Oktaves bundle pack (CD, The Oktaves T-Shirt and poster) for only P499. Get 1 pass upon buying The Oktaves album with a free poster. Album and album bundle selling starts at 10am.
Oktaves is composed of Ely Buendia, Chris Padilla, Bobby Padilla, Ivan Garcia and Nitoy Adriano. Album released under MCA Music.
Checkout more about The Oktaves album launch guidelines on this LINK. Pls. be guided accordingly.
Checkout our recent post HERE about Ely Buendia Sings His Greatest Hits Live.
SMART Communications, Inc. elevates Filipino music through the new sound of Heber Bartolome’s Tayo’y Mga Pinoy featuring four of the country’s best OPM artists, a collaboration of OPM icons Ely Buendia, Rico Blanco, Raimund Marasigan and Barbie Almalbis, endorsing the new SMART Bro Pocket WIFI and united for OPM. With much stronger nationalistic theme, this cover version of the Banyuhay classic allows the younger generation of music fans to appreciate the song more which does not only promote OPM but also Pinoy pride. Video below courtesy of smartcorporate.
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Checkout the full music video now! Download the modernized version of Tayo’y Mga Pinoy via iTunes. Video by smartcorporate. (updated 27 Feb 2013)
Here’s the top 10 OPM live music events, covered and listed down by your live music photography authority VerJube Photographics for the year 2012. Click photos for the links.
1. Gary Valenciano’s On Higher Ground
2. Ely Buendia Sings His Greatest Hits Live! (A Trip Down Rock Memory Lane)
3. Yeng Constantino’s OK Lang Maging Single Sa Valentines
4. Rockin’ The Roots
5. Rachelle An Go’s Rise Against Gravity
6. Noel Cabangon’s Tuloy ang Byahe
7. Dingdong Avanzado 3.25 Tatlong Beinte Singko
8. Love, Baihana
9. Rico Blanco’s Galactik Fiestamatik Album Launch
10. Philippine Popular Music Festival 2012
Making more live music photos for 2013! Happy New Year peeps! ;)
Ely Buendia Sings His Greatest Hits Live! The Repeat
(A Trip Down Rock Memory Lane Once More)
26 Jan 2013 | Music Museum | 8pm
For tickets call Ticket World at 891-9999 or in this LINK.
Not lucky enough to watch the first Ely Buendia Sings His Greatest Hits Live! in Music Museum last 17 Nov 2012? Now is your chance to reminisce the Philippines’ rock icon’s hits once again! Checkout our coverage of the concert HERE.
Ely Buendia’s Ageless Harmonies in A Trip Down Rock Memory Lane
Ely Buendia is popularly known as the frontman of the legendary Pinoy rock group called the Eraserheads, a songwriter, a musician, considered as one of the most respected music icons in the country and currently performs as the vocalist/guitarist for rock band Pupil and the newest Filipino rock super group Oktaves.
Ely Buendia Sings His Greatest Hits Live! (A Trip Down Rock Memory Lane) is his most recent stage performance, backed up by a 15-piece orchestra, held at Music Museum last 17 Nov 2012. He performed timeless hits like Alapaap, Ligaya, Maling Akala, Overdrive, Wag Mo Nang Itanong, Wag Kang Matakot, Maselang Bahaghari, With A Smile, Tikman and Lightyears. Ely would have the whole audience singing with this notable songs. Magasin is finely arranged for the string orchestra and a well-love song in the concert. Video below by Qritiko.
Higante and Wasak Waltz are songs he collaborated with Francis Magalona, released in the album In Love and War. Santo, Over 18 and Wanted Bedspacer were songs from Ely’s solo project. Huling El Bimbo is the concert’s finale song where Ely got to performed with rock icon Nitoy Adriano, a former member of Filipino rock band The Jerks and Ely’s co-member in Oktaves.
Oktaves is composed of Ely Buendia, Chris Padilla, Bobby Padilla, Ivan Garcia and Nitoy Adriano. Watch out for Oktave’s upcoming album under MCA Music Ph soon. Checkout Oktave’s brand new song entitled K.U.P.A.L. (K.P.L.) and it’s now avbl in iTunes and in mymusicstoreph. Video below by MrNeilDC.
If you missed the Music Museum greatest hits concert, you can still watch Ely backed up by a 10 PIECE ORCHESTRA in Ely Buendia Live! at San Beda Alabang, a Grand PASKONG BEDISTA 2012 Celebration on 17 Dec 2012, 8:30pm at the San Beda College Alabang Gymnasium (SBCA). Tickets available at ticketworld.com.ph or call 891-9999. Tickets at VIP – P1,030 | Patron – P515 | General Admission – P309.
ELY BUENDIA SINGS HIS GREATEST HITS LIVE!
(A Trip Down Rock Memory Lane)
17 Nov 2012 | Music Museum | 8pm
Ely Buendia, tagged as one of the Philippines’ rock icons with his invaluable contribution in the local music scene, formerly the vocalist of legendary band Eraserheads and now the frontman of popular band Pupil and newly formed Oktaves.
Take a trip down rock memory lane and reminisce his hits from the Eraserheads days as he holds a solo concert entitled “Ely Buendia Sings His Greatest Hits Live” this November 17, 8pm at the Music Museum. Backed up by a 15 piece orchestra, expect a great night of rock only Ely Buendia can provide.
“Ely Buendia Sings His Greatest Hits” is presented by MCA Music. With media partners Myx, Jam 88.3, 96.3 Easy Rock, Manila Concert Scene, Business World and Her Word.com.
For tickets call Ticket World at 891-9999, SM Tickets at 470-2222 or the Ticket Museum Ticketron at 721-6726 or in this LINK.
Here’s some of his performances featuring songs Magasin and With A Smile in Ely Buendia Performs His Greatest Hits held in Hard Rock Cafe, Makati City last Aug 2012.
ERASERHEADS: The North American Reunion Tour 2012
Ely Buendia, Marcus Adoro, Buddy Zabala and Raimund Marasigan
Here is the complete schedule and details of the Eraserheads’ North American Reunion Tour 2012:
ERASERHEADS - Live in San Francisco!
12 Oct 2012
The Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave. San Francisco, CA 94101
Doors Open at 7:30. All Ages.
For tickets & Info: 415.374.6163 | 415.374.6163
Presented by Redcheese Productions
ERASERHEADS - Live in Los Angeles!
13 Oct 2012
Hollywood Palladium | 8pm
For tickets & Info: (562) 640-0746 (562) 640-0746 (714) 305-2731 (714) 305-2731
Presented by Rising Sun Entertainment
ERASERHEADS - Live in Toronto!
19 Oct 2012
Kool Haus, 132 Queens Quay East, Toronto
Doors Open at 7:00 19+ (ID Required)
For tickets & Info: 647.505.7644
Presented by Dumlao Media
ERASERHEADS - Live in New Jersey!
20 Oct 2012
The Armory (SRO), 678 Montgomery St. Jersey City, NJ 07306
Door Opens at 6:30. All Ages
For Ticket & Info: 551.998.6020
Presented by Nosaj Entertainment | www.nosajentertainment.com
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/363649533704296/
Read full article of about the event HERE by By Totel V. de Jesus, published in INQUIRER.net.
Here’s Eheads’ video invitation courtesy of Eraserheads1989.
Ramon “RJ” Jacinto is tagged as the Philippines’ King of Rock and Roll and his music has influenced generations. Legendary guitarist/singer/composer/music icon Ramon “RJ” Jacinto celebrates his 50 fantastic years in music with another milestone, an album entitled “RJ Duets.”
“RJ Duets” is an album of collaborations featuring top Filipino artist like Jose Mari Chan, Rene Garcia of Hotdog, Ely Buendia (Pupil and formerly of the Eraserheads), Raimund Marasigan (Sandwich, Eraserheads), Noel Cabangon, Nyoy Volante, Richard Poon and Sitti Navarro as well as international artists John Ford Coley of England Dan & John Ford Coley; John Gummoe of The Cascades, The Ventures, Marty Grebb and Dennis Tufano (formerly of The Buckinghams) and Bobby Kimball of Toto.
This 2 CD collections contains 24 tracks which are as follows: CD 1- “Nights Are Forever” with John Ford Coley, “Dreamin’” with John Gummoe of the Cascades, “Trip To Manila/ Manila”- a medley of RJ’s 1962 hit “Take A Trip To Manila” and The Hotdog’s “Manila” which is a duet with lead singer-composer of Hotdog Rene Garcia, the Jackie Wilson R&B hit “Lonely Teardrops” with Nyoy Volante, “Georgy Porgy” with Bobby Kimball, “Don’t Let Go” with Sitti, “Don’t you Care” with Dennis Tufano and Marty grebb (formerly of The Buckinghams), “Constantly” with Jose Mari Chan, “Rosanna” with Bobby Kimball, “One and Only” with Richard Poon, “My First Day Alone” with John Gummoe of The Cascades and “Sad To Belong” with John Ford Coley.
For CD 2- “Muli” with Sitti, “Bongga Ka Day” with Rene Garcia, “Sabi-Sabi” with former Eraserheads member and Sandwich vocalist Raimund Marasigan, “Nosi Ba Lasi” with Imago’s Aia de Leon, “Afterglow” with Jose Mari Chan, “Sugat ng Puso” with Noel Cabangon, “Ligtas” with Raimund Marasigan, “Hele-hele with Nyoy Volante, the carrier single “Presyo” with former Eraserheads and now Pupil vocalist Ely Buendia, “Missing You” with Richard Poon, “Hey Baby” with Dennis Tufano and Marty Grebb (formerly of The Buckinghams) and the live version of “Bulldog and Yellow Jacket” with The Ventures.
“Music is my gift and blessing from above. It has enriched my life and has gifted me with countless friends. The guitar continues to be my best friend and companion as I journey through life. I don’t know how how I can thank those who have helped me in my 50 year musical career and those who continue to troop to my Bistro RJ weekly for the past 26 years,” RJ said.
Truly this is one album that any music fan shouldn’t miss with its assembly of great songs and artists.
“RJ Duets” is now out in CDs at leading record stores and RJ Guitar Stores nationwide under MCA Music and is presented in cooperation with Businessworld and Herword.com. It is also available online via www.mymusicstore.com.ph - http://www.mymusicstore.com.ph/album/1015566/RJ-Duets.html.www.mymusicstore.com.ph - http://www.mymusicstore.com.ph/album/1015566/RJ-Duets.html. To download Ramon “RJ” Jacinto’s music on your mobile phones, text RJ to 3456.
RJ 100.3 FM’s The Greatest and Latest Faceoff (Listener’s Day for RJ Radio Fans) 21 July 2012 | Eastwood Open Park
A FREE CONCERT featuring the performances of:
Red Horse Beer Pambansang Muziklaban Grand Finals
28 Jan 2012 | Aseana Park, Macapagal Avenue, Paranaque City
Catch rock icon Joey “Pepe” Smith Live! with the biggest bands in the country like Slapshock, Greyhoundz, Kjwan, Razorback, Ely Buendia and many more in a one night concert together.
Rock the night away with the Red Horse Beer Pambansang Muziklaban Grand Finalists: Curbside (Manila), David vs. Goliath (Davao City), Leviticus (Cebu City), Mind of Clay (Legaspi City) and Zephaniah (Baguio City).
Entrance: P50.00 plus 1 FREE Red Horse Beer
Contact Jelle @ 632-2226 or Au @ 632-3367.