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
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.”
Support OPM at Tiendesitas Summer Jam
20 & 27 Apr 2013 | 4, 11 & 18 May 2013
Tiendesitas Activity Center | 2pm Onwards
Checkout the best of Original Pinoy Music with the artists performing at Tiendesitas Summer Jam on the following dates:
20 Apr 2013
Performances by: Razorback, Trinidad, Kelevra & Gayuma
27 Apr 2013
Performances by: Up Dharma Down, Hidden Nikki, The Charmes & Maude
4 May 2013
Performances by: Tropical Depression, Color It Red, O.G. Sacred and FMD & Tricia Garcia
11 May 2013
Performances by: Ebe Dancel, Pancake 80, The Starseeds & Pintura
18 May 2013
Performances by: Pupil, El Kombo, Julien Drolon & Banda ni Kleggy
Sarah Geronimo, the multi-awarded recording artist and known as the Popstar Princess is this year’s MYX Awards’ Favorite Artist and her cover of Bakit Pa Ba won the Favorite Remake.
After bagging the awards on MYX and achievements, she’s been nominated in the World Music Awards, along with Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez, under three categories: World’s Best Female Artist, World’s Best Live Act and World’s Best Entertainer of the Year. Both of them will be under tough competition with other international artists. More abour Sarah Geronimo’s World Music nomination HERE.
Vote for Sarah and Regine in World Music Awards HERE. Support OPM.
With the success of her box-office hit movie with John Lloyd Cruz entitled It Takes A Man and A Woman, its soundtrack has been topping the MYX hit charts, checkout the video below courtesy of ABSstarcinema. Please continue to vote for it on www.myxph.com. It Takes A Man and A Woman is showing in cinemas nationwide.
VJP Spotted: The Pop Princess Sarah Geronimo
Sarah Geronimo live at the Rise Against Gravity concert
24/SG: Sarah Geronimo’s Dream Birthday Concert in DVD
Take a hit of OPM live in Teatrino with VIVA’s uprising recording artists: Miguel Aguila, Marvin Ong, Yssa Alvarez and Paula Bianca produced by VIVA Live (VIVA Concerts and Events).
Miguel Aguila: Soaring High
12 Apr 2013 | Teatrino | 8pm
With special guest Rachelle Ann Go and musically directed by Soc Mina.
Checkout more him on my entry: Miguel Aguila: Soaring High with his Passion for Music
Marvin Ong: Sigaw Ng Puso Ko
26 Apr 2013 | Teatrino | 8pm
With special guest Anja Aguilar and musically directed by Marviin Querido.
Checkout more about Marvin Ong:
Yssa Alvarez: In Full Bloom
17 May 2013 | Teatrino | 8pm
Paula Bianca Rocks Teatrino
18 May 2013 | Teatrino | 8pm
Checkout more about Paula Bianca:
For ticket inquiries, call Ticketworld at 891-9999, Teatrino Promenade at 721-2949, or VIVA Concerts at 687-7236.
No Ordinary Summer: A Cross Fade Initiative
13 Apr 2013 | MetroBar | 8pm
Performances by Urbandub, Queso and Franco with Salamin and Dhruva Tara.
It will surely be a No Ordinary Summer as this event features top Pinoy rock bands and artists: Urbandub, Queso and Franco in full set performances with their hits live at a mini-concert setup.
Ticket price at 500 pesos with a free drink. Early bird gets P100 discount for limited slots only. For more details and updates, checkout Cross Fade Productions on Facebook, email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +63916.312.2483.
Sa Wakas - a groundbreaking new musical featuring the songs of one of the most beloved rock bands of our generation, Sugarfree. Writer and director Andrei Nikolai Pamintuan and co-writer Mariane Abuan with the music beautifully arranged by Ejay Yatco, Sa Wakas promises to bring together the world of pop rock and musical theatre in one groundbreaking show.
A bittersweet love story that chronicles the end of one relationship and the beginning of another, Sa Wakas raises the timeless question of why relationships fall apart. How do you go from loving someone so much it hurts to hurting just to love someone? ~Sa Wakas, A New Pinoy Rock Musical
You might want to check the teaser here, video courtesy of Culture Shock Productions.
And here’s Ebe Dancel, singer-composer and the former Sugarfree frontman with the song Bawat Daan featurinf the Cast of Sa Wakas, A New Pinoy Rock Musical which recently premiered on MYX. Support Sa Wakas, A New Pinoy Rock Musical as they aim for a greater OPM appreciation featuring the songs of Sugarfree.
Vote for the song on myxph.com. Video courtesy of Culture Shock Productions.
Checkout a glimpse and the Sa Wakas behind-the-scenes, video below courtesy of Culture Shock Productions.
Sa Wakas, A New Pinoy Rock Musical will have limited run of 14 shows at the PETA Theater Center on the following dates:
Tickets are available at all Ticketnet outlets located at the SM Department Store Customer Service Area and at the Araneta Coliseum Ticket Booths. LINK HERE.
For inquiries and reservations, please call 911-5555 or visit www.sawakas.com.
MYX Music Awards 2013: An insight to my experience
by Ruby Alvez
“This is awesome!!!”
It’s the first phrase that popped in my head when I was finally inside the Music Museum to witness the annually held MYX Music Awards. (Well, minus the run-in with the security people. haha!)
I have never been in this “kind” of event, ever before and I was thankful that my friend invited me to come and experience it firsthand. I was truly hesitant at first (and I even mistook it for another day!), but then I thought, “What the heck, right? It should be fun.” And fun (and more), it is, indeed.
MYX Music Awards, already on its 8th year, is one of the music industry’s award-giving body in the Philippines, which honors the country’s biggest hitmakers — by giving the viewers the power to decide the winners themselves in 19 categories through SMS and online voting.
The theme of the night was the 80’s and it was great to see some of the artists joining the bandwagon and dressed up for the occasion, led by the VJs themselves who were, I must say, all fabulous.
Beatbox Philippines (who were such scene-stealers!), Yeng Constantino, Princess Velasco, Robin Nievera, Sam Concepcion, Anja Aguilar, KZ Tandingan, Zendee, Kean Cipriano and Elmo Magalona jumpstarted the night by performing the nominees for the Favorite Song category. We also got a taste of Abra’s rapping ingenuity by performing with Rhay Ty, Jose Amarra and Quest. And of course, a taste of the 80’s via the Neocolours and Menudo’s “If You’re Not Here” with a twist – not only on the song, but the hilarious costume as well – by Kamikazee, Hilera, and Typecast.
But the highlight of my night was the tribute to the MYXMagna Awardee for 2013 – Ms. Lea Salonga.
I had the once-in-a-lifetime chance of watching Lea Salonga when she comprised her role as ‘Kim’ in the well-loved musical ‘Miss Saigon’ when it was brought here in the Philippines back in 2001. The first musical I ever watched in my life. And the moment I became a fan of Lea Salonga.
Julie Ann San Jose sang “I Am But A Small Voice”; Erik Santos and K-La Rivera, “A Whole New World”; Juris and Richard Poon, “We Could Be In Love”; Nikki Gil, “Reflection”; and Christian Bautista & Rachelle Ann Go, “Sun And Moon” from the musical “Miss Saigon” were among those who performed to honor Lea Salonga with renditions of her popular songs and then came together to sing “Tagumpay Nating Lahat”. On a side note, it was delightful to see Lea giggling like a teenager at the sight of Christian Bautista and Rachelle Ann Go singing together.
The internationally acclaimed artist — with a 35-year career to boot — had this to say to those who aspire to join the music industry, “Have an effin’ time doing this. Love this more than anything else. There can be nothing else. If you have the passion, you belong here.”
Gloc-9 was the biggest winner of the night by bagging three (3) of the awards – Favorite Song (Sirena with Ebe Dancel), Favorite MYX Live! Performance and Favorite Collaboration (Sirena with Ebe Dancel). Sarah Geronimo, Julie Anne San Jose and Abra claimed two awards each, while Christian Bautista, Yeng Constantino and Daniel Padilla were named Favorite Male Artist, Favorite Female Artist and Favorite New Artist, respectively. Below are the complete list of winners.
It was a stellar night. A wonderful experience I would love to repeat. It may be lacking on some parts (more preparation, maybe? and better artists attendance, perhaps? But generally, I think it was a success. And whoever said that OPM is dead is dead wrong. It will never die. Seeing the influx of artists – the old and the new – still striving to contribute their earnest talents, I believe that the music industry in the Philippines has come such a long way.
Full list of winners:
Favorite Song - “Sirena” - Gloc-9 feat. Ebe Dancel
Favorite MYX Celebrity VJ - Julie Anne San Jose
Favorite Media Soundtrack - “Moving Closer” - Never The Strangers
Favorite Remake - “Bakit Pa Ba” - Sarah Geronimo
Favorite Guest Appearance In A Music Video - Elmo Magalona
Favorite K-Pop Video - “Sexy, Free, and Single” - Super Junior
Favorite International Video - “One Thing” - One Direction
Favorite Collaboration - “Sirena” - Gloc-9 feat. Ebe Dancel
Favorite MYX Live Performance - Gloc-9
Favorite Urban Video - “Gayuma” - Abra feat. Thyro and Jeriko Aguilar
Favorite Rock Video - “Huling Sayaw” - Kamikazee feat. Kyla
Favorite New Artist - Daniel Padilla
Favorite Mellow Video - “I’ll Be There” - Julie Anne San Jose
Favorite Group - Callalily
Favorite Female Artist - Yeng Constantino
Favorite Male Artist - Christian Bautista
Favorite Artist - Sarah Geronimo
Favorite Music Video - “Gayuma” - Abra feat. Thyro and Jeriko Aguilar
MYX Magna Awardee - Lea Salonga
The MYX Awards 2011 photo set
The MYX Music Awards 2012 photo set
More MYX Music Awards 2012 Happenings
Miguel Aguila, recognized as Hall of Famer with his three-time Aliw Award’s Best Child Performer, a young talent who’ll go beyond acting in his upcoming concert performance on 12 Apr 2013 at Teatrino. He’ll use his pure talent to help fulfil the dream as a recording artist.
Miguel Aguila possessed a pop ballad to upbeat songs in his self-titled six-track album he’s promoting, five of which are originally composed by prolific songwriter Vehnee Saturno and an Ariel Rivera cover entitled Simple Lang, released under VIVA Records. Buy the album, support OPM.
We’ve seen Miguel’s powerful performances several times with the classical pop tenor group The Angelos. He’s been part of Viva Records and Vicor Music’s OPM iLike Tour, a series of free musical shows held from October to Deceember last year at the malls nationwide as they offered a whole day of great discounts on all original OPM catalogues.
Support Miguel Aguila’s passion for music as he shares with everyone this next adventure in his career. Video invitation of the event on this LINK. For ticket inquiries, call Ticketworld at 891-9999, Teatrino Promenade at 721-2949, or VIVA Concerts at 687-7236. — at Music Museum.
Also checkout below Miguel’s music video of the song Sobra Kitang Mahal, his self-titled album’s single features model/actress and former Pop Girls singer Shy Carlos. Video by vivamusicgroup1.
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With my delayed posts regarding our Subic adventure, I’m sharing you this OPM song which tells the world why It’s More Fun in the Philippines. It’s More Fun in the Philippines is the domestic jingle of Department of Tourism’s campaign for the Philippines, performed by Jay Padua, a song written by Tin Sanchez with the music of Mike Villegas. And for how many times I’ve heard it , I remembered having an LSS for this song at the entire Subic trip. Video below courtesy of alexbam2006.
Every once in awhile we had a chance to travel, we make sure to learn more about the world and to slow time down. Travelling with friends has always been fantastic fun, it’s the best way to discover more about them and meet new people as well while exploring a new unknown territory. It reminds me of world class performer El Gamma Penumbra’s music video showing the beauty and natural wonders of the Philippines through the group’s shadow theater performance. Piliin Mo Ang Pilipinas was written by Robert Labaye and performed by Angeline Quinto. Video below by choosephils.
Also, you might want to appreciate Pilipinas Tara Na! which has 3 versions with performances by 57 leading musical artists and entertainment personalities, lyrics by Rene Nieva, Mike Villegas and Rico Blanco composition, arranged by Angelo Villegas.
Pilipinas Tara Na! seeks to encourage Filipinos to discover the pleasure of traveling the Philippines, see the country, learn about the people and experience diverse cultures that make the Philippines unique. ~Pilipinas, Tara Na!
Here’s the third version, video by pilipinastarana.
Ang galing ng Pinoy! Proud to be Filipino!
Checkout our Subic posts at www.foodiescape.tumblr.com, VerJube Photographics’ food and travel blog.
Dine at Subic post HERE.
Gloc-9, the multi-awarded Pinoy rap icon previously won 2 awards as the Favorite Urban Video for “Elmer” (featuring Jac Dionisio of Kissjane) and the Favorite Male Artist award in MYX Awards 2013, in case you missed it.
MYX Awards 2013 has granted Gloc-9 8 nominations in 7 categories:
Favorite Music Video, Favorite Song, Favorite Urban Video for the song Sirena, Favorite Artist, Favorite Male Artist, Favorite Collab for the songs Bakit Hindi with Billy Crawford and Sirena with Ebe Dancel and Favorite MYX Live Performance. Asiansation Christian Bautista received 6 nominations and other artists who received most nominations are Krissy & Ericka, Julie Anne San Jose, Sarah Geronimo, Abra, Never the Strangers and Callalily. Full nominee list HERE.
MYX Awards annually and continuously honors OPM. You can still vote for your favorite artists, LINK HERE. Voting ends on 17 Mar 2013. Watch the awards night via livestream at myxph.com on 20 Mar 2013.
With Gloc-9’s humility beyond the popularity, to show his audience the reality of life through his songs is his priority as he continues to establish his fast-flowing vocal style, he’s notable of becoming the most successful in the Phillippines under the hip-hop genre. He is now promoting his second collaboration song with Denise Barbacena entitled Dapat Tama, a soundtrack to the Dapat Tama advocacy of GMA Network’s News and Public Affairs group for the upcoming 2013 elections. It’s a campaign for FIlipinos to express suffrage rightfully. More about the Dapat Tama advocacy HERE. Video below courtesy of gmanews.
In connection with this cause, you can also checkout Gloc-9’s collaboration with rock band Kamikazee. Kunwari, also features Wolfgang guitarist Manuel Legarda and Biboy Garcia of Queso, timely for the elections which tackles about choosing elected public official’s wrong qualifications.
MKNM: Mga Kwento Ng Makata (The Stories of a Poet), his recent top-selling album, released under Universal Records, reached Gold status award. The album features collaborations with artists like Chito Miranda, Bamboo, Ebe Dancel, Jay Durias, Billy Crawford, Maychelle Baay of Moonstar 88, among others. More of his music videos below, courtesy of UniversalRecPH:
Sirena, his first single from the album with Ebe Dancel has more than 9M views!
Bakit Hindi featuring Billy Crawford.
Here’s the latest, Hindi Mo Nadinig featuring Jay Durias.
He is MYX Celebrity VJ for March!
He will be touring in North America with Parokya Ni Edgar this March 2013, checkout the following dates:
01 Mar 2013 – The Grove In Anaheim, Anaheim, Ca, U.S.A.
02 Mar 2013 – Scottish Rite, San Diego, Ca, U.S.A
08 Mar 2013 – Broadway Studios, San Francisco, Ca, U.S.A
09 Mar 2013 – The Vogue Theater, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
15 Mar 2013 – Stage 48, New York, U.S.A
16 Mar 2013 – Kool Haus, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
22 Mar 2013 – Copernicus Theater, Chicago, Ill, U.S.A
23 Mar 2013 – Garrick Theater, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
The MYX Music Awards 2012 Highlights (photo set)
MYX Music Awards 2012: VJP’s TOP 10 Highlights
“OPM MEANS Filipino pride. OPM means teaching, celebrating, moving, gathering and sharing. It’s about my story, your story, our story. Atin ‘to! It’s about us. OPM MEANS we are one.” It’s stated in this video featuring great Filipino artists in their love and advocacy for OPM, courtesy of Twinky Lagdameo.
Here’s to a great start for OPM this year. OPM Means is a movement in order to bring people together to rally their support for OPM Music. It aspires to promote Philippines music, revives the Filipino identity and educates about the brighter future of our music to younger generations in beating up foreign music more than our own. Support the upcoming projects of OPM Means.
OPM is the heart and soul of every Pinoy, regardless of musical influences. Let’s rally and be united to embrace our roots as it longs for recognition. We Filipinos as creators and supporters of OPM are responsible for encouraging, inspiring and caring for our own music, our cultural heritage.
OPM is alive! Join the movement. Support OPM.
Like OPM Means on Facebook!
Anong Nangyari Sa Ating Dalawa performed by Asia’s Acoustic Sensation Aiza Seguerra and penned by Jovinor Tan is the grand winner of the recently held Himig Handog P-Pop Love Song songwriting competition at the SM Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena last 24 Feb 2013. All video performance below is courtesy of ABSCBNOnline.
Board of judges include Jim Paredes, Louie Ocampo, August Benites, Jett Pangan, Olivia Lamasan, Freddie Agular, Cory Vidanes, Jed Madela, Freddie M. Garcia, and Sarah Geronimo. Chaired by the singer-songwriter Ogie Alcasid.
List of winners include:
2nd Place: Soc Villanueva’s Hanggang Wakas, interpreted by Juris Fernandez.
3rd Place: Marion Aunor’s If You Ever Change Your Mind.
4th Place: Domingo Cubelo’s Scared To Death, interpreted by KZ Tandingan.
5th Place: Julius James de Belen’s Kahit Na, interpreted by Toni Gonzaga.
Daniel Padilla’s interpretation of Jungee Marcelo’s Nasa Iyo Na Ang Lahat won the MOR Listeners Choice Award, Tambayan Listeners Choice Award, CD Buyers Award and MYX Music Video Award.
The TFC’s Choice Award belongs to Jude Gitamondoc’s This Song Is For You, interpreted by Erik Santos.
Checkout the rest of the video performances of other finalists below:
Ma. Fe Mechenette G. Tianga, Melvin Huervana and Joel Jabat Jr.’s Alaala, interpreted by Yeng Constantino.
Agatha Obar Morallos’ One Day, interpreted by Angeline Quinto.
Jeffrey M. Cifra’s Pwede Bang Ako Na Lang Ulit, interpreted by Bugoy Drilon.
Arman Villarta Alferez’s Sana’y Magbalik, interpreted by Jovit Baldivino.
Wynn Andrada’s Tamang Panahon.
All songs performed in the Himig Handog P-Pop Love Song were compiled in an album. It’s entitled the Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs CD showcasing these great OPM materpieces of the brilliant Filipino composers and interpretations, each with featured music videos, released under Star Records. The album is already available in your favorite music stores for only P250. You can also download it at iTunes or at mymusicstore. Grab your copies now! Support OPM!
OPM Means We Are One
22-23 Feb 2013 | Omni Aviation Complex, Clark Freeport, Pampanga
With Performance by:
Ogie Alcasid, Dingdong Avanzado, Joey Ayala, Ryan Cayabyab, Color It Red, Yeng Constantino, Ebe Dancel, Jay Durias, The Dawn, Gloc 9, Mike Kosa, Quest, AJ Rafael, Salamin, Spongecola, Juliane Tarroja, Urbandub, Wolfgang, Jessa Zaragosa and many more…