Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Trending: Music & Magic The Reunion

The reunion is an event to look forward to because it brings back the original members of Music & Magic: Hector Pedero, Toto Gentica, Butch Elizalde, Jet Montelibano, Nonoy Mendoza, Fe delos Reyes, Kuh Ledesma, Angeli Pangilinan and Eva Caparas. Event details as follows:

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

2014 DMC PHILIPPINES: DJ Championship Philippine Finals on August 24!

This coming Sunday, August 24, the country’s best turntable masters will battle it out once again for the right to represent the country on October 5 at the FORUM in LONDON.

The Philippine DJ COMPETITION, billed as the 2014 DMC World DJ Championships Philippine Finals, will be held on August 24. Sunday,  at ECLIPSE of SOLAIRE Resort & Casino. Eliminations starts at 4pm and FINALS at 7:30pm

Monday, August 18, 2014

Catch Echosmith Live at the Venice Piazza at McKinley Hill

Music fans can look forward to another fantastic musical event this August as Megaworld Lifestyle Malls bring American alternative pop band Echosmith live!


The long wait is over. The one and only, Mariah Carey, is bringing her “Me. I Am Mariah. World Tour” to Manila on October 28 at the Mall of Asia Arena. The pop diva will kick-off her world tour in Asia that will include the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, China and Japan.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Chvrches Live in Manila

 Scottish electronic/synthpop band, Chvrches, will perform for the very first time in Manila. The group consists of Lauren Mayberry, Iain Cook and Martin Doherty. They're here to promote their debut album, The Bones Of What You Believe. CHVRCHES LIVE! at the Samsung Hall in SM Aura this November. More event details below:

What It Is To Burn: Finch live In Manila

Words by: Enrico Suarez

There are wounds that will never heal. Youth will never truly fade and our constant yearning for nostalgia will always and forever be in our bones. We are after all, sentimental beings. We feed on emotion, feed on feelings. It was in high school that I, pre pubescent and very very angry at the world, first found out about Finch. Back then, Internet was still slow (yes, it was worse back then) but Victory, Vagrant, Drive Thru records seemed to be all the rave at school.  Rare sightings of CDs from those labels at record stores at the mall were automatically picked up however jacked up the prices were back then. Tower Records was heaven. It was a candy store for us hormone raged and quite lonely bros.


I remember giving the CD to the person at the listening booth and asking them if I could check it out. They were quite hesitant to let me hear it because they doubted my buying power since I was all cladded up in emo wear; mismatched slip-ons, ripped skinny jeans and a black Dashboard Confessional knock off shirt from Recto. Fortunately, they let it play and when that first track started blasting off the store’s speakers, I was hooked. For the unfortunate few who probably haven’t heard of this band, Finch is an American post-hardcore band from Temecula, California. The band released an EP Falling Into Place and two full-length albums, What It Is to Burn andSay Hello to Sunshine before declaring a hiatus in 2006. Finch reformed in 2007, playing a reunion show on November 23 at the Glasshouse in Pomona, California. They released a self-titled EP a year later, and were in the process of writing their third studio album when they disbanded in late 2010. After playing a group of shows commemorating the ten-year anniversary ofWhat It Is to Burn in 2012, Finch signed with Razor & Tie in 2014 and revealed that they were working on a new studio album.


And though it took over a decade for it to happen, Finch took to the Skydome armed with new and old anthems playing to an emotionally secured wizened crowd. The riot that was opened with New Beginnings and was followed with a classic anthem from their first album Letters to You. They didn’t waste anytime and got to performing Post Script,InkGrey MatterPerfection Through Silence,Anywhere but HereWithout You HereA Piece of MindStay With MeTwo Guns to the TempleInsomniatic MeatUntitled andEnder. 


By this point the crowd was restless. Theband couldn’t leave without playing THE anthem the audience thought collectively. The song that opened with every bit of bottled up anger breaking free. The song that made boys cry and girls slash their wrists and black their eyes. That one song that got kids scolded for being played too loud. That one song that screams through speakers and asks, WHAT IT IS TO BURN?The band gets back on stage but doesn’t just play that. They play three more songs. Worms of the EarthBitemarks and Bloodstains and Three Simple Words. To close, they leave with THE song. The synths sound right, the cry of the guitar feels stabbingly good and the famous first growl made the ground shake. What It is to Burn, ladies and gentlemen--still sounds as painful as the first time I ever heard it. Truly, it was a surreal treat. Many thanks to the good people at Pulp for continuously bringing in acts for the love of rock n roll. We definitely can’t wait for Bazooka Rocks at the end of this month.

Thursday, August 14, 2014


Shane Filan, former front man of the super group and worldwide phenomenon Westlife fulfills a promise he made to Filipino fans last year, as he holds his much-awaited solo concert on October 1, 2014 at the World Trade Center Manila.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Disney's Beauty and the Beast 2015

Disney Theatrical Productions, NETworks, Broadway Entertainment Group, and Ovation Productions will present the first International Tour of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast in celebration of the  production’s 20th anniversary. More details below:

Cut/Copy coming to the Philippines this September.

Cut/Copy, a band founded in 2001 in Melbourne, Australia was initially a solo project of Dan Whitford (now still the frontman), a DJ and graphic designer by profession. In the mainstream consciousness, its most notable achievement was being nominated for a Grammy in 2012 for Best Dance/Electronica Album for Zonoscope.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Every Road Promo Tour: Orianthi Live in Manila

Rock musician/guitarist, Orianthi will be having a series of shows in Manila this August 2014. This will be her first time to perform in the Philippines. Event details below:

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