Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Pulp Summer Slam 2014: Children of the Damned

Words by: Manila Concert Scene 
Photos from Pulp Summer Slam Facebook Fan Page
Before music festivals were cool, Pulp Summer Slam has been bringing forth mayhem to Manila. As being the longest running and largest annual metal festival in Southeast Asia, Pulp Summer Slam has been a yearly event that true metal heads surely look forward to. Now on its 14th year, the awesome folks from Pulp brought in seven top international heavy metal bands to come and wreak havoc in Manila for a one day festival, which lasts for 15 hours from the opening of gates at noon to the close of the festival a few hours after midnight.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014


Best known for their hits Ho HeyStubborn Love, and Submarines, the band’s roots began in the spring of 2005, when childhood friends Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites began to make music and play gigs together around New York. After battling the city’s cutthroat music scene and impossibly high cost of living, the two decided to expand their horizons. They packed everything they owned and headed for Denver, Colorado, where they met classically trained multi-instrumentalist Neyla Pekarek, after placing a Craigslist ad for a cellist.

The American folk rock group The Lumineers will be performing in Manila on July 28, 2014 at the World Trade Center.

The Lumineers Live in Manila(CANCELLED)

Denver folk-rock band, The Lumineers, is coming to Manila for the very first time on July 2014. This will be their very first major show in the Philippines. Concert details as follows:

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Bazooka Rocks III

Pulp Live World brings back the annual indoor rock fest featuring some of the best foreign and local rock bands today! Bazooka Rocks 2014, the third edition, will be held on August 2014 at the SMX Convention Center. Full details below:

Friday, April 25, 2014

It's #VIBERACAY in Boracay Next Weekend

VIBER takes you to #Viberacay. After announcing the release of its iOS app to version 4.2, bringing a redesigned user interface for iOS 7 and is now available on Blackberry 10, Viber will keep its feet going to the islands of Boracay as loyal users will enjoy the vibe which only Viber can provide.

Rock & Soul

Rock and Soul with two of the country's biggest singers today: Jovit Baldivino back to back with Thor, one night only!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Live in Manila 2014

90s hip-hop/rap group, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, returns to Manila for a benefit concert happening on June 2014 at the Mall of Asia Arena. They will also be at the Wave 89.1's Urban Music Awards 2014. Concert details for their benefit show as follows:

Village People Live in Manila 2014

Over 100 million albums sold worldwide, 10 Gold & Triple Platinum albums and 17 chart-topping singles. Truly the world's #1 party superstars! Village People returns to the Philippines on May 2014. Event details as follows:


Recipients of the Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the one-of-a-kind Village People is set to visit the country next month for a series of shows.

An All-New Quad Core Telpad From PLDT Home

During the Bruno Mars concert, we kept seeing these Telpad ads all over the venue hence we got a little curious. What is this PLDT Telpad.
And finally we found out more about it.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Pornograffitti Live 2014: Extreme Live in Manila

Legendary hard rock band, Extreme, will be performing to Manila this June 2014 as part of their current tour: "Pornograffitti Live!" 2014. Concert details as follows:
As tweet-ed by Nuno Bettencourt(@nunobettencourt) of Extreme

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Gary Valenciano Soars in “Arise Gary V 3.0”

Words by Ericson Sayno
Photos by Kris Rocha (1st Night) & Charm Naval (2nd Night)

One would think that after three decades in show business, Gary Valenciano will just take things easy and let the next generation take over. If his “Arise Gary V 3.0” concert, held last April 11 and 12, is any indication, the supporters of “Mr. Pure Energy” need not retire as their idol clearly still has a lot to offer the public as a performer and an admirable human being.


Winning over 54 major awards worldwide including the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Awards, JERSEY BOYS is the most exciting musical package Broadway has seen in years.

Kuala Lumpur will welcome one of the most successful multi-award winning musicals in the history of Broadway productions, JERSEY BOYS, when this musical phenomenon rocks its way into Istana Budaya Auditorium Malaysia from 15 till 27 April. Seen by over 18 million people worldwide, Malaysians as well as musical enthusiasts in the region must experience the electrifying performances of the golden greats that took these guys all the way to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - BEGGIN’, CAN'T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU, DECEMBER 1963 (OH WHAT A NIGHT), WALK LIKE A MAN, BYE BYE BABY (BABY GOODBYE), SHERRY, BIG GIRLS DON'T CRY and many more.

Bill Medley and The Platters Live in Manila

Relieve your memories with these classic hits as The Righteous Brothers' Bill Medley and the world famous The Platters is coming back to Manila on May 2014. Concert details as follows:

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Concert Round Up: Mayday Parade live in Manila 2014

Words by Manila Concert Scene

There was a time back in the early 2000s when every hormonal kid in high school wanted to be in a band. The measure of cool was defined by the number of gigs you played in high school fairs and how many worn out chucks and vans slip ons you had. It was the golden days of ‘emo’ as they call it. It was a genre that was noisy as punk but less fuck you and more ‘please love me or I will bleed to death.’ It was a time when hipster was not exactly something you wanted to be and the closest to the Alesso and Axwell EDM you have now was Ben Gibbard and this dude who sent him beats via postal service to lay poetic narratives of love lost and missed connections.

There’s a lot of sub genres in the emo world. There’s the heavier and really dark emo bands and then there was the light and cutesy coming of age (also known as the ‘at the cusp of puberty’) emo genre sub group. Mayday Parade seems to fall right in between the two extremities which made them very popular to everyone back then and until now have still garnered a pretty good following all over the world. 

Teeth Reunion Concert

 Legendary Pinoy grunge rock band, Teeth, reunites for one solo major concert happening at the Metrotent in Metrowalk on May 2014. This will be their comeback concert and their very first show in ten years. Concert details as follows:

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Drink Up Philippines 2014

It's the ultimate drinking festival in the country! Prepare your taste buds for over hundreds of alcohol concoctions prepared by Manila’s finest bars, breweries, and restaurants, while jamming alongside live music all day long. Event details as follows:

Friday, April 11, 2014

When In Manila: Flashback Friday with the members of When In Rome

Words By Kix Suarez
Photos By Stephen Lavoie (

Last April 4, 2013, an intense Flashback Friday Party happened at the Solaire Resort and Casino’s Grand Ballroom. Together with DMC Philippines, Solaire threw an all out 80’s party featuring main act When In Rome. Neon leotards, mullets and fros, shoulder pads and spraynet were definitely back in style. British legendary new wave band behind the hit song: "The Promise", returned to Manila for an 80s throwback dance party.


Words By: Manila Concert Scene
Photos By: Nikko Martinez

It was a dance party democracy if we could say so, and it was the first time it’s been done. Close Up Forever Summer gave social media the power to vote on several elements involving the event, and the results were astounding. 

With every question supported by massive tweets plus every request pushed online – it was no surprise the event was on trending status for several days leading to D-day. 

As Close Up brand manager GemLaforteza shares “We decided with our followers. We gave people a choice between an Indie concert or an EDM party and the crowd decided they want to dance.”
And dance they did. Thousands of them. Thousands of them seen in their tents made by Globe, Greenwich andHavaianas. Thousands of them in their florals and their Go-Pros. 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Vertical Horizon Live in Manila 2014

American alternative rock band, Vertical Horizon, returns to Manila and scheduled to perform at Resorts World Manila's Newport Theater on June 2014. They'll be here to promote their 6th studio album, "Echoes From The Underground". Concert details as follows

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Wanderland Music and Arts Festival 2014

 The biggest music and arts festival in the Philippines returns for its 2nd edition which will be held on May 2014 in Circuit Makati. Wanderland Music and Arts Festival 2014! Concert details as follows:

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

All Night Long: Lionel Richie Live in Manila

Words by Kix Suarez
Photos by Kris Rocha

Last Saturday, while all the kids flocked to Makati for Close Up Forever Summer, the young at heart braved Manila traffic and headed straight to Araneta Center, Cubao. As the millennials raved the night way for their EDM fix, their parents, uncles and aunts, big brothers and sisters were ready to take a nostalgic trip down memory lane with the musical styling of the legend that is Mr. Lionel Richie.

The Lipitor game was strong as the Araneta Coliseum filled up quite nicely with the cool kids of the 70s and 80’s rocking their slacks and button downs and their wives in the latest Burberry and Rustan’s Resort line on point. Notable guests that evening were Bureau of Internal Revenue Secretary Kim Henares, Sec. Butch Abad of the Department of Budget and Management, Newscasters Korina Sanchez from ABS-CBN and GMA Network’s very own Mike Enriquez.

With no opening band, the concert starts promptly at 8pm. His band takes the stage while Apl D Ap makes sure the sound tech booth is under control.

G-FORCE PROJECT: Full Force in 2014

Great dancers and choreographers offer us celestial visions and perspectives.

G-Force’s Georcelle Dapat-Sy, a dance icon and artistic director of the country’s top dance act had proven and continues to prove that adamant moves on stage can break barriers and burst effusive fierceness.

For nine successful years, G-Force has been apportioning their followers a different kind of genius with pizzazz that the group can only give. The group had successfully aligned themselves with the biggest names in the industry making their grandstanding mark on the dance department. Having astonishingly graced ABS-CBN’s longest noontime variety show ASAP and other groundbreaking multi-platform appearances, G-Force went out of the tube to mount amazing breakthroughs and avenues – reaching diverse audience from numerous touch points.


Cornerstone Concerts presents
Jazzified: KZ Tandingan & Markki Stroem LIVE
May 16, 2014 - 8:00pm
Music Museum, Greenhills Complex, San Juan City

Friday, April 4, 2014

PBA All-Stars to play at Mall of Asia Arena This Weekend

Some of the Philippine Basketball Association’s (PBA) greatest will play at the Mall of Asia Arena and selected SM Supermalls  at the annual PBA-All Star Weekend on April 3 – 6, 2014. The weekend will kick-off with challenges where current champions Jonas Villanueva (Air 21), Mark Cardona (Air 21) and Chris Ellis (Barangay Ginebra) will be defending their titles.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

JESSIE J to Visit Manila, Sets To Perform at the Smart Araneta Coliseum

After numerous number one singles and a debut album that headed straight for the top, selling millions worldwide, show-stopping performances in front of a global audience of billions at the Olympics and extraordinary acts for charity that hit the headlines, London-born songstress Jessie J shakes up Manila in “Jessie J Live in Manila on July 14, 2014 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum presented by Midas Promotions in cooperation with Futuretainment, Inc.

Jessie J Live in Manila

Award winning English singer-songwriter, Jessie J, is coming and will perform to Manila for the first time this July 2014. Concert details as follows:

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

// T H E 1 9 7 5 I N M A N I L A //

Words by Kix Suarez
Cover Photo by Kris Rocha
Body Photos by Karen De La Fuente

From playing in basements, garages and dive bars in Manchester to now having the whole world as a stage; The fine lads of The 1975 did not know what to expect as they found their way inching their way through Manila’s hustle and bustle.