Friday, August 29, 2014

Hi-5 returns to Manila with its biggest concert ever!

After 2 sold out shows, Hi-5 Operations and Vivre Fort Entertainment is proud to bring back Hi-5 in Manila with a brand new live stage show entitled “Hi-5 House Hits!”. Presented by HSBC and Magnolia Chocolait, Hi-5 House Hits! will be held at the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resorts World Manila from December 19 to 21, 2014, with 8 performances currently on sale.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Mariah Carey is coming back to Manila For The Elusive Chanteuse Show

That's one sentence we're sure the diva's legions of fans in the country have been waiting for to read. The last time the singer-songwriter was in the country for a concert was in November 2003—eleven years ago.

For the hardcore fans (which Mariah affectionately calls the “lambs,” before giving names to fans became cool), seeing her perform for the first time in '03 was a dream come true. But many wondered if they will ever see the “elusive chanteuse” on Philippine soil again.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Disney Live! Three Classic Fairy Tales

Join Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy as they bring the timeless fairytale adventures of Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to life. Disney Live! Three Classic Fairy Tales comes to Manila this September 2014 at the Mall of Asia Arena! More event details below:

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:

Artifice Unplugged: The Other Side of Hiphop

Over the past few years, the Filipino hiphop scene has been thriving and has continued to succeed. From regional shows to TV shows, blockbuster albums to impressive music videos and chart-topping songs—Pinoy hiphop has truly become an influential aspect for the youth and the choice of music for many. On August 16, 2014, Artifice Records proudly presents “Artifice Unplugged”. This much-awaited show brings you the nation’s biggest hiphop acts in one huge stage at the legendary Music Museum.

The Elusive Chanteuse Show: Mariah Carey Live in Manila 2014

One of the best-selling music artists of all time, pop superstar, Mariah Carey returns to Manila as part of her The Elusive Chanteuse Show which will be held this coming October 2014. This will be her second Manila show after her successful Charmbracelet World Tour: Manila in November 2003. Event details below:

Arise Gary V 3.0 THE REPEAT

Words by Manila Concert Scene
Photos by Kris Rocha

Last Saturday, August 2nd, we were again showcased a full array of energetic performances by Mr. Pure Energy himself, Gary V. It was a repeat of his April concert to commemorate his 30th year in the industry. Right from the get go, he was able to energize the crowd with his classic dance moves and his timeless hits.

The almost three hour spectacle showcased a glimpse of his music throughout 30 years, the phases he went through with his music, and his evolution to appeal to the younger generation. His versatility and impressive musicality is what made him as an artist and what keeps him in the business. He is the ultimate showman.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Echosmith Live at Venice Piazza

American indie-pop band, Echosmith will perform at the Venice Piazza in McKinley Hills three days before their Bazooka Rocks 3 appearance. More event details below.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Living In The Wonder: Tommy Walker Live in Manila

American worship leader, Tommy Walker, will perform for the first time at the Mall of Asia Arena on November 2014. Some of Walker's most well-known songs are “No Greater Love,” “Mourning Into Dancing,” “He Knows My Name", and “That’s Why We Praise Him". More details of the event below.

An Evening with the One and Only JOHN LEGEND in Manila

Everyone who comes across the song “All of Me” is inevitably bound to sing the song that peaked #1 on the iTunes and the Billboard Hot 100. With its saccharine lyrics and catchy melody, fastened with John Legend’s magnetic and powerful voice, “All of Me” effectively captivated the hearts of many and rendered itself a timeless love song. This September 26, critically acclaimed and multi-awarded singer-songwriter, John Legend, comes to Manila for his much-awaited “All Of Me World Tour”.