Friday, August 31, 2012

THE WANTED - Presented with a Triple Platinum Award in the US

UK’s most popular boy band, THE WANTED, was presented with a Triple Platinum award in the US for their #1 single “Glad You Came” on August 22.The band have enjoyed global success with over five million singles and one million albums sold, with six UK top five singles, two of which hit the #1 spot in the UK charts. The TW Fanmily or TW Fanmilya in the Philippines (teenage fans of The Wanted) have hyped up the band through social networks, with 224 million views on You Tube/Vevo, over 2.3 Facebook likes and over one million Twitter followers worldwide.Well done, The Wanted!

Creed Live in Manila

The band behind the smashing hit songs: "My Sacrifice", "With Arms Wide Open", "What's This Life For" and "What If", American hard rock band, Creed, will rock Manila for the first time this November 2012

Dance Again World Tour: Jennifer Lopez Live in Manila

International recording artist, Jennifer Lopez, is coming to the Philippines for the first time in a one night only show at the MOA Arena on November 2012 in part of the Dance Again World Tour.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Concerts at the Araneta Coliseum - 2011

An ultimate MCS flashback! Check out the list of concerts held at the Araneta Coliseum/Smart Araneta Coliseum - year 2011. Yes, you heard it right! 2011 concerts, here we go.

MCS Contest: Meet and Greet passes for The Wanted Live in Manila

Manila Concert Scene presents Meet and Greet contest for The Wanted Live in Manila!

Do you want to meet The Wanted? Here’s your chance to meet and greet Max, Jay, Siva, Tom and Nathan in person! This is open to all ticket-holders for The Wanted Live in Manila concert

Monday, August 27, 2012

All For Nothing Live in Manila

Female fronted hardcore band from the Netherlands, All For Nothing, are coming to Manila this September for the first time. Ready to rock, Manila for All For Nothing!

Steve Aoki Live in Manila 2012

One of the best American electro-house DJ, Steve Aoki, is back to Manila for a one-night-only dance party at the Republiq this October.

Dolphy Alay Tawa: Musical Tribute Show

Kapamilya, Kapuso, Kapatid, sama-samang magbibigay saya! A musical tribute to Dolphy, Philippines' KING of Comedy. Tribute show on September 2012 at the MOA Arena.

Silver: Regine Velasquez Anniversary Concert

Asia's songbird, Ms. Regine Velasquez celebrates her 25th anniversary in showbiz industry as she holds her first-ever major concert at the Mall of Asia Arena this 2012. First Filipino artists to hold a major concert at the MOA Arena.

Concert Review: Tears For Fears Rules Manila!

Title: Tears For Fears Rules Manila!
Written by Jamie Ortega
Photos by Magic Liwanag Photography(

Awesome music can inspire us to do anything:  make friends,  fall in love, change   how we look at things. 

What the music of New Wave sensations Tears For Fears  and Per Sorensen of Fra Lippo Lippi  did to Araneta Coliseum  last August 11 2012 was fill the Big Dome from corner to corner with excited fans clapping, dancing, and waving their hands in the air to the bands’ greatest hits. It was as if a time machine descended over Araneta transporting everyone back to the ‘80s! 

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Decapitated Live in Manila

Polish Death metal band, Decapitated, is set to rock Manila this September for the first time!

Drop Decay from Cebu rocks the Shockwave 2012

Dubbed as the "All Time Low of the Philippines", Drop Decay, pop punk band from Cebu, rocks Manila with their smashing hits including their first single, "I Wanna Touch You". Check out their live performance from the recent Sonic Boom Shockwave held at the Area 05 Superclub in Tomas Morato, Quezon City.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

David Cook mesmerizes Manila once more

Title: David Cook mesmerizes Manila once more
Written by Jhoanne Mariano
Photos by Magic Liwanag Photography

Who could ever forget that one memorable television performance back in 2008? As music lovers can recall, There was a  specific song played many times on local radio stations, an unexpected brilliant rock version of a cheerful Mariah Carey #1 song, “Always Be My Baby.” The tune, popularized by American Idol Season 7 winner David Cook immediately rocketed to #1 on iTunes (U.S.) becoming  the Most Requested Song all over the Philippines.

Penshoppe Fancon 2012 feat. Zac Efron

Actor, singer Zac Efron is coming to Manila for the first time as Penshoppe brings Zac Efron for their annual Penshoppe Fan Conference to be held this September!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Smart Araneta Coliseum Concerts for 2012

Concerts at the Smart Araneta Coliseum from January 2012 to present. We'll be updating this page for more concerts at the Big Dome this year. Smart Araneta Coliseum, STILL the mecca of Philippine Sports and Entertainment.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Tanduay Rhum Rockfest Year VI

Humanda ng makipag-rakrakan dahil sa October 2012, Tanduay Rhum brings back the Tanduay Rhum Rockfest 2012 on its 6th year! Buong bansa from Manila, to Cebu and to Davao will be part of this grand celebration

Sunday, August 19, 2012

MCS Exclusive: Round-table Interview with Nelly Furtado

Round table interview for Nelly Furtado with selected press people in Manila. She was here for her first ever concert in Manila held last Thursday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum with Gym Class Heroes.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Meet Manila’s Most Wanted Boys!

U.K.’s sexiest boy band, THE WANTED, has sent their Filipino fans into an online frenzy for the past couple of weeks with the announcement of their first Manila concert this September 14 at NBC Tent, Taguig City. Their ferociously infectious tunes, rock solid friendship and laddish charms have instantly turned them into Manila’s ‘most wanted boys’. The British-Irish boy band brought us mind-blowing tunes like “All Time Low”, “Glad You Came” and the hottest summer single, "Chasing the Sun".

MCS Concert Review: Nothing can stop the Smashing Pumpkins!

Nothing can stop the Smashing Pumpkins!
Written by Jamie Ortega 
Photo by Magic Liwanag Photography

Nothing can stop the Smashing Pumpkins – be it floods, torrential rain, or debilitating traffic. Indeed, the legendary rock group redefined the statement “the show must go on,” as they performed to thousands of fans at the Araneta Coliseum last August 8, 2012 amid crazy monsoon rains and flash floods that crippled a large part of the Metropolis.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Awakening World Tour: James Morrison Live in Manila

James Morrison fans! Listen up, he's coming to Manila for the very first time this year! BRIT-Award winning artist, guitarist, singer-songwriter from Warwickshire, England, James Morrison, to held his first ever major concert in the Philippines!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Nelly Furtado and Gym Class Heroes LIVE in Manila Ticket Contest

Manila concert-goers! Get a chance to win 2 PATRON tickets for Nelly Furtado and Gym Class Heroes LIVE in Manila! You heard it right! 2 Patron tickets up for grabs! How? Read our mechanics below.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

10 Things you should know about The Wanted

10 Things you should know about The Wanted 
Written by Jamie Ortega
  There’s no denying the popularity of the super-sexy British-Irish boy band The Wanted. Flip the radio dial on any given day and one will undoubtedly get a dose of their hit mind-blowing tunes Glad You Came, Chasing The Sun and All Time Low. Need more information? Browse their names on YouTube and feast your eyes on five incredibly handsome charmers named Max George, Jay McGuiness, Siva Kaneswaran, Tom Parker and Nathan Sykes.

Friday, August 10, 2012

#SPPH - The Smashing Pumpkins LIVE in Manila Tweets

Smashing Pumpkins hangover? Tweets by the fans and their reaction about The Smashing Pumpkins Live in Manila concert which was held last Wednesday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Special thanks to MMI and Little Asia. Check out our special storify article here: 

Tears for Fears tidbits Part 2: Sad separations and Happy endings

Tears for Fears tidbits Part 2: Sad separations and happy endings
Written by Jamie Ortega

                Here is part 2 of our MCS Exclusive on English rock band Tears For Fears:

·         After the success of the record-breaking album The Seeds Of Love, Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith decided to end their partnership in 1991.The reason? Irreconcilable differences.  Orzabal’s intricate and detailed approach to work clashed with Smith’s desire to slow down the pace of their work. Possibly adding to Smith’s desire to slow things down was the ending of Smith’s marriage. The band kept their music alive by releasing a compilation enttled Tears Rolls Down (Greatest Hits 92-92) which featured every single to land in the top 20 either in the UK or internationally.

Snow Patrol Live in Manila Concert Aftermath

The Fallen Empires World Tour: Snow Patrol Live in Manila
August 9, 2012 - 8pm
Smart Araneta Coliseum

See the concert aftermath here

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Billy Corgan on making relevant music and staying connected

Title: Billy Corgan on making relevant music and staying connected
Written by Jamie Ortega
Photo by Kevin Pableo

                 How does one prepare to meet a rock legend?
                These are the very words floating through this writer’s mind as she enters the function hall of Edsa Shangri-la hotel for the press conference of the legendary rock band Smashing Pumpkins last August 6, 2012. For the kids who were too young to remember what music was like in the 90s, here is a crash course to keep you all up to speed: the Smashing Pumpkins possesses the distinction of crafting one of the most acclaimed bodies of work in musical history. With multiple Grammy awards, a platinum album entitled Gish, a nine-time platinum album Melon Collie And The Infinite Sadness, and a four-time platinum album entitled Siamese Dream, there’s no denying the fact that the ‘90s rock scene was largely defined by the epic , dense, and emotional music created by Billy Corgan (lead vocals, lead guitar)< James Iha ( rhytm guitar), D’arcy Wretzky (bass guitar) and Jimmy Chamberlain.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

SNOW PATROL Live! In Manila: Fallen Empires Tour

Be ready as alternative rock band from Ireland, SNOW PATROL,gives Manila a performance fueled with artistic passion and musical ingenuity this August 9th at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Friday, August 3, 2012

MxPx All-Stars and Unearth Live in Manila

Legendary punk rock band, MxPx, is coming to the Philippines together with American metalcore band, Unearth LIVE this October 2012

VFort Take Off: The Rev Up Concert

After their astonishing performances at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino, and Mall of Asia Arena to open for such international acts as David Cook, Vertical Horizon, New Kids On The Block, and Backstreet Boys,VIVA Entertainment's newest boyband, VFORT on their very first major concert this September.  VFORT: Take Off.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Bente Singko: Aiza Seguerra Anniversary Concert

Aiza Seguerra celebrating her silver anniversary this year. Be part of her solo major concert entitled "Bente Singko" this September 2012 at the Big Dome.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Disney Live! Mickey's Rockin' Road Show

See your favorite Disney character comes alive! Hit the road with Mickey Mouse and your favorite Disney friends for a hilarious talent search in Disney Live! Mickey’s Rockin’ Road Show! 

The SCENE: August 2012

Snow Patrol, The Smashing Pumpkins, Kina Grannis, Tears For Fears and a lot more! Check out The SCENE by Manila Concert Scene for the month of August 2012!