Thursday, February 28, 2013

Jars Of Clay Live at #Walkway

Christian rock band, Jars Of Clay, returns to Manila and scheduled to perform on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013 at the Bonifacio High Street in Taguig.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013


It all began with an intense desire to help delegates (of Neocatechumenal Way Communities – Sacred Heart Parish, Sta. Mesa, Manila) reach Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the celebration of the World Youth Day 2013 from July 22-28.  Now, the concert is just waiting for its blast!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

CONCERT REVIEW: In Which I Tell You About The Night STARS Broke And Mended My Heart (all at once)

CONCERT REVIEW: In Which I Tell You About The Night STARS Broke And Mended My Heart (all at once)
Written by Kax Uson || Photos by Kris Rocha

 HEART was the first STARS song that I fell in love with. Mostly because the first time I heard it, it struck a chord in my own heart and made it bleed. I was 18 (or 19, I can’t remember) and I was in love with a boy that made my head spin and my stomach somersault. I was in love with a boy but I didn’t think he was in love with me. Crazy romance that lasted a few months and ended in vain but I couldn’t bring myself to get over him. And then I found the song that perfectly described everything that I was feeling but couldn’t bring to say.The hard luck GodYou never had a chance you know Incurable romantics never doHe held the flame I wasn’t born to carry

I’ll leave the dying young stuff up to you
You get back on the latest flight to paradise
I found out from a note taped to the doorI think I saw your airplane in the sky tonight
Through my window, lying on the kitchen floor
My 18 year old broken heart didn’t stand a chance. And STARS became a permanent fixture in my mixes. Apparently they had a song for every situation I was in, for every emotion that I was feeling.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

#MCSContest: What Time Is It Tour: 2PM LIVE TOUR in Manila

Get a chance to be part of the biggest and the hottest KPOP show of the year, What Time Is It: 2PM LIVE TOUR in Manila concert happening on March 2, 2013 at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Here’s how you can win free tickets:

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Concert Review: A Gangnam-filled Night

A Gangnam-filled Night
Written by Jamie Ortega || Photos by Kevin Pableo
If I were to make a list of 2012’s biggest breakthrough artists, Korean musician Psy would be my top choice- no questions asked. I remember the first time I saw Gangnam Style on Youtube: I came across the words “Gangnam Style” while browsing the list of trending topics on microblogging site Twitter and I knew I had to discover what the fuss was all about. Before I knew it I had opened my Youtube account, was mimicking the steps in my mind, and trying my best to muffle my laughter.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Stars Live in Manila Concert Aftermath

Stars Live in Manila
February 16, 2013 - 9:00pm
Metrotent Convention Center, Pasig City

Monday, February 18, 2013

Four Things We Learned From Bloc Party's Matt Tong

Title: Four Things We Learned From Bloc Party's Matt Tong
Written by Niche Dumlao
Matt Tong, drummer extraordinaire for seminal English band Bloc Party, is somewhere in Dublin. Sitting in a hotel room with a phone attached to him…answering eager questions from the string of Philippine press scheduled that day – or the world over even. In between the busy schedule of the band, one cannot help but admire the dedication the boys have put into keeping the party alive. After all, this band has churned out 4 albums, myriads of singles and videos plus a gamut of remixes spanning more than a  decade. And among those, are memorable songs such as “Banquet”, “The Prayer”, “I Still Remember”, “Tulips”, “Kettling”, and my personal favorite – “The Once and Future King”.

Foursome: The Repeat Concert

After their successful valentines show at MOA Arena, Mr. Ogie Alcasid, Asia songbird, Ms. Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, Concert king and queen, Mr. Martin Nievera and Ms. Pops Fernandez, set to perform once again for the repeat concert of FOURSOME.

Soul Adventurer: Franco Live in Concert

Solo-ist rock vocalist, Franco Reyes, will be having his first major concert as a solo artist to be held on April 2013 at Music Museum. Also, his second album under MCA Music, Soul Adventurer, will be launch on the said concert.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Colton Dixon talks about the meaning behind debut album, The Messenger

Title: Colton Dixon talks about the meaning behind debut album, The Messenger
Written by Jamie Ortega || Photo by Kevin Pableo

Colton Dixon fans will surely have a special Valentines’ Day this year. Why? Because the Season 11 finalist is ready and eager to perform for his Pinoy fans as a special guest at Jessica Sanchez’s solo concert tomorrow night. Yes, Colton is ready to give his best as, together with Jessica, they light up the Big Dome for one special evening.

The charismatic Christian rocker, who blew Idol audiences away with his energetic piano playing, impressive vocal chops and remarkable stage presence, is also currently promoting his debut album entitled The Messenger. The recently released compilation, distributed in the Philippines by MCA Music,   boasts of two hit songs that have already topped the Christian and Gospel digital sales charts. The numbers amassed by Colton’s talent speak for themselves-Never Gone, his first hit tune, sold 21,000 units during its’ first day of release, simultaneously topping the iTunes Christian and Gospel singles chart, Billboard’s Christian Digital songs, and Christian/Gospel Digital songs charts. Colton’s second hit song entitled You Are, hit the top spot on the very same charts and was also selected as USA Today’s song of the week last October.

Manila Concert Scene, together with select members of the media, had the great opportunity to chat with Colton at his press conference last Tuesday afternoon at the Edsa Shangri-la hotel. Showing no traces of jet lag (despite a two hour flight) the handsome rocker revealed a story behind one of his songs,  revealed the message of his album and even gave advice to people exploring their faith.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Ang Tanging Family Valentine Show Featuring “Gangnam Style” Superstar Sensation PSY

Get ready for the BIGGEST VALENTINE CONCERT of 2013!

Korean rapper PSY, who captured world attention and recognition with his viral hit song, “Gangnam Style”, will wow Filipino fans when he performs his amusing dance moves at a special Valentine concert on February 16, 8 in the evening at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

All For Love: The Minstrels & Circus Band

All For Love, a new edition of the famous 70’s Today concert series with an even bigger cast. Set at 8:PM on February 14 and 15 at the Music Museum in Greenhills, it stars former members of the iconic New Minstrels and Circus Band, Eugene Villaluz, Pat Castillo, Ding Mercado, Louie Reyes, Ray-an Fuentes, Jacqui Magno, Chad Borja and Ms. Joey Albert. 

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Nick Vujicic Live in Manila

Evangelist and motivational speaker, Nick Vujicic is coming to the Philippines this May 2013 for a series of worship night.

Jose & Wally Concert

After their successful sold-out show at the Big Dome in March 2012, comic duo, Jose Manalo and Wally Bayola returns for another night with music and humor happening this March 2013.

Avicii Live in Manila

Swedish Electro house DJ, Avicii, is coming back to the Philippines for a one night only major set happening this Summer 2013 at the MOA Arena.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

#ADHOC: Ascendancy

It's the biggest college party in the country! Don't miss this year's AdHoc which will be held this February 2013

Monday, February 4, 2013

LOVE X3: Side A, Jinky Vidal and Top Suzara Live

VIVA Concerts and Events presents:
LOVE X3: Side A, Jinky Vidal and Top Suzara Live!
February 14, 2013 - 8:00pm
Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila.

Ticket Prices:

Tickets are available at Ticketworld outlets.
call 891-9999 or visit to buy tickets online.

You may also buy tickets at the Resorts World Manila Box Office.


A Very, Very, Very, Very Viva Valentine

VIVA Concert and Events presents:
A Very, Very, Very, Very Viva Valentine - Basil Valdez, Vernie Varga and Jon Santos LIVE!
February 13, 2013 - 8:00pm
Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila

Ticket Prices:

P 4,000.00
P 3,500.00
P 3,000.00

Tickets are still available at Ticketworld outlets.
Call 891-9999 or visit to buy tickets online.

You may also buy tickets at Resorts World Manila Box Office


Sunday, February 3, 2013

MCS Exclusive: Colton Dixon excited to visit the country anew for concert with Jessica Sanchez

Title: Colton Dixon excited to visit the country anew for concert with Jessica Sanchez 
Written by Jamie Ortega

No plans for Valentines?  Fall in love all over again as our country’s pride, American Idol Season 11 runner-up Jessica Sanchez, serenades her kababayans with some of the most romantic love songs ever written at her first solo concert on February 14 2013 at the Big Dome. Joining Jessica for that special night is her fellow Season 11 finalist  Christian rocker and fan favorite Colton Dixon.

                “Beyond shocking,” were the words that escaped from Steven Tyler’s mouth when Colton Dixon was eliminated from the 11th season of the hit reality show American Idol. But instead of letting it bring him down, as the remaining contestants battled it out for the Season 11 finals, the 21 year old singer/songwriter dived right into his music, collaborating on 13 new songs in 13 days, the start of a songwriting process that ultimately netted him 22 potential tracks for his debut album.

 With his good looks and impressive vocal chops, it came as no surprise when 19/EMI-CMG/Sparrow Records got wind of his talent and signed him under their label. The changes that the premiere record label took subsequently paid off when You Are, Dixon’s debut single from his debut album A Messenger, hit number one on Billboard’s Christian Digital Songs and Christian/Gospel Digital Songs charts. The instant success of this track instantaneously catapulted Colton to the big leagues,  making him and Jennifer Hudson the only 7TH place finalists in Idol history to reach #1 on a Billboard chart. 

In line with this, Manila Concert Scene got to chat with the charismatic rocker through an exclusive phone interview organized by MCA Music. Read on as Colton talks about his songwriting process for The Messenger, his favorite memories of the Philippines, his fascination with Batman, and his friendship with Jessica.

Demi Lovato Live in Manila

American singer-songwriter and Camp Rock star, Demi Lovato, on her first ever major concert in Manila to be held on March 2013.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Korean Boy Band 2PM Set to Perform in Manila this March

Manila, Philippines – Korean boy band sensation 2PM is coming for its first-ever concert in Manila this March. The most awaited Philippine concert debut dubbed as 2013 2PM LIVE TOUR in Manila “What time is it” is set to thrill audiences on March 2 at the Mall of Asia Arena.