Thursday, October 31, 2013


Words by Niche Dumlao
Photo by Kris Rocha 

Making Manila the launch pad for the Asian leg of her Warrior Tour, Ke$ha truly made it an opener to remember. The multi-platinum artist gave a show that highlighted her unique pop persona – a kitschy, raunchy, glitter exploding variety – and all the while proving that this girl indeed knows how to throw a party.

“Tonight, I want you to be who you are and not apologize for it”, declares the 26 year old musician. “Tonight it’s all about love, my dear animals”, she adds. And statements like these were peppered throughout her show (could be associated to the fact that the popstar is in fact an ordained minister). Other quotables MinisterKe$ha dropped were her quip on how making out is far better than talking (we agree), and how strip joints are one of the most fun places on Earth. But our favorite, her onstage wish that everyone in the audience get laid after her show. We’re not quite sure if everyone got there though.

Monday, October 28, 2013

[Concert Round Up] Back 2 Back 2 Back with Stephen Bishop, Michael Johnson and Joe Puerta

Words by Kix Suarez

Last October 18, the Smart Araneta Coliseum hosted another night of celebration for love, romanticism and a soundtrack of a generation that has passed as American singers Stephen Bishop, Michael Johnson, and Joe Puerta of Ambrosia took to the stage to perform some of the most memorable sounds of the '70s and '80s.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Naked Eyes Live in Manila

Naked Eyes will perform to Manila this coming December 2013, a one night only show at the Grand Ballroom of Solaire Resorts. Concert details as follows:


Words By Lara Cartujano
Photos by Maria Angeline Zalamea

There was an ocean of sapphire blue at the Mall of Asia Arena last 24 October 2013 as thousands of fans fervently cheered for Korean boy group Super Junior in its one-night only concert.

As one of the stops for the group’s world tour titled “SUPER JUNIOR WORLD TOUR SUPER SHOW 5 IN MANILA,” the much anticipated concert lasted for more than three hours and saw performances for more than 30 songs.

The concert kicked off with Super Junior’s hit single “Mr. Simple” and was followed by a string of hit singles “Bonamana,” “Super Girl,” “It’s You”, and “Sexy, Free & Single.” All throughout the concert, fans were treated with songs that span a wide range of Super Junior’s discography.  There were the concert favorites such as “Sorry Sorry,” “Sunny”, “Sapphire Blue,” and “Wonder Boy,” while older songs like “Marry U” and “Show Me Your Love” gave off nostalgic vibes.

One of the highlights of the show was when Siwon, Ryeowook, Kangin, and Sungmin cross-dressed to impersonate K-Pop divas Son Dambi, Bada, Gain, and Hyunah, respectively.

Kangin! This was his first time to perform in Manila for Super Show 5.
Nine out of the original thirteen members were present in the concert. Two of the group’s members, Leeteuk and Yesung, are currently serving in the military. Hence when a video of Yesung was shown on the screen singing “Gray Paper,” an emotional atmosphere enveloped the Arena causing some of the fans to cry for missing their idol. On the other hand, two of the original members, Heechul and Kangin, who had just finished their military service, were able to join the tour. This was Kangin’s first time to perform in the Philippines, while this was the first leg of Super Show 5 that Heechul participated in. The group was also joined by Henry and Zhoumi from Super Junior-M, the Chinese sub-group of Super Junior.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

MATCHBOX TWENTY Lights Up Manila Stage on November 8 (CANCELLED)

Anyone who grew up in the ‘90s would attest that it was the best decade ever. From the unique catchphrases (“As if”, “Whatever”, “Wassup”) to the grunge fashion statements, from epic films to memorable sitcoms, from the birth of the Walkman® to the most defining moments of ‘90s music --- hands down as it had witnessed the rise of some of the most incredible bands and artists of all time.  

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


Words by Ava Sharra Sumortin
Photos by Kris Rocha

“Hey, now, you're an all star, ___________________. Hey, now, you're a rock star, ___________________. And all that glitters is gold. ___________________.”
“Someday, when my life has passed me by,  ___________________.”
“Tomorrow we can drive around this town  ___________________. The past is gone, but something might be found to take its place. ___________________.”

There are just some songs or decades that are unforgettable. If you know the hits of the 90s, you can fill in the blanks. You were probably singing while reading the lyrics, too.
SugarSmashGin is neither a new food craze nor a new alcoholic cocktail (fortunately); it’s a throwback. Last Monday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, Smash Mouth, Sugar Ray, and Gin Blossoms reminded us that music from alternative rock bands endure.


Awesome can’t begin to describe Sarah Geronimo’s first decade in showbiz. The 25-year-old Popstar Princess has done it all, churning out platinum albums, starring in blockbuster films, performing in SRO concerts, guesting and hosting top rating TV shows.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Barbie LIVE! FAQs

It's Barbie Live! FAQs time!

Q: What is Barbie™ Live?
Barbie LIVE! is an engaging musical production featuring contemporary music with empowering lyrics, energetic choreography and a modern storyline that will appeal to fans of all ages.

Q: What is the story all about?
Barbie LIVE! is set on a Hollywood sound stage and follows Barbie and her best friend / co-star Teresa on the set of their new movie. When Teresa starts to doubt herself and her theatrical abilities, Barbie leverages lessons from her past taught in her popular DVD’s – Swan Lake, Princess and the Popstar, and Mariposa & Fairy Princess – to teach Teresa (and the audience) to be confident, believe in yourself and embrace the power of friendship.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Biggest Part of Me: David Pack Live in Manila

Biggest Part of Me: David Pack Live in Manila
The voice of Ambrosia
With special guests: Gregg Karukas, Michael Paulo, Eric Valentine, Nate Phillips & Fred Schreuders
January 31, 2014 - 8:00pm
Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay City

Greenlight Music Festival

Music festival of the season!
Greenfield District and Orion Entertainment presents
Greenlight Music Festival
November 15, 2013 - 5:00pm
Greenfield District, Mandaluyong City

Thursday, October 17, 2013

MYX Mo! 2013

Isa sa pinakamalaki at inaabangang music festival sa bansa, muling nagbabalik ngayong Nobyembre. MYX Philippines brings you to 2013 MYX Mo! Magaganap sa Mall of Asia Concert Grounds. Concert details as follows:

Friday, October 11, 2013

Phoenix Worldwide Tour: Phoenix Live in Manila

Indie rock band, Phoenix, will perform their greatest hits in Manila for the first time this coming January 2014 at World Trade Center. Concert details as follows:

Wednesday, October 9, 2013


Words by Niche Dumlao

On his third time in Manila, Tiesto began his set with Lana Del Rey’s “Young and Beautiful” off “The Great Gatsby” soundtrack. And it seems that was the perfect descriptor of how the night went. From 11pm to the wee hours of the morning, everything were lights and lazers, beer and vodka, young and beautiful.

As master of ceremonies and pumper of energy, Tiesto sure knows how to keep the party going. Well what would you expect, with years in the dance scene, the man is sort of a veteran already. Tijs Michiel Verwest, more popularly known as Tiesto, began his DJ career by playing mostly New Beat and House Music in small clubs in his hometown in Breda,

#3D2 The Repeat Concert

Words by Angela Prats
Photos by Kris Rocha

For those people who missed Martin Nievera’s 3D (Tatlong Dekada) concert last September 13 at the Araneta Coliseum and for those who were there but just couldn’t get enough of him, well it is your lucky day because we had another great opportunity to interview the Concert King himself and he has announced that he will be having a repeat of his concert. This time it’ll definitely be sweeter.

The "Burger King." 
It was a lovely afternoon as we arrive at the garden venue for our round table interview with Martin.  As we took our seats he told us, “don’t eat too much ‘coz there will still be burgers”. Little did we know that he himself had grilled very delicious burgers for all the guests to come besides the sumptuous buffet that was already there. This was not going to be any ordinary interview for sure.

As we were reminiscing the past 3D concert with the Concert King himself, I asked him what his favorite moment of the entire night was. And he said, "The Broadway medley for sure. And the standing ovation after that." He continued on saying that he tried so much not to cry in that moment, in front of the audience and that he'll just save his tears for backstage when everybody had gone home. I couldn't agree more when Martin had shared that with us. The whole Araneta was just darn mesmerized by what we all had just experienced.

Monday, October 7, 2013

inTENse: Erik Santos 10th Anniversary Concert

Filipino prince of pop, Erik Santos, will be having a major concert as he celebrate his 10th year anniversary in the music industry. Concert details as follows:

Sonic Carnival: Feast on Sound 2013

Experience a distinct musical moment when various beats blast off to create an extraordinary symphonic euphoria all set to capture all your senses. Ready to rock and rave this December. Sonic Carnival: Feast on Sound 2013. Event details as follows:

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Martin Nievera Stages A Repeat Of "3D (Tatlong Dekada)" On Nov. 22: #3D2

The Concert King, Martin Nievera proved to one and all that 30 years of musical excellence in an industry that usually thrives on change and superficiality, is a feat that only artists of extraordinary calibre and unbridled passion are able to achieve.  Martin Nievera is, hands down, one such artist.

He is extremely talented and in the 30 years that he has carved his name in the pillars of the local music industry, this gift has never wavered.  He is loved back by his throngs of loyal fans and followers because he, first, showed them an utmost love and devotion to his craft rarely seen in an artist from whatever generation.

At his 30th anniversary billed "3D (Tatlong Dekada)" held last September 13 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, Martin showed his audience why his artistry endures.  The music - well-loved romantic ditties, chart-topping songs - is a given.  So is the Nievera trademark of intelligent, decent and always humorous ways he entertains his audience.  And perhaps the magic that weaves all these together in one neat package is the fact that everyone knows that by just listening to and watching him, they are one with MArtin Nievera, the man and the artist, in this very personal journey.


Brace yourselves for the best of pop rock music. Stephen Bishop, Michael Johnson, Joe Puerta of Ambrosia, Side A, the number one Filipino band of its generation, the classical-pop tenor trio The Angelos, will be performing together in a once in a lifetime show on Friday, October 18 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Titled Back 2 Back 2 Back, the concert is a production of Viva Live Inc. and Redstone Media Production.

Friday, October 4, 2013


Words by Niche Dumlao
Photos by Kris Rocha

For one weekend, Relient K roamed 4 of Manila’s most notable shopping meccas.

Vocalist Matt Thiessen charms fans at the Trinoma Activity Center.
And for one weekend, Relient K charmed their way into a lot of people’s hearts – fans most especially.

Relient K - known for their distinct Christian rock style rich with bright vocal melodies – came to town as a surprise. It was one of the most pleasant surprises announced this time of the year. As part of their tour for their latest album “Collapsible Lung”, the band showcased its 12 buzz-worthy songs effortlessly live in Trinoma, Market Market, Glorietta and Alabang Town Center. Alongside this recent release, were a number of songs from their rich 10 year discography.  And their free-spirited vibe and feel-good nature were very much embraced in the 4 venues.

The Grammy-nominated band has over two million records sold, two Dove Awards and three RIAA Gold-certified albums attesting to their success. Its front man, Matt Thiessen also had songwriting collaboration for some top pop hits including Owl City’s 2012 summer hit “Good Time,” Kelly Clarkson’s “Long Shot” and the award-winning “When Can I See You Again” from the animated film Wreck-It Ralph.

September 27-29, 2013
Presented by Ayala Malls & Music Management International.


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Closeup Brings Back Summer in November

Can’t get over summer? You’re not alone, Closeup is bringing back the heat this November with a party that promises to make it feel like summer forever.

Taking off from last April’s hit summer music festival Closeup Summer Solstice, this November 9th, Closeup is set to throw the freshest beach party in the city with non-stop music by local favorites and international artists. Dubbed as Closeup Forever Summer, the party will have pools and various water elements, giving off that summer beach vibe—so people, prepare to get wet!