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From emo tracks to dance bops, we’ve got you covered.
COVID-19's got you down? Don't fret. There's always music. Whether you're on self-quarantine or working from home, or squeezing yourself inside a crowded MRT or UV Express, hoping the guy next to you doesn't cough or sneeze directly in your direction, here are ...
 
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The 23-year-old quietly dropped one of the best albums of 2019.
Arthur Nery was attending his cousin’s big debut event when he first found out he could sing. As is usually the case at Filipino birthday parties, the then-eight-year-old was asked to sing his cousin’s favorite song in front of his relatives and ...
 
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Organizers say it will be rescheduled to a later date within the year.
Just days before its gates were scheduled to open, Wanderland, the country’s biggest indie music festival, was forced to postpone its eighth edition due to the threat of COVID-19. In a statement sent to Esquire Philippines and posted on social media, Karpos Multimedia, ...
 
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The next time you see a busker, stop for a moment and appreciate their craft.
Busking is a grand tradition and rite of passage for many a musician in cities and cultures around the world, including the Philippines. Singers and musicians have shown off their talents in street corners and busy intersections in many parts of the ...
 
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We chat with the Grammy-winning artist, who is coming to Manila next month.
There are some people who still probably know her as a contestant on the ninth season of American Idol, but Tori Kelly has achieved so much more since her short stint on the reality singing competition. For one thing, she was nominated ...
 
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The singer-songwriter is set to attract new fans at the two-day fest.
When the full lineup for Wanderland 2020 was announced, fans immediately reacted favorably to artists like Nick Murphy (formerly known as Chet Faker), Indonesian artist Niki, Ali Gatie, and a bunch of others. They join previously announced artists like Foals, Raveena, and Bruno ...
 
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Getting the Manoeuvres, the Streetboys and Universal Motion Dancers in one show is just as fun as it sounds.
It’s been pointed out in various social media posts that January has been a tough month. With a deadly virus fast spreading globally, a volcanic eruption, the threat of World War 3, epic bushfires in Australia, and the death of a beloved ...
 
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Also performing: Niki from Indonesia and Ali Gatie from Canada.
The full lineup for this year’s Wanderland Music Festival has been revealed and it looks like it’s going to be a blast. Event organizer Karpos Multimedia made the announcement during a Wanderland pre-event at The Brewery in Uptown Bonifacio on Wednesday, January ...
 
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And it's not just about rap and hip-hop battles.
To get an idea about hip-hop and rap battles, just watch Curtis Hanson’s excellent 2003 film 8 Mile starring Eminem. In the Philippines, there’s been a thriving hip-hop culture for years, but it wasn’t until 2010 when the FlipTop Battle League was ...
 
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The "Nobody Love" hitmaker is coming to Manila for the first time.
Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Tori Kelly is coming to Manila. The American artist first announced that she was headed to Asia and Australia, including the Philippines last December, but this time, she confirmed details of her visit through concert promoter MMI Live. Kelly will be ...
 
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There will also be a Battle of the Bands to find new acts to play that night.
For the first time ever, the annual University of the Philippines Fair will start on a Monday instead of the traditional Tuesday. The lineup for February 10, 2020 reads like a who’s who of some of today’s biggest OPM superstars. Leading the charge ...
 
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Music, art and fresh air. Count us in.
We all need music and art in our lives, but it’s not everyday that we can enjoy both at the same time. Even rarer is the opportunity to experience a curated lineup of live bands and thought-provoking artwork in a setting that inspires the ...
 
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He's the first Asian artist to debut at number one on the Billboard R&B and Hip-Hop chart.
Osaka, Japan-born singer and producer Joji is coming to the Philippines. The talented visionary, whose music blends melancholic themes and soulful vocals over trap, folk, electronic, and R&B, is one of the acts performing at the 2020 Wanderland Music Festival. Joji’s first full-length ...
 
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The American indie-rock band’s intimate set changed my mind.
Unless your favorite artist is playing, concerts just don’t appeal to a lot of people, especially considering how stupidly easy it is to just go online and watch a (recorded) live performance. So, I wasn’t too thrilled when I got an invite ...
 
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Did your favorites make it?
Once again, we’re going to call it: 2019 was not the best year for OPM. (We said the same thing last year, boohoo). Songs were released, sure, and many of them ranged from good to spectacular. But if songs are short stories, albums ...
 
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The rock band finally made their Philippine debut. Was it worth the hype?
The big question after U2’s Philippine concert debut at the Philippine Arena Wednesday night is: was it worth it?We’re not just talking about the ticket price, which wasn’t exactly cheap, but not completely unreasonable either, given the name on the marquee. It’s ...
 
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Check out what went down at the inaugural Alex Blake Charlie Sessions in Singapore.
December 7 was a gloomy day in Singapore; the kind that had you wondering when the rain was going to start coming down. It didn’t. But while you squinted your way around Pasir Panjang, the glare beaming off of the clouds, a ...
 
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CEO Rhiza Pascua talks about growing her company, exactly how ticket prices are set and what’s next for MMI Live.
When pop music superstar Madonna performed two sold-out shows in Manila in February 2016, it marked the end of decades of waiting for many of her Filipino fans. One of the world’s biggest-selling artists has toured the world many times over throughout ...
 
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The two are in the lineup of new regional music festival Alex Blake Charlie Sessions.
“Sometimes with female artists, [people assume] every song is like a diary entry. But as for guys, they can get away with saying things and then being like, ‘What a great storyteller!’” said Stella Donnelly to Rolling Stone. Now the 27-year old Welsh-Australian ...
 
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Do yourself and your fellow concert attendees a favor.
Going to concerts is one of the most defining moments in a music lover’s life. You can play a record to death and keep a favorite song on loop for hours, but you get a completely different sensory experience when you hear ...
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