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Spanky Rigor left his rockstar life for a simpler life in America. 
Spanky Rigor used to live the life of a rockstar. He was a founding member of the iconic group VST & Co or simply VST. The  “S” in VST actually stands for his name Spanky, while the “V” and “T” stand for ...
 
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If you’ve ever fancied yourself a songwriter, now’s the time to prove it.
The 2020 Philpop Songwriting Festival is looking for the next generation of songwriters, and organizers will turn the best one into an instant millionaire.P1 million will go to the grand champion of the songwriting tilt if your song is picked as the ...
 
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It’s a videoke on your phone.
What was missing on the global music behemoth that is Spotify? If you answered lyrics, you’re right. You may know a favorite song by heart, but it would’ve been nice to sing along to newer songs without having to Google their words. The ...
 
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The concert will raise funds for the World Wide Fund for Nature.
National Artist for Music Ryan Cayabyab and iconic OPM group Smokey Mountain composed of Tony Lambino, Shar Santos, Chedi Vergara, Jeffrey Hidalgo, Jason Angangan, James Coronel, Geneva Cruz, and Anna Fegi—are set to reunite on June 30 for another leg of #Conservatunes—World Wide ...
 
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As an immigrant in the U.S., Hamilton strove to leave a legacy despite being an “orphan son of a whore.”
Lin Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton started as an experimental musical, drawing heavily from hip hop, R&B, and soul. When it launched in 2015, it became an instant sensation. Around the world, Hamilton sparked conversations about race and history.Today, Disney released the official trailer ...
 
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The Canadian singer nearly has 100 million views of the hit song on YouTube.
Isaiah Faber is better known these days as Powfu, the Canadian singer and musician whose song “Death Bed” has become a massive hit worldwide. Sampling “Coffee For Your Head” by Filipino-British singer-songwriter beabadoobee (Beatric kristi Laus), “Death Bed” is currently nearing 100 ...
 
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The show must go on, and it will.
It looks like it’s going to be a while before you can enjoy concerts in person. The most we can do right now is watch our favorite artists perform online in the comfort and safety of our own homes. You can count the ...
 
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You will be surprised where the word ‘Abuchikik’ comes from.
Long before Willie Revillame, Bayani Agbayani, and other celebrities made novelty songs, there was Yoyoy Villame and his catchy songs, which dominated the airwaves in the ’80s and ’90s. Among his most popular hits are “Mag-Exercise Tayo” and the nonsense classic song ...
 
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The singer enjoyed mainstream success before his life was cut short.
Before bands dominated OPM in the 90s, solo pop vocalists also lorded it over the airwaves. Singers like Martin Nievera, Gary Valenciano, Regine Velasquez, Ogie Alcasid—basically the lineup of a Sunday noontime variety show—churned out radio-friendly hits that have eventually become staples ...
 
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The '80s was weird, but at least it didn't have MP3.
These days, we can’t imagine life without Spotify and a pair of good earphones or headsets equipped with active noise cancellation technology. It seems unbelievable how we settled for MP3, which downgraded audio quality in favor of storage space.  But the worst ...
 
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This breathtaking rendition of 'Bahay Kubo' is what we need right now.
Who knew the Filipino folksong "Bahay Kubo" could sound so beautiful? That’s what Marian Mayuga proved when she masterfully delivered an at-home recital of the piece, which is a composition of highly respected Filipino violinist Gilopez Kabayao. Mayuga started by playing the classic ...
 
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It’s called “Hurry Home.”
As we grow old, often our taste in music stagnates. I’m not speaking for everyone, of course, but, whether we care to admit it or not, for many of us, what we listened to during our formative years (pre-teens to maybe mid-20s) ...
 
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Lea Salonga sings Aladdin's 'A Whole New World' while on lockdown.
Lea Salonga just performed “A Whole New World” at home and we were blown away by how she still sounds like a 20-year-old Princess Jasmine in the video.In 1992, Salonga performed “A Whole New World,” the iconic theme song that she originally recorded ...
 
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Does he still harvest carrots?
Remember Carrot Man?Jeyrick Sigmaton is the boy who shot to fame in February 2016 after photos of him hauling carrots in Benguet were posted on Facebook by Edwina Bandong. People were drawn to Sigmaton's looks that launched his modelling career—high cheek bones, chiseled nose, ...
 
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'A Song About Space' is about the singer's fascination with space and exploration.
Filipina musician Reese Lansangan just got a nod from NASA as the agency chose her song to be part of its new campaign.Lansangan's song, aptly titled "A Song About Space," was featured in a video campaign. The song is about Lansangan's fascination with ...
 
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This is one flu you won't mind catching.
After acoustic sets from Johnoy Danao and Clem Castro, we’re down for some funk, soul and R&B. Esquire Sessions Live’s next artist is Flu, a five-piece band that mixes old school soul music with a decidedly fun, youthful vibe. Bookmark this page as we welcome ...
 
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It’s a livestream for COVID-19 relief and against xenophobia.
Actor and singer James Reid is set to represent the Philippines and join dozens of other Asian artists from around the world in a major livestream music event on May 30. Streaming live on Amazon Music’s Twitch Channel, Our Identity: ProjectBlue Marble is ...
 
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Venues, festivals, and musicians face a precarious future, but could COVID-19 be a catalyst for reform in an industry that seriously undervalues its artists?
At around eight o'clock on the evening of March 12, Sir Simon Rattle stepped onstage at the Berliner Philharmoniker to an eery silence. It was his homecoming performance, with the orchestra that he'd led as chief conductor for 16 years, before his ...
 
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The jocks we grew up with and loved are holding a virtual reunion.
For music fans who came of age in the late 80s and 90s, only one radio station served up rock music raw and loud. NU107 was the voice of a generation, with DJs playing “credible” rock music to an audience hungry for ...
 
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They hope to make it here and play for their Filipino fans soon.
One of the most popular TV series that has risen out of this long quarantine period isn’t from Hollywood or even locally produced, but a romantic drama series from Thailand. 2Gether The Series is a BL (Boys’ Love) series about two guys who ...
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