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“Lahat magkakaibigan lang.”
When there’s talk of the greatest rock music venues ever in Manila, all the usual suspects are mentioned: Club Dredd, which burned bright for a few years before disappearing like a comet in the night sky; Kalye, where the crowds were a ...
 
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88Rising and Island Records are now in the country.
If there were any doubts about the Philippines’s stature as home of some of the world’s best musical talents, this ought to dispel them. Two international music labels that have helped catapult artists to mainstream success are opening subsidiaries locally. 88Rising and Island ...
 
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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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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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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 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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Photographer uploads grainy photos of recording rockstars.
Photographer Eddie Boy Escudero has unearthed an entire photo album featuring OPM legends at a recording studio.Icons such as Francis Magalona, Rico Blanco, Ely Buendia, Buddy Zabala, Gary Ignacio, Marcus Adoro, Nathan Azarcon, Melody Del Mundo, Cookie Chua, and Vic Valenciano are ...
 
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It's a must-listen.
Luzon has been under enhanced community quarantine for three weeks. Hence, no big parties,  shopping sprees at the mall, bar crawls, or live gigs at your favorite music venues. There are bigger, more important things to worry about, after all: friends and ...
 
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We can agree to disagree.
The ‘90s was one of the most prolific eras in Filipino music history. There was a steady stream of pop hits care of balladeers and divas playing on the airwaves, but the so-called OPM alternative rock explosion—an influx of Pinoy bands that ...
 
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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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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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Watch out for more new artists covering Eheads songs until the full album in 2020.
Filipino indie darlings Reese Lansangan and Tarsius have added tracks to the compilation album Pop Machine, which features interpretations of classic Eraserheads songs. Both songs dropped on Friday, December 6. Lansangan offered up a soft, dreamy cover of “Huwag Kang Matakot,” which was ...
 
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Paradigm Shift tours listeners across bad decisions, breathless loneliness, and even silliness. It’s a somewhat frightening trip, but we recommend you grow a pair and take it.
All too rare are the occasions we sit down with our emotions. The torrent of information available suggests that there’s no economic benefit to it, while others say it’s hardly manly. Sometimes, it’s even painful tearing down to the bare bones of ...
 
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It was tough, but here are our picks of the decade’s best LPs
The 1990s were a time of Gameboy, flannel shirts and Doc Martens. And occasionally, some pretty great music. In the Philippines, balladeers and pop divas were making waves then (as they are still doing now), but undoubtedly, the decade belonged to bands. The ...
 
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The five-piece band just released its second single, and trust us, you're going to want to "Get Down" with it.
Look for Original Pilipino Music on streaming sites like Spotify and you won’t be disappointed. There’s a wealth of talent out there just waiting for ears to tune in. While that’s a good thing for us listeners, it poses a bit of ...
 
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The “Into You” hitmaker is hoping to land a spot at the annual Wanderland Music Festival.
There are many aspiring local artists who start creating music in their teens, but not a lot can claim to have made major label executives sit up and take notice. Fern. is one of them. Fernando Tan—or simply Fern. (with a period)—is a ...
 
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The 22-year-old is the definition of a Pinoy artist making it in the big leagues.
He’s performed at music festivals around the world like Reading, Leeds and—the big one—Coachella. He’s graced the stage of the O2 Arena in London and thrilled audiences in cities all across Great Britain, the U.S. and Asia as the support act to ...
 
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First wave of artists include a Grammy nominee and an English math rock group.
A special reunion set of OPM supergroup Cambio is one of the highlights of this year’s All of the Noise, a music showcase featuring talks, a music expo, and performances from local and international acts. Composed of Raymund Marasigan, Buddy Zabala, Kris Gorra-Dancel, ...
 
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It’s a big move for a record label that shut down its local office just seven years ago.
There’s no denying the monumental shift in the music industry over the last 10 to 15 years. The advent of digital music and streaming services has upended how music is produced and consumed and the traditional model of artists signing to a ...
 
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Remember "Lumba Lumba?"
Love songs are supposed to be sweet, sentimental, and laden with enough musical mush to titillate the senses, or at the very least, put a smile on our faces. But what if they’re confusing, weird and downright creepy?Believe it or not, love ...
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