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The song is called Pag-Ibig sa Tabing-Dagat.
The last time Orange & Lemons called for a press conference, it was 2007 and founding member Clem Castro wasn’t allowed inside the venue. Fast forward 12 years and things are a bit different. Okay, a LOT different. Castro was joined by brothers ...
 
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Award-winning singer-songwriter Johnoy Danao has been making music since the 1990s, and he's not about to stop now.
Johnoy Danao might not exactly be music superstar, but for lovers of Filipino acoustic music, he’s practically a household name. Although many people have heard of his unique take on popular pop-rock and alternative songs, the guitar-playing singer-songwriter is also known for his ...
 
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Founding members Melody del Mundo and Czandro Pollack answer questions about the record and the band's status.
When its album Closure was released in 2017, we thought we’d seen the last of ‘90s Pinoy dream pop band Sugar Hiccup. Closure was, in a manner of speaking, the band’s swan song; an album containing material from decades ago but never ...
 
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Yano's Dong Abay features as vocalist.
Fans of hard rocking Pinoy band Razorback might want to check out its latest song which was released on Tuesday, May 7. It’s special for two reasons: folk rock icon Dong Aboy features on vocals and it’s the last song the band ...
 
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Original band member Paco Arespacochaga talks about reuniting with the rest of the band making It in the U.S., and living their version of the American dream
“Actually, we are the number one OPM band in North America.”This is quite a strong claim—the sort that would raise eyebrows—from Paco Arespacochaga, longtime drummer and founding member of Introvoys. He pauses a moment for emphasis, chuckles, and then clarifies his statement.“Because ...
 
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The band explosion of arguably the best decade for OPM produced many notable singers
When you’re talking about the best vocalists of 90s OPM bands, there’s a lot to choose from. The 90s were fertile ground for some of the best Pinoy music ever, so naturally, it would be easy find some of the best OPM ...
 
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Two of the country’s best musicians let their guard, and their hair down, in this Esquire exclusive.
Reese Lansangan and Clara Benin first met during Elements Music Camp, an intensive music workshop for Filipino songwriters, but they were aware of each other’s music way before then. Benin says she discovered Lansangan on YouTube in high school and started following ...
 
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IV of Spades, Sarah Geronimo and Ben&Ben put a new spin on classics in Spotify's latest campaign
For many of those who grew up on the music of the 90s (Eraserheads, Rivermaya, Razorback) and early 2000s (Sugarfree, Barbie Almalbis, Spongecola), there’s the prevailing notion that OPM (Original Pilipino Music) today just isn’t what it used to be. Some would ...
 
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When you’re in need of some seriously fresh tracks
Reese LansanganThe indie sweetheart came out with “Islands” late last year and while it was a solid effort—a foray into lounge-y electro-pop—I’m partial to this acoustic version. It’s familiar and nostalgic, and contains such intensely catchy lines like “I want to hold ...
 
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Apa Ongpin and Pepe Diokno remember the rock star outside of his life in music.
Joey “Pepe” Smith was already a well-known musician and a fixture in Manila’s gig circuit for years when he was arrested and charged with violations of the country’s anti-illegal drugs laws in 1992. The rocker had a history with substance abuse, of ...
 
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A friend and fan remembers the late, great musician
I thought it was a cruel joke.At around 11:00 am on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, news about Brian Velasco's death by his own hand started spreading like wildfire across social media. I don't need to talk at length about what an incredible drummer ...
 
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The musician will be sorely missed.
Brian Velasco’s life story is inextricably linked to music. While he played for other rock outfits like Brain Salad and DRT, he is perhaps best known to people as the drummer of one of the country’s most iconic hard rock bands, Razorback. After ...
 
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“For personal reasons”
UPDATE: The two remaining members of Tom's Story, Gabba Santiago and Christer "Degs" De Guia, have released a statement acknowledging that one of the reasons for Naval's departure involved "a serious incident involving him and another person, which they have decided to settle ...
 
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The reissue will be out on Friday, 23 November 2018.
If you're a fan of the Eraserheads—and who here isn't—you may have noticed Ely Buendia and Buddy Zabala hinting at something vaguely Eraserheads-related today. Zabala posted a photo of a sneaker, while Buendia posted a series of details from a rather familiar cover:?????????A post ...
 
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After 28 years, the Pinoy rock stalwarts said goodbye to their vocalist Kevin Roy earlier this month.
When Razorback announced on June 10, 2018, that they were parting ways with vocalist Kevin Roy, the move made headlines—it had been more than two decades since Roy had come on board, after all, and it was his distinct voice that had powered ...
 
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Celebrating one of the architects of Filipino hip-hop, and an icon of Filipino music.
Francis Magalona would have been 53 years old today. Eight years since his tragic passing, his legacy lives on through an unparalleled body of work. Here are three ways he made an impact on Filipino music.First, he diversified and broadened the sound of ...
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