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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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The Singapore show proved the band is far from just being a nostalgia act.
On the day of the U2 show in Singapore, I was coming off of an epic and sleepless transcontinental sojourn. I spent 12–and-half hours on a flight from San Francisco to Shanghai, nearly six hours layover there, a three-and-half hour flight from ...
 
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Other artists in the linuep include SOAK, Charly Bliss and Ladies of LCD Soundsystem.
Filipino music junkies missing the annual Laneway Music Festival need not fret. A brand new music festival is happening in Singapore on Saturday, December7, featuring top-caliber international artists. And for its annual edition, the spotlight is on the ladies. The Alex Blake Charlie ...
 
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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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Karpos Live closes out the year with a bang.
Just a few days after the last Karpos Live show—French multi-instrumetalist FKJ and South Korean indie pop sensation ADOY—and the concert junkies at Karpos Multimediea are at it again. Playing in the last edition of the live music series for the year ...
 
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FKJ and Adoy are playing tonight in the latest edition of Karpos Live.
In just a couple of years, Karpos Live has become one of the most anticipated live music series in the country. Playing in a relatively small, intimate venue (usually at the ABS-CBN Vertis Tent in Quezon City), the series often features one ...
 
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It’s the "sundrop garden" you need to visit.
Let’s start with her name. Just call her ((( O ))). We’re not exactly sure how to say it when we see her passing on the street (“Hey ((( O )))!”), so we’ll probably just go with the regular “O.”In truth, ((( ...
 
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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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