List of concerts in Manila 2016

It's a brand new year! As we welcome the year 2016, there's a lot of concerts awaits for those concert junkies like us.

15 years of great music with Kamikazee #KamikazeeHulingSayaw

Last Thursday night, Kamikazee's last concert, Huling Sayaw was held at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Super Junior, Girls Generation at Best of Best in the Philippines 2015 #LetsTakeOverSummer

Hallyu wave blasted off Philippine Arena last April 12 as fans watched the much-awaited Best of Best of the Philippines 2015 featuring the hottest KPop groups such as Red Velvet, BToB, Girls Generation, and Super Junior.

Nostalgic, rockin night with Incubus in Manila 2015

Four years after their third concert in the country, rock band Incubus returned in Manila for their Trust Fall tour as they performed their greatest hits and from their upcoming album, "Trust Fall (Side A)" which will released on May 21.

Grateful to be recognized as one of the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs 2015

Ian's idea, Ayan's initiative.Handling a concert and music blog is no joke! We juggled our time in watching concerts, despite of our busy schedule at work

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

A1's Here We Come Back Tour a Smashing Success in Manila

Ready or not, here they come. One of my favorite boy bands A1- are here in Manila and I was like an oogling high school fan girl again when I saw the stage at the Kia Theater this October 23 for their Here We Come - Back Tour. Their first show is held here in Manila and the next one is set at Cebu this October 25.

Before the show started, I had high hopes that they will perform their biggest hits from their albums. You see, since they were popular during the early 2000's, I had cassette tapes that you can't play anymore. Good thing everything's digital now and I can still hear their popular songs again. That is why I cannot wait to finally hear them live after XX years of being a fan.

When Ben Adams, Christian Ingrebrigsten and Mark Read took the stage, everyone was just howling like crazy. You see, I haven’t been able to see the “comeback” concerts of Backstreet Boys or Westlife and the other 90’s boybands, but A1’s fans really made sure to welcome the fabulous three.

They started the setlist with Same Old Brand New You, and we were just singing along with them. If there’s one thing I discovered about myself, it’s that I still remember the lyrics to their songs. The next tracks that they sang was Be The First To Believe, Forever In Love and Hey You.

It’s exceptionally very hot in Manila last Sunday and so they chose to sing Summertime as if the sun has not set yet. Then they made us all dance while singing Ready or Not. To be honest, it gave me all the feels because that was the song that made me like Ben so much. What touched me the most was when the three said that the fans know their songs better than them. And I think we did. I can even remember the dance steps of the song.

There is a story behind the “Everytime”, and they felt it was a very special song because it was written by three of them, at the same time. The next song was “In Love and I Hate It”, taken from their Waiting for Daylight album, their first album without Paul Marazzi, their fourth member.

We also sang along to their classic hits No More, One More Try and Walking in The Rain, Don’t Wanna Lose You Again, Heaven By Your Side, Take On Me and Make It Good. To the fans’ delight, they made a compilation of their memories of past visits to the Philippines while singing Living The Dream, because they couldn’t have lived their dream if not for their supporters.

They had a run down of the songs they haven’t performed yet and teased us with one of their most popular song but proceeded with Missing You, Grateful, If You Were My Girlfriend, One Last Song and Caught in The Middle- as supposed to be the finale. I kept on saying that A1 may look older now, but Adam’s (specifically) voice still sounds the same. I know because I used to replay the cassette tape to Ready or Not when I’m feeling down. It just sets my spirits up.

When they left the stage, almost everyone was shouting for them to come back and requesting for Like A Rose. After a few seconds, Ben’s voice blared with “And as I look into your eyes…” and everyone sang the stanzas with him until they went back on stage.

Here We Come - Back is definitely one of the best “throwback” concerts I’ve seen. This might be the only concert that I had the guts to go to on a Sunday and I have work the next day. I hope they would go back to the Philippines again and (maybe) to a bigger venue because I know of people telling me that they weren’t selling tickets anymore, few days before the concert.

And with this, I will forever cherish A1, even if I would be Caught In The Middle. :)

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Fandomland 2016 has finally landed!

Fandomland 2016 has finally landed in Manila on October 22nd at Centris Walk in Quezon City!
Julian Estrada ends Fandomland 2016
Different fandoms and even concert junkies were in for a treat as Treveniere & Revival presented a solid line-up that is a perfect combination of different music genres namely EDM, alternative, acoustic and K-Pop!
Fan of Acoustics
Siblings Blanca & Paolo Young
The music festival lasted for over 9 hours and was headlined by Euphony, Perkins Twins, Julian Estrada and Joyce Pring & The Chimichangas.

DJ acts showcased their EDM playlists with electrifying beats, bands performed cover songs as well as originals and acoustic sets definitely brought the chill vibes with their soft sounds.

Perkins Twins
Joyce Pring & The Chimichangas

Fandom merchandise including shirts, stickers, posters and more from Type Co., Alt + Indie, Ariana Grande PH, etc. were all available at the venue.
For a day, it was home for fangirls and fanboys as they celebrate different music genres. Fandomland proves that music enthusiasts can enjoy not only one music genre.
Thank you for the Fandomland experience, Treveniere & Revival! Astronauts will be waiting for your next landing, see you next year!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Truth be told; Elmo Magalona is your new favorite pop OPM singer!

Elmo Magalona launched his debut pop album under Universal Records on September 30th titled "ELMO" and features 6 original songs plus 4 bonus tracks!

The actor/singer, after 5 years, decided that this is the right time to release music. Elmo Magalona wants to be identified as a pop singer for his self titled album that "revolves around the recurring theme of the many emotions that go along with the roller coaster ride known as love," the said record topped the iTunes chart hours after its release!
Some of Elmo Magalona's favorite songs off the record are "Huwag Kang Matakot" which is a motivational song about taking risks, a line from the song goes "'di ka mananalo kung 'di ka susugal"; "Alam Mo Ba" with ElNella's other half Janella Salvador; and "Kay Dali", a groovy song that served as the album's lead single, the music video went straight to the top spot on the number one music channel in the Philippines MYX!
1. Kay Dali
2. Tayo na
3. Alam Mo Ba ft. Janella Salvador
4. Huwag Kang Matakot
6. Born For You (Solo Rap Version)
5. Ikaw Lang (Ang Pag-Ibig Ko)
7. Born For You (ft. Janella Salvador) 
8. Ikaw (ft. Janella Salvador)
9. Stay
10. You'll Be Safe Here

Since his album went #1 on iTunes, Elmo was asked about piracy and he said he wants people to start buying physical CDs again, he believes that "piracy is something we can control".
He spends time enjoying the music of Zayn, Drake, The Strokes, Passion Pit, The Beatles and of course, his legendary dad.
When asked about his father, the rising pop singer said his dad, Mr. Francis Magalona, would like what he's doing — which is not being enclosed in a box in terms of craft. He is taking the path he chose himself, just like what Francis M. did in his days. He would like to cover the songs "Cold Summer Nights", "Three Stars and A Sun" and "Mga Kababayan Ko" by his father. Elmo also revealed that his dad has unreleased materials he wants to cover and that Mr. Francis M. has recorded about 15 unreleased songs.

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"ELMO" features dance tracks, love songs and song covers. When asked about performances, Elmo Magalona wants to do shows with a concept no one has ever thought of.
With a chart topping pop album, song and a music video, Elmo Magalona cannot be stopped as he delves into the music scene with his pop music — in his own path.
Watch out for Elmo Magalona's new music video for "Tayo Na"!

Grab a copy of "ELMO" available in all record stores nationwide and purchase/stream on digital formats (iTunes, Spotify, Spinnr, Amazon and Deezer) under Universal Records.

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Here's a cute photo of your SuperElmo for all the Elmoes! x MCJ

KPop idol Jessica Jung holds her first fan meeting in Manila

Fans of Korean American K-Pop sensation Jessica Jung will be
glad to hear that she will be holding her first fan meeting in Manila on 25 November 2016 at Plenary Hall, Philippine International Convention Center (PICC).

Having established herself as a fashion designer with her own fashion line, Blanc & Eclare, Jessica is
back to her musical roots with the release of her first mini solo album ‘With Love J’, which topped
charts in Korea and 9 other countries in Asia.

With her characteristic soprano tones and unique artistry, it is no surprise that the music video for her
debut solo single, ‘Fly’, which is collaboration with American rapper Fabolous, has reached over 21
million views on YouTube till date.

Kicking off her first solo Asia tour, Jessica will perform first in Singapore before heading to Jakarta,
Manila and Ho Chi Minh. Fans can expect fun interaction, stage games and performances in this 90
minutes’ party.

Tickets will be available on sale from 10am onwards on 3 October 2016 via Asia Box Office
( While ticket cash buyers can able to purchase ticket/s on 8 October 2016
only at Novotel Manila, Araneta Center, Cubao, 3rd floor Matisse Board Room, between 10:00 am to
6:00 pm.

Date: 25th November 2016
Venue: Plenary Hall, Philippine International Convention Center
Time: 8.00PM
Tickets: PHP 7450, PHP 5950, PHP 4050, PHP 2950

Music icon James Taylor set to visit Manila on February 25, 2017 at MOA Arena

Ovation Productions presents music legend James Taylor live in Manila on February 25, 2017 at the Mall Of Asia Arena. James has sold over 100 million albums throughout his career and has earned 40 gold, platinum, and multi-platinum awards, multiple Grammy Awards and has been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the prestigious Songwriters Hall of Fame.  His songs have had a profound influence on music lovers from all walks of life: “Fire and Rain,” “Country Road,” “Something in the Way She Moves,”, “Shower the People,” “Your Smiling Face,” “Carolina In My Mind,” “Sweet Baby James,” “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight,” “You Can Close Your Eyes,” “Places in My Past”, “Shower the People”, “How Sweet It Is”, “Long Ago and Far Away”, Handy Man”, “Mudslide Slim and the Blue Horizon” and many more.

In the summer of 2015 Taylor released Before This World, his first new studio album in thirteen years, which earned him his first ever #1 album on the Billboard Charts. In November 2015, Taylor was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Nation’s highest civilian honor. Most recently it was announced that Taylor will be the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors in December of this year.  The Honors are presented annually to individuals who have enriched American culture by distinguished achievement in the performing arts.

“James Taylor with His All-Star Band live in Manila” concert tickets will be on sale starting October 21through Presale to fans for choice seats is from October 19-20 Ticket prices are P14260  12150  8980  6870  4760  2120. For more information, call Ovation Productions (2)532-8883.
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