By Jason Caballa, Aldus Santos on Thursday, April 24 2014
Twenty years after “Laklak,” thirteen years after their last show, Teeth will be back onstage for the first time on May 15 at the MetroTent. “This is the perfect time to do it,” says Glenn Jacinto. Read our Q&A here.
Gabriel Lynch is back with a new set of songs, a freshly assembled band, and the promise of a smashing good time. Okay, and some tears. There might be some tears. Check out when and where he's playing this weekend. Details here.
By Aldus Santos, Peter Tolibas on Wednesday, April 16 2014
Moonpools & Caterpillars, who played three sold-out shows in Manila and Cebu in the past week, are already being sorely missed. A recap by Aldus Santos and photography from the April 11 show by Peter Tom Tolibas.
"[Acid jazz has come to mean music that tries] to get a little bit more funk, a little bit more edge, a little bit more acid, or corruption, inside the thing, that tries to mix this thing up and corrode it a little bit," Bluey Maunick and the rest of Incognito tell Planet Jazz. Read more here.
Since its inception in 2012, Heart of Music has always been at the forefront of musicians' welfare. On March 18, this cause will be furthered via a fundraiser featuring Dulce, Skarlet, AMP Nonet, and many others.
Let the erstwhile singer from Ambrosia be your early Valentine. Swoon over the crooning of Kevyn Lettau and Spencer Day, too. Three smooth-jazz masters from three different generations in one night. Show happens February 1 at Solaire.
"Being a session man keeps me in shape: one performance here and one show there would expose me to a much bigger world and give me a lot of leeway to improve my stock." Drummer's drummer Jun Regalado is featured on the first "Jazz@Heart" story of 2014.
"Henry Jackman's rousing score hits the bull's eye [and] provides an aptly paranoid and gloriously over-the-top accompaniment to the Captain's brave new world." Writer Karl R. de Mesa weighs in on the OST of the new Cap movie.
"For his ambition alone, [Nathan] Furst gets high marks as he tries to outdo his own previous B-movie efforts with his debut into the big screen's film-score elite." Our man Karl R. De Mesa on the music and score for "Need for Speed."
"The ['300: Rise of an Empire'] score never calls attention to itself, and finesses the sonic with the cinematic." Karl R. De Mesa debuts on Pinoytuner with a highly charged review of the Junkie XL-helmed score for the new film inspired by Frank Miller's "Xerxes."
By Katrina Stuart Santiago on Thursday, January 23 2014
"There will always be that pop song that will come from left field; that we might not like, but which will gain a following; that [which] will surprise us." Katrina Stuart Santiago looks back at the year that was in local pop.
"I believe the point of doing juvenile things like this [making lists] is to let out a voice that would represent a person and not a collective," Richard Bolisay says of his 2013 pop singles countdown. You may dig what he dug, too.