Pat Sarabia's dynamic drumming in the bands she's in (including Peryodiko, our artist of the month for March), mirrors her multifarious listening palette. Check out what she's listening to in this installment of "5 on a Loop."
A new lineup. A fresh slew of songs done in a new studio. Four new producers. By all accounts, Peryodiko's "Balik sa Simula" is a de facto "experiment" that already sounds like a success. Launch happens March 8 at Route 196. Full details (support acts, give-away promos) here.
"'Lebanon' by Human League comes on and Kimi, who secretly wants to join the band and spare Jay the humiliation of being the lead singer, shows off by singing along. Jay asks Kimi to join the band." This and other bits of reminiscence from Moonpools & Caterpillars drummer Gugut Salgado. Enjoy!
DIG Radio caught up with singer Matt Berninger and guitarist-composer Aaron Dessner of The National before they went through twenty-something songs of despair and depravity last February 20 at the Metrotent in Pasig.
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.
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.
Last year we talked to Jose Mari Chan about his undying "Christmas in Our Hearts," which, last time we checked, is still the record-holder for best-selling Filipino record. We are reprinting that story, because, you know.
By Katrina Stuart Santiago on Wednesday, December 18 2013
"[Apart from humor and a sense of irony], there is also a seriousness in Mitoy, the kind that renders him more professional than most." Ina Santiago wraps up her "The Voice" mini-series with this loving appraisal of the well-loved glam rocker.
By Katrina Stuart Santiago on Tuesday, November 26 2013
"The public and Sarah Geronimo would choose Klarisse de Guzman. The narrative, after all, that surrounds the contestant is intertwined with that of her coach." Ina Santiago talks about The Voice's second-placer in this mini-series of critiques over Rice Radio.
"I have to find the middle ground between flash and substance because the primary goal in my band is to make a great song." The Itchyworms' Chino Singson speaks of his guitar-playing history, a road paved with 'songhits,' chord charts, restringing right-handed guitars to left, and "Enter Sandman" by Metallica.