Volume was definitely not in short supply as Reklamo, Curbside, Imelda, Penguin, and Peso Movement cranked up their amplifiers and shook the relatively compact QC venue to its foundation. Our account. (And, also, the November 28 B-Side line-up!)
Live, Jensen & The Flips can be quite the party-anthem factory, but in this video, reduced to a singer and his lone guitarist, they’re harana meisters with an R&B swagger. Watch the Pinoytuner Presents performance of “Used to Be” here.
Peryodiko tours and creates as Vin Dancel by his lonesome these days, but this new track (created for the Malay Javier film “Hindi Sila Tatanda”) utilizes some of his friends really well, turning a good song into something that’s possibly great.
Sit back and let Peso Movement, Reklamo, Curbside, Imelda, Penguin, and Mad Hatter Day do all the work this Friday at Route 196. Actually, no, sitting back is for old fogeys. Get involved and join in on the mayhem. Let Jack show you the way.
Though invariably pigeonholed as the country’s answer to Tony Bennett, Arthur Manuntag is, in reality and without paradox, a jazz-vocal original. Take a gander at Richie Quirino’s Q&A from a while back.
"[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.
From “Big Girls Don’t Cry” to “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You,” you can’t help but bop your head to these tunes and just feel uplifted. Karl R. de Mesa weighs in on the Frankie Valli-propelled OST for the Clint Eastwood-directed “Jersey Boys.”
Desplat’s “Budapest” OST has both the polish of an old-school gentleman’s shoes and the grime of gunpowder that presages its descent into filth. Echoes his work on “Mr. Fox” and “Moonrise” but with a definite, uncompromising edge.
“[Alexandre] Desplat was going for a brutish kind of direct aesthetic instead of continually beating around the bush,” Karl R. de Mesa writes about the score for “Godzilla,” which is “as stupidly big” as the beast in question.
"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."