Occasionally difficult but ultimately intellectually rewarding, the songs of Bubble Based Boy (a.k.a. JayJay Lozano) are able to negotiate earworm and cerebral to a fine mix. Listen to two new songs (and read our review) here.
The JD On Stage campaign moves to the next phase called Callback Sessions, featuring 21 (!) of the most explosive acts in the local gigging circuit, culled from six production outfits. Kick-off show is on Friday, August 15. Details here.
A catchy melody. A driving rhythm. The sort of heartbreak that teeters on desperation. Basically the sort you and I like. The new track from Ria Bautista is sheer magic. View the exclusive Pinoytuner performance here.
With lengthy live sets from these three potentially world-class local acts, this Friday’s first installment of “BMBX Presents” promises to be a memorable showcase of homegrown talent, and a great way to launch the visionary music label into the public’s consciousness.
The guy has an impressive CV populated with stellar entries in both live and studio work, counting names such as the Eraserheads and the Cynthia Alexander Group in it. You know him, you love him. The Dawn welcomes Sancho into the fold August 8 at the Music Museum. DIG Radio catches up with the man here.
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."