The Dropouts!: The Dropouts!

The Dropouts! is an enjoyable, well-crafted record from start to finish; just don’t expect it to redefine the way you appreciate punk rock, much less change your life.

December 6, 2016
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Nanay Mo: “Absent Mind”

Garage rockers Nanay Mo keep with their trademark brand of (crass) non-seriousness on the sentai homage video for “Absent Mind.”

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November 29, 2016

Gabby Alipe: All in Good Time

Starting over is never easy, but Gabby Alipe is taking the bull by the horns and being all matador-like about it. His new single, “Visions,” is the farthest you’d imagine a solo single from him to sound like. Our editor snagged the exclusive first interview, and it’s right here. 

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October 29, 2016

Attention: Freaks

The freakiest holiday of the year is about to be one-upped by our friends over at Radio Republic via Freaks Come Out. Details here.

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October 28, 2016

Run Dorothy: Sanguine

Run Dorothy’s math-y debut Sanguine is occasionally tasking but ultimately enriching. Our take here.

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October 24, 2016

VegFest 2016: Making Every Bite Count

Manila invites its citizens to make the healthier, more humane, and more environment-friendly choice in the first-ever VegFest Pilipinas. 

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October 21, 2016

Monique: Future Idol

With her new single “Lullaby,” erstwhile American Idol contestant Monique is set to wow a different set of judges this time around: Manila.

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October 21, 2016

Call and Response: Jay Durias

Where we talk to the South Border mainman a day before his iconic band takes the stage at Craft for our mini-concert series.

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October 14, 2016
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5 South Border Tunes to Watch Out for This Saturday

You know them. You love them. South Border gets their turn at “It’s Better Live” this Saturday at Craft. A refresher on their best-loved hits (not like you need it).

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October 13, 2016

Moonwlk: “Prefer”

Without a doubt, “Prefer” is further testament to Moonwlk’s sense of innovation. Isabelle Romualdez writes. 

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October 11, 2016

Deep Dark Truthful Mirror: Notes on Elvis Costello’s Detour in Singapore

Still reeling a full month after seeing Elvis Costello live for the second time, our editor still won’t shut up about it. This is us humoring him with some site space. 

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October 10, 2016

Gabriel Lynch’s Song About Manila a Finalist in American Songwriting Awards

Aussie tunesmith Gabriel Lynch has hit gold with a song inspired by our fine and (beautifully broken) city. 

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October 7, 2016

Brass Pas Pas Pas Pas: Greatest “Hits”

The mood that permeates Brass Pas Pas Pas Pas’ debut may be light, but damn if you don’t see these guys as heavy. 

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September 29, 2016

Call and Response: Ice Gecolea of Maryzark

Ten years ago, Maryzark released their signature record, Good Mournings, which earned them a significant amount of airplay, a steady stream of shows, and a highly devoted following. They celebrate the occasion through a show at Craft on September 24. We catch up with Ice Gecolea here.  

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September 23, 2016

Call and Response: Ely Buendia on Apartel’s “Is It Hip?” Video

Apartel is set to launch their Marie Jamora-helmed video for “Is It Hip?” September 17 at Victoria Court (!) in Malate. We talk to Ely Buendia before the ball. 

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September 15, 2016