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My Top 3 songs from Sponge Cola

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SPONGE COLA band members (from left): Erwin Armovit, Yael Yuzon, Gosh Dilay and Ted Mark Cruz

Ever since Sponge Cola’s lead vocalist and guitarist, Yael Yuzon, got engaged to and recently married Karylle, more attention has been given back to his band.

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OPM in I.C.U.?

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The following have to be finally said. Continuing to keep quiet about these will get us nowhere. I will speak my mind and not hold back on this important matter—PM—which affects us all as it is very much part of every Filipino’s life.

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Local artists share their thoughts on 7107 International Music Festival

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Photo by Richard Reyes, PDI

While so many were lucky enough to have had the opportunity to have been there to watch the 2-day 7107 International Music Festival held recently at the Global Gateway Logistics City in Clark, Pampanga, I, on the other hand, am more curious to know how it must have felt for our local artists who had the privilege of being billed to perform at this International Music Festival that showcased some of our finest local acts and more than a handful of popular foreign acts, with the legendary and world-renowned Rock & Roll Hall of Famers, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, leading the roster of featured international acts.

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Single Review: ‘Confident’ by Justin Bieber

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Justin Bieber AP FILE PHOTO

Despite all his recent run-ins with the law, and the seemingly endless list of controversies that surrounds this 19-year old Canadian Pop sensation, one thing though hasn’t changed for Justin Bieber. And that is his “good fortune” of releasing well-produced singles that appeal to a wide demographic of listeners. More importantly, his latest singles reflect Bieber’s own continuing musical growth as an artist.

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Where do you go from here, Justin Bieber?

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Justin Bieber. AP FILE PHOTO

The news keeps coming in–it seems it is one bad revelation after another about Justin Bieber. His detractors are rejoicing at his latest caper and are busy filling up the social media with all their comments about the matter!

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Single Review: “Rakista” by Join The Club

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A little bit of history first on Join The Club before I review their latest single “Rakista.”

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2014 Grammy Awards shapes up for a stunning show

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Adele. AFP/ ROBYN BECK

There really isn’t any other award giving body in the music industry that is more prestigious, meaningful and important as the Grammy Awards.

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The Red Hot Chili Peppers will rock Clark music fest

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Red Hot Chili Peppers

If there is one foreign band that I know of that is in almost everyone’s wish list to see perform here in the Philippines, the Red Hot Chili Peppers would be high up there.

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My 2013 year-end review (Part 2)

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The Killers. Aerosmith. These are two big names in Modern Rock that have finally made their way to perform for their fans here in the Philippines in 2013.

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My 2013 year-end review (Part 1)

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Gloc-9 has definitely reached iconic status. There is no doubt about that. There are a number of ways for one to be deemed a music icon. The more defining manner Gloc-9 has achieved this is that he raises our awareness to things happening around us through his songs which have become potent social commentaries. Gloc-9 has risen from the ranks. He has steadily made a name for himself to be a creative force to be reckoned with not only in Pinoy Hip-Hop but in the entire spectrum of OPM.

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Single Review: ‘Team’ by Lorde

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For a seventeen year-old singer who has the amazing vocal ability that she has, you would think that there would have been more attention given to her on our side of the globe.

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Linkin Park: Remembered, Reinvented and ‘Recharged’

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LINKIN Park vocalists Mike Shinoda and Chester Bennington drove the audience over the edge.  Magic Liwanag/Contributor

I will always hold Linkin Park in high regard. Even now when I listen to my old CD of ‘Hybrid Theory,’ I still find that debut album from the band to be very impressive even by today’s standards. But beyond the nostalgic hold that piece of music has on me, it is a reminder of how much the music of Linkin Park has changed through the years.

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