Who is excited about the Macklemore & Ryan Lewis concert on March 16?! I know I’m definitely looking forward to the concert at the MOA Arena! 8PM!
I just realised that I’ve been listening to Seattle based hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis longer than I knew, as randomly shuffling songs sometimes can make you singalong to hidden gems. My first discovery of how great their music was when I heard “Fake Empire” a couple of years back. It was one of those songs that hint at social commentary without being blatantly remonstrative.
Fast forward to the humorous and tongue in cheek(?) idealism of “Thrift Shop” which puts style above expensive clothes and logos, and eventually the horn led and incredibly catchy rhythm of “Can’t Hold Us” featuring the perfect combination with vocalist Ray Dalton can easily make fans out critics.
As brilliant and passionate the duo is about their music, they also have evolved consciences. In their song “Wing$” they speak of life in the hood as a kid wearing your new kicks while feeling you’re part of a bigger movement of sorts, the insatiable desire to be “cool” and while also being nervous of getting your precious pair creased, dirty, or even mugged for is surprisingly accurate of how the sneaker craze has evolved for young(?) people. In addition, in their song “Same Love” featuring Mary Lambert they call out issues of homophobia in the hip-hop community, and also urge people to second guess their language and be mindful of their sometimes automatic expressions such as uttering words like “that’s gay” even if meant as a joke. Great example of how good music can also be intelligent and sometimes refreshingly pro-equality.
Alright! Definitely excited to see these guys live! I’m sure you guys are too! So I am giving away Two (2) Lower Box B tickets to their show on March 16, 2014 valued at P2650 each! All you have to do is join the contest below!
7107 International Music Festival! So excited about this. If you guys don’t already know, it’s happening in Pampanga and will feature a lot of foreign and local acts as well as electronic DJs! See if you recognize some of them!
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Empire of the Sun, The Asteroid Galaxy Tour, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Natives,Kendrick Lamar, Kaskade, Kid Ink, Alvaro, Luciana, DJ Riddler, Reid Stefan, Scarlet Heroes,
Up Darma Down, Radio Active Sago Project, Sponge Cola, Pulso, The Ringmaster, She’s Only Sixteen, Yolanda Moon, Runmanila, Pulso, Jensen & The Flips, Maude, Abra & Loonie, DJ B-Cal, DJ Ron Poe, Nix Dam P, Encounters with Yeti, Runway Crimes, Rocksteddy, Cheats, Itchyworms, Musical O, Sleepwalk Circus, Hidden Nikki, Skymarines, Child/Ren of the Pilgrimage, The Charmes, Popular Days, The Sleepyheads, Not Another Boy Band, Wilderness, Taken by Cars, She’s Only Sixteen, Techy Romantics, Keith Bryan Haw, Marc Marasigan, Aryan, Travis Monsod, Katsy Lee, Carlo Atendido, Patrick Po, Jessica Milner, Motherbasss, Skratchmark
Glitch Mob (three piece electronic group) is the type of music that makes you tap your feet, then slowly nodding your head to the beat, then when the song nears the minute mark it’s all over! Some might recognize their work from the famous GoPro commercials which used the tracks "We Can Make The World Stop" and ”Drive It Like You Stole It”. I’m not exactly sure what their genre is, but it’s what I can listen to repeatedly in the morning to get going, as a powersong when pushing for that personal best, or at the gym without feeling like such a meathead. This is a small taste of their upcoming album, and perfectly timed! I am so excited to see these guys at COACHELLA. Watch the trippy video up top.
Here’s a video from Justin Vernon’s (Bon Iver) side project Volcano Choir, to relax your Monday nerves. It’s a great track for the rainy days ahead, starts of slow and builds up into a powerful emotionally charged song.
Director: Michinori Saigo Director of Photography: Toshihiko Kizu
Get ready for one surreal summer experience as Karpos Multimedia Inc. proudly presents Wanderland, an annual outdoor music and arts festival with sights, sounds and a little something extra. Slated to rock music-loving Manila on May 18, 2013, this whole-day event is the first of its kind in the Philippines and will be the first major concert at the new Globe Circuit Events Ground in Makati.
Wanderland makes its scorching debut this summer by bringing together the hottest indie pop and indie rock bands and up-and-comers, both foreign and local, all on one stage. All the rage activities also await revelers, such as performances by live art artists Anjo Bolarda x Martojaks, Secret Fresh and Thursday Room, inflatable slides, jousts and a Velcro wall.
Headlining the music festival is Australian five-piece outfit The Temper Trap, best known for upbeat joyride tracks “Sweet Disposition,” “Fader” and “Need Your Love.” Composed of Dougy Mandagi (vocals), Jonathon Aherne (bass guitar), Toby Dundas (drums), Lorenzo Sillitto (lead guitar), and Joseph Greer (keyboards, guitar), The Temper Trap formed in 2005 and steadily built a solid fanbase while playing at numerous music festivals in Australia, the UK and beyond. In 2009, the band took the mainstream music scene by storm with its critically acclaimed debut album Conditions, whose ethereal carrier single “Sweet Disposition” shot up the European music charts and spawned several remixes, including the popular house version by Axwell & Dirty South. The Temper Trap went on to land two distinctions — “Best Group” for Conditions and “Most Popular Australian Single” for “Sweet Disposition” — at the 2010 ARIA Music Awards. That same year, the band broke into the US market, with “Sweet Disposition” gaining heavy radio airplay and figuring prominently in various TV shows (“Skins,” “Greek,” “One Tree Hill”), commercials and films (“500 Days of Summer,” “Eat, Pray, Love”). Conditions also spawned two more soundtrack staples: the infectious ditty “Fader” (“The Vampire Diaries”) and the easy, breezy “Love Lost” (“Pretty Little Liars”). After an extensive touring circuit, the quintet released their eponymous second album in May of 2012 by Infectious Music, which includes the lead track, “Need Your Love,” and the most recent single, “Trembling Hands.” The band enjoyed a stellar 2012, debuting the record across sell-out tours of the US, UK and Australia in March, April and May, including two sold out shows at London’s Koko. They completed a sell out US tour ahead of a run of summer festivals, including appearances at T in the Park, Wilderness and Truck Festival, and a show at Somerset House that sold out in less than 48 hours. They closed the year supporting Coldplay on their autumn stadium tour of Australia, before heading back to the UK to play Xfm’s Winter Wonderland.
Joining The Temper Trap are two American alt-rock bands: Neon Trees, who rose to popularity with certified charttoppers “Animal,” “Everybody Talks” and “1983”; and Nada Surf, who’s responsible for the ‘90s coming-of-age track “Popular,” the melancholy “Inside of Love” and its unforgettable rendition of the new wave anthem “If You Leave” from the seminal soundtrack of “The O.C.” The lineup offers more indie-pop goodness in the form of New Zealand-based folk group Avalanche City, Australian pop duo Colour Coding, and the female-fronted indie quintet from Melbourne, Tully on Tully. Homegrown talents Up Dharma Down, Taken By Cars, Pulso, Yolanda Moon, and She’s Only Sixteen round up the cast.
VIP tickets are priced at PhP 4,800 and Gold tickets are priced at PhP 3,000 (exclusive of ticket service charge), available at all TicketNet, TicketWorld and SM Tickets outlets. Gates open at 11AM.
For more information and updates about the art and music festival, check out Wanderland.ph and the following social media sites:
For the very first time ever, Bloc Party is coming to Manila to perform live! I’m beyond excited for this show. If you’re not familiar with their music, I suggest you click the videos above!
They’ve had a string of hits throughout the years including Banquet, Hunting for Witches, I Still Remember, This Modern Love, Helicopter, The Prayer, Flux, and So Here We Are. Following the success of numerous studio albums, singles, and remixes they are back with a new album entitled “Four" produced by Alex Newport.
I’m looking forward to hearing them live for the first time, and I’m liking the new stuff off of the recent release (particularly Truth and Octopus) I’m expecting to see a lot of long time fans and some new ones at the show to be awed and inspired to see one of the UK’s greatest bands perform here.
Bloc Party Live in Manila on Friday, March 22, 2013 at the World Trade Center, Hall D, Pasay City.
VIP – P3,800
Gold – P2,800
Tickets are available at Ticketnet or call 911 5555 of reservations
Presented to you by Warner Music Philippines and Hostess Entertainment
Dublin based folk-rockers Little Green Cars, sound a bit like Arcade Fire with their uncomplicated riffs and vocals that bring to mind the current wave of bearded musicians, but the infectiousness of their tracks speak for themselves.
They are yet to release a debut album, but already they’re getting a lot of attention and are also booked for the Coachella Music Festival this April. Their album Absolute Zero was produced by Markus Dravs (Mumford and Sons, Coldplay-just putting it out there) Give this track a listen and let me know what you think via twitter @victorbasa
Ten or so minutes ago, Coachella’s twitter account announced the lineup for the annual festival of epic proportions. No more speculations, it is written!
The artists and bands performing include: Blur, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Wu-Tang Clan, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, The Stone Roses, The Postal Service, Passion Pit, The xx, Sigur Rós, Vampire Weekend, How to Destroy Angels, New Order, Lou Reed, Modest Mouse, Grinderman, Of Monsters and Men, and Bassnectar.
Other noteworthies include James Blake, Bat For Lashes, Johnny Marr, Beach House, Alt-J, Spiritualized, Franz Ferdinand, Hot Chip, Grizzly Bear, Local Natives, Yeasayer, Tegan & Sara, Social Distortion, Moby, Wild Belle, The Joy Formidable, Japandroids, Tame Impala, Rodriguez, Father John Misty, Two Door Cinema Club, Sky Ferreira.
The Gaslight Anthem, Jessie Ware, Dinosaur Jr., Divine Fits, Aesop Rock, Two Door Cinema Club, Violet Femmes, Portugal., the Man, Father John Misty, The Faint, Pretty Lights, Puscifer, Foals, Youth Lagoon, and Stars.