Rico Blanco backs out of concert allegedly because of Bamboo

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Band vocalist Rico Blanco reportedly backed out from Fusion 2015, a concert that will be held on January 31 at the SM Mall of Asia.

According to a news report, Rico backed out after he learned that Bamboo is also in the line-up.

Rico and Bamboo were former bandmates.

When asked about the issue, the organizers were … (Read More)

Chris Brown snubs New Year Countdown in the Philippines


Chris Brown will be missing the New Year Countdown in the Philippines, various news sources confirmed.

According to previous reports, Brown was supposed to perform together with local artists at the New Year countdown at the Philippine Arena.

Per his representatives, Brown allegedly … (Read More)

Rico Blanco donates TF from Sundown Festival to Typhoon Yolanda victims

Rico Blanco at the Sundown Festival 2013

Rico Blanco at the Sundown Festival 2013

In the wake of the devastation brought about by super typhoon Haiyan, Filipino rock music icon Rico Blanco dedicated his entire performance (as well as 100% of his talent fee) to his native Leyte and put on an audiovisual spectacle like no other.

Clad in ati-atihan-inspired armor and face paint, the matinee idol unleashed his fierce “Fiesto Bandido” persona and dished out hits from his solo second album as well as well-loved Rivermaya songs. He started off his high-energy set with the sonically aggressive track “Burado,” followed by the radio hit “Antukin” and “What It Is” from the 2012 album “Galactik Fiestamatik.”

Blanco was one of the performers at Sundown Festival 2013. Despite the early threat of rain, about 8,000 music fans flocked to the Marina Promenade’s F1 Pit Area last November 16 to catch top artists from all over Southeast Asia.

 Although the tracks were mostly in Tagalog, Blanco’s songs and sentiments were … (Read More)

Callalily gets loud with Converse

Kean Cipriano signing an autograph after Callalily’s performance at the Converse Get Loud Press Launch

Kean Cipriano signing an autograph after Callalily’s performance at the Converse Get Loud Press Launch

It seems that Callalily breaking into rockstar status and becoming one of the most sought-after bands in the country has been written in the “Stars.”

“Stars,” of course, is Callalily’s first single from their debut album, Destination XYZ, which was released in 2006. In the song’s music video, one would already see the tie that binds Converse and Callalily as Kean Cipriano, the band’s lead vocalist, is seen tying the shoelace of his favorite pair of Chucks, the sneakers long considered as an emblem of self-expression.

“Our partnership with Callalily goes a long way,” says Eli Bonsol, Converse Philippines’ advertising and marketing manager. “We have seen their initial step as a band and supported them in their creative endeavors. Callalily, just like the many music artists who sport Chucks as their personal badge, embodies the rebellious rock n roll and artistic streak of Converse.”

With other members being Tatsi Jamnague (rhythm guitar), Aaron Ricafrente (bass guitar) and Lemuel Belaro (drums), Callalily continues to support and collaborate with Converse in its various pursuits, the most recent being the “Converse Get Loud Band Competition,” a nationwide song writing competition that seeks to herald a fresh wave of musical discoveries and crown the best among them in a rock musical showdown happening on November 9 at Excess Superclub in Quezon City.

During the press launch introducing the five competing Get Loud bands—Even from North Luzon, Brisom from the National Capital Region, Kissbone from South Luzon, Bethany from the Visayas and Jad Montenegro from Mindanao—Callalily performed a couple of their greatest hits, including “Pansamantala,” which is part of Callalily’s fourth album, Flower Power. Kean, who has spread his wings in movies (Babae sa Septic Tank, The Reunion, Praybeyt Benjamin) and television (ASAP Sessionistas, Banananite) directed the single’s music video.

Having been part of the alternative music scene before they … (Read More)

Enrique Gil to conquer Big Dome with ‘dance concert’

Enrique Gil

Muling Buksan ang Puso star Enrique Gil

Enrique Gil is ready to conquer the Smart-Araneta Coliseum this November as he brings his own swag and delight his supporters at his first ever concert titled “King of the Gil” on November 29.

“I will do everything that will make them stand up, dance and enjoy the night. I will definitely teach you how to dougie and much much more!” promised Enrique about his upcoming show staged by Star Events and ABS-CBN.

Friends in showbiz such as Vice Ganda, Angel Locsin, Toni Gonzaga, Kim Chiu, Vhong Navarro, Jhong Hilario and Young JV will join the concert as guests. Enrique will also share the dance floor with … (Read More)