MCS Roundup: All Time HIGH for All Time Low

All Time Low staged a highly triumphant return to the Manila Concert Scene with their recent MOA Arena Show. The venue was filled with their fans all locked and loaded for a good time – and the show truly did not disappoint as the boys showed everyone a fun time. Pop punk is indeed is alive with these Hustlers!

Kicking off the party was Chicosci. The hometown heroes blasted off with a set of their hits such as “Paris”, “Raspberry Girl”, and “Seven Black Roses” to name a few. The four-piece band went off-the-wall triggering a high-octane performance. “Ang saya!” exclaims front-man Miggy Chavez. And that shot of joy was a wonderful way to warm the stage for All Time Low.

Opening with the trio of “Lost In Stereo”, “Dark Side” and “Sleeping In”, All Time Low proved that they are still the energetic bunch we enjoy. Alex, Jack, Zack and Rian collectively dropped a set-list composed of their biggest hits such as “Weightless” to newer ones like “Monsters”, plus surprises such as the crowd-requested “Therapy” and a cover of The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights”. In between songs, Alex would share how honored they are to be in front of such a massive audience and how coming back to Manila is always a treat. To which, the audience returned with much adulation. Cheering, jumping, singing along to the band, this crowd at MOA Arena matched the high energy of All Time Low.

After an 18-song concert, All Time Low bade farewell in the midst of a confetti rain and loud roars. Taking a bow and waving goodbye…we’re pretty sure we’ll gladly see them again. After all, who doesn’t wanna have fun at an ATL show?

All Time Low Live in Manila is brought to you by PULP Live World

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Hwang In Youp scheduled for Manila return on Sept. 24

South Korea’s rising star Hwang In Youp is set to come back in Manila for his 1st official fan meeting 2022 HWANG IN YOUP 1st Fan Meeting in Manila on September 24, 6PM at the New Frontier Theater.

HWANG IN YOUP is a South Korean Actor who debuted in 2017 as a runway model before launching his acting career in 2018 with a lead role in Playlist Studio’s web drama . He has been steadily growing his acting career since then and his name rose rapidly after his performance as the beloved second lead, Han Seo Jun, in the drama adaptation of the highly popular webtoon, , which started airing in late 2020. HWANG IN YOUP recently strengthened his position as a trending young actor by leading Netflix’s series, , and , which finished its run last 23 July after 16 episodes.

Apart from the confidence that Hwang In Youp radiates with his icy yet warm charms, fans can expect a memorable night as the actor will have exclusive up-close interaction with them, will sing songs and lucky winners will even have the chance to get hold of his autograph during the fan meeting.

Proudly presented by KEYEAST, APPLEWOOD and OVATION PRODUCTIONS, Tickets to 2022 HWANG IN YOUP 1st Fan Meeting in Manila are now available at all ticketnet outlets and

Barbie Almalbis to perform at Cinema ’76 Café Anonas

Award-winning singer-songwriter Barbie Almalbis will take you back to the 2000s via a one-night-only live performance at Cinema ‘76 Café in Anonas, Quezon City on September 2, Friday.

Relive your meet-cute memories with all-time favorites “Torpe” and “Just A Smile” along with new songs from her 2021 album “Scenes from Inside”. The door charge costs Php300 for walk-ins and Php250 for early bird registrants until September 1. Both come with a free drink.

The intimate musical performance is part of Cinema ‘76 Café’s diverse lineup of entertainment events that include Quiz Night, Comedy Night, and Rockaoke. The movie-themed al fresco dining spot is located on the second floor of Anonas LRT City Center, Aurora Boulevard, Quezon City.

This event is in partnership with Nova Wellness, a growing retail chain of community wellness stores that offers various organic, vegan, and non-GMO products.

For tickets, contact Cinema ‘76 Café at 09062362365 and follow Cinema ‘76 Café on Facebook and Instagram for more updates.

Pink Moon World Tour: Pink Sweat$ Live in Manila

RnB singer Pink Sweat$ is heading to Manila for the first time as part of his on-going tour, Pink Moon World Tour which will be held at the New Frontier Theater this September 2022. Pink Sweat$ is an artist/songwriter/producer from Philadelphia, PA. Pink’s music is rooted in R&B and Soul, stripping back the typical genre-specific production to showcase melodic intricacy and lyrical prowess. He began making music at the age of 19 as a demo vocalist, and soon after found himself working at the legendary Sigma Sounds Studios where he began his career as a songwriter. After 7 years of working behind the scenes, Pink Sweat$ launched as a solo artist in July of 2018. The rapid rise of his debut EP Volume 1 has earned him recognition from the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Billboard, and Fader.

Live Nation Philippines
Pink Moon Tour
Live in Manila
September 27, 2022 – 8pm
New Frontier Theater

VIP 1 Standing – Php5,000
VIP 2 Standing – Php4,500
Loge – Php4,050
Balcony 1 – Php3,000
Balcony 2 – Php1,650

Tickets are available at TICKETNET outlets and online at


The Maine hits Manila this weekend

The long wait is over. After almost three years, rock band The Maine will come back to Manila for a one-night concert on August 27 at the Skydome, SM City North EDSA. Formed in 2007, the band is celebrating their 15th anniversary this year.

They also released their 8th studio album “XOXO: From Love and Anxiety in Real Time” in 2021, and John, Jared, Kennedy, Pat and Garrett are more than ready to perform new songs (and their other hits, of course!) for their Filipino fans.

Throughout the years, The Maine has continued to evolve and grow with their fans, and it is exciting to see what they have in store for their comeback. One thing is for sure: the connection with their fans will continue to be the heart of their shows. The Maine last visited our shores in 2019, when the band released their “You Are OK” album.

This is The Maine’s only show in Southeast Asia before they continue with their tour in Australia, the U.S., and the U.K. Filipino rock group Written By The Stars will be the supporting acts for the show.

Tickets now available at all SM Tickets outlets nationwide and online at or via Ticketing service charges apply. For more information about the show, visit

Global Youth Culture Brand Complex to Launch in the Philippines via KROMA

Leading multimedia brand KROMA Entertainment, Inc. welcomes global youth culture brand Complex to the Philippines with the launch of Complex PH.

“We are very proud to collaborate with Complex in a partnership that will expand their unique voice, content and other movements to the Philippines through the KROMA ecosystem of platforms. KROMA is all about elevating Filipino talent and content on the world stage and giving Filipino audiences new ways to access world-class entertainment. Working with a leading global youth brand like Complex, under media and entertainment giant BuzzFeed, is aligned with this goal,” says Ian Monsod, CEO of Kroma Entertainment, Inc.

The partnership with Complex was sealed with KROMA Publishing, the digital publishing network under Kroma Entertainment, Inc., that is in the business of enabling cultures, creating content, sparking conversations and building communities for the youth market. Its portfolio features owned titles, like and FreebieMNL, as well as partner communities and creators LunchboxerPH, PinoyGamer, and TNC PRO ML.

Complex is part of Complex Networks, which was recently acquired by BuzzFeed Inc., and features a strong portfolio of brands and IP’s in key categories: fashion, food, music, and pop culture.

“Complex has always been authentic in our voice, to the cultures we represent, and the topics we cover. With KROMA, we’re excited to represent and speak to these cultures and topics, which transcend borders and are just as important in the Philippines, but authentically from the Filipino perspective,” shares Nick Wang, SVP of International Business Development and Partnerships at BuzzFeed Inc.

The collaboration is expected to deliver hot and fresh content available across different channels and media, but with hyperlocal flair.

Stay tuned for more details as Complex PH unfolds before the year ends!

BLASTER releases an exciting new single, “Nararararamdaman”

BLASTER has grown to be one of the most respected and collaborative musicians of this generation. With the release of his new single “Nararararamdaman” that is already out on all music streaming platforms, he demonstrates why he is one of the reasons local music is in good hands. Composed by Silonga, the song is a co-production with his band, the Celestial Klownz, who has been performing with him since live gigs resumed recently.

BLASTER says, “[Nararararamdaman]” is about the fear of growing old and missing out.” He adds that he was inspired by a scene featuring actors Ronaldo Valdez and Gina Parreno from the Filipino romantic comedy Labs Kita… Okey Ka Lang? (1998). He adds that in making the song, he wanted to capture what he calls the “paranoia of Frustrated Musicians” who found it hard to pursue their art because of how they were living.

BLASTER’s music has been known for its inspiration from the Manila Sound movement of the 1970s, the earliest attempt to make distinctly Filipino popular music. However, “Nararararamdaman” draws its inspiration from a more recent band that has made its own mark on OPM starting in the early 21st century. Blaster says that he was listening to the Itchyworms, known for hits such as “Akin Ka Na Lang” and “Gusto Ko Lamang Sa Buhay,” when he was composing his song. In celebrating OPM’s recent past, Blaster’s new single is a reminder that the talent and craft of his generation of musicians are what keeps local music going into the future.

Accompanying the release of BLASTER’s new single is a music video, directed by Daniel Aguilar, and it will be premiered at an event to be held on August 19, at 5:00PM in Imajin: Arts and Music, Marikina City. The event will feature a first look at the new video and performances from Halina, Hey June!, Lory, BLASTER and the Celestial Klownz and Lolo Roger. The event is presented by Island Records Philippines.

Mcoy Fundales releases latest single ‘Ang Forever Ko’y Ikaw’

Kapuso singer-songwriter and the original vocalist of ‘Orange and Lemons’ Mcoy Fundales releases a new single “Ang Forever Ko’y Ikaw,” under AltG Records, a sublabel of GMA Music.

The song was earlier composed by Mcoy as a theme song for GMA’s romantic comedy series ‘Ang Forever Ko’y Ikaw’ in 2018. Back then, the song was made up of only one stanza and chorus. But after sometime, he decided to finish it. “I want to put another stanza, arrange and record it properly. Nandoon kasi ako sa point na naghahalughog ako ng mga unfinished song ko. I want to finish them for posterity and ito yung inuna ko,” Mcoy revealed.

‘Ang Forever Ko’y Ikaw,’ which is produced by Kedy Sanchez, A&R Manager of GMA Music, is about the serendipity of falling in love and instantly knowing that the person is meant for you.

Mcoy is ecstatic that his single is finally out this year, “I’m happy to release this song because this is close to my heart and I have been thinking of releasing this for quite some time now. This song could have been released probably a year ago if not for the pandemic.”

Aside from this, he is also planning to release an album, “So far I have already recorded two singles for AltG Records and I already have two more ready. An album is possible if I will be able to write, prepare and record around two more songs.”

Meanwhile, Mcoy is happy to be able to juggle being a songwriter and scriptwriter at the same time, “Writing for TV and movies is still my main focus now but music will always be with me. I can always write songs, either for myself or for another artist, or for projects. I am privileged to be able to record and release singles for AltG Records.”

At present, he is one of the writers of ‘Pepito Manaloto,’ ‘Bubble Gang,’ and ‘All-Out Sundays.’


Catch ‘Ang Forever Ko’y Ikaw,’ now available on all digital streaming platforms worldwide.

Silas launches first music video with Vicor with live premiere

Silas launched his “Hauntingly” music video with a live gig last night.
The singer, who recently made his debut with storied label Vicor Music, is playing a gig tonight to mark the music video premiere of his song “Hauntingly.”

Silas performed at Cali Pizza in Tomas Morato avenue in Quezon City
His performance will cap the evening’s main attraction, a live premiere of his “Hauntingly” music video.

Also featured in bill are Silas’ fellow music artists from sister label, Viva Records. This includes acoustic singer-songwriter Amiel Sol, Migo Valid, upcoming music act Daniel Paringit, solo P-pop acts Joaquin Canlas and Valfer. Also performing is “Pelikula” singer-songwriter Janine Teñoso.
The “Hauntingly” music video is directed by Mel Cobrador. Featured on said video is Bianca Santos, who plays Silas’ ‘love interest.’ Bianca is part of the all-female sing-and-dance act LITZ.

“Hauntingly” by Silas also premiered the music video on the artists YouTube channel

“Hauntingly” is written by Silas and is produced and released by Vicor Music.

Silas’ single is also currently on top of the Pinoy Pop Playlist 2022 on Spotify. The track can also be streamed on Apple Music, YouTube Music and all other streaming platforms.

Watch Silas performing Hauntingly

Filipino-Norwegian singer Clinton Kane performs in Manila this December

Live Nation Philippines proudly announces that Australian-based Filipino-Norwegian singer-songwriter Clinton Kane is bringing his highly-anticipated MAYBE SOMEDAY IT’LL ALL BE OKAY World Tour to the Philippines. The concert will be held at the New Frontier Theater on December 3, 2022.

Clinton Kane will visit Manila and will perform for his Filipino fans for the first time as part of his tour in Asia, as announced by concert promoter, Live Nation Philippines. He’s also set to perform in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, and Tokyo. Tickets to his Manila leg will be on sale on Friday, August 19 at 10 AM via For fans who have purchased tickets during the Presale, Clinton is now adding a special experience upgrade where you can meet him up-close, take selfie, and attend his soundcheck.

The Filipino-Norwegian singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist pens pop with “chords that soothe you and lyrics that bite you.” While growing up between Perth, Australia, and The UK, the self-taught singer, guitarist, pianist, and drummer ultimately found solace in music.
His debut album, MAYBE SOMEDAY IT’LL ALL BE OKAY, is led by singles “Chicken Tendies,” “I GUESS I’M IN LOVE,” “GO TO HELL,” and the recently released “14” via Columbia Records. The reflective record transports listeners to Clinton’s 14-year-old self and follows his inner monologue as he grows into adulthood.

In speaking about the new song, Clinton says: “This song breaks my heart into a million pieces every single time I listen to it. I wrote it two years ago when I was at my lowest with myself – doubting every single thing about me: how I grew up, where I’m from, and who I am. This song took a year to write, with 30 different choruses and verses being written to this track. I hope you find peace when you listen to this song and know that you are not alone in this world.”

The 2022 Vevo DSCVR Artist to Watch embarked on a sold-out North American headline tour. The 23-date run brought the Norwegian-Filipino singer/songwriter to Chicago, Boston, New York, Nashville, and more before concluding at Los Angeles’ El Rey Theatre.