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Multi-platinum selling pop-rock band 5 Seconds of Summer release their highly anticipated fifth studio album, 5SOS5. With 5SOS5, the band has ascended to the next level musically. The 19-track album showcases the band’s multi-faceted artistry and growth over their 10-year career, highlighting their dynamic pop-punk sound paired with reflective and intimate lyrics, with the majority of the new album written by the band and Michael Clifford leading on production.

The release of 5SOS5 includes their brand new single “Bad Omens’’ as well as previously released tracks “Blender”, “Take My Hand”, & “Me, Myself & I”, which gave fans an eagerly awaited preview of what to expect from the album. On Vulture’s list of most anticipated fall albums, they write: “Early singles ‘Complete Mess’ and ‘Me Myself & I’ promise more of the group’s signature power-pop sound, while adding a little synth-pop flair.”

5SOS5 also includes the band’s smash hit “COMPLETE MESS”, an anthemic single that took airwaves by storm as the #2 most added at Top 40 Radio with 100+ stations in the first week. The single was hailed by critics, with Rolling Stone (Australia) writing: “its nascent arrival showcase[es] the group’s evolved sound as they balance an expansive vibe with contemporary pop sensibilities … considered compositions and mature sound showcase a new version of 5 Seconds of Summer, but not one that is so far removed from what made them icons in the first place.”

In celebration of the release of 5SOS5, 5 Seconds of Summer played an exclusive global livestream “The Feeling of Falling Upwards” last night from the world-famous Royal Albert Hall in London. The band performed a set of reimagined versions of songs from their 11-year catalogue, plus brand-new songs from the new album, accompanied by an orchestra and choir. Watch the band’s live performance of brand new single “Bad Omens”

5SOS5 is the band’s first album to be released independently via BMG. The deluxe CD and digital versions of the album include 19 tracks with cassette and vinyl formats also available. Complete track listing is below.


Easy For You To Say
Bad Omens
Me Myself & I
Take My Hand
You Don’t Go To Parties
Best Friends
Red Line

How to get invites to Macbeth Music Festival 2022? Admission mechanics here!

With Macbeth’s love of Music, Arts, and Denim, this Music Festival will feature a live band fashion show collaboration, showcasing the latest of Macbeth’s Collection.

The brand has put together a 20-band-line up music festival carefully selected across different genres with a passion focused on highlighting both the main and underground music community. The line-up includes: Chelsea Alley, Urbandub, Rico Blanco, Mayonnaise, Chocolate Factory, Sandwich, Hilera, Even, Snakefight, Sucketseven, Fragments, CHNDTR, Faspitch, Soapdish, Written By The Stars, Divina, Lilith, Shotgun Combo, Imbue No Kudos, Macbeth All Stars, and Macbeth Superband.

This 20th Anniversary Show will be the official launch of Lady Macbeth and Macbeth Underwear, 10 years of Macbeth in the Philippines, and 20 years of Macbeth in the world.

What are you waiting for? Get your show invites now and enjoy the rad concert on October 8, 2022 (gate opens 11AM) at the Metrotent Convention Center, Pasig City.

For every single receipt purchase of any Macbeth Merchandise worth P1,200 you are entitled to one FREE show invite. You may also score 1 show invite for only P600.

Visit or any of the following participating Macbeth Studio Shops below: SM City North Edsa, SM City Manila, SM City Fairview, SM City Fairview 1 and 2, Farmers Plaza, Metropoint Mall, Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall, SM City Taytay, Ever Commonwealth Center, SM City Marilao, SM City Bacoor, SM City Sta. Rosa, Robinsons Place Lipa, Robinson Starmills, SM Center Imus, and SM City Rosario.

You can also visit the Macbeth booth at the RJAM’s second leg event also known as Rakista Jam Tayo- The Return (Free Entrance) on the 24th of September to purchase your favorite Macbeth merchandise at Eton Centris, Quezon City. This is valid to all the purchased receipts from August 25, 2022, until October 7, 2022.

See you there and let’s celebrate this extraordinary 20 rocking years!

Macbeth apparel and footwear brand for artist by artist by artist since 2022. At Macbeth everything we do is rad. Macbeth, step into our world of art and music. #20RockingYears

Concert Round-up: B.I. Offline – Hanbin Meets Filipino IDs

After meeting IDs in Singapore and Bangkok, South Korean singer-rapper B.I. visited Manila and met his IDs offline at the New Frontier Theater on Aug. 27. There were two shows especially for his fans in the Philippines, and each showcased not only B.I.’s myriad skills but also the connection between him and IDs.

The fan meet started with a video of B.I., and his powerful set started with “Waterfall” and “illa illa.” In between songs, there were other surprises prepared for the IDs, including games and interviews.
During the interview with the emcee, Hanbin said he wanted to try adobo and that Filipino fans are very passionate. “I’ll make sure to come back here. Please wait for me,” B.I. said.

The first game was a mystery box game. B.I. needed to guess the different items in the box (guyabano, toy snake, dried mangoes, and traditional pamaypay), and if he didn’t, there was a penalty. Spoiler alert: He did all the penalties even though he guessed the items correctly. He learned the choreography on the spot and danced to IVE’s “Love Dive” and NewJean’s “Attention.” B.I. also did push-ups and cute poses for fans as penalty.

They played a video next, and the IDs got to know Hanbin a little more with this interview (the questions were brought by the cutest MC Yeon Tan). B.I. said if he would have been a physicist if he weren’t an artist. He also recommends cheonggukjang as one Korean food that international fans should try. He was also asked about his dream or goal as an artist. “Putting my footsteps on the Grammy awards, putting my name on Billboard, and having concerts and going on a tour,” B.I. answered.
The show continued with multi-talented Hanbin’s performances of “Flame” and “Lover” that got the audience on their feet.

The second game of the event was called the date balance game, where fans would help B.I. decide what he should choose to do if they were on a date with him. What should B.I. wear on their amusement park date? The fans chose cute duck pajamas. They also taught him to say “mahal na mahal kita,” which made the game even more unforgettable.
B.I.’s set continued with “BTBT,” “Cosmos,” and “Re-birth.”

Filipino IDs also prepared a special video for B.I. and showed the projects and donations they have made to help various communities, especially during the pandemic. It was a heartfelt message and was further proof of how special this fandom is.

For his last song, B.I. sang “Gray” and walked around the venue to meet his fans even closer.

Aside from the fun-filled fan meet, ticket holders also had different fan benefits such as soundcheck access, hi-touch, and photo op.

B.I. said he wanted his fan meet to be fun, meaningful, and special, and by the end of the fan meet, I know it was all that and more.

B.I. last visited Manila with iKON in 2018, and B.I. Offline is his first fan meeting. Special thanks to Three Angles Productions.

Words by Ava Sharra
Photos by Danilo Factor
See more photos here

Ticket Outlets

Information and complete list of outlets/over the counter booths on major event ticketing providers in the Philippines.

note: some ticket outlets are closed due to covid restrictions, please call ticketing providers for info.

Tel. #: 8470.2222


-SM Mall of Asia Arena Box Office
-The SM Store: Business Service Center
(Aura, Bacolod, Bacoor, Baguio, Baliuag, Batangas, BF Paranaque, Bicutan, Butuan, Cabanatuan, Cagayan De Oro, Calamba, Cauayan, CDO Downtown, Cebu, Clark, Consolacion, Cubao, Daet, Dasmarinas, Davao, East Ortigas, Estancia, Fairview, General Santos, Grand Central, Ilo-ilo, Lanang, Legazpi, Lipa, Lucena, Makati, Mall of Asia, Manila, Marikina, Marilao, Masinag, Megacenter Cabanatuan, Megamall, Mindpro, Molino, Naga, North Edsa, Novaliches, Olongapo Central, Olongapo Downtown, Pampanga, Puerto Princesa, Rosales, Rosales, Rosario, San Fernando, San Jose Del Monte, San Lazaro, San Mateo, San Pablo, Seaside Cebu, Southmall, Sta. Mesa, Sta Rosa, Sucat, Tarlac, Taytay, Telebastagan, Trece Martires, Valenzuela)
-Eastwood Mall (concierge)
Lucky Chinatown Mall (concierge)

Tel. #: 8911.5555


-Smart Araneta Coliseum Box Office
-The SM Store: Business Service Center
(Aura, Fairview, Makati, Manila, Marikina, North Edsa, Megamall, San Lazaro, Southmall, Sta. Mesa, Mall of Asia
-Fishermall QC Department Store (Customer Service)
Eastwood Mall (Concierge)
Robinsons Galleria Department Store (Business Center)

Tel. #: 8891.9999

-Ticketworld Head Office
Suite 701, V. Madrigal Bldg. 6793 Ayala Ave., 1226 Makati City
Eastwood Mall (Concierge)
-National Bookstore – Cubao Super Branch
National Bookstore – Quezon Avenue
Robinsons Malls
(Galleria – 2nd level, Manila – 1st level, Metro East – 1st level, Magnolia – 1st Level, Starmills Pampanga – 1st, Cebu – 2nd level)
Solaire Resort and Casino (Box-Office)
Resorts World Manila
BGC Arts Center
-The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) – BOX OFFICE
Megaworld Malls
(Uptown Bonifacio – concierge, Eastwood – concierge)
-Ayala Malls Cinema
(Alabang Town Center, Glorietta 4, Greenbelt 1, Trinoma)

Wowee Posadas rolls out new single, “FOOLISH”

It’s hard to put a finger on “Foolish,” Wowee Posadas’ latest single, launched mid-November on YouTube, Spotify and other digital streaming platforms.

Not quite your typical pop ballad, it takes on a few unexpected twists and turns that belie his reckless spirit and musical derring-do.

Given the keyboard wizard’s extensive experience with Black Cows, his all-star Steely Dan tribute band, one can’t help but hear the strong influence of ’70s jazz-rock auteurs Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, notorious for their irreverent, quirky yet slick studio masterpieces.

For one, unusual chord clusters and odd meters heighten the tension and create an air of mystery.

But the references don’t end there. There’s also hefty chockfulls of jazz, Motown, R&B and even gospel in the doo-wop flavored inspirational tune that talks about moving on from life’s troubles and undesirable experiences.

And then there’s the synth solo—forty seconds of pure, analog goodness culled from his vintage Moog Model D reissue—a worthy nod to his jazz fusion heroes Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock.

Past the music video’s the three-minute mark, Wowee can be also be seen playing an original Stage 73 Fender Rhodes, yet another staple in any fusion keyboardist’s arsenal.

Now, here’s the clincher: “Foolish” encapsulates Wowee’s genius not just as a songwriter and arranger, but also as a multi-instrumentalist as well.

Of course, friends and colleagues—which reads like a who’s who in the local music industry—attest to his versatility, not just as an in-demand keyboard player, but also as a capable guitarist, bassist and drummer.

Just like his previous singles released within recent months, “Foolish” is a testament to Wowee’s DIY recording genius, as he clocked in a huge chunk of “studio time” hunched precariously over his trusty laptop, while swearing by the sheer genius of Apple’s Logic Studio app.

“I never thought I’d see the day when I could forego a real recording studio and just create a song using nothing but a single laptop,” he exclaims. “All tracks were done within Logic, except for the vocals, bass and rhythm guitar parts.”

Shedding light on the song’s origins, Wowee explains, “The musical arrangement started out in doo-wop style in 6/8 time, similar to that of ‘The Great Pretender’ by the Platters. It quickly evolved, however, into a pop-jazz tunes.

His creative muse couldn’t have come at a better time. He confesses, “I’ve always wanted to come out with my own tunes. And if there’s one thing I’m thankful for during the pandemic, it’s the opportunity to finally do it.”

“Since I love improvising on the keyboard, I originally envisioned my solo career to be that of an instrumentalist. Hence, ‘Eruption’ my very first single, is a jazz-fusion instrumental. By the way, ‘Eruption’ hit No. 55 on Apple iTunes’ Top 200 Philippine jazz tracks chart in May 2021.”

“After coming up with my subsequent single, ‘Bahaghari,’ which was a vocal track, I realized that I enjoyed singing and writing lyrics more. The journey has been great so far ‘coz I’m enjoying the recording and mixing process. Thanks to technological advancements in music production, I was able to record, mix and master all my songs by using just a laptop. It’s exciting! I’m learning new things as I go.”

Despite the radical changes in the music industry, Wowee points out the upside of today’s digital streaming platforms.

He points out, “Right now, music is primarily enjoyed or consumed via digital streaming. It has replaced physical music formats, such as vinyl records, cassettes and CDs. There’s nothing like having all your favorite music in one place and at your fingertips. I appreciate the immediacy and reach it brings.”

Buoyed by the modest success of his songwriting efforts, Wowee keeps on treading fearlessly through newer and more challenging musical terrain.

As his song goes, “It’s time to kiss all of your fears goodbye. You just have to continue writing your story.”

Check out “Foolish” on Spotify:

No Rome Releases ‘I Want U’

‘I Want U’ is the second track to be revealed from No Rome’s highly anticipated debut album ‘It’s All Smiles’, set for release on 3rd December by Dirty Hit. Recorded in a small apartment in No Rome’s hometown of Manila after the pandemic prevented him returning to London, the album was co-produced by Rome with BJ Burton (Kanye West, Bon Iver, Charli XCX) and George Daniel (The 1975).

In every sense of the phrase, ‘It’s All Smiles’ finds No Rome returning to his roots, both in terms of location and influences. As is immediately obvious from ‘When She Comes Around’, the record is the most refined expression of Rome’s self-coined term ‘Shoegaze R&B’. Vocal lines are indebted to the intense emotions expressed in R&B and run beautifully across highly textured production and instrumentation. Like Kevin Shields, the architect of My Bloody Valentine, No Rome paints with his production, taking straight-forward guitar playing and complicating it with the tools at his disposal.

New single ‘I Want U’ received its first play from Zane Lowe this week. As Rome explains, it began life in 2019 and helped form the foundations of the album

“this is the first song me and BJ worked on – that’s when we knew we were gonna make this album together. I wanted to do the lyrics more like talking, storytelling almost, painting the picture of what was happening that moment thru lyrics”

Originally written in the back of a tour bus in Las Vegas but never progressed beyond a demo, Rome picked the single back up last summer in Manila and this time it clicked. The final version features some of Rome’s finest lyricism to date and includes a host of found sounds in the beat—a nod to the DJ Shadow’s Endtroducing and other plunderphonics records that Rome obsessed over.

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WE MISS YOU! Maraming salamat sa inyong suporta sa Manila Concert Scene and we welcome you back to our concert scene. We hope to see you on #2021ManilaConcerts. ❤

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