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BGYO marks 2nd anniversary with “Be Us” album showcase at Skydome

BGYO members Gelo, Akira, JL, Mikki, and Nate are getting ready to set the stage on fire for their upcoming fan con—the “Be Us” second anniversary album showcase happening at SM City North Edsa Skydome this May 12 (Friday).

The group’s sophomore album “Be Us” showed great success as it has racked up over 4.3 million streams, while its tracks “Magnet” reached 1 million streams and “Tumitigil Ang Mundo” reached 1.5 million streams on Spotify. It also topped the iTunes’ album chart in the Philippines, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, and United Arab Emirates.

The “Be Us” second anniversary album showcase tickets will be available at SM Tickets priced at P2,500 (VVIP), P2,000 (VIP), and P1,000 (regular).

BGYO’s fans called ACEs are in for another surprise because the “Be Us” album box set is available for pre-order for only P1,999. The album box set contains a CD, lyric booklet, random mini standee, photocard set, pop grip, and ACEs pin. The pre-order would also serve as a ticket to a fan meet and greet with BGYO. Meanwhile, those who have pre-ordered “The Light” last year can enjoy a P200 discount voucher when they purchase the “Be Us” album box set.

Recently, BGYO became a trending topic after their leader Gelo went viral after a fan posted his 2×2 ID picture on Twitter which earned him praise for his stunning visuals, while the group’s main dancer Nate caught the attention of the K-pop group BTS who liked his dance cover of J-Hope and J. Cole’s “on the street” on TikTok.

Dubbed as the “Aces of P-Pop,” the group recently spread fun and excitement at Marquee Mall, Pampanga and The District Imus, Cavite last March 4 and 5 for their mall tour. They will be gathering the hearts of “ACEs” once again this March 26 at Ayala Malls Feliz, Pasig.

Be part of BGYO’s “Be Us” second anniversary album showcase on May 12 (Friday) at SM City North Edsa Skydome. Stay tuned with BGYO by following @bgyo_ph on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and subscribe to their official YouTube channel, BGYO Official.

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Newport World Resorts brings the best of OPM and reggae this March

Newport World Resorts marches right on with a magnitude of world-class concerts this month that will surely keep audiences coming back for more. Bringing the best genres for all generations of music fans, the month of March will be full of local and international acts gracing the award-winning stage of the Newport Performing Arts Theater (NPAT) once again.

The Musiko: Timeless Pinoy Bands concert series is back for another round of OPM greats this month. Side A and Freestyle will get the show on the road with a dose of epic performances featuring a medley of their hit songs throughout the decades on March 3, 2023 at 8 PM. Side A’s music captivates with their original songs that bring back memories and feelings through their tracks such as “Forevermore”, “Set You Free”, and “So Many Questions”. While Freestyle never goes out of style with their all-time hits “Before I Let You Go” and “So Slow”.

Another house-rocking performance will follow the next day as Aegis is back and ready for another high-powered concert dubbed “Aegis Unlimited”. The legendary OPM band known for their tracks “Sinta”, “Luha”, “Halik”, and “Basang Basa sa Ulan” is giving fans a non-stop fill of iconic rock anthems on March 4, 8 PM.

The rocker tandem of Mayonnaise and 6cyclemind are pulling in double the excitement and good music for Pinoy music fans for the fourth back-to-back show of the Musiko concert series slated for March 10, 8 PM. Mayonnaise is timelessness defined, having smash hits such as “Jopay”, “Bakit Part 2”, and “Tayo Na Lang Dalawa”. 6cyclemind came up the scene with “Sige”, “Biglaan”, “Sandalan”, and “Magsasaya” which remains a staple OPM jams.

From contemporary to OPM legends, live out loud by partying along the fun, breezy rhythms of reggae. One of the genre’s most celebrated artists, Quino from Big Mountain band alongside Selah Dub Warriors, returns to the NPAT stage on March 17. The vocalist and songwriter is the distinct voice behind the hit song “Baby, I Love Your Way”. Never miss a beat in a feel-good night dedicated to reggae music fans in the country.

Witness a multitude of world-class entertainment from the country’s spectacular acts and international music stars at Newport World Resorts. Tickets are available at all TicketWorld and SM Tickets outlets. For inquiries, contact the Newport World Resorts National Sales Team via JhayR dela Cruz at 0917 658 9378, Michael Feliciano at 0917 818 9847, Carl Cuaresma at 0917 829 2173, and Raf Sangco at 0917 807 9387, or call Ticketworld (02) 8891-9999, or SM Tickets (02) 8470-2222.

Escape the ordinary at Newport World Resorts, you know you want to. For more information on March entertainment shows, visit www.newportworldresorts.com and follow @newportworldresorts and on Facebook and Instagram, and @nwresorts on Twitter. Make the most of your visit and sign up for an Epic Membership or download the Newport World Resorts Mobile App for free at the Apple App Store and Google Play Store

Listen, Think, Feel, with the new song from The Dawn

love still a thing?”

This can easily be a line in a love song. But, this is a question raised by one of the country’s original rock bands, The Dawn, in their new song “Earth.”

Known for its anthem songs like “Salamat” and “Iisang Bangka,” “Earth” asks the existential question especially in the midst of all the political, social, and even personal uncertainties.

The Dawn frontman Jett Pangan explains, “We, as human beings, when we’re faced with troubles that seem insurmountable, we tend to look the other way. Maybe not to say we’re in denial, it’s more of the fear of the unknown. It’s been a struggle to be a human being. There’s always the question, can we go on like this? Is this the way we’re supposed to deal with things? Is there a better way?”

He pointed out that it’s not condescending but, in fact he asks himself the same question. The pandemic also raised that big question. “We’re all hoping that after all these we become better people,” he said.

Trust The Dawn to come up with a song that is timely and relevant. The society has seen a rise in mental health concerns among the youth. In fact, in a study by the University of the Philippines Population Institute (UPPI), it highlighted that between 2013 and 2021, there are twice the number of young Filipinos who felt loneliness, sadness, and being disliked.

One of the band’s guitarists Rommel “Sancho” Sanchez, emphasized that “Is love still a thing,” can also be read as “is empathy still a thing?” Sanchez said that with the mode of communications now, it’s easy to be snarky. Their hope is that through this song and with this one powerful line, people will pause, reflect, and hope that they can be a little kinder.

Apart from the significance of its lyrics, there are a lot of reasons that make “Earth” distinct.

It was recorded during the pandemic and every member of the group had to record individually. The Dawn drummer JB Leonor shared he made a story with the drum parts alone. There’s a reason for every note of the drum.

“Earth” is the last song that their bassist Mon Legaspi recorded before he passed away. And it was an ode to him that they committed to finish the track.

Sanchez was the last one to record the guitar parts. “I lost the recordings when my hard drive failed. We had to ask permission from Mon’s sister and asked a friend to help extract his parts. It was really difficult for me to record my parts,” he said.

The song itself went through a lot and now that it’s here, it is definitely a treat not only to the loyal fans of The Dawn but to everyone who appreciates great music.

The reception to “Earth” inspires the band to keep on going. Credit goes to Francis “Kiko” Reyes, one of the guitarists, who said that during the pandemic, the band continued to connect creatively. Pangan enthused that with all his rally calls and with the reception to the new song, all fingers point to a new collection of songs, or an EP.

Recognizing also how dynamic the music industry is these days, The Dawn wants to make sure they are a part of it. He added that the labels and genres now are blurred and people are more accepting when they listen to music. They do not specify if a song is too rock or too hiphop.

Through the years, The Dawn has been blessed with a platform to be heard and this time, it’s their new song “Earth.” There’s no line to cross now that music has melded in all genres. And The Dawn has a lot to offer and being a true rockstar that they are, they are just going where music takes them. No pigeonholing, just true love for music.

Listen to The Dawn’s Earth now on Spotify and YouTube.

Moonstar88 to launch their ‘Lourdes 2088’ vinyl through a free concert, meet and greet for fans

Following the release of their latest album “Lourdes 2088” in January, Filipino rock band Moonstar88 is launching their special edition purple-colored vinyl on Saturday, 18 February 2023 at Eton Centris. The concert starts at 7:00 PM but the band will also be hosting a meet and greet and vinyl signing with their fans starting at 4:00 PM.

This is in celebration of Moonstar88’s first album in ten years, as well as the anniversary of the band this month. This is the first vinyl release of the band in collaboration with The Grey Market Records and Backspacer Records.

The album is the first mixed reality album that provides the hybrid experience of music and today’s technology, accentuated by web 3.0 activations made in collaboration with GIGIL Metama, a web 3.0 agency.

“As a band, as much as we’re passionate about music, we’ve always been agile with how we can reach out to our fans and listeners,” explains Maysh Baay, the band’s vocalist. “The band started from the cassette era to CD to streaming/social media and now web3 and a somewhat full circle path to physicals (vinyl and trading cards). We ourselves are ardent art and music fans so we want to give the best experience to our fans. It’s exciting how technology makes that possible for music plus we are so lucky to have the best producers and collaborators for Lourdes 2088.”

About the album

“Lourdes 2088” plays with the idea of a dystopian future (2088) where inventions go beyond the realm of science—even heartaches have a solution in order for people to adapt.

Each track is represented by trading cards that each allude to a certain invention that helps people through emotional breakdowns brought about by heartbreak: the PusoCal (BreakUp Scheduler), ReEMO (Emotional Baggage Recycle Bin and Editor), Freezer (Cryogenic emotional stasis headwear), and more. The art for the trading cards, as well as the aesthetic of the album, is created by Nelz Yumul, the creative brain behind weewilldoodle, the Philippines’ premier doodle/illustration group.

Access to the trading cards is through the band’s vinyl priced at PHP 2,100. A limited Future Edition of the album PHP 3,000 will also be made available, one that grants the vinyl owner access to unique web 3.0 experiences and exclusive Moonstar88 content and perks.

“We will always embrace change just to reach the Filipino people na mahal ang music namin. From tapes to CDs, interactive CD, pop-up album…parang lagi natin mina-maximize anong meron than resisting it,” shares band guitarist Herbert Hernandez. “Kaya ano man ang darating na new format, it could be metaverse or actual bisita sa ibang bansa…ano pang means gagawin namin.”

“Lourdes 2088” is produced by Raymund Marasigan and Buddy Zabala, and recorded, mixed, and mastered by Shinji Tanaka at Kodama Studio.

Lourdes 2088 Tracklist:
Walang Katapusang Luha
Next Week
Feels So Right
Akong Bahala
Forever With You
Sumaya Ka Ba Sa Akin

About Moonstar88

Moonstar88 is an award-winning female-fronted pop-alternative Filipino band known for Pinoy love anthems such as Torete, Migraine, Gilid, Sulat, etc. The band is composed of Maysh Baay (Vocals), Herbert Hernandez (Guitars), Buddy Zabala (Bass) and Bon Sundiang (Drums). They have released 4 albums in the past. Their debut album “Popcorn”, which received warm reviews from critics and was played on both Top 40 and alternative radio stations. “Press to Play” album that brought even more raves and commercial success. “Todo Combo” album with sure-fire hits “Tadhana” and “Migraine” and ”This Year” album which features the singles “Ligaw” and “Gilid”. The album, designed by JP Cusion, also received the ”Best Design Packaging Category” in the adobo Design Awards 2013 as well as AWIT and STAR awards for Music for Best Alternative record. Their songs have over 180 million streams on digital streaming platforms.

Moonstar88 top-billed sold-out concerts locally and internationally such as “Dubai Tagfest Music Festival 2018,” “Okada Manila Malaya Music Fest 2022,” Dubai World Expo 2020 and many others. They are one of the favorite live acts at universities, festivals, corporate shows and other events.

Listen to “Lourdes 2088” on Spotify and Apple Music.

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Twitter: @moonstar88band
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Barbie Almalbis reunites with former bands, Hungry Young Poets and Barbie’s Cradle for a 25th Anniversary concert

Filipino alt-rock icon Barbie Almalbis celebrates her 25th year in the music industry with a concert chronicling her career as an artist who helped build Pinoy rock into what it is today: borderless and always evolving, shattering the assumption that the movement is “a Man’s Man’s World.”

Aptly titled Firewoman: 25 Years of Barbie Almalbis, the show will reunite two of her supergroups, Hungry Young Poets and Barbie’s Cradle for a special moment filled with vigor, nostalgia, and appreciation. Almalbis will be performing some of the biggest and most notable hits of her career in three separate sets: as a frontwoman of the aforementioned bands, and as a solo artist who managed to make a name for herself.

“While this is truly a dream for me, it was GNN Entertainment Productions who first believed it could happen and conceptualized the show,” the Tabing Ilog hitmaker reveals. “We reached out Ricci Gurango, Franklin Benitez, Rommel de la Cruz, Wendell Garcia, and Kakoy Legaspi, and we’re delighted that they were all excited to do it too. Ricci, who now lives in the US, is coming home to the Philippines for the show.”

Firewoman: 25 Years of Barbie Almalbis was conceived last year to honor the award-winning singer-songwriter’s contribution to OPM, and to celebrate her staying power with anthems that proved to be impactful to listeners of all ages.

“I’m just so excited to play alongside some of my old friends, who also happen to be some my favorite musicians,” Almalbis shares in an official press statement. “We have so many great memories, making music, touring, and growing up together. They’ve taught me so much over the years. I’m just so grateful for this opportunity to jam with all of them on the show. I’m also looking forward to sharing the stage with many other artists I admire.”

The event is set to take place at 123 Block in Mandala Park on Saturday, March 11, 2023, from 2 p.m. onwards. It will also feature performances by some of the country’s finest acts, including Sandwich, Gab Alipe of Urbandub, Clara Benin, I Belong To The Zoo, Kai del Rio, and Bird.

Almalbis also attributes her success as a musician, a woman, and a person of influence to her team’s dedication and hard work.

She adds, “I’m so grateful to still be playing, making music, and enjoying it a lot. It helps that I’m not doing it alone: my husband, who also loves music, helps me, especially during times when I find it hard to write. He’s a constant sounding board for ideas. Our daughter Stina has been joining in a lot lately too. I’m also so grateful for an excellent team: our manager Tommy, road manager Morris, and the band: Karel, Nikko, and Jonard. And of course, the one who holds the whole thing together. So much of my career was something I didn’t plan, so I always do my best to look to God and follow where he takes me. Music is such a gift; I’m praying I get to do it until I’m old and gray.”

Firewoman: 25 Years of Barbie Almalbis is presented by GNN Entertainment Productions, in partnership with Sony Music Entertainment, Backspacer Records, JB Music, Nova Wellness Store, and 123 Block.

Tickets to the show are available for purchase starting February 13 (Monday) at 6pm via TicketMelon.

Megaworld Lifestyle Malls celebrates Love Month with Valentine’s Concerts

Megaworld Lifestyle Malls is celebrating the Love Month with free live concerts featuring today’s hottest OPM artists and international acts.

Happening in four lifestyle malls – Eastwood City in Quezon City, Uptown Bonifacio and Venice Grand Canal in Taguig City, and Southwoods Mall in Biñan, Laguna – the live concerts are set to welcome guests and couples from all over the city to enjoy a night of music and good times.

The live performances are open to everyone for free at Eastwood City, Southwoods Mall, and Venice Grand Canal. Those going to Uptown Bonifacio just have to present a P1,500 single or accumulated receipt purchase from any Uptown Bonifacio establishment to gain access to the event.

Check out the schedules below and plan your Valentine’s concert date ahead!

February 11 – 7PM at Eastwood City
Leanne & Naara
Keiko Necessario
Arthur Miguel

February 11 – 7PM at Uptown Bonifacio
Timmy Albert

February 14 – 5PM at Southwoods Mall
Mark Michael Garcia

February 14 – 7PM at Uptown Bonifacio
Paolo Sandejas

February 14 – 7PM at Venice Grand Canal
Dotty’s World
Silent Sanctuary

February 15 – 7PM at Eastwood City
Stephen Speaks

February 16 – 7PM at Venice Grand Canal
Stephen Speaks

For more information, visit Megaworld Lifestyle Malls’ official Facebook and Instagram pages. You may also log on to megaworld-lifestylemalls.com or call 8-462-8888.

Gigi De Lana and the Gigi Vibes to rock and rule in “G Rules” concert

Gigi De Lana and the Gigi Vibes band are headlining a night full of rollercoaster emotions through music in the “G Rules” concert happening at The Theatre at Solaire on February 18 (Saturday) at 8 pm.

After the success of their “Domination” concert tour last year in Manila, the Middle East, and the U.S., Gigi and her bandmates composed of Jon Cruz (musical director, keyboard), Jake Manalo (bass), Julius Traqueña (guitar), and Romeo Marquez (drums) are once again rocking everyone’s hearts out with their original songs and amazing covers that have taken the internet by storm.

“Actually we wanted it to be as intimate as possible, yung abot kamay lang nila kami,” said Gigi about the upcoming event. “It will be something new, tampok ang mixed emotions sa show namin. And syempre hindi mawawala ang kulitan.”

Gigi, a Star Magic talent and Rise Studio artist, introduced in 2022 her self-titled debut album that earned over 3.9 million streams on Spotify by yearend. It features the hit song “Sakalam” and the key track “O Bakit Ba.”

Also included in the album released under Star Music are several soundtracks including “Akin Ka Na Lang” from the ABS-CBN series “A Family Affair, “Sa Dulo” from “The Broken Marriage Vow,” and “Nasa’yo Ako” from “Viral Scandal.” Also part of the album is her version of “Bakit Nga Ba Mahal Kita,” the official theme song of “Hello Heart” which she starred in alongside Gerald Anderson.

Join Gigi and the Gigi Vibes in the “G Rules” concert presented by ABS-CBN Events and Solaire Resort Entertainment City. Tickets are priced at P6480 (SSVIP), P5,400 (SVIP), P3,780 (VIP), P3,240 (gold), 2,160 (lower balcony), and P1,620 (upper balcony) available on ticketworld.com.ph and Solaire Box Office.

For more details, follow Star Music on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tiktok, and YouTube. For updates, follow @abscbnpr on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tiktok or visit www.abs-cbn.com/newsroom. You may also visit Solaire Resort Entertainment City’s website at www.solaireresort.com and follow @solaireresort on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

APO’s Jim Paredes and Boboy Garrovillo headline all-star OPM Valentine’s Day concert

The icons of Original Pilipino Music (OPM) will be performing at an all-star Valentine concert entitled “All Heart” to be held at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) Plenary Hall on February 14, 2023, Tuesday, at 8:30 pm.

Joining APO’s Jim Paredes and Boboy Garrovillo for a night of romantic reminiscing are Neocolors’ lead singer Ito Rapadas, Afterimage frontman Wency Cornejo, and Roselle Nava and Raymond Lauchengco.

The singers’ repertoire will be composed of their own greatest ballads that have become the soundtrack of real people’s love lives, relationships and even weddings. These include the APO’s “Panalangin” and “Ewan,” Wency Cornejo’s “Magpakailanman,” the Neocolors’ “Say You’ll Never Go,” Roselle’s “Bakit Nga Ba Mahal Kita?” and Raymond’s “So It’s You,” among many other hit songs.

The musical numbers will be interspersed by video interviews of real-life couples and the spiels of former DJ Joe D’Mango of the popular “Love Notes” radio program. These videos and spiels were especially produced for the concert.

“All Heart” marks the first time that all the six singers are gathering for a Valentine concert. The show will certainly be a perfect V-Day treat for music lovers regardless of age, status or gender.

Tickets to “All Heart” are available via Ticketworld https://premier.ticketworld.com.ph/shows/show.aspx?sh=ALLHEART23.

Louie Ocampo marks 45th years with a grand concert titled “Composer Ka Lang”

Composer, arranger, and media celebrity Louie Ocampo is set to mark his 45th anniversary in the entertainment business with a concert series titled “Composer Ka Lang” at The Theatre in Solaire Resort on February 4 & 5, 2023.

Produced by Viva Live Inc., in cooperation with Solaire Resorts Entertainment City, Composer Ka Lang stars Ocampo and features famous artists who will perform his hit songs.

These are Sharon Cuneta, Basil Valdez, Martin Nievera, Gary Valenciano, Marco Sison, Katrina Velarde, Janine Tenoso, Lyca Gairanod, and Jim Paredes & Boboy Garrovillo of the APO Hiking Society on February 4 & 5; Zsa Zsa Padilla and Sarah Geronimo on February 4; Regine Velasquez on February 5 and other surprise guests.

The show will focus on the music that Ocampo has created over the years as well as his experiences and memories as the favorite songwriter and arranger of some of the biggest names in the business.

Ocampo started out playing the piano and the organ as a child. This was followed by composing. His earliest hit songs were Maghihintay Ako Sa’yo recorded by Anthony Castelo, Hagkan popularized by Sharon Cuneta and Ewan by the APO Hiking Society. Ewan, co-written with world-famous classical pianist Rowena Arrietta bagged Second Place at the Second Metro Manila Popular Music Festival in 1979.

Ocampo soon became a popular music director and arranger but he kept up with his songwriting and has since then produced some of the biggest and most enduring hits in the area of Philippine pop music.

Among these are: Ikaw by Sharon Cuneta, Tell Me by Joey Albert, You Are My Song by Martin Nievera, Say That You Love Me by Basil Valdez, Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin by Joey Albert, Don’t Say Goodbye by Pops Fernandez, So Many Questions by Side A, Kahit Isang Saglit by Vernie Varga, Si Aida Si Lornat si Fe by Marco Sison, Babalik Ka Rin by Gary Valenciano, Closer You And I by Gino Padilla and many others.

Therefore, does Louie Ocampo deserve the tag, Composer Ka Lang. Find out the answer on Ferbuary 4 & 5 at 8pm at The Theatre at Solaire. Tickets are now available at Ticketworld: www.ticketworld.com.ph or call 8891-9999.


WATCH: Louie Ocampo shared the real story of the songs “Tell Me”, and “Ewan”

Filipino folk-pop band The Ransom Collective to stage reunion concert next month

The Ransom Collective return to the live stage after years of remote collaborations and pursuing individual projects.

Aptly titled Hello Again: The Ransom Collective Reunion Show, the outdoor concert marks the first time that they will be performing together as a band in three years. The event is set to take place at 123 Block in Mandala Park on February 4, 2022 (Saturday), from 6 p.m. onwards.

Aside from headlining the concert, the six-piece act is also set to perform a long set, featuring some of their most notable songs, as well as new ones in their repertoire.

They’re also dishing some rearranged numbers with guest sessionists to further elevate the attendees’ concert-going experience.

“It’s been over two years since we’ve all been in the same room together,” the indie folk outfit shares in a statement. “Life has taken each of us in all sorts of different directions. After countless Zoom meetings and remote collaboration, we are so excited to finally have the chance to create and perform live together once again.”

The reunion show is also the band’s way of expressing gratitude to their fans, who have continued to support and inspire them through their journey as musicians. Sharing the stage are some of their peers and contemporaries in the music industry, including Cheats, syd hartha, and Gabba. Special merch will be available at the venue, and there will be booths and activities curated especially for the attendees.

“We’ll only be complete for about a month, so we want to make the most of it,” the Traces act explains. “We’ll be squeezing in as much time as we can jam and experiment with new material while we practice and prepare for our reunion show on February 4th. We’re planning to play a long set, maybe even our longest ever. We’ve got some special guests lined up and a few surprises planned for the evening.”

Hello Again: The Ransom Collective Reunion Show is presented by GNN Entertainment Productions and The Ransom Collective.

Tickets to the show are available for purchase starting January 5 (Thursday) at 6pm via bit.ly/helloagaintrc.