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Rivermaya Is Back With A Heavy Rock N’ Roll Feels Single ‘Manila’


 Thanks to Azrael, I woke up to the sound of the ‘new’ Rivermaya. Heavy with the rock n’ roll feels, it looks like the Filipino rock band has finally ‘found’ its right place back once again. For more than 23 years, Rivermaya has been currently moving in circles with different lineup since frontman Bamboo Mañalac departed from the band in 1998. The unexpected departure paved the way for Rico Blanco to assume the primary vocals with remaining member Mark Escueta. Perf de Castro and Nathan Azarcon were replaced by Kakoy Legaspi, Mike Elgar, and Japs Sergio in 2001. Japs penned […]


Charlie Puth’s Fans Get A Dose of ‘Attention’ At The Uptown Mall


 Even the heavy rains couldn’t stop unwavering fans from coming to Uptown Mall in Bonifacio Global City to hear Charlie Puth’s newest single ‘Attention’ and see local bands perform some of Puth’s hit songs via Wish 107.5 FM’s Wish Bus team up with Warner Music Philippines. Asia’s Soul Siren Nina also made a comeback today marking it as her ‘first public appearance’ where she sang some of her past hits and a cover of ‘Attention.’ ‘Attention’ is a funk and disco-injected pop rock tune released late in April this year. The groovy mid-tempo track is the lead single of Charlie’s […]


Disney Princess: I Dare To Dream aspirant Hya’s story will truly melt your hearts


 Inspired by Disney’s iconic princesses and their incredible stories and qualities, Disney Princesses: I Dare To Dream will bring viewers on a magical journey of six young Filipino girls as they pursue their dreams with the help of various mentors headed by Disney legend Lea Salonga with theater actress Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo, social educator Efren Penaflorenda, veterinarian Dr. Nielsen Donato, animator Tito Romero, chef Jessie Sincioco, and YouTuber and host Charisma Star. One of the aspiring Disney Princess is Hya Tara Leonardo, who is the eldest among the 6 girls performing from this 12–episodic web series, a first-of-its-kind digital reality-series produced […]


16 Topics that went viral on social media 2016


 Pokemon Go Everyone went berserk and crazy online as soon as Niantic’s Pokemon Go was released in the Philippines shore. Almost every 80s and 90s boys and girls were eager and have patiently waited for the announcement of this mobile game. The hype went to awesomeness. Strangely, the clamor has died down before 2016 ended its reign. Coldplay Philippines’ Concert When a Coldplay in Manila fan-made poster was posted online a few years back, it drew a lot of high hopes wishing for this popular band to make its first-ever concert in the Philippines. The wait was finally over when […]

Coldplay Announce Asian Tour for April 2017

Coldplay finally rocks Manila! Pre-sale reservation of tickets for Globe customers starts Nov. 18!


 “Tell me your secrets and ask me your questions…” Almost all the music-minded people in the world have been preparing for this awesome news. And when the headline broke out, everyone just went “Yellow”! Coldplay have announced last Nov. 16 a run of Asian stadium shows for the acclaimed A Head Full Of Dreams Tour, including the band’s first ever concerts in Taiwan, the Philippines, and South Korea (they last played Japan in 2014 and Singapore in 2009). Tickets for the Asian dates go on sale on 17 Nov (Seoul), 18 Nov (Singapore, Tokyo) and 24 Nov (Manila, Taipei). “Look […]


Eraserheads ‘reunited’ one more time


 Last night, rock band Eraserheads made a surprise appearance and made every Eheads fans dream came true after seeing Ely Buendia, Marcus Adoro, Buddy Zabala, and Raimund Marasigan together in one stage, one more time. The surprise concert-themed gig happened last night during the unveiling of the new logo for a telecommunication company held in Makati Shangri-La Hotel. The Philippine alternative band gained popularity in the 90s and even to the day that the band disbanded, fans became even more interested and curious of their next move. Individual members of Eraserheads formed their own bands and are still active in […]


Rivermaya reunion happened while you were sleeping last night


 “Rivermaya reunion happened while you were sleeping last night” That was the catch phrase Roxanne Nebres, concert photographer, posted on her Facebook page, accompanying a video of the song “Himala” performed by no-less than the original members of the 90s rising Pinoy Rock era band, Rivermaya. Perf De Castro, Nathan Azarcon, Mark Escueta, and Rico Blanco reunited last night at 19 East of what could be a sign for an upcoming reunion in the future. Bamboo Manalac (also known as Bamboo), lead singer of Rivermaya first generation, was invited but unfortunately he was in the US when this all happened. The reunion […]


Quezon City 75th Diamond Jubilee events and schedules


 For the first time in Quezon City‘s history, a grand event will be witnessed by its constituents and guests as the 75th Diamond Jubilee revs up with a Mardi Gras parade of 500 full costumed festival dancers from the Philippines’ grandest and biggest fiesta celebrations. The City will bring home culturally-charged and fully synchronized dance exhibitions from Aklan‘s Ati-atihan, Iloilo‘s Dinagyang, Baguio‘s Panagbenga, Bacolod‘s Masskara, and Davao‘s Kadayawan to kick-off in Tomas Morato on October 10, 2015. This event will be enjoyed by residents and tourists alike. It’s a chance to experience five of our country’s best festivities all in one day without […]


Meet the Top 10 McJim Dreams Get Real: The Search for the Next OPM Star Season 2 finalists


 Now on its 2nd year, the McJim Dreams Get Real: The Search for the Next OPM Star competition have revealed the Top 10 contestants who will all compete for the grand prize come November 9, 2015 to be held in Music Museum. The 10 finalists come from different walks of life—students, freelance singers, and professionals, among others. A lot of them acknowledged that the intensity they felt in our competition made it quite different from the competitions they had joined in the past. Let’s meet the Top 10 Viewed 45520 times by 4506 viewers ADMINJuan Manila Express is a magazine-themed blog […]

Stunning Zsa Zsa Padilla sharing matters regarding her most anticipated comeback at the concert scene.

‘Divine Diva’ Zsa Zsa Padilla returns to concert scene with ‘Beginnings’


 Taking the stage of Newport Performing Arts and Theather at Resorts World Manila, iconic female OPM recording artist Zsa Zsa Padilla is back to celebrate the 32nd chapter of her career in the entertainment industry Confessed being a bit challenged after being away from performing at concerts for 6 years, Zsa Zsa is now ready to take another exciting plot in her life sharing the stage with her daughter Karylle and the “Concert King” Martin Nievera. “I really need kind of a push, kase pag matagal ka talagang nawala sa concert scenes it’s not that easy, parang, ‘you know, building your audience again,” Padilla expressed during her presscon held last May 27 at Resorts World Manila. Named after her newest album released by PolyEast Records, “Beginnings”, it was helmed by respected musical director Homer Flores featuring Padilla’s covers of laid-back music together with a 13-piece band and 3 back-up vocalists promising to unleash the best of her 32 years in showbiz. Among the songs that she will perform includes “All of Me” by John Legend, “Quando, Quando, Quando,” “Quizáz, Quizáz, Quizáz,” with some of her revival songs from the latest album, OPM and foreign medleys and her original tracks such as “Hiram,” Kahit na,” and “Ikaw Lamang.” Padilla gave a ‘Divine Diva’ version on songs including “If I Could” by Regina Belle and “One Hello” by Randy Crawford in “Beginnings” subsequent to her album in 2013 “Palagi” which was released after the loss of Comedy King, Dolphy. “Beginnings” opens with a revived track from 70s’ pop ballad of Walter-Murphy titled “Just a Love Song,” with the rest of the songs of her personal choice. “PolyEast Records and I were urged to come up with an album that I hoped everyone would enjoy. 10 tracks of some of my favorite music from the 70s’ and one song from 8Os’,” said Padilla.  Zsa Zsa Padilla with “Beginnings” will amp NPAT on July 31 produced by Resorts World Manila in partnership with Ultimate Shows, Inc. Viewed 38636 times by 4452 viewers Theresa InoncilloJournalism student, intern at the momentMore Posts – Website

2015 MTV Music Evolution Manila (James T. Austria)

MTV Music Evolution rocks the night out in Manila


 International and local hip-hop artists come together to rock the night out in the 2015 MTV Music Evolution Manila at the Quirino Grandstand, Rizal Park on May 17, 2015. Known by their unique style in music, particularly in hip-hop, local artists like Abra, Gloc-9, and were lined-up with internationally renowned musicians like Naughty by Nature, YG, and DJ Cash Money. Performing their hits, the crowd went wild as they dance and party to the beats of the night. More over, the music event that night was hosted by MTV Asia’s VJ Alan Wong and VJ Hanli Hoefer, alongside MTV Philippines’ […]

2015 Guam Live International Music Festival

Nick Jonas and Tinashe to perform at the 2nd Annual Guam Live International Music Festival


 The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) is pleased to announce singer, songwriter and performer Tinashe and multi-talented artist Nick Jonas are confirmed to perform for the 2nd Annual Guam Live International Music Festival slated for June 5-6, 2015 at Paseo Stadium in Hagatña. The Rising Star The stunning 21-year old star, Tinashe brings a distinct and dynamic vision of R&B punctuated by hip-hop attitude, pop flavor, rock swagger and electronica spark. This specific and unique mixture of genres can be traced back to her childhood in Los Angeles and her father’s Shona Heritage from Zimbabwe.   Tinashe’s released Aquarius, her debut […]


19th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Festival happens on Feb. 12-15, 2015


 Last year, there were no celebrations of Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Festival (PIHABF)… What we meant, officially there was none. The last Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Festival was staged in 2013, the 18th year. It was supposed to be followed in 2014. Hence a break and needed preparation were done, skipping 2014, to present the BIGGEST ans comeback of the Philippines’ first, foremost and longest-running gathering of aviators and aviation enthusiasts from around the globe is back for another Weekend of Everything That Flies! Yes, Philippines! This year’s Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Festival is set on February 12 to 15 […]

MAGIC! PERFORMS LIVE IN MANILA. MAGIC! Coming to Manila on October 22.

If you love “Rude” then you’ll love this exciting news!


 Almost everyone we know can sing to this lyrics “Why you gotta be so rude? Don’t you know I’m human too? Why you gotta be so rude? I’m gonna marry her anyway…” And if the answer is yes to this song, then you’re in an awesome surprise! MAGIC!, the band behind the hit song “Rude” will have a one-night concert Live in Manila on October 22 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resort’s World Manila. And do you know why this concert is so exciting? Because this is the very first time that the band from Toronto with Carribean flavor will be performing […]

VERTICAL HORIZON LIVE IN MANILA. An Epic Summer concert by Resorts World Manila.

Vertical Horizon Live in Manila 2014 – An Epic Summer concert by Resorts World Manila


 Veritcal Horizon Live in Manila, an Epic Summer concert from Resorts World Manila, was the 3rd time for this American alternative rock band composed of Matt Scannell, lead vocals, lead guitar (1990–present), Ron LaVella, drums (2009–present), Donovan White, guitar (2012-present), and Jeffrey Jarvis, bass (2012-present). Based on the band’s line-up, Vertical Horizon had gone past through changing of members. Vertical Horizon dished out close to a dozen of past and new songs that delighted their fans.  In between, Matt shared some background stories of their songs. He also shared that hey had halo-halo, ox tail soup (we bet that was kare-kare), crispy pork knuckles (crispy pata) for dinner, before coming up on stage last night. […]

TATTOO TREND TALKS. Some of the prolific and experienced speakers when it comes to music in a photo ops during the launch of Tattoo Trend Talks.

ARMIN ONLY headlines first ever Tattoo Trend Talks on May 30


 Trend Talks by Tattoo aims to stimulate insightful exchange of ideas from both local and international speakers, to share expertise and discuss future trends. With this, Tattoo provides another venue for subscribers to express their passion for music while engaging with them in stimulating discussion. TrendTalks by Tattoo, what?  Globe Telecom‘s launch of GoSURF and its partnership with the world’s biggest music platform, Spotify is just the beginning for Globe and its subscribers to engage  and explore the passion for music. Dubbed as Tattoo Trend Talks, the first of Trend Talks –  the exchange of insightful ideas and Tattoo, the  country’s leading […]


Renee Olstead back in Manila for a one-night Summertime Dinner Concert


 24-year old American actress and singer Renee Olstead is back in Manila for a one-night special Summertime Dinner Concert at Isla Grand Ballroom in EDSA Shangri-La Manila. (RELATED: Hey Manila! Renee Olstead is back for a one-night dinner concert) Renee is set to perform songs from all of her albums. Renee, at an early age, started singing country songs and as her experience grows, so her musicality and love for jazz music came to be. When we asked her, she told us that she drew inspirations from, Renee said that as she grows older the more creative she gets into writing […]

CHOOSE YOUR VIBE. win tickets to the Macklemore and Ryan Lewis concert/Bruno Mars Pre Party and make your friends go crazy.

Join Viber’s Choose Your Vibe Sweepstakes to win tickets to the Macklemore and Ryan Lewis concert/Bruno Mars Pre Party and make your friends go crazy


 The contest is not over, so keep sending in your entries for chances to win tickets to the Macklemore and Ryan Lewis concert or the Bruno Mars Pre-Party. Party it up with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis at their concert on March 16 or enjoy the shenanigans with Bruno Mars at his pre-party on March 21! 2 parties, 2000 tickets, Choose Your Vibe! To learn how to win a ticket to either event, click here: When LegCat’s done with yoga, he’s going to go back to checking your group messages! Only 2 more days to send your entries in for the chance […]

GLAIZA DE CASTRO. Kapuso actress had a blast at 7107 International Music Festival. (Photo borrowed from GMA-7).

Kapuso actress Glaiza de Castro showed off her rocker chic personality during Red Hot Chili Peppers performance at 7107 concert


 It was during the start of the first song of American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers that we realized that we were hanging out on the same platform with GMA-7 Kapuso actress Glaiza de Castro and we thought the quirk lady in front of us was just a regular concertgoer inching her way to see the one-of-a-lifetime performance of Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith, and Josh Klinghoffer – collectively known as the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Glaiza was in her high spirit and she was just stunned just like the rest of the crowd when the band started to play their first […]

SUCCESSFUL GIG. Red Hot Chili Peppers and the 7101 International Music Festival.

Red Hot Chili Peppers and the 7107 International Music Festival


 If it’s meant to be, then it is really meant to be. Just like what the old adage says and true to that, one of our dreams came true when we stepped into the grounds of Global Gateway Logistics City for the 7107 International Music Festival to witness and photographed one of 90‘s greatest alternative/funk rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers. Lady luck must have been on our side ‘coz days before this big musical event in Clark‘s history, we would constantly hear songs of Red Hot Chili Peppers played on somebody else’s music box, little did we know that we […]

WELCOME 2014. List of countdowns and shindigs on 2014 New Year's Eve.

List of countdowns and shindigs on 2014 New Year’s Eve


 Here are the list of countdowns and shindigs on 2014 New Year’s Eve where you can celebrate with your families and loved ones. Marriott Hotel Manila – Get Ready for 2014 Celebrate the New Year with a shindig like no other where you can dance to beat of the countdown with live entertainment, delicious food, drinks and party til midnight and beyond. Party starts from 8 PM to 1 AM at the Greatroom on December 31, 2013 for Php 4,888 featuring live performance from Shayne and the Brown Union Band; Signature Buffet and Open Bar. Eastwood City – New Year Countdown […]

GIVE BACK PHILIPPINES. Justin Bieber showed love and support to Typhoon Yolanda affected communities in Tacloban City.

Justin Bieber showed love and support to Typhoon Yolanda affected communities in Tacloban City


 International pop-superstar Justin Bieber earned back the love and respect from his Filipino fans when he, without much fanfare, visited the Typhoon Yolanda affected communities in Tacloban City, Tuesday morning, December 10, via private jet, reportedly owned by local comedian and host, Willie Revillame. Photos of the young star posted on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook showed Justin kissing and playing hoops (read: basketball) with the kids from Tacloban that showed an warmth gesture brought by the young superstar for the Philippines. The visit was part of his #GiveBackPhilippines campaign to generate funds for Yolanda survivors. Through his Twitter account and various websites, […]

BENEFIT CONCERT IN AMERICA FOR TYPHOON YOLANDA VICTIMS. American artists to perform for a benefit concert for the rehabilitation of Typhoon Yolanda victims.

American artists to perform for a benefit concert for the rehabilitation of Typhoon Yolanda victims


 This is just amazing. More than 10 classic American artists are set to perform for a benefit concert for the rehabilitation of Typhoon Yolanda victims slated to take place on December 21, 2013 at 7:00 pm at the Citizen’s Business Bank Arena, in Ontario, California. The benefit show dubbed as “Philippines Relief Concert: All Star Charity Show,” the concert, was the fruit of a conversation between Mr. John Gummoe of the Cascades, and Mr.Danee Samonte of Steve O’ Neal Productions. Both Mr.Gummoe and Mr. Samonte had heard about the desperate situation of the survivors of Typhoon Yolanda, and wanted to come up with a fundraising event. American musical artists, most of who have […]

Resorts World Manila's Thrillapalooza kicks-off with Jaya and Janno Gibbs performances.

Resorts World Manila’s Thrillapalooza kicks-off with Jaya and Janno Gibbs performances


 After Musikat Jam last summer, Resorts World Manila (RWM) is set to heat up the groove once more with superb performances acts from local industry’s premier performers on a another roster of world-class talents for its anniversary concert series “Thrillapalooza” all throughout August at the Newport Mall Plaza. What’s special about Thrillapalooza aside from boasting a host of performers to cater to every music lover’s taste is the fact that it is absolutely free! Kicking-off the center stage last August 2 were the classic tandem of Jaya and Janno Gibbs. Speaking in front of the crowd who attended the Thrillapalooza press conference on […]

Bench presents Lee Min Ho Live In Manila.

Bench presents Lee Min Ho Live In Manila


 Bench presents Lee Min Ho Live In Manila My Everything – World Tour 2013. My Everything – World Tour 2013 will happen on July 6, Saturday, 8PM, Mall of Asia Arena. Buy your tickets at or call (02) 470-2222. Viewed 42470 times by 2591 viewers ADMINJuan Manila Express is a magazine-themed blog of different niche from daily grind to headline news, to entertainment updates and social media related topics. Email us at [email protected] for your suggestions and comments. Thank you for visiting!More Posts