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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 […]


Coachella Feels With Wanderland


 Wish granted! Thanks to Globe Telecom, I had the opportunity to blog about a music festival. It’s not just a simple, small-time event…it’s an annual, major kind of thing. I love attending music-filled happenings (Coachella music fest is still on my bucket list), as I enjoy those moments of discovering fresh talent and watching legends play live. What I love about Wanderland 2017 is not just being given special access to feature it here on the JME blog, but the new location that is very close to (my) home. The Filinvest City grounds was so perfect for Wanderland! Moreover, I […]

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 […]


Bakood Festival 2016 MUSIKO Marching Band, Drum Battle, and Show Competition


 It was our first time to cover Bakood Festival and it was a great opportunity to watch marching bands from different provinces and region of the country as they gallantly paraded their costumes and uniforms for the whole day in the streets of Poblacion in Bacoor, Cavite last Saturday. The Marching Bands Parade was part of the Bakood Festival 2016 MUSIKO and Bacoor’s 345th Founding Anniversary celebration highlighted with the Drum Battle, Show Competition, and Awarding Ceremony attended by town head Mayor Lani Mercado-Revilla. This blog was part of the social media and online sites who were invited by Edwin Guinto of the […]


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 […]


JBL Acoustical Space reopens in SM Megamall with improved access to audio products


 JBL Acoustical Space under Beyond Innovations Inc. reopened its recently renovated audio store in SM Megamall with improved access to HARMAN’s award-winning products from legendary brands such as JBL™, harman/kardon™ and AKG™. JBL Acoustical Space features award-winning products from HARMAN’s brands, including home audio products, high-performance loudspeakers and headphones for everyone from sound aficionados and tech gurus to music lovers and style seekers. The event also marked as the official grand opening of JBL Acoustical Space which is located at the 4th floor Cyberzone, the technology and lifestyle center of SM Megamall. This event, attended by JBL/HARMAN and Beyond Innovations executives, dealers and […]


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 […]


Ricky Gervais is back for 2016 Golden Globes Award but you didn’t know he was once part of the new wave synth-pop Seona Dancing


 For the millennials and 90s kids, they’ve known Ricky Gervais as the creator of The Office, the man who advocates for animal rights, a comedian, and the all-time favorite Golden Globes emcee. But did they think that Ricky Gervais looked like this before? Before he became this? Oh no! Not that one. But this. Just to freshen up your memory. Ricky and friend Bill Macrae was once a British synth-pop duo back in the 80s when they formed Seona Dancing in 1982. Although quite popular, Seona Dancing never made it big time internationally speaking, but interestingly their “More To Lose” became […]


Power Mac Center celebrates 21st anniversary with Spotlight launch


 Power Mac Center, the country’s premier Apple partner store, celebrated its 21st anniversary with the introduction of Power Mac Center Spotlight, the brand’s newest art venue made possible through its partnership with Ayala Land Inc. and Circuit Makati. The anniversary was held last August 26 in Greenbelt 5 Fashion Walk with performances by Manila Symphony Orchestra, Chuva Choo Choo teaser, and the second season of Sync Sessions kicked off with musical performance by Franco and Urbandub. “This is always such a treat to see our friends join us as we celebrate another milestone tonight. We have been blessed to reach […]

Up Dharma Down, sharing stories behind "All the Good Things"

Up Dharma Down promotes ‘all the good things’ about Singapore with their latest single


   Emerging four-piece Philippine indie band Up Dharma Down (UDD) revealed the beauty of Singapore releasing another eargasmic hit entitled “All the Good Things” In collaboration with Singapore Tourism Board, the latest single defines all of their unique experiences as a band, inspired by the breathtaking landscapes of Singapore. “Through this collaboration with Up Dharma Down, we hope that Filipino travelers will view Singapore as a destination where they can partake in unique experiences across retail, dinning, entertainment and attractions,” expressed Adrian Kong, the Area Director for Philippines and Brunei of Singapore Tourism Board. In the event last May 19 at […]

Hale performs in the first-ever Spotify Sessions in the Philippines.

Spotify celebrates 1st year anniversary with the biggest comeback of 2015


 Spotify, the most popular music streaming application, celebrates its first birthday in the Philippines on Wednesday, April 22, 2015. In the event, they have spilled that Philippines emerged as its second fastest-growing market globally and its biggest market in Asia-Pasific. The music streaming service has already reached 2.5 billion music streams from Pinoy music lovers in just a year from launch–highest streams accumulated from any Asian Market in just one year since launch. Sunita Kaur, Spotify Asia’s Managing Director, expressed how they are ‘thrilled by the warm welcome’ from the Filipino music fans. She also mentioned, “We want to celebrate a […]

The 5 of the members of Orchestra of the Filipino Youth who performed during the Earthday Jam 2015 Presscon.

Earthday Jam Foundation celebrates 15th anniversary with Earthday Jam 2015 event on April 24 in the streets of Bonifacio Global City


 Celebrating its 15th year anniversary, Earthday Jam Foundation Inc. further clarified the highlights and objectives of the Earthday Jam 2015, in a press conference, April 14, at Gerry’s Grill, Greenbelt 3, Makati City “We are now on our 15th year and have been recognized as the longest running free environmental music tribute in the world,” said Lou Bonnevie, President of Earthday Jam Foundation and executive producer of the event. According to her, it all happened through the relentless campaigns, with supports from concerned groups like artists, government and private sector agencies, by which, aside from disseminating information regarding the nature’s […]


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 […]

Black Eyed Peas member gets a warm welcome from North Luzon Regional Business Unit Head Kay So.

Proud Pinoy, of Black Eyed Peas opens his first Jollibee store in Pampanga


 We’ve already heard countless stories of this young man, a native of Pampanga from our friends who live in the province, how he spends time when he is not touring the world and hosting gigs in the country. Certainly that young man has gone a long way and today, Allan Pineda better known as the Filipino-American rapper of world-renowned group Black Eyed Peas steps down from the stage to be the owner of his first Jollibee franchise, his first store in Dau, Pampanga. has ventured into the food business as a franchisee of the country’s number one family fastfood chain, Jollibee. […]


Bamboo, the artist and brand ambassador, beefs up latest endorsement


 Bamboo, the Artist Bamboo Mañalac better known as Bamboo in the music industry has gone a long way from the teenage alternative pop frontman of the early Rivermaya, a five-man band in the 90s that soar the airwaves with hits such as Himala, Kisapmata, 214, Ulan, Awit ng Kabataan, and so much more. Bamboo together with former bandmates headlines many gigs before leaving the Philippines around in 1998 for the States. He came back in 2002 to become one of the most-sought after rock ambassador in the country. His countless achievements include fronting for his band Bamboo, coaching for The Voice Philippines, and becoming […]


Spotify Premium upgrade for more music and less money!


 Upgrade to Spotify Premium Want more Fall Out Boy music for less? Why not upgrade to Spotify Premium on or before December 31st and get 2 months free! Download and install Spotify on your mobile device… or if you have it already, upgrade to Spotify Premium by buying one month for Php 129 only (*good for 3 months) before the year ends. Visit to upgrade. Premium upgrade lets you listen to your favorite songs even when you’re offline. No restrictions. No ads. Might be a great gift for yourself this holiday season! Jump here to learn more on how to upgrade to […]

Actor-comedian Vhong Navarro tops Google Top Philippines Trending Searches in 2104.

Vhong Navarro tops Google Philippines Trending Search in 2014


 Google Top Trending Searches in 2014 Might be surprising to some but for those who are following Vhong Navarro‘s alleged rape case filed by Deniece Cornejo and mauling incident perpetrated by a group led by Cedric Lee, Google Philippines‘ year-end report that the actor-comedian tops the list of search in 2014 only proves that a lot of netizens are following these cases. This was revealed during Google Philippines’ Year in Search 2014 coinciding the first public appearance of Google Philippines Country Manager Ken Lingan held at Nest MNL Table & Bar in Bonifacio Global City. Following Vhong Navarro on the list are Flappy […]

TEETH FRONTMAN GLENN JACINTO SINGS SOLO. Glenn Jacinto of Teeth - 'Laklak' and 'Prinsesa' fame, shoots and records single for his solo project. (Photoby John Darrel Valdez)

Glenn Jacinto, frontman of 90s rock band Teeth, comes back with solo single ‘Habang Buhay’


 Glenn Jacinto, frontman of 90‘s OPM rock band Teeth has  come back with his first solo single ‘Habang Buhay‘ and is now being played over the airwaves. ‘Habang Buhay’ is being played on Jam 88.3 and Rakista Radio (#1 song in its countdown for the week of Sept 7-13). Glenn and his former Teeth bandmates came back for a reunion concert series a few months ago after settling his way in the States for 14 years. Teeth is the band behind ‘Laklak,’ ‘Shooting Star,’ and the equally popular ‘Prinsesa.’ Kids nowadays would have heard ‘Prinsesa’ from Daniel Padilla. Nice version, though. Last August, Glenn […]

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 […]

SONS OF OPM ICONS. GENERATION is Kowboy Santos, Ige Gallardo, and Joe and Mike Chan.

Sons of OPM icons enter the music scene as one rock band GENERATION


 Yup! The sons of OPM icons are out to prove themselves that they are true-blooded pedigree of their moms and dad who are established recording artists in their own fields. And the sons enter the music scene as one rock band called GENERATION. Joe and Mike are sons of popular singer/balladeer/composer Jose Mari Chan; Ige Gallardo is the son of renowned singer Celeste Legaspi; and Kowboy Santos is the son of Philippine rock icon, Sampaguita. Joe and Mike, Ige and Kowboy formed GENERATION in 2008 sharing passion for classic rock music. Joe plays bass guitar, Mike plays keyboard, Ige plays rhythm guitar, […]

DREAMS GET REAL. McJim Classic Leather proclaims three winners for the next OPM star.

It’s a Triple Tie! New OPM Stars proclaimed during McJim Leather Classic’s “Dreams Get Real” talent search


 The Search for the Next OPM Star winners has been proclaimed and all the six talented acts have their dreams fulfilled to record their original songs and released on Dreams Get Real compilation album. JBK, Fifth Dynamics, and Neo Domingo won Triple Tie making them “Dreams Get Real” The Search for the Next OPM Star” champions last June 30 at Teatrino stage in Promemade, Greenhills.“Dreams Get Real: The Search for the Next OPM Star” was a project of McJim Leather Classic and project head Chris Cahilig whereas to give support to local and unheard aspiring talents that will become part of the next OPM […]

A-LIST. A-List models represent Converse Philippines Spring Summer 2014 collections.

Sneakers Clash transforms your Converse into a unique work of art


 The return of Converse Chuck Taylor All Star 70’s headlined the simultaneous activities of the Spring Summer collection, a dash of colored design and artworks blended “to paint the town red,” according to Kate Oliva, marketing and advertising manager of Converse Philippines. The series of events is dubbed “Sneakers Clash” where the public are invited to step into a kaleidoscope world where squeaky clean totes, shirts and sneakers will be spun in a Clash Box to come out with different colors to be transformed into unique work of art. The launch was held at Ayala Fairview Center on May 10, […]

NEW ALBUM RELEASE. Why is Itchyworms' After All This Time an emotional album for the band?

Why is Itchyworms’ After All This Time an emotional album for the band?


 Currently listening to After All This Time and we can say that this is a great album from Itchyworms – not to be the best because almost all of their albums are great, so no point in comparing. After All This Time, the song, is a break from the usual comic novelty music that the bans is famous for. Have you heard of “Akin Ka Na Lang” and “Beer?” Anyways, After All This Time, the album, is indpendently released by the band and has 16 tracks in it, including our favorite “Ayokong Tumanda” which has three versions. Cool! One more, there’s […]

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 […]