Showing posts with label Band Group. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Band Group. Show all posts

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Pop-rock trio HANSON re-visits the Philippines with New Album Shout it Out!

12:45:00 PM
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Does any of you remembers the MMMBop days?  Well, I definitely remember that time.  It was a craze!  Remembering that makes me realized how I've grown already and so are they.  It was really that long and I wonder what would be their music now.

Last week I get an invite with the presscon of the Hanson and because of unforeseen schedule I just let my correspondence cover the said event.  Here's the rest of the story...


To most of the world, Hanson were three little boys who sang infectious and catchy songs like “I Will Come to You,” “Penny and Me” and “Where’s the Love.” Fifteen years after hearing their ubiquitous "MMMBop" here, there, and everywhere—the boys are back to reward loyal Pinoy fans with some of their greatest pop-rock anthems.

In support of their highly-anticipated new studio record released by Polyeast Records, “Shout It Out,” Dayly Entertainment and Fox International Channels stage the Hanson Shout It Out Tour 2012 on March 30, 2012 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum and March 31, 2012 at Waterfront Hotel Cebu. PolyEast Records’ Robin Nievera will serve as the front act for the Metro Manila gig. Nievera has recently launched his debut album “Overwait” under PolyEast Records preceded by his first single “in 3’s.”

Hanson brothers Isaac, Taylor, and Zac, --the pop-rock boy band from Tulsa, Oklahoma that took the radio by storm in 1997-- are back with a force to be reckoned with. Experience a non-stop fun and dancing and the chance to bring back a phenomenon with one of the purest pop hitmakers of the last two decades.

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Releasing their most ambitious album to date which reflects the music that Hanson listened to growing up-- 60's soul and 70's songwriters-- Shout it Out is now available in stores under by PolyEast Records. The new album, which debuted at #2 on the US Billboard Independent charts, has fuelled the continued passion of fans around the world; led by the infectious soul-inspired single “Thinking ‘Bout Somethin’” and the smash follow-up “Give A Little.” The album highlights music legends, guest bass player Bob Babbit of Motown fame, and horn arranger Jerry Hey, best known for his work with Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones and Earth Wind and Fire.

The three-time Grammy-nominated band has also been enjoying a massive resurgence with the first single’s video which pays homage to a scene from the classic movie "Blues Brothers" and features a guest appearance by "Wird Al" Yankovich. The 12-track set will mark the band's third release on its own 3CG Records label (including 2004's Underneath and 2007's The Walk) and distributed by PolyEast Records here in the Philippines. Fans can now buy the album at all major record outlets or download the songs at www.mymusicstore.com.ph

Drawing on the classic sounds of R&B, soul and blues albums they listened to growing up, Shout it Out is a breezy, sun-kissed collection of 12 hook-heavy, brass-indebted rock songs. The album includes the opener "Waiting For This," the groove-based "Kiss Me When You Come Home"; gospel- influenced "Carry You There"; leaning towards the easy-listening type of "And I Waited"; catchy and distinctive guitar riff of "Give a Little"; big band-esque sound "Make it Out Alive"; piano-driven ballad "Use Me Up"; the mid-tempo leanings of "These Walls" and "Voice in the Chorus"; and the vocal-driven album closer "Me, Myself and I."


Billboard said that Shout It Out represents some of the band’s “most soulful work ever committed to record”, while Salon hailed that the new single “may be their finest moment yet”, and Entertainment Weekly praised “Thinking ‘Bout Somethin’” as “a delicious, catchy slice of popsoul.”

PolyEast Records will also release Hanson’s “THE BEST OF 5” CD+DVD – a collection of Hanson’s live performances of their singles, released over the last 13 years. This exceptional concert series invites the millions of Hanson’s fans to re-live more than a decade of the band’s music and their renowned dynamic live shows, and gives an unparalleled look at why Hanson have stood the test of time.

Clarke Isaac (31 y.o.), Jordan Taylor (29 y.o.), and Zac Walker (26 y.o.) have spanned many different genres, including rock, blues, folk, and pop. They are most noted for their Grammy-nominated 1997 monster hit, “MMMBop” and have sold over 16 million albums. Their 1997 album “Middle of Nowhere” was met with critical acclaim and went on to achieve multi-platinum status and led the band being the youngest-ever nominated songwriters.

Over more than 15 years since their debut major release, the band has earned praises for their songwriting, musicianship and dynamic live performances with New York‘s Village Voice calling them the "Finest Straight Up Rock Band In America."

Well the band did have their concert here in Manila and in Cebu it's just too bad that I wasn't able to watch the Hanson Shout It Out Tour 2012 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum last March 30, 2012 which was presented by Dayly Entertainment.

The event was presented by Dayly Entertainment and Fox International Channels. Special thanks to Gold’s Gym and Metro Cuisine.

For more album details, you may log onto www.polyeastrecords.com, follow us on twitter PolyEast Records or “Like” us on Facebook fan page.

Friday, March 23, 2012

MCA MUSIC ARTISTS BAG MYX MUSIC AWARDS

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As the MYX Music Awards concluded many music artist are very happy of the outcome.  Here's a simple round-up from MCA with artist who bag the awards.

Two of MCA Music’s major domestic artists went home victorious at the recent MYX Music Awards held recently at the Music Museum.


Rock band Chicosci’s new single “Unbelievable” was voted by a combination of MYX viewers and artists as “Favorite Remake”. The song is a cover of the EMF original which is included in the compilation album “90s Music Comes Alive” under MCA Music. Its music video was directed by Paolo Ruiz and Tower of Doom and was supported by Samsung Galaxy S Wifi 5.0. “Unbelievable” easily made it at MYX charts just days after its premiere last year. The band is currently finishing their new album under MCA Music.

“We are so thankful for those who voted four our music video which was quite different from what we usually do like doing a cover and shooting a video during one of our tours,” Miggy said.


Another winner was electronic-pop sensation Somedaydream who bagged the “Favorite MYX Celebirty VJ”. Since debuting at last year’s MYX Music Awards, so many good things came along for this talented Ateneo student which also led him to a MYX Celebrity VJ stint in June 2011. His album is still out under Mecca Music and MCA Music which includes the hit singles “Hey Daydreamer”, “Delivery Boys” and “Sing This Song”.

“I was just there last year to perform and now I won an award! It’s unbelievable and I’m so happy that MYX is always there to support,” Somedaydream said.

Since 2006, MYX, the number 1 music channel in the Philippines honors the biggest hitmakers in the Philippines via the MYX Music Awards.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Four Year Strong in Manila

7:24:00 AM

I have heard of this group before in another type of social networking group.  Haven't listened yet to their music but I would love to hear them perform.   So for those who to get a hold of their music check this out.

Press Release
After only one year of existence, we at Built By Sonic, a small shop with a BIG sound, achieved to produce in having the best rock music / punk lifestyle apparels and merchandise available to the Philippines as well as mounting a successful event with American rock heartthrobs, MAYDAY PARADE last July 2010.

We are at it again this year, working with Sonic Boom Philippines to create another massive and reputable Rock show that only we know how to deliver. We are bringing in American pop punk band from Worcester Massachusetts, FOUR YEAR STRONG on February 17, 2012 (Friday) at White SpacePasong Tamo Extension Makati City.

Yes, we have surveyed and scoured the area to know that FOUR YEAR STRONG is definitely a band to catch and not be missed. Formed in 2001, the band released 5 albums including a 90's themed cover album called EXPLAINS IT ALL. They are currently promoting their new album, IN SOME WAY SHAPE OR FORM under Decaydance Records which is the label owned by Music Business Icon & Fall Out Boy's Bassist Pete Wentz, the album is distributed under MCA Universal Republic worldwide. FOUR YEAR STRONG have been busy touring the world, part of their music footprints are notable festivals and tours like Rockstar Energy Drink's Taste Of Chaos 2009, Soundwave Festival 2010, Slam Dunk Festival 2010, Vans Warped Tour 2010, Bamboozle 2010, Kerrang! Relentless Tour 2011 aside from this they have shared the stage with All Time Low, Mayday Parade, New Found Glory, Thursday, Faith No More, Jane's Addiction, Placebo, Paramore, Sunny Day Real Estate, Set Your Goals, Bad Religion, Hellogoodbye, Sum41 and supported Blink182 during their UK Arena event last Summer 2011.

FOUR YEAR STRONG is known for their blend of pop punk vocal melodies with a hardcore punk music stylings. They are jokingly referred to as Beardcore because of the band's facial hair but their music tends to be very fast paced and motivational as well, this genre is now populary referred to as “Easycore”.

They will be supported by Philippines best acts hailing from Cebu, FASPITCH and URBANDUB. This will definitely a night to feel alive! Team Up! Team Up! Let's all go to White Space Pasong Tamo Extension Makati City this February 17, 2012 (Friday) 8PM and witness the coming of FOUR YEAR STRONG.

See you all at SONIC BOOM SUPREME! with FOUR YEAR STRONG Live In Manila!
Tickets are at Php3,000 for PLATINUM while Php2,000 for GOLD. If you want to get VIP meet and greet, you can email tickets@builtbysonic.com and inquire on rates.

For more info, please visit this link: http://www.facebook.com/events/284921991554281/
Also check out FOUR YEAR STRONG new single, "Just Drive" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmHesQ1erHg

This rocking show is presented to you by BUILT BY SONIC and JB MUSIC Supported by MCA Universal, Nick Automatic, Checkpoint Bar Media Partners: Jam88.3, DIG Radio, AtTheWomb.com, Manila Concert Scene, Flippish.com, MYX.ph, Rakista Radio, BANDS Magazine


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