Showing posts with label Rock. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rock. Show all posts

Friday, September 20, 2019

Tunog Transcom Tayo Year 2 Rocks The Night Away with Music and Talents

6:59:00 AM

One of the big companies running in the Philippines, Transcom Worldwide Philippines, raves their more than 2,000 employees to a night of good Pinoy music. Transcom Worldwide Philippines’ Manila sites gathered at the Metrotent Convention Center in Pasig City last September 14, 2019 to celebrate camaraderie and togetherness in the second year of the company’s MusicFest dubbed as Tunog Transcom Tayo.

It's a night of more than the booze but of talent and the love for music. These number of employees sung and enjoyed the night. It's not always working, so for this time, it's about having their night off from work and of course the cause.

The event was graced by live performances from various well-loved Filipino musicians and bands such as Ebe Dancel, Mayonnaise, Chiquerella, Sponge Cola, Where’s Ramona, This Band, Ben&Ben, and Aegis.

"As we've been transforming our business in recent years, creating a positive culture where our folks can express themselves has been and continues to be a key focus. Tunog Transcom Tayo, our annual MusicFest, is just one building block in the foundation that is Transcom Tayo and sits alongside our annual CSR activities, our support for the LGBTQ community and our HIV & AIDS awareness campaign in conjunction with The Red Whistle,” said Mark Lyndsell, Transcom’s CEO for the Global English Region.

This is also the second year that a Karaoke-inspired singing contest which Transcom coworkers participate in was incorporated in the music event.

"Our awesome multi-talented coworkers are placed at the heart of Tunog Transcom Tayo and have been auditioning for months as part of our very own Viral Voice competition. Filipinos are known across the globe for their musicality and singing abilities and this is no exception here at Transcom where our finalists will be showing off their talent alongside bands such as Sponge Cola, Ben&Ben, and Aegis,” Lyndsell further shared.

Tunog Transcom Tayo is sponsored by Seda Hotel, Caronia, Jergens, and Liese.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Sponge Cola represents the country in Beale Music Festival in Memphis

8:52:00 PM

Diamond-recording band Sponge Cola was chosen to represent the country in the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis, Tennessee, USA this May 4 and 5.

The group is composed of Yael Yuzon, (guitar and vocals), Armo Armovit (lead guitar), Gosh Dilay (bass) and Tedmark Cruz (drums).

“This is one great opportunity to share the country and our music to other people,” says Yael. “We are extremely thrilled, and thankful to have been given this chance.”

Sponge Cola is undeniably one of the most-sought after, longest staying bands of this generation. Recently, they have been awarded the elusive Diamond Record Award for their hit single Tambay.

Currently, Sponge Cola is promoting their latest album under Universal Records, Araw. Oras. Tagpuan, which includes the hits Tambay, Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay,

Friday, March 16, 2012

The Rise of Classical Rock

6:18:00 PM

How many music lovers this days are into classical?  Perhaps few because of the different genres available in market today.  What if classical music mixed with rock?  Would you think present generation would love it.  Perhaps!  But what if the musician is as good looking is this artist, David Garrett, perhaps ladies will forget about those present boy bands.

Meet David Garrett,  a virtuoso violinist and crossover musician.  He's a star everywhere from the catwalk to the Billboard charts.

He moves between two musical worlds... and it seems as if two hearts are beating in his chest: David Garrett in the world of classical music celebrated his international breakthrough.  But that was not enough.  he has finally re-invented.  With his crossover albums he conquered the rest of the world and sparked enthusiasm everywhere.  After his spectacular success in the pop-rock world, David Garrett presents his new album "LEGACY" - a classical recording of Beethoven's Violin Concerto.

LEGACY has made a historical chart debut in Germany, entering the Media Control Chart at #6!

This is the Highest Entry for a classical instrumental album in the history of the German charts!  It's a sensational result, proving again that David Garrett is an artist at the top of his game in both worlds - classical and crossover.  The debut for 'Legacy" at #6 is the highest for a classical instrumental recording since Media Control charts were launched in Germany in 1962.  The album has also charted in the Top 10 in Austria at #9, and in the top 20 in Switzerland at #18.

DAvid Garrett is Juilliard grad who at 14 became the youngest soloist signed to the prestigious classic label Deutsche Grammophon and joined the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra three years later.

This international superstar has quickly amassed a huge and devoted audience - especially of a much younger fanbase than the listeners usually associated with classical music.  His fresh, vibrant take on classical music has shot new life into this genre.  he has gained international stardom, with chart-topping albums and gold and platinum selling discs across Europe, in the UK and the Far East.  The superpowered David Garrett has experienced huge success with American audience as well.  Not only was he Billboard's best-selling Classical Music Artist of 2009, but was the #9 overall New Artist across all genres.

Garrett's unique, and wholly individual style, pays as much homage to Metallica as to Mozart.  His albums cover an incredibly diverse selection of repertoire, representing his love for many gneres, and the ability to tackle each successfully.  Garrett could have easily had a mainstream classical career, but instead chose to reinvent himself as both a classical and a crossover performer, trailblazing a unique career path as a rare multi-genre artist who reaches out equally to politely murmuring black-tie classical audiences in gilded concert halls, and to the hundreds of thousands of boot-stompin', hand-clappin' masses of all ages that pour into venues across the world to hear him play Smooth Criminal and the Habanera from Carmen.

Videos, fan sites and other media of Garrett abound on the internet, but what you won't see in cyberspace is the atmosphere of relaxed enthusiasm that spreads throughout his audiences, or the scores of children that leave his concerts holding Garrett's CDs in hand, wearing his official tour t-shirt, and begging their parents for a violin.

David Garrett's Legacy is now available in major music stores nationwide.  Exclusively distributed by MCA Music Inc.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Slow Rock, Hijo's Definition

8:50:00 AM

If you were ask the definition of Slow Rock what would it be?  For sure there will be dozens of it but for Hijo they define it well and simple.

Read their definition below and the details about their album....

Life is about moving on. And that was what Nathan Azarcon, Ira Cruz and Vic Mercado did when their former band Bamboo ceased being a group. With their passion for music, they decided to form their own group in late January 2011—a band they would eventually call Hijo.

“The name Hijo was suggested by Vic,” Nathan said. “It is short for HIJO dePuga"

Nathan, aside from playing bass now mans the vocals with Ira and Vic still doing the same thing they are good at- guitars and drums respectively. But adding to the band’s members are Radioactive Sago Project’s Junji Lerma on guitars and Wowee Posadas (who replaced Jay Orduna) on keyboards.

For people to get a taste of their music, Hijo released an EP entitled “Slow Rock Vol. ½”which they tag as “Kung-Fu Rock”.

“It is slow rock… and we wanted a funny title for it. It’s so dark as it is,” Nathan said.

Compared to their previous experience with their former bands, it was a different recording process for the group especially for Nathan, Ira and Vic.

“Working with the band is just amazing. This is the first time the three of us recorded most of our parts separately. We already had a formula for laying down tracks but this time we pushed ourselves and went the opposite way. I love how it all turned out. It’s still us. Plus, of course, with the addition of Junji and Jay o, it sounded fresh. Working with Shinji Tanaka and Eric Perlas was pretty cool,” Nathan said.

“Slow Rock Vol. ½” contains four tracks like “Tamalee” which is about insatiable greed; “Di Mo Na Kaya”- a song on separation and loss; “Torquemada”- about pain and torture and “Dahil Sa Iyo” which speaks about love. The videos for “Tamalee” and “Di Mo Na Kaya” are currently playing on top music channels in the country.

“The music videos are amazing. Direk Jason Tan and Erwin Romulo is the shiz. We have a good team,” Nathan said.

Though a lot of bands have been mushrooming left and right, Hijo belies they have the traits that differentiate them from others.

“We are in our prime. Kung baga sa modern warfare, veteran. We pack light, hit hard, retreat, regroup, we adjust and then we attack again. Such is the nature of the pride,” Nathan said.

“Slow Rock Vol. ½” is now out under MCA Music in CDs at leading record bars nationwide or online via To download Hijo’s music on your mobile phones, just text HIJO to 3456.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Tanya Mark-over On Various Stations

7:27:00 AM

Wacky band Tanya Markova invaded various radio stations and a music channel to bring their version of a make-over—what they call Tanya Mark-over to mark the release of their latest single “Da Facebook Song (Ang Ganda Ganda Mo)”.

The group best known for their hits “Picture Picture”, “Disney”, “Linda Blair” and “PA Roadie Fernandez” visited radio stations Jam 88.3, Magic 89.9, 90.7 Love Radio, 91.5 Big Radio, RX 93.1, Mellow 94.7, 95.5 Pinas FM, 96.3 EASY ROCK, Barangay LS FM 97.1, 99.5 RT, 101.1 YES FM, Tambayan 101.9, 102.7 Star FM, 103.5 WOW FM, 106.7 Energy FM and 107.5 WIN Radio as well as music channel MYX and made up the DJs and crew there a la Tanya Markova and posted it on various facebook pages. Even fellow MCA Music artist Solenn Heussaff got a taste of the “Tanya Mark-over”. If you are wondering why what Solenn has got to do with them, listen to the song on your favorite radio stations. Definitely a good way to launch their new single which as the title suggests about the social networking site Facebook. Soon, everyone will be singing “Chat churu, chat chat churu” the same way they infected the people with “Picture Picture”.

“Da Facebook Song (Ang Ganda Ganda Mo)” is included in Tanya Markova’s repackaged album “Tanya Mark-over” which features all their hits and its music videos that became part of the charts and people just can’t stop singing. This 2-disc album also has remixes and acoustic version of “Picture Picture”, acoustic version of “Jacuzzi”, their version of the 90s hit “Creep” plus more surprises from the band.

“Tanya Markova: Tanya Mark-over” will be out soon at record stores and online via under MCA Music. Their songs can also be downloaded on your cellphones by texting TANYA to 3456.

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 and inquire on rates.

For more info, please visit this link:
Also check out FOUR YEAR STRONG new single, "Just Drive"

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,, Manila Concert Scene,,, Rakista Radio, BANDS Magazine

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Y! Rocks Celebrates OPM

2:09:00 PM

Believing on Original Pilipino Music, Yahoo! supports the Philippine local music industry by spearheading the Yahoo! Rocks.  A music concert hosted simultaneously across Manila, Cebu and Davao last December 8, 2011.  There are 12 Breakthrough Artists that share the stage with some of the country's top music icons including Wolfgang, Urbandub, Pupil, The Dawn and Imago.

Though it was raining, live performances by 50 Acts from various genres including rock, pop, indie, and soul/R&B attracted the crowd of over 30,000 music-crazy fans from across the three cities.  Artists for this concert - both breakthroughs and mainstreams, were selected by Yahoo! viewers via online voting at

The final roster of 12 "Breakthrough Acts" were adjudged based on originality which is 40%, musicality which is 30% and chemistry for another 30%.  Judges were led by the Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang-aawit (OPM) Secretary General Ding Dong Avanzado.

The list of the final 12 Y! Rocks Breakthrough Acts are...

SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds
Ma. Laurice Jamero, Quezon City
Yield Avenue, Calamba, Laguan
White Sunday, Malolos, Bulacan
Indios, Manila
Penguin, Quezon City
Jeepney Joyride, Quezon City
Stereo Deal, Manila
Row Four, Novaliches
Stories of Now, Makati Ctiy
Paranoid City, Makati City

SM Cebu
FOC Fashion, Cebu City

SM Davao
Highway Drive, Davao City

The list of the Y! Rocks Mainstream Acts are...

Parokya Ni Edgar
Gloc 9
Karl Roy
The Dawn
The Jerks
Taken by Cars
Techy Romantics
True Faith
Tanya Markova
Not So Fast
General Luna
Dice and K9
Mike's Apartment

Ebe Dancel

Rico Blanco
Never The Stangers

Gladly I was able to attend the mini event before the actual night of the concert.  Lead Vocalist Jet Pangan of The Dawn, Karl Roy, and OPM Sec. Gen. Ding Dong Avanzado was there.  Gave us a taste of what will be the night of the concert.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Yeng Versions Live! An OPM Tribute

8:16:00 PM

I have always liked how Yeng Constantino rocks everyone with her rock star personality.  I have liked her performances even during her stay in PDA.  Now this Rockoustic Princess launches her fourth solo album and her first-ever live music compilation titled “Yeng Versions Live!”

This compilation is released under Star Records.  Yeng’s latest album includes songs that she personally hand-picked.  In her desire to pay tribute to her great musical influences like Eraserheads, Apo Hiking Society and Rey Valera; she chose all-Filipino hits close to her heart as a singer and songwriter.

Recorded live in Teatrino Promenade in Greenhills, “Yeng Versions Live!” track list includes: “Alapaap” (composed by Ely Buendia of Eraserheads), “Mahirap Magmahal ng Soyta ng Iba” (composed by Jim Paredes of the Apo Hiking Society), “Paniwalaan Mo” (composed by Cecille Azarcon-Inocente), “Kahapon Lamang” (composed by Westdon Abay), “Banal Na Aso, Santong Kabayo” (composed by Westdon Abay) and a medley of two of Yeng’s signature compositions, “Hawak Kamay” and “Salamat”.

After her all-original album entitled “Lapit” which she collaborated with Raimund Marasigan as the album producer, Yeng’s “Yeng Versions Live!” is an another collaboration with another OPM music icon Jack Rufo, former lead guitarist of the 90’s band Neocolours.

Open your ears!  Get ready to rock and roll with Yeng’s live renditions of classic OPM hits in “Yeng Versions Live!” now available on your favorite record bars nationwide.  The songs can also be downloaded online via

Friday, September 2, 2011

Bum's Search For Rock and Goth Cosplayers

2:21:00 PM

Cosplay has been an unpopular event in recent years.  Most of them were laughed about and considered as disturb personalities.  But that was a few years ago and now Cosplay has been recognized and adored by so many most especially the teens of this generation.  Aside from it as an event and a venue to recreate one’s self it has become also as basis for some fashion trends that are worn by Cosplay enthusiasts. 
Most cosplayers bear more of the personality and character that is being portrayed by an individual.  It is like copying and mimicking in a creative manner.  

Now, more and more clothing companies are riding the band wagon of cosplay effect and BUM is one of them.  After their successful “My Story” they will continue it with the cosplay design that encourages cosplayers and fashionistas to create a fashion based on the likes of their famous anime, manga or other characters.  So to mark this fashion assimilation, Bum is opening a contest for young Filipinos through their website. The local clothing brand is inviting young stylephiles to show their individual interpretation of the Cosplay trend by using pieces from Bum. While interested participants are allowed to wear their take on their favorite anime characters, the total ensemble should have shades of Emo Rock and Goth.

BUM products (apparel) should be the core component of the costume design based on the character of choice. Costumes may be enhanced by accessories such as wigs, make-up, contact lenses, and other props. If they're feeling a little bit more creative, computer graphics may also be used in the photo layout to enhance the costume/character (with the BUM logo prominently seen in the photo).

Well if you’re interested perhaps a good look of what participants can get will entice them to participate and be part of it.  Here they are Nikon D3000 DSLR Camera, Blackberry 3G phones, Samsung ES80 cameras, and tokens from Bum.  Now isn’t it enticing enough to make your costume design based on the following characters.

Promo period starts from August 8, 2011 to October 30, 2011. Announcement of winners will be on October 31, 2011. To know more about the contest rules and mechanics, visit Bum products are available at Bum Boutiques and leading Department Stores nationwide.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Friday Night with JD Set 7

11:39:00 PM
The JD Set is back!

The wait is finally over as Jack Daniel’s Philippines brings back into the spotlight the 7 indie bands chosen from last year’s most successful run of The JD Set— Jack Daniels’ global music program. Beginning in the UK and then trickling down to Asia and the Pacific regions of Australia, Japan, India, Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and now the Philippines.

From an impressive roster of 13 promising acts down to its exemplary Chosen 7, Jack Daniel’s is now ready to implement the program’s 2nd phase, The JD Set 7 TOUR. For 7 months, these lucky 7 groups get to tour with the JD Set around Mega Manila as well as a few but impactful opportunities to play elsewhere like at the Sinulog in Cebu. That’s 7 months of playing for fans and reaching out to new audiences. That’s 7 months with a total of 18 events, to campaign for their right to be Jack’s No. 1!

From 7 to Jack’s No. 1, Jack Daniel’s gives the FANS 100% reign in selecting who the people want to be crowned as king via voting in both ONLINE -- thru Facebook and the Web partners (i.e.,, and as well as ON GROUND. When chosen, Jack’s No. 1 will then have the opportunity for an out-of-the-country performance at the next Asia and the Pacific JD Set Event, a one year marketing support from Jack Daniel’s and the prestige of being the 1st ever Jack’s No. 1!

Last August 19, 9pm at the Eastwood Central Plaza the JD Set 7 Tour was launch as the Friday night was blown away by raw talent from Jack’s Chosen 7 who are: Kelevra, Playphonics, Blue Boy Bites Back, Stories of Now, Mr Bones & the Boneyard Circus, Jack Versus the Crab and Paramita. Jack’s Chosen 7 return onstage to showcase that they have got what it takes to represent the Philippines at the next Jack Daniel’s JD Set Asia and the Pacific regional event in 2012!

The night was also heightened by the live performances from Urban Dub and Razorback—two of the country’s most exemplary music acts, defining what it takes to be authentic and a master of music. The JD Set Philippines is powered by JB Music with Distillery as bar host. Also they are extending their special thanks to Jam 88.3, Rogue Magazine,,,, Manila Concert Scene, and Betamaximum Inc for a very successful launch.

For 18+ y.o. only. Please drink Jack Daniel’s responsibly.

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