Live Music Selections: Dirty Old Musical (Rerun), The Camerawalls and Ang Bandang Shirley

Whether you’re looking for local bands, high-calibre singers or some rarely-seen artists performing at your favorite venues, you can find a plenty of them around the city. Either you can scoop out new artists from not so popular settings or veterans playing from the biggest scenes, all of the industry’s best is right here in the Philippines.

It has always been a challenge as I ask myself of the quickest way to write and share about the local scenes that I’m seeing, but chances are quite rare when work gets in the way of blogging.

Today though, I’ll be sharing a few remarkable concerts I’ve seen at work recently, not to mention the exceptional opportunity to see these great music.

I maintain a website and it’s social media network to help spread the word about the venue and also its events. It’s just an all-around thing to me! Nevertheless, it’s actually more of a reward to watch these wonderful musical performances.

And for anyone who wants a healthy dose of spectacle of live music and events from today’s hottest live acts, the easiest way to check the list of new acts, or dazzling new performances and a variety of new shows to entertain you — visit official ticket outlets like www.ticketworld.com.ph and www.ticketnet.com.ph.

The VJP Music Roll Reissue

It’s been awhile since I published a new Music Roll but this time is sort of special since this month’s music roll is my own creation with just a little help. Thanks to my editor, Jovelyn Javier, for contributing us the story about Ang Bandang Shirley.

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Getting on with it, I’m sharing with everyone some momentous live performances I’ve come across from the first few months of the year — the impressive theatrical re-run of “Dirty Old Musical,” the exquisitely presented combination of alternative rock and string orchestra in Camerawall’s reunion gig and an album launch tinged with an emotional closing at Blue Bay Walk by Ang Bandang Shirley with a new album that could easily be anyone’s “favorite.”

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In Photos: Gabe Bondoc Live in Manila

Fil-Am acoustic singer-songwriter Gabe Bondoc has finally performed in Manila for the first time ever. The demand for tickets led him and organizers (MAS Presents and Sovereign Hill Records) to open a second date performance, in which both are sold-out! He was accompanied by X Factor Australia star Calvin Orosa alongside local artists like Keiko Necesario, Justin Vasquez, Blessie Pica and FMD Extreme. Gabe-Bondoc-live-in-Manila-(2)   Gabe-Bondoc-live-in-Manila-(1)  Gabe-Bondoc-live-in-Manila-(3) Filipino fans were mesmerized and overwhelmed with Gabe’s presence. Screaming was all over the venue and I think they’re one of the best crowds ever! Gabe and the fans’ music connection over the years were truly impressive and notable. Continue reading