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 from 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 its 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 of 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: Aia, Barbie and Kitchie are the Women of Rock

This versatile bunch of multi-talented artists seems to have done it all. They performed two sold out shows at the Music Museum billed as “Secrets: A Night with Aia, Barbie and Kitchie”, the first concert was held early December of last year with a repeat performance as a post-Valentine’s celebration. AiaBarbie-Kitchie-Dec-2016-(12)

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This is the first concert they’ve team-up together that features OPM female dominance, staying power and the desire to keep making music. Alternative-rock icons Aia De Leon, Barbie Almalbis, and Kitchie Nadal are women of rock who sang their hearts out, played OPM favorites, and everything the crowd wanted them to perform live.

The recently held concert was packed with great news, good vibes and amazing moments — Kitchie shared the joy of being an expectant mother, Barbie showed a video montage of her kids as she sang a song she’s written for them, while Aia serenaded the audience with her song “Sundo” accompanied only by her acoustic guitar. The concert was also attended by singer-songwriter Ebe Dancel who collaborated with Barbie for the song, “Wag Ka Nang Umiyak.”

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