Music in the Form of Celebration, Memories and Bittersweet Farewells

Music comes in diverse forms, and this month’s local music scene round-up via Music Roll further illustrates the versatility of music.

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We start with PhilPop 2016’s big bash celebration of Filipino musicality; the celebrated dream collaborations between Ely Buendia and Itchyworms in “Pariwara”; the indie music taking charge of this year’s first ever Linggo ng Musikang Pilipino; to memories worth recalling in Clara Benin’s songs while we wait for her return; in the never-ending cycle of love, denial, separation and finding new hope all together in new singles of Rico Blanco and Arnold Reyes; and for the ability to create free music in Josephine’s story and The Benchboys’ reunion for one last time.

Let’s always celebrate music in all its forms, with the old and new, with the happy and sad, with beginnings and farewells, but most of all for all its good and enduring memories.

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10 Great Local Concerts Worth Watching

Here is a glimpse of local concerts worth watching happened at the first half of the year and documented from our most favorite live music venues, MusicMuseum and Teatrino in Greenhills, San Juan. We’ve waited for these artists to take the stage again.

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Ver and I had the usual conversations about the upcoming events and casual random scenes at work. What would they play? How would they sound in collaboration with other artists? Would we get some glances of their music and magic? Would there be an up close and personal moments happening after the show? Or would I like this artist eventually after watching them live?

If you noticed, we’re not posting much about comprehensive live music events recently. In exchange, we introduced to you our #VJPMusicRoll to provide us more music news and access to music. Nonetheless, even if live music photos and info have receded a bit, we promised you a moving forward music trend. You can always check our Facebook fan page, Twitter and Instagram for more of the music happenings.

Furthermore, we encourage live music involvement as it serves as a very effective tool of fan engagement. Catch your local artists’ live, support Filipino music and send us your views and desires if you come across our web blog. It’s not too late to explore and listen to these talented Filipino artists because their music might be life changing.

Here are our emerging top 10 great local concerts worth watching in no particular order:

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