I follow Ebe Dancel on both his Twitter and Instagram accounts and his former band Sugarfree helped me to appreciate Filipino music even more. As I listen to their musicality over the years, I can say that this band was an expert when it comes to melancholy and sad songs, deep diving into your heart with gloomy lyrics. But I don’t know with you, I enjoy them even more.
Catcalling and sexist remarks on women is never okay and 20th century men should know better not to disrespect women for whatever reason.
It seems O Diva, consist of power belters, Liezel Garcia, Emmanuelle Vera, Klarisse De Guzman are also fed up with the antics of misogynistic men. During a performance in their show We Love OPM, they sang Katawan by the popular 70’s boy band, Hagibis. [Read more…]
(“Arms raised tonight” (c) Timmi Bandian)
Well tonight I’m feeling emotional
Lonely here tonight
It’s not helping me at all
It doesn’t make it better that you’re gone
It doesn’t ease the pain at all
That you’re gone
– Gone (Embrace, 2005)
It totally summed up the night.
An intro to Urbandub Endless: The Farewell Concert
After 15 years, Urbandub finally decided to take a break for good. While it may still hurt the fans to see them go that night, former bandmates said that there might be a possibility of getting them together in the future.
It was April 1 when the band announced that they will be on indefinite hiatus. Fans and music enthusiasts took it as a joke just because it’s April fool’s day and so, everyone just shrugged it off. However, it’s no April fool’s joke as the band continually gave interviews to different music websites and had the last radio guesting on JAM 88.3 confirming their hiatus.
So, the ‘giant sound of the South‘ gave a farewell gig to their fans last Saturday, May 9. A date that would be forever special among the Dubistas. It was the last time seeing them together in one stage, performing all their greatest hits from the six albums over the last 15 years.
Before the concert, a heavy downpour happened late in the afternoon. The sky was crying, I thought, empathizing with the fans as their favourite band would soon be taking the hiatus in a few hours. Honestly, their being “Gone” permanently didn’t sink in until the last song of the Encore. I’m still in denial during those hours before the 8 P.M. concert schedule.
OPM is well and alive, and it continues to serve new sound for the delight of our fellowmen. It may not sound like the ’90s, but it definitely set another standard for the Pinoy urban music. In our playlist, you can hear either beautifully combined instruments and digital mixes or poetically written lyrics with upbeat rhythm. All set for different mood and circumstances.
In this another edition of Monday Mixtape, we try to give you a variety of OPM flavor that may be part of your playlist. It’s a combination of alternative rock, instrumental, movie soundtrack, indie and feel good music. The current local independent music scene tries to reach us through their craft. These local bands are persistent to make Filipino music survive.
Enough of the introduction, let’s hear their music that will make your Monday easier to endure. [Read more…]
A few days before Valentine’s Day, people are already gearing up on how to make that day more special for their loved ones. Its simply the season of love for everyone regardless of being in a relationship or if you are happily single. It’s hard to resist uniquely arranged flowers and chocolates that are everywhere. They simply complete the real essence of Valentine’s Day. What makes the whole month of February something to look forward every year are the timeless OPM love song being played everywhere. Well, we might hear it any month, but when love songs are played every February it just feels like everyday you are in the mood to be in love with or without reason at all. Listening to OPM loves songs make you reminisce a lot of things about love in general. Sometimes the songs are enough to express your feelings and give you some answers to all the possible love questions that you have in mind.