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You Oughta Know that Alanis is coming to Manila

It’s official: seven-time Grammy winner Alanis Morissette will be back in Manila for the Alanis Morissette 2020 World Tour. The show, which will be a celebration of 25 years of the album “Jagged Little Pill,” will happen at the Mall of Asia Arena on April 6. “Jagged Little Pill,” which includes songs like “You Oughta …

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Billie Eilish made history at the Grammys tonight and you can watch her live in Manila on Sept. 5

Billie Eilish didn’t just win big at the Grammys tonight, she made history. The 18-year-old singer swept the top awards including best new artist, best pop vocal album, record of the year, album of the year and song of the year. She is the first female artist to win best new artist, record of the …

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Red Velvet

Red Velvet’s ‘The ReVe Festival’ is sweet and quirky

Borne out of a concept that makes it possible for the quintet to deliver absolutely anything—from preppy 8-bit-inspired songs to slinky R&B numbers—the K-pop queens of summer take us on another mystical journey on “The ReVe Festival.”

BTS wants you to love yourself

“Please use me, please use BTS to love yourself,” said band leader RM during the global phenomenon’s historic New York Citi Field stadium show.

Two nights with EXO are never enough

“Walang uuwi! Walang uuwi!” The crowd chanted at Mall of Asia Arena on Aug. 24 after the last stage of the three-hour concert of K-pop superstar EXO. The members of the group laughed after the chant was translated for them. Sehun chanted it back to the fans. His co-members delayed his exit from the stage, …

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It’s BTS’ world, and we’re just living in it

BTS lives up to their title as next-generation leaders, coming out with, quite literally, a game-changer.

Listen to Bowie’s ‘Letter,’ take a dive with the ‘Spirits,’ wallow in lazy, hazy ‘Feelings’

“LETTER TO HERMIONE (DEMO)” » David Bowie and John “Hutch” Hutchinson “This one is called ‘I’m Not Quite,’” David Bowie introduces the track. He does it haltingly, the words coming out in fits and starts so that it sounds like “I’m. Not. Quite…” In the end, he definitively calls the song “Letter to Hermione.” The raw, …

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PH NCTzens want their Neo City

Fresh off their US tour and Korean comeback, NCT 127 visited their Filipino fans for the second time for the K-pop World Music Festival (KWMF) in Mall of Asia Arena on June 9. The event was organized by All Access Productions. Dressed in black-and-white outfits and radiating with addictive energy, NCT 127 opened their performance …

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Bullet shoots ‘Usisa,’ Oscar winner makes ‘Energy Flo,’ Sara serenades ‘Miss Simone’

“USISA” (live at One Music POPSSSS) » Bullet Dumas “Ang laya mo’y babantayan, Pilipinas kong… hibang,” Bullet Dumas cries, ostensibly removing his cap and freeing his long hair from its bonds. “Usisa” is his love letter, ripped and turned inside out (up to you to decide who it’s for). This live performance by the folk …

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HanHan breathes life to ‘Mare,’ Joyner prays against the ‘Devil’s Work,’ BLKD rebels with ‘Maghimagsik’

“MARE” HanHan feat. Lex Junior Toronto-based Cebuana rapper Haniely Pableo, aka HanHan, breathes new life to the oft-quoted feminist gospel, “Well-behaved women seldom make history,” with “Mare.” She incites the Filipina to do away with the Maria Clara and go the way of Gabriela (Silang, that is). To be Pilipinang guerrillang matigas ang kalooban. HanHan …

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