Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Red Horse Beer Pambansang Muziklaban Grand Finals

Red Horse Beer Pambansang Muziklaban Grand Finals
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Aseana City, Macapagal Blvd. Paranaque City

Gates open at 4:00 PM; Program starts at 6:00 PM
Tickets are P50 each with one free Red Horse Beer
Event is open to all, 18 years and up.

Making it as Grand Finalists who will compete and get a chance to win P1Million worth of Prizes as follows:
1. Curbside – Manila
2. Mind of Clay – Legazpi City, Albay
3. Zephaniah – Baguio City
4. Leviticus - Cebu City
5. David vs. Goliath - Davao City

For Tattoo Artists
There will be a tattoo competition, demonstration and exhibit by Hollywood-famed tattoo artist and brother to Slapshock’s lead singer, Chris Garcia.

For Extreme Sports Athletes
Watch BMX and skateboard stunt riders show off their skills at the Extreme Sports Zone. There will be several competitions throughout the day for extreme sports enthusiasts and of course bands to rock to the beat of the daredevil stunts. Beginners are welcome to test how tough they are. Right outside the Extreme Sports zone is a grafitti art competition where street art is brought to life.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at any of the following venues:
1. San Miguel Head Office Gate 3, St. Francis Ave. along Megamall They may also call 632-2226 or 632-3367
2. Dickies Stores
a. Metropoint Mall
b. Farmers Plaza
c. Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall
d. Ever Grand Central
e. Ever Commonwealth

Jam with over 30 of the most astig Pinoy Rock bands such as: Slapshock, Greyhoundz, Wilabaliw, Kjwan, Razorback, Muziklaban Grand Champions: Mayonnaise (2004), Ibarra (2006), Gayuma (2007), Even (2008), Hatankaru (2009), and Light of Luna (2010), Pinoy Rock Icon Pepe Smith, Ely Buendia, The Dawn, Tanya Markova, Rocksteddy, Franco, The Chongkeys, and many more!

Rock Hosts will be led by Francis Brew and Lovi Poe

For more details, log on to www.redhorsebeer.com.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

SLAPSHOCK reloads 15 year-old career in “KINSE KALIBRE”, Featuring the first single “Ngayon Na”

When SLAPSHOCK first hit the scene with “Fourth Degree Burn” 15 years ago, many automatically tossed the band aside as a part of the growing "rap metal" movement. When they emerged in 1997, we knew what to expect from them. They were a junior rap-metal band to sell thousands of albums and more likely being compared as KORN of Philippine rock scene. More than a decade on, Slapshock has effectively brought a world into the moshpit -- done it with poetry, pounding drum and bass, and a whole lot of power.

Having just released their seventh studio album under Polyeast Records, KINSE KALIBRE documents the band’s 15-year old career.  Featuring “Ngayon Na”, the album’s first single referencing some stylistic Slapshock trademarks --stomping through "Ngayon na, isigaw sa mundo… Ngayon na" gives a fiery shout-along hook while introducing some fresh dynamic sensibilities. The single’s music video is directed by Team Manila and now being aired on MYX Channel, which is running it’s number 1 seat in one month.

At this point, Slapshock's seventh studio album finds the rap-rock luminaries recording with the original line-up in over 15 years. The band includes Jamir Garcia (vocals), Lee Nadela (bass), Lean Ansing (guitars) and Chi Evora (drums). This full-length album consists of 12 tracks --produced by the band, all songs originally written by Jamir Garcia, mixed in Malaysia and was mastered at John Greenham Mastering in San Francisco, USA. Aside from working with notable artists outside the country, Slapshock also worked with Xander Angeles (photographer) and Team Manila for the album artwork who have also done many projects with the band.

With Kinse Kalibre, the band has once again found a place for reinvention, created a multi-layered and genre-smashing album set to cater more to our local market.  Jamir said, “In this album, we we’re challenged to produce something that will cater more to our Filipino listeners. This time, I have challenged myself to write five Tagalog songs”. Tracks include Kinse Kalibre (intro) Ngayon Na, Reset, Deliryo, Asal Demonyo, Burn In Hell, In The Line Of Fire, Langit, Under The Needle, Heartless, Salamin and All Hope Is Gone.

Taking seven albums to put together in 15 years and continuously building a huge fanbase against this pop-generation, Slapshock’s feat over those years was a tough ride for these four hardworking individuals. Jamir expanded, “We have released seven albums and each release gives us the pressure of coming up of something NOT better than the other but the best the band can deliver.” Following the 6th album Carino Brutal’s commercial success, the band took another three years touring in and outside the country and was able to produce “Kinse Kalibre” that will mark their 15th year this coming February 2012. 

Jamir also explains, “Kinse Kalibre represents our 15 years of existence as band. Kalibre means that after 15 years, the band is still here—creating what we’re known for”. However, the band indeed created a long-lasting impact-- maturing with every album but never attempted changing their sound and exploring new territory have become their least priority. How did they make it?

When the band signed their first record deal in 1998 with OctoArts (now Polyeast Records), there was no denying they were original—original sound, original brand of songwriting, original heavy rock songs being replayed for years. Jamir added, “This album sets an example of a phenomenon… because for 15 years, we have come a long way building relationships. We are the same members, we never switched music labels, we’re under the same management and we still work with the same crew. People who supported us from the very beginning are still the same people around us up to this moment. That probably made us stay stronger—we work with people we trust and people who trust the band at the same time

Around this time, Slapshock performed at a number of high profile events, big-time endorsements, bagged numerous awards and sold thousands of albums in and out of the country. The band have proved strongly that loud modern heavy rock music could be good, and have established Slapshock as one of the most important and biggest bands of the last two decades. As Jamir ended, “Lahat ng banda dumating, andito na kami. Umalis na sila, andito pa rin kami...”

KINSE KALIBRE is now out in stores nationwide at Php 350. Special thanks to RED HORSE and DICKIES.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Good news to all Avril Lavigne fans, as the queen of pop-punk is coming over to bring her much-awaited The Black Star Tour in Manila on February 16, 2012 LIVE at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Since Day One of her musical career, Avril has always chosen not to play it safe. When she entered the music scene at 17, the international superstar refused to resort to skin-baring come-ons, preferring to entice the record-buying public with her powerhouse voice, high-spirited melodies, and straight-talking lyrics. Staying steadfastly true to herself and putting music before image paid off both critically and commercially for the Canadian-born artist. In 2002, Lavigne shot to global pop stardom with the 6x-platinum Let Go, followed by 2004’s 3x-platinum Under My Skin, and 2007’s platinum The Best Damn Thing. Over the course of her three albums, Lavigne scored a string of international hit singles, including Complicated, Sk8er Boi, I’mWith You, Losing Grip, Don’t Tell Me, My Happy Ending,  Nobody’s Home, Keep Holding On, Girlfriend, When You’re Gone, Hot and The Best Damn Thing. She earned eight Grammy Award nominations, won seven Canadian Juno Awards, and sold more than 30 million albums and nearly 20 million tracks worldwide over the past eight years. The singer-songwriter’s songs have been used as soundtracks for such popular films like “Sweet Home Alabama”, “Bruce Almighty”, “Legally Blonde 2”, “The Princess Diaries” and “The House Bunny.”

Lavigne also launched a second career as an entrepreneur by creating a well-received fashion and lifestyle brand (Abbey Dawn), two fragrances (Black Star and Forbidden Rose), branched out into film work (Over the Hedge, Fast Food Nation), and further committed herself to the philanthropic activities she’s participated in over the years by establishing The Avril Lavigne Foundation.

With her multiple creative endeavors and impressive musical success, it’s worth pointing out that Avril Lavigne is all of 26. She may be young by veteran performer standards, but she has evolved as a person and as an artist since releasing The Best Damn Thing. Lavigne brings the maturity and insight she’s gained from her experiences to her next labor of love, her fourth and latest album, Goodbye Lullaby, which featured the chart-topping hits, “What The Hell”, “Smile” and “Wish You Were Here”.

For more details to Avril Lavigne’s The Black Star Tour – Live in Manila, call Wilbros Live at 374-2222 or the TicketNet Box Office at 911-5555.

Monday, January 16, 2012

The Greatest Hits of Blue, 98 Degrees and a1 – Live in Manila on February 25!

Witness the much-awaited concert of 2012 as three of the hottest and best-selling boy-bands coming together to perform in one concert stage in Manila. On February 25, 2012, get ready for a music spectacle and be serenaded by BLUE, JEFF TIMMONS of 98 DEGREES and a1 – live at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
BLUE, an English pop vocal group comprised of Simon Webbe, Lee Ryan, Duncan James and Anthony Costa, who are the voices behind the well-loved hits, like All Rise, Too Close, If You Come Back, Fly By, One Love, Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word, Guilty, and Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours.
a1 started making a big splash when their first single, Be the First to Believe entered the UK charts at #6 in early 1999. They had a huge amount of success worldwide with two number #1s and eighty top 10 hits, including Like A Rose, Take On Me, Readyor Not / Everytime, Same Old Brand New You, Caught in the Middle and Make It Good.
98 Degrees may have split up years ago, but its unforgettable R&B, soul, urban and contemporary pop sound lives on in vocalist Jeff Timmons. As a group, they have sold over 15 million records worldwide and achieved eight top 40 singles in the United States. The founding member of 98 Degrees will bring back their hits, like Invisible Man, Because of You, The Hardest Thing, I Do (Cherish You) and My Everything.
Note: For more details to The Greatest Hits Tour: Blue, Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees and a1 concert, contact TicketNet Box Office at 911-5555 or Wilbros Live at 374-2222.

Sunday, January 15, 2012


1). Make it your mantra. “I will never ever lose hope. I refuse to. No matter the odds, no matter what happens, it’s still my choice, my decision, my power, to hold onto the faith in what I believe to be true. That's the one thing that can never be taken from me unless I allow it.”

2). Get excited! Anticipate great things to come. Feel that you deserve them – own it! Expect nothing less than the very best!

3). Dwell on the positive. Stop wasting your time on negative things. Separate the good from the bad. See the blessings, not the miseries. Discover beauty, nobility and truth!

4). Know what you want. If you don’t know what you want, you’ll never get it. Know your goal and set your heart and eyes on it.

5). Don't sweat the small stuff or so one popular book reads. With so many thoughts swirling in our minds and so many daily irritations to deal with, find time to meditate.


6). Laughter is the best medicine. We’ve heard the expression time and again. Trust me – it’s good for the heart. Also, keep your sense of humor. Laugh often and stay wonderfully sane. Most importantly, learn to laugh at your mistake!

7). Bathe your life and smarten up your act. Cleanse your soul and purify your spirit. And kick those bad habits away!

8). Be properly equipped. Your success depends on your keen sense on intuition, preparedness and dedicated work.

9). Believe in magic. Have faith in your heart and unwavering belief that God will provide what your heart desires. And it will come true.

10). Dress up for success. What you project is what people see. You reveal your personality through your attire and the way you carry yourself. Make a good impression!

11). Keep the childlike wonder. Live with wide-eyed enthusiasm. Be in constant awe. Experience everything as if it was your first time.

12). Get outside support. You cannot fully succeed by doing it all alone. No man is an island and you cannot be educated enough to know it all. Utilize the help of others.

13). Aim for 10,000 steps per day, equivalent to 5 miles (8.0 km). Flex your body. Feed it well. Keep it neat and healthy. Be alive and be on the go!

14). Learn to forgive yourself and others.

15). Unload excess baggage. Edit your belongings. Life will be so much easier if you travel light.

16). Release negative feelings. Reduce stress.

17). Bear in mind: "There is fear and then there is courage."

18). Always say “I love you” to your loved ones.

19). Never betray or humiliate a friend or any person. You have no right! Remember the Golden Rule: "Do unto others as you would have them do to you."

20). Hey you! Don't worry if you're single. God's looking down at you thinking, "I'm saving her/him for someone special."

21). Be grateful for the struggle. It is our trials that refine us, to push us toward the moments that will define us.

22). Read The Art of Happiness by The Dalai Lama, Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson, You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay, Power of Positive Thinking by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, and The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra

23). Read Paulo Coelho’s new novel Aleph.

24). Smile (like you mean it) and say “Hi!” to somebody who envies you (and it will torture him/her all the more).

25). Never argue.

26). Don’t make stories. Or lie just to please.

27). Don’t dwell in the past. It doesn't mean forgetting, it just means moving on.

28). Change is inevitable. Embrace it. John F. Kennedy said it best, “Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.”

29). Discover new music. Feature new and upcoming bands/artists.

30). Step up. Support OPM. Support rock ‘n’ roll music. It’s here to stay. It will never die. Attend gig(s) more often. Buy more albums.

31). New albums from Green Day, Linkin Park, Aerosmith, OneRepublic, Train, The Fray, Silverstein, The All-American Rejects, Keane, Maroon 5, Creed, Deftones, Muse, The Smashing Pumpkins, Paramore, Soundgarden, Tool, Kjwan, Tanya Markova, Greyhoundz, WilaBaliW and many more.

32). Watch Simple Plan on January 12, Cobra Starship on March 8, Hanson on March 30, LMFAO on April 11. For tickets, call at 911-5555.

33). Anticipating this year’s Red Horse Beer Pambansang Muziklaban. San Miguel Beer’s Oktoberfest, too.

34), Need new clothes? Check out Dickies outlets in the malls.

35). Share your blessings; share your time.

36). Continue to read BANDS MAGAZINE from cover to cover.

37). Read The Bible.

38). “If you’re feeling frightened about what comes next, don’t be. Embrace the uncertainty. Allow it to lead you places. Be brave as it challenges you to exercise both your heart and your mind as you create your own path towards happiness. Don’t waste time with regret. Spin wildly into your next action. Enjoy the present, each moment, as it comes; because you’ll never get another one quite like it. And if you should ever look up and find yourself lost, simply take a breath and start over. Retrace your steps and go back to the purest place in your heart… where your hope lives. You’ll find your way again.”

39). Live in the moment. Carpe diem.