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Irish pop rock band The Script set to return in Manila on April 17, 2015

Everyone's excited to watch The Script on April 17, 2015. It will be held at Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay City. And it will be their third time to perfom in Manila.

The lads from Ireland known for their songs such as The Man Who Can't Be Moved, Superheroes,If You Could See Me Now and Six Degrees of Separation. The band are comprised of Danny O'Donoghue, Mark Sheehan, and Glen Power.

Their self-titled album was released in 2008, which makes became famous and claimed the number 1 spot in UK's album charts.They launched their fourth album, No Sound Without Silence on the latter part of September 2014.

The Script was recognized during the World Music Awards for Best Selling Irish Act in 2008, and also during Meteor Ireland Music Awards in 2009 wherein they received Best Irish Band, Best Album, and Best Live Performance.

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The Script Live in Manila presented by Midas Promotions.

He Said, She Said: Why do we love The 1975?

Everyone loves The 1975! Several months ago, the lads from Manchester swoon over the hearts of Filipino fans as they performed during the two day mall tours which Ayala Malls hosted last March. And the lads set to return our shores on January 24, 2015.
//The 1975: Ross MacDonald, Adam Hann, Matt Healy and George Daniel//
Image source: Tiq IQ

As Matt Healy, Ross MacDonald, George Daniel and Adam Hann, known for their songs that has ethereal and synth pop sound.

Read Ian's blog post about his experience on The 1975 in Manila last March

They formed in 2004 while studying at Wilmslow High School in Manchester, as they played punk rock in numerous local club in the area. The band's first EP, "Facedown" released in 2012. One of the featured tracks on the said EP, "The City", hit the UK national radio in August of the said year. And the rest is history!

A lot of our friends wondering why we love The 1975. They are curious why we're listening to their songs. Here's our take:

He said:  The moment I heard of Chocolate, I instantly hooked to The 1975. When I met them last March, being a fan...they're cool and their songs makes my day. 

She said: I've been listening to a wide array of genres especially indie rock since high school. And exploring a lot of eargasmic songs whether it's on the radio or playing random songs on Spotify, it hit me back upon listening to one of The 1975 songs, "Falling For You" while searching for new tracks online few months ago. Suddenly moved my tears while eavesdropped over the said song. From that moment, I became a fan and even downloaded all of their singles on my phone.

//We're dressed in black, head to toe. We'll smell like chocolate.// Image source: Sound Motion Mag

A month after they visited Manila last March, I really regret to swing by Fairview Terraces (take note: 5-10 minutes drive from my place) that day when they performed in the Activity Area of the said plush mall. Some of my favey The 1975 songs are Heart Out, Falling For You, Me, Chocolate, The City, and Is There Somebody Who Can Watch You. Whenever I see Matty's photos online, it drives me crazy! LOL

What is your unforgettable Bazooka Rocks 3 experience

Last August 30 and 31, rock band aficionados gathered for the indoor rockin' experience during the Bazooka Rocks 3. It was held at SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia. 

My co-founder, Ian checked out Day 1 of the said spectacular music fest. He told me that he liked the first day because of The Used, and he met the guys during the Meet and Greet sesh. Lucky guy it is.  

We're gonna share with you, Caren Gudiaga's (our new contributor) Bazooka Rocks 3 experience. She rocked out for the two slammin' days that Pulp Live World put up for the rockers alike.

Hmmm....what is your unforgettable Bazooka Rocks 3 experience?

Bazooka Rocks 3-Day 1: The Used (photo credit //Instagram//: Kristian Berl Marfori)

BAZOOKA ROCKS is the most awaited rock music festival every year in the Philippines. Kudos to Pulp Live World and Sir Vernon Go for giving us, Filipino hard core-fans, a wonderful concert experience. Bazooka Rocks is already 3 years.

(photo credits: Phil Concerts)

This year’s Bazooka Rocks – Bazooka Rocks 3, had its first ever “2-days of rock music”. This music festival brought some of the greatest bands in the world already – from “The Maine” who headlined the Bazooka Rocks-1 in 2012; “All Time Low” and one last night  with “A Rocket To The Moon” in Bazooka Rocks-2 in 2013, and this year, “The Used”, “Taking Back Sunday” and “You Me At Six” in Bazooka Rocks-3. We’re all very lucky to see those bands in flesh.

BAZOOKA ROCKS-3 had as zombified and their Alice in Wonderland theme was really bangin’.

BRF-3 schedule

Day 1: (August 30, 2014)

I was expecting a long line at the entrance because last year’s Bazooka Rocks-2 took us two hours before we finally get inside the SMX Convention Center. But this year was shocking; you don’t have to fall in line for like hours – once you came to the venue, you just have to be pretty and present your ticket and TADAAAHH you’re already inside! Don’t forget their bad ass entrance, though. The dark tunnel will welcome you with zombies walking around; THAT WAS REALLY AWESOME I LOVED THAT. Once you already at the end of the tunnel, The Alice In Wonderland theme will welcome you next. I bet everyone had their own photo-shoot with Mad Hatter and Queen of Hearts.
Everything was already inside the venue – the Food stalls are everywhere, Free San Miguel beers (for 18 y/o and above only), Happee Zoo, Face Painting, charging station, giant slide, freebies from Lee Jeans PH and many more.

Our local bands was already playing once I made it inside the venue – Brick City, Runway Crimes, Tiger Pussy and Ria Bautista killed the stage before the foreign bands turn to play.  

Ria Bautista

The crowd became bigger when Senses Fail hit the stage. Buddy Nielsen of Senses Fail had me smile all throughout the set because he was performing barefooted. I was really stoked to see them perform since I really liked their song “Can’t Be Saved” and “Calling All Cars”.  OH GOD, that performance was really incredible.

Buddy Nielsen of Senses Fail

Next band to perform was Saves The Day. Everyone’s nostalgic when STD played “At Your Funeral” as they opened-up their show. Chris Conley never gets aged, though. I lost count how many songs they played, cause seriously, THEY PLAYED A LOT OF SONGS! They also performed my favourites like “Anywhere with You” and “Jukebox Breakdown”.  I really loved the part when they played “Freakish” because that song made me “emo” sometimes. LOL. Everyone’s waving their hands in the air.  I wish there was a bubble effect during their set. FEELS!!!

Saves The Day

Out of nowhere, my high school days came to my mind. TAKING BACK SUNDAY was next! OMG! I grew up listening to them; thanks to my little brother who introduced the music to me. They played old songs and of course new songs as well from their latest album “Happiness Is”. I was on the right side of the stage and Adam Lazarra always goes to that side and stayed there for a little long time. I’m very lucky to see him that close. Dreams do come true hit me. I loved the part when he insisted of giving us free beers (only 18y/o and above, sorry to the minors) and he always cracked random jokes. It’s beyond amazing to hear your favourite songs from your favourite band live.  From their old tracks like  “Make Damn Sure”, “Cute Without The E”, “Number Five with a Bullet”, “You’re so Last Summer” up  to their latest tracks like “Flicker, Fade” “Beat Up Car” and “Stood A Chance” and many more from their “Happiness Is” album.

Adam Lazzara; Taking Back Sunday

The most awaited band of BRF’s Day-1 – THE USED!

The room was dark – my friends and I just talking here and there, when suddenly “Cry” started to play. Everyone’s shouting and jumping simultaneously with the songs they’re playing. Everyone’s starting squeezing in there selves close to the stage as possible.  But hell yeah, I don’t care all the pushing and sweating I felt – I’m here and we’re all here! Listening to our favourite band! The Used really killed the BRF stage! I never felt the pain on my knees and back during their set. All I wanted is to watch them perform and sing along. Bert Mccracken was really a funny person. He never failed to make us laugh. I got giddy when they sang “All That I’ve Got” cause that’s one of my favourite songs from their album “In Love and Death” (happy 10 years to the album, btw) together with “I Caught Fire”, “Take it Away” and “Listening”. Bert requested a circle pit; of course Filipino fans were all grateful to do that little request from their idol. The crowd made a really BIG CIRCLE at the middle and did a “wall of death” during “The Taste of Ink”. The experience was surreal. The band had a great time, and so the crowd as well! That made the night really wonderful; going home with a smile on our faces. Satisfied it is.

Bert Mccracken, The Used

DAY-2 (August 31, 2014)

I’m not shocked that the crowd became bigger this time. I noticed since Bazooka Rocks-2 that most of the BRF goers were all minors. Everyone’s excited to see “Coldrain”, “Echosmith”, “The Summer Set”, “We are the in Crowd” and the day-2 headliner “You Me at Six”.

I came earlier this time. The line was already long and everyone’s talking about the bands their looking forward to see – their hus-BANDS. LOL!

Once we came inside, “Paranoid City” was set to perform. Followed by “Nycti Nasty”, “Gracenote” and my favourite local band on Day-2’s BRF, “Chicosci”. I don’t know how many times I saw Chicosci live, but the “feels” was always there. I still like Miggy Chavez and he still look young; from his “A Promise” look up to the present, still the same! That’s why sometimes I doubt him if he’s really a human or a vampire. :P

Paranoid City



It’s COLDRAIN’s turn to kill the stage! Everyone’s like “WHO THE F*** IS COLDRAIN?” I actually don’t know them during BRF. I only got little information from a friend that they are post-hardcore/ metal band from Japan. I wasn’t really expecting that much but my curiosity strikes me. They opened-up their performance with “Die Tomorrow” followed by one of their most requested song “The Revelation”. I think I forgot my mouth just hanging in there. THEY REALLY AMAZED ME! Masato’s voice was very powerful that everyone’s head turned and looked where that voice came from. The crowd became bigger and had the fans do a circle pit and bounced their selves to the song. They ended up their set with the song called “No Escape”. That’s one of my favourite songs of the band now. (PS: I’m listening to Coldrain’s “The Revelation” album while writing this blog). YAY!

Masato David Hayakawa; Coldrain.

The next band was Echosmith! The “Sierota” siblings!

They played most of the songs from their album “Talking Dreams”. Everyone’s just chillin’ listening to their dancy songs. I loved the part when they sang “Talking Dreams” and Sydney had this parasol with a Philippine flag painted on it while performing. According to my research *lol* that the parasol came from a Filipino fan during Echosmith’s performance at Mckinley Hill the night before BRF-3. Great! The band also performed the most awaited track “Cool Kids” and everybody sings their heart out while Sydney filming the moment. Cutest thing ever! They also performed “I Melt With You”, their song rendition from “Modern English”.  I also loved the part when they played my favourite songs like “Bright”, “Come Together”, “Tell Her You Love Her” “Let’s Love” and their last song “Nothing’s Wrong” where the confetti suddenly burst and Sydney’s reaction was priceless enough to see. I wish I captured that moment where she’s teary-eyed and overwhelmed by the love of the Filipino fans showing to the band.

Sydney Sierota; Echosmith.

Chill. Hearts in the air, ladies. The next band was The Summer Set!

I started listening to the band just last year and wished they’ll be at BRF-3 – and wow, Pulp just made my wish came true! The band never failed to make the crowd dance, though. I never expect to saw the half-Filipina – “Jess Bowen”, that hot! Yes, she’s really hot, and she’s hotter when she’s playing drums. OMG. The band played their old songs like “Someone Like You”, “The Boys You Do” and “Chelsea” and of course, the songs also from my favourite TSS album the “Legendary” – everything in the album are worth listening – they performed “Maybe Tonight”, “Jukebox”, “Boomerang”, “Lightning in a Bottle”, “F*** U Over”, “Rescue” and my most favourite song the “Legendary” and they performed it in acoustic. I loved John Gomez even more behind his acoustic guitar.

My most unforgettable part was when Stephen Gomez threw a bunch of TSS picks in front of us! We got nine picks all in all! The band promised to come back again here in MNL as soon as possible.

Brian Logan Dales; The Summer Set

The picks we got!

WATIC/  We Are the in Crowd was up to hit the stage now! They opened-up their show with “The Best Thing (That Never Happen)” – my current favourite song from WATIC. My friends and I just dancing to the song and everyone did and the sea of glow sticks was very spectacular. They played my favourites – “Both Sides of the Story”, “Exits and Entrances”, “Kiss Me Again”, and their last song “Rumor Mill”.


REALLY?  Last band already? You Me At Six headlined the Day-2 of Bazooka Rocks-3. They performed “Stay With Me” as their first song. I only knew few songs from YMAS but they really had me entertained. The band, especially Josh Franceschi, had this charisma on stage. The crowd made a “mini circle pit” at the back and my friends joined the moshpit. Though I only knew few songs from the band, they did perform everything I knew like; “Underdog”, “Cold Night” and the most unforgettable part because of the confetti and fireworks during their last song “Lived a Lie”.

Josh Franceschi; You Me At Six
This was only a one-sided story of the Bazooka Rocks-3 experience. Everyone had different experiences during the event. But I’m sure everybody had an amazing time at the end of the day. Thank you Pulp Live World! We’re blessed to have you! See you at Bazooka Rocks 4!

Rebuilding lives and hope with Life Rocks Concert Series

For the past years, our country has been ravaged by devastating calamities such as Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), which many lives have been put to a state of halt, leaving families incapacitated. The storms may have passed, but the challenge to rebuild the lives of affected families continues.

As AVA Prime Media & Events invites you to LIFE ROCKS. It's a concert series that aims to contribute to the continuing efforts in rebuilding the lives of our incapacitated brothers and sisters across the country. You can expect none other than the best of the Philippine music scene in their most moving, collaborative performances.

In partnership with the Philippine Life Insurance Association, the first staging of LIFE ROCKS will be held on October 23, 2014 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila. As the country's talented bands will showcase the said cause featuring Imago, Sandwich, Radioactive Sago Project, Tres Marias, Razorback, Megan Aguilar, Ebe Dancel, and Marc Abaya —all collaborating with the Manila Symphony Orchestra.

The proceeds shall be for the scholarship of those who have been orphaned by calamities that ravaged the country. The selection process shall be via the institutional partnership with Museo Pambata and the scholarship program of the Manila Symphony Orchestra. A documentary will follow the stories of the beneficiaries for one year.

LIFE ROCKS is the first of many events that comprises the launch and advocacy of the upcoming music lifestyle show, The Lineup, which begins airing November 2014. The producers will make a formal reveal on which network it will air in the coming weeks. THE LINEUP is an original AVA Prime creation.