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Gloc-9, Chito Miranda, and Shanti Dope Drop Surprise Track "Pati Pato"

All the stars have aligned with the surprise drop of PATI PATO, the much-awaited collaboration of OPM's stellar artists Shanti Dope, Gloc-9, and Chito Miranda (of Parokya ni Edgar)!

This all-star collab shows off the insane amount of talent that Pinoys have come to love through an upbeat banger that manages to contain both the grit of the daily grind, and the uplifting message of pursuing your passions and unleashing your ambitions no matter what.

All three artists personify their struggles in life and career in each of their verses, and are also joined by Gloc and Shanti's producer DJ Klumcee in the chorus.

Gloc, Chito and Shanti first came together in February when they performed the classic rap track "Bagsakan" (a song originated by Gloc and Chito, together with Rap Legend Francis Magalona) during an event in UP.


With its undeniable power, fans of OPM are bound to enjoy Pati Pato, which is already on its way to become the next classic.

Pati Pato is now available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, and Amazon Music under Universal Records.

Alaska Thunderfuck is Back in Manila

Winner of RuPaul's Drag Race (RPDR) All Stars Season 2, Alaska Thunderfuck, is back in Manila to perform for a bigger audience! 

The drag queen arrived yesterday afternoon, August 28th, just in time for a sit down with the press to promote her upcoming show "A Night With Alaska", happening August 29th at the Samsung Hall. The queen arrived in a leopard printed top, as she is a firm-believer that "everything must be leopart print", a long black skirt, glasses, and her signature hairdo

Alaska shared that she is excited for people to see her show, which includes performances as well as witty banters that will surely make her fans enjoy the night and laugh out loud. When asked about her songwriting, the drag queen shared that she usually writes about songs about her daily experiences in life. This, she thinks is relatable to her listeners.

She is definitely one of the fan favorites from RPDR as she is currently being heard on her own podcast called #RaceChasers, wherein she talks about her favorite TV show RPDR with Willam. She mentioned that she doesn't think she'll be stopping this podcast soon because of its success.

During the laid back time with the press, she was also asked about the term "ghosting", and hilariously shared that she has indeed been ghosted- as many times as she has also ghosted people in her life. She also added that a guy is already "canceled" if he doesn't like ARTPOP by Lady Gaga, who the drag queen looks up to very much. She has also been called a lookalike of the pop star many times, and even Gaga approves.

Her energy alone can lift up a crowd and we're sure Manila will have a great time with Alaska, as always. Tonight, she'll be meeting her Filipino fans and will be performing some of her hits at the SM Aura Samsung Hall! Tickets are available via SM Tickets. This show is made possible by LAMC Productions and LA Comedy Live!

Kim Jae Hwan, Ha Sungwoon, Momoland for Good Friends in Manila

2019 has been such a good year for the world of K-Pop especially here in the Philippines. With so many acts coming in month after month, the Hallyu Wave is definitely unstoppable. This October 2019 get ready for another great time with these upcoming acts that definitely should be on your radar this year.

GOOD FRIENDS in Manila 2019 is happening on October 5, 2019 at the Araneta Coliseum. This exciting and engaging show includes top K-POP girl group – Momoland who is loved by many in the Philippines and they will be joined by Kim Jae Hwan and Ha Sung Woon.

Momoland is a girl group from South Korea formed under MLD Entertainment through the 2016 reality show – Finding Momoland. Their single “BBOOM BBOOM” became a viral dance hit in the Philippines with local celebrities and personalities dancing and performing the song on TV and social media. Since then, Momoland continuously made a big success with their other singles “BAAM” and “I’M SO HOT” and has been widely loved by the Philippine and global fans.

Ha Sung Woon was selected as a member of WANNA ONE which had been widely received by global fans through PRODUCE101 Season2. This February 2019, he debuted as a solo artist and made a big success with his first mini album “MY MOMENT”. Starting with Seoul, he visited 6 countries in Asia including Hong Kong and Taiwan for fanmeet this year. As soon as he cameback with the second mini album “BXXX” on Julyl 8th, he proved his popularity by winning the first place in Music Program “THE SHOW” and “SHOW CHANPION”. He also has established his name as the next generation rising star after all time sold-out of his solo concert.

Kim Jaehwan was a contestant of the popular show PRODUCE 101 Season 2 which centered on Male Idol Trainees. He was an individual trainee when he auditioned and was a stand-out trainee due to his good vocals and exceptional talent. He was the vocal pick of every trainee. He also impressed the judges with his cover of ADELE’s popular song “SKYFALL”. He was on another popular music program before going to PRODUCE101. In that show, he covered the song, “I’M SORRY” by LENA PARK and won against his competitor. He was also the main vocalist of the popular boy group “WANNA ONE” which has gained recognition all around the world. He recently debuted with a title track “BEGIN AGAIN” of his first solo album “ANOTHER”, which made a big success. He also captivated the watchers of K-drama with his soulful voice to his OSTs.

Do not miss the chance to enjoy the great performances of these great artists.

Tickets are priced at Php 9,500 for SVIP Standing and SVIP Seated, Php 7,000 for Patron Seated, Php 5,000 for Lower Box and Php 3,000 for Upper Box. General ticket selling will be start on September 1, 2019, 12NN in all Ticketnet outlets and Ticketnet Online. A special pre-selling will happen on August 31, 2019.

This event is brought to you by MLD Entertainment and Loun Holdings, organized by DnM Entertainment.

Alaska Thunderfuck is Returning to Manila!

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 2 winner Alaska Thunderfuck is finally coming back to perform in Manila!

Alaska 5000 is the stage name of Justin Honard, an American drag performer and recording artist. Alaska is best known for competing in the fifth season of RuPaul's Drag Race, where she was a runner-up. She later returned for the second season of RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race, where she was crowned the winner.

Honard originally moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting. Dissatisfied with the
auditioning process, he turned to drag and got a job at the West Hollywood club,
Fubar. He frequently performed in the Trannyshack shows in Los Angeles. In 2009, he performed in Palm Springs Gay Pride with Tammie Brown and Jer Ber Jones.

It was announced in November 2012 that Alaska was among 14 drag queens who would be competing on the fifth season of RuPaul's Drag Race. He had previously auditioned every season for the show. In May 2013, during the season finale, Jinkx Monsoon was declared the winner and Alaska was declared the runner-up of the season, along with fellow competitor Roxxxy Andrews.

In 2016, Alaska returned to Drag Race for the second season of Rupaul's Drag Race All Stars and was crowned the second winner of All Stars. Since appearing on RuPaul's Drag Race, Honard has toured and performed consistently, appearing in RuPaul's Drag Race Battle of the Seasons shows, the
Drag Stars at Sea cruises, custom shows such as a Stevie Nicks tribute called
"Stevie Forever", a cabaret show called "Red for Filth", and a holiday show called"Blue Christmas". During the summer of 2014, he starred in a stage production of Sex and the City. With brother Cory Binney, Honard has a web series sponsored by World of Wonder, called Bro’Laska. Alaska recently became a spokesmodel for American Apparel alongside Willam Belli and Courtney Act.

Honard has also pursued a music career, and released a string of singles, namely "Ru Girl", "Your Makeup Is Terrible", and "Nails". In June 2015, Alaska's debut album, Anus, was released to positive reviews. Singles from the album included "Hieeee" and "This is My Hair". Her second album, titled Poundcake was released in 2016 and features other drag queens on her album such as Adore Delano, Jackie Beat, Miss Fame and Gia Gunn.

This show is surely one not to be missed. With spectacular performances plus witty banters, goers will definitely have a good time with Alaska. Happening on August 29 at the SM Aura Samsung Hall at 8PM. Tickets are available via SM Tickets.

VIP Meet and Greet: PHP 8000
Standard: PHP 5,200, PHP 4,200, PHP 3,700,
PHP 3,200, PHP 3,000, PHP 2,700, PHP 2,000
VIP Meet and Greet includes:
- Best Seat in the house
- Meet and Greet & Photo Opportunity
with Alaska.
- Exclusive VIP Laminate & Lanyard
- Poster

Elmo Magalona returns to the music scene with new single, Crush

Singer-rapper Elmo Magalona returns to the music scene with his latest single “Crush”.

Upon its release, Crush has already celebrated a number of achievements on various platforms. It topped the iTunes Philippines All Genre Chart, joining top hits of OPM and world music alike. Since its release, the song has already garnered more than 120,000 streams on Spotify, with Elmo having been featured as the face of New Music Friday Philippines on the week of the song's release. On top of this, the track has also been included in several playlists around Asia such as Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand.

The modern track revolves around the typical high school crush and “getting bit by the love bug” - having such strong feelings for someone, yet so unsure of how they feel about you.


"Crush" was produced in Hawaii, and allowed Elmo to step out of his comfort zone and try new things. As he is still in the process of finding his sound, he says that this song is “a gateway to an unexplored Elmo”.
Prior to this song, Elmo released a self-titled album back in 2016, and recently collaborated with Hawaiian-Filipino artist MiMi, on the song entitled “Keke Love.”

With its fresh new vibe and the return of Elmo, "Crush" is definitely a track not miss out on. Watch out for the official music video and more music from Elmo soon!

Crush is now available for streaming and download on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, and Amazon Music under Universal Records.

Win tickets for The 1975 Live in Manila from Smart

MMI Live and Live Nation is bringing in the English indie pop-rock band The 1975 Live in Manila on September 11 at the Mall of Asia Arena as part of their 2019 Asia Tour promoting their third LP, A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships.

Catch Matt Healy, Adam Hann, Ross MacDonald, and George Daniel together and  sing along to their latest hits “Be My Mistake”, “It’s Not Living (If It’s Not With You)” “Sincerity is Scary,” “Somebody Else,” “The Sound,” “Chocolate,”  and many more. Enjoy the experience —especially when you win free tickets from Smart!

Here’s how to score free tickets from Smart:

• Follow @livesmart and @ReimaginePH on Instagram in the coming days.
• Answer a set of questions about The 1975 to be posted by @livesmart.
• Only entries posted within the week will be accepted and winners will be announced the week after. Open to Smart prepaid and postpaid subscribers only.

A-listers for Smart Music Live

The 1975 Live in Manila is the latest addition to this year’s star-studded lineup of world-class international artists supported by Smart Music Live. Earlier this year, the Philippines was graced by some of the best international talents from around the world, including iconic pop band Maroon 5 for the Manila leg of their Red Pill Blues Tour last March 5 and young superstar Troye Sivan for the local stop of his The Bloom Tour last May 1.

For more updates on the concert, follow Smart’s official Facebook (fb.com/SmartCommunications), Instagram (@liveSmart and @ReimaginePH) accounts and follow the hashtag #SmartMusicLive and #SmartThe1975.

Get exclusive 20% discount on Karpos Live Mix tickets from Globe

Nothing beats the experience of seeing your favorite artist perform live, churning out music to fill your senses for one whole evening. The lights, riffs and beats blaring from loudspeakers, and creative energy flowing on stage makes every gig, concert, and music festival worth it. Globe and Karpos Multimedia bring you Karpos Live, a series of intimate shows featuring some of the most sought-after local and international music acts at the ABS-CBN Vertis Tent in Quezon City.

Brace yourself for a great night of soul, jazz, and rock pop from New Zealand-Aussie musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer Jordan Rakei and fast-rising Filipino act Unique at Karpos Live Mix 6 on September 1, Sunday.

Lose yourself in a soothing repertoire of synth-based and colorful melodies when English indie-pop artist The Japanese House and Filipino folk-pop quintet Munimuni perform at Karpos Live Mix 7 on September 12, Thursday.


Get ready to witness the best of rising pop with genre-blending beats and contemporary R&B hits of Jeremy Zucker and Kiana V at Karpos Live Mix 8 on September 24, Tuesday.


Globe is giving customers priority access to and a 20% discount on tickets to all these mentioned Karpos Live shows. To avail of the discount, log on to the GCash app on your mobile phone, select the Globe Exclusive Sale tab, and buy GoSAKTO90. You’ll receive a confirmation message regarding your GoSAKTO90 purchase, as well as a unique promo code for Globe Exclusive Sale for your preferred Karpos Live Mix show! Log on to KarposLive.com on redemption dates and purchase tickets to avail of the discount on your show ticket. Discounted tickets go for as low as P1,600 once the discount has been applied.

The Globe Exclusive Sale for the tickets to Karpos Live Mix 6 will be on August 28, while the tickets for Mix 7 will be sold at special prices on September 4-5. You can also get first dibs on Mix 8 during the Exclusive Sale on September 14-15.

Make all your weekends matter and create your own kind of extra with GoSAKTO, now with free GCash voucher to enjoy discounts when you shop, dine or watch a movie using GCash. You can also GoWATCH and PLAY your favorite videos and games on the go with free 2GB data.

Stay updated on the different ticket promos by visiting glbe.co/karposlive or following Globe on Facebook and Twitter.

FERN. releases his new single, Dance For Me!

Coming from his electrifying dance track 'Sober Up', singer-songwriter-producer Fern. slows it down in his latest release 'DANCE FOR ME!' 

The track sets the mood for melancholy, as Fern. encapsulates feelings of loneliness and wanting in the midst of his own personal struggles. While it has a stark difference from his previous release - the mellow track builds upon the more mature theme that Fern. is trying to establish as he preps for the release of his upcoming second EP 'LOVELESS.'

'DANCE FOR ME!,' proves to be yet another exciting addition to the growing catalogue from this rising musician - watch out for the official music video and exciting new music coming soon.

DANCE FOR ME! is now available for streaming and download on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, and Amazon Music under Universal Records

Carly Rae Jepsen is returning in Manila for The Dedicated Tour on October

Pop star Carly Rae Jepsen will be bringing her ‘The Dedicated Tour’ to Manila on October 23 at the New Frontier Theater. Tickets will be on-sale starting August 31 via TicketNet.com.ph and at all TicketNet outlets nationwide. Presented by concert promoter Wilbros Live.

Fans can expect a night full of hits as Carly Rae Jepsen will be performing her chart-topping songs, including “Cut to the Feeling”, “Call Me Maybe”, “Party for One”, “I Really Like You”, “Boy Problems”, “Emotion”, “Run Away with Me” and many more.

After Carly Rae Jepsen released her critically acclaimed album E·MO·TION in 2015, it became “a modern touchstone for a new crop of pop-leaning artists and legacy acts,” as NPR noted, adding “the blast radius of E•MO•TION is expansive.” The album also inspired an abundance of memes — extending the cultural cachet that Jepsen earned from the ubiquity of her Grammy-nominated blockbuster hit “Call Me Maybe” (from her U.S debut album Kiss), which not only climbed to No. 1 on the iTunes Singles charts in over 47 countries, sold over 20 million singles worldwide, and was certified Diamond in the U.S., but was referenced by everyone from former secretary-of-state Colin Powell to Cookie Monster.

Jepsen’s new album, Dedicated, retains the joyful, hook-filled feeling of its predecessor. But where E*MO*TION, which featured the platinum single "I Really Like You," was an ’80s-influenced synth-pop classic that Rolling Stone called “a pop masterclass” and Stereogum called “indisputable, unfuckwithable pop genius,” Dedicated has a more ’70s-inspired feel at times (though the album defies categorization as a whole). At one point, Jepsen was sure she was making a disco opus. “The title was going to be ‘Disco Sweat,’” she says with a laugh. “I really bought into it.” But Jepsen had a change of heart thanks to her travels over the past two years, which included writing trips to the Swedish countryside (“It was spring and there were fields of flowers, homemade breads, and kittens running everywhere”) and a beach in Nicaragua, where she surfed and stayed in a cabana-like casita. Then there was an Eat Pray Love-esque solo vacation in Italy. “I had so many songs,” she says. “I needed some space to walk around, reflect, eat pasta, and get to know myself a bit.”

#FellaInManila: Sheamus Says His Days As A Pro Wrestler Are Far From Done

WWE's Celtic Warrior Sheamus paid Manila a visit to promote the global wrestling giant's upcoming Philippine tour after three years. Enduring a 24-hour flight to the country, the former multi-time WWE Champion was pretty game to interact with fans and answer a few questions from avid supporters and press people in attendance. We'd actually consider him a gentle giant – or in this case, a gentle "fella". Outside the confines of a wrestling ring, his true persona is far from his ferocious and sometimes villainous WWE character.

Sheamus is currently on the sidelines recuperating from an injury but his YouTube Channel "Celtic Warrior Workouts" is what's been keeping him real busy.

And while he's still not medically cleared to compete, he assured the Pinoy WWE Universe that his wrestling career is far from done. In fact, he has his sights set on winning the Intercontinental title, the only championship that has eluded him in his stellar and Hall of Fame-worthy WWE career. We'll be waiting for your in-ring return, Great White! Thanks for showing Filipino fans a good time! 

#WWEManila2019 is happening on September 20, 2019 at the Araneta Coliseum. You can still get your tickets via TicketNet,brought to us by Wilbros Live

Photo credits: Bri Constantino for Manila Concert Junkies

Effinboiche set to announce their reunion gig this year

Nescafe Soundskool 2006 champion Effinboiche announced thru their official Facebook page earlier today that they will be having a reunion gig this year after 12 years of hiatus in the music scene.

Hailed from Laguna with Alex Fuentes on vocals, Marvin Palero on guitars, Aljo Salting on bass and JC Gellidon on drums, the band is known for their single, I Don't Remember.

Photo credit: Effinboiche's Facebook page

Are you excited to see them on stage?


 Check out their music video of I Don't Remember below.

NOIR meet Filipino fans for The Ninth Tour in Manila 2019

NOIR, a South Korean boy band returns to Manila to meet their Filipino fans once again for their "The Ninth" fan meeting in Manila.

NOIR came back to Manila for the third time around after receiving lots of recognition from fans from the last two visits that they had in the Philippines.

PH Lumieres (fandom name of NOIR's fans) have gathered at the Grand Plaza Ballroom of Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila last Saturday (August 10, 2019) for their live tour at the Grand Plaza Ballroom of Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila. NOIR started the event with their first two songs - Airplane Mode and As A Star. The boys welcomed with loud cheers and chants from PH Lumieres.

After performing their two songs - the boys introduced themselves with big smiles on their faces. The cheers from the fans have gotten louder as the boys started speaking on stage.

During the question and answer portion, NOIR they were asked some questions and dared to do some things on stage. One NOIR member, Hyoyeon was even asked to dance cover the "Love Shot" by EXO.

"Filipino fans are beautiful" said by NOIR which drew loud cheers from fans. Then, they started performing their song entitled "Yeppeo" (Beautiful) which they dedicated to PH Lumieres. After that, NOIR started to make the fans' hearts to doom doom as they rock the stage and aggressively performed "Doom Doom" Loud chants from fans could clearly hear during the performance. The boys even showed off their fan service when they got one of the fans' cell phone and took their self-videos while performing!

The night has become more special when some of the lucky fans got to play with the boys on stage! Moreover, they also danced to Boy With Love of BTS!

One of the highlights of the fan meet was when NOIR finally performed one of their title tracks "Airplane Mode" which served as their encore song for the fans. Fans surprised NOIR as they flew some paper planes written with sweet messages for the boys. The boys smiles became sweeter after recognizing the fan project that they fans have made for them! After performing their encore song, they shouted "Thank you so much" and "Mahal Kita" as their final bow at the stage.

The simple fan meet has surely turned to one of the most memorable nights for the boys with their fans in the Philippines!

At the end of the show, fans gathered on stage to have a hi-touch session with NOIR. Some even received free posters from the boys.

NOIR "The Ninth Tour" fan meeting in Manila is brought to by Fanlive and LUK Entertainment.

Photo credit: Gael Cabugao for Manila Concert Junkies

Jung Hae In returns in Manila for One Summer Night Fanmeet

K-drama fans will surely be thrilled to find out that Korean actor Jung Hae In is coming back to Manila on Saturday, September 28, 2019 for his ‘One Summer Night’ Fan Meeting Tour 2019 at the New Frontier Theater. The award-winning Korean actor flew to Manila around the same time last year to spend time with his well-loved fans in the Philippines.

Jung Hae In made his K-drama debut in 2014 via the series Bride of the Century. He eventually gained more popularity in 2017 with his performances in the fantasy romance series While You Were Sleeping and black comedy series Prison Playbook. Then, Jung Hae In bagged his first starring role in Something in the Rain, a 2018 Netflix original series. This year, Hae-In took on the lead role of another Netflix original and romance drama series, One Spring Night 

For tickets to ‘One Summer Night’ Fan Meeting Tour in Manila, visit TicketNet.com.ph, any TicketNet outlets or Call TicketNet hotline 911-5555. 
Presented by Wilbros Live. #JungHaeInMANILA2019

Rico Blanco to IV of Spades: "My long-lost band mates"

Last night, thousands of fans witnessed a show they won’t forget as Rico Blanco, former Rivermaya frontman, and IV of Spades - consist of Zild, Blaster and Badjao, as they joined together for a night full of music and nostalgia. It was held at Metrotent Convention Center while fans braved the rain to show their support to the two talented musicians in the country. 

Platinum ticket holders got the chance to experience the Soundcheck Party and had the opportunity to asked questions during the interview. The funniest question that was asked was “What is your toothpaste?” The boys didn’t answer but Zild knew that the fan wanted a specific answer so Zild started saying “Nagsisimula ba yan sa letter U”? Then everyone laughs. I know you guys what Zild meant. 

The Sweet Shadow Tour of IV of Spades is still ongoing but they started in some provinces so the #RBxIVOSLive concert was technically their first Manila show from the tour.

Zild Benitez on Bass Guitar and vocals

Blaster Silonga on Lead Guitar and vocals

Badjao De Castro on Drums

IV of Spades started the show with the songs from their latest album “CLAPCLAPCLAP!”. Such as “Sweet Shadow”, “Bawat Kaluluwa”, “Dulo ng Hangganan”, “Bata, dahandahan”, “Come Inside of my Heart”, “My Juliana” and more.  

Of course they also sing some of their old tracks like “Ilaw Sa Daan”, “Where Have You Been my Disco” where the disco ball being lit up above the stage, “Hey Barbara” where the two security guards hop on the stage and dance with the boys of IVOS and also “Mundo” where they added a different taste of it.  

After IV of Spades, Rico Blanco took the stage and wowed the fans of his epic performance. Rico Blanco was wearing an Ati-atihan costume which he also uses during his “Galactik Fiestamatik” before.  

Rico Blanco 

Rico performed “Amats”, “Burado”, “Antukin”, “Panahon na Naman” where Chito Miranda appeared on screen singing his part, “Umaaraw-Umuulan” and “Posible”. 

Of course Rico Blanco won’t forget to perform some of Rivermaya’s greatest hits such as “Hinahanap-hanap Kita”, “214”, “Elesi”, "Awit ng Kabataan”, “Liwanag sa Dilim”, and “Kisapmata”. He really brought the 90’s and early 2000’s music last night and everyone got the taste of it and was purely amazed on how Rico Blanco showcased his talent to the audience.  

IV of Spades returned to the stage with Rico Blanco and they performed together “Kung Ayaw Mo, Huwag Mo” a song originated from Rivermaya and IV of Spades made a cover of it, “Take That Man” an original song of IV of Spades where Rico sings some parts. 

The highlight of the night was when they mash-up “Your Universe” and “Mundo” where Zild sings “Your Universe” and Rico sings “Mundo”.  (see full video below)

Seeing two artists from different generations singing their songs together in one stage was really spectacular. The two really blended well.  

Rico Blanco shared a story before they ended up the show that Ebe Dancel texted him saying “They (IV of Spades) are your long lost band mates”. Rico couldn’t agree more because he really enjoyed being with the IV of Spades. I can really tell that Rico was happy to join IV of Spades in a concert. 

 Zild also said Dati pinapakinggan lang namin siya (Rico Blanco), ngayon nakakasama na namin siya”. Everyone applauded and shouts their appreciation for the boys.  

This was the best local concert of the year! Congratulations Rico Blanco and IV of Spades for the successful concert and making OPM alive. 

Photo credit: Caren Gudiaga (@omgcaren)