One Click Straight releases single “She”

The guys of pop-rock band One Click Straight—vocalist and bassist Toffer Marquez, guitarists Sam Marquez and Joel Cartera, and drummer Tim Marquez—are back again with another single. She is inspired by the tragic emotional disarray that people go through when faced with unrequited feelings, according to Sam. Tim initially started the whole concept and structure of…

The Adamant releases single “Unpredictable”

Eighties-inspired pop rock seems to be all the rage lately, with bands sprouting left and right, making themselves heard on the radio and reaching out to gig goers in and out of the metro. If you're wondering which bands are worth checking out, listen to The Adamant, which recently released a single entitled Unpredictable. "Unpredictable is about…

Now watching: Metal Evolution

If you're still suffering from withdrawal symptoms after the latest season of Game of Thrones has ended or if you're just looking for something new to watch, we highly recommend this series of heavy-metal documentaries by Sam Dunn, a Canadian anthropologist who is also a metalhead himself. You can start with this one, Metal Evolution:…

One Click Straight releases single “Small Talk”

Manila-based pop-rock band Once Click Straight recently released a new single called Small Talk. According to guitarist Sam Marquez, the song is about a common situation most people find themselves in when talking to a person they want to get to know. “It depicts the desperation a person is willing to go through for a…

Snakefight kills first leg of Bimb’s Warped Tour

Photos by Mao Factolerin and Matty Talag Manila-based pop punk band Snakefight headlined the first leg of Bimb's Warped Tour held last Thursday at Nesting Ground Garden Cafe in Los Baños. Snakefight members, composed of Christian Tomacruz on vocals, Ron Dela Cruz and Francis Luigi Tuazon on guitars, Dowell Delos Reyes on bass, and Daryl Alvarez…

Bimb’s Warped Tour ft. Snakefight

Gold Steps Productions and Live for the Hype Movement present Bimb's Warped Tour featuring Snakefight September 14, 2017 | 7:00 p.m. Nesting Ground Garden Cafe, LB Square Tickets: 150 pesos with free beer The headliner, Snakefight, is a punk-rock/pop-punk band from Manila. Band members include Christian Tomacruz (vocals), Ron Dela Cruz (guitar), Francis Luigi Tuazon…

Fratres rocks out in LB

Anyone who goes to a rock gig is expecting the bands to put on a show, to rock their hearts out, to make the audience sing along or dance or bang their heads. Many upcoming bands have yet to master the art of performing, but Fratres certainly made an impression during their performance recently at…

Life Less Ordinary launches debut EP

Life Less Ordinary, a local indie band based in San Pablo City, Laguna, recently launched their four-song EP at 77 Grove Events Place in Los Baños. Their debut EP entitled The SelfTitled 4-Song EP is the product of weekend warriors Mark Dela Cruz (vocals/guitars), Prong Biglete (guitars), Marc Banzuela (drums), and Gibo Tan (bass), who…

Life Less Ordinary EP launch

Life Less Ordinary, a Laguna-based indie band, is set to launch their debut EP this coming Thursday, August 24, at 77 Grove Events Place in Los Baños. The group was formed in late 2016 by hopeless romantics Mark Dela Cruz (vocals/guitars), Prong Biglete (guitars), Marc Banzuela (drums), and Gibo Tan (bass). Influenced by their love for…

The Vanstock - Under the City

Under the City | The Vanstock’s single launch

It is way past midnight and you're still out in the city, walking. Alone. There's a light drizzle, sprinkling the almost empty streets. Occasionally a cab would pass by, slowing down as it nears you, hoping you'd need a ride. Some buildings are still alive at this time of night. You could tell from the…