Why Pogi Rock is Even More Awful Than Boybands

Does everybody remember boybands? F4 was the last big one here in the Philippines (I think) and it made the girls go gaga. You know, the those guys who sung awful ballads that were in turn sung by young females everywhere? I’m sure the Backstreet Boys and N’Sync must still resonate in your head, if only for the sheer agony their songs caused you at the height of their popularity. Well, good riddance to them.

Unfortunately, a new scourge is now dominating the airwaves, much to my chagrin. That is Continue reading


Damn You, MYMP

Rivermaya. 6CycleMind. But most especially, Bamboo. Those are just some of the artists that have covered some classic material for their new releases, and it’s no secret that one of the bands mentioned above is catching some serious flak for it, too. But let’s not blame them. Let’s give mention to the “band” that started this mess. MYMP. Continue reading

Say Goodbye To Campus Radio

For those who actually still listen to the radio these days, it was a sad Valentine’s Day this year, as Campus Radio 97.1 WLS-FM gave way to 97.1 Barangay LS Forever!. It’s going to take a while before I get used to not switching on to the station, and before that happens, let me first discuss why this loss is a terrible one. Continue reading

Narda: R.I.P. 2002-2007

Damn. Narda will perform their last gig at Saguijo on April 12 after releasing two critically-acclaimed albums. Whether you liked the band’s disco-punk reinvention or not, they were one of the Philippines’ biggest indie bands and one of the few true musicians left in the current music scene. That said, 4/12 will be a sad day for Filipino music. Go and buy Formika, Discotillion, and if you’re lucky, their independent releases. Otherwise, you really are missing out on one of the Philippines brightest young acts. Hopefully, Katwo’s new band Duster will ease the pain if and when they release an album. But for now Narda- RIP.