Amid the renaissance of Pinoy pop and rock in the 90s, Up Dharma Down emerged in its aftermath of R&B and hip-hop, with their debut album “Fragmented” giving life to this boom of soul-jazz. With the band subverting “Oo” with their new songs ten years later, the seminal album endures and still sounds as fresh.
The storied lives of musicians and the lives they lead offstage are more than just gossip fodder — when written well, they can affect, inspire, and make for compelling literature. Here are 5 musical memoirs worth a read, preferably with your favorite song playing in the background.
Fresh from their first concert in Manila, the electronic duo Chairlift talks about welcoming change and staying true to their idiosyncrasies despite the inevitable and organic evolution of their music.
It was a decisive win for the Philippines when the Permanent Court of Arbitration laid down its ruling regarding disputed areas in the West Philippine Sea. Four months into the decision, however, have...
Martha Atienza is a Dutch-Filipina artist whose body of work represents a means of remembrance — recordings that come from a personal space and expand to encompass the lives and loves of the community she belongs to. Now shortlisted for the prestigious Asian edition of the Benesse Prize, Atienza talks about her place in the art world, the hard work of fostering a community using art, and the continuing importance of finding our roots.
This year’s Christmas calls for warmth — in the form of homemade gifts that save on time and money but do not scrimp on sentimental and practical value. Here are 10 gift ideas you can make on your own because, as always, it’s the thought that counts.
HIV need not be a death sentence. In the Philippines, proper interventions in the healthcare system, including greater coverage from private insurance providers, can help stem not only the epidemic, but also the stigma attached to it.
The youth raised their voices in the Bonifacio Day protest against the burial of former president Ferdinand Marcos. On Nov. 30, the people gathered around the People Power Monument, unified by their chants, music, and poetry.
Blockbuster actors, heavyweight backers, and tried-and-tested formulas were not enough to make the cut for “The Super Parental Guardians” and “Enteng Kabisote 10 and the Abangers,” two films excluded from this year’s MMFF.
In single file, a group of Duterte and Marcos supporters clutch a tarpaulin in front of Gate 4 of Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City — the counterpoint to the thousands who flocked to the People Power Monument to protest the Marcos burial on Bonifacio Day.
It’s been a month since the grunge band Yūrei released their album, “Random Schizoid Godhead Generator,” and they are still playing shows despite announcing a break up during the record’s launch party. The band’s frontman talks about their musical growth and their place in the local indie scene.