Archive for March, 2012
Inâ€ â€¬2002,â€ â€¬Taking Back Sunday released the albumâ€ â€¬â€śTell All Your Friendsâ€â€ťâ€¬.â€ â€¬The record became an instant success and proved to be one of the most influential pop punk albumsâ€ â€¬of the last decade.â€ â€¬But creative differences got in the way,â€ â€¬and two of the core members of the band,â€ â€¬guitarist and vocalist John Nolan and bassist Shaun Cooper,â€ â€¬leftâ€ â€¬to pursue their own projects including their new band Straylight Run.â€ â€¬The rest of the band pushed forward,â€ â€¬and they recordedâ€ â€¬3â€ â€¬more albums with a different lineup including Fred Mascherino and Matt Rubano.â€
Adam Lazzara,â€ â€¬Eddie Reyes,â€ â€¬and Mark Oâ€â€™â€¬Connell got back together with Nolan and Cooper,â€ â€¬and what resulted from this is a new album.â€ â€¬Aptly titledâ€ â€¬â€śTaking Back Sundayâ€â€ťâ€¬,â€ â€¬theâ€ â€¬â€śTell All Your Friendsâ€â€ťâ€¬ lineupâ€ â€¬is now exploring new territory not only with their sound but with the themes of their songsâ€ â€¬as well.â€ â€¬The product ofâ€ â€¬yearsâ€ â€¬of experiences,â€ â€¬the new album not only shows their growth as musicians but also as people,â€ â€¬and it is reflected inâ€ â€¬subject matter that deals with relationships,â€ â€¬family,â€ â€¬and faith.â€
To celebrate this,â€ â€¬they are also embarking on a tour celebrating theâ€ â€¬10th year anniversary of their debut album.â€ â€¬While acknowledging that the album played an important part not only in their success but also in the lives of their fans,â€ â€¬they are quick to point out that this not just about nostalgia…â€ â€¬theyâ€ â€¬haveâ€ â€¬set out to create something new.â€ â€¬With Nolan and Cooper back in the fold,â€ â€¬they are more than rejuvenated.â€ â€¬There is undeniable chemistry when these five people are playing music together,â€ â€¬and with their upcoming show in Manila,â€ â€¬we will finally get the chance to seeâ€ â€¬these guys in action.
On Aprilâ€ â€¬13,â€ â€¬Audio Mustachio and Kerplunkâ€! â€¬Productionsâ€ â€¬bringâ€ â€¬Taking Back Sundayâ€ â€¬to Manila.â€ â€¬The band will be performing at the Sky Dome in SM City North Edsa.â€ â€¬This will also be the only Asian stop on their current tour.â€
Splintr is also happy to announce that we will beâ€ â€¬giving away a pair of meet and greet passes to the showâ€!â€¬ The mechanics will be announced soon,â€ â€¬so keep an eye out on this blog and follow us on Facebook for more details.â€
Tickets are now available at all TicketNet outlets.â€ â€¬For more details,â€ â€¬callâ€ (â€¬02â€) â€¬911-5555â€ â€¬or log on toâ€ â€¬www.ticketnet.com.ph.â€ â€¬Ticket prices are P3,180â€ â€¬for Goldâ€ (â€¬Standingâ€) â€¬and P2,650â€ â€¬for Silverâ€ (â€¬Free Seatingâ€)â€¬.
Joe Bataan, a Filipino-African American, was born Bataan Nitollano in Spanish Harlem in New York. The Latin soul pioneer talked often of how it had been his fatherâ€™s dream to return to the Philippines one day, and at last, at the age of 69, his son was finally performing on native soil, courtesy of the Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival.
Sigur RĂłs broke through the Icelandic and internationalâ€ â€¬music scene with their inexplicable brand of music characterized by a reliance on melody and mood rather than traditional songwriting structures and dynamics.â€ â€¬They have been around sinceâ€ â€¬1994â€ â€¬and they are still going strong,â€ â€¬proving to their legions of fans that they havenâ€â€™â€¬tâ€ â€¬run out of fresh ideas.â€ â€¬Their last albumâ€ â€¬â€śMeĂ° suĂ° Ă eyrum viĂ° spilum endalaustâ€â€ťâ€¬ (â€śWith a Buzz in Our Ears We Play Endlesslyâ€â€ťâ€¬) was a critical and commercial success,â€ â€¬despite the band abandoning their trademark sound for something more playful and joyous but still distinctly theirs.â€
Four years later and they have finally announced that theyâ€â€™â€¬ll be releasing their new albumâ€ â€¬â€śValtariâ€â€ťâ€¬ on Mayâ€ â€¬28.â€ â€¬They have released not only theâ€ â€¬trackâ€ â€¬list for the album,â€ â€¬but also the singleâ€ â€¬â€śEkki MĂşkkâ€â€ťâ€¬.â€ â€¬Basedâ€ â€¬on what we heard on theâ€ â€¬somber track,â€ â€¬this is a return to form of sorts for the band,â€ â€¬but with the emphasis on strings and electronics.â€
Valtari track list:
1â€ â€¬ĂŠg Anda
2â€ â€¬Ekki MĂşkk
8â€ â€¬FjĂ¶gur PĂanĂł
Sigur RĂłs -Â ”Ekki MĂşkk”
VisitÂ http://www.sigur-ros.co.uk for more info.
Kjwan has always been a band that keeps breaking new ground with every release. This time is no different. On March 31st theyâ€™ll be releasing the first volume of their latest opus â€śKjwan IVâ€ť. Whether itâ€™s a testament to their creativity and productivity or the desire to do something new, the decision to release â€śKjwan IVâ€ť in three separate volumes is an inspired choice. Based on the first single from the album, â€śWalang Kasoâ€ť, this may also be their best yet.
â€śWalang Kasoâ€ť is a surefire crowd-pleaser from the get-go. The song opens with some tasteful guitar licks played over what sounds like an old moog organ. When Marc Abayaâ€™s vocals kick in, it becomes a trademark midtempo Kjwan song albeit with a bit more kick. Boogie Romeroâ€™s guitar lines are brilliantly executed and they complement Enrique De Diosâ€™ keyboard parts. Kelly Mangahas does his job perfectly well, adding some groove and a little punch with his Jazz-inflected bass lines.
Based on this song alone, weâ€™re definitely excited to hear Kjwan IV. If the rest of their new material is as good as this, then this record has a good chance of becoming Kjwanâ€™s masterpiece.
Catch the band live in Saguijo on March 31 as they finally unleash the first volume of Kjwan IVÂ to the masses. They are also launching the music video for â€śWalang Kasoâ€ť in the event, so be there and enjoy the music as Kjwan shows us that theyâ€™re definitely stronger than ever and that they are still one of the top bands in the local music scene.
George Harrison, Billy Preston, Ron Wood and Mick Jagger
â€â€śâ€¬We need change and we need it fast/Before rockâ€â€™â€¬s just part of the past/â€â€™â€¬Cause lately it all sounds the same to meâ€â€ťâ€¬ -â€ â€¬The Ramones,â€ â€¬â€śDo You Remember Rock and Roll Radioâ€?â€¬â€ť
In the opening track of their albumâ€ â€¬â€śEnd Of The Centuryâ€â€ťâ€¬,â€ â€¬The Ramones lamented on the sad state of rock and roll radio and rock music in general.â€ â€¬The album was released inâ€ â€¬1979.â€ â€¬Itâ€â€™â€¬sâ€ â€¬33â€ â€¬years later and look at where we are nowâ€; â€¬radio stations have reformatted,â€ â€¬record labels have closed down,â€ â€¬bands have broken up,â€ â€¬and the Internet is now king.â€ â€¬But for every end thereâ€â€™â€¬s a new beginning,â€ â€¬and for every record label that closed shop there are independent record labels doing their own thing with their own business models,â€ â€¬new and exciting bands have formed,â€ â€¬and Internet radio picked up where actual radio left off.â€
But still,â€ â€¬the question remains…â€ â€¬DO YOU REMEMBER ROCK AND ROLL RADIOâ€? â€¬Bob Lyren and Jesse Grinter do.â€ â€¬And theyâ€â€™â€¬re doing their best to keepâ€ â€¬its spirit alive by running the most interesting thing to ever come out of the local airwaves.â€ â€¬Bob,â€ â€¬Jesse,â€ â€¬and their compatriot Joee Mejias host the radio showâ€ â€¬â€śLost in Translation with Bob and Jesseâ€â€ťâ€¬ which airs every Saturday night at Jamâ€ â€¬88.3â€ â€¬fromâ€ â€¬9-11â€ â€¬PM.â€ Â â€¬The show is aâ€ â€¬2â€ â€¬hour blast of exciting and eclectic music,â€ â€¬and Bob,â€ â€¬Jesse,â€ â€¬and Joeeâ€â€™â€¬s quick-witted banters.â€ â€¬These three clearly know whatâ€â€™â€¬s up,â€ â€¬and they have embraced their status as purveyors of taste.â€
Letâ€â€™â€¬s face facts for a second.â€ â€¬The Philippines has never been known as a typical tour stop for foreign artists going on tours in Asian countries.â€ â€¬Sure,â€ â€¬we have had our fair share of top acts visit the country from Sonic Youth,â€ â€¬the Foo Fighters,â€ â€¬and the Beastie Boys doing a memorable show that was opened by none other than the Eraserheads,â€ â€¬to Nine Inch Nailsâ€ â€¬making a stop in Manila for their farewell tour,â€ â€¬to the controversial Manila visit by The Beatles.â€ â€¬Given these examples,â€ â€¬we were never actually on parâ€ â€¬with,â€ â€¬say,â€ â€¬Japan when it comes to being a viable stop for touring bands.â€
John Lennon and Yoko Ono were married on March 20, 1969 in Gibraltar and they spent their honeymoon in the presidential suite of the Â Amsterdam Hilton Hotel by doing a week-long “Bed-In” campaign to promote world peace. Their wedding was chronicled in the Beatles Â song “The Ballad Of John and Yoko”, which was released on May 30, 1969 as a single.
Avenged Sevenfold is a band thatâ€â€™â€¬s beenâ€ â€¬constantlyâ€ â€¬making the rounds in the heavy metal/hard rock circuit,â€ â€¬and for good reason:â€ â€¬theyâ€â€™â€¬re really good at what they do.â€ â€¬M.â€ â€¬Shadows,â€ â€¬Zack Vengeance,â€ â€¬Synyster Gates,â€ â€¬Johnny Christ,â€ â€¬and the late The Rev areâ€ â€¬very talented musicians,â€ â€¬being able to perform their respective roles with the kind of intensity thatâ€â€™â€¬s rare in bands these days.â€ â€¬They have been through a lot as a band,â€ â€¬including the tragic passing of their drummer Jimmy Sullivan aka The Rev.â€ â€¬Avenged Sevenfoldâ€â€™â€¬sâ€ â€¬undeniableâ€ â€¬chemistry is the result of years of friendship,â€ â€¬and a death in the family would definitely throw anyone off course.â€ â€¬But they carried on,â€ â€¬and theyâ€ â€¬continued The Revâ€â€™â€¬s legacy with them.â€ â€¬Enlisting the help of former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy,â€ â€¬they finishedâ€ â€¬the latest albumâ€ â€¬â€śNightmareâ€â€ťâ€¬,â€ â€¬the last album to feature contributions from The Rev.
The album was released to critical acclaim and now theyâ€â€™â€¬re touring the world in support of the album.â€
Dayly Entertainmentâ€ â€¬proudly presents Avenged Sevenfold live in Manila.â€ â€¬The show will be held on Aprilâ€ â€¬26,â€ â€¬2012â€ â€¬atâ€ â€¬the Smart Araneta Coliseum.â€ â€¬Tickets are now available on sale at all Ticketnet outlets,â€ â€¬with aâ€ â€¬10%â€ â€¬discount onâ€ â€¬Patron Ticketsâ€ â€¬untilâ€ â€¬Marchâ€ â€¬1,â€ â€¬2012.â€ â€¬Ticket pricesâ€ (â€¬excludesâ€ â€¬6%â€ â€¬service chargeâ€) â€¬are:â€ â€¬Patron Standingâ€ â€¬3,500,â€ â€¬Patron Seatedâ€ â€¬3,500,â€ â€¬Lower Boxâ€ â€¬3,000,â€ â€¬Upperâ€ â€¬Aâ€ â€¬1,500â€ â€¬and Upper Bâ€ â€¬600.â€ â€¬For more information,â€ â€¬log on toâ€ â€¬www.ticketnet.com.ph or call the Ticketnet hotline atâ€ â€¬911-5555.
And as another treat for Avenged Sevenfold fans,â€ â€¬Splintr will be giving awayâ€ â€¬free tickets to the showâ€!â€¬ We will reveal the details soon,â€ â€¬so keep an eye on this page for more information.â€