Where is the Nearest Guitar Center?

Holiday season is just around the corner and gift-giving is one thing that every child and child-at-hearts are excited for. Of course, that includes me as well. Although malls and other establishments are still hyped for the Halloween, I am getting really more excited with the holidays then.In fact, as early as now, I am already thinking and trying to complete my list for gifts to share. I also tried figuring out where is the nearest guitar center that is accessible from our new abode since I plan to buy my little man a new set of kiddie guitars or, perhaps, a drum set instead.

Guitar Center

Sad to know, the guitar center is obviously far from here and I still need to transport half an hour. It’s alright. At least I have known where to go when I need to get one.

Moreover, going back to my list, I might have this completed after the Halloween since we will be preparing for the trick or treat events that our little man will be joining.

Singer and songwriter Guy Clark dies at 74

The American Texas country and folk singer and songwriter, a musician as well as a recording artist and a performer, Guy Clark, just recently died after a long-standing disease at the age of 74.

Singer and songwriter Guy Clark dies at 74

Though, accordingly, he has not hit a worldwide fame, but he was able to record 40 albums. Here below is one of his latest and famous song, My favorite picture of you.

May he rest in peace!

Andrea Bocelli World Tour in Manila 2016

The world’s most beloved tenor, Andrea Bocelli, will be having its world concert in the Philippines. This will be held in the Mall of Asia this coming April 26, 2016.

Andrea Bocelli World Tour in Manila 2016

These are the ticket prices:

VIP – P18,160
PATRON -P13,725
LOWER BOX A – P11,615
LOWER BOX B – P8,445
UPPER BOX – P6,335
GEN ADM – P2,635

Have yourself tickets now guys before everything will be sold out.

Taylor Swift will be Back in The Philippines

Country and pop lovers particularly fans of Taylor Swift in the Philippines will surely love the news that the award winning artist will be back in the country on June 6. The 24 year old artist will be having her concert at the (MOA) Mall of Asia Arena. During her previous concert in the country, Swift performed her chart topping singles including We are Never Ever Getting Back Together, I Knew You Were Trouble, Begin Again, Mean, and Love Story to name a few.

If you are not familiar with her songs, you better start listening to her music now and watch the concert on June 6, 2014. Just be very sure though that you installed acoustical soundproof foam in your room so your neighbors will not be annoyed with the noise you can create.

Red Hot Chili Peppers In The Philippines

Filipino fans of Red Hot Chili Peppers rejoiced as the band performed during the 7107 International Music Festival in Clark, Pampanga held last Sunday February 23, 2014. Joining with the band are local bands front acting the event.

If you are a fan of RHCP, you surely are familiar with their tong twisting song and soothing blend of music. These excellent sounds that the band produces are the fruit of their high quality musical instrument. Surely they are using top brands like the cool casio px150 for their keyboardist maybe. Who knows! Some great Pearl Drums, SG guitars, and the likes.

The crowdgone wild the moment Red Hot Chili Pepper step on the stage and play their song including Dani California, Under The Bridge, Californication, and Give It Away to name a few.

Anastacia cancels tours due to breast cancer

Anastacia, the American singer-songwriter, who supposed to have a concert tours in Dubai and in Europe this month and this coming April 2013 was recently diagnosed of breast cancer again after she survived the disease in January 2003 after a successful surgery and radiotherapies were done.

Anastacia is supposed to have a concert in March 30 in Dubai World Cup and she’ll up for her London tour in April 6, 2013. But because of her disease, the crew, staff and productions audio interface should be set aside for now.

Seoul Invasion: K-Pop Artists to perform in Manila

It seems that there will be a Seoul Invasion to happen as K-Pop Artists will perform in Manila this coming February 9, 2013 in Aliw Theatre.

The following are the K-Pop artists who will be arriving in the country.

K Pop: Tahiti K Pop: Tahiti

K Pop: PrinceK Pop: Prince

K Pop: ExciteK Pop: Excite

Not mentioned above are Delight and Mellow:D.

Here are some of the details for the tickets:

  • available at all SM Ticket outlets
  • 30 percent off when you buy two tickets (same section – VIP, Patron or Gen. Admission)
  • first 250 ticket buyers from VIP-Center (5k) & VIP-Side (4k) will get a free commemorative CD
  • 50 lucky members of the audience will receive exclusive invites to an after-concert party
  • for more inquiries and reservations, call 470-2222

Jessica Sanchez 2013 Live Solo Concert in Manila

Jessica Sanchez, the Filippa-Mexican American Idol runner-up, will hold it’s first live solo concert in Manila in 2013.

Jessica Sanchez 2013 Live Solo Concert in Manila Jessica Sanchez 2013 Live Solo Concert in Manila (image from inquirer.net)

The said concert will be held in Smart Araneta Coliseum in the coming 2013 Valentines Day, February 14, 2013.

I will sure to update you guys for the ticket prices and reservations.

Reality TV Contest Upsets That Changed the Face of Music

There have been several reality shows on TV about singers that compete for their chance at fame. Three of the most popular shows, however, are American Idol, The Voice, and The X Factor. Each of these shows relies on votes from either the audience or judges (or both) to determine the winner. Of course, this scenario often leads to upsets — and yes, there have been plenty.

yeah!Image via Flickr by briantologist

American Idol was the original singing talent reality show. It has been on TV since 2002, where the original judges were Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, and Paula Abdul. Several celebrity judges have come and gone from the show since the first season including Kara DioGuardi, Ellen DeGeneres, Steven Tyler, and Jennifer Lopez. The current judges are Randy Jackson, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban, and Mariah Carey.

Here are some historical upsets seen on American Idol:

  • Fans exploded when Jennifer Hudson was voted off the show in 2004, speculating about racism and lack of votes due to a power outage in her home city.
  • Katharine McPhee beat out Chris Daughtry in 2006, but he went on to sell over 5 million copies of his first song.
  • In 2008, David Archuleta won the hearts of young girls around the U.S., but was voted off the show in favor of David Cook on the last show.
  • Adam Lambert was surprisingly voted off the show in 2009. Some people claim it might have been because his sexual orientation was not entirely clear.
  • In 2011, Casey Abrams was saved by the judges when he received the fewest amount of votes.
  • Nobody knows why Pia Toscano got the fewest amount of votes, but it certainly shocked the judges when she was voted off the show in 2011.

The Voice on NBC

The Voice on NBCImage via Flickr by Music Star22

On The Voice, contestants are judged based on their singing ability, but the judges are not as harsh as the judges historically seen on American Idol. Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera, and Cee Lo Green give constructive criticism to the contestants. The gimmicky clips of bad auditions are also left off this show.
Here are some of the upsets seen on The Voice in its short run time:

  • Juliet Simms, a Rocker chick, and favored winner, was beat out by the R&B crooner, Jermaine Paul, on Blake Shelton’s team in 2012.
  • Disgruntled contestant, Hailey Steele, was booted from the show after a sing-off against Moses Stone where she refused to talk to the cameras.

X Factor on Fox

X-Factor on FoxImage via Flickr by rocor

This reality show debuted in the U.S. in 2012. It was originally a U.K. series that was very similar to both The Voice and American Idol. The judges are Simon Cowell (originally from American Idol) Britney Spears, L.A. Reid, and Demi Lovato. The twist this reality show brings is that each of the judges mentors the contestants, instead of just providing criticism.

There haven’t been many upsets yet because the show is so new, but here is one:

  • Astro was put in the bottom two after an awesome performance of “I’ll Be Missing You.” Some people believe it might be simply because of his hip-hop, rap genre. Others say it might be because of his age (15).

Both The Voice and The X Factor are newer reality shows, so they have not seen as many upsets as American Idol. Of course, even if your favorite contestants get voted off a show, that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to hear their music again. Some go on to perform top hits. You can also go to their concerts to support them. Previous contestants from American Idol perform on American Idols live, and some contestants from other shows have their own concerts.

Nicki Minaj Live in Manila in July 2012

So was your rogue status during Lady Gaga’s concert tour in Manila on May 2012? And would you believe that the next singer to hopefully make a noise at the SM Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena will be Nicki Minaj.

Nicki Minaj Live in Manila in July 2012 (image source and credits)

The singer, rapper and songwriter, Nicki Minaj will be having a live concert in Manila, at SM Mall of Asia Arena this coming July 2012.

Minaj hit song include “Super Bass“. For the ticket and other information regarding the said concert, stay tuned and keep updated and informed in my upcoming posts.