Jelai L. Tarosa
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An all-star Christmas compilation
by Jelai L. Tarosa - November 30, 2012 - 12:00am
When we talk of a Christmas album compilation featuring famous singing acts in its artist line-up, the most justified move should be the inclusion of certified major stars that can help earn bragging rights to the...
Intriguing, new albums to check out
by Jelai L. Tarosa - November 7, 2012 - 12:00am
Four acts — two bands, a duo and a solo singer — are hoping to catch up on the Holiday gig stretch with albums showcasing some distinct character they’re proudly promoting. Here they are.
Shows of The Wanted, Marvin and Aiza
by Jelai L. Tarosa - September 14, 2012 - 12:00am
Three artists of interest give the current month of September some excitement worth-seeing live.
Dolphy tribute concert: Act of philanthropy
by Jelai L. Tarosa - September 9, 2012 - 12:00am
Giving back to the people was one of the legacies of the late Comedy King Dolphy. Thus, it is fitting that a tribute concert in his honor will serve as a springboard to help some worthy causes.
Rox Puno makes use of Rico J. magic
by Jelai L. Tarosa - August 21, 2012 - 12:00am
Rox Puno, son of OPM icon Rico J. Puno, is trying his luck in the music scene through a genre he would like to call “macho rock,” perhaps a throwback at his dad’s signature upbeat song Macho...
Krina makes dad Ryan proud
by Jelai L. Tarosa - August 13, 2012 - 12:00am
Ryan Cayabyab was a proud dad after his daughter Krina became the most recognized performer during the finals night of the first Boy Katindig Jazz Competition held recently at the Hard Rock Café in Makati...
Will Pinoy band scene recapture its lost glory?
by Jelai L. Tarosa - July 23, 2012 - 12:00am
Perhaps every rock artist in the country is now hoping that the local band scene recapture its lost glory the soonest.
Jonathan Manalo's songwriting story
by Jelai L. Tarosa - June 30, 2012 - 12:00am
He was a regular fresh graduate a decade back, just hoping to land a career in advertising.
Draybers speeding off to live gig stardom
by Jelai L. Tarosa - May 27, 2012 - 12:00am
Live gigs, unlike in recording where artists usually have to define their type of songs for proper public identity, can be the perfect stage for versatility and experimentation.
Pop go the praise songs
by Jelai L. Tarosa - May 23, 2012 - 12:00am
The commonly recognized block arguably keeping praise songs from achieving mainstream acceptance is the tendency to sound predictable and less-hip. No thanks to preachy lyrics, conventional melody runs and hackneyed...
New local CDs out to create impact
by Jelai L. Tarosa - January 29, 2012 - 12:00am
Three commercially viable local albums have reached the market in the hope of making some noise this 2012.
FM DJ eyes stint on AM radio
by Jelai L. Tarosa - January 7, 2012 - 12:00am
After working for two decades as a disc jockey on FM band, Idol Tbowne feels that intellectual maturity is urging him to shift to AM radio and particularly become a hard-hitting commentator, seemingly a direct opposite...
Jett encourages young musicians to write originals
by Jelai L. Tarosa - December 24, 2011 - 12:00am
The Dawn frontman Jett Pangan is aware that the current music scene is not as welcoming in terms of hit-seeking bands unlike before when groups can deliver one hit song after another.
What's the ultimate boyband myth?
by Jelai L. Tarosa - December 18, 2011 - 12:00am
When music aficionados, especially those into rock, discuss about boybands, what usually thrown is a kind of rant about them being sellouts. That they’re just faces who can sing and dance, not certified...
'Next Justin Bieber' upbeat on Manila visit
by Jelai L. Tarosa - November 18, 2011 - 12:00am
Canadian star Justin Bieber’s success gave birth to copycats and wannabes the world over.
Sarcastic reply from an ex-Ehead
by Jelai L. Tarosa - October 13, 2011 - 12:00am
The recent press gathering promoting Tanduay Rhum Rockfest Year 5 was somewhat marred by how one of its endorsing figures responded to a lady TV reporter’s question.
Pinoy rock scene not dead
by Jelai L. Tarosa - October 10, 2011 - 12:00am
Concerts promoting OPM  and band competitions benefiting less-known but talented acts are on the upswing once again.
In love with OPM songs
by Jelai L. Tarosa - September 23, 2011 - 12:00am
Marie Digby has released an album specifically done for her ever-increasing Filipino followers.
Getting breaks, breaking barriers
by Jelai L. Tarosa - September 16, 2011 - 12:00am
For recording acts to get through the music scene, it’s either you get the breaks or you break barriers.
In search of his own identity
by Jelai L. Tarosa - September 15, 2011 - 12:00am
Apart from scoring numerous hits through the years, Rivermaya is equally known for its worth-hearing twists as far as its ever-changing personnel are concerned.
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