Music and art are part of our everyday lives, and the hot month of March sure doesn't lack in quenching our thirst for it! Update your playlists, book your tickets for these shows, and lock your eyes on your screens—don't get caught in FOMO and jump in on what's hot and trending. Read on!
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Where's The Buzz
Estancia, Capitol Commons turned into a 10-day art hub last February as Ortigas & Company mounted Ortigas Art Festival 2019. Now on its second year, the exhibit showcased over 130 local artists, with master engraver Benjie Torrado Cabrera, self-taught artist Darwin “Japat” Guevarra, photographer Bern Wong, and sculptor Richard Buxani headlining the event. The fest also held several demos and workshops for a complete art immersion experience.
Repertory Philippines’ latest offering will take its audience into a tale of an imperfect family—a touching story filled with no-holds-barred dialogue and savage comebacks. Onstage Theater in Greenbelt 1 is set to house Father’s Day, which will run starting March 22 until April 14. Cast members Miguel Faustmann, Andres Borromeo, Liesl Batucan, Becca Coates, and Rachel Coates will take you to through the ups and downs of the Willows’ family drama—so prep yourself for an astounding act!
What's The Buzz
Voting season is here as Myx Music Awards just announced its list of nominees for this year! Log on to myxph.com and help your favorite artists bag awards such as Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, and Music Video of the Year. Twitter users also get to unlock an exclusive emoji when they tweet and use the hashtags #MYXMusicAwards2019 and #MMAs2019.
Mark your calendars as Lazada brings you the first-ever “Super Party” concert with ‘New Rules’ hitmaker Dua Lipa! Catch this show to be held in Jakarta, Indonesia this coming March 26 at 8 PM through livestreaming on the Lazada app. Sharing the stage with the 23-year-old is a proudly Pinoy lineup including Nadine Lustre, Sam Concepcion and Pia Wurtzbach, as well as other Asian talents, Indonesian singer and actress Agnez Mo and The Voice Vietnam 2017 coach Dong Nhi.
Sponge Cola continues their musical journey as they stage ‘Sea of Lights’ the concert on March 29 at the Powermac Spotlight, Circuit Makati! Along with the launch of their newest album with the same title, OPM lovers are in for an unforgettable show, with the band set to perform both their latest hits and classic ones. Ticket prices start at P1750, available for purchase at all SM Tickets outlets, so grab ‘em while it lasts!
As March champions women all over the world, music-streaming platform Spotify puts the spotlight on females this month! Among the most-streamed female artists in the Philippines comprise of foreign acts Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, and BLACKPINK, among others, along with our very own Moira dela Torre. To further celebrate womanhood, here’s the Women of OPM playlist to power up your days!
Suddenly we’re back to the late ‘00s when ‘When You Look Me In The Eyes’ is on top of the charts—only, a decade later, the Jonas Brothers gives a new bop that make our teenage hearts squeal in delight! Kevin, Joe, and Nick set the world on fire as they reunite for "Sucker" along with a music video that’s too hot for words (all three Jonases with their lovely beaus? We’re all for it!).
Singer-songwriter-producer Fern. starts to tease fans with a taste of his upcoming EP LOVELESS. ‘Sober Up,’ the 19-year-old’s latest release relating the intricacies of youth and being in the music industry, is a 4-minute treat featuring his signature sound with a fresher vibe and a highly-addictive hook. Check him out on Spotify at https://spoti.fi/2UspmaQ.
Australia’s rising star RUEL flew to the Philippines over the weekend to promote his debut EP with Ready Tour 2019! Held at the TEATRINO in Greenhills, San Juan, the 16-year-old performed top hits from Ready, including certified-Gold tracks "Younger," "Dazed & Confused," and ‘Don’t Tell Me.’
Yassi Pressman came out with a new song last February titled ‘Sa Wakas.’ The track, written by Quest, tells a story about joy after pain, overwhelming contentment, and true love. The music video was produced by Yassi herself, and chose one of her favorite places, the mountains of Tanay, as setting to this latest hit.
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