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‘Pangalan’ is Unique Salonga’s strange, personal coming-of-age story

Mar 29, 2020 - 10:00 AM

The young singer-songwriter’s sophomore album boasts a more focused style and deeper explorations of the dangers of living in the spotlight

'CLAPCLAPCLAP!' finds IV of Spades battling anxiety and identity

Jan 22, 2019 - 8:00 PM

The wildly successful rock trio make their full-length album debut with an enjoyable though inconsistent set of songs that nevertheless prove the band’s skill

Image from IV of Spades' Facebook account

'Grandma' sees Unique Salonga carving his own musical path

Aug 16, 2018 - 9:00 AM

With his solo debut, the former IV of Spades frontman says goodbye to disco and searches for identity in the sounds of psychedelic rock.

SOLO FLIGHT. Unique Salonga releases 'Grandma,' his 12-track debut album as a solo artist. Image from

Bayang Barrios’ new album celebrates freedom

Jun 18, 2013 - 12:27 PM

‘Malaya’ is the Filipina singer’s 5th CD and in featuring songs of her idols a dream fulfilled

SONGS OF FREEDOM. The uncompromising Bayang Barrios has a new reason to smile: her 5th album, ‘Malaya.’ All images by Mar Silverio, courtesy of Bayang Barrios

Grimes: She's a cyborg and that's okay

Mar 26, 2013 - 9:27 AM

Grimes’ 3rd album has more in common with Mariah Carey than Dave Gahan Seriously

NEW FACE OF SYNTH POP. Grimes's recent gig in Manila is telling that Filipinos listen to her kind of music. Photo from the Grimes Facebook page