Sam Smith coming to Manila this October

Sam Smith fans, take note of the date Oct. 5. The singer-songwriter of hits like Latch, Lay Me Down, and Money On My Mind, will be in town on that day for The Thrill of It All world tour. Promoter MMI Live announced yesterday that Smith will be performing at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay ...

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Watch: Incubus arrives in Manila for one-night only concert

Watch: Incubus arrives in Manila for one-night only concert

Members of American rock band Incubus arrived here Friday, the eve of their one-night only concert in Quezon City. In a video posted by concert organizer Ovation Productions,...

WATCH: Filipino singer KZ Tandingan beats Jessie J in China’s ‘Singer 2018’ contest

WATCH: Filipino singer KZ Tandingan beats Jessie J in China’s ‘Singer 2018’ contest

She’s not used to losing. But Jessie J had to again settle for second place for a second week in a row of “Singer 2018,” a Chinese reality singing contest that...

Throwback to your favorite 90s/2000s hits at the Playback Music Festival

Throwback to your favorite 90s/2000s hits at the Playback Music Festival

Remember Stephen Speaks, Vertical Horizon, Blue, and Leigh Nash of Sixpence None The Richer? These foreign acts who were popular in the 90s/2000s will headline a music festival...

Celine Dion to perform in Manila for the first time this July

Celine Dion to perform in Manila for the first time this July

After canceling her first scheduled concert in 2014 due to the illness of her late husband, Canadian singer Celine Dion announced that she is coming to Manila this July. She...

‘Young Dumb & Broke’ singer Khalid spotted in Jollibee

‘Young Dumb & Broke’ singer Khalid spotted in Jollibee

Khalid, the singer of the 2017 hit “Young Dumb & Broke” was recently photographed in a Jollibee chain in the United States. The photo was tweeted yesterday by his...

Musical events to look forward to in 2018

Musical events to look forward to in 2018

Planning your leaves, dates, and budget to spend on concerts and music shows this year? From musical theater, to music festivals and band tours, there’s already a lot to be...

LANY coming back to Manila next year

LANY coming back to Manila next year

Those who missed the LANY concert in Manila last August can rejoice, because they’re coming back next year, event organizer Karpos Multimedia announced yesterday. Just like...

‘Himig Handog’ songwriting competition winner ‘Titibo-tibo’ stirs controversy over problematic depiction of lesbians

‘Himig Handog’ songwriting competition winner ‘Titibo-tibo’ stirs controversy over problematic depiction of lesbians

Last Sunday, during the weekly variety show ASAP, song competition Himig Handog named the song Titibo-tibo (boyish) as this year’s winning piece. The song, composed...

Original Bisaya musical ‘Gugmang Giatay’ opens in Manila Nov. 26

Original Bisaya musical ‘Gugmang Giatay’ opens in Manila Nov. 26

Around 20 million people speak Cebuano (also known as Bisaya) across the Philippines, yet it’s rare to hear music or watch anything being performed in languages other than...


 

Coconuts Manila Music

So many songs, so many artists, so many gigs — Manila has a rich music scene, and we’re here to make sure you’re always updated. Coconuts Manila’s music section is for music makers and music lovers.  We write about artists who have "made it." But we write about viral sensations whose claim to fame is a karaoke machine in the middle of a crowded mall, too. Our writers will also give you a heads up when there’s a band coming over and tickets are expected to sell like hot pan de sal. When we hear about a super cool gig, you’ll find out about it here.