Author: Jules Litan

A graduate of BS Business Management from ADMU, Jules is a travel enthusiast with a passion for music. He is accustomed to a diverse range of genres and artists. He considers learning as something that will never fade, and each day can be an opportunity for just that.

Maroon 5 transcends the realms of the music industry to the forefront of pop culture today. Thanks to the marketability and appeal of their front man, singer and now actor, Adam Levine who landed a stint in primetime TV series “The Voice”, as well as starring in a major movie role. Levine’s charisma and manly suave has given the band a larger-than-life image. However, notice that the band lineup changed once since the release of their debut album “Songs About Jane” (the departure of drummer Ryan Dusick). Despite the surge in popularity, the band’s musical savvy and chemistry hasn’t regressed at…

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The power of a message can be most audible through lyrics, rhythm, and melody. To have music be representative of a country’s beauty and essence does capture the attention of the listener and the country being represented. In this case, music is best represented to bridge territorial and linguistic boundaries, better yet, bridging two nations with seamless rapport. Such expression is conveyed by local progressive rock band Up Dharma Down in an effort to collaborate with the Singapore Tourism Board with the release of their brand new single “All The Good Things”.  Held in 12 Monkeys Music Hall & Pub…

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For those who aren’t yet familiar with the band, Uppercase is a Toronto-based local band formed in September 2009 composed of frontman Mark De Leon, lead guitarist Joey Giagonia, keyboardist Jason Alba, bassist Allan Lagat, and drummer Kyle Andre Saliva. Their first full-length album “Time Space Warp” highlights the band’s true essence of relatable lyrics and melodies revolving around themes of heartbreak, hope, and innate nationalism. More than being international-local hybrid; the band is a representation of everyday overseas Filipinos clamoring for a modest degree of success whilst grounded with an unwavering loyalty to their identity. Albeit a more commercial sounding…

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Imagine driving alone on a late night, once the weekend festivities start to dissipate. The next song blaring on the radio introduces a trademark simplistic guitar riff followed by Danny O’Donoghue’s high notes. Immediately, what follows is a rush of emotions conveyed by the lyrics. Irish alternative rock band The Script has always been noted for their heartbreaking lyrics, more commonly known locally as hugot lyrics. Once a Script song hits the radio, a “barkada” sing-along spree would often follow with possible wailing and crying. The allure of the band is that they can directly converse with their fanbase through…

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