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[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Ysanygo

May 24, 2020 - 6:00 PM

These talented siblings are taking over this lockdown jam

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Paolo Mallari

May 23, 2020 - 7:29 PM

The singer-songwriter is bringing his music to the virtual Live Jam stage

IV of Spades, Shanti Dope lead Myx Awards 2020 nominations

May 22, 2020 - 8:00 AM

The awards will push through online

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: August Wahh

May 17, 2020 - 6:00 PM

It's another chill Sunday with this musician

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Popoy dela Cruz

May 16, 2020 - 1:49 PM

Catch the singer-songwriter on this lockdown live jam!

Broadway's 'Frozen' is first musical to permanently close due to virus

May 15, 2020 - 5:34 PM

'Frozen the Musical,' which has been performed 851 times since May 2018, will no longer return to the Broadway stage even after theaters reopen

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Gracenote

May 10, 2020 - 7:07 PM

Catch Eunice, Jazz, EJ, and Tatsi on the Live Jam 'stage' again!

Little Richard, rock's flashy founding father, dies at 87

May 09, 2020 - 11:16 PM

(UPDATED) The singer is known for songs such as 'Tutti Frutti' and 'Long Tall Sally'

(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 31, 2004, Little Richard performs during the halftime show of the game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Boise State Broncos at the Liberty Bowl in Memphis, Tennessee. - Little Richard, whose outrageous showmanship and lightning-fast rhythms intoxicated crowds in the 1950s with hits like "Tutti Frutti" and "Long Tall Sally," has died. He was 87 years old. Citing the rock 'n' roll pioneer's son, Rolling Stone magazine said the cause of death was unknown. (Photo by Chris Stanford / Getty Images North America / AFP)

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Imago

May 09, 2020 - 6:17 PM

Vocalist Kiara and guitarist Tim are performing from their homes

[OPINION | Stakeout] Alay sa mundo ng Pinoy musikero

May 06, 2020 - 12:19 PM

'Sa panahong gaya ng nararanasan nating lahat sa ngayon, tila walang kadamay ang ating mga musikero. Sa wari ko’y wala man lang naka-aalala sa kalagayan ng mga ito sa ngayon!'

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Kurei

May 03, 2020 - 6:00 PM

Slow down this Sunday with the singer-songwriter

‘Ang Huling El Bimbo the Musical’ to stream online for free

May 02, 2020 - 9:12 PM

The show will be up for streaming from May 8 to 9

STAGE TO STREAM. 'Ang Huling El Bimbo The Musical' will be available online for 48 hours. Photo courtesy of Resorts World Manila

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Alex Bruce

May 02, 2020 - 5:16 PM

Listen to some hip-hop at home with the teenage rapper

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Moki McFly

Apr 26, 2020 - 4:00 PM

Chill out with a set from this music producer

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Pappel

Apr 25, 2020 - 4:21 PM

Catch the singer-songwriter perform for us from her home

LISTEN: Ogie Alcasid releases new song 'Live for Jesus'

Apr 21, 2020 - 9:38 PM

'Live for Jesus' features the voices of Regine Velasquez, Jaya and Gary Gotidoc

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Oh, Flamingo!

Apr 19, 2020 - 8:01 PM

Catch Howard, Pappu, Billie, and Pat 'live' from the comforts of their own homes in this episode of Rappler Live Jam!

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: the vowels they orbit

Apr 18, 2020 - 6:36 PM

On our next home jam, we hear from this alternative pop band

Bisaya Music Festival goes online to raise funds for frontliners

Apr 10, 2020 - 11:57 AM

The music festival, which will be streamed at 5 pm on Easter Sunday, will use the funds to buy personal protective equipment for Central Visayas' medical workers

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Turbo Mouse

Apr 07, 2020 - 7:05 PM

The alternative band is bringing the music from their homes to yours

LIST: Online music shows you can watch from home

Apr 04, 2020 - 5:57 PM

There's a new gig venue we can all go to at this time: the internet

Illustration by Nico Villarete

Bob Dylan drops first original music in nearly a decade

Mar 28, 2020 - 12:30 AM

'Murder Most Foul' is Dylan's latest original song since the 2012 album 'Tempest'

(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 22, 2012, Bob Dylan performs during the 21st edition of the Vieilles Charrues music festival in Carhaix-Plouguer, western France. - Dylan surprised fans overnight into March 27, 2020, by releasing his first original music in eight years, a 17-minute ballad about the assassination of John F. Kennedy. (Photo by Fred TANNEAU / AFP)

WATCH: Star Magic stars sing 2020 version of 'Hawak Kamay'

Mar 09, 2020 - 6:37 PM

Amid threats of a shutdown, ABS-CBN's biggest stars sing a song of hope and community

'Dekada ‘70' is more timely than ever

Mar 07, 2020 - 10:00 AM

Black Box Productions’ musical adaptation brings the story to a new audience

STILL RELEVANT. The themes of Dekada '70 – for better or worse – are more relevant than ever. Image courtesy of Black Box Productions

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Syd Hartha

Mar 05, 2020 - 8:58 PM

The 'ayaw' singer-songwriter performs on Live Jam

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Pedicab

Mar 04, 2020 - 8:21 PM

Diego Mapa, Jason Caballa, Raymund Marasigan, RA Rivera, and Mike Dizon are returning to Rappler HQ!

WATCH: Taylor Swift takes on toxic masculinity as 'The Man' in new music video

Feb 28, 2020 - 9:24 AM

Taylor Swift drops her directorial debut 'The Man,' in which she also stars as – quite literally – the man

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Alisson Shore

Feb 27, 2020 - 8:27 PM

We're closing out February with a chill show from this artist and music producer

Happy week-after-Valentine's Day, here's another MV from Ben&Ben that will make you feel things

Feb 22, 2020 - 4:30 PM

Starring Sue Ramirez, the video for 'Masyado Pang Maaga' tells a story of love and longing

MASYADO PANG MAAGA. Ben&Ben releases another emotional music video for their single 'Masyado pang maaga'. Screenshot from Ben&Ben on YouTube

Violinist plays during brain op as surgeons test her dexterity

Feb 21, 2020 - 8:21 AM

Video footage of the operation shows Turner playing the violin as doctors monitored her movements on screens

PERFORMANCE. Musician Dagmar Turner plays the violin during brain surgery at King's College Hospital in London. Photo by King's College Hospital/AFP

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: SB19

Feb 20, 2020 - 8:23 PM

We hang out with SB19 in this Live Jam episode that's sure to be one for the ages

Trumpets returns with a new take on 'Joseph the Dreamer'

Feb 18, 2020 - 1:00 PM

Sam Concepcion stars as Joseph in the show

Here's the schedule for Wanderland 2020

Feb 18, 2020 - 12:36 PM

The festival is pushing through despite several acts canceling their appearance

WANDERLAND 2020. The music and arts festival is pushing through as scheduled with new acts joining the lineup. Screenshot from

Happy Valentine's Day, here's Ben&Ben's new music video

Feb 14, 2020 - 11:36 AM

'So why don't we fall in love tonight?'

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Ysa Yaneza

Feb 13, 2020 - 8:24 PM

The Singaporean-Filipino singer is performing on Rappler Live Jam!

Music for self-control?

Feb 09, 2020 - 11:00 AM

Self-control is as scarce as face masks during panic mode. But can music help?

WATCH: Come sit at Unique's table in the new music video for 'Bukod Tangi'

Feb 07, 2020 - 8:47 PM

The 360-degree video lets viewers come face to face with multiple Uniques

NEW VIDEO. Unique Salonga releases a 360-degree music video for his song 'Bukod-Tangi.' Photo from

'Tabing Ilog' is coming back as a musical

Feb 07, 2020 - 8:02 PM

The upcoming play reveals its new cast

NEW BARKADA. A stage musical adaptation of hit '90s teen drama 'Tabing Ilog' introduces a new cast of characters. Screenshot from

WATCH: Joji's releases new single, music video ’Run’

Feb 07, 2020 - 2:19 PM

It's a banger, but it may also make you cry

'RUN.' The Japanese singer releases a new single and music video. Screenshot from 88Rising on YouTube

WATCH: Callalily's 'Reserba' music video

Feb 06, 2020 - 1:30 PM

Fun fact: the video is directed by John Prats and edited by Sam Milby

RESERBA. The band shares their music video for their single, 'Reserba.' Screenshot from O/C Records on YouTube

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Earl Generao

Feb 05, 2020 - 8:25 PM

We're kicking off the month of love with the 'Punas Luha' singer

How operas can be make-overs for your soul

Feb 02, 2020 - 11:00 AM

'Learning music is like having your own personal Big Bang – you do not explode and expand into a space but rather, you make the space as you grow'

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: FlipTop Rappers

Jan 30, 2020 - 8:01 PM

Apoc, KJah, and DJ Supreme Fist are bringing battle rap to Rappler

New Eminem album urges gun control, sparks anger over 'bomb' lyrics

Jan 18, 2020 - 5:30 PM

'But I'm contemplating yelling 'bombs away' on the game like I'm outside of an Ariana Grande concert waiting,' Eminem sings in his controversial song, 'Unaccommodating'

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Martin Riggs

Jan 16, 2020 - 8:35 PM

We kick off Live Jam this year with this singer-songwriter and busker

Manila's biggest Christian music fest is happening this February

Jan 14, 2020 - 1:24 PM

Catch Rend Collective, Citipointe Live, IV of Spades, The Ransom Collective, Leanne and Naara, and more

Rappler Live Jam diaries: Underrated shows from 2019 you may have missed

Jan 11, 2020 - 4:50 PM

Do yourselves a favor and give these artists a listen

WATCH: SB19 is on fire in ‘Alab’ music video

Jan 09, 2020 - 7:23 PM

The video is released after the hashtag #SB19ALABMV trended all day on January 9

ALAB. SB19 releases the music video for their latest single. Screenshot from SB19 Official on YouTube

Rappler Live Jam diaries: Our favorite shows of 2019

Dec 31, 2019 - 2:00 PM

We look back at some of our favorite Live Jam memories this year

Joji is coming to Manila for Wanderland 2020

Dec 29, 2019 - 12:53 PM

Are you ready for Joji?

JOJI IN MANILA. The singer and producer is part of the Wanderland 2020 lineup. Photo from Joji's Instagram