Category Archives: Music

Gabe Bondoc currently in the studio for his new album “HONESTLY”

“A full length album preserved and presented in its simplest form. Refined and raw – expressing complexity through simplicity.” -Gabe Bondoc

Gabe started a Kickstarter asking for $5,000 and he’s currently at $14,061. We are so happy for Gabe and we’re even more excited to get this album. If you haven’t heard of Gabe, this will be the perfect project to get involved and become a fan…which YOU WILL!

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Gabe Bondoc

Bruno Mars opens new Chelsea on Dec. 29 and NYE to launch octet of shows at Cosmopolitan

Bruno Mars

By John Katsilometes

Bruno Mars, who lit up the 2013 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday night and is to be the featured halftime entertainment at the Super Bowl in February, opens the new Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan as part of the Strip venue’s New Year’s Eve celebration.

Announced today by the hotel, Mars plays what will be a sparkling-new venue on Dec. 29 and 31 as part of an eight-show set of performances. Colleague Robin Leach first reported last week that the hotel was about to announce Mars as a recurring headliner.

The Grammy Award-winning artist and accomplished songwriter is back at the Cosmo in 2014 from Feb. 15-16 (two weeks after his Super Bowl appearance), May 23-24 and Aug. 22-23. Tickets are $150 for the Dec. 29 and Dec. 31 shows and are on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through the Cosmopolitan website or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets for the other shows start at $95.

In August, Mars played a rollicking, sold-out show with his fiery backing band, the Hooligans, at Grand Garden Arena and has previously performed at Pearl Concert Theater in the Palms. In a news release, Mars said: “Me and the Hooligans are bringin’ live music to the Cosmopolitan’s Chelsea on New Year’s Eve. It’ll be our first time, but not our last.”

In the same release, Cosmopolitan CEO John Unwin said: “Bruno Mars is a perfect fit for the Cosmopolitan, as he has a natural affinity for Las Vegas and is a true performer.”

Given Mars’ affection for grand staging and the use of inventive light and video technology (which he displayed most effectively on Saturday during his set-closing “Gorilla”), it will be interesting to see if the new venue, where the appeal is its very intimacy, can capture the grandeur of his live performances.

But the hotel and Mars seem confident they can deliver a unique, high-powered and — most important — hot-selling show.

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*courtesy Las Vegas Sun

Jesse Barrera releases album From the Ground Up

jesse barrera from the ground up album

”  If you haven’t heard of Jesse Barrera, he was formerly in the band My American Heart. He now works on his own solo music as well as producing, mixing, or mastering albums for others such as, AJ Rafael, JR Aquino, Mitchell Grey, Jeremy Passion, and others. He currently resides in San Diego, CA and his workspace is The JB Cave. I’ve been following his music since his My American Heart days and I must say that I thoroughly enjoy it. His solo music is a bit different than the band work, but still very enjoyable. From The Ground Up is his second full-length album and will be out March 24th.  “

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Darren Criss Chooses Favorite Glee Songs from Season 4

Darren Criss and Melissa Benoist introduce their favorite songs from Glee’s recent release “Glee: The Music, Season 4 Volume 1.”

Click here to download the whole album on iTunes: Glee: The Music, Season 4 Volume 1.

1 It’s Time (Glee Cast Version)
2 Americano / Dance Again (Glee Cast Version) [feat. Kate Hudson]
3 New York State of Mind (Glee Cast Version)
4 Give Your Heart a Break (Glee Cast Version)
5 Mine (Glee Cast Version)
6 The Scientist (Glee Cast Version)
7 Everybody Talks (Glee Cast Version)
8 My Dark Side (Glee Cast Version)
9 Holding Out For a Hero (Glee Cast Version)
10 Heroes (Glee Cast Version)
11 Some Nights (Glee Cast Version)
12 Homeward Bound / Home (Glee Cast Version)
13 Let’s Have a Kiki (Glee Cast Version) [feat. Sarah Jessica Parker]
14 Live While We’re Young (Glee Cast Version)
15 Gangnam Style (Glee Cast Version)
16 Something Stupid (Glee Cast Version)

Jessica Sanchez and Music Video called “Jump In”

“Born in the United States, Sanchez is of Filipino and Mexican descent. Rapper, meanwhile, was born in Pampanga before moving to the United States, where he started his international career with the Black Eyed Peas.

Sanchez, who recently earned a role in the hit TV musical “Glee,” was in the Philippines last month for the concert tour of the 11th season of “Idol,” as well as for her endorsement deals with clothing line Bench and fastfood brand Jollibee.” –

Bruno Mars and Michael Copon Photo After the Grammy’s

This pic of Michael Copon and Bruno Mars after the Grammy’s was captured with Michael’s manager Brett Lazar’s cell phone. Apparently, somebody who had a few drinks took the pic and cut out Brett lol

These two will be touring in the Philippines together.
April 7, 2011 in Cebu and April 8, 2011 in Manila

Kris Aquino and Boy Abunda are producing the upcoming Bruno Mars concert in the Philippines.

Photo from Brett Lazar