Looking to add some fun and good vibes this summer? Check out Kolohe Kai's new set of tour dates for the West Coast coming this September! Shows are going to be all over California and a few in Arizona, Washington, and Oregon with special guests J Boog and Mike Love. Tickets are going fast so be sure to grab yours!
Cover Photo Credit: Kolohe Kai Instagram
Filipino music group, Ben&Ben is set to take their music on the road in North America. The 8-date tour is going from the West Coast in California and all the way to New York in the East Coast with 4-dates in Canada in between.
This will be the group's first time in North America performing so they're excited to meet fans across the Pacific and have you jam with them! You may even hear their latest song, "Langyang Pag-Ibig." Don't be late and grab your tickets here!
Cover Photo Credit: Ben&Ben Instagram
Dominic Fike is gearing up to hit the stage this summer with two recent line-up announcements from Outside Lands and Something In The Water.
Fike first hits the stage at DC's Something In The Water Festival from June 17th-19th. The stacked bill includes Fike alongside acts from all genres of music like Chole x Halle, Calvin Harris, BLXST, Usher, Tyler the Creator, Dave Matthews Band, Pharrell & Phriends, and more they have yet to announce. Tickets go on sale on April 30th. For more details check out their website.
On August 5th Fike heads to San Francisco for Outside Lands which will be held at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. The festival features a star-studded headlining cast consisting of Green Day, Post Malone, and SZA. Additional acts announced also include Thuy, Weezer, Jack Harlow, Phoebe Bridgers, Illenium, Lil Uzi Vert, Kali Uchis, Disclosure, Mitski, Anitta, Polo & Pan, Pusha T, Mac DeMarco, and many more.
“We are ecstatic to unveil this year’s lineup, which is one of the most dynamic and diverse we’ve ever had," says Allen Scott, co-founder and co-producer of Outside Lands "Last year's festival was not only a cathartic experience, but a much-needed celebration for the Bay Area and beyond."
Three-day tickets for the festival are available now via the official website.
Ben&Ben, the indie pop band is headed to Dubai for the rescheduled Expo 2020 Dubai. The new date of the event is January 27th, 2022 and they'll be taking on the Jubilee Stage. With a live audience allowed to the venue, the excitement is real.
The event is also being livestreamed on Facebook so you'll be able to catch their set and maybe a performance of the new track, "Comets."
With Ben&Ben as the most streamed Filipino artist with one billion streams so far on Spotify, the event is a huge accomplishment as they take their music global.
Cover Photo Credit: Ben&Ben Facebook
Los Angeles-based R&B and Pop singer and songwriter Nieman is kicking off 2022 live on stage at the Constellation Room in Santa Ana, California. So if you are local to the LA or Orange County area, now is your chance to see Neiman Live on January 14th. Neiman's last time on that stage was fresh off his Asia run promoting the "Knots" EP. His lead single "Knots" off the EP of the same name featured Moira Dela Torre and has now garnered over 11 million streams on Spotify alone.
Tickets are still on sale and can be purchased here.
Opening DJ Set by PRVDNT
Doors open: 8 PM
The show starts: 9 PM
REGARDING COVID SAFETY:
Per guidelines issued by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), attendees of our events are required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (at least two weeks after final dose) or an Antigen test taken within 24hrs of the show date or a PCR tests taken within 48hrs of the show date will be accepted at entry. Negative Test results must be dated and time-stamped to gain entry into the venue. Proof must be a PRINTED copy of a negative test result or vaccination or the original vaccination card.
The moment we've all been waiting for is finally here, Olivia Rodrigo announced the SOUR Tour, which is happening in the U.S./UK. She's giving fans a chance to first dibs on tickets through Verified Fan when tickets go on sale Friday, December 10th. Verified Fan registration is open for North American dates now through December 7th. All info is available on oliviarodrigo.com/tour.
The SOUR Tour is set to showcase 3 strong female artists, Gracie Abrams, Holly Humberstone, and Baby Queen who are all ready to take the road alongside the "good 4 u" singer. Mark your calendars and find these ladies in a city near you in 2022.
We've all been wondering when Olivia would be bringing SOUR to the stage since the hit album released in 2020. She's also been performing more recently like for award shows, late-night TV, and specials that could have hinted she's testing the waters. With artists now ready to get back out on the road and perform for fans, her announcement couldn't have come at a more perfect time! The tour sounds like it will be one that will have all of us singing our hearts and emotions out.
Also, in addition to sharing the news about her tour, Olivia recently shared that Variety named her Songwriter of the Year. One of the highlights of receiving the award was receiving from "sk8er boi" singer herself, Avril Lavigne. To add on to it, she's also nominated for 7 Grammy awards:
Record of the Year
Album of the Year
Song of the Year
Best New Artist
Best Pop Vocals Album
Best Pop Solo Performance
Best Music Video
Cover Photo Credit: Olivia Rodrigo Twitter
To round out our artist spotlights for 1mx, Trisha Denise is a young songwriter for the stars. Get to know a little bit about her before she takes the 1MX stage.
Trisha has been singing since the age of 2, however it wasn't music she first wanted to pursue.
She may now be a rising artist and songwriter, Trisha wanted to be a chef. However when she picked up a guitar at 11 years old, things changed and shifted her passion to music.
After releasing her debut EP, Trisha now has a new album out.
In 2018, Trisha released the EP Sunshine, but now she just released her debut album Piece of the Puzzle. She looks to push her anti-bullying advocacy through her music and spread more positivity through her songs.
Trisha has worked with some of Philippines' most talented artists.
To name a few, Trisha collaborated with Moira x RVA on "Unbreakable," Jake Zyrus on "Diamond," and Inigo Pascual on "Mr. Nice Guy."
Cover Photo Credit: Trisha Denise Facebook
Get to know 5 individuals who all have the same passion for music. The group Nameless Kids consists of Kyle Kim, Tati, Imay, and Nhiko and get to know a little bit about them in this artist spotlight!
Nameless Kids initially started with 3 members then growing to 5.
Each member brings a different set of skills and perspective to the band. Together they look to create music that has influenced them throughout their lives. Their name came about from a late night coffee fix where they were trying to come up with a name. Someone suggested to go nameless and the rest is history.
One of the coolest indie bands is a fresh find to your playlist.
The band made it to an online streaming platform's most prominent playlist, Fresh Finds Philippines. Their debut single, "Outlaws" has more than 100k streams online and growing. In addition to a growing fanbase, they headlined a successful episode of the popular digital concert series, The Music Room.
The group has collaborated with acclaimed songwriter, Jonathan Manalo.
Nameless Kids worked with songwriter Jonathan Manalo on a couple of occasions. First, on their track "Outlaws" and then for the Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition's anthem, "Kabataang Pinoy!"
Cover Photo Credit: Nameless Kids Facebook
We're back with another 1MX artist spotlight for you and we're taking a look at a multifaceted artist, Lian Kyla! Check out who this soothing vocal artist is and lets get to know a little bit about her.
Lian has been breaking barriers and looks to make her 1MX debut!
Her soothing voice looks to take her career to the next level. The latest single, "Saya" is the theme song for the reality show, Pinoy Big Brother: Kumunity Season and officially part of its soundtrack.
Her musical talents have no limits.
We may mostly know her as an artist, but she's also a songwriter. Lian has written songs for trending P-Pop groups, BGYO and BINI. In addition to working with these groups, she's also featured on various soundtracks for top-rating teleseryes, "Walang Hanggang Paalam" and "FPJ's Ang Probinsyano."
Lian explores her lo-fi sound with Dream Maker
She released her debut EP, Dream Maker in 2021 that allowed her to fully embrace her musical journey. Lian composed, arranged, and produced the EP herself which features 6-tracks creating a soothing ambient soundscape.
Cover Photo Credit: Lian Kyla Facebook
Kritiko was Himig Handog finalist which kicked off his career.
Kritiko's real name is John Michael Montero Edixon and he's from Manila. His song, "Kababata" for Himig Handog helped him transition from the underground scene to mainstream. It came in 3rd place in 2018.
He's collaborated with some of the biggest stars in the industry.
Just to name a few...
He also worked with Inigo Pascual and Ogie Alcasid for a remix to “Do You Wanna Dance With Me.”
He performed at the BGYO x BINI One Dream digital concert
Kritiko was a special guest at the 2-night digital event, BGYO x BINI One Dream Concert that happened November 6 through the 7th.
Cover Photo Credit: Kritiko Instagram
We're one week closer to 1MX Dubai and 1MX Manila and we have another artist spotlight for you. An Idol Philippines Finalist, Carlo Bautista is the man of the hour. Let's get to know him a little more.
Carlo had an incredible journey to becoming a full-fledged recording artist.
From being a contender to the variety show, Showtime and its competition, Tawag Ng Tanghalan to becoming an Idol Philippines Finalist, Carlo is ready to take his stand as a recording artist and music performer.
He made Regine Valesquez get emotional with his performance.
His audition song for Idol Philippines was IV of Spades' "Mundo" and it earned him a Golden Ticket to the next round. Regine Velasquez praised his voice: "You can sing anything. You have that kind of voice that can adjust to whatever song."
Carlos' recent single was featured in a Pinoy series.
Catch his track, "Kwarto" featured in the original soundtrack of the widely celebrated Pinoy digital series, Mga Batang Poz! Along with being a certified artist, he's slowly gaining more fans with more than 10,000 followers and 9,000 monthly viewers on Kumu.
Cover Photo Credit: Carlo Bautista Instagram
Check out 1MX Manila artist Angela Ken before she performs at the digital festival on 12/3. Let's get to know this folk-pop singer, whose debut single went viral and straight to the top of the charts.
Angela has always been musically inclined as she wrote her first song at 12 years old.
Just like everyone, we started using TikTok during the pandemic but Angela never thought she'd be sharing her talent with the whole world. She's been a breakthrough influencer getting noticed in multiple countries! "Last year, I started making song covers and dances on TikTok just for fun. Until I uploaded one of my originals on TikTok last September, and I didn’t expect all the blessings that will shower upon me."
She grabbed the No. 1 spot on Spotify on the Global Viral 50 Chart with her debut single that also went viral on TikTok.
"Ako Naman Muna", (This Time I Come First) is song about self-love. Angela initially only shared a preview of it on TikTok, it quickly went viral. What started as a song to share her sadness about not seeing the people she loved or hang out with them, others gravitated to that message. After hearing all the supportive messages, this made Angela determined to complete the song.
Catch Angela performing on the ASAP Natin 'To stage!
With her rise to popularity as an artist, she gets to showcase it on one of the largest stages every week! Angela is part of the new-breed of singers on the long running show, ASAP Natin 'To! "Ever since I was a kid, one of my dreams is to become a well known singer. I love singing because it helps me express how I feel in a unique way."
Cover Photo Credit: Angela Ken Twitter