Category: Local Artists

SILVERLINING: The Brighter Side of Gloom

Silverlining is an alternative rock band from Tacloban that's had many evolutions and lineup changes in its history. Undoubtedly, their development has been for the better. The band certainly has grown over the years. Currently, the members include Matthan Pedrosa (Vocals), Jhonrod Cornista (Bass), Klient Francis Duma (Drums), Michelangelo Palacio (Guitars), and Marti Ruiz (Guitars). [...]
February 6, 2019

JAYDI & JOFFET: A Tandem of Hip Hop & Ballad

Jaydi and Joffet is a duo that brings novelty to the mainstream and hypes it up with a groovy mix of ballad and hip-hop lightheartedness. Though they haven't really have a name yet for their tandem, they probably don’t need it—simply because they’ve already got their individual names marked up as two of Tacloban’s finest [...]
January 30, 2019

Sewage — The sound of Grunge and Punk

Sewage is a post-grunge rock band from Tacloban. Their members include Joseph 'Jocquer' Pensotes (Vocals), Jan Arvin Lledo (Drums), Mark Angelo Bato (Bass), and Paul Weslie Estur (Guitars). They hail from different bands but they decided to form together because of the shared common interest in music; as well as other forms of creativity. The [...]
January 22, 2019

Little Highdee: Talentong Rakrakers

Named after the vocalist’s wife during call time at a concert, Little Highdee started out as a project band sometime around 2011. Vinko Tripoli (Vocals) and Jackson Balogo (Guitars) first formed the group so they could join a Battle of the Bands contest in Tolosa, Leyte. The band has a certain chemistry between them. It's [...]
January 9, 2019

KBOX Studios 2018: A year-end review!

So much has happened this year that it feels like one would want to relive it over and over. But we’re talking about the whole year of 2018. It was definitely a year of exciting events. So let’s get to our KBOX year-end review special! First up is KBOX Radio. KBOX Studios announced around February [...]
December 31, 2018


Cerebro Bar invited Viva Airport to perform in the first night of a month-long 7th year anniversary celebration. The band performed 18 original compositions and we all digested their story through an adrenaline-hyped showcase in just one set.

October 18, 2018


From time to time a great band is formed from a bizarre circumstance, genre, and interest. Like the saying that goes “Many are called but few are chosen” – most bands come and go or get locked up to the sound similar to their musical preference. Scarlet Alley is definitely not one of such statistics. […]

October 6, 2018


Baby Dinosaurs was borne out of a drunken pronouncement at the Cerebro Bar. The idea came from three individuals who-concluded-that-the-world-was-actually-round sometime 2014. THE LONG STORY – 2 days prior to a major event at the Cerebro Bar, a lined-up band withdrew for some reason. The three decided to perform as replacement of the said band […]

September 21, 2018


Slingshotz have been around since 2007. Zandro Lanzarote – “DRO”, Carl Lledo – “CARL F”, and Emmanuel Dabucol – “LA CHINO” shared how it all started for a hip-hop group that left a mark in the local music scene for a decade now. DRO got exposed to rap music as early as 6th grade. His […]

September 5, 2018