Lilystars Records marks the 4th year of its creation and advocacy of fine indie pop music with an anniversary party on April 13, Friday, at AMOS Cafe in Quezon City. Asked about his thoughts on the label's 4 years, label manager and The Camerawalls frontman, Clementine, said, "I can remember Johan Angergard* (Labrador, Club 8, Acid House Kings) telling me it takes around four years for an indie label to really make anything. I'm looking forward to that."
Our recent tribute event for The POP Shoppe! featured some of the works of Burt Bacharach, which unbeknownst to many is one of most popular and respected songwriter. A lot of his songs have been sung, covered and continously being revived by well known singers, musicians and bands. Burt F. Bacharach (born May 12, 1928) [...]
Just three months after successfully staging their first large-scale music production in May 2010 (Club 8 Live in Manila!), Lilystars Records is back in the scene, having staged another event last August 18, 2010 at the Ayala Museum in Makati City. Dubbed The POP Shoppe! Music Series: A Call To Mind, the series was kicked [...]
We finally had our fill of Kings Of Convenience after weeks of holding on to our advanced tickets. As expected, Erlend Øye and Eirik Glambek Bøe performed with much enthusiasm as their calming voices and delicate tunes reverberated all over NBC Tent on a hot Holy Wednesday. The indie folk-pop duo from Norway are remarkably [...]
When I was growing up, I can swear I spent more time tuned in to the radio or listening to recorded music than couch potato-ing in front of a TV. I usually get dressed for school with Connie Francis or Doris Day singing in the background, and weekends meant being stuck at home with a [...]
Browsing our event page I noticed that The POP Shoppe! started off 2009 with a Smiths tribute entitled "Oh, We Handsome Devils." It was then I realize we have come full circle with the recent tribute to Morrissey, our first event for 2010. What is it about this man that makes him tick? How he [...]
Tribute nights in Manila abounds and even became a fad for a time being by mini production outfits in choice venues. The POP Shoppe! joined in the bandwagon by organizing a few of our own enthusiastic theme nights that hollers the name of great musicians like The Beatles, The Jam, The Smiths and even Blur. [...]