Four Years of POP!

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."

“B” Is For Bacharach

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) [...]

Our KOC Experience

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 [...]

Your Interesting Drug

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 [...]

The Butterfly Collectors

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. [...]