Loud Concert, Quiet Anniversary

I'm still hungover over Club 8's visit to the Philippines even after weeks since the conclusion of the shows we co-produced plus the fact that Lilystars has already turned two years old last May. I cannot recall including concert production on a large scale as part of our plan of activities. Lilystars as I heard [...]

It Happened One Night

What began as a joke one most likely drunken night while hanging out at Lilystars’ headquarters in Cubao finally found its way to Route 196 last January 30. My memory isn’t serving me as well as I had hoped it would as I begin to write this, but I do remember several occasions where us [...]

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 [...]

Your Newest Cardiac Delight

For all that the local music industry is worth, we can’t sometimes help but be disheartened by all the monotony pouring out of our ears. Fortunately, at least every once in a while, the spell of complacency in churning run-of-the-mill songs can be broken—there is hope for this industry yet—and sometimes, it’s a surprise where [...]

Single, Shmingles

(From the review section of PULP Magazine's November Issue #101 by music editor Jason Caballa) These days, when people speaks of singles, one would mean a song or track from a musical act's full length album that was chosen either by that particular act (or in most cases, their record label) to be played on [...]

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. [...]