Wednesday, March 31, 2010


This song by Colbie Caillat randomly came on my music player this morning and it really made me smile and set me in a good mood...Napakarefreshing kasi ang boses niya at kahit medyo 'old' na to ay napakasarap pa ring ulit-uliting pakinggan lalo na ngayong summer season.

At kung hindi niyo pa narinig ang acoustic version nito, well try niyo to at ewan ko lang kung di kayo tuluyang 'mahuhulog' kay Colbie!


Saturday, March 27, 2010

Kelly Clarkson Live in Manila!

The 1st American Idol Champion KELLY CLARKSON
will be performing live here in Manila as part of her All I Ever Wanted World Tour.

Now a certified pop sensation, Clarkson has sold more than 20 million albums since her debut in 2002. Her most recent cd, All I Ever Wanted was her second album to debut at #01 on the Billboard Hot 200 charts and already produced four smash hit singles that you can stream it below:

MY LIFE WOULD SUCK WITHOUT YOU the best acoustic rendition of the song!

I DO NOT HOOK UP a great acoustic mix courtesy of LSlytherin.

one of my favorite track in the album. Click here to play the song.

a song written and composed by Sam Watters, formerly of the boy-band in early 90's Color Me Badd.

The concert will be held on May 1, 2010 at the Araneta Coliseum. Tickets are available at all TicketNet outlets. For inquiries and reservations, you can call them at 911-5555.


Thursday, March 25, 2010


Once again, one of my favorite band LIFEHOUSE have astounded and delighted me with this beautiful, thoughtful album titled Smoke and Mirrors. Every time they release a new one, I can't imagine loving the next one more, but it always happens.
As usual, they have managed to bring a fresh musical sound with lyrics as heartfelt and amazing as ever. Their music continues to speak to me as nothing ever has before. I love every single song in this set - each one is incredible and very catchy especially the songs "Falling In" and the first single "Halfway gone". This will definitely not disappoint the longtime fans (like me!), or new listeners. I truly recommend this album to everyone!

HALFWAY GONE (Live acoustic)

Great work, Lifehouse!!!


Monday, March 22, 2010

Akuztik Pick 10: Liz Phair

Check out these amazing acoustic songs from an artist in the 1990's that I had completely overlooked...I'm talking about the rock ch
ick Liz Phair!!

Stream the MusiQ below:

One of my favorite early song from Liz, this is a cut from her 1994 album Whipsmart.

Taken from the 2003 self titled album Liz Phair -which took her higher in the charts and introduced her in the mainstream audience.
Align Center

The following tracks below are included in Somebody's Miracle album (2005). It features a softer side of Phair, with themes of innocence, loss and love.

A smooth, beautiful song...reflecting her most confident vocals and clearer sound.

I really love the melody of this of the best track in the album.

A stunning performance!...
this song is a gem!


Saturday, March 20, 2010

Artist to watch: TAIO CRUZ

Singer-songwriter TAIO CRUZ (pronounced
“Tie-Oh Cruise”) has already made a name for himself back home in the UK, where the sweet-voiced 26-year-old scored a number one record last year with the club-ready “Break Your Heart.” - the first single from his new album titled Rokstarr.

Now, the song already reached the #01 spot in US Hot 100 Singles chart, putting Cruz on track for pop stardom.

Aside from being a rapper/performer, Taio Cruz has produced songs for many artists such as Kylie Minogue, Sugababes, Alexandra Burke and Kesha.


Saturday, March 13, 2010


has had a successful run with her fifth studio album Funhouse that spawned a bunch of great singles like "So what" and "Sober". But she really brought herself worlwide attention recently when she performed the song Glitter in the air at the 2010 Grammy awards- as she suspended in the air, spinning and singing at the same time. (You can watch the clip here.)

She got herself a standing ovation and I think its the best performance of that event vesting Beyonce's yelling and Lady Gaga's over the top gimmicks. While not a Grammy winner this year, Pink certainly should have won something for this incredible performance.


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Justin Bieber: Baby (Live)

Check out the live version of Justin Bieber's new song titled BABY, a cut from his debut album My World. The song is no stranger to Bieber's formula , R & B beats and puppy love.


You can also watch the music video here which features a rap lyrics from Ludacris and fast rising pop singer Jasmine V. (or Jasmine Villegas in real life, the Mexican-Filipina who performed in Paquiao-Hatton boxing match in 2009) where she plays Bieber's love interest.


Monday, March 8, 2010

Jason Derulo: In My Head (Live)

This guy is so damn sexy, can sing and dance and has a smile that will truly melt your heart!!... Jason Derulo has hit the ground running and for some reason, I can’t get him out of my head!

And yes- he's back with a new single In My Head which is currently at #09 spot in the US Billboard Hot 100 single's chart.


Friday, March 5, 2010


Barbadian pop diva Rihanna has been growing in popularity over the last couple of years!!

Her new album RATED R became her highest selling debut cd in US and has already spawned three chart topper singles. It also received generally positive reviews from various music critics despite of being 'dark and angry' in terms of musical tone and lyrical direction.

RUSSIAN ROULETTE the first single from the album, Rihanna exposes a wide range of emotion that must have afflicted her after the much publicized break-up with Chris Brown.

love the 'yeah yeah yeah' part.

According to Q magazine, this song is "about the kind of street, bad boy that girls sometimes like"

The album is not the typical glitter-covered-dance floor flavor that she's known for but basically, this new record is a winning album for Rihanna.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Happy Birthday, JON!!!

Happy birthday, Jon!!!...The great Jon Bon Jovi turns 48 today (March 2).

To celebrate Jon’s birthday and honour the man himself, I decided to post three of my favorite songs from his band. Check the music here:

IT'S MY LIFE became one of the most successful Bon Jovi singles and most importantly became a symbol of their longevity as a band. It was credited with reviving their career after the group off a five year break, during which they each pursued individual solo careers.

one the best rock song ever written

a love song that truly rocks!!

Thank you for the music. Jon!...Best Wishes and more power to ur band!!!