Archive for the ‘Kpop News’ Category

Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Min-ki releases movie MV Everything
by | April 13, 2013 | 50 Comments
The offbeat and foul-mouthed romantic comedy Temperature of Love has been racking up the box office numbers since its March premiere, having joined the 1 million club (in ticket sales) and potentially looking at breaking 2 million as well. The movie that stars Lee Min-ki and Kim Min-hee as its constantly breaking-up-and-making-up couple has now... More »


Drama Casting & News
Shut Up: Lyrics edition
by | February 25, 2012 | 86 Comments
I haven’t done one of these in a while, but Shut Up: Flower Boy Band seems like a good drama for lyrics translation. It’s a show that has done a good job incorporating music into its storytelling; it’s not hit-you-over-the-head with the songs, but allows them to carry some of the narrative. Plus, well, I... More »


Kpop News
Modern rock band Zitten splits
by | November 20, 2011 | 25 Comments
Well, this is a bummer, since I love this group and their moody, melodic music: The two-member indie rock band 짙은, or Zitten, is losing one of its members. Granted, the group isn’t necessarily over, because singer-guitarist Sung Yong-wook will be continuing on as a solo act under the name Zitten. But losing drummer Yoon... More »


Kpop News
Javabeans Playlist #3: Actor edition
by | August 18, 2011 | 121 Comments
More songs! And this time, they’re sung by some of your favorite (or not) actors. This list is hardly comprehensive, and I picked mostly those actors who weren’t singers first. (And if they were, they are generally stars who are not known for their singing, despite their origins. See: Kim Kang-woo’s awesome beginnings as a... More »


Kpop News
Javabeans’ Playlist #2: Old fogey edition!
by | June 4, 2011 | 138 Comments
Here are some songs guaranteed to make you feel old. Or really, really young. If you don’t know a song on this list or have a nostalgic ’90s memory to accompany it with, I don’t think I wanna talk to you today.   Shinhwa – “으쌰! 으쌰!” (eusha! eusha!). I DARE you to get this... More »


Kpop News
Javabeans’ Playlist #1: Spring is here!
by | May 6, 2011 | 114 Comments
New feature! Songs. Here. Go. Listen. (Tired.) SONGS OF THE DAY Fanny Fink – “Sweet” [ Download ] No tags for this post.... More »


Drama Casting & News
Jo Hyun-jae sings for 49 Days
by | April 25, 2011 | 130 Comments
Kang-ahhhhh, singing for me? *Swoon* Actor Jo Hyun-jae is contributing a track to the soundtrack for his current drama, 49 Days, following fellow castmate Jung Il-woo, aka our sassy Scheduler, who previously recorded a track. Jo’s contribution is titled “Even If I Live Just One Day,” and was released just today. As you might guess,... More »


Kpop News
Kim Haneul records a single
by | February 7, 2011 | 20 Comments
Actress Kim Haneul (Road No. 1) will be taking another turn in the recording studio by recording a single for famous songwriter (also singer) Yang Jung-seung, who has written tunes for the likes of Jo Sung-mo and Ivy. Her track will be a part of Yang’s Stars in the Night Sky 3 compilation, and will... More »


Drama Casting & News
Legend’s Comeback Madonna Band releases an album
by | August 25, 2010 | 33 Comments
First there were the live performances, then the possibility of a musical adaptation. Now the band within SBS drama I Am Legend, called the Comeback Madonna Band, will be releasing a real full album and perform on live stages. The band members and actresses are: Kim Jung-eun on vocals and guitar, Hong Ji-min on bass,... More »


Celebrity News
Lee Shi-young sings again
by | July 24, 2010 | 10 Comments
Actress Lee Shi-young (Birth of the Rich, Boys Before Flowers) returns to music, this time with a contribution to Honey Family‘s new album, Volume 5. Lee sang a track on the OST of her last film, 2009′s The Descendant of Hong Gil Dong, and also put out a digital single remake of a Beige’s [지지리],... More »


Kpop News
Lee Dong-wook makes his directorial debut
by | April 13, 2010 | 30 Comments
Lee Dong-wook is currently serving in the military, but it turns out he has another work to unveil. Before he enlisted, he had made his directorial debut with a music video for new singer Zozo; the video for the song, called “Dandelion,” has now been released. (Watch below.) In addition to Zozo’s rapping, the song... More »