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Lee Min-ki rocks out
by | January 29, 2010 | 100 Comments
…wearing a skirt? (Not that I’m that surprised.) Lee Min-ki took the stage on the evening of January 29 at Seoul’s Mel-On Ax Hall for the newly launched “Locksmith Adventure,” the first concert put on by the Locksmith music label. Headliners were the Belgian electronic duo 2 Many DJs, while other artists such as electronic... More »


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Moon Geun-young’s solo track is a hit
by | December 30, 2009 | 17 Comments
I briefly mentioned the Love Tree Project when it was announced that a group of stars with management firm Namoo Actors, including Kim So-yeon, were putting out a special album for charity. Currently, the song featuring Moon Geun-young, which was written by singer-songwriter Yoon Sang, is showing a heated response on multiple online portals. The... More »


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Lee Yo-won sings for special soundtrack
by | December 28, 2009 | 42 Comments
Actress Lee Yo-won, who played the title role in MBC’s Queen Seon-deok, is making her singing debut on a Special OST Part 2 for that drama with the track “Bi-dam” or “비담 (悲談).” (As you probably know, Bi-dam is the character played by Kim Nam-gil, (SPOILER?) with whom Deok-man shares an ultimately unfulfilled love. In... More »


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Artist profile: Lucid Fall
by | December 25, 2009 | 37 Comments
I posted up a song, “Les Miserables,” from Lucid Fall‘s new album this week for the Episode 7 Will It Snow For Christmas recap, which got me once again marveling at how wonderfully composed his songs are. The track has a Part 2 sung by a woman, and the two fit together as two halves... More »


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New single “Just Drag” by Jang Geun-seok
by | September 9, 2009 | 36 Comments
Jang Geun-seok is one of those actors, like Lee Min-ki, who is better at acting than singing but seems to have a strong interest in pursuing music on the side. His latest recording is the digital single “Just Drag,” which was released online on September 10. Jang actually has a good singing voice, which is... More »


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Happier days ahead for Ivy?
by | September 6, 2009 | 6 Comments
With her scandal behind her and her management conflict resolved, singer-actress Ivy is setting the stage for her comeback, and has posted to her mini-homepage for the first time in a year and three months. In an industry and society where big news is often announced via mini-homepage (romances, wedding plans, pregnancies), going dark for... More »


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Attention: SS501 fans in Malaysia
by | September 2, 2009 | 40 Comments
If you’re in Malaysia and a fan of kpop group SS501 (and/or Boys Before Flowers‘ Kim Hyun-joong), you may be interested in a last-minute fan signing event to be held on Thursday. Fan Kiongna informs me that the fan signing was just put together and confirmed by Warner Music Malaysia; the SS501 boys added the... More »


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Yoon Sang-hyun puts out a digital single
by | August 25, 2009 | 30 Comments
Actor Yoon Sang-hyun, now in KBS’s trendy drama My Fair Lady, is releasing a digital single that goes on sale today, August 25. Yoon Sang-hyun shot to fame as “Tae-bong” in Queen of Housewives, where viewers fell for his boyish charm and also his singing skills, which he displayed in that drama (see clip below).... More »


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Well, that’s dramatic
by | August 17, 2009 | 40 Comments
Continuing the grand tradition of over-the-top, supertragic kpop music videos is this latest one starring actors Lee Min-jung (Boys Before Flowers) and Kim Seung-woo (How to Meet a Perfect Neighbor), for new male pop group December. The MV was shot on the afternoon of August 17 in Yangju, Kyunggi province. Tags: Kim Seung-woo, Lee Min-jung,... More »


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Park Yong-ha celebrates five years in Japan
by | August 3, 2009 | 33 Comments
Thanks to Story of a Man (aka The Slingshot, aka the best drama so far this year, yeah I said it), I have newfound appreciation for Park Yong-ha, who has enjoyed some popularity in Japan for a number of years (no doubt in large part due to his role in Winter Sonata). On August 1,... More »


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Han Ye-seul sings for Mighty Mouth
by | August 2, 2009 | 9 Comments
Hip-hop duo Mighty Mouth has scored another high-profile collaboration, this time with actress Han Ye-seul (Miss Gold Digger, Tazza). For their relatively new status in the kpop field, the group has already drawn notice for featuring name singers like Yoon Eun-hye, Sun Ye of the Wonder Girls, and Sohn Dam-bi. Han Ye-seul hasn’t pursued a... More »