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Loveholic’s Jisun returns solo
by | January 15, 2009 | 20 Comments
Modern-rock band Loveholic parted ways with its singer, Jisun, back in 2007, to allow her the freedom to pursue solo work. In the intervening time, we haven’t heard much about the solo stuff, although she has done some collaborations with other artists (such as singing on Epik High‘s fifth-album track “One”). But now, the singer... More »


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Hyori gets some old-school backup
by | December 20, 2008 | 15 Comments
Kpop girl group Fin.K.L‘s been disbanded for several years now, but its members all reunited to support former member Lee Hyori‘s first solo concert on December 18. Fin.K.L was quite popular in its own right back in the day, but the group’s members have all gone on to greater success in their solo careers: Ok... More »


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Min-woo rings in the new year solo
by | December 7, 2008 | 5 Comments
Lee Min-woo is wrapping up the year with a twofer — a two-part concert, that is. On December 31, he’ll put on the M Rizing Tour Step 3 — Adieu 2008, a night of two performances. The first, at 7pm, to send off 2008, while the second at 11pm rings in the new year. The... More »


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Hyori gives designing a try
by | December 6, 2008 | 17 Comments
Pop star Hyori is designing her own T-shirt. And I use the word “designing” loosely. The shirt is to commemorate her upcoming concert(s) on the 19th and 20th (her first since going solo) and will be presented to all the concertgoers as an expression of Hyori’s appreciation. And when I raise a skeptical eyebrow to... More »


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Lee Seon-kyun sings “Boy”
by | December 1, 2008 | 6 Comments
Although actor Lee Seon-kyun is often referred to as The Voice (by us fans, I mean), I didn’t really expect to see him take up singing — not in an official capacity, at least — but here he is, lending his vocals to a track on Yoon Sang‘s upcoming special album, “Songbook.” Yes, Lee Seon-kyun... More »


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Chae Jung-ahn comes back with TV Love
by | November 24, 2008 | 12 Comments
Chae Jung-ahn is returning to her roots with her first album in seven years. Chae, like Jung Ryeo-won and Jeon Hye-bin, is the type of actor who’s finding a lot more success in her second wind than she’d found in her initial foray into entertainment as a “dance gasu,” or a pop singer whose shtick... More »


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“To Heaven” becomes “To the Hospital”
by | November 15, 2008 | 16 Comments
What will they remake next? It’s not just songs, or movies, or television dramas anymore — now it’s MUSIC VIDEOS. (What next, commercials?) The music video for veteran kpop ballad singer Jo Sung-mo‘s breakout 1998 ballad “To Heaven” has just been given a makeover. What’s interesting is that the music videos share the same story,... More »


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Band of Brothers re-creates the Beatles
by | October 26, 2008 | 14 Comments
Um, kinda. Cable channel Mnet premiered its new show on October 25, Band of Brothers, in which Super Junior members Kang-in and Hee-chul, and Trax boys Jay and Jung-mo, decided to come together Beatles-style. First, they adopted the early-Beatles look with the straight-cut hair and the black suits, with Hee-chul channeling Ringo Starr behind the... More »


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Clazziquai is back with Metrotronix
by | October 24, 2008 | 19 Comments
Maybe I haven’t been keeping up with Clazziquai much, or maybe I was sidetracked because singers Alex and Horan have been so busy with their solo careers — he with his TV appearances (We Got Married) and she with her indie project band Ibadi. In any case, I wasn’t aware that the electronica group was... More »


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EZ Hyoung for My Sassy Girl
by | October 12, 2008 | 15 Comments
All right, here’s some PR in action: A song from EZ Hyoung‘s newly released second album is being used to promote the U.S. version of the romantic drama movie My Sassy Girl. EZ Hyoung’s label Antenna Music is touting this as a big deal, that his song “Beatles Cream Soup” has been selected as the... More »


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DBSK both hot and on fire
by | October 4, 2008 | 12 Comments
(At least figuratively?) U-Know Yunho and Micky Yoochun light up the stage (top pic) with the rest of their DBSK groupmates at the 2008 Asia Song Festival. October 4, Seoul World Cup Stadium. Tags: DBSK, singers... More »
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