Something I learned at BIGBANG’s concert this weekend in Newark, New Jersey—something I’ve never learned from anyone else over the past 20 or so years of seeing large-scale concerts—is that to execute a successful arena show, a good idea is to play every single song like it’s your last song. »
Last night, as Taylor Swift pulled a classic derail on Nicki Minaj’s very important VMA tweets, Twitter user @chaelinfenty brought up an interesting point: “can we talk about how taylor’s video isn’t original and was copied from a group of four WOC, 2NE1,” she wrote, not a question but a declaration.
On September 1, K-pop boy band titans BIGBANG will drop their fourth studio album M.A.D.E., the culmination of a narrative they’re telling through a series of singles and videos that, when played together, will comprise a complete story. »
Last week Japanese pop star Minami Minegishi, 20, one of the members of the popular girl group AKB48, shaved her head and filmed a tearful apology video to fans (since made private) after she was caught leaving her boyfriend's house on the morning of January 17th. One of the rules of the supergroup, which features 90… »
Watch out, backup dancers of the world: the robots are coming for your jobs. Now, if only those of us humans who desperately resort to doing the robot on the dance floor could take a lesson from these amazing little techno dudes, our parties would look so much cooler. »
K-Pop has been gaining popularity in America, with a sold-out world tour last autumn showcasing a number of acts from SHINee to Girls' Generation—that featured stops at NYC's Madison Square Garden and LA's Staples Center—cementing Korean pop music as an international sensation. So now that K-Pop has the world's… »