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Every Monday from 8 PM to 10 PM you can tune in to the Asian Music Show with your hosts Elise and Danny. Hear the latest and greatest K-Pop, J-Pop, C-Pop and more, you can even request your favorites at 884-8989. You won’t want to miss the Asian Music Show, Mondays from 8 to 10 PM!

History of the Show

Together with the guidance of Gary Reid and the approval of the Director Staff, I started The Asian Invasion, broadcasting the very first show on Monday, January 11, 2010.  The purpose was to bring something new and fresh to a diverse audience of students, including many Asian international students.  K-pop is currently rising in popularity all around the world and is not yet widely available to American audiences.

With my experiences living in Korea and specifically working as an intern at KBS Music Bank working with show writers, producers, artists, K-pop stars, and managers I learned about the K-pop industry.  I took a course on Hallyru (The Korean Wave) and while living in Korea, I discovered the Korean indie rock scene in the district of Hongdae (in Seoul) and amassed an extensive library of music from K-pop to punk.

The show’s goal is not only to bring something familiar to the ever-growing Asian student population at MSU, but also something fresh and different to MSU students and East Lansing listeners.  For the regular Impact fans, I wanted to pleasantly surprise them by showing that not all indie music has to come from America, England, or Scandanavia.  I believe K-pop is the next big genre that has already reached Europe, South America, and even the Middle East, and this is just one more way that the Impact is pioneering the future of music.

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Asian Music Show 12/02/2013

Tonight on the show we have new holiday songs from Wheesung and Gummy, and KARA!  We’ll also hear from Primary’s latest project, as well as the new controversy surrounding the song.

Wheesung & Gummy – “Special Love”
Crying Nut – “Self Happy Christmas and New Year”
Geomeori (Primary and Park Myung Soo) – “I Got C (feat. Gaeko of Dynamic Duo)”
SHINee – “Keeping Love Again”
T-ara – “Day By Day”
G-Dragon – “Who You? (Japanese version)”
Kara – “フレンチキス / French Kiss”
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Asian Music Show 11/25/2013

Tonight on the show, we’ve got a new song from 2NE1, the fiercest girls in K-pop!  Next Monday, Dec. 2 there will be a screening of Linsanity at Studio C Theater in Okemos, find more info and reserve your ticket here!

2NE1 – “그리워해요 / Missing You”
Cho Yong Pil – “설렘 / Romance”
T-ara – “NUMBER NINE (Japanese version)”
Geeks – “FLY”
Girls Generation – “My oh My”
Taeyang – “링가링가 / Ringa Linga”
IU – “Modern Times”
Ra.D – “고마워 고마워 / Thank You”
Trouble Maker – “내일은 없어 / Now (There Is No Tomorrow)”
f(x) – “Airplane”
Broccoli, You Too? – “졸업 / Graduation” (by request)
Jay Park – “좋아 / JOAH”
Piggy Dolls – “보통여자 / Ordinary Girl”
No. 1 Korean – “외럽지 말아요 / Don’t Be Lonely”
Love X Stereo – “Soul City (J-Path Remix)” (Impact 89FM interview with Annie Ko)
Shugo Tokumaru – “Katachi” (making the music video)
Primary – “유지경 / Zoo (feat. Supreme Team, Yankie, Mellow)”
G-Dragon – “R.O.D. (feat. Lydia Paek)”
Love X Stereo – “Chain Reaction”
EXO – “Black Pearl (Chinese version)”
EE – “Gaweebaweevo”
Dynamic Duo – “비극 Part 2 / Tragedy Part 2″
Melt-Banana – “Zero” (Impact 89FM interview with Yako)
Phonebooth – “Got A Chance”
IU – “누구나 비밀은 있다 / Everybody Has Secrets (feat. Ga-In of Brown Eyed Girls)”
Mayday – “麥來亂 / Mai Lai Luan”
Jaurim – “이카루스 / Icarus”
Omodaka – “Brain Storm”
Brown Eyed Girls – “Satisfaction”

Asian Music Show 11/18/2013

Tonight on the show, we’ve got new music from both Taeyang and T.O.P of Big Bang, a new single from ballad duo Davichi, and news regarding Psy’s “Gangnam Style”!

Taeyang – “링가링가 / Ringa Linga”
Psy – “Gangnam Style”
Davichi – “편지 / The Letter”
Epik High – “Don’t Hate Me”
Orange Caramel – “Lipstick (Japanese version)”
Roy Kim – “나만 따라와 / Follow Me”
T.O.P – “Doom Dada” Read More…

Asian Music Show 11/11/2013

Happy Pepero Day!  Tonight on the show, we’ve got new music from Korean-American K-pop star Ailee, YouTube Music Awards winners Girls Generation, and a special song by IU and Korean folk legend Yang Hee Eun.

Next Sunday, Nov. 17th, don’t miss the Global Festival 2013 at Brody Hall Complex; the event goes from 12 noon to 5 PM, and is free of charge.  There will be live performances, food, and plenty of activities for the whole family!

Girls Generation – “My oh My”
G-Dragon – “Who You?”
Baechigi – “걱정마쇼 / Don’t Worry (feat. Woo Haemi & Loptimist)”
Avec Avec – “Marmalade Boogie”
T-ara – “넘버나인 / No. 9″
Coreyah – “검은 새 / Black Bird”
Ailee – “Heaven”
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Asian Music Show 11/04/2013

Seoul city synth-rockers LOVE X STEREO are coming back through Michigan this week for a second show at Small’s in Hamtramck (Detroit), you can catch them this Thursday, Nov. 7, doors at 8 PM music at 8 PM, and the show is 18+.

Tonight on the show we’ve got new music from legendary rockers Jaurim, K-pop sensation T-ara, YouTube Awards winners Girls Generation, and much, much more!

Trouble Maker – “내일은 없어 / Now (There Is No Tomorrow)”
T-ara – “넘버나인 / Number Nine”
Love X Stereo – “Soul City (Seoul City)”
K.Will – “촌스럽게 왜 이래 / You Don’t Know Love”
IU – “기다려 / Wait”
Girls Generation – “I Got A Boy”
Jaurim – “스물 다섯, 스물 하나 / Twenty-five, Twenty-one”
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LOVE X STEREO Returns to Detroit This Week

Love X Stereo at SmallsIn case you missed them last Tuesday night, South Korean synth-rockers LOVE X STEREO are returning to Small’s Bar in Hamtramck this Thursday, Nov. 7th.  They’re playing with Barbeque and Snesei, doors are at 8 PM, music starts at 9 PM, 18+ are welcome.

Check out an exclusive interview with Annie Ko about their current tour in support of the GLOW EP, musical influences, and much, much more!

Facebook event for Love X Stereo at Small’s

Interview with Annie of LOVE X STEREO

lovexstereo01LOVE X STEREO from Seoul, South Korea is currently on their first North American tour, rocking their way around the East Coast and Midwest, having already made stops at the CMJ Music Marathon and Indie Week Canada.  Tonight they’ll be in Detroit with Tinder Tiger, St. Zita, and Young Punk:

Tuesday, Oct. 29th at Small’s in Hamtramck, Detroit
Sunday, Nov. 3rd at the Elbo Room in Chicago, IL
Monday, Nov. 4th at MOTR in Cincinnati, OH
Saturday, Nov. 9th at The Loft in Boston, MA
Sunday, Nov. 10th at McGann’s in Boston, MA

Drawing influences from from 1970s Korean psychedelic folk rock to 80s synth-pop, to 90s alternative rock and punk, Front woman Annie Ko recently spoke with Elise of the Asian Music Show about Love X Stereo’s current tour and the government shutdown, punk rock roots, and upcoming musical pilgrimage to Chicago to see where the Smashing Pumpkins used to hang out and play shows.  Hear the full interview below. Read More…

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Asian Music Show 10/28/2013

Tonight we’ve got an exclusive interview with Annie Ko of LOVE X STEREO from Seoul, South Korea.  Love X Stereo is currently on their first North American tour, and they’ll be playing live in Detroit tomorrow night, at Small’s in Hamtramck.  Doors are at 8 PM, music starts at 9 PM, and the show is 18+.

Love X Stereo – “Soul City (J-Path Remix)”
Verbal Jint – “Walking In The Rain (feat. Bumkey)”
Melt-Banana – “Candy Gun”
Zion.T – “Babay (feat. Gaeko of Dynamic Duo)”
Girls Generation – “Love & Girls”
Drunken Tiger, Yoon Mirae, Bizzy – “The Cure (Reggae Version)”
Coreyah – “검은새 / Black Bird”
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Love X Stereo US Tour and Interview Teaser

lovexstereoliveSynth rockers LOVE X STEREO make music that can be dark, bright, and sometimes psychedelic.  While the group’s roots are planted in the late 90s South Korean punk scene, they’re moving beyond the Hongdae neighborhood, and beyond South Korea to their first North American tour.  Having already played at Indie Week Canada and CMJ Music Marathon, Love X Stereo is stopping in Detroit to play with some local like-minded experimental punks.

Tuesday, Oct. 29th at Small’s in Hamtramck, Detroit (18+) with Tinder Tiger, St. Zita, Young Punk

Hear the full interview on the Asian Music Show on Monday from 8 to 10 PM (interview at 9 PM).  Frontwoman Annie Ko talks about the current tour, the band, the new GLOW EP, and their upcoming billing at next year’s South By Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas.

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Interview with Yako of MELT-BANANA

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Japanese punk/grindcore/noiserock band MELT-BANANA is back in North America for another tour, request them on the Asian Music Show and Thee Hourz ‘O Power, and check them out during their two Michigan dates:

Friday, October 25th at the Pyramid Scheme in Grand Rapids, MI (18+)
Monday, October 29th at the Crofoot Ballroom (Pike Room) in Pontiac, MI

Despite being able to call legends like Lou Reed, Kim Deal, and Jello Biafra fans and friends, MELT-BANANA remains incredibly humble.  Seconds after giving an energy-filled live performance, Yako will jump down from the stage to start selling the band’s tee-shirts and CDs, and greet fans.  The band listens to the music they collect from fans on tour and if they think your stuff is good, they might even give you a call.

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