Asian Invasion

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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.

Elise Yoon

Interview with Yako of MELT-BANANA

Fetch album art

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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Asian Music Show 10/21/2013

Tonight on a very special edition of the show, we’re airing an exclusive interview with Yako of Melt-Banana, giving away guest list tickets to see the band in Grand Rapids, and playing new music from IU, K.Will, and more!

IU – “분홍신 / Red Shoes”
K.Will – “촌스럽게 왜 이래 / You Don’t Know Love”
Melt-Banana – “Lefty Dog (run, caper, run)”
Geeks – “그 한가운데서 / Love, Life”
Piggy Dolls – “보통여자 / Ordinary Girl”
Kotobuki Minako – “カラフルダイアリー / Colorful Diary” (by request)
EXO – “人 的眼 / Baby, Don’t Cry”
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MELT-BANANA Interview and Ticket Giveaway

Japanese noiserockers MELT-BANANA are back for their 29th North American tour “2 do what 2 fetch” in support of their new album Fetch.  They’ll be in Michigan for two dates:

Friday, October 25th, 2013 at the Pyramid Scheme in Grand Rapids (18+)
Monday, October 28th, 2013 at the Crofoot Ballroom in Pontiac

Tune in to Thee Hourz O Power this Thursday (Oct. 17th, 10 PM-2AM) and the Asian Music Show (Monday, Oct. 21st, 8-10PM) to win tickets to the show at the Pyramid Scheme!  The full interview will be aired on the Asian Music Show on Monday, Oct. 21st.

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Asian Music Show 10/14/2013

Tonight on the Asian Music Show, the latest music from experimental husband-wife duo EE, and Korean indie rockers Busker Busker!  We’ll also hear from Japanese grindcore band MELT-BANANA, who are about to embark on yet another US tour; don’t miss your chance to win tickets to their Oct. 25th show at the Pyramid Scheme in Grand Rapids on Thee Hourz O Power or next week on the Asian Music Show!

EE – “Gaweebaweevo”
Geeks – “Backpack”
Melt Banana – “The Hive”
G-Dragon – “삐딱하게 / Crooked”
Rainbow – “Golden Touch”
K.Will – “러브블러썸 / Love Blossom”
Busker Busker – “처음엔 사랑이란게 / Love, At First”
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Asian Music Show 10/07/2013

Japanese noise rockers Melt Banana are back with their first album in six years! In support of the new album Fetch, they’re embarking on yet another American tour, with two dates in Michigan: October 25 at the Pyramid Scheme and October 28 at the Crofoot in Pontiac.  Tonight we have new music from Korean indie folk artist Kim Mokin, and K-pop veteran Seo In Young.

Seo In Young – “나를 사랑해줘 / Love Me (feat. Gaeko of Dynamic Duo)”
Kim Mokin – “그게 다 외로워서래 / All That Matters Is Loneliness” (check out Kim Mokin and Electric Muse Records)
Melt Banana – “Candy Gun”
T-ara – “ロィーポィ / Roly-Poly”
SHINee – “늘 그자리에 / Honesty”
Trouble Maker – “Trouble Maker”
HOME MADE KAZOKU – “Summer Time Magic” (by request)
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Asian Music Show 09/30/2013

Tonight on the show we’re kicking things off with new music from Korean indie rockers Busker Busker!  We also have new music from legendary singer Insooni, the latest from Drunken Tiger, and a request for some Korean reggae!

Busker Busker – “시원한 여자 / Cool Girl”
G-Dragon – “너무 좋아 / I Love It (feat. Zion.T & Boyz Noize)”
Ailee – “U & I”
Beenzino – “Aqua Man”
T-ara – “Lovey Dovey”
SHINee – “Password”
Dynamic Duo – “어머니의 된장국 / Mom’s Dweonjang-guk (feat. Ra.D)”
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Asian Music Show 09/09/2013

Tonight we’re featuring G-Dragon’s brand new album Coup d’Etat, featuring guest appearances from Diplo, Baauer (of Harlem Shake fame), and Missy Elliott:

G-Dragon – “닐리리야 / Niliria (feat. Missy Elliott)”
f(x) – “여우 같은 내 친구 / No More”
Super Junior – “SPY” (by request)
Big Bang – “Monster” (by request)
Lee Hyori – “Special”
Sistar – “Give It To Me” (by request)
Dynamic Duo – “범좌야 범죄 / Crime Scene (feat. Jeong Jaeil)”
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