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Asian Invasion 02/03/2014

Tonight we’ll hear from artists that are headed to North America this March!  A whole group of Korean indie artists will be appearing at this year’s legendary South by Southwest Festival, including Love X Stereo, who has already scheduled their Michigan date, and will be at the Pike Room in Pontiac on Tuesday, March 25th!

Also sonically invading North America this March is Taiwanese rock band Mayday (五月天).  They’ll be at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Saturday, March 22nd, and the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago on Monday, March 24th!

Love X Stereo – “Fly Over” (Impact 89FM Interview)
Glen Check – “Young Generation”
Sun Yue – “欢乐中国年 / Happy Chinese New Year”
Mayday – “歪腰 / Orz”
4minute – “Volume Up”
Various Artists – “祝福你 / We Wish You (Cantonese)”
Jang Kiha and the Faces – “우리 지금 만나 / Let’s Meet Now”
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Asian Invasion 01/27/2014

Lunar New Year (Spring Festival) is coming up!  Celebrate with the Greater Lansing Area Chinese New Year Celebration at the Meridian Mall on Saturday, February 1st from 1:30-6 PM, there will be a parade, performances, cultural activities, and the event is free of charge!

Mayday tickets are currently on sale!  They’ll be at Madison Square Garden in NYC on Saturday, March 22nd, and in Chicago at the Auditorium Theatre on Monday, March 24th!

Oksang Dalbit – “그럴 수 있잖아 / It Happens”
Glen Check – “Summer Hearts”
Mayday – “丟掉名字性別 / OAOA (Throw Off Your Name and Gender)”
2NE1 – “I Love You”
Wheesung & Kim Tae Woo – “호호호빵 / Ho Ho Hobbang”
Che’Nelle – “I Will”
Stephanie Sun – “绿光 / Green Light”
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Asian Invasion 01/20/2014

Tonight we’ve got new music from Verbal Jint, 4minute, Glen Check, and more!  Don’t forget, Mayday (五月天) is coming to Chicago on Monday, March 24th at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, you can purchase tickets here.

Don’t miss the Greater Lansing Area Chinese New Year Celebration at the Meridian Mall on Saturday, February 1st from 1:30-6 PM, there will be a parade, performances, cultural activities, and the event is free of charge!

Verbal Jint, San E, Bumkey, Swings, Phantom, Kanto – “You Make Me Feel Brand New”
4minute – “살만찌고 / Only Gained Weight”
Mayday – “2012″
Glen Check – “Anthem for the Wild Souls”
Dal Shabet – “Let It Go”
Eason Chan – “K歌之王 / King of Karaoke”
70 Fingers (HaHa & Jang Kiha and the Faces) – “슈퍼 잡초맨 / Super Weeds Man”
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Asian Music Show: Year End Edition 12/30/2013

2014 is just around the corner, so we’re counting down the Top 10 Songs of 2013, as well as many other great songs.  Join us as we take a look back at some of my favorite songs from the past year!

10.) Drunken Tiger, Yoon Mirae, & Bizzy (MFBTY) – “Sweet Dream”

Korean hip-hop legend and New York native Drunken Tiger (AKA Tiger JK) got together with his wife, Korean-American rapper and singer Yoon Mirae (AKA T or Tasha), and their good friend Korean-Australian Bizzy.  The trio lives in the same town in Korea and were already recording and producing together, so the next logical step was to start recording songs together, and thus the project group My Fans Are Better Than Yours was born.

Bizzy and Tiger JK have been working together for decades now, and all three members are K-pop industry veterans.  Having already established themselves, and each having unique rapping and singing styles, MFBTY became a vehicle for the three to go a little more experimental with their sound.  They came up with “Sweet Dream”, a catchy mix of melody and rapping with a killer music video.

MFBTY on iTunes

 

9.) Cho Yong Pil – “HELLO (feat. Verbal Jint)”

This year, Cho Yong Pil came back with his nineteenth studio album to take his place as the rightful King of K-Pop.  Having started with music in the late 1960s, he emerged as a popular trot singer in South Korea in the early 1980s, and has been enjoying his wide commercial success since then.  The man is 63 years old, but he proved he can still rock out with “Hello.” Read More…

Asian Music Show 12/16/2013

Tonight on the Asian Music Show, we’ve got new holiday music from T-ara, K.Will & Sistar, and much more!

K.Will, Sistar, & Boyfriend – “눈사탕 / Snow Candy”
Girls Generation – “Flyers”
Mayday – “丟掉名字性別 / OAOA”
T-ara – “한겨울의 숨바꼭질 / Hide and Seek”
K.Will – “촌스럽게 왜 이래 / You Don’t Know Love”
Lyn – “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer & We Wish You A Merry Christmas (feat. Park Hyo Shin)”
Sistar – “Hey You”
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Asian Music Show 12/09/2013

Happy finals week!  Take a study break and listen to some K-pop holiday tunes, Japanese metal, and everything in between!

More info on the course SSC 291: Intro to Asian Pacific American Studies right here!

T-ara – “나 어떡해 / What Should I Do?”
Verbal Jint – “크리스마스를 부탁해 / Christmas Request (feat. Shin SeungHoon)”
Girls Generation – “Find Your Soul”
DBSK – “Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town”
Seungri – “할말 있어요 / Gotta Talk to U”
Miss A – “남지 없이 잘 살아 / I Don’t Need A Man”
Super Junior – “Blue World”
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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 11/04/2013

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

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