I’m not exactly well versed in Jpop or Japanese music as a whole, but this came across my desk and I just had to share it with you all. Babymetal, a fusion of the Jpop idol girl group concept and heavy metal which means you get all the coordinated dances, cutesy poses and poppy vocals […]Read More Did You Catch the US TV Debut of Babymetal – The Heavy Metal Japanese Teenage Idol Girl Group?
Coachella is one of those things that has grown immensely over the years. For some, it is a musical mecca worthy of a yearly pilgrimage to hear and see their favorite acts live. I have yet to make the trip myself but I do loosely keep tabs on the line-up. For the 2016 festival, there […]Read More Epik High, TOKiMONSTA, Anderson .Paak, Nosaj Thing to Perform at Coachella 2016!
Do you remember a couple weeks back when we shared the video of a South Korean student singing Adele’s latest hit, “Hello”? Well her name is Lydia Lee and her clip has 14M views and counting – no small feat for any singer out there. The viral nature of the clip also caught the attention […]Read More Korean Student That Went Viral w/ Adele Cover Performs on Ellen
Ooph, this was a good week. For those keeping up, last week we saw that We Are Heroes was on the brink of elimination, having to be judged against this week’s bottom placing team. So did they do enough to continue? Check out the performances below to see for yourself. Super Cr3w IaMmE We Are […]Read More America’s Best Dance Crew Season 8, Week 2 Performances and Results
The fellas still got it. It’s been six years since Quest took top honors at ABDC, season 3. Since that time they’ve toured and done promotions extensively both as a group as well as in a number of solo projects. There’s been some changes in the membership but at the heart of it all, the […]Read More Quest Crew Killed It at Hit The Floor 2015
With SXSW firmly set in the rear view mirror, there is always so much to cover as it is always a jam-packed event. But one particularly noteworthy moment that is as a-Tunes press worthy as it could ever be is when Jin had the opportunity to reunite with an old mentor, Wyclef Jean. Clef was […]Read More Did You Watch Jin Reunite with Wyclef at SXSW?
I had heard that the incomparable Michael Bublé held a concert in South Korea the other week, but I did not know this went down. The singer had to stop the show to recognize a fan member that had completely won his heart. Ji-kwang apparently had the passion for music and wanted to share his Groové with Bublé. […]Read More Just’ Cause: Michael Bublé Freestyle Rapping While a Korean Man Dances? Yep, That Happened
Well how about that. During a recent stop in Taipei late last year, Jason Mraz saw a fan rocking a shaker during his set and decided to invite the guy onstage for some fun instrumental accompaniment. Little did he know that the shaker, Stan Chou, was also an accomplished singer and so Stan jumped in […]Read More Just ‘Cause: Jason Mraz Brings a Fan Onstage in Taipei and They Kill It In a Duet
If you’ve been following this blog, you should know by now I like to keep my Hip-Hop simple. All the glitz and polish of them fancy videos, all the abundance of alcohol and pretty girls, they mean little to me if the bars aren’t there. So if you subtract all the former and only leave […]Read More Jin x J. Reyez x Jargon x Lil Crazed x Rob Campman Join Together for an All Asian-American Cypher
They say music is the universal language – and I guess it’s true even in the absence of it. You don’t have to understand Korean to cringe at this performance from the Reality TV Hip-Hop competition, Show Me the Money 3. This contestant seemingly had some momentum before choking on Mom’s jjapaghetti with this dud of a […]Read More Worst Ever: This Awkward Korean Hip-Hop Reality TV Performance