Monday, February 15, 2016

K-Rookies Final Concert Video Links

The Final Concert of the K-Rookies Awards 2015 had been broadcasted live over V App when it took place January 23rd. Now the Performances of the winner Boys in the Kitchen, the competitors The Stray, A-Fuzz, Dead Buttons, Billy Carter and NP Union and last year's winner A'Zbus, as well as larger Indie Bands like Crying Nut, The Peppertones, Daybreak and The Koxx can be watched on V App or Naver's tvcast. For people who don't have the V App, here are the links to watch them off-phone:

Boys in the Kitchen

The Stray
Dead Buttons
Billy Carter
NP Union


Crying Nut
The Peppertones
The Koxx

Friday, February 12, 2016

Speed's Shin Jong-guk to be Guest Vocal during CoreMagaZinE's Performance

CoreMagaZinE will be performing among other amazing acts at Rolling Hall's 21st anniversary concert on Februar 21st. They will be supported by K-Pop group Speed's Lead Vocal Shin Jong-guk, who posted a selfie with the band and said:

제가 이번에 평소에 정말 좋아하고 친하게 지내는 대한민국 대표 신스팝밴드 '코어매거진' 형님들과 이번 홍대 롤링홀 21주년 기념 공연에 객원보컬로써 같이 무대에 서게 되었습니다! 너무나도 기쁘고 뜻깊습니다^_^ 이번달 2월 21일 오후 5시부터 홍대 롤링홀에서 공연하구요! 티켓예매는 '인터파크'에서 하실 수 있습니다. 많이 찾아주셔서 같이 즐기고 가길 바라겠습니다! 감사하겠습니다! 정말 멋진 음악들려드릴게요. @ryu_coremagazine @coremagazine_dr @bandcoremagazine @guya88 #홍대 #공연 #롤링홀 #홍대롤링홀 #홍대롤링홀21주년 #밴드 #korea #pop #rock #신스팝 #코어매거진 #coremagazine #신종국

Ein von Jongkook Shin (@jongkookshin) gepostetes Foto am

"It happened that I will be standing with South Korea's representative Synth Band 'CoreMagaZinE', whom I usually really like and am close with, on the stage of Hongdae Rolling Hall's 21st Anniversary Concert as a guest vocalist! I'm so happy and it's so meaningful to me^_^ We perform this month, February 21st starting 5pm! You can preorder tickets at Interpark. I hope that many of you come and we can go have fun together! Thank you very much! We'r going to play really amazing music for you."*

*roughly translated

Speed gains fans with their startling acrobatics in their "Don't Tease Me!" choreography or more recently with their Heelies-incorporating choreo for "What U".

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Lala Sweet to release an album

Female duo Lala Sweet (Kim Hyun Ah, Park Byul) announced their first album 'bittersweet' to be released December 6th.

The title song '우린 지금 어디쯤에 있는 걸까 (Where are we now)' displays the character of the album the best as a ballad with a rock basis.

'파란달이 뜨는 날에(on days the blue moon rises)', adding to the rich imagination through poetic license, '태엽감기(Spring Cold)', making feel the bursting suspense between the powerful arrangement and the contrastively flowing melody, 'Blind Eyes', performed by Kim Hyun Ah, and others, 11 songs are included on the album.

As bonus track, they re-arranged '나의 낡은 오렌지나무(My old Orange Tree)' with which they won second place at 2008 MBC 'Campus Song Festival'.

Lala Sweet comes from the name of a dessert shop called 'lalasweet' they saw when both traveled together to India.

Having won second place at the 2008 Campus Song Festival, they released their debut mini album 'Lala Sweet' last year and were also selected as EBS 'Rookies of September' that year.

The album will be available on online music sites on 29th.

Translated at 5 in the morning. Song titles are just a vague translation and not final.

source: MEWSis

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Guckkasten changes to major label

This article is actually some weeks old. I thought it's interesting and tried to translate it. But I failed and tried instead to type it up myself, fitting in some lines from the original article. I'm sorry for the weird.

Popular indie band Guckkasten recently made a contract with major label Yedang Company. The reactions in general were positive, since it gives Guckkasten a chance to get known more broadly and the conditions of the new contract seem to the band’s advantage too. The label won’t interfere with the musical parts and will also support the band’s advance overseas. Guckkasten’s leader Ha Hyeon Woo says that “We wanted to concentrate on music under a more systematic support as the band is growing, so we decided for a contract with a new label.”

Despite that, the process of the transfer is seen with critic eyes, as Yedang did not contacted Guckkasten’s original label Ruby Salon even once. Popular music critic Park Eun Seok said that “in foreign countries, when a band enters a major label, it is common that each of the labels have a smooth agreement and grope the way of harmony, Yedang ignored this process.”

Guckkasten and Ruby Salon kept a verbal contract for one year. Ruby Salon president Lee Gyu Young is frustrated that “Because there is no contract itself, we have no way to oppose.” A large majority of Indie labels has no documented contract or earnest money and even if there is earnest money, it’s actually at a level below 5 mil Won. Indie music industry professionals point out that ‘the indie scene too has to set up a system’, but they can’t come up with a proper measure.

Also between the colleague bands the opinions cross. One leader of a main indie band, who doesn’t want to be named, says “Looking at the contract conditions, it has positive points since they seem to change to a major label preserving their pride and music” and “That they excluded Ruby Salon, whom they grew with since their debut, completely from the transfer process, seems not a good pattern.”


Sunday, September 4, 2011

Thomas Cook - Mintpaper Interview

Thomas Cook was the Artist Of The Month June at Mintpaper's and 3 month after starting, I finished the translation of the interview that came with it.

T/N: I realized while proofreading, that my english is still awkward and fail. I'm sorry for that. If there is something you don't understand, ask!

- talking about the time before his comeback and his search
- talking about producer Kim Dong Ryul
- My Aunt Mary's future (the reason I translated the whole thing, actually)
- the lovely that is Jeong Sun Yong.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Mintpaper Compilation vol. 4 is coming

Just today there has been an update on the fourth Mintypaper Compilation 'cafe: night & day'. A rough translation of one part:

The night and day of a café, starting with busy talk and laughter and ending with quiet thoughts and preparation, carries for us the meaning of a ‘scenery and space to share culture and communication’. The stories and connections, followed by sometimes serious, sometimes futile episodes, and the countless crowds of thoughts are delivered once again with a plain touch.

While the new arisen ‘duos’ and ‘acoustic’ become the centre in ‘café: night & day’ with a tendency to Mintpaper related artists, we will also introduce rare collaborations and rising artists whose growth makes looking forward to.

10cm's new song '안아줘' from the compilation will be pre-released in a digitial single Augutst 16.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Koxx' performance, talk at Sketchbook

I'm sorry, I kind of went hiatus without saying a word. This is an inbetween-hiatus work.

I'm sorry for mistakes, which I'm sure of being there. Also, got kind of rusty at doing this.