Sb Mid Year Review The Crossover Potential Of K Indie

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SB Mid-Year Review: The Crossover Potential of K-Indie
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SB Mid-Year Review: The Crossover Potential of K-Indie

As the Hallyu Wave continues to spread across the world, it seems a goal for many Korean artists is to make a strong impression in the States and Europe. Though K-pop has been inundated with group acts and solo stars vying for the title of first to crack the market, their peers that fly more under the radar in their home country seem to be strategically making connections, as weve seen more bands have more tours in venues across the US. And while we all want to see these artists to get their due respect and recognition, what we fell in love with is their music.

[Indie Review] Oh Hee Jung - Short Film
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[Indie Review] Oh Hee Jung - Short Film

Oh Hee Jung is a soloist that got her start in 2013 after a series of independent releases. Her latest effort, this year's 'Short Film' EP, comes on the heels of 2016's Bandcamp-released 'Freckles.Oh Hee Jung is often the sole creative force behind her work, with the production, recording, artwork, mastering, mixing and design all being credited to her for this album. Using a combination of great ideas and total creative control, Oh Hee Jung creates a magical mix with each release that's sure to leave fans with a new daily soundtrack.

SB Mid-Year Review, 2017: Debuts
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SB Mid-Year Review, 2017: Debuts

Each year, more and more rookie groups and artists join the Korean music scene. With so many new faces in the first half of 2017, our panel found it tough to pick their favourites for the Mid-Year Review of 2017s debuts. Even with the exclusion of sub-unit and solo debuts of already-active idols, there was quite the array artists to choose from, including debuting rappers, big company girl groups, and smaller agency debuts that managed to capture our attention. Check out Camiele, Janine and Los discussion of the first half of the years new faces, and dont forget to leave your top picks in the comment section!

[MV & Album Review] TEEN TOP - 'High Five / Love Is'
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[MV & Album Review] TEEN TOP - 'High Five / Love Is'

TEEN TOP comes back as a quintet to give their fans a 'High Five.' Joe.L's departure was an emotional affair for the band, but they pulled it together for a 2017 comeback. Not only that, but they offer up 11 tracks for your perusal. 

"Origin," like 99% of intro tunes, has echoes of the title track. Specifically Niel's falsetto. The rest is some odd electronic mashup that I'm guessing was meant to sound somewhat romantic. It's okay as intro tracks go, but hardly the highlight of the album.

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2017.04.14 - 2017.04.16
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[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2017.04.14 - 2017.04.16

"The Fate of the Furious" overtakes "Beauty and the Beast" for pole position...

Bill Condon's "Beauty and the Beast" was unable to secure a fifth-straight run at the top because of the arrival of a high-octane action film from director F. Gary Gray. "The Fate of the Furious" (also known as Fast Furious 8), the eighth film in the franchise, arrived last Wednesday and scooped up the lion's share of the stubs (63.82%); from 1,467 screens around the country, "The Fate of the Furious" claimed 1.05 million admissions ($10.5 million). The film, which cost $250 million to produce, boasts an ensemble cast including Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges, and others. Worldwide, the 'F8' has already grossed over half a billion dollars.