Drug Restaurant (yes, that is their name) is a four-member Korean indie band that is perhaps most well-known for its lead vocalist, Jung Joon Young, who rose to fame through Superstar K, a popular music survival program.
There are two instances of Blue Moon as a proper noun. One is a resoundingly mediocre beer that college seniors buy when they take their first steps into microbreweries. The other is this. Rest assured, this is not resoundingly mediocre.
How often do you see a new idol group that debuts with an expiration date already set in stone, even before their first performance? With I.O.I, that’s exactly what happened.
When Bekah, one of the original members of After School, became the latest victim of the group’s “graduation” concept, she released a surprise digital single that left her fans with not a dry eye in sight.
Welcome to Goodbye Songs Week, where we go through some of the most heart-rending and saddening goodbye songs from K-Pop groups whose numbers came up before their time.
It isn’t often that listening to a K-Pop track makes you feel like you’ve accidentally stumbled into a tilted Victorian horror movie, but IU’s Cruel Fairy Tale does exactly that.
What if voodoo dolls came alive and turned into K-Pop idols? We’ve all had that dream, right? No? Just me? Okay, then.
Halloween is nearly upon us, and for the rest of this week, I’ll be dropping some tracks that fit the mood. First up: this very-awkward-to-properly-Romanize song.
Yours truly is easing back into things from a weeklong vacation, so let’s dip our toes back into the pool with a classic track that I already know backward and forward.
I’ve used a lot of words to describe a lot of songs in this column, but I rarely call songs iconic—because words have meaning. Big Bang’s Lies is iconic.
Out of all former Sistar members, Soyou has probably been the most successful at striking out on her own, thanks to a robust pre-breakup solo and collaboration discography that set the baseline for her continuing success in K-Pop.
Does any song capture all of the shy, timid flutterings of a schoolyard crush as well as First Love does? I’m inclined to say no.
Bossa Nova and Korean indie? Works better than you think.
Norazo has gone through some changes since the last time we featured them, but the central concept has remained the same: producing wacky, irreverent music couched in some truly addictive beats.
Get up and dance, because Akdong Musician’s How People Move is all about—you guessed it—dancing. Plus, it’s Friday. Do you really need an excuse?
Nine Muses is one of the most mature-concept, refined girl groups active right now, so it wasn’t surprising to see them fit like a glove into Love City’s cosmopolitan pop-inspired music.
K-pop supergroup BTS appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, performing “Idol” and as a special bonus “I’m Fine.” The group and talk show host also pulled off their best Fortnite dance moves.
While I normally try to link to official music videos whenever possible, today is an exception—because the music video for T-ara’s Day By Day is fucking 16 minutes long, and no one has time for that. I’ve linked to a dance version, which also doesn’t even start the song until a minute into the goddamn thing.