KCON 2017 LA Welcomes Back Running Fan Olympics

Ready for some good news, Hallyu fans? MACG Productions is incredibly happy to announce that we will be co-hosting the 2017 Running Fan Olympics at KCON LA with the Running Fan Group again, making this our second year of doing so. The event will take place during convention hours on one day between Aug. 18-20. It promises to be an exciting addition to your KCON experience, … Continue reading KCON 2017 LA Welcomes Back Running Fan Olympics

Miyavi, Slot Machine and Kiha & The Faces Leave Houston Awe-Struck After ‘Asia On Tour’

Live Nation indisputably had a stroke of genius when they put together the talents of Korean indie act Kiha & The Faces, Thai rock band Slot Machine and Japan’s internationally celebrated samurai guitarist Miyavi for “Asia On Tour.” They had another when they decided to use a small, intimate venue like the Bronze Peacock Room of Houston’s House of Blues, where each entertainer was able … Continue reading Miyavi, Slot Machine and Kiha & The Faces Leave Houston Awe-Struck After ‘Asia On Tour’

Jessi Plans to ‘Break Out’ in the US With Her 2017 Tour

Thanks to Platinum K Shows and Woozoo NYC, Jessi will be gracing four U.S. cities with her presence later this month. Many know the charismatic entertainer from her run on the popular competition “Unpretty Rapstar,” but she has also proven herself to be a talented vocalist with her work as a soloist and a previous member of Lucky J. Originally from the U.S., Jessi moved to … Continue reading Jessi Plans to ‘Break Out’ in the US With Her 2017 Tour

MADTOWN Plagued by Misfortune as GNI Entertainment’s CEO Is Charged With Fraud

MADTOWN, a seven-member idol group that debuted in 2014, recently moved from their mother company to GNI Entertainment. While some were wary of the change, many fans had hopes that GNI would promote the boy group more effectively than their previous label. Unfortunately, GNI has already proven that wishful thinking to be in vain after the CEO was reportedly charged with 32 counts of fraud and other … Continue reading MADTOWN Plagued by Misfortune as GNI Entertainment’s CEO Is Charged With Fraud

HIGH4’s Comeback Dampened by News of Sunggu’s Departure

A buzz swept through HIGH4’s fandom on Jan. 31 following the sudden announcement that the group’s leader, Sunggu, will be going his own way in March. Their upcoming mini album, which was originally intended to be finished in November of last year, was finally given a firm release date as well. N.A.P. Entertainment first revealed plans for HIGH4’s new album in April 2016 via a Makestar campaign. Fans … Continue reading HIGH4’s Comeback Dampened by News of Sunggu’s Departure

ASTRO Crowdfunds More Than $100,000 for Charity With Their First Photobook

Fantagio’s refreshing rookie group ASTRO launched an ambitious Makestar project for their first photobook on November 21, 2016. In a little over a month, 2,410 fans blew past the initial crowdfunding goal and ultimately raised a staggering total of $101,318.44 USD. The project’s official synopsis states that “the proceeds will be donated to a good cause under the members’ and their honorary producers’ name.” Some may recognize … Continue reading ASTRO Crowdfunds More Than $100,000 for Charity With Their First Photobook

Block B’s ‘Blockbuster in Europe’ Tour is Back On!

MyMusicTaste, a company that specializes in hosting concerts and fan meetings, excitedly announced on Dec. 15 that Block B’s 2017 European tour is officially back on the books after being postponed in September due to schedule conflicts. Tickets for the group’s five stops across Europe will be on sale starting Dec. 22, though prices haven’t been listed yet. In the announcement, MyMusicTaste included a special message for TasteMakers … Continue reading Block B’s ‘Blockbuster in Europe’ Tour is Back On!

BIGFLO Loses Kichun & Z-UK, New Members to Join for February Comeback

On Dec. 12, BIGFLO members Kichun and Z-UK uploaded images to their social media accounts announcing their departure from the group. Both men posted their statements in multiple languages, though Kichun covered the most bases with Korean, Chinese, Japanese and English. Comments seem to imply that most followers were caught off guard. Their notices are rife with apologies toward fans and the other members, and the … Continue reading BIGFLO Loses Kichun & Z-UK, New Members to Join for February Comeback

BIGBANG Prepares to Release Full ‘MADE’ Album & Host Live Countdown

More than a year after their last release, BIGBANG is making a comeback with the highly anticipated full version of their MADE album on Dec. 12. The complete edition will treat fans to three new songs (“FXXK IT,” “Last Dance” and “Girlfriend”) in addition to the eight previously released as the MADE singles. To the delight of many, two music videos have also been produced and teased … Continue reading BIGBANG Prepares to Release Full ‘MADE’ Album & Host Live Countdown

KoreanMall Review No. 2: This Is What We’d Call a Stress Test

October offered no rest for fans of Korean music as comebacks and debuts dropped left and right, and it proved to be an even rougher month for the shopping centers that cater to the industry. I’ve ordered from KoreanMall once before with very good results, but I was already aware going into it this time that things probably wouldn’t go as smoothly. This is still … Continue reading KoreanMall Review No. 2: This Is What We’d Call a Stress Test