HyunA Proves ‘The Queen’s Back’ at Dallas Concert

The multi-talented HyunA recently dropped by Dallas on a leg of her very first American tour, “The Queen’s Back.” Presented by KpopMe, this tour has not only proven HyunA’s international popularity, it has shown why she so rightfully deserves the title of queen. As soon as the show began, HyunA appeared under the spotlights like…

[GIVEAWAY] ‘Break Out’ With Jessi in NY and LA

Jessi will be hitting the stage for her U.S. “Break Out” tour in a matter of days, and MACG Magazine is offering two lucky fans the opportunity to catch the starlet’s show in New York and LA. The tickets are free, and the rules are simple — what do you have to lose? To enter…

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…

Sorry Bangtan, but BTS Broke Your Record (‘Spring Day’ MV Review)

There is nothing that BTS and ARMY cannot achieve. BTS’ release of the music video for “Spring Day” and their new album “Wings: You Never Walk Alone” has been one of the most highly anticipated comebacks of 2017, which is shown through the record number of pre-order sales that have been recorded for their album….

Help Send Luna to SXSW

On Nov. 15, 2016, SXSW officially announced its first round of artists invited to perform at the renowned festival. Among the announced performers was gayageum artist Luna Lee. As with many artists from South Korea, Luna’s appearance was funded by Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA). However, it seems KOCCA has reneged on their funding, and on Feb….

GOT7 Houston Fanmeet Experience

On Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, GOT7 was in Houston for the very first time. The process of buying tickets on its own proved to be a small taste what the fanmeet would be like. After a night out with friends in December, we all set our alarms in preparation to buy our tickets. The first…

DAY6 Digs Up Painful Memories in ‘You Were Beautiful’

South Korean band DAY6 has steadily been rising in popularity since their debut in 2015 under JYP Entertainment. After their entry into the music industry with “Congratulations,” the boys came back in 2016 and 2017 with hit tracks “Letting Go” and “I Wait,” sparking curiosity and tugging at the heartstrings of many. While DAY6 has not garnered…

No, Taeyang Is Not the Justin Bieber of K-Pop [Opinion]

Kpoppers, it’s time to stop the comparisons. Stop comparing BTS to EXO and BIGBANG to SHINee, and please stop comparing all Korean boy groups to One Direction. Stop comparing 2NE1 to Fifth Harmony, and stop comparing Taeyang to Justin Bieber. Just stop. Let the artists be their own persons. Let the music be their own. The…

Health and K-pop Part 3 — Depression and Coping

By itself, music can be a fantastic coping mechanism, especially for fans with depression. It can be so easy to channel emotions through song selection and find solace in the lyrics or instrumentals.  One great benefit of listening to K-pop as an international fan is the inability to understand the language at first; while to…

Health and K-pop Part 1 — Dating

Occasionally, stories surface about K-pop fans who have become a little too wrapped up in the lives of their idols. There are horror stories of sasaeng fans who have caused injuries to idols, invaded their privacy and caused horror-filled reactions from fans. But there are also subtle signs arising from people who enjoy K-pop that…

Alan Z “Distance” Music Video Review

Have you ever watched a video for a new song and wondered what connection the music video and song have with each other? The lyrics have nothing to do with what is happening in the video and leaves the viewer confused. Well, that will not happen when you watch “Distance” by Alan Z. Alan Z…