BTS Exploration Pt. 1: “I Need U” MV (Regular)

Published on April 29th, 2015, the music video for “I Need U” was a concept unheard of from BTS. Sure they had songs like “Danger” and “Boy in Luv” that talked about the hardships of being a teen in love, but showing deeper struggles (addiction, abuse, depression, etc.) that are experienced in life was left untouched until the release of this music video. As far … Continue reading BTS Exploration Pt. 1: “I Need U” MV (Regular)

From Hawaii to Minnesota, ChicKens Finally Get to Meet KeNNyBoy SLaY at MOA Meet and Greet

As confused shoppers passed by Tomodachi, a store on the third floor of the Mall of America, they had no idea that inside was K-Pop YouTube sensation KeNNyBoy SLaY and the WNAX crew. That’s not a surprise, though, because aside from rapper/artist Salvmaknae and the Minnesota K-pop Dance Crew (MKDC), the land of 10,000 lakes rarely receives a visit from anybody within the K-pop realm. However with … Continue reading From Hawaii to Minnesota, ChicKens Finally Get to Meet KeNNyBoy SLaY at MOA Meet and Greet

DEAN x Club Eskimo Slays at Dallas Concert [Guest]

The line wrapped around the building with excited fans ready for a night of more than just K-pop.

Brought to us by The Yoo Group and Transparent Agency, DEAN and his fellow Club Eskimo crew members MISO, offonoff and 2XXX! make their third stop in Dallas to perform at Gas Monkey Live. This is Club Eskimo’s first American tour, but it didn’t show at all. Everyone was oozing with charisma and charm. Seeing them live was most definitely a treat for the eyes and ears. Continue reading DEAN x Club Eskimo Slays at Dallas Concert [Guest]

[Meet the Staff] Aiming for the Stars: An Interview With MACG CEO Ashley C. Griffin

Most of you know Ashley C. Griffin as the face of MACG Productions LLC, a woman who’s influence in the music scene, particularly as it relates to the Hallyu Wave, has made ripples in the Korean music industry — though her humility would move her to argue to the contrary. Whether in music or in business, Griffin has a passion and exuberance that pervades every … Continue reading [Meet the Staff] Aiming for the Stars: An Interview With MACG CEO Ashley C. Griffin

[INTERVIEW] Vera Miao on Making Her Own Movie

There is a lot of attention on diversity and representation in film and casting these days. In heterogeneous countries like the United States, it is especially prevalent. Countless arguments float around the internet explaining why representation is so important to marginalized communities. Yet those unaffected still seem unable to understand. Common rebuttals to these arguments are audiences won’t be able to relate or that they … Continue reading [INTERVIEW] Vera Miao on Making Her Own Movie

Health and K-Pop Part 5 — Post Concert Depression

SHINee, GOT7, BTS, EXO, KARD, G DRAGON, DEAN … the list goes on and on. All of these artists had or will have some kind of tour in 2017, and that is why it is so, so important to know how to handle a common tour illness: Post-Concert Depression. Post-Concert Depression (hereafter known as “PCD”) can be a tricky subject to talk about, partly because some people simply do … Continue reading Health and K-Pop Part 5 — Post Concert Depression

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’

‘Asia On Tour’ Lineup Rocked Dallas, Texas. Hard.

Texas House of Blues locations recently welcomed Live Nation’s “Asia On Tour feat. MIYAVI” on April 14 in Dallas and April 15 in Houston. The consecutive evenings delivered an unforgettable cross-cultural music experience, introducing new listeners to proven artists from other countries while simultaneously treating them to world-renowned musician MIYAVI’s “Firebird” world tour. MACG Magazine had the pleasure of attending both evenings’ shows, and we hope you will enjoy reading our coverage as much as we enjoyed writing it. Continue reading ‘Asia On Tour’ Lineup Rocked Dallas, Texas. Hard.

Pretty, Brown & Nerdy: Cheyenne Talks to MACG About Anime, Gaming and Her Experiences in K-Pop

On Feb. 18, Cheyenne Ewulu, best known as one-third of the unit Pretty, Brown & Nerdy and her YouTube handle CheyenneKpop, took some time out of her nonstop schedule to answer some questions for the readers of MACG Magazine. Ever gracious and always energetic, even via email, Cheyenne answered honestly and thoughtfully, revealing some of her aspirations, her favorite aspects of gaming and her fondest … Continue reading Pretty, Brown & Nerdy: Cheyenne Talks to MACG About Anime, Gaming and Her Experiences in K-Pop

[Announcement] MACG Granted Press for the Texas Leg of ‘Asia On Tour’!

MACG Productions has some wonderful news. With express permission from Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s largest concert tour and festival promoter and ticket distributor, MACG has the pleasure of acting as press for the Texas leg of “Asia On Tour.” What exactly does that mean for MACG? In a nutshell, we get the ability to provide press coverage at the Dallas and Houston shows — April 14 and … Continue reading [Announcement] MACG Granted Press for the Texas Leg of ‘Asia On Tour’!