Dumbfoundead Brings His Yikes! Tour to the House of Blues in Houston, TX

Quick observation about a Dumbfoundead show: it’s all about the build-up. After the prerequisite security checks, the audience is ushered into the venue, the Bronze Peacock Room of the legendary House of Blues. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., an hour before the show actually begins. Already people are anxious for the concert to start: some opting to suppress their excitement with a little liquid relaxation, … Continue reading Dumbfoundead Brings His Yikes! Tour to the House of Blues in Houston, TX

“Winter Dreams” Compilation Album Interviews: Rock ‘N’ Roll Radio (로큰롤라디오)

MACG Magazine is proud to share this series of interviews conducted with various artists who contributed to “Winter Dreams”, a project celebrating South Korea and its hosting of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. Next up: RNRR Continue reading “Winter Dreams” Compilation Album Interviews: Rock ‘N’ Roll Radio (로큰롤라디오)

Astro Fanmeet: Los Angeles

On Sunday, Feb. 4, K-pop group ASTRO held their second fanmeet in North America at The Novo in Los Angeles, California. All VIP ticket holders had reserved seats throughout the venue by tier (P1, P2, P3), which helped to make the overall atmosphere very relaxing and thus the fanmeet a lot more enjoyable. While most fans (myself included) were fixated on the stage, I couldn’t help … Continue reading Astro Fanmeet: Los Angeles

When Being a Black Fan Girl Hurts: Antiblackness [OPINION]

“Ran into this girl. I said I’m tired of explaining. Man, this shit is draining. But I’m not really allowed to be mad.” — “Mad,” Solange I’m just going to come out and say it: Being a black fan of Korean pop music hurts. A lot. Often. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from being involved (in a very small way) in the Korean music … Continue reading When Being a Black Fan Girl Hurts: Antiblackness [OPINION]

Emotions Run High at Ms. Janet’s ‘State of the World’ in Columbia, SC

There are few experiences in my life that I would call “life-altering.” Yes, I’ve been exceptionally blessed to be able to see some artists I adore and others I’m just discovering for the first time. Each of these experiences has enriched my life in some way. However, to be truly life-altering means I’ve been forever changed in a way that shifts my conceptions about life, … Continue reading Emotions Run High at Ms. Janet’s ‘State of the World’ in Columbia, SC