KCON17NY Through The Lens Of My First Visit [Guest]

This guest entry was written by MACG Community member Jessica of YouTube channel The Jess Lyfe. Views and opinions expressed in this entry are solely those of the guest contributor. After attending KCON in Paris and Los Angeles last year, I can definitely say that each stop has its own vibe. My first visit to New York for the convention was a fun experience, and JessLyfers made … Continue reading KCON17NY Through The Lens Of My First Visit [Guest]

It’s a Cole World After All

In the world of K-pop, there is a certain expectation that comes along with attending a concert. It’s an expectation to be “wowed,” to be dazzled, to be blown off your feet, to have an experience that could cause a fan to label it as the “best concert ever.” It is a mighty expectation to live up to. Sometimes fans forget that the same standard … Continue reading It’s a Cole World After All

G-Dragon Introduced Fans To Kwon Ji-Yong At Houston Concert Stop

On Wednesday, July 19, 2017, Houston, Texas welcomed South Korean megastar G-Dragon at Toyota Center. Actually, fans sent off G-Dragon and welcomed Kwon Ji-Yong, the man behind the moniker, as he made his “debut” during the “Act III, M.O.T.T.E ‘Moment of Truth The End’ World Tour.” Since its start on June 10 in Seoul, the concert has schedules in Asia, Oceania and Europe, with the Houston tour stop … Continue reading G-Dragon Introduced Fans To Kwon Ji-Yong At Houston Concert Stop

Everything You Missed at NCT 127’s Exclusive Q&A in Brooklyn

It’s been a few weeks since NCT 127 made their debut in the United States by performing at KCON NY, but many were unaware of the second performance NCT 127 had on Sunday, June 25 at the Apple Store in Brooklyn, New York. NCT 127 are the first K-pop group to be invited to #TodayAtApple, an event that shines a spotlight on various world artists, entrepreneurs and educators to showcase their talents. … Continue reading Everything You Missed at NCT 127’s Exclusive Q&A in Brooklyn

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]

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.

[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’!

SHINee Invites Dallas to an Extravaganza of Iconic Hits [Guest]

Friday was a big day for SHINee, as it marked the quintet’s first full solo concert debut on US soil. The group returned to the Verizon Theatre at Grand Prarie near Dallas, TX for an evening that could only be described as explosively triumphant.

Until now, the SHINee World concert series had only descended upon Asian and South American countries, leaving many fans outside that circuit, myself included, scavenging the internet for glimpses of the show. But with K-pop’s massive popularity hike in the last few years, it was only a matter of time before SM Entertainment granted broader access to one of the most iconic streams of music to ever come out of Korea. Continue reading SHINee Invites Dallas to an Extravaganza of Iconic Hits [Guest]