Artists To Look Out For: CREAM

The Japanese hip-hop duo, CREAM consists of rapper Staxx-T and singer/songwriter Minami. Both came together with a passion for music and a goal to create a new style of Japanese Pop called New J-pop. New J-pop is a movement created by CREAM to make Japanese music versatile rather than a genre that is never changing…

Streaming Sites Invade Paisley Park [OPINION]

Bear with me. This has been building up for quite some time now. As you all know, on Jan. 30, Pitchfork announced that Prince’s entire backlog would become available on Apple Music, Amazon Music and iHeartRadio’s subscription services. While many people count this is a moment of celebration, quite frankly it seems more like an…

X Japan’s YOSHIKI To Undergo Emergency Surgery

X Japan fans will be sad to learn that the band’s drummer YOSHIKI has canceled his schedule for the rest of May, due to scheduling an emergency cervical artificial disc replacement. Over the years, YOSHIKI was known for his powerful drumming style which unfortunately led to him being diagnosed with cervical foraminal stenosis in 2009. Despite…

Artists To Look Out For: FAKY

Ayumi Hamasaki, Koda Kumi and Gackt are just a few of the big names that are under the Japanese record company Avex Group. For years, Avex has provided spectacular music and showcased the talent of artists that have now become household names. Rising pop vocal group FAKY hopes to be one of those names. FAKY…

‘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.

[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…

DPR LIVE x Dean – ‘Know Me’

On March 1, rapper Live teamed up with R&B maven Dean for a duet that was both aggressive and surprisingly nuanced. The song itself isn’t anything too new in terms of content — a man gassing himself up, expounding upon the many reasons why his manhood exceeds the testicular fortitude of all the other “fake rappers” out…

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.

East Meets West: 12 Dream Collaborations

With the recent release of “Cave Me In,” the hit collaboration single between American soul singer Gallant, South Korean crooner Eric Nam, and South Korean legendary lyricist extraordinaire TABLO, the idea of musical collaborations between East and West is not as far-fetched as previously thought. Inspired by this amazing development, here are 12 collaborations that…

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…