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5 Seconds of Summer get hands-on with ticket sales

INGLEWOOD, California (AP) ― The rising pop-rock band 5 Seconds of Summer gave its feverish female fans the surprise of a lifetime by personally selling tickets Saturday morning for an upcoming conce...

Updated : 2014.07.27 19:17

Legendary singer returns, kinder, gentler

It is early afternoon on July 14, one of the hottest days of the year so far, and I am panicked at the thought of having to ask singer Shin Hae-chul to pose in the white-hot heat in a tiny park where ...

Updated : 2014.07.25 21:25

Eyelike: Sistar brings summer sounds on new EP

Sistar brings summer sounds on new EPSistar“Touch & Move” (LOEN Entertainment)Known for their sexy dance moves and powerful vocals, K-pop girl group Sistar has returned with the new summertime-insp...

Updated : 2014.07.25 21:10

MC Mong to drop first album in 5 years

MC Mong. (IS Entertainment Group)Well-known hip-hop artist and entertainer MC Mong announced that he would return to his musical roots for the first time in four years with the release of a new album ...

Updated : 2014.07.24 20:51

Singer Yoo Chae-yeong dies of gastric cancer

Singer and actress Yoo Chae-yeong died Thursday following a months-long battle against advanced gastric cancer. She was 41. According to her agency 150 Entertainment, Yoo was diagnosed with advanced g...

Updated : 2014.07.24 20:50

One Direction to release film

LONDON (AFP) ― Hit boy band One Direction is to release a concert film to be screened in cinemas around the world, the group said on Tuesday.The recording of a concert at San Siro Stadium in Milan, Italy, will be screened in cinemas on October 11 and 12.Called “Where We Are,” the same n...

Updated : 2014.07.23 19:14

‘Weird Al’ on his weirdly successful week in music

LOS ANGELES (AP) ― Attention pop stars: If “Weird Al” Yankovic shows up at your concert or has tracked down your personal email address, you’re likely his next parody conquest. Such was the case f...

Updated : 2014.07.22 20:32

Knife Party, Krewella to join Seoul electronic music festival

Internationally renowned electronic music acts Knife Party and Krewella will be making their way to Seoul to perform at this year’s edition of the electronic dance music festival Global Gathering Kor...

Updated : 2014.07.22 20:31

Seeger tribute at Newport honors traditional folk

PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (AP) ― There are few musicians as inextricably linked to the Newport Folk Festival as the late Pete Seeger. Newport, known as the place where Bob Dylan cast aside his acousti...

Updated : 2014.07.21 19:52

Eyelike: Swings returns with new EP

Swings returns with new EPSwings“Mood Swings II Part. 2: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder” (CJ E&M)South Korean rapper Swings, who shook up the local hip-hop scene by setting off an unprecedented dis ...

Updated : 2014.07.18 20:27

Mraz opens Kakao Music room for Korean fans

The geek in the pink American pop singer-songwriter Jason Mraz is finding new ways to keep in touch with his Korean fan base.In commemoration of Mraz’s newest album, “Yes,” released on Wednesday, W...

Updated : 2014.07.18 20:04

Michelle Obama salutes Grammy Museum

LOS ANGELES (AP) ― Michelle Obama says every arts organization in the country should embrace the mission of the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, which focuses on education.Six million American children ...

Updated : 2014.07.17 20:23

BigBang’s Daesung tops Japanese album chart

The latest album by Daesung, a member of the popular South Korean boy band Big Bang, topped Japan’s leading music ranking chart on Thursday, just a day after its release, according to the chart company.“D’s Love,” Daesung’s second full-length solo album, took the No. 1 spot on the Ori...

Updated : 2014.07.17 20:19

Pick ’n choose ― upcoming summer music festivals

Queen and Adam Lambert. (9ENT)Starting to feel hot and sticky? Though the weather may make you cringe, the arrival of South Korea’s hot and humid summer signals the coming of the much-anticipated mus...

Updated : 2014.07.15 20:02

Jackson family coming to Korea for charity

Family members of the late “King of Pop” Michael Jackson will be coming to Korea to attend a charity event on July 14, according to an announcement by Blue Font publishing house on Monday.The event aims to raise awareness of local documentary photographer Alex Kim’s humanitarian efforts...

Updated : 2014.07.14 20:46