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Oppa isn't really gay... How K-pop queer baiting leads to queer blindness Read More
[Interview] Zandari Festa returns to Hongdae with another great lineup

[Interview] Zandari Festa returns to Hongdae with another great lineup

Korea’s top indie showcase festival Zandari Festa is back once again in Hongdae next weekend. This year 140 acts will be playing across 10 music venues between Friday 29th September and Sunday 1st October.

Established names in Korean music including Galaxy Express, Idiotape, 3rd Line Butterfly and Neon Bunny…

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SM makes idols like Samsung makes phones: K-pop as culture technology Read More
DEAN is so popular in London they've put on a second date

DEAN is so popular in London they've put on a second date

Turns out R&B singer DEAN (or is it DΞΔN?) is so popular in the UK, concert organisers have put on a second date in London after the first one sold out.

Tickets are on sale for the gig at KOKO in Camden on Saturday the 24th June…

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HIGHLIGHT and EXID to play London Korean Festival in July

HIGHLIGHT and EXID to play London Korean Festival in July

UPDATE: There has been some confusion over the event because the KCCUK have deleted their initial Facebook post but according to event organisers Audience the event is still going ahead as announced.

Looks like this year’s London Korean Festival is back with a bigger K-pop lineup than ever…

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Is K-pop a genre? Yes. Yes it is.

Is K-pop a genre? Yes. Yes it is.

Ask a Korean recently wrote a blog post called K-Pop is Not a Genre in which he argues that K-pop is not a musical genre (as you may have guessed). (He has since also written another.)

As much respect as I have for the author, I have reservations…

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Why do BTS fans care so much about that Billboard award? Of course they won. Read More
[Interview] Say Sue Me bring the Busan sunshine to chilly Glasgow Read More