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Coffee Break: Busker Busker

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Although they are definitely not the first indie group to make to the top of the charts, Busker Buskers appearance made a new breakthrough for indie and indie-pop bands in Korea.

What is great about this particular band is that it does not fit into the standard mold of other indie groups, sticking to off-air performances and generating only niche music fans. After their initial appearance on Super Star K3, their miraculous comeback after being sent home, and finally ending up as the runner-up for the season, Busker Busker opened many doors for both the public to get a taste of indie music as well as for indie bands to generate a larger fanbase.

Consisting of Beom June Jang (lead vocalist/ guitar), Hyung Tae Kim (bass), and Brad Moore (drums), Busker Busker was formed with the vision of creating a busking art group that focused on street performances and sought to ring an artistic cultural presence to the streets of Korea. And like many bands that consists of college students, Busker Busker started off performing for small crowds on the streets of Seoul. In addition, the band did not have set members, their members often changed due to time constraints and schedule conflicts. However, the band members [current members] were made official when they auditioned for Super Star K3.

Busker Busker was noticed for their ability to depict accurate feelings of being in love with simple chords and melody that anyone can strum and hum along to. Not to mention that the lead vocalist Beom June Jang has sweet, relaxing, mid-ranged vocals that suits sentimental songs. For example, Cherry Blossom Ending, their debut song, a song that is very true to a specific season, has light, but savory lyrics as Beom Jung Jang sings: As the spring wind blows, the scattering cherry blossom petals spread out on this street as we walk together.

If you think Cherry Blossom Ending is too slow and are looking for something more exciting, and upbeat, I highly recommend Ideal Type or Makgolina (cover). The two songs depict the light and humorous characteristics of Busker Busker. Highlight for both songs would be when Jang Beom Jun asks Brad Moore a question, and Brad Moore, a native English speaker from Ohio, answers with a cute American-accent in Konglish. With this, the band proved once again that they dont need glossy outfits, computer graphics, or even impressive choreography to attract viewers. Watching the band members having fun, makes you want to shake your body along.

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Not to mention that innocent smile that Jang Beom Jun has throughout the performance and the way that the members sway their bodies to the music! Their rendition of Makgolina was favorited by many, as it was praised even by the original producer Yoon Jong Shin himself. Yoon Jong Shin said, Thank you for making my song even better, as he gave 98 points out of 100 for their cover.

I am particularly picky when it comes to music, but Busker Busker grabbed my, and many others according to here and here, attention as their first debut album was packed with tracks with unique lyrics and simple chord changes that everyone can enjoy at almost anytime. The lead singer may not have much range to his vocals, but it seems to be malleable enough to instill the appropriate feelings according to the mood and lyrics of each song.

Busker Busker already managed to engrave their name in the history of mainstream indie bands with their first album and raise anticipation for their future growth in the industry. Busker Busker, fighting!

Additional Recommendations:

01. “Loneliness Amplifier

04. “At the Entrance to the Alley

Remember to check out previous Coffee Breaks: Oksang Dalbit, Peppertones, Peterpan Complex

Look forward to more K-indie on the next ‘Coffee Break’!  And if you have any other indie groups you would like to see us spotlight, comment below!

Netizens divulge their studies on how they was fans

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Netizens divulge their studies on how they was fans

I am fan of feminine idols hahahahaha As soon I as I saw the photos, I used to be like Irene is so pretty!!!!!!! Yet then after, I became fan of Wendy hahahahahhaah Then now, Im keen on Joohyun 333 I admire it when I see her discusseachnotice because she is so adorable T_T_T_T_T__T_T

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244 / -51 I became his fan as soon as I saw the interview when he repliedreferring to his girlfirend. He stated Im roughlyvulnerable to ladies and thenI believeIn deficient health do the entirety she wants. And he also likes babies.

This feminine workforce applauded for good fortune in spite of obstacles

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This feminine  workforce applauded for good fortune  in spite of obstacles

38 / -3 I feel A Pink isnt one of the crucial group that get criticized online that often. Im now notpartial to them but they were the gangI used to beinquisitive aboutearlier than their debut haha. Each fourth dimension anewere givento look them, I assumed they were all so nice. Park Chorong as the leader used to bethis type ofgood selection that it makes me think I wish I had an unni like that.. I heard they didnt even combat after their debut.. Their teamwork is superb and their firm isnt even as good! Daebak!

Program “The Its Know” to air reality of celebrities and sponsors

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Program “The Its Know” to air reality of celebrities and sponsors

What makes this episode more appealing is that a real CEO of a corporationknown every bit A has became in an inventory of celebrities and sponsors to the manufacturers of the program. After being confident that his identity may be hidden, he admitted that he was once in such relationship with celebrities ago as a sponsor and shoulddisclose the dark secret of the industry in this weeks episode.

The chairman told me that I have to visit him on each occasion he needs me. Evening or day, he told me I should come whenever. I was also told to satisfy any requests made by him.

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Watch: “Music Core” 2.13.16: AOA Cream, 4Minute, GFRIEND, and More

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Watch: “Music Core” 2.13.16: AOA Cream, 4Minute, GFRIEND, and More

Watch: Song heart and soul 2.13.16: AOA Cream, 4Minute, GFRIEND, and Morekokoberry February 12, 2016 0 Todays line-up for MBCs Music Core contains AOA Cream, 4Minute, GFRIEND, Teenager Top, Solji and Doo Jin Soo, Dal Shabet, Stellar, IMFACT, Legend, Pass Gene, Yoo Seung Woo, Nop. K, and VROMANCE.

♬ Center ♡ Attack Stage ♬- AOA Cream 『Im Jelly BABY』- Dal Shabet 『Someone like U』- Stellar 『Sting』- IMFACT 『Lollipop』- Legend 『Crush on you』- Cross Gene 『Noona, You』

♬ Sweet♡Sound Stage ♬- Yoo Seung Woo (feat. The maximum important Star) 『Whatever』- Nop.K (feat. Hoon.J) 『CLIMAX』- VROMANCE 『Already Winter』

Yoo Jae Suk to develop into into 'Sherlock Yoo' in upcoming 'Running Man' episode!

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Yoo Jae Suk to develop into into 'Sherlock Yoo' in upcoming 'Running Man' episode!

During the party, when a mystery breaks loose, Yoo Jae Suk is reported to have long gone off on his own searching for clues, instead ofoperatingduring thehassle with the opposite 'Running Man' members.

Whether Yoo Jae Suk will solve the mystery via his transformation into 'Sherlock Yoo', or if the act is to cover his master plan, you will have toto find out at the next episode!

Kahi Gets Tearful Whilst Discussing Beyond Volunteer Experience

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Kahi Gets Tearful Whilst Discussing Beyond Volunteer Experience

Kahi Gets Tearful Whilst Discussing Beyond Volunteer Enjoy hellohalcyon February 12, 2016 0 The impending episode of JTBCs Kim Jae Dongs Communicate to You discusses the subject of assembly and the effects it has on peoples lives. A guest speaker from the displaydiscussed just aboutthe large values of unforeseen meetings.

MC Kim Jae Dong acknowledgedall through the recording, I presumed onewill be the one to assist others, but if I take into consideration it, there has been more times where I gainedassistance instead. To this comment, Kahi printed a volunteer experience she regarded as to be her largest meeting.

Kahi explained, One day I made up our minds that I sought after to do a little volunteer work, so I went to a rehabilitation middle amongsta couple of acquaintances. At first, it used to betricky for me to get close with the kids. But as I spent a little time with each and every one, washing them and fidgeting with them, they perceived toseem happy. Kahi then said tearfully, Despite the reality that what I used to be doing for them becamean excessively small thing, they appeared happy. For that, I was very thankful.

Video Added Korean drama 'Signal' episode 7

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"Signal" (2015) Directed via Kim Won-seok Written by Kim Eun-hee-I Network : tvN With Lee Je-hoon, Kim Hye-soo, Jo Jin-woong, Jang Hyeon-seong, Jeong Hae-gyoon, Kim Won-hae,... 16 episodes - Fri, Sat 20:30 Synopsis The cooperative operation by the detectives in the prevailing and beyond times who be in contactviaold school radio with every other on a serial homicide case in Hwaseong. Broadcast beginning date in Korea : 2016/01/22

4Minute Discusses Combined Reactions to Newest Comeback With “Hate”

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4Minute Discusses Combined Reactions to Newest Comeback With “Hate”

4Minute Discusses Combined Reactions to Newest Comeback With Hatean0ya February 12, 2016 0 In a contemporary interview with Joy News 24 held behind the scenes at KBS2TVs Track Bank, womanteam 4Minute discuss the different responses to their latest identify track Hate.

We expected the mixed reactions. Were also no longerutterly satisfied. Its our assignmentto be told how to make the public open up to music that will also betough to enjoy.

Looking at numbers, its our worst album thus far in the domestic market. Internationally, its received the highest response, the individuals candidly evaluate the success rate of their album.

Watch: “Cheese in the Trap” Park Hye Jin and Nam Joo Hyuk Host Unfastened Hug Event

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Watch: “Cheese in the Trap” Park Hye Jin and Nam Joo Hyuk Host Unfastened Hug Event

Watch: Cheese in the Trap Park Hye Jin and Nam Joo Hyuk Host Loose Hug Tournament ehk38 February 12, 2016 0 Star Day-to-day News Cheese in the Trap actors Park Hye Jin and Nam Joo Hyuk made just right on their ratings promise and hosted a free hug event to the thrill of fans.

The event happenedout of doors of a foyer in a development on Sookmyung Womens University campus. The queue to snag a free hug began 30 minsahead ofthe beginning of the event, and the stars left straight away after its conclusion for safety reasons. For an hour, the 2 stars gave warm hugs to fans, in line with Park Hye Jins outdated promise to host such an event if the ratings for Cheese in the Trap exceeds five percent.

The drama broke five % every bit early as its 3rd episode, and the positioning and main points of the free hug event were decidedthru a vote at the dramas portal site.