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Original member of Korean folk band C`est Si Bon makes a comeback in 48 years

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Original member of Korean folk band C`est Si Bon makes a comeback in 48 years

Its an generation where other people can are living for one hundred years. Numerous days are forward of me. I made up our minds to accomplish back at the degree for the dream that I had to sacrifice to give a spice up to my family, acknowledged Lee Ik-gyun, 68, some of the long-established individuals of Koreas mythical folk track band C`est Si Bon Trio. When Lee seemed in a native communicate display program, he used to be complimented for his low-register voice. His voice over the telephone sounded low yet cheerful.

Lee, Jo Young-nam, Yoon Hyung-ju and Kim Se-hwan will carry out 2015 C`est Si Bon and Buddies Concert Season 2 at the Sejong middle of Appearing Arts on Sep. 26 and 27. As the concert enters the season 2 after four years because the C`est Si Bon concert began in 2011, Lee made a decision to signal up for on the stage after a 48-year-long break. In the film C`est Si Bon, which opened in local theaters previous this year, the foremost persona Oh Geun-tae (played through Korean actor Jeong Woo) is in keeping with Lees genuine story.

Different from the motion picture story, I'm truly not the user that betrays chums for love, Lee said. He joined the folk band when he studied civil engineering at Yonsei University. Lee took a damage from faculty to grow to be a singer but he had to sign up for the military in 1968 after receiving a realize of enlistment. Afterwards, he gave up on his dream and were running for a structure corporate for 40 years. i determined to live the 2d one existence thank you to C`est Si Bon band members, said Lee, who currently got here back to Korea after completing a bridge construction assignment in Nepal.

During the 2-hour-long concert, C`est Si Bon and company will provide old pop songs adding When the Saint pass Marching In, which become played in the movie. Audiences will also experience their own songs reminiscent of We could Go on a Trip, Hwagae Market, Closed Clam Shells, and Thorn Tree Bird. Trot singer Jo Jeong-min, the concerts guest, will sing Bumble Bee, unhappy Movies, and A Long Hair woman with C`est Si Bon members. Jo Young-nam said, Thanks to Lee Ik-gyun with low-register voice and feminine singer Jo Jeong-min, vocal sounds of the concert have turned into enriched, more than ever.

At a local radio prove in 2009, Jo Young-nam, Lee Jang-hee, Song Chang-sik, Yoon Hyung-ju and Kim Se-hwan, who were the C`est Si Bon members, accrued all in combination for the primary time in 40 years. Kim said, whilst were practicing for the concert, we have got an excellent teamwork as though we separated just yesterday. As now Lee, the original member of the band, joined the concert, I wish six of us all may just function on the stage at some point in the future.

Im no longer a certified singer like other members. However, on each occasion C`est Si Bon members want me, I can remain with them as we did at that time, said Lee. The concert can be staged at 3 PM and seven PM on Sep. 26 and at 2 PM and six PM on Sep. 27. The price tag costs variety from 88,000 to 165,000 (approx. USD 141.9). For more information, touch 1544-1555.

Korean Rock Band YB To Hold 20th Anniversary Concert

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Korean Rock Band YB To Hold 20th Anniversary Concert

(Photo : Facebook) Celebrating their 20th anniversary, Korean rock band YB will hold a special concert for their fans.

The band (also referred to as Yoonband or Yoon Do Hyun Band)rose in popularity during the 2002 World Cup, which was co-hosted by South Korea and Japan, for their soccer anthem "Oh Pilseung Korea." YB"s popularity continued after the band appeared on the show I Am A Singerin 2011.

YB"s 20th anniversary concert will be held from Oct. 15 to 18 at the LG Arts Center in Southern Seoul, South Korea. The title of their concert will be 20-Year-Old.

After their anniversary concert, the rock band will tour nine cities around South Korea, including Daegu, Busan, and Changwon until the end of the year.

The rock band YB consists Yoon Do Hyun, Heojun, Kim Jin Won, Park Tae Hee, and Scott Hellowell. The rock band is known for their explosive and dynamic live performances. They are influenced by classic rock groups with added modern elements. The group also combines their music with contemporary Korean cultural identity.

YB Band; "Oh Pilseung Korea"

Taya of SOREA band reveals cool Korean traditional drum performance remixed with Flo Rida"s "GDFR"

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Taya of SOREA band reveals cool Korean traditional drum performance remixed with Flo Rida

Taya of SOREA Band is gaining attention after her "Janggu" performance!

Janggu is a Korean traditional drum, and she played a "GDFR Janggu Remix", remixing Flo Rida"s "GDFR" to match her drum playing. Because of how the janggu works, she can dance and perform the instrument at the same tie.

"GDFR" is the group"s 9th song in their "Infinite Challenge of SOREA" where they show the possibilities of Korean traditional music. Check out the video above!

Korean Band Rocks Out in Mashup of AOA’s “Like a Cat” and Ariana Grande’s “Problem”

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Korean Band Rocks Out in Mashup of AOA’s “Like a Cat” and Ariana Grande’s “Problem”

A great cover or mashup can make you love a song(s) even more. AND make you wish the artist releases the mashup/cover in an official digital single. That is what the rockin mashup of AOAs Like a Cat and Ariana Grandes Problem by a Korean band named DEHIGHT (DHAIT) makes me want to petition for.

This four-member pop rock band is composed of vocalist Lee Han Yeol, guitarist and leader Song Seung Won, Jun Chang Gi on bass, and Choi Sung Han on drums. They hail from the cities of Dongducheon and Uijeongbu in the Gyeonggi Province of South Korea. Within five years, they have performed over 100 times for the public, and they released their first official single in July of last year titled Farewell Frequency. They have since released two other singles.

DEHIGHT is well-known for their covers and I can definitely tell why. Check out the AOA x Ariana Grande mashup below:

You can visit their Facebook here.

South Korean Boy Band CNBLUE Bagged ‘Asia Best Group’ at '2015 iQiyi Night Awards Ceremony' in China

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CNBLUE has been awarded with ‘Asia Best Group’ award!

On December 6, the 2015 iQiyi Night awards ceremony opened up in Beijing, China. Earlier, it was reported that CNBLUE was the only Korean artist to participate in this ceremony, and they ended up receiving the ‘Best Group’ award.

iQiyi is known as a professional video service provider established by China’s biggest portal site, Baidu. This year, it hosted the very first awards ceremony for movies, dramas, music, variety, and more for countries throughout Asia.

During the group’s acceptance speech, leader Jung Yong Hwa expressed, “Thank you, iQiyi. We built up many memories in China this year through concerts and such, and we hope to make even more memories in 2015.”

Additionally, CNBLUE graced the ending stage with a performance of “I’m Sorry” and “Can’t Stop.”cnblue 2 cnblue 3

South Korean Indie Band “10cm” Drops Third Album, "3.0" On November 19th

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South Korean Indie Band “10cm” Drops Third Album,

South Korean indie band “10cm” walked softly into fans’ heart with their third album, “3.0” and a music video for title song, "Missing You"!

The album includes humorously titled tracks such as "3rd Album Burdens" and "Why Do Women Always Get Upset" - doing what the indie band does best, making tunes with just the simple experiences in life by adding just a pinch of acoustics and a dash of harmonious vocals. With this album, 10cm transforms into story tellers as they narrate their simple daily lives.

Check out the full playlist for 10cm"s "3.0" album below, and the MV for the title track "Missing You" above!

Whether South Korean boy band Super Junior is coming back?

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Whether South Korean boy band Super Junior is coming back?

As the new Super Junior’s image was posted, Super Junior’s fans have  raised the question if their idols are coming back.

The picture was posted via Shindong’s SNS on October 10th with a simple caption “#MV”. The viewers are impressed by the artistic in the image, where Super Junior’s members are holding a drum stick between their fingers.

It is reported that Super Junior is preparing for their 7th album titled “MAMACITA”, which will be released by the end of October.

Album Review: Korean Indie Rock Band The Solutions Expand Their Sphere Of Influences On 'Movements'

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Album Review: Korean Indie Rock Band The Solutions Expand Their Sphere Of Influences On 'Movements'

(Photo : Tumblr Image ) (Photo : Tumblr Image ) The Solutions are a Seoul-based duo comprised of Park Sol on lead vocals and Naru on lead guitar and backup vocals. Both members have been active in the South Korean indie music scene for several years.

The Solutions joined forces back in early 2012 and released their debut album on Happy Robot Records, self-titled, "The Solutions," later that same year.

The album earned them the Rookie Of The Year honors at the 2012 Mint Paper Awards and a respectable following. Since then, the band has continued to crank out songs with addictive beats, which are worth taking a listen to.

Earlier this month, the group released their second album titled, "Movements" and a music video to accompany the title track. "Movements" showcases a unique blending of several musical influences aside from the ones the band has already been associated with.

Big names in rock, like Joy Division and Coldplay, have been used to compare The Solutions" musical style, which I can definitely hear in the way they layer upon guitar sounds. This process adds a rich and rhythmic texture to the music that is similar too much of Coldplay"s music.

The Joy Division element to their songs can also be heard in the performance style of Sol, who showcases an amazing range and vocal dexterity in his singing. Thankfully, he is able to reach those high notes in "Movements" without sounding too whiny.

In the, "Movements" track in particular, the song sounds more like an excellent blending of alternative rock groups such as Peace and All American Rejects.

The song keeps a consistent and upbeat tempo throughout the entire song, which is very similar to "Bloodshake," performed by the English rock quartet, Peace. There are a few fadeouts here and there where Naru chimes in with his solo lines, but for the most part, the song has little downtime. And that"s the way I like it.

The track also has an opening snare drum effect (played by Naru), along with the guitar layers, which pulsates throughout the entire song and helps in keeping a steady pace. This, along with upbeat hooks ("Movements" is chalk full of them) reminiscent of American Reject"s, "Move Along," assists in making the whole song a danceable number.

The Solutions seem to be compared against everything from American alternative rock to Japanese groups such as, "The Hiatus" and "Art-School". But when asking the band directly what they felt their musical style and influence drew from, they point a specific time and place

In the past, the pair has described their music as "reinterpreting the British-American music of the 90s and the 2000"s."

This can definitely be heard in the fast paced beats of "Movements," which also has a certain melodic quality that I don"t seem to hear very often anymore.

The Solutions have also named Radiohead and New Order (the new group formed by the remaining Joy Division members after the 1980 suicide of frontman Ian Curtis) as groups they are influenced by. The duo seems to look up to that very presence.

Particularly for a two-man band, those are some mighty big shoes to fill

Listen to the album "Movements" by South Korean indie rock band The Solutions RIGHT HERE

Rehnuma Majid is a recent college graduate, artist, radio DJ, promoter and avid rock climber. Culture, advocacy and pie are her passions.

K-Pop Covers: Korean Funk Band Black Butterfly Put Their Stamp On The 1973 War Classic 'Me And Baby Brother'

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K-Pop Covers: Korean Funk Band Black Butterfly Put Their Stamp On The 1973 War Classic 'Me And Baby Brother'

South Korea is not a country typically associated with classic 1970s funk.

Yet, the chart-topping Korean funk band from that era known as Black Butterfly proves this is a mistake.

With shades of psychedelic and island grooves, Black Butterfly"s 1974 cover of the War classic "Me And Baby Brother," roughly translated to "That Girl," shows the band can funk it with the best of them. But the measure of any cover is what the new act brings to the table.

In the case of Black Butterfly"s "Me And Baby Brother," there are a considerable amount of new ingredients in the stew.

Where the War version offers up the percussion-fueled, backbeat heavy sound that the group was legendary for, Black Butterfly"s cover has traces of Cumbia rhythms, Australian funk grooves like those laid down by former heavy hitters from down under Cymande and a New Orleans funk sound a la The Meters.

The overall effect of the Black Butterfly version is both lighter and more feral at the same time.

Where the War rhythm section barrels ahead like a bullet train, there is a loose feeling in the sound of the drummer, bassist and organist of Black Butterfly that makes it more organic and less restrained.

The way these three musicians land so light on their feet is reminiscent of krautrock bands like Can and Faust.

And can we talk about the guitar playing for a second?

Though clearly too low in the mix, this six stringer is a beast, adding the perfect punctuation between the vocal statements and organ wails.

Perhaps the greatest sin in Black Butterfly"s "Me And Baby Brother" is a fade that cuts the axeman"s soaring solo off just when it was really opening up the sky.

Always leave them wanting more.

Listen to Black Butterfly"s 1974 cover of "Me And Baby Brother" by War entitled "That Girl" RIGHT HERE

Yoon Do Hyun Band Becomes The 1st Korean Band To Make Main Page Of Overseas Rock Mags

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Yoon Do Hyun Band Becomes The 1st Korean Band To Make Main Page Of Overseas Rock Mags (Photo : Kerrang, Dee Company) Yoon Do Hyun Band released their global single "Cigarette Girl" and has entered the US and UK markets. Their 2nd video has been unveiled.

YG"s 2nd video was revealed for the first time through the websites for UK"s leading heavy metal and rock magazine "Kerrang!" and America"s rock magazine "Revolver." THe video was a live acoustic version of their song "Cigarette Girl." As soon as the video was released, it took the main page of "Kerrang!"

The song was rearranged to include Heo Joon and Yoon Do Hyun"s guitar playing, Yoon Do Hyun"s vocals, and harmonica playing. This new acoustic live version of "Cigarette Girl" differs greatly from the dynamic and explosive sound that the original song has. Instead, Yoon Do Hyun"s emotional vocals blend with rhythmical instruments to highlight the band"s different charm.

The band introduced their first global single "Cigarette Girl" in February. They decided to first reveal and promote their music video through UK"s magazine "Total Rock" and American magazine "Revolver." The first version showcased the band"s passionate performance and strong image.

Thereafter in March, YG performed at the 2014 SXSW in Austin, Texas, as well as for their solo concerts in Atlanta, Dallas, and Los Angeles. They were met with praise from many parties in the music industry.

At SXSW YB was invited to perform at the "TKO Showcase," which is conducted by America"s best rock and metal tour agency. YG performed "Fuel," "Doors," and even a collaborative stage with RObby Krieger. YG received many offers from various tour agencies, including TKO.

The band was also interviewed by, Vents Magazine, Music Muso, Umusician, and other leading music magazines. They were also pointed out by Kerrang, Revolver, and Total Look, being introduced as one of the rising bands to look out for. Not only that, they also appeared on Austin Poop Radio, The Marc Berman Radio Show, and other popular radio programs, where they were interviewed once again. YB"s been interviewed via various methods, and is letting their music ring loudly onstage and over the radio.

YB"s new side shines ever so brightly in their acoustic live version of "Cigarette Girl." The video can be watched on and YB will be greeting their fans with a global full length album this summer