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Girl Band Member to Cycle for Reunification

Girl Band Member to Cycle for Reunification

Heo Young-joo, a 22-year-old student at Sungkyunkwan University and member of girl group The SeeYa, is one of many young people who joined a cycling relay dubbed “One Korea, New Eurasia”.

The relay, hosted by the Chosun Ilbo to promote Korean reunification, takes participants on a 15,000 km journey that starts in Berlin on Sept. 13. They will cycle from through Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and China. Heo will be with the team for nine days to complete the 751 km route from Berlin to Warsaw....

SM Entertainment and indie band Red Velvet reach agreement about name use

SM Entertainment and indie band Red Velvet reach agreement about name use

SM Entertainment and indie band Red Velvet have reached an agreement concerning the use of the same name for the major agency”s upcoming four-member girl group.

 

The two parties have now come out with official statements regarding the matter and have ultimately decided to continue as is and promote with the same name. Ha Hwi Soo of the indie band Red Velvet told Star News, “[After meeting personally with a head at SM], we”ve concluded that we”ll promote with the same name. From now onward, neither will interfere with the use of the name Red Velvet.”...

SM Entertainment releases statement upon their new girl group and an indie band sharing the same name Red Velvet

SM Entertainment releases statement upon their new girl group and an indie band sharing the same name Red Velvet

Both sides agreed that they will use the same name Red Velvet from now on.

Previously it was reported that an indie band voiced out their opinion against SM Entertainment that their new girl group has the same name as their band which is Red Velvet, and also since the indie band has been around since 2013 in Hongdae area, they expressed their frustration by saying that the agency didn”t put in any consideration in choosing the group”s name, which led this misunderstanding....

SM’s Red Velvet Runs Into Name Trouble With Indie Band Red Velvet, Agreement Reached

SM’s Red Velvet Runs Into Name Trouble With Indie Band Red Velvet, Agreement Reached

Red Velvet, SM’s first new girl group in two years, has hit controversy ahead of the release of their debut single. It turns out Red Velvet is also the name of an indie band based around Hongik University that started performing in 2013.

Ha Hee Soo, a member of the indie band Red Velvet, posted online, “We released a single last year, performed at Hongik University, and we’re currently preparing for our next album. It took us off guard, hearing that there would be a girl group debuting with the same name.” Ha Hee Soo said, “It’s not like SM wouldn’t have searched the name before they decided to use it,” expressing the band’s disappointment. The band’s digital single “The Day After You Left” was listed on the various music sites. ...

Boy Band Idols Enthrall Audiences in Musicals

Boy Band Idols Enthrall Audiences in Musicals

Kim Jun-su (left) and Jo Kwon

Two boy band members are proving that they can make it big in musicals. Fans have lauded performances by Kim Jun-su of JYJ, who appears in the dark tragedy “Dracula”, and Jo Kwon of 2AM, who appears in the bubbly comedy “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert”.

◆ Kim Jun-su

Kim plays the lead role of Count Dracula in the musical and makes the most of his singing skills and voice. His uniquely hoarse voice has proved well-suited to Dracula”s gloomy personality. ...

Whether South Korean boy band Super Junior is coming back?

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....

Super Junior-M’s Henry Becomes a One-Man Band and Gives Cho Yong Pil’s “Bounce” a Spin

Super Junior-M’s Henry Becomes a One-Man Band and Gives Cho Yong Pil’s “Bounce” a Spin

Super Junior-M‘s Henry showed off his musical talent by becoming a one-man band in the latest video released by the mobile contents platform service, Daum Storyball.

In the fifth episode of “Henry’s Real Music : You, Fantastic,” Henry gave Cho Yong Pil‘s 2013 hit song “Bounce” his own spin.

Through the use of the “Loop Station” technique, Henry was able to give the melody of “Bounce” a different feel by introducing various sounds from a shattering wine glass to the percussion box and even his own beat box. Towards the end of the 3-minute video, Henry also sang the refrain part of the song, completing his rendition of Cho Yong Pil’s “Bounce.” ...

YG Entertainment’s Unique Unicorn Boy Band Uniq

YG Entertainment’s Unique Unicorn Boy Band Uniq

YG Entertainment’s Unique Unicorn Boy Band Uniq Written by Gaya On September 19, 2014

K-pop fans were in a tizzy in late August when an official release, announcing YG Family’s Power upcoming concert in Beijing, included a new word for our vocabulary: UNIQ.

Once an image of said release was made available online, discussion started on just what this mystical new four-letter word meant. The spelling and all-caps immediately made it obvious that it was a group name — but for which group? The possibilities considered were: ...

Boy band Buzz on way back

Boy band Buzz on way back

Boy band Buzz, which enjoyed popularity in the early 2000s, will come back to the music scene after an eight-year hiatus.

It has been reported that the group will use the same name, although its agency has changed.

“The former agency had a right to the name “Buzz”, and it naturally [heard] requests from fans and the members that they want the group to continue using the same name”, said the band”s new agency, Santa Music, yesterday in a press release. ...

Indie band Play the Siren releases "Dream Drive" MV making-of clip with f(x)"s Luna!

Indie band Play the Siren releases "Dream Drive" MV making-of clip with f(x)"s Luna!

Indie band Play the Siren has released a making-of MV for “Dream Drive“!
As the MV featured f(x)“s Luna, you can also see her in the making-of film, monitoring how the MV is going.

The song is described as an “addictive and powerful EDM sound with a pop melody… Luna”s vocals play a vitamin-like role in the song.” Play the Siren is a five-member group that has received long training under SM Entertainment“s indie label subsidiary BALJUNSO.
Check out the video above!...