Pop rock and indie

This looks fun: separate from the UK round of the K-pop World Festival that was held earlier this summer, the Kingston-based organisation Korea British Cultural Exchange (KBCE) is organising a UK-specific national competition for K-pop dance and vocal covers. The finals will be held in Kingston at the end of October. K-Pop UK National Competition […]

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The Garden of the Forking Paths: Difference and Repetition in BTS “Epiphany”

by Colette Balmain 21 August 2018
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Dr Colette Balmain examines the BTS comeback trailer for Love Yourself 結 Answer: “Epiphany” is the comeback trailer for BTS’ last entry in the LOVE YOURSELF Series: Love Yourself 結 Answer. LOVE YOURSELF is a transmedia and multimedia project involving the expansion of the BTS Universe through the construction of a metafictional storyworld established by Music […]

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ZICO – King of the Zungle Tour comes to London

by Events Editor 20 August 2018
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ZICO returns to London in September. Tickets go on sale 22 August. ZICO – King of the Zungle Tour Friday 28 September 2018 – 6.30pm O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire | Shepherd’s Bush Green | London W12 8TT Buy tickets Keywords: Musicians: ZICO Other tags: London K-pop gigs

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BIGONE @ The Fiddler’s Elbow

by Events Editor 15 August 2018
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Kim Daeil aka Bigone will be at the intimate Fidler’s Elbow at the end of this month – up against the horror movie Gonjiam. The structure of these events is always a bit of a mystery to me, with doors opening (maybe only for some) at 5pm. There are no clues online as to what […]

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Gray, Loco, Woo Won Jae, DJ Pumkin in London

by Events Editor 1 July 2018
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Another live gig at the Troxy: Gray, Loco, Woo Won Jae, DJ Pumkin Saturday 21 July 2018, 7pm Troxy | 490 Commercial Road | London E1 0HX | Buy tickets Check for updates on the event’s Facebook page Cult of Ya is proud to present AOMG megastars Gray and Loco in London, supported by Woo […]

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2018 K-Pop World Festival: UK Regional Round

by Events Editor 24 June 2018
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Come and support the UK entrants for the K-Pop World Festival performing a range of K-pop cover acts. Separate from this competition, there’s also a UK specific competition with a grand final in Kingston in October this year. 2018 K-Pop World Festival: UK Regional Round Saturday 7 July 2018, 1:30pm – 5:30pm 229 The Venue […]

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Monsta X play the Hammersmith Apollo

by Events Editor 7 June 2018
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For those of you who didn’t manage to get tickets for BTS in October, is this a consolation? Monsta X World Tour comes to London Eventim Apollo 45 Queen Caroline Street, W6 9QH London, Sunday 17 June 2018, 8pm Tickets from £107 | Buy tickets After selling out their first European tour in 2017, South […]

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Jambinai in Robert Smith’s Meltdown

by Events Editor 6 June 2018
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It’s great that Jambinai now seem to be regular visitors here. But you’ll likely only catch them once this year, so don’t miss this chance to see them again, at the annual extremely diverse South Bank arts festival: Meltdown: Jambinai 16 Jun 2018, 7:45pm Purcell Room, South Bank Centre Tickets £15 | Booking fee: £2.50 […]

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BTS “Love Yourself” World Tour in London

by Events Editor 2 June 2018
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If you’re very lucky, you might still be able to get tickets for this, probably the biggest K-pop event in the UK this year. The website occasionally releases a few more for sale. BTS “Love Yourself” World Tour in London The O2 Arena 9 – 10 October 2018 Tickets BTS will kick off ‘LOVE YOURSELF’ […]

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Artistry, Creativity & Emotionality: Choreographies of the self in “Fake Love”

by Colette Balmain 31 May 2018
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Dr Colette Balmain examines the lead single from BTS’s Love Yourself 轉 Tear: “Fake Love” is the lead single from BTS’ third studio album Love Yourself 轉 Tear (they have also released three Japanese studio albums, two repackages, five EPs and two single albums to date) and follows, both temporally and thematically, the comeback trailer “Singularity” […]

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Trajectories of Meaning in “Singularity” – the BTS Comeback Trailer: Love Yourself 轉 Tear

by Colette Balmain 14 May 2018
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Dr Colette Balmain analyses the comeback trailer for BTS’s third studio album: From Serendipity to Singularity: A Universe of Meaning “Singularity” is the comeback trailer for BTS’ third studio or full length album, Love Yourself: Tear which will be released on 18th May 2018. This follows up the mini album or EP, Love Yourself: Her […]

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DTSQ, Endless Zanhyang + National Pigeon Unity at Focus Wales

by Events Editor 2 May 2018
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To catch the three Korean bands at Focus Wales, track down TŶ PAWB in Chester Street, Wrexham LL13 8BE, on 10 May, 6pm-9pm: Korean bands at Focus Wales Wrexham, 10-12 May www.focuswales.com DTSQ DTSQ is a strong cocktail with heavy shots of various genres such as blues, punk, electronic, psychedelic, jazz and pop. Formed in […]

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3rd Line Butterfly, Billy Carter, ADOY + Say Sue Me @The Great Escape, Brighton

by Events Editor 30 April 2018
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If you want to catch all four Korean bands in Brighton, your sensible plan is to visit Patterns, 10 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1TL, on Saturday 19 May from 12:15 mid-day till 3:45pm – though they all separately have other gigs too. The Great Escape Brighton, 17 – 19 May 2018 greatescapefestival.com | Buy tickets […]

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Say Sue Me + Billy Carter play Windmill Brixton

by Events Editor 29 April 2018
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Two Korean bands on their UK tour join together at the Windmill: Say Sue Me + Billy Carter Windmill Brixton | 22 Blenheim Gardens | London SW2 5BZ Wednesday 16 May 2018 at 8pm – 11pm Adv Tickets £8.00 via WeGotTickets Facebook event page Damnably presents Say Sue Me’s first solo London headline show with […]

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K Hip-hop: Penomeco, Punchnello, Millic in London

by Philip Gowman 22 April 2018
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An evening of Korean hip-hop at Scala: Cult of Ya presents Penomeco + Punchnello + Millic Sunday 13 May 2018 | 7PM: Doors | 8-10PM: Show | £30 + | Book tickets Scala | 275 Pentonville Road | Kings Cross | London N1 9NL Cult of Ya is proud to present a unique showcase of […]

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Zandari Festa showcase at Liverpool Sound City

by Events Editor 8 April 2018
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Zandari Festa are showcasing six Korean bands at Liverpool Sound City this year. Keep checking the official Sound City website for the detailed schedule, but at time of writing it looks like the showcase will be sometime on Saturday 5 May in Constellations Garden. Zandari Festa Showcase Constellations Garden | 35 – 39 Greenland Street […]

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South Club with Nam Taehyun play The Underworld

by Events Editor 31 March 2018
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A new indie band comes to town: Nam Taehyun (South Club): 1st Fanmeeting in London Fri, 20 Apr, 2018, 5:00 PM Entry Requirements: 14+. Under 16s MUST be accompanied by an adult The Underworld Camden | 174 Camden High Street | London NW1 0NE | www.theunderworldcamden.co.uk Tickets from £30.00 | Buy tickets South Club – […]

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