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  • Booklist: K-pop (19 titles)
    • A review of the Korean cultural year 2019

      A review of some of the highlights and trends in the Korean cultural year, primarily in London but also with half an eye to anything we might have seen elsewhere in the UK. The review is a personal one, inevitably skewed towards the events we managed to get to. Introduction This time last year I … [Read More]

      K-Town Music Night at the Windmill, Brixton

      Wednesday, 8 January 2020 from 20:00-23:00 Windmill Brixton | 22 Blenheim Gardens | London SW2 5BZ Check for updates on the event’s Facebook page Start 2020 off right, by joining My Wave Collective in an evening of great music and socializing at the Windmill Brixton. This event is 18+ and everyone must bring a physical … [Read More]

      SuperM “We are the Future” tour at the O2 Arena

      SuperM exploded on the scene in late 2019 as the “the Avengers of K-pop”, put together by K-pop powerhouse SM Entertainment and Capitol Music Group. The group pulls talent from multiple top acts, including Taemin of SHINee, Kai and Baekhyun of EXO, Taeyong and Mark of NCT, Ten and Lucas of WayV. Their streetwise sound … [Read More]

      ONE: Prvt Only, at XOYO London

      Hip-hop artist ONE is coming to London as part of his two-stop tour in February: XOYO | 32-37 Cowper Street | Shoreditch | London EC2A 4AP Sunday 23 February 2020, 19:30 – 22:30 Tickets £25 – £95 | Get tickets Check for updates on Facebook event page 6PM: VIP doors / Photos with ONE 7PM: … [Read More]

      Seventeen: Ode To You World Tour at Wembley Arena CANCELLED

      Following the cancellation of the AB6IX Tour, Pledis Entertainment has announced the cancellation of Seventeen’s tour, again citing Coronavirus. SEVENTEEN WORLD TOUR [ODE TO YOU] 취소 관련 공지 pic.twitter.com/ZikJvtzjAr — 세븐틴(SEVENTEEN) (@pledis_17) February 9, 2020 Sunday, 8 March 2020, 6pm SSE Arena | Arena Square | Engineers Way | Wembley Park | Wembley HA9 0AA … [Read More]

      BTS: Fandom Culture in the age of New Media

      For those that can’t make it to the two-day conference in Kingston, here is some consolation. I expect this one will be popular. Book soon. BTS: Fandom Culture in the age of New Media Monday 6 January 2020, 6:30pm @ KCCUK Reservation essential via KCC website Dr. Jeeheng Lee will present a lecture at the … [Read More]

      AlphaBAT – A Story Not Told: workshop + fanmeet

      I’ve held off posting this event as it hasn’t been crystal clear what precisely it is. Even now, with less than three weeks to go, there is inconsistency between the event’s Facebook page and the ticketing website as to when it starts and what you get for your money. Alphabat: 2019 European Tour “A STORY … [Read More]

      Gig review: Kim Doo Soo at Cafe OTO

      Kim Doo Soo’s stage set-up is simple but carefully planned. The stage hand has marked out the precise place where the music stand is to be positioned, and the chair – which offers the minimum of comforts. A table to the musician’s right has some water and a surface to keep the various harmonicas; also … [Read More]