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BlackPink's Official Light Stick
YG Entertainment, one of the "big three" entertainment agencies of South Korea, and the home agency of popular girl group, BlackPink, revealed the group's official light stick two weeks ago.
The Three C's to Starting and Maintaining a Band
If you're reading this, more likely than not you are either starting or contemplating forming a band. Maybe this is your first time starting a band and you don't know what to expect or what to look for. Maybe you have a band already and having trouble maintaining it and keeping it organized. Well, these three things can help you find success when building and maintaining a band!
Top 10 K-Pop Summer Jams
Wow, can you believe it's almost summer? It feels like I was just shoveling snow from the driveway and now I’m battling spring allergies and, in a few weeks, facing the hot humid summers of Canada. (Yes, it gets hot here in Canada too LOL.) Summer is a time for fun, to get out and have fun with friends and family, so why not spice things up with some great music?
10 Relatable Broadway Songs
1.“Dancing Through Life” from 'Wicked' High school was either the worst years of your life or the best. If it was the best, you were probably like the singer of this song, caring more about social pursuits than stressing over academic ones, and found it easier to get along with everyone in school, rather than feeling like an outcast. If high school was worse for you, then you were probably more like Nessa or Elphaba in this song, academically brilliant or in some other way disfigured in the eyes of classmates. Teenagers, with all their raging hormones, can be awful people to each other, as well as the rest of the world. It's also easier for everything to seem dramatically either black or white, good or evil, and therefore categorize those years in a similar way. Although it's true that some people have worse experiences in high school than others, it's never as black and white as we remember it—or even how we thought of it back then. The problem is not knowing all sides of the story, unlike in a television show, where you can see the misunderstanding and miscommunication and drama heading your way before it actually hits. Still, this song is fun to sing and dance along with, whether or not it truly embodies your scholastic experience.
A Musical History: 1981
Following on from my trip down memory lane for 1980, now it's time to delve into 1981 and the gems this year produced. By this time, synth music had taken its hold and the charts were flooded with all kinds of versions, from the sleazy antics of Soft Cell to the pop antics of Adam & The Ants.
The Moment You Stop Being a Superfan
I recall, very clearly, the moment I first became a fan of a particular pop band. I won't name them in this article, but with enough research you might work out who I'm talking about.
- Top Story - June 2018
Top 10 Best One Hit Wonders of the 1950s and 1960s
With enough hard work, talent and determination, any musician can create one great song. Sometimes one hit single is all you need to make an impression that will last a lifetime. That is what these one hit wonders of the 1950s and 1960s did. Here are ten of the best from those decades.
SHINee's Back Again
Insert Minho's "SHINee's back again." In May 2008, SM Entertainment debuted a five-member group called SHINee. In 2010, after one of the most difficult years of my life, I reconnected with my best friend and she introduced me to these five men with "Ring Ding Dong" and their reality show Hello Baby. I fell in love. SHINee is the group that got me back into Korean entertainment. I've since moved to other groups, broadening my music (and fanbases), not enjoyed some of their releases, but I will always come back to SHINee.
The Road to Becoming a Musician
All of us who are musicians or are learning to play music go through the struggle: We take a really big step forward and then we get stuck.
Curren$y & Harry Fraud - 'The Marina' EP
2018 is far from over, but Curren$y has already delivered his third project this year. Spitta’s newest project, The Marina, follows up The Spring Collection and Parking Lot Music. Given his voracious appetite and relentless work ethic, there may be a lot more coming.
2018 Carolina Rebellion
The Carolina Rebellion has spent almost a decade bringing a captivating rock festival to the Charlotte, North Carolina area. This isn’t just any festival. The festival organizers put a lot of time and energy into creating three days of exhilarating fun that is almost no holds barred. Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t 3 days of profligacy. This is just a lot of fun-loving people coming together to enjoy great entertainment in all of its varying forms. In past years the festival has brought some of the biggest names in rock music. Yet, one of the nice touches about this festival is it also brings some of the rising stars, who are just on their way up. It gives these lesser known acts a chance to show what they are really made of. Some of the best performances of the festival aren’t always on the Carolina or Rebellion Stages. There is something about the festival environment that has every artist putting their "best foot forward," so to speak. It raises the par to the point that every artist is striving to give their best performance. It could almost be considered a friendly competition amongst contemporaries. Although many of these bands are friends, they are also friendly rivals. They each want to be proclaimed the best performance of the festival and leave their mark, make new fans, and in some cases make history. This year’s 2018 Carolina Rebellion didn’t disappoint. Each day brought something new and exciting and the fans were hungry for every moment of it.
Pusha T Album Cover Disrespects a Legend's Memory
If you're even just the slightest bit involved in social media then you've probably already heard about the new Pusha T album Daytona (created on Kanye West's label GOOD Music). The album consists of seven songs that include "Infrared," a diss track about Drake that has been making headlines, but that's not the only thing about this album that's been making headlines.