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[Herald Interview] Jambinai: Hybrid of tradition and avant-garde

It’s apparent that Jambinai doesn’t play music for the masses. The three-member crossover band would love to connect with a larger audience, but has no intention of heeding to the public tastes in t...

Updated : 2014.10.21 20:21

TVXQ to begin overseas concert tour in December

TVXQ performs during its Japan Live Tour 2014. (SMTOWN Facebook)Popular K-pop boy band TVXQ will make a concert tour of big cities around the world, including Seoul, this December, the band’s managem...

Updated : 2014.10.21 20:16

Epik High tops charts at home, aboard with new album

South Korean hip-hop trio Epik High swept local music charts and iTunes albums charts in seven regions with its first full-length album in two years on Tuesday.Hours after the group’s eighth studio album, “Shoebox,” was released on online music sites at home and abroad, the album’s tit...

Updated : 2014.10.21 20:15

[Herald Interview] Snarky Puppy gears up for first concert in Korea

Led by Grammy Award-winning musician and composer Michael League, fusion instrumental band Snarky Puppy is holding its first concert in Korea on Tuesday night at the Blue Square theater in Hannam-dong...

Updated : 2014.10.20 20:32

Vinyl ‘renaissance’ boosts British album sales

LONDON (AFP) ― Vinyl records are enjoying a “renaissance” in Britain, the music industry’s trade body said on Friday, with sales for the year on track for their highest result in nearly two decades.Figures from the Official Charts Company showed almost 800,000 vinyl albums have been so...

Updated : 2014.10.19 20:39

[Weekender] Changing lives through music

Nearly four decades ago, Venezuelan economist and musician Jose Antonio Abreu gathered 11 impoverished children in a parking garage in Caracas and started teaching them classical music.His notion was ...

Updated : 2014.10.17 21:44

[Weekender] Civic orchestras spread love of music

The marching band of the historical Kyungbock High School in Seoul, founded in 1921, was disbanded in 1979 after a complaint was filed that the trumpet sound coming from the window might be a disturba...

Updated : 2014.10.17 21:43

[Weekender] ‘Real fulfilment comes from being in an orchestra’

As the principal timpanist of the Seoul Philharmonic, Adrien Perruchon stands in the back row, yet provides the orchestra’s heartbeat. The large drums’ deep resonance and gratifying boom plays an es...

Updated : 2014.10.17 21:34

Eyelike:Blake Shelton the adult shines on new LP

Blake Shelton the adult shines on new LPBlake Shelton“Bringing Back The Sunshine”(Warner Nashville)Blake Shelton’s public persona -- a mix of smart-aleck whimsy and thoughtful sensitivity -- has ma...

Updated : 2014.10.17 21:05

CL to make U.S. solo debut next year

CL2NE1 member CL will make her U.S. debut as a solo artist, YG Entertainment confirmed Thursday.The rapper will perform in the U.S. in spring under the support of Scooter Braun, who has managed global...

Updated : 2014.10.17 20:46

Super Junior to release special-edition album

Super JuniorSouth Korean boy band Super Junior will unveil a special edition of its 7th full-length album “Mamacita” on online music services next week, the group’s management agency said Friday.Th...

Updated : 2014.10.17 20:45

R&B artist Bernat talks Korean success

From uploading home-recorded song covers onto YouTube to traveling around the globe and serenading thousands of fans, U.S. R&B singer-songwriter and producer Jeff Bernat has not only been recognized o...

Updated : 2014.10.16 20:26

Chris Brown leads nominees for Soul Train Awards

NEW YORK (AP) ― Chris Brown is the top nominee for the Soul Train Awards. The R&B singer racked up seven nominations, including best R&B-soul male artist and song of the year for “Loyal.” Beyonce e...

Updated : 2014.10.15 20:31

Five indie acts chosen for SXSW

Five Korean indie bands will fly to Austin, Texas, in March to take to the stages of the South by SouthWest Music Festival, according to the state-run Korea Creative Content Agency. The Barberettes, [...

Updated : 2014.10.15 20:30

Project group S returns to K-pop scene

Members of the legendary K-pop groups H.O.T and Shinhwa will return to the music scene later this month with their first album release in almost 11 years. H.O.T’s Kangta and Shinhwa’s Shin Hye-sung ...

Updated : 2014.10.14 20:39