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Eyelike: Joy Williams, Neil Young + Promise of the Real, Pete Rock

Joy Williams goes solo and bares soulJoy Williams “Venus” (Sensibility/Columbia)Nearly 20 minutes into “Venus,” an acoustic guitar emerges from the computer clamor that fills most of the album. Th...

Updated : 2015.07.03 20:52

Nine Muses jumps into heated summer girl group scene with heavy club beats

The leggy, statuesque eight-member group Nine Muses has made a comeback with a special summer album, “9 Muses S/S Edition,” jumping into the heated summer K-pop scene a mere few days after fellow gi...

Updated : 2015.07.03 14:08

EXO’s ‘Call Me Baby’ most watched K-pop video in the first half

EXO. (SM Entertainment)South Korean mega-idol group EXO’s “Call Me Baby” was the most watched K-pop music video in the first half of 2015 on YouTube. “Call Me Baby,” the title song of EXO’s seco...

Updated : 2015.07.02 20:56

Girls’ Generation to return

K-pop girl group Girls’ Generation will make a much-awaited return to the music scene on July 7. The upcoming single “Party” will be released at 10 p.m. on July 7 through major music sites. After releasing the single, the eight-member group will drop a full-length album containing track...

Updated : 2015.06.30 21:13

Seoul Philharmonic gets new chief amid lingering bitterness

A former top banking executive was appointed chief executive of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra on Tuesday, amid lingering troubles at the country’s finest ensemble after the scandalous departure la...

Updated : 2015.06.30 17:12

Daegu musical fest rolls out hard-to-find works

DAEGU -- From an out-of-this-world space musical set on a forbidden planet to the skin-crawling murder mystery of a serial killer, the ongoing Daegu International Musical Festival features a wide rang...

Updated : 2015.06.30 17:08

BTOB returns with first full album, musical maturity

Seven-member boy group BTOB dropped their first full-length Korean album, “Complete,” on Monday. The title track, “It’s Okay,” is a heartfelt R&B ballad that seeks to comfort weary hearts, and to...

Updated : 2015.06.30 16:59

2PM's strength in unity shines at 'House Party' concert

Boy band 2PM celebrated eight years together with their fans at two “House Party” concerts at the Olympic Park Gymnastics Arena on Saturday and Sunday in Seoul. Kicking off the performance with a re...

Updated : 2015.06.29 18:47

From jazz to gugak

Until recently, traditional Korean music, or gugak, had never been something close to the heart of Seoul-born, Paris-honed jazz vocalist Nah Youn-sun.Born to a conductor father and a musical actress m...

Updated : 2015.06.26 17:56

BoA to mark 15 years with concert at Sejong Center

 BoA will become the first female idol star to have a solo concert at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, according to her agency SM Entertainment on Wednesday. The singer will be performing ...

Updated : 2015.06.25 11:59

Wonder Girls confirm comeback as band

 JYP Entertainment confirmed Wednesday that the Wonder Girls are preparing to return to the stage. The girl group, which debuted in 2007 and rapidly rose to fame through dance hits including “Tell ...

Updated : 2015.06.25 11:54

AOA goes sporty for summer on third EP

 AOA’s Jimin, Choa, Hyejeong, Seolhyun, Mina, Yuna and Chanmi are back as lacrosse players for their third EP, “Heart Attack,” dressed in sporty blue and yellow outfits for the stage.  Monday the...

Updated : 2015.06.23 14:07

[Herald Interview] Jane Jang eager to dive back into the limelight with ‘Liquid’

Singer-songwriter Jane Jang spent three years away from the public eye fighting a creeping paralysis resulting from a neurological condition called dystonia.Although it must have been a difficult peri...

Updated : 2015.06.21 15:39

[Herald Interview] Dasol Kim talks first album release honoring Schumann

Internationally praised for his refined artistry and classical reinterpretations, pianist Dasol Kim has finally released his debut studio album, “Dasol Kim Plays Schumann,” paying personal homage to...

Updated : 2015.06.18 19:51

[Herald Interview] Hong Dae-kwang tries out more commercial feel on ‘With You’

Singer-songwriter Hong Dae-kwang rose to fame through the TV star discovery program “Superstar K4,” but that wasn’t his first experience performing for the public. On the show, he created buzz by t...

Updated : 2015.06.18 19:47