Media says Kris is flopping in China, netizens rejoice, and both are delusional


Former EXO member Kris is apparently getting blacklisted in China cause he was a disloyal ingrate and China fears losing business with Korea, this according to a report out of Korea from Sports Donga via an anonymous source. Article: ‘EXO Runaway’ Kris, even Chinese agencies are wary of him Source: Sports Donga via Naver Article talks about how Chinese agencies ... Read More »

Indie Focus: Unchained’s ‘Thorn’ is a bold and convincing debut album


Unchained is a Busan-based rock band that has been around for quite a while, releasing EPs and singles here and there, yet I had never heard of them before. Their last EP was in 2005, and they’ve been relatively quiet ever since. So their recently released full-length album, ‘Thorn‘, really came out of the blue — but at full force. ... Read More »

Pop Goes The Music: Crucial Star – “Paris”


Your random reminder that the whole of Korean and Japanese music is more than just the summation of idol tracks. Crucial Star has released the music video for “Paris“, and I’m guessing he likes the city a tad. Surprised he’s not more popular yet, especially since I figured his style of “soft” rap would go over better with the general ... Read More »