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K-Pop Starter Kit: 7 Songs for the K-Curious
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K-Pop Starter Kit: 7 Songs for the K-Curious

November 5, 2014
Back in the mid-2000s when Korea was carefully crafting its second generation idols and laying the ground work for the spread of Hallyu (Korean wave) worldwide, no one would have imagined that an artist...
Our 5 Best Musical Discoveries from CMJ 2014
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Our 5 Best Musical Discoveries from CMJ 2014

Last week, we hit up CMJ Music Marathon 2014 in search of new musical discoveries scattered among the 1,300 artists playing the annual New York City festival. Intrepid journalists that we are, we...
Rebel Rebel: 5 K-pop Acts that Won’t Conform
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Rebel Rebel: 5 K-pop Acts that Won’t Conform

It’s not every day that a guy dancing around on a fake horse makes headlines, but that’s precisely what Psy did with his “Gangnam Style.” Most of the 2 billion people that watched the music video didn’t...
The Only 5 Acts You Need to See at CMJ
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The Only 5 Acts You Need to See at CMJ

How many bands are playing CMJ? Like, a lot, okay? If you'll be attending the annual New York City music conference next, your options are overwhelming. If we gave you a list of all the bands that you could want to see on any given night you'd probably...
Chile Wave: 6 Chilean Artists Headed Your Way
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Chile Wave: 6 Chilean Artists Headed Your Way

Chile has always been a hotbed for great rock and roll, folk and nueva canción, but in the last decade pop — the shiny, synth-filled, dance floor-ready kind — has been dominating the landscape. Acts like...