In Asia, K-Pop guiding lights BIGBANG have ruled the continent, their World Tour, presented by Samsung Galaxy, has been an instantaneous sellout from Singapore to Taiwan and if you give their current EP Alive (which isn't) just one listen you will be as baffled at the appeal of G-Dragon, T.O.P, Taeyang, Daesung and Seungri, as I am.
Or perhaps that's not entirely accurate.
This is boyband r&b as written since NSYNC and Backstreet Boys roamed the earth. All close harmonies, finger snapping, falsetto, pop songs. Catchy? To a limited degree. Similar to the K-POp anti-irony movement? Not really. But if your taste goes towards the world of pop music even slightly, it is a huge concert. An opportunity to catch Western through a glass darkly.
This is all highly polished (By G-Dragon) pop veneer. On a song like "Fantastic Baby", BIGBANG do the difficult, they whittle modern dance music down to its parts. It is neither good nor bad, it is like Ground Zero building blocks for how Dance is manufactured.
BIGBANGs November 9th gig at Prudential Center sold out immediately. I forgot to buy a tix but remembered within an hour and it was already sold out. They added November 8th and I didn't make the same twice. If you give a damn about not rock, indie, hip hop but POP: the charts, the stuff that still sells, this is a must see.
at the top of the singles charts and at the top of the movie box office
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – November 1978 (Volume 10, Number 6)
I’m not taking the band QUITE as seriously as I once did
Rocky Kramer’s Rock & Roll Tuesdays Presents “Rocktober” On Tuesday October 4th, 2022 7 PM PT on Twitch
Rocky Kramer will be hosting “Rocktober” on this week’s episode of Rocky Kramer’s Rock & Roll Tuesdays on Twitch. Tune into Twitch on Tuesday, October 4th, at 7 PM PT for this amazing show. Rocky Kramer is a guitar virtuoso, often being compared to the greatest guitar players in the world. Rocky has performed on…
“In these shows I’ve got some stories to sing, and some songs to tell…”
heavy metal all killa
a scary 87K EAUs
don’t let her father distract you
his sonic landscape largely exceeds his simple roots in folk
The globally streamed 6 hour concert presented by Fenix360 and WOWtv for the “Let Me Help Inc.org Foundation” (a 501c3 charity) for “Children of the World”, Saturday, October 1st, 2022, Reviewed
between the needs of charity, the needs of empathy