Big Bang leaves a Bang in Manila

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As a fan, I have always wished to see Big Bang perform live in my home country. I am a Big Bang fan for the good part of my KPOP fandom. Big Bang was actually one the groups that got me hooked into KPOP. For years, I have wished for them to hold a concert in my country and after two successful tours without them coming here, they finally did last October 24. Big Bang Alive Tour 2012 was held at the Mall of Asia Arena in a sold out concert that left fans talking about it for years to come.

World Class Act

Big Bang; composed of G-Dragon, Taeyang, Seungri, T.O.P, and Daesung, is a KPOP group formed in 2006 by YG Entertainment. The group is known for their urban originated music and fashion style. Big Bang embarked on their first world tour this year with their Alive Tour visiting twenty five cities in sixteen countries. At the 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards, Big Bang won the inaugural “Best Worldwide Act”  in the Asia and the Pacific Region besting famous acts such as Gotye and Sia.

Big Bang in Manila

Although October 24 fell on a weekday, fans still filled the Mall of Asia arena in one of the most awaited KPOP act to perform in the country. The arena was jam packed and the fans truly prepared for the concert with some even coming with their best Big Bang fashion style. Glow stick is a must so fans prepared in advanced to buy the signature crown lightsticks worth almost 2,000 pesos. Nonetheless, fans on the budget get to buy yellow lightsticks as cheap as 200 pesos and Samsung gave away Blue lightsticks for free. So there’s a guarantee that anyone who comes in the concert will be a part of it somehow someway.

The concert was sponsored by Samsung mobile and two led screens were placed for the fans to enjoy the concert more. Big Bang opened the concert in a futuristic concept coming out of pods. They performed their famous songs from beginning with “Blue” and ending with “Fantastic Baby”. The concert lasted for an incredible two hours. Old fans would enjoy all of their old songs such as “How Gee”, “Number 1”, “Lies”, and “Haru Haru”.

Unforgettable Experience

If you’re a fan, this concert would be unforgettable no doubt. If you’re fairly new, you’re bound to get hooked for a long time. Big Bang is charismatic as they’ve been ever before. They can bring the house down like no other. Not every group can perform for two straight hours without leaving the crowd dull. Big Bang got the crowd crazy from the get-go and left the arena still leaving the fans in awe. Nonetheless, Big Bang promised to comeback in the country and the fans surely will anticipate their return.

Big Bang unleashes ‘Blue’

Big Bang has now unleashed the MV for their upcoming single ‘Blue’ off their 5th Album. As always, Big Bang never fail to surprise us. After weeks of teaser I can’t believe I’m saying this but they’re finally here. It was almost a year since they last released a single and now they’re back. The song is typical of Big Bang but that’s what I like most about it.

Big Bang will release the album by the end of the month and that would probably mean a comeback. I can’t wait to see them back every week.

 

BIG BANG IS SO BACK!

I can’t explain the excitement I have right now. Big Bang is finally back!

Watch their Big Show 2011 now! + the MV after

THE MV For TONIGHT!

OH MY GOD. I missed big bang a lot. I can’t believe they are really back. Sorry for such short post. Hope you enjoy

Big Bang is back!

After a long 2 year hiatus. We can finally say Big Bang is back finally. I know this is kind delayed but YGLIFE has released the track listing for their fourth mini album

01. Intro (Thank You & You)
Lyrics by: G-Dragon
Composed by: G-Dragon, Choice 37
Arranged by: Choice 37

02. Hands Up
Lyrics by: G-Dragon, rap by T.O.P
Composed by: G-Dragon, E. Knock
Arranged by: E. Knock

★ 03. Tonight (Title Track)
Lyrics by: G-Dragon, rap by T.O.P
Composed by: G-Dragon, E. Knock
Arranged by: Choi Pil Gang

04. Somebody to Love
Lyrics by: G-Dragon, rap by T.O.P
Composed by: G-Dragon, Ham Seung Chun, Kang Ook Gin
Arranged by: Ham Seung Chun, Kang Ook Gin

05. What is Right
Lyrics by: G-Dragon, rap by T.O.P
Composed by: G-Dragon, D.J Murf, Peejay
Arranged by: D.J Murf, Peejay

06. Cafe
Lyrics by: G-Dragon, rap by T.O.P
Composed by: G-Dragon, D.J Murf, Peejay
Arranged by: D.J Murf, Peejay

Tonight will be the title track for the album. I’m so excited to hear just a preview but I guess we will have to wait a week for it.

Here’s a taste of Big Bang for you guys.

A little dose of KPOP

2 More Days before this site’s anniversary

So, I realized that I forgot to post GD and TOP’s comeback song Don’t Go Home which they debuted last week on Inkigayo. Here’s this week’s performance of the song.

This is my current favorite song. It has that old school new school kick into it. I’m a guy and I’m not afraid to say that GD is absolutely gorgeous.

As a bonus for all those long hiatus this site had. Here’s a dose of Seungri’s What Can I do which is my second favorite song today.

JPOP Fandom unleashed!

Before reading this post. Please be aware that the things below will mostly contain Arashi songs. Thanks

So between H!P, JPOP (meaning artists out of H!P), and KPOP. I spent the lesser time lately in JPOP. I haven’t been listening to this for quite some time now. Especially Arashi. I missed them. They are like my all time favorite Boy band in the whole wide world. Better than Big Bang, Shinee, Westlife, and Backstreet Boys.

To start thing of. Here’s Arashi performing their song Subarashiki Sekai live.

This song has been on my head since the start of the week. This triggered my return to JPOP after a few months of Hiatus. I haven’t been listening to a lot of JPOP since the beginning of July this year.

So not many people know about this. But way way back, when Arashi was just starting their 20 #1 singles. There was a plan to release a PV for their song Subarashiki Sekai.

Well it didn’t worked out. JE decided not to release it. I think they favored to release Sakura Sake than Subarashiki Sekai. So the song ended up to be a track in ther ONE album.

Here’s another ballad from Arashi. SIRIUS is one of my favorite ballad songs from Arashi. It’s nice to listen to like most of their ballad songs.

Las one from Arashi. Here’s one of my favorite songs from them. Kitto Daijobu.

Okay so moving on to the non-Arashi artists. Here’s Ai Otsuka with her song, my personal favorite, Daisuki da yo

So good news for Ai Otsuka fans (it’s good for me). She’s finally pregnant with her musician husband from that band that I have no idea who. Yes she’ll be out for quite some time. Her baby is due on April 2011]

Okay so next is not too JPOP but you can consider this as Jpop I guess? So Shoujou Jidai (SNSD) has recently released their song Genie in Japan.

It ranked number 4 on the oricon charts in its first week. Beating out AKB48 sub-group French Kiss who only ranked number 5.

I actually feel good at the same time not for them. I feel good because that means SNSD is a success in Japan like most of the korean groups who promoted in Japan. But I feel sad because if they’re success continue, it will take some time before they return with a new song in Korea. Just like what happened to Big Bang. And if I’m not mistaken, I’ve read somewhere that they will release their next single come October or November. And that song is none other than Gee. Yes the girls will bring the Gee wave to Japan as well.

In some sad news. The Music Hour otherwise known as UTABAN has ended its 14 year run in television yesterday. The finales aired yesterday with a 3 hour special. Memorable artist appeared on the show to say farewell such as SPEED and the old Morning Musume. Ohno Satoshi from Arashi appeared as well on the show.

source: http://www.tokyohive.com/2010/09/the-music-hour-formerly-utaban-ends-its-14-year-history/

Well I guess that ends my JPOP fandom rant for this week. Tune in tonight for some KPOP action only here on JKMUSICPH

Versions: Acoustics

Okay so in case you didn’t know. If I’m not in to JPOP/KPOP, my favorite kind of music would normally acoustic songs. Such as John Mayer (who will be in the Philippines on October 1). So I was browsing the net in search of nice KPOP/JPOP covers in acoustic. Well the only success I had was with KPOP so let’s start things of with it.

So with the first part of versions tonight. Here’s Acoustics

One of the most popular solo artist in Korea today is IU. Yep to be honest she’s one of my favorite. She has a lot of acoustic covers from KPOP to English songs.

Here’s one sample. It’s a cover of Tamia’s Officially Missing You by IU

Lovely isn’t it. I really liked her version. It’s more soothing to the ears.

Now here’s a cover of SNSD’s Gee, Big Bang’s Lies, and Super Juniors Sorry Sorry.

Now here’s SNSD and Super Junior doing Way Back Into Love

Okay. So still without success with JPOP. But I found a nice acoustic cover of Arashi’s Wish. No Vocals but still great I guess.

Well that’s all I found tonight. Tune in for tomorrow as I show you another Versions. Tomorrow’s episode will be all about youtube stars who cover Hello! Project songs