Hello, dear readers! I hope everyone is enjoying the many K-pop concerts that have been happening these past months. This month it’s all about KCON LA for me and I hope to see many ATK Magazine followers there. I’ve been binge listening to Millic’s new album Vida and have decided to share my favorite track for song of the month. Also, there are a ton of concerts coming up next month so make sure to check out the list below and decide which one you’re headed to.
Song of the Month:
This month’s song of the month belongs to Millic. If you don’t know who he is, pull up a chair and have a seat. Millic is a producer from Korea who is part of the group Club Eskimo (you’ve heard of them right?). He released a full-length album called Vida on July 10. The title song of the album is called “Paradise” and features other members of Club Eskimo, Dean, Penomeco, Crush, and Zico.
The song has a smooth R&B style that you can also hear throughout the album. Since Millic neither raps nor sings on the album, it’s full of features from artists all over the world.
Concerts To See:
Not to be outdone by his fearless leader, G-Dragon, Taeyang will be embarking on his solo tour in North America in early September. Tickets are already on sale but there aren’t many left so if you plan on seeing your SOL, make sure to buy them soon!
August 30 – Toronto, ON – International Centre
September 1 – New York, NY – Theater @ Madison Square Garden
September 3 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
September 6 – Atlanta, GA – Cobb Energy Center
September 8 – Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory
September 10 – San Jose, CA – City National Civic
September 13 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
September 15 – Vancouver, BC – The Orpheum
If you aren’t going to see K.A.R.D during KCON LA, don’t be upset. They will be hitting five cities around the United States and there is enough time between then and now to save your money if you want to go. Tickets go on sale August 12th.
September 15 – Minneapolis, MN – State Theatre
September 17 – Washington DC – Warner Theatre
September 20 – New York – PlayStation Theatre
September 22 – Miami, FL – James L. Knight Center
October 8 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
If you are interested in Korean indie, Hyukoh will be making their first appearance in North America in September.
September 8 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
September 10 – Boston, MA – Middle East
September 11 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
September 14 – Vancouver, BC – Albatross Music Festival
September 15 – San Francisco, CA – Social Hall
September 17 – Seattle, WA – Columbia City Theater
September 19 – Los Angeles, CA – The Mayan
September 23 – Arcadia, CA – Modern Sky Festival 2017
KCON has finalized their line up, which is great because it’s only a week away. The artists that will be gracing the stage are: NCT127, Astro, Cosmic Girls, Heize, Girl’s Day, Seventeen, Vixx, Wanna One, Kim Tae Woo from g.o.d., Super Juinor D&E, K.A.R.D, and SF9. That is A LOT of performers. There is something for everyone so don’t be afraid to attend the concert(s). You never know, you might walk away with a new favorite performer. The artists’ performances have been split in half so check the picture below to see who’s performing and when.
Also, Zombie Mamma and I will be on 3 panels together! On Friday, we will be on the So Much Drama panel and on Sunday we will be doing, So You’re Kid Is A K-pop Fan and The Return of The Secret Lives of K-pop Fans Over 30. If you want to see some of your lovely ATK Magazine members, please stop by. Are you attending? Who are you most excited to see? Let me know in the comments!
Thank you so much for continuing to check out the hip-hop and R&B corner of ATK Magazine. I hope you learned something new! Let us know in the comment section below if you plan on attending any of the concerts listed above! Also make sure you follow ATK Magazine on social media and me on Twitter @young_ajummah to stay up to date on all things Korean Hip-Hop and R&B. Thanks for checking us out and we’ll see you next month!