Hello dear readers! We’ve made it to Fall and the cooler weather has me wanting to slow down and appreciate some smoother vibes. This month we are discussing two songs of the month because I really couldn’t decide between them. There are still a lot of concerts happening within the next few months, both in Canada and in the US, so hopefully you have some cash stashed away for tickets. Read on and see what new music we can learn about this month!
Song of the Month
This month we will be discussing two songs because I really couldn’t decide. The first song is an R&B groove from Hayana called “Desperado”. I was able to meet Hayana during a festival and enjoyed her so much, I ran home and tried to find every bit of information about her that I could. Hayana debuted in 2012 with the group Evol. After the group disbanded, Hayana released a few singles that had a definite smooth R&B feel. “Desperado” is my favorite because the harmonies caught my ear and I can play it over and over without getting tired of it. Check it out and let me know what you think!
The second song of the month is from Geeks rapper Louie. Geeks is a hip-hop duo under Grandline Entertainment and have been around since 2011. Louie released a solo album back in 2014 called Inspiration. I knew of Louie through Geeks but I didn’t know about his solo album until I went to a fan meeting he had in Virginia. After hearing his story, I went online to find his music and was blown away! I wish he had more recognition because his songs are superb. Listen to “Where You At” and tell me whether you’d still blast it in your car or not.
Concerts To See
VIXX Shangri-La In Canada
If you missed seeing VIXX in LA during KCON, don’t worry because they are returning to North America with their Shangri-La In Canada shows. You can catch them in Toronto or in Vancouver thanks to the promoters Pop Goes the World! Tickets are already on sale so grab them while they last!
- October 27 – Toronto – John Bassett Theatre at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre
- October 29 – Vancouver – MC Theatre at the Hard Rock Casino
Day6 Live Meet & Greet
SubKulture will be bringing the Korean rock band to North America for a meet and greet this month. Meet and greets are great because the fans have better access to the artists. There will be singing, dancing and of course, conversations with the group. Tickets have been on sale for a few weeks so hopefully, if you didn’t get yours yet, you’ll be able to.
- October 20 – Los Angeles – La Mirada Theatre
- October 22 – Austin, TX – Emo’s Austin
- October 24 – New York – The Town Hall
- October 27 – Detroit, MI – Music Hall
- October 29 – Toronto, ON – John Bassett Theatre
BewhY First US Tour
I am SO FREAKING EXCITED ABOUT THIS TOUR!!! BewhY will be in the United States on his first solo tour named after his album, The Blind Star. BewhY has been making hits since his stint on Show Me The Money 5, which he won. I know the tour isn’t until November but you’ll definitely want time to prepare for this one. Tickets are already on sale so don’t take too long deciding which city you want to hit up. SubKulture is the promoter to thank for bringing BewhY during his first US solo tour, so let’s try to support him.
- November 1 – Los Angeles – The Belasco
- November 3 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
- November 5 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
- November 8 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
- November 9 – Washington, DC – Howard Theatre
- November 12 – New York, NY – Stage 48
That’s it for this month’s Hip-hop and R&B Corner. 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!