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BewhY: First US Tour ‘The Blind Star’ in Los Angeles – Review

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Dreamkatchers Initiative | BewhY

Who/Where/When: BewhY First US Tour ‘The Blind Star’ – Los Angeles, California, The Belasco, Wednesday, November 1, 2017.

Highlight:  BewhY throwing gifts to audience and seeing his rapping in person.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

BewhY: First US Tour ‘The Blind Star’ in Los Angeles – Review

by Dennis & Dee

 

South Korean Hip Hop star BewhY  kicked off his First US Tour ‘The Blind Star’ at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles, California on Wednesday, November 1st.

 

 

In 2015, BewhY was the winner of Korea’s top rap survival show, Show Me the Money 5,  and quickly became one of the hottest and most in-demand hip-hop stars to make a splash on the Korean hip hop world. This independent rapper has been associated with various hip hop acts such as CJAMM, Simon D & Gray, and has become even more well know due to his collaborations with G-Dragon and CL.  The last time BewhY performed in North America was at KTOWN Night market and SMTM5 Concert in Los Angeles, CA.

 

On his first stop of The Blind Star tour in LA, he burst onto the stage dressed in a blazer, leather pants and his favorite Balenciaga shoes. His first couple songs (Red Carpet, Bichael Yackson, 9ucci Bank) showed off his fast rapping skills and his charismatic stage presence. On stage, BewhY spoke Korean to the audience in a thankful manner tone and revealed more about how important of his first album and his fans are to him. He took the time after every couple songs talking to the audience and show off his witty humor.

 

At one point, he politely asked the audience to put the cameras during his talking sets so he can connect with them on a more personal level. The audience respected his wishes and BewhY continued to hype the audience with his close interactions and energetic moves.  In between the sets, a special guest named Justin Park  performed 3 songs and showcased his fancy dance moves and smooth vocals. 

 

Personally, one of the highlight performance to see in this concert was Forever. Although there was some technical difficulties during some of the songs transitions as well as a few microphone problems, BewhY handled them very professionally.  He also performed a couple songs from his mixtapes such as Time Goes On, In Trinity and brought back a SMTM5 song Who You?

 

BewhY graced his fans with a long encore of 5 songs, which he ended with two songs from SMTM5, Who You?, and Day Day – a big treat for the SMTM fans.

 

BewhY and his First US Tour ‘The Blind Star’ will move throughout six US cities before wrapping at New York’s Stage 48 on November 12th.

 

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[GALLERY] TAEYANG: WHITE NIGHT in Los Angeles – Recap

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Dreamkatchers Initiative | TAEYANG: WHITE NIGHT in Los Angeles

Who/Where/When: TAEYANG 2017 WORLD TOUR WHITE NIGHT in Los Angeles, California, The Wiltern, September 12, 2017.

Highlight: When Taeyang brought a fan out on stage who sang an English cover  of “Wake Me Up”

 

TAEYANG: WHITE NIGHT in Los Angeles – Recap

by Dee

 

TAEYANG was amazing during the concert, song after song, high energy. The vocals were on point especially during  ONLY LOOK AT ME  and DARLING.

On stage Taeyang dominates because he is as charismatic as he is sincere. He took the time to thank the fans whom he’s noticed who had been with him to multiple stops. He even took the time to acknowledge that things had not gone as smoothly at other venues and he apologized for that.

The highlight of the night came when TAEYANG brought out a special guest onto the stage, Ysabelle Cuevas. She has posted an English cover of WAKE ME UP on YouTube a few weeks ago, that TAEYANG had reposted in his Instagram account. After her performance, she revealed that she only started posting cover songs on YouTube three years ago. Much to the audience’s delight Taeyang told Cuevas, “You will get a lot of fans after tonight and I want to tell you that I’m already your fan.”

It was a lovely way to end U.S.A. leg of his “WHITE NIGHT” world tour before wrapping up his North American tour in Vancouver before continuing on to his Asia stops.

 

Check out Ysabelle’s YouTube WAKE ME UP  cover here: https://youtu.be/NwQ2_bLfFaM
Social media: IG: @itsysabellecuevas | Twitter: @YsabelleCuevas

Check out Ysabelle singing WAKE ME UP Live at TAEYANG’s WHITE NIGHT in LOS ANGELES here: https://youtu.be/_xBYij9jrdg
Video by URTHESUNCHANNEL    | HTTP://WWW.URTHESUN.COM   | Twitter: @URTHESUN
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The photos are courtesy of YG Entertainment via KPOPME.

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[GALLERY] TAEYANG: WHITE NIGHT in San Jose – Review

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Dreamkatchers Initiative | TAEYANG: WHITE NIGHT in San Jose

Who/Where/When: TAEYANG 2017 WORLD TOUR WHITE NIGHT in San Jose, California, City National Civic, September 10, 2017.

Highlight: When a fan tossed a handmade daisy spinner onto the stage.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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The photos are courtesy of YG Entertainment via KPOPME.

[GALLERY] TAEYANG: WHITE NIGHT in San Jose – Review

by Dennis

 

The venue staff handled separating the different lines professionally even though it was very hot outside and people were very emotional. Once everyone got inside for the soundcheck, everyone perked up again once they heard SUPERSTAR start to play and TAEYANG came out.

TAEYANG was amazing during the concert, song after song, he had so much energy. He sang live the entire time, even played the piano and showed off his dance moves. The background visuals were impressive, highlighting and adding a depth to TAEYANG’s performances like a storybook. During ONLY LOOK AT ME, he accidentally flipped the microphone into his mouth and hurting himself, causing the song to be cut short. He came back for WEDDING DRESS, unfortunately his mouth bleeding again, he finished the song and went off the stage for a bit. TAEYANG came back after a little bit to finish the concert on a happy note.

The highlights of the concert were when TAEYANG used a fan’s handmade daisy spinner and his interaction with the fans. He even put the WARRIOR shirt on and performed with it on! The encore was fantastic. He sang EYES, NOSE, LIPS as one of his last songs and the crowd sang the lyrics along with him. During the send-off event, TAEYANG was very patient and considerate  with his fan. He took the time to interact with everyone who wanted to by taking a selfies, talking with them, even the occasional hugs and high five were given.

The WHITE NIGHT tour was definitely a 5/5 in my book!

 

K-Hip Hop Fest Part II and UNIVERSE x G2'S Life North American Tour

WESKE Entertainment: the K-Hip Hop Fest Part II and UNIVERSE X G2’s Life Tour

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WESKE & Soul Krush are bringing you the best & largest South Korean Hip-Hop Concert Starting REDDY (레디) + G2 (지투) + Meet & Greet and special guests.

Are you ready? Tickets for K-Hip Hop Fest Part II and UNIVERSE x G2’S Life North American Tour go on sale tomorrow, May 16, 2017 at 9am PST (12pm EST)!

Buy your tickets early & save! Plus VVIP & VIP tickets are limited!

LA ticket link: https://e.sparxo.com/reddyg2la?rn=dk
SF ticket link: https://e.sparxo.com/reddyg2sf?rn=dk

 

K-Hip Hop Fest Part II and UNIVERSE x G2'S Life North American Tour

WESKE Entertainment will be presenting, in partnership with the Dreamkatchers Initiative, UNIVERSE X G2’s Life!

K-Hip Hop Fest Part II and UNIVERSE x G2'S Life North American Tour

WESKE Entertainment will be presenting, in partnership with the Dreamkatchers Initiative, the K-Hip Hop Fest Part II and UNIVERSE X G2’s Life!

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WESKE Entertainment will be presenting, in partnership with the Dreamkatchers Initiative, the K-Hip Hop Fest Part II and UNIVERSE X G2’s Life!

***Tickets go on sale May 16, 9am PST (12pm EST)***

Don’t miss out!

LA ticket link: https://e.sparxo.com/reddyg2la?rn=dk
SF ticket link: https://e.sparxo.com/reddyg2sf?rn=dk

WESKE Entertainment will be presenting, in partnership with the Dreamkatchers Initiative, the K-Hip Hop Fest Part II!

WESKE Entertainment will be presenting, in partnership with the Dreamkatchers Initiative, UNIVERSE X G2’s Life!

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Korean Festival Houston 2016

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The 2016 K-Fest will provide a fair-like atmosphere for diverse groups and performers such as traditional Korean dancers, Korean folk musicians, TaeKwonDo masters, and Korean American musicians who will conduct demonstrations and exhibit their unique talents. The 2016 K-Fest will be an experience unlike any other in the great city of Houston that both non-Koreans and Koreans may enjoy for free.

KCON: Survival Guide

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KCONSURVIVAL

With the midst of summer fastly approaching, k-pop fans are more than anxious for all of the shows and endless comebacks popping up week after week. Perhaps one of the biggest k-pop concerts to hit the U.S. is none other than KCON! You can catch the concert/convention in both L.A. (July 29-31) and N.Y. (June 24-25). KCON is an experience unlike any other where k-pop fans get to meet and greet their favorite idols, see them perform in concert, and enjoy a convention dedicated to all things that make Korean culture wonderful. From beauty products to food, the convention brings a piece of Korea to America! Down below are some helpful tips from a veteran KCON attendee (yours truly) to ensure your time at KCON is nothing short of amazing~!

 

TIPS TO SURVIVE KCON:

1. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes- You will, I repeat, you WILL be walking or running EVERYWHERE. Your feet will have a lot of ground to cover.

2. Drink water! No matter if you are indoors or outdoors, it is important to stay hydrated, even if you do not think you are thirsty, DRINK WATER!

3. EAT! It is easy to forget to eat while you are at the KCON, but remember to keep your body nourished while
you run around and have a great time!

4. Drink orange juice, Emergen-C, or eat anything with vitamin C to boost your immune system- You will be surrounded by A LOT of people. I ended up getting really sick after KCON, so make sure to keep your body healthy and your immune system up!

5. Bring hand sanitizer! As I have said above, you will be around a lot of people- CLEAN HANDS ARE HAPPY HANDS.

6. Bring cough drops- If you are a screamer or talker like I am, these will be very helpful to keep your throat from being scratchy and sore!

7. Bring a portable charger! I CANNOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH! Your phone WILL DIE and there might not be a wall plug available to charge your phone. I suggest getting a phone case that also charges your phone! It is very convenient and not bulky! You can purchase them on amazon for a reasonable price!

8. Bring cash!!! This is another point I want to stress! Some booths will take cards, but not all of them, so make sure you have cash on you!

9. Bring a small backpack to put all of your necessities in! It is easy and convenient to carry around!

10. Use COLORFUL ribbon to tie on your backpack- This worked out nicely last year with my friends and I when we lost each other.

11. Bring sunscreen! For both N.Y. and L.A. you will be in the sun! If you plan on doing meet and greets (for L.A. goers) you will be lined up OUTSIDE to go into the meet and greet and there is LIMITED SHADE!

12. Keep updated on KCONUSAs twitter and check with staff about meet and greet times! Last year I missed the opportunity to meet Zion T. & Crush because the meeting changed times the day of and I did not know about it- so make sure you know all of the times the day of!

13. If you do not like the meet and greet you get, you can usually find someone to trade with! Usually people will meet right outside of the pickup spot for your tickets! I was able to trade my meet and greet last year for a group I really wanted to see and it worked out very nicely!

14. Bring deodorant and perfume (a small plastic bottle is perfect)- You will sweat from running around and being outside, and it doesn’t hurt to smell extra nice when you meet your favorite idols!

15. Bring gum! If you like to chew gum, I suggest bringing some especially if you get nervous meeting idols! It will calm your nerves and freshen your breath all at the same time!

16. Wait to get all of your merch towards the end of the day or on the first day of KCON! It is a huge hassle to carry everything around. Your arms will thank you!

17. DO NOT buy posters the day of the concerts- It is easy to forget that you have them and they will get crinkled! Try getting all easily damaged merch the first day of KCON (the day the convention opens but not the concerts).

18. Make sure to check all of the booths out! They give a lot of free stuff and have raffles!

19. Keep your eyes PEELED for activities in the convention! (Idols will make appearances in the convention for various events or even just to talk around!)

20. Last but not least, BE RESPECTFUL OF OTHERS. 9 times out of 10, if you are nice to someone they will
be nice right back. Let’s all have a happy and safe time at KCON!