It’s been an incredibly long weekend for May Pang’s AMIN! We arrived back from Otakon this past Sunday and we’re very happy to bring you the pictures from Friday night’s concert! Every year, we look forward to seeing what act Otakon brings. This year, we were surprised with K-pop group VIXX!
The concert was loud, fun, and colorful. We watched several videos from VIXX including parts of their music video for “Super Hero” as well as clips showcasing the boys talents. It also introduced all of the members, their roles in the group, and ages. I’m sure many of us are happy to know they’re all above the age of 17.
The crowd went wild as soon as the group stood on stage. All of the boys were very humble as they tried their best to communicate to the audience. It was also interesting to hear them sing in English when they sang “I’ll Make Love to You” by Boyz II Men. The audience really went crazy when they came on stage to perform “Super Hero.” They had a ton of fun especially when the boys came back on stage to see the audience.
It was a fun show and great to see a K-Pop group be the head musical act at Otakon. I can’t wait until next year!
If you haven’t see their music video “Super Hero,” check it out!
By Lara Visconti
BoA’s back with her newest single off of her upcoming 7th album with the same title “Only One!” This song’s been composed and written by BoA herself. She brings us a hip-hop beat mixed with pianos, strings, and guitar and gives us a sort of a soft yet catchy song.
SMEntertainment’s YouTube has just released the dance version of this music video. The dance team behind this video is NappyTabs who has worked with artists such as Christina Aguilera, Madonna, and has worked closely with the television show So You Think You Can Dance.
We’re excited to BoA’s newest album! Check out the video here if you haven’t yet!
It’s Guidebook, Guidebook!
Gotta download the Guidebook!
Everybody’s lookin’ forward to the schedule, schedule
Gotta download the guidebook
Because it’s got the Otakon schedule in it!
Download it, download it (Yeah!)
Download it, download it (Yeah!)
Fun, fun, fun, fun
Lookin’ forward to the schedule!
Surprise, surprise! Otakon is bringing K-Pop to Baltimore this year! A huge change from what we’re used to, the Friday musical guest will be group VIXX! I did a small review on what I thought of them in my K-Pop Boy Band review and was shocked to see that VIXX will actually be in the US. They’re still a rookie group but we’re hoping their performance will be great!
Check out their music video for “Super Hero” here!
This probably won’t be fixed by con, so be sure to adjust your route if you drive in.
Warning to people going to Otakon!
…and what did we just watch? This video is what I would expect from PSY and I love it. Silly dancing, hip thrusts, horses, explosions, random chicks. This video has it all. If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out NOW!
I’ve been doing these quick little K-pop catch up posts because I feel a bit behind. I’m not sure what’s really new and who to look out for. I’ve done my catch up on boy bands but now I’m let with the girl groups! So QUICK! To the search bar for answers!
Does this count? I don’t know. They’re not necessarily “new” since these are some familiar faces in K-Pop but they are a new sub-group so here’s what I’ve caught up on. I’ve found their music video for their song “Twinkle.” It’s a fun, upbeat, and modern take on the 1950’s fashion and fame with a 1970’s funky beat. Mixing the times gets bit confusing but it’s still overall fun.
More sub-groups! I had a feeling as soon as I read the group name, it was a sub-group of the already established Rainbow. Also, it’s yet another trio of girls. Watching their music video “Hoi Hoi,” I automatically thought of Aqua’s “Barbie Girl.” It’s kinda nonsensical and girls messing around with makeup and clothes just having a good time. Personally, I’m not quick feeling this song or video but that’s just me. I’m just not getting it but I’m sure there are people who got the “Hoi hoi hoi!” part stuck in their head.
An actual new group! I went to go check their music video “Chiki Chiki Bomb…” What does that even mean? All that aside, these girls have a seizure inducing video. A ton of costume changes, flashing colors, dancing on top of text, crazy hair, and suddenly they become Ah-ha with getting themselves drawn out with some text introducing each of the members. I wasn’t really feeling their energy… or lack thereof but maybe they can prove me wrong in the end.
I’m really feeling these girls after listening to their song, Russian Roulette. No bubblegum pop voices and these girls are playing Russian Roulette for goodness sake. It’s a tougher image, which I guess appeals to me more. I like their costumes and the set. It’s a really good video. I don’t have too many complaints. It’s a very straight forward video. I’m hoping for more hits for these girls!
I checked out their video “Whoz That Girl.” I cringed at “whoz” but I’ll let that slide as a major problem. The biggest complaint is their acting. They weren’t good at mouthing their own song, they didn’t have believable revenge faces and it was just bland. I’m sure with more experience they’ll be better but hey, it’s their first time and I guess that’s where they need to work on. Also, rhyming “girl” with “girl” is another one of those cringing problems.
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no, it’s Hello Venus coming to the aid of pretty boys in their video “Venus!” Cute girls, crazy colors, outdoor party, this video screams of adorable. The rapper though has a surprisingly low voice but I have no problems with that. I’m curious if this group can pull off another image but we’ll see in the future.
I had some song options here while picking which video to watch. I went with “Mama” because I don’t have a high attention span and I can’t really sit through 7:30 minutes of “Honey Honey” wondering where the music went. Now, I’m a HUGE sucker for whistling. Already, this caught my attention. I like their sexy image in tight, black suits. Although they make me feel out of shape, I was waiting for something a little more than dancing in a giant white room and changing outfits every 3 seconds.
And there’s my quick recap of some new girl groups in K-pop! I’m a bit pickier with girl groups since they’re not really my thing so keep in mind that my views are a little more harsh (I don’t mean to be)! Be sure to keep on the look out for more K-pop girl groups in the future!
By Lara Visconti