Mikey Bromley of former 4-piece band Only the Young has just announced via a YouTube video that he is performing a UK Tour for the first time as a soloist. Mikey has just released a YouTube video named “This Tour is for You” announcing that he will be releasing his debut solo album followed by a tour in February of 2016. He explained, “as fast as the whole thing started, the whole thing ended.…
[TRANS] RollingStone Japan - “Lee Hongki / FTISLAND Interview: See a lot, listen a lot, want to play my own rock”
In the middle of the flourishing Korean idol music scene, the only one that can be called a rock band, FTISLAND. Its center man, Lee Hongki, has just released his first solo album, AM302.
A masterpiece, a Japan original (album) that contained 3 of his own self-composed songs, added to the 5 songs that previously have been released as FM302 in Korea. After finishing their Budokan concert on October 29 as the culmination of their 5th year since their Japan major debut anniversary tour, the Lee Hongki who visited a studio in Tokyo right away to record, surprisingly had cooled down from the concert excitement. His bundles of charms transmitted by his gaze only to reveal his strong intention.
─ It must be a long awaited solo album, isnt it?
No. I love FTISLAND, I never wanted to do a solo, but the company.. (laughs)
─ Eh, so it is because of your company’s pressure? (laughs)
Dear Candy Claws fans… We’ve embarked on a new journey that space and time has named Sound of Ceres. Thank you for all the years of love and sweetness. While we’re not saying goodbye forever, we are saying if you liked us then, you’ll probably want to check out our new record.
OUR NEW album is available for PRE-ORDER… A NEW track is available to hear… Thanks to our friends over at BrooklynVegan for premiering HAND OF WINTER… A snowy delight.
以下有些介紹應該不難懂…As an effort to raise awareness for cancer this year, Lance Armstrong is bringing his anti-cancer art show, STAGES, to Paris on Jul 16 during the Tour de France. For Armstrong’s comeback to the biking scene and Tour de France after his retirement in 2005, Armstrong will be riding a series of artist-designed bikes throughout the tour. His debut TREK bike is designed by bad boy industrial designer, Marc Newson, whose Lockheed Lounge put him on the map. The debut TREK Art Bike is finished with a glossy blackpaint with bright yellow accents in Livestrong colorways, the rear wheel sports a stroboscopic design that will appear to pulsate as the wheel spins, drawing connections between the bike and body- a perfect spokesmodel for an anti-cancer cause. Other bikes to be shown and ridden by Armstrong include a bicycle designed by Japanese illustrator, Yoshimoto Nara, and everyone’s favorite offbeat and slightly morbid Damien Hirst.
Baio at Schuba’s Tavern in Chicago on Feb 8. It was a lovely night full of dancing. Being a Vampire Weekend fan since a young age, it made me so happy to watch bass player Chris Baio shine on stage, touring his debut solo album, The Names (2015). Though he is still in Vampire Weekend, I can tell embarking on the solo train was something Baio needed. Vampire Weekend is a very successful indie-rock band; they have gained a strong following and have had commercial and radio play. But maybe going solo was a way for Baio to be viewed more seriously. Instead of just being the bassist for an indie band followed primarily by teens and college students, Baio has found a way to appeal to not only college students, but an all-ages crowd as well. Looking around Schuba’s intimate room, I noticed that the all-ages show mostly hosted people in their late 20′s, and a large number of people well into their 40′s+. I heard chatter about Vampire Weekend, but even more so, I heard people raving about his work as a DJ and dance musician. People weren’t just there to see a Vampire Weekend member–they were there for Baio. Chicago was the first sold-out show on his tour, so he gave us his best in his bow tie and suit. After a set full of dancing, he sold merch and greeted fans in the back of the room. He carries a lovely good vibe and was so sweet, taking time to talk to each fan. I asked if he has ever thought about opening a dance school to teach his moves, but he said probably not because his tutorial would take all of a minute and a half. We suggested he teach the world, and he said maybe. I have high hopes. If you haven’t heard Baio’s album The Names, check out my favorite songs, “I Was Born In A Marathon” and “Brainwash yyrr Face.” Also check out “Sunburn Modern” from his Sunburn EP from 2012.