Asian Invasion: K-Pop, T-Pop, V-Pop, J-Pop


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Oneus, Liberty Hall. $55-$75 Molly Tuttle and Golden Highway, Bottleneck. $25 Lil Tecca, Uptown POSTPONED – Coming to Granada-Lawrence April 23…



The boy group “K-Pop Act To Watch”, Oneus (stylized as ONEUS), have released their highly anticipated 7th Mini Album, [TRICKSTER].

[TRICKSTER] appears to be a companion release for their 2021 debut album [DEVIL]with its motto “do what you really want”.

As usual with these K-Pop releases, a lot of effort has gone into packaging the Mini Album. It looks like a deck of playing cards, and you can get two variant editions: a Poker version or a Joker version.

List of tracks:

02. 덤벼 (BRING IT ON)
04. 두 눈 빠지도록 (FIREBOMB)
05. 취급주의 (FRAGILE)
06. Mr. WOLF
07. 덤벼 (BRING IT ON) – English Version


Thai boys group, 4Mix (stylized as 4MIX) makes its first American appearance at the Minnesota Songkran Festival at the state capitol in St. Paul, Minnesota.

The group signed KS Gang is composed of four members: Ninja, Mcka, Folksong and George.

We’ll be heading to St Paul today (May 29) to listen to the band…and enjoy some Thai food.

Minnesota Songkran Festival Schedule:

Sunday, May 29, 2022 | Colors of Siam

  • 11:00 am Traditional Thai Instrumental | With: ranad ek, khim, saw u, saw duang, ching, thon-rammana, mhong
  • 12:00 Kids Songkran Fashion Show | Local children display popular Thai fashions.
  • 12:20 Khon: Hanuman in pursuit of Spanna Matcha | A form of classical Thai dance drama from the Ayutthaya period of Thai history, dating from the 14th to 18th centuries. The dance drama is based exclusively on the Ramakien, the Thai version of the Hindu epic, the Ramayana.
  • 12:30 Kinnaree | A traditional dance from southern Thailand, this advanced dance is only performed on important occasions, with a female protagonist playing a legendary half-woman, half-bird creature.
  • 12:40 Siam Niramit Thai Parade | 9 great dance gems.
  • 1:00 p.m. Papaya Salad Contest | 15 brave participants compete for a cash prize of $500 in a race to finish their Spicy Papaya Salad first!
  • 1:30 p.m. Asian Media Access Performance | Multicultural performances by Minneapolis-based Asian Media Access.
  • 2:30 pm Luk Tung show | Luk thung, or Phleng luk thung often known as Thai country music, emerged after World War II in central Thailand.
  • 2:40 pm Colors of Siam Dance | A combination of Thai instrumental music and dance.
  • 2:50 pm Thai Sword Dance | This dance shows how the Lanna people defended themselves with swords. Dance is the harmonization of rapid and gentle movements. The current style of Lanna sword technique is mainly focused on combat tactics.
  • 3:00 p.m. Miss Grand Drag Queen Fashion Show
  • 3:30 p.m. 4MIX: T-Pop Music Group | International Thai pop stars 4MIX make their US debut, with members Ninja, Mcka, Folksong and George bringing their signature sound and LGBTQ advocacy to the stage.
  • 4.30pm Ram Wong & Bar Slop | Popular Southeast Asian folk dance where men and women dance in a circle incorporating graceful hand movements and simple footwork.
  • 5:00 p.m. Thai folk dance | Dance along to popular Thai songs.
  • 6:00 p.m. End of the program

  • Son Tung M-TP

    The “Prince of V-Pop”, Vietnamese superstar singer Son Tung M-TP released his English song, “There’s No One At All” recently (April 28, 2022)…and promises more to come.

    Son Tung spoke about his American song: “Each of us, even the strongest, can sometimes feel lost and trapped in loneliness… I really want to encourage every young soul to dare and pursue their dreams. Because no one knows what lies behind this thick fog, and if we don’t step forward, we’ll never know what really awaits us.

    Son Tung M-TP already has almost 10 million YouTube subscribers and won the MTV Europe Music Award for “Best Act from Southeast Asia”.


    Booming J-pop act Yoasobi (stylized as YOASOBI) released their very first album in English, E side.

    The album contains previously released songs “Monster”, “Into The Night”, “RGB”, “Romance”, and “Blue”.

    Yoasobi was already fond of wearing the crown of “Most Streamed Songs in Japan Over the Last Five Years”.

    Usually with these English releases, that means they’re trying to break into the coveted English music market…and that would result in touring promotion. This is just a prediction, but expect to see the duo (composer Ayase and vocalist Ikura) go on a short promotional tour for E side. At least that’s what we can hope for.


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