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Lifehouse finds unexpected fans in Brazil

May 8, 2015

Lifehouse finds unexpected fans in Brazil

Rockers Lifehouse have gone indie for their latest album. That means a lot more work for the band — but also discovering fans in unexpected places. Developing a social media presence for the band’s upcoming album, the Los Angeles-based group found, to its surprise, ...

Passion and lunch boxes: K-pop's 'auntie' fans stand proud

May 1, 2015

Passion and lunch boxes: K-pop's 'auntie' fans stand proud

by Kim Dong-Hyun

They don’t fit the normal fan profile, but South Korea’s 40-something K-pop “aunties” are every bit as obsessed with their idols as their teenage counterparts. Posters and photos of one of K-pop’s best-known boy bands, Big Bang, adorn every wall of Lee Un-young’s apartment ...

Paul McCartney returns to Tokyo, surprises fans with rare Beatles song

Apr 29, 2015

Paul McCartney returns to Tokyo, surprises fans with rare Beatles song

Almost 50 years after the Beatles delivered memorable performances at Tokyo’s Nippon Budokan arena, former band member Paul McCartney returned to the venue on Tuesday with a special treat for his fans. McCartney, 72, surprised the audience by singing the Beatles’ “Another Girl,” the ...

Awesome City joins a major club

Apr 24, 2015

Awesome City joins a major club

by Ryotaro Aoki

Bassist Takumi Matsuzaka had a clear plan in mind when he launched his band, Awesome City Club, in early 2013. “From the start I knew I wanted it to be two girls and three guys, and we’d play the songs at slower, danceable tempos,” ...

Young Juvenile Youth courts clubs and charts

Apr 24, 2015

Young Juvenile Youth courts clubs and charts

by Mike Sunda

Whether it’s younger stars like Sam Smith and Charli XCX whose pasts have seen collaborations with producers such as Disclosure, Alex Metric and Starkey, or established names like Bjork delving into the underground to work with Arca and The Haxan Cloak, the trajectories of ...