Getting High With H1GHR MUSIC In LA!

May the 4th be with me. And it was; because recently on May 4th I went to go see H1GHR MUSIC’s first United States tour. I headed over to LA, but this time to see Sik-K, Woodie Gochild, Ph-1, Jarv Dee, Avatar Darko, Phe Reds, Raz Simone, Ted Park, and Cha Cha Malone. It was a beautiful day in LA this time. It wasn’t as cold as when I went in April.

The show took place at 333 Live this time which is a 2 story nightclub located on South Boylston and West 4th streets. I’d say this time around we didn’t have to wait too long before being able to go in. The first artist to perform was Ted Park. Now keep in mind that before this concert I didn’t really listen to any of the artists’ music besides Sik-K and Woodie’s, so I didn’t know what to really expect except that it was going to be lit since the H1GHR MUSIC label was created by Jay Park and Cha Cha Malone. At first, I was kind of iffy on Ted Park’s music, but after seeing him perform live and first, he definitely got the crowd lit off the bat and set the great mood for the rest of the show. After him was the self proclaimed “bad boy” of H1GHR MUSIC: Avatar Darko. And he did live up to his name haha. He was climbing on top of the speakers and stuff getting hype and the crowd wild. I’m so glad he didn’t fall and create an awkward mood haha. Then for some reason in the middle of his set he decided to take his shirt off and belt out. Not unexpected though for the bad boy of H1GHR MUSIC.

The first 2 artists already made the people of LA tired haha but then they dropped Woodie on us and the mood went through the roof! I thought for sure Woodie was going to be one of the last artists to perform since he is such a popular part of the H1GHR MUSIC team –but hey, I was all for it. Woodie Gochild was one of the artists I really wanted to see on tour and I’m so blessed to finally see him in person perform live. Even more blessed that he performed his hit song ‘LET’S GET IT’ and unreleased material off of his upcoming album under H1GHR MUSIC! I would love to see Woodie Gochild in person perform live again somewhere. Then when the Gochild was done with his set, the vibe turned sexy as Phe Reds made his way on stage with his own guitarist. He performed his only song under H1GHR MUSIC so far ‘Smile’ since he is a newer artist, but he also did amazing covers of other songs too. Raz Simone then came out after Phe Reds slowed down the vibes and he created a based mood in the crowd haha. He parted the crowd in front of the stage all the way back to the sound guy who was in the back of the club just so that during his set he can interact with the crowd and go through them, so that everyone can feel as one. I liked that. There were two of his guys passing out little promotional cards of his website where you can go download his free music before the show outside. I might go check it out sometime after seeing what he did at the show. Then, Cha Cha even hit us with some songs –some songs of his own even –and people were excited to see him, because “We needed a Cha Cha beat boy!” hahaha. Then, I don’t know if a lot of people knew this about Cha Cha but him, Jay Park, Phe Reds, and other members of H1GHR MUSIC used to also be breakdancers. Cha Cha closed out his set by having a one on one battle with Phe. It was too hot. Even I was giving props as I was also a fulltime breakdancer in the past so I had to pay my respects. Jarv Dee came up after Cha Cha and I was cracking up because he kept saying, “Motherfxxking LA you ain’t loud enough. This is motherfxxking H1GHR MUSIC!” throughout his set haha. And hey, he wasn’t wrong. He was a beast on the mic though as the flow and intensity he brings while he raps is just fire. Even if I also didn’t know too much of Jarv Dee just like most of the LA crowd, I still found myself going hot and mean dancing and turning up to his music. He was nuts! hahaha! I think he is more of the “bad boy” of H1GHR MUSIC than Avatar Darko haha.

Then, the moment MOST of the crowd was waiting for –or at least I thought it was haha. I thought Sik-K was coming out on stage …but how could I forget that PH-1 didn’t perform yet?! I guess I was having too much fun throughout the entire show haha. I’m so glad this show seemed so much longer. So yeah, PH-1 came out next -looking fly as always and I was able to bring my mood way up again and get my happy vibes on as he performed ‘PERFECT’, ‘Donut’, and other of his bops. Then, to close out introducing the artists of H1GHR MUSIC, finally Sik-K the man I was there to see MOSTLY(as I’ve always been a big fan of his collabs on other artists’ work and his own chill music as well) came out looking like he didn’t know he was the man there everyone came to see haha. The crowd got so loud! I loved it haha. He performed ALL of his hits, so I’m not going to name them here as you all can just go and look ’em up and support his great music. I will say this though, he did perform some songs he did with Jay(he even performed some of Jay’s songs haha) and with artists he specially appeared for on Show Me The Money. Then after Sik-

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K’s set I thought they were about to close out the show. Surprise! Yultron showed up hahaha! But I feel that story of that turn up is confidential and special to the people that went, so Imma leave that for us that went haha.

At the end of the show we took a picture -H1GHR MUSIC and the crowd. Try to see if you can find me haha. Probably not though, because the LA stop was SOLD OUT! H1GHR MUSIC then left us by performing ‘YeLowS Gang’ and ‘Life is a Gamble’ which I got up and turned the fxxk up because those are my songs and even pulled some boys and girls with me to dance. Ahh It was a lit time at 333 Live in LA on a beautiful Star Wars Day Friday. The night didn’t end though after the show at 333 Live. Oh nooo! hahaha! I met some new show friends that were also mostly there to see Sik-K and we headed over to Club Bound after in Koreatown. I was just there 2 weeks before the show for another show haha. And we had a great time at the H1GHR MUSIC afterparty. Me and one of them actually left together as they lived in LA and I am from Las Vegas, so we wanted to chill more. Ate my dinner at Denny’s on Figueroa. Then walked back to my hotel. I stayed at the LUXE which is a nice hotel also located on Figueroa. I won’t go into too much detail of what happened after the show at Club Bound and all the way back to the hotel and at the hotel, but I will say this: I had a really productive night and fun night that Friday. Waking up on Saturday on Cinco De Mayo with a friend in a hotel in Downtown LA felt like we were higher too.

 

RD

– RD of Unordinary Fans
Vegas Admin/Concert Blogger

 

 

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San E and Mad Clown Bring Legendary K-Hip Hop Swag to LA With 1st NA Tour ‘We Want You Tour’

30714647_1649475005147817_1354950545035997305_nHistory went down this past Friday, 4/20. While some people were busily working the day away or indulging in the pop culture meaning of 4/20, San E and Mad Clown were busy working their first tour through the United States. 4/20 was their LA stop and I happily went. If y’all don’t know San E and Mad Clown, they are big names in the K-Hip Hop scene – notoriously known also through their time on Show Me The Money and Unpretty Rapstar. San E is my more favorite out of the two as he is one of my top 3 rappers in South Korea; but it is definitely hard to choose a better favorite between the two. On this tour San E and Mad Clown also bought star features to more amp up the tour as well. They bought along the beautiful, up-and-coming artist Sobae (she has such a great voice and is definitely someone to keep your eye on in the future. She has a chill and cool personality as well which is why she was a perfect complement to San E and Mad Clown.) and renowned dj in South Korea: DJ Juice also from the hip hop based record label, San E’s label, Brand New Music.

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8:30 was when people with VIP Meet and Greet were able to enter the venue, the UNION, and go take a picture with San E and Mad Clown — and also Sobae and DJ Juice as well! It was a pretty intimate and close setting as it was done person by person. I won’t share with y’all what I said to each artist as it was a personal moment for me and the artists …but I did hug Sobae and shake hands with Mad Clown, San E, and DJ Juice. After meet and greet was over doors opened for people that got GA and the venue filled up. There were couches on the side of the venue in opposition to a choice of standing in front of the stage since the venue was a nightclub after all. Good choice White Mountain Agency and SubKulture. To open up the show they brought out these 3 artists that I never heard of, but I think they were local artists who shall not be named in this account …since I forgot their names already. I took this time to pregame before the actual artists came out on stage and grabbed myself some beers and mingled with some local LA people and made some new temporary friends for the show. DJ Juice was of course the first one to come out on stage and hype up the crowd with his set. Sobae then came out minutes later and I was glad to see her again. She performed one of her only hits so far ‘Homegirl’. After her song, after keeping the people waiting in excitement, San E and Mad Clown came out on stage together due to Sobae hyping them up and performed their first collab song that they ever worked on together ‘Sour Grapes’. People were so glad and going crazy that two of the most notorious rappers in South Korea were finally in front of them performing in this moment in time. After ‘Sour Grapes’ San E and Mad Clown had a little fun with the crowd and were having a little on-stage back and forth wager of who the crowd came to see more haha telling the crowd to make some noise for either San E or Mad Clown. Of course I made a louder response for San E, but I also gave a reasonable cheer for Mad Clown as he is a legend as well. They then each proved themselves to the crowd as each of them both spit some verses from songs they did on Show Me The Money. It was still hard for the crowd to pick a clear favorite though. Clearly (haha). The atmosphere then switched over to more of a Mad Clown vibe as Mad Clown started performing more of his hits. I liked Sobae too, because she sung for the original female collabs from San E and Mad Clown’s songs that couldn’t be there. Some of my favorites that Mad Clown performed were his OST from Descendants of the Sun, ‘FIRE’, and ‘Love is a Dog From Hell’ among others. My god, my most favorite of his performances of the night though without San E was when him and Sobae performed ‘Stupid In Love’ together (…the whole song too!). I love that song! After Mad Clown had his time, San E came out and hyped up the crowd even more; And I was ready, because I actually also know more of San E’s songs. Surprisingly there were some songs that Mad Clown and San E performed that I don’t recall listening to which is a good thing because I get to discover more of their music now. But yes, when San E came out he performed some of his loved hits as well and I was ready! Among my favorites he performed: ‘Break Up Dinner’, ‘Story of Someone I Know’, and ‘Where Did You Sleep’ – songs I’ve been waiting to hear and see performed live. It was also sweet to see him and Sobae perform ‘Me You’ and ‘A Midsummer Night’s Sweetness’. I like the chemistry they have together. My most favorite performance from his set though was when he performed the song that got me into him in the first place –and that was ‘Body Language’ …even though he said on stage that that song was for the ladies hahaha. But hey, you know fellas be bumping that song too sometimes. After San E wrapped up his solo time, Mad Clown came back out (Sobae and DJ Juice behind the dj table) and then they performed the song we were waiting for the whole night, ‘Butterfly’. The crowd was so hyped! They even taught us the signature dance that goes with the song haha. Easy to do. Then, with every concert, the artists came to the point where they said they had to perform their last song and close up the show which of course was disappointing to everybody because San E and Mad Clown are just so awesome and no one wanted this experience of their first U.S. tour to end. They didn’t leave us though without entertaining us for one last time haha. They did an on the spot cosplay of each other’s style. It was funny because Mad Clown from out of nowhere pulled out a wig or hat of some sort that mocked the long colorful dreads that San E used to rock. That’s all I’m going to say about them here haha. Then they got lit with the crowd one last time in LA as they performed ‘Sour Grapes’ once again. It was in that moment that everyone in that room was just so thankful that San E, Mad Clown, Sobae, DJ Juice, and U.S. fans came together for a first time. It was an awesome, unforgettable show and hands down one of my top 3 shows of this year out of all of the shows that I’ve gone to or am going to this year.
The UNION was such a good, chill venue even though it was my first time being there. The staff of the show and venue even too were all pretty cool. I liked that the nightclub was in Koreatown too. After the concert San E and Mad Clown actually had an afterparty at popular Club Bound in LA K-Town as well. But I will not talk about the shenanigans that went down there in this blog haha. When the night was over I enjoyed my coziness in my hotel bed at an adorable, fancy hotel in Koreatown called the Rotex Hotel and Condos. It was a great trip overall and I can’t wait for my next time down in LA for my next show in just 2 weeks again haha.

RD
– RD of Unordinary Fans
Vegas Admin/Concert Blogger

BTS Wings Tour in Anaheim Day 1

Getting tickets for this was extremely stressful, and thankfully my friends dad helped us out. Quoting him “I think BTS stands for Bullshit Ticketmaster Sucks” haha. We stayed at the Westin in Costa Mesa, which is kind of far from the Honda Center in Anaheim, but

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we were okay with that. We got there extremely early on Day 1, which seemed kind of insane to me, but my friend really wanted merch and the new lightstick. So waiting in a line that seemed forever, we got her lightstick! Which left her old one for me to use. There were so many ARMY Moms! It was so nice getting to meet them all!

We finally found where we needed to line up to get in, and then, at the doors, found out we couldn’t bring our backpack or cameras inside the venue! Which sucked cause then we had to find a way to check them in, and hoped our cameras would make it out alive. With all the threats that have happened in the past with Rap Monster and now Jimin, we 17796762_1846562885606913_242929124084820955_nunderstood why they needed to do this, but we wish we had known before we left the hotel room.

They started off the concert with Not Today, which really got everyone hyped up! It was actually really hard for me to believe I was actually at this concert. I wish they let us bring our cameras in so I could have got some good shots. I miss it so much. Seeing their smiles, their voices live, is really something I hope everyone gets to see one day. They did perform their old songs such as No More Dream, but in a rock remix, that was really cool! During Fire, we had a Fire sea and during Spring Day 17629822_1295009120612895_2500240890045190609_nwe had the rainbow sea! The one thing that really got me is that everyone shouted “We Love You!” during Rap Monster’s Reflection. This was just an amazing experience, and I’m so very thankful I got to live it, and meet the people I got to meet.

 

 

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AOMG Follow The Movement Tour! – Las Vegas, NV

AOMG Follow The Movement Tour was on April 13th, 2016 at House of Blues inside the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV.

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Siva Group is the company who brought on this concert. They are very professional, kind and easy going people, they know exactly what they are doing and how to handle things. Though Vegas didn’t sell out, it was a great concert. Posting announcements and updates on an AOMG Follow The Movement facebook page and Instagram, PattScreenshot_145y had messaged them and we got on board and did all that we could to make it the best. We posted filers all around Las Vegas, along with many other amazing fans.

I volunteered for the concert, which honestly was the best. I meet the Siva staff which are amazing people, and they really do care about what they are doing. I got to see fans get excited, sell merch and see the overall joy on fans faces. I saw a few songs, which were amazing, the crowd was so energizing and hype it was amazing. The light sticks made an amazing light sea, which was beautiful. My all time favorite thing about concerts is feeling the good vibes, listening to fans sing songs back to artists, and the joy that comes from all that. I learned a lot about how Concerts work and I hope I can work with Siva again. I’m so glad to have met the other Volunteers and the Staff I got to work with, they are amazing people with positive vibes and that is the best.

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by: MinJoon

Show Me The Money 4 LA Concert

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September 10, 2015 Show Me The Money 4 concert in Los Angeles!

Hey guys! Patty here. I know this is a little delayed but i just wanted to share my experience at SMTM4 in LA.

Ace and I took a very, very, VERY last minute trip to LA to go see this show. I kinda actually dragged a friend with me because I wanted to support David Kim, aka DayDay and she is the only I knew who can drive. So! I bought our tickets for the show and we left around 12 in the afternoon the day of the concert.Ticket comformation

After getting stuck in traffic for awhile we had finally made it to Club Nokia with a bit of time to spare so we got in line to pick up our tickets then headed over to starbucks to use the restroom. Which is when we noticed that there was a problem with our tickets. We had bought sitting seats but our tickets said standing.

While waiting for the problem to be solved we had gotten the chance to meet a few people. One of those people was Dumbfoundead. If you guys don’t know, he’s a hip hop artist, more known for his hosting at KCON and Danny from LA.

Daniel aka Drama, former member of Dalmatian, showed up to support David as well as the other artists of SMTM4. Being a huge fan, I noticed him right away. With a push from my friend, I went up to ask for a photo and autograph from him. He seemed truly grateful to meet a fan and was totally willing to sign my album and take pictures.Daniel and Sarang

After the whole ticket problem was finally fixed, we headed inside and ended up being in the very last row of the balcony. If you have a fear of heights like i do, then i highly recommend not getting your tickets last minute because those seats were really high up.

Something I noticed was the difference between the fans for this concert and normal “K-Pop” concerts. A majority of the fans we saw were Korean. Whether they came directly from Korea or lived in the area, we’re not sure, but there were definitely more of them than international fans.

On to the concert!

In all honesty, I was a little too haggard and hyped up to remember everything that happened so we’ll give you a run down of some of the highlights!

  • Basick, winner of SMTM4, opened up the concert. He got everyone hyped up and ready to party.
  • When Jinusean took to the stage, they got so into it that Sean just had to throw off his shirt.
  • During one of Jay Park and Loco’s songs a fan threw her panties on stage and Jay picked them up said “Oh shit” dropped them then went back to dancing.
  • AOMG came out to perform RESPECT but all we could do was stare at David (and his funny expressions).
  • Tablo by himself is a highlight. He did a lot of talking and interacting with the audience, only performing a total of 3 songs (Born Hater, Light Me Up, Eyes Nose Lips) and promoting the Epik High concert.
  • San-E tempting the audience with his hat to get them to cheer louder. Even without the incentive, I’m sure he could’ve gotten us to scream since he’s the “Rap Jesus”.
  • Verbal Jint surprised us all by bringing out Sanchez, a member of Phantom.

Patty

BIGBANG – MADE Tour in Las Vegas

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BIGBANG! October 2nd, 2015 BIGBANG Hosted their FIRST Concert
in Las Vegas, Nevada! Though they have been here to film music videos such as Tonight, and for vacation, it was amazing to have them here for a concert! They arrived in Las Vegas on September 30th, at McCarran International Airport (Video X).

The concert was held at Mandalay Bay Event Center.

MinJoon POV – At first I wasn’t going to attend this concert, which was a huge bummer, but Ace had surprised me to the point of tears with a ticket to the event. I am forever grateful. This was my FIRST K-Pop concert, and I’m12107776_746271565517980_7124475335088133600_n not sure if anything will ever top this! I got to finally see T.O.P say “YOU LIKE VEGAS?!” Which I have been longing for a good long while! Ace and I actually got to talk to the Nutty Nomads which was really cool, they were so sweet and nice! We were very shocked by how many K-Pop Youtubers came to Vegas! I hope they enjoyed it here!

BTS The Red Bullet Tour in LA

The BTS Red Bullet Tour in USA started on July 16 in NYC. From there the boys traveled to Dallas, Chicago, and finally LA. The producers of this tour had asked that no video or photography was taken during the show; I heard that it was because they were filming it for some kind of DVD? I attended their LA concert on Sunday, July 26th. I had gotten to the venue at almost 2pm, I would have gotten their sooner but my bus arrived to LA late. By the time I got there the line was already extremely long; it started from just across Club Nokia in front of Lawry’s Cavery; down and around the corner of Tom’s Urban; another turn after passing Smash Burger going towards Nokia theater and from what I could
see from where I was in line it kept going around Nokia Theater. Honestly none of the Kpop concerts I have ever been to have ever been organized and this is no exception. In my opinion and some other VIP+ ticket holders as well thought that the staff should have told VIP+ to go to their own line from the beginning and once there show their ticket to get their wrist bands instead of telling us to go into the mixed line and waiting for 3 (some even 7) hours before someone came by to find the VIP+ and give them their wristbands. To me it just seemed like a lot more work than what they needed to do. Not gonna lie tho this did seem to be a bit more organized than other shows I have been to even though they could do better next time. Okay, so the concert was supposed to start at 7 but because they were still letting fans inside they had us wait 10-15minutes more before actually starting the show. I just want to point out that please, if you are in the pit section do not; I repeat DO NOT sit on the floor while waiting for the show to start. It is not safe and you take up a lot of space when you sit on the floor that it’s a bit rude to those around you…

When the VCR finally came on everyone went crazy and the video was kinda funny too like at one point it said something like, “Do not shove or push others because they will die.” Like that is such a weird thing to say and it made a lot of fans laugh. BTS came out with N.O first and the crowd got even louder if possible haha. I won’t go through every song they performed because this would get long very fast but I will talk about the most memorable things and to start that I will mention during their song, ‘Cypher Pt.3’ as soon as it began fans got turnt super quick like 0 to 60 in less than 2 seconds and throughout the whole song it felt like the floor where us VIP+’s were standing would collapse any second it honestly felt kinda like we were on a trampoline because of everyone that was jumping there. When I heard the beginning of No More Dream I got super excited because being a Jimin biased I was waiting for the part of the song where he lifts his shirt and when it finally happened I was not disappointed. I was also hoping they would perform Dope
sometime during the show and when it was time for Encores they performed it second! So amazing to see not just that song but all their songs live. Seeing these boys in concert was a good experience I do wish I could have made my way further into the middle of the crowd but can’t do anything about that now just gotta wait for their return I guess. Also I just have to say The fans were super amazing too honestly; out of all the concerts/ showcases I have been to this was the very FIRST one where I think everyone participated in the fan chants and it felt like I was in Korea at a actual music performance. When BTS sang “I Need You”, wow just that fan chant was so powerful and unified it was just a great thing to be a part of. In the beginning during Suga’s part he held out his mic and all the ARMY’s sang his entire part in Korean and it was amazing. Also the hi-touch was great the boys were all so sweet and their hands are super soft like I don’t know what idols do to keep their hands that soft but all the idols I have met has had very soft hands and I want to know their secret. Do they just use a lot of lotion or what? Lol add that to list of questions I need to ask Kpop Idols. I can’t remember to much of the concert from last night mostly to be not feeling well but I do know that ARMY’s are great fans, BTS are the sweetest and I can’t wait to attend another Kpop concert!

Thank you to SubKulture for putting on such an amazing tour.

This has been Patty giving her review/experience from BTS’s The Red Bullet Tour in L.A thanks for reading, be sure to keep updated with everything by following us on our SNS accounts!