K-Pop & Beer
K-Pop & Beer is a podcast where Jen and Linz talk about anything even remotely related to K-Pop and K-Dramas. In every episode we talk about what we love (or… don’t love). You can find us at kpopandbeer.com and you can email us at email@example.com. We’d love to hear from you, and we hope you enjoy our show! Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/kpopandbeer/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/kpopandbeer/support</a>
Jen and Linz talk about their trip to Los Angeles for K-CON 2015, including: the odd stage setup and bad sound setup at Staples; “ignite your feelz”; the performances by: Monsta X, GOT7, SISTAR, Roy Kim, Super Junior, Red Velvet, Block B, AOA, Zion.T and Crush, Shinhwa; what else we did (or didn’t do) in L.A.; why we dislike LAX; and why our instagram account is so neglected.
Jen and Linz talk about: an actual buttload of non-K-Con related music; the group Core Magazine; new songs from TVXQ; Primary’s “Don’t Be Shy” video; the complete lack of subtlety in Kye Bum Zu’s “Give It 2 U” video; the latest releases by Big Bang; Cheetah should totally rock her own style; we both bought a song that we used to hate; Linz bought SO MUCH MUSIC; new SHINee song; the new Wonder Girls release; Jen finds someone that Linz completely freaks out over; did Rap Monster really do a song for the Fantastic Four soundtrack?; Jen fell down a rabbit hole on YouTube.
Jen and Linz talk about: why we won't have an episode next week (but who we're talking about the week after); Epik High has ruined Jen, too; Jimin's songs from Unpretty Rapstar; "Dali, Van, Picasso" and Beenzino's porny appreciation of art; Bigbang's July releases (SOBER and IF YOU); Crayon Pop's "Ra Ri Ru Re"; the laid-back chillness of Eluphant; two different songs by HOTSHOT; POTEN's "Go Easy"; the iTunes Store is actual balls; and DramaFever now has period British dramas, for whatever reason.
This episode’s artist spotlight is the Wonder Girls! Also, Jen and Linz revisit BIGBANG in drag, a creepy Christmas video with Park Bom and Lee Hi, and chat about new music —and various ways of finding it— and Jen gives a wrap-up on Blue Blazes.
Jen and Linz also talk about: Linz’s latest purchase from the K-Pop store in Chicago’s Chinatown; YouKnowDan’s awesome cover of EXO’s Call Me Baby; LU:KUS’s cover of “As Long as You Love Me”; Jen did her Epik High homework; Jay Park’s new song, “Sex Trip”; the new Bigbang songs, BAE BAE and LOSER; Linz’s interest (not obsession!) with Kim Jong Kook.
This episode’s artist spotlight is G.O.D.! Jen and Linz also talk about: how to purchase music through the Japanese iTunes store; the VIXX concert in Chicago (yes, again) as it relates to bringing K-Pop concerts to the Midwest; the insanity that is the variety show Running Man (because Linz is obsessed with it now); Jen finished To the Beautiful You and Athena and gives her thoughts on both; an intriguing movie (not yet seen by either host) called Lady Daddy; weird glitches in the Dramafever apps; and a Japanese show called Blue Blazes.
Artist spotlight: everyone at K-CON LA! Jen and Linz also talk about: the real reason Jen brought up a song by Crayon Pop last week; and do a minor deep dive on almost everyone who’s going to be at K-CON in Los Angeles… AOA, Block B, GOT7, MONSTA X, Red Velvet, SHINHWA, Roy Kim, SISTAR, Super Junior, and Zion.T and Crush; Jen doesn’t hate ALL girl groups, honest; what the name Shinhwa means, and why we need to do a real deep dive on them; Block B kind of can’t lose; Six Degrees of Epik High; more details about where we’re going to be at the concert and what we’ll be doing in LA this weekend; Linz is a terrible person because she sucks at email; a neat fanvid that Jen found.
This episode, Jen and Linz talk about Jen's first full K-pop album purchase (who IS IT!?); Linz's latest musical obsession; and K-pop concerts and merchandise in America. With random cameo by Linz's roommates (they say hi). (NOTE: The original release of this episode had some static... sorry about that! It has been fixed.)
Spotlight: things we haven’t talked about before! Jen and Linz talk about: Jay Park (surprise!); PSY’s song “Daddy”; Zico’s new EP, “Gallery"; the new Zico Rule that we have created; a song by Wa$$up; as much as we’ve talked about Epik High, we haven’t talked much about Tablo’s solo stuff; the story of how Linz came to like KARA’s song “Step”; IU’s “Sogyeokdong”; Jen busts out one of her first K-Pop purchases ever; “Beautiful Night” by BEAST; BOA’s attempt at an American release; a song by EXO that never gets talked about; Linz enjoyed the G.I. song “Beatles” without the video; the same could be said about LC9’s “MaMa Beat”, even if it is a really cool song; M.I.B.’s breakout song, “Men In Black”; Linz doesn’t know why she didn’t check out Nu’est sooner; TVXQ’s “Humanoids”; and Remi sent us a question about Jessi’s performance on King of Masked Singer.
Artist spotlight: SHINee! Jen and Linz talk also about: Jen's k-pop shoes; we want your artist spotlight ideas; we hope the new Bigbang album comes out anytime soon; a new song by Topp Dogg; Zico's "Yes or No"; some robot noises by McOther; Linz might be a fan of Zion.T (just a little); an awesome but oddly-named song by NS Yoon-G; the dance version of "Solo" by Jay Park; Jay Park on Korea SNL; G-Dragon as a silly underwear model; and a video of Zion.T without his sunglasses.
Album spotlight: Dynamic Duo's Grand Carnival! Jen and Linz also talk about: new songs by Zico, including a live version of Pride & Prejudice that’s especially awesome; the incredibly rare occasion where we like every single song on an album; Gaeko’s voice is way more amazing than we previously realized; Linz has been digging on something by Song Mino from Show Me The Money 4; we’re both really curious about this whole King of Masked Singer show; we also need to watch SMTM4, even if it’s only for Black Nut’s craziness; Basterd’s song “All”; 45RPM’s “Boombox” is so old school, Linz had to triple-check the release date; UP10TION has another song that caught our ears; we have even more love for Yoon Mirae; Linz did some K-Drama watching: She Was Pretty, Oh My Venus, and Moon that Embraces the Sun (yes, again).
Jen and Linz talk about: Linz nerds out about the name of a Jessi song; HyunA has a new mini-EP out; Linz has a new way of organizing her playlists; Jen found an article where Jessi was upset agency promotion issues; is Luhan the Justin Timberlake of EXO?; we answer a listener question from tumblr: what are the craziest things we have done (or would do) for k-pop? (Linz has problems); a neat song by Heize, and we still can’t get enough of Jessi; the many versions of the song “My Type”; Monsta X does some fabulous rooftop dancing; Jay Park convinces Jen to like a slow song; Linz’ cute K-pop girl group side shows up for Red Velvet; Jen busts out some UP10TION; UNIQ has the most amazeballs dance practice videos; Choo Sarang does what we all want to do in front of G-Dragon on Return of Superman.
Concert spotlight: EPIK HIGH! Jen and Linz were lucky enough to get to see Epik High play at the House of Blues in Chicago, so naturally we have to talk about how crazy awesome it was. We also talk about: Block B’s Japanese version of HER; recently purchased music (Jinusean, EXID, Yankie, and Jay Park); the new video/song by EXO; Linz nerds out about Yankie’s name; Tablo’s daughter and her crush on G-Dragon; Park Bom’s voice; the diversity at the Epik High concert.
Jen and Linz talk about: going back to a winter schedule; Jen bought a song she said she wasn't going to; feedback from listeners is the actual best; K-pop groups that appeal more to Spanish-speaking countries; we checked out a few K-indies; Black Nut is maybe the best name for a rapper; Linz can't explain her recent crush on Verbal Jint; we need more music from Jessi; Verbal Jint and Sanchez get their Prince on; Jen got a new Luhan song stuck in her head; Monsta X is too cute for us to even handle; Epik High posted an astounding fan made video; a song by BTS; CL did a radio interview in California; Linz talks about what she's been watching lately.
Artist spotlight: Super Junior! Jen and Linz also talk about: Linz watched the Sex Trip video and re-reviews LOSER and BAEBAE; the Maxstep video; GOT7 was in Chicago; Epik High WILL BE in Chicago; K-Pop concerts in Chicago; Monsta X’s debut song; Linz tries (and fails) to catch up on Roommate.
Jen and Linz talk about their top pics of songs released in 2015, with songs ranging from Block B and Black Nut, to Super Junior and Zion.t; we also talk about which groups and individuals we would like to hear more from in 2016; and a brief discussion of what Linz has been watching lately. Everyone have a safe and happy New Year! 새해 복 많이 받으세요!
Jen and Linz talk about: when k-pop members go missing; roller coaster karaoke; Jen bought a HyunA song; Linz started watching a new show and geeks out over the outfits; how we organize our k-pop music in iTunes; Linz revisits Angel Eyes.
Artist spotlight: Epik High! Jen and Linz also talk about: the BIGBANG tour trailer; Linz's two year k-pop-iversary; Jen's unhealthy obsession with BASTARZ's Zero for Conduct; Linz bought a LOT of music; slow jams are not Jen's thing; YouKnowDan does amazeballs dance covers; Jen's new favorite drink; it is not acceptable to miss any Jay Park.
Jen and Linz talk about: Epik High has ruined Linz and turned Jen to the Hip Hop side of K-Pop; Kim Tae Woo’s song with Jay Park; so many questions about 2NE1; we only just found out about the kpop subreddit; sometimes videos just exist for us to make fun of them; the “Best High School Bluffer” episode of Running Man with Verbal Jint, San-E, Jay Park, and Jessi is a damn riot; there’s a clip of Daesung and TOP on Family Outing that Linz thought was hysterical; Yankie’s heading up our list of faves; aaaaaaaand we have a special announcement!
Jen and Linz talk about the BIGBANG teaser from April 1st; Jay Park is also teasing us pretty badly; the new EXO song; the end of Roommate; Jen watched Tazza 2; Linz finished Moon that Embraces the Sun; Crayon Pop’s FM video; Block-B Bastarz new song Conduct from Zero; the Talk to Me in Korean podcast; the calm before the BIGBANG storm.