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Music Matters LIVE Photo Gallery: K-Pop Night Out - Fountain Stage, Clarke Quay (21.05.15)

Hello Asia! headed along to Singapore to enjoy the annual K-Pop Night Out as part of Music Matters Live!. This year, the event focused less on K-Pop and more on the indie music coming out of the region, with electronic outfits IDIOTAPE and Glen Check shining at the event. And then there was Nine Piece Ska band Kingston Rudieska, who pushed through an early power outage to deliver a killer set. Photos by Johnny Au:

Our six favourite discoveries Music Matters Live! 2015 in Singapore

Johnny Au and Larry Heath spent the last week covering the 10th annual music conference and festival Music Matters in Singapore, catching dozens of bands, a pile of talks and eating a whole heap of great food (of which no trip to the region would be complete without). Featuring over 70 bands from more than 12 countries, this event is very much positioned as an opportunity to discover new music from all over the world - and we certainly found a tonne of amazing new acts along the way. But here now, in no particular order, are the six acts that stood our for us the most....

Korean acts Sonamoo, IDIOTAPE, Glen Check and Kingston Rudieska to perform at Music Matters 2015

The K-Pop Night Out showcase at Music Matters Live returns to Singapore next week with another outstanding lineup of the best up and coming artists from South Korea. This year's lineup includes K-Pop rookie girl group Sonamoo, electronic acts IDIOTAPE and Glen Check and Ska/Dub band Kingston Rudieska. K-Pop Night Out at Music Matters Live will be held at Clarke Quay on Thursday 21st May at 7pm.

Headliners announced for 2015 Ansan M Valley Rock Festival incl Foo Fighters, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and deadmau5

South Korea's Ansan M Valley Rock Festival has announced their headliners for each day of the three day festival from July 24th to 26th. US rock gods Foo Fighters will be appearing as well as Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, deadmau5, Rudimental, OK GO, ONE OK ROCK, Motorhead and many more.

Hello Asia! The Best of the Fest: Editors Picks from MU:CON 2014

Hello Asia editor Johnny Au was invited to speak at the annual MU:CON Music conference in Seoul, South Korea recently. In addition to the conference, Johnny also got to watch showcases by some of the best upcoming music artists from South Korea. Here is his Top 5 Editors pick from MU:CON 2014.

Hello Asia! Photo Gallery: Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival Day 2, South Korea (02.08.14)

Hello Asia editor Johnny Au was invited to attend the 9th edition of Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival 2014 at the city of Incheon in South Korea. This three day international rock festival is one of the most important on the Korean music calendar with acts from the UK and US featured alongside Asian and local Korean artists. Day 2 of the festival featured acts such as Crash, The Inspector Cluzo, Boys Like Girls, Peppertones, IDIOTAPE, The Horrors and Day 2 headliner Kasabian (pictured above).

Hello Asia! @ SXSW 2014 Photo Gallery: K-Pop Night Out - Elysium (11.03.14)

The K-Pop Night Out Korean music showcase returns to SXSW with a lineup that reflects some of the best indie and electro acts in Korea today. Featuring artists such as Jambinai, Hollow Jan, Crying Nut (pictured above) and IDIOTAPE. Photos by Johnny Au

Photo Gallery: Asia Song Festival Part 1 - Jamsil Olympic Stadium, Seoul (09.10.13)

The 10th annual Asia Song Festival was held at the Jamsil Olympic Stadium in Seoul, South Korea. Artists from all over Asia was invited to perform at this special stage. Part 1 of our photo gallery includes Crayon Pop (pictured above), DJ Koo, Dynamic Duo, G.E.M, Girls day, IDIOTAPE, MYMP, No Brain, SHU-I and ZE:A. Photos by Johnny Au who was invited as a guest of KOCCA.