We have received confirmation from Feel Ghood Music and UC Irvine Center for Korean Studies that MFBTY will be performing Monday, October 7th at UC Irvine. Tiger JK is also expected to partake in a panel discussing Korean hip-hop roots. The below is the preliminary announcement image, but we encourage people to join UCI Korea’s mailing list for immediate developing details.
Additional updates will be posted on this website and our social media feeds:
Leave it to the “Wondaland” artists to drop news of a new mini album unconventionally!
MFBTY members, Tiger JK and Bizzy, have become addicted to their Instagram lives as of late, dropping snippets of a Feel Ghood Music EP that’s coming out TOMORROW 6/27.
The mini album will include all Feel Ghood Music artists, including Drunken Tiger JK, Yoonmirae, Bizzy, Junoflo, and Ann One.
The album will also feature actress/singer, Arden Cho, of Teen Wolf fame. Arden became friends with MFBTY in 2013.
The supposed song title is “Clap Clap Clap,” with a catchy hook graced by FGM’s leading lady, Yoonmirae.
We’ve asked JK to repost his IG live previews, but he’s keeping the snippets ever elusive for those not watching his lives already!
We recommend fans hit the follow button on IG and put boss on alert if they want to hear the album before anyone else!
Image CR: Michael Loccisano
-Elsa R, Drunken Tiger INTL
6:06AM KST UPDATE: After TigerJK went live, more details have been released. The album will drop at 6PM KST. FGM has NOT finished recording it (LOL). Another song title, 토끼 (“MADHATTER),” was revealed. It is a collab between Arden Cho and MFBTY (Drunken Tiger JK, Yoonmirae, and Bizzy). Another song features MRSHLL (Marshall Bang), an artist that Feel Ghood Music was seen hanging out with at SXSW.
If you’ve been living in the 90’s and don’t know what social media is, then you’ve completely missed the big news that Drunken Tiger, Yoonmirae, Bizzy (aka MFBTY) are coming to renowned awesome-encompassing South by Southwest.
Yes, you read that correctly: MFBTY is performing in America.
Over the weeks, we’ve been posited with a number of questions, including if the group will do extra shows nationwide, and if additional Feel Ghood Music artists are coming.
With the performance less than 3 weeks away, we’ve broken down the most common questions to help all fans attending.
The Basic Who/What/When:
The group will be performing FRIDAY, MARCH 17TH, at The Belmont, Austin, TX. They will be part of SXSW annual KPOP Night Out (hosted by KOCCA),a showcase of mainstream and independent Korean artists. Others performing include Red Velvet, No Brain, Big Phony, Hyorin, and Galaxy Express.
On The SXSW website, you will see that MFBTY technically is not listed as an artist, but Yoonmirae an Drunken Tiger are. While listed as 2 separate artists, they will have Bizzy, and two other Feel Ghood Music artists, Junoflo and Ann Onejoining them.
The set is to last 80 minutes (check SXSW GOfor details). That is A LOT OF SONGS.
Passes don’t just buy you entry into this performance, but EVERYTHING at SXSW.
Music wristbands will get you entry into all SXSW music shows.
The event is 18+, contrary to past years being 21+.
Will We (The International Website) Be There?
Yes, we will be at the show hours ahead, maybe with some fun swag 🙂
Will There Be MFBTY Merchandise?
That is something up to Feel Ghood Music. We have not heard anything about merchandise.
Can I Bring My DSLR Camera?
With the exception of press, attendees will generally not be allowed to bring professional cameras. All cameras will be inspected at the door. Phone cameras are allowed.
Will MFBTY Be Doing Any Other Shows at SXSW Or On Tour?
No, there is only one show. MFBTY hardly does US shows, so go to this or forever hold your peace.
“I Am Press And Would Like To Interview MFBTY.”
Please send your inquiry to Max Freedman firstname.lastname@example.org. For anyone who emailed us, all your inquiries were forwarded already.
Out-of-Towners, Book Your Plane/Hotels ASAP.
The number of available and affordable places to stay is drying up (AirBNB is down to less 1% availability for close places under $120/night). The area you will be looking at is Downtown/University of Texas Austin. The further out, the more availability, but less transport options. Make a decision this week if you’re still contemplating flying in.
What To Pack
Portable chargers, wall chargers, umbrella, lightweight clothing, extra shoes. It’s warm and rainy in Austin. Your phone will die, so bring everything you need to keep you connected.
Getting To The Venue
Downtown Austin is serviced by a number of rails, buses, and carriages. However, parking is a P-I-T-A. There is no Uber or Lyft either. Plan ahead for other car sharing options.
Don’t Just Go To One Show
SXSW is a massive music, film, interactive, EVERYTHING festival. Tons of free food, parties, drinks, etc. There are a number of social media accounts monitoring free events (most summarized here). Enjoy your time while in town!
Get Back To the Airport Early, Especially If You’re Leaving Sunday
SXSW brings in thousands of people, most of whom leave Sunday. The Austin airport is tiny, and lines will be backed up (yes, even with TSA Pre-Check). Allow for 3-4 hours prior to your flight.
If you have any other questions not answered here, email us or hit us up on any of our social media channels.
See you in Austin!
More SXSW here. Photo: StarDaily, Junoflo (note Myundo and Superbee are pictured, but not attending this showcase)
Summer 2012 – KPOP NIGHT OUT in Singapore got a dose of YoonMiRae, Tiger JK, and Bizzy during the pre-stages of MFBTY during a humid Asia night. Fans welcomed the trio from their first steps into the country until their take off at the airport, leaving fans waiting eagerly for their return. Despite a very warm reception, the trio has not done an Asia show (outside of Korea) since then.
But thanks to Concrete & Grass MUSIC FESTIVAL, patient fans can now relax. September 17th marks the a huge moment for MFBTY, where they will be performing amongst a mega line up of international stars. Other stars scheduled to perform include Miyavi, DJ Premiere, ASAP FERG, Zuriaake, and Re-TROS.
MFBTY will be coming with surprise rappers plus their own band, giving the international stage an extremely rare performance. If you’re in Shanghai, then we suggest fans jump on this show. Don’t make yourself wait another 4 years for another chance.
CONCRETE AND GRASS MUSIC FESTIVAL 2016
Date: September 17 Door time: 11am Price: 230-360 RMB PRE-SALE, 300-400 RMB AT DOOR Venue: Shanghai Rugby Football Club
No. 2700, Zhang Yang Road, Pudong New Area, near Wuzhou Avenue Metro station: Wuzhou Avenue五洲大道 (Line 6, Exit 1) English Link: Concrete & Grass Music Festival
We heard fan buzz of Tiger JK & YoonMiRae hanging in LA, but were met with surprise when they were seen in a limo glammed up and heading to the Grammys with the likes of legendary singer/songwriter, Yoon Jong Shin, and DJ Soulscape. The invite to the exclusive event came from a regular sponsor of the pair, Hyundai Card.
Tiger JK seemed to have the most fun bonding with fellow pioneer, Yoon Jong Shin.
Tiger JK’s and YoonMiRae’s appearance at The Grammy’s came perfectly timed
before the latest announcement, of Yoon’s newest OST Single, “Always” which was released February 18th as part of the soundtrack for “Descendant Of The Sun.”
The record hits several different genres throughout its nearly hour-long runtime. What inspired you to explore different territory for WondaLand, and what was the process like in bringing different musical worlds together?
Yoon Mi Rae: We just went wherever the music took us. We didn’t stay away from particular sounds or chords in fear of sounding like this or that. Whatever felt good we ran with.
Tiger JK: Being introduced to new languages, artists, and stories from all over the world. This all came from dreams we had.
Tiger JK attended the premiere ofAround The World,March 16th in Seoul. The movie is Tiger’s first official acting role, a secondary route that Tiger is experimenting. Also on the stage were director Lee Hang Bae, Actors Kim Jung Tae, Choi Jung Woo, Lee Eun Chae, Park Ha Young, and Koo Seung Hyun.
The movie, Around The World, is about 2 kids, ages 9 and 7, tackling the world with no sleep for 2 days while trying to save their dad, who is jailed in a police station. Tiger JK plays a street musician (Pil Hong).
Pil-hong, despite his rugged appearance, shows a great amount of kindness towards the homeless siblings, Ji-ho and Sun-ho. The singer will not only act, but sing and take part in an action scene.
When asked why he took part in the film, he said, “I love the concept. It’s just the kind of story we need in this cold world we live in,”
Around The Worldwill be out in the cinemas on March 26th. Check the trailer below.