Darkside Live in Seoul

Darkside Live in Seoul

Darkside — guitarist Dave Harrington and electro producer Nicolas Jaar — are bringing their mix of electronica and psych rock to Korea through organizer Fake Virgin, and we have a pair of tickets to give away for the show.  To win tickets to the Wednesday night concert, head to our...
TICKET GIVEAWAY! St. Vincent Live in Seoul

TICKET GIVEAWAY! St. Vincent Live in Seoul

St. Vincent, with her esoteric yet accessible music, is coming to Seoul and we’ve got two pairs of tickets to give away! Just head to our Facebook page, share the post about St. Vincent and comment with the name of the friend you want to take with you to the show....
Trippy 18th-Century Furniture By Lila Jang

Trippy 18th-Century Furniture By Lila Jang

Korean sculptor Lila Jang specialises in creating unusual 18th-century-influenced, French-style furniture. After studying a BFA in Sculpture at  Hongik University in Seoul, Jang continued solidifying her designs in Paris, where she began gaining international recognition for their quixotic beauty. Jang “makes a practice of transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary,” according to Lux...
Seoul Events in 2014

Seoul Events in 2014

Ongoing Until the end of summer: Take a trip to Yangyang My all-time favorite area of Korea is Yangyang, a beachside county with a burgeoning surf culture. Let this Used Cassettes video inspire you to head there and catch some waves.  Until Sept. 14: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs Check out the most...
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Ticket Giveaway! Round Robin

Ticket Giveaway! Round Robin

Round Robin, a concert with a totally unique concept, is back in Seoul for the first time in two years, and we’ve got four pairs of tickets to give away to the show. Just head to our Facebook; ‘like’ Chincha; and tag the friend you want to take with you. Round Robin is an intriguing event where participating bands...
Christian Protesters Clash with Police at Korea's Gay Pride

Christian Protesters Clash with Police at Korea’s Gay Pride

The 15th annual Korea Queer Culture Festival held its opening ceremonies and pride parade recently on Saturday, June 7th in Seoul’s Seodaemun neighborhood.  The festival’s official slogan was “Love Conquers Hate,” a mantra that would be forced to prove its merit before the day’s end.  Shown below are members of Church Bitches, one of the festival’s headlining acts...
Secret Zombie Meeting With Guitar Wolf

Secret Zombie Meeting With Guitar Wolf

If you have never heard of the Japanese punk band Guitar Wolf, it’s time to start questioning your adolescence. Their self-described style of “Jet Rock ‘n’ Roll” brings together punk, noise, and rockabilly to stereo obliterating decibels which the band may or may not use to save us all from a zombie apocalypse. Though their...
Asian Chairshot Plan World Domination

Asian Chairshot Plan World Domination

스크롤을 내리시면 한국어로 인터뷰 내용을 읽어 보실 수 있습니다. We chatted to vocalist and bassist Youngwon Hwang of Asian Chairshot to get the lowdown on spreading Korean indie all over the world, their current U.K. tour, and what working with Smashing Pumpkins guitarist Jeff Schroeder is like. 현재 영국에서 열심히 투어를 돌며  한국식 고유의 체어샷을 보여 주고...
FLORA Kicks off Asian Tour in Seoul

FLORA Kicks off Asian Tour in Seoul

Liron Meshulam, whose stage name is Flora, kicks off her Spring 2014 Asian Tour in Seoul with gigs at Mudaeruk, Studio Zemi and Jebidabang. Flora brings passionate, tingling and lyric-driven music from her hometown scene of Tel Aviv, Israel. Chincha chatted with Flora to hear more about her singular sound and what she’s excited to...
Summer Sundays in Seoul

Summer Sundays in Seoul

VENUE CHANGE: THIS EVENT IS NOW AT CIELO IN ITAEWON. Rooftop chilling, BBQ burgers and underground music. What more could you want on a Sunday? On May 11 (1pm–9pm) head to Cielo in Itaewon to hang out and listen to a mix of lowkey music, from house, new disco and electronic to indie, R&B and pop. Entry is 5,000 won...
Win a L VE M TEL Copy!!

Win a L VE M TEL Copy!!

You may remember us mentioning L VE M TEL, a printed ode to Korea some friends of ours were raising money to publish. Well, they’ve achieved their goal, and the result is beautiful: a 320-page publication chockfull of high-quality photography, art and writing. Pick one of for 20,000 won at Seoul Base Camp, through the...
Chained Dogs in the Korean Countryside

Chained Dogs in the Korean Countryside

Albert Retief noticed a phenomenon that was foreign to him, being from South Africa, where pets are mostly treated differently, when he moved to Ganghwa Island, northwestern Korea, in 2010. All the dogs were tied up or in cages. “I started to explore more of the island while documenting chained dogs,” said Retief. “I returned in 2012 and...