Sunnery & Ryan on Gangnam, Marrying Models and the Death of 'Put Your Hands Up'

Sunnery & Ryan on Gangnam, Marrying Models and the Death of ‘Put Your Hands Up’

It’s an average Saturday night at Octagon, one of Gangnam’s most popular clubs. There’s enough bass to disrupt a pacemaker, enough strobes to constitute an epileptic’s nightmare and enough liquor to become drunk by proxy. There’s even an indoor snowstorm; every few minutes, shards of something like dry ice shoot...
Amassed Stuff

Amassed Stuff

The other day I considered the springform pan on top of my fridge.  It sits there taking up a good fifth of my precious top-of-fridge space, an area I was considering rearranging. Living in a tiny studio will cause one to do these re-evaluations regularly. Every inch of space is...
A Day in Seoul

A Day in Seoul

Former Korea resident Scott Herder takes us through his favourite central Seoul tourist spots, namely Chyeonggyecheon Stream, Gwangwhamun Square, Gyeongbokgung Palace, Bukchon Village, Namsan Tower, Myeongdong and the 63 Building, in this pulsating timelapse video. For more on how Herder made the video and his thoughts on the arduous, time-consuming process, check...
Tokyo-Osaka-Hong Kong-Shanghai-Seoul

Tokyo-Osaka-Hong Kong-Shanghai-Seoul

Chris da Canha takes the most glorious street photography. We love how he captures everyday occasions in a fresh way, making you feel as if you’re almost there in the scene with the subjects and their surroundings. Having traveled around several of East Asia’s famous city’s, da Canha’s work is mostly themed...
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...
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Future Shorts Film Festival: Autumn Season in Seoul

Future Shorts Film Festival: Autumn Season in Seoul

Say goodbye to fall with seven shorts films handpicked by the excellent curators at Future Shorts and brought to you by us! For 10,000 won entry on Saturday November 29th at Platoon Kunsthalle in Gangnam we’ll be showing: MARILYN MYLLER Dir: Mikey Please | United Kingdom – 2013 Marilyn is trying really hard to make something...
Halloween Events in Seoul 2014

Halloween Events in Seoul 2014

THURSDAY All-you-can-drink Halloween Party Explore Korea has organized an unlimited all-you-can-drink event to get Halloween started a day early at Joon’s bar 2 in Hongdae. Entry costs 20,000 won if you sign up with your details on the Facebook page beforehand.  FRIDAY Halloween at The Beastro The Beastro, an American-style restaurant that’s getting a lot of buzz...
Win Tickets To Oktoberfest!

Win Tickets To Oktoberfest!

The swanky Banyan Tree Hotel is hosting an all-you-can-eat-and-drink Oktoberfest this Saturday October 11 on their rooftop, and we have a pair of tickets to give away to the event. Seven DJs from some of our favourite club nights in the city will be spinning everything from vintage Korean pop to indie rock and dnb while...
House of Vans Returns to Seoul for 2014

House of Vans Returns to Seoul for 2014

Seoul is the second step on the House of Vans Asia Tour this September, with rapper Pusha-T headlining the free two-day event on Friday Sept. 19. House of Vans is a weekend-long project encompassing two days of free creative workshops, music performances, art installations and skateboarding displays, all set to go down in a warehouse in western...
Festival Morph

Festival Morph

If live electronic and dance music is the kind of thing that gets you in the mood, you won’t want to miss out on Seoul’s newest addition to the summer festival line up, Festival Morph. The 2 nights of shows on August 15 and 16 will feature some of the best live electronic musicians and DJs from...
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 Facebook page and share this post...
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. The Brooklyn-based artist’s most recent...
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...