We heard that monsoon season is going to be battering us ferociously this weekend so information on these events may or may not be totally useless to you, depending on the weather. Wherever you happen to be, make the most of any downpours by entering our rain-themed chinchagram photography competition. Have a good one.
Open Stage Live Concert
Open Stage is at Platoon in Gangnam this Thursday night, as per usual. If you’re a fan of alternative music then this is a mid-week gem, with underground band Sizose and punk rockers Zebra Crossing gracing the stage for absolutely no cost at all. Open Stage showcases new bands and accepts applications to perform. If you’re looking for a space to display your talents all you have to do is email Platoon at firstname.lastname@example.org with your details and they’ll take it from ther. For more information here’s the Facebook page.
Sunset Janghang Festival
This weekend sees the emergence of a new festival to hit Korea and if the weather holds out we expect it to be an event to remember. Sunset Janghang is an arts-based festival, aiming to bring people together to create art, music and memories within the space of Chungnam, in the industrial town of Janghang in Seochon.
If this is something that sounds interesting to you here’s a full article we wrote about it.
Mudfest is here! If you haven’t heard of this festival where have you been? Set on Daecheon beach, Boryeong, the organisers provide heaps of mud, slides and wrestling rings to entertain you for a weekend. You cover yourself in mud, have a few drinks, wrestle with your friends, and finish off the day going for a swim in the ocean. The mud festival runs on Saturday and Sunday this weekend before continuing again on both days next weekend.
Future Music Project
This is the second event of its kind by promoters Multi Seoul. Happening at Quadro in Hongdae, DJ’s will be making love to attendees ears by playing a fine array of music genres from garage to house, swinging by ballroom, post dubstep “and a whole bunch of other fresh shit” in the process. Future Music Project is hosted by the guys who brought you Bok Bok and College, which is why it should definitely be on your radar this weekend. What’s more, entry is free before 12:30pm if you apply for guestlist through us. Comment with your name at the bottom of this post or send us an email at email@example.com if you wanna come.
The release party for The Koxx’s Bon Voyage EP is at V-Hall in Hongdae on Saturday night. The Koxx are a new-age indie piece from Korea who are huge on the underground scene and seem to be on the verge of making it mainstream. Having released their debut album this year, Bon Voyage is a mini-album follow-up. Entry is 40,000 won and should be worth it if the music video below is anything to go by.
Union Music for Union People
This is a music and art event organised by Skateboarding crew Unionway, running from 4pm – 9pm this Sunday. Boasting a flea market (4pm – 7pm), punk music from The Strikers, live painting, a photo exhibition and a video screening, this event sounds like a cool way to fill up your sunday. If you’re not taking up our Sunday Funday suggestion and hanging with the sheep at Thanks Nature Cafe, that is. This is the event’s Facebook page.
Images: Loren Cotter and Sunset Janghang