Dear reader, we hope you enjoyed your Lunar New Year break and have managed to stave off potential rickets from all the SPAM you ate. If you have any fluro-pink jellied meat left over then please refer to our handy guide on how to make that gift set worthwhile. We even teach you how to make a camera or acquire a house with the stuff.
Also, HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! We <3 you.
Seoulist x Vintage Mart Clearance
Seoulist are teaming up with Gyeongnidan’s Vintage Mart for a charity clearance sale this weekend. Read all the details on the Seoulist Tumblr or head to Animal Rescue Korea for info on the cause that the Seoul-based website are giving 10% of the event profits to. For another second-hand clothing splurge the excellent Platoon Kunsthalle’s monthly flea market is on this Saturday from 6pm.
JAPANDROIDS Live in Seoul
In case you missed us posting this interview vid today, we recently took Japandroids to a cat cafe and drank some soju with them and the kitties. The felines were going crazy for the liquor and we almost had a fist fight with one furry creature over the dried squid they kept trying to steal from the band.
Japandroids are playing at V-Hall tonight at 8pm. There are still tickets left for the show so head down to Hongdae to see some awesome rock from two great musicians. More info can be found on DIY music agency SuperColorSuper’s website.
SIMPLEX by Less ‘n’ Less
Techno collective Less ‘n’ Less are introducing Simplex tonight, referring to the simple yet complex techno music they plan to spin at Club Mute this Thursday for a 10,000 won entry fee. Listen to a tech house mixtape from the guys on their blog before making your way to sample some repetitive beats.
Jackmaster in Seoul
Jackmaster, the extremely attractive Glaswegian DJ, is playing Cakeshop this Friday night and we have one pair of sought-after tickets to give away for all night entry. See our preview post for more details on the contest and on one of the hottest DJs from the UK right now. Comp ends tonight (Thursday) so get your entry in quick, quick, quick.
Secret of the City Photography Exhibition
Gallery Golmok is launching a photography exhibition based around cityscape shots Friday evening from 7pm. Visual art will also be on show from filmmakers such as Jung Yim and there will be some live music performances, too.
VLUF House of Vans
Skate culture is really on the up in South Korea right now, proven by massive board companies like VANS launching at all-day parties like this weekend’s collaboration rave with subcultural party planners VLUF. Comprising of a pop-up indoor skate ramp, punk rock bands and party DJs, the fifth VLUF warehouse soiree is one event in Seoul this week you don’t wanna miss. Plus it’s free. Read our preview post for full deets. Starts at 2pm on Saturday.
Dirty Beaches in Seoul
Canadian musician Alex, aka Dirty Beaches, is going to be rocking Moon in Mullae this weekend with his gorgeously grainy voice. The show has very limited spaces so we advise buying presale tickets (at just 20,000 won) or getting down to the venue pretty early. Read more about this event on the SCS website.
SLOWED UP: Mood Schula & Som Serious
J-Path (L.E.T) and the Silk/Juice DJs are hitting trippy art and music venue Col.l.age+ this weekend to play with Mood Schula, an insanely talented Korean hip hop artist who, along with his partner Simo, won Best Hip Hop Album at the Korean Music Awards in 2012. Beer is on offer at 5000 won a pint all night. Tap this link for the schedule and more.
PSCORE Charity Concert
After the success of North Korean defector charity PSCORE’s ‘Six-Party Rock out’ the team are throwing another concert at Freebird in Hongdae to raise money for their cause. Tickets cost 10,000 won before 8pm and 15,000 afterwards, plus a free drink. Check the entire band list on Facebook.
[b]racket Magazine First Official Party
If you happen to be in Daegu this weekend make sure you stop by art magazine [b]racket’s first official party. The print chronicle is in its sixth month so we caught up with Jess, one of its three producers, to chat about how everything is going. Read what he had to say.
Art. Music. Multiply. This slogan belongs to a BYOB party at Yogiga in Hongdae, a bare basement venue which we love because it can be adapted to suit any event. Bands will play and the first 50 people who turn up get marker pens to colour in the artwork set up on the walls. Read more about Crazy Multiply here.
Manshigan Studio Opening Party
Manshigan Studio is the brainchild of poi expert, Korea’s Got Talent competitor and Korea Burn (see vid above!) organiser Shin Masta. The studio name is taken from the idea that if you dedicated 10,000 hours to anything you’ll become an expert in this craft, which we know from experience that Shin certainly is.
We interviewed the man himself for our Shot of Soju series – read it here before checking out the event details. It’s all about fire, fun and circus acts. How else are you going to spend your Sunday evening?
White Night Film Screening
Community Korea occasionally introduce Korean films to English-speakers in Seoul and are doing so again with indie move White Night. Tickets are free, you just need to follow the details on this page.
We’re currently looking for Chincha contributors and are having a meeting next week to introduce everyone. If you want to come email email@example.com with a little info about yourself and why you want to get involved.