Reviews
Review: Mogwai + Daughter Live in Seoul

Review: Mogwai + Daughter Live in Seoul

Daughter struck a beleaguered note in Uniqlo Ax Hall’s dark amphitheatre on Sunday as the ambient UK rockers launched into an enjoyably fuzzy set. Elena Tonra’s voice seems learned from the reading of dusty books in an attic lit only in small part by one window. It’s the ideal match for the band’s will-o’-the-wisp sound; bright,...
Review: Efterklang in Seoul

Review: Efterklang in Seoul

Efterklang, Danish for ‘remembrance’ or ‘reverberation,’ certainly lived up to their name when they brought their moody soundscapes to Rolling Hall in Hongdae last Tuesday.  Efterklang is undoubtedly a live band; a great example of an outfit that fares far better in person than on record.  That is not to say their records are in...
A Complete Rundown of the Zizek 'Event of Philosophy' Lecture

A Complete Rundown of the Zizek ‘Event of Philosophy’ Lecture

From Sept. 24 to Oct. 2, The Zizek / Badiou Event of Philosophy is happening throughout various venues in Seoul with a slew of conferences, discussions and lectures by a collection of academics and philosophers from around the international community. In the program pamphlet for the event, handed out at Platoon Kunsthalle’s opening lecture lead...
A Citybreak in Seoul: Day Two

A Citybreak in Seoul: Day Two

This is a review of day two of Citybreak, the new midsummer rock festival in Seoul. Click the link for a review of day one. The heat only intensified on day two, which added to the fury of the first band to grace the Super Stage, Apollo 18. Their invigorating thrash metal and grizzly vocals...
A Citybreak in Seoul: Day One

A Citybreak in Seoul: Day One

A tall purple sky and a coliseum of heat-warped white brick stretched ahead of me at the entrance to the Hyundai Card Citybreak festival. The number of people outside belied the soon-to-swell mass that heaved in Jamsil’s Sports Complex for the two-day rockathon. Don’t sweat if you missed it — because you certainly would have...
7 Reasons to See The Wizard of Oz in Seoul

7 Reasons to See The Wizard of Oz in Seoul

The Camarata Music Company’s production of “The Wizard of Oz” opened last weekend at the Seoul Center for Culture and Tourism in Myeongdong and will run through June 23rd. The hardworking casts (there are two full casts that alternate performances) are made up almost entirely of expats with solid backgrounds in music and performing. Indulge...
TWDY Destroys Seoul

TWDY Destroys Seoul

The sensation of seeing This Will Destroy You live is something akin to having your ears pleasantly mauled by a musically gifted grizzly bear with a penchant for showmanship. From the start the band adeptly demonstrated that having no vocals in your music in no way means you can’t have a frontman. Looming at centre-stage,...
The Dodos Live in Seoul

The Dodos Live in Seoul

Nestled amongst the shuttered garages and desolate industry that proved the unlikely backdrop for Saturday’s show, Mun in Mullae hosted the eight-limbed indie rock brace that is The Dodos. Descending in the hot night air to the subterranean art cavern it’s clear that the venue ticks all the right boxes for the band’s particular brand...