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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Seoul Fashion Week AW14

Seoul Fashion Week AW14

Attending Seoul Fashion Week is not so much glamorous as it is spellbindingly entertaining. There is some amazing talent coming out of Seoul right now that is worth learning about, and I highly recommend heading to high-end select shops like 10 corso como, to check out some of the top Korean designers under one roof, or to the...
Seoul Swingers

Seoul Swingers

On April 12, during a cloudy Saturday afternoon, Seoul’s swing dance hobby club Tantara Dance Hall performed to early American rock ‘n’ roll classics at Dongdaemun Design Plaza as part of the cultural facility’s opening month. Colton J was there to snap some photographs.  Images by Colton J
Big Day South: A Mini Guide to Alt Culture in Busan, Ulsan and Daegu

Big Day South: A Mini Guide to Alt Culture in Busan, Ulsan and Daegu

Ever since I moved to South Korea I’ve noticed a heavy amount of Seoul-centralism when it comes to art, music and other creative ventures. Things that happens in Seoul, especially creative things, get much more attention than the same activities happening outside of it. This is not an unusual occurrence; growing up in England, I...
Shopping Guide: Gangnam Station

Shopping Guide: Gangnam Station

If you’re a shopper, Seoul is a candy store. The city itself is like a giant, twisting shopping arcade; it’s rare to come across an area that isn’t packed with patchworks of chain stores and tiny boutiques. Subway stations, especially the major hubs, can have bug lamp effects on travelers — or at least those...
At the Baseball in Korea

At the Baseball in Korea

It is Friday evening and Jamsil Stadium is host to Seoul’s hometown rivalry: the Doosan Bears versus LG Twins. Sold out, the stadium is packed with everyone from Gangnam’s elite to ajusshi’s who spend their days selling Korean pears from the trunk of blue Hyundai trucks. While on the green bus to the stadium I passed...
Q&A: Washed Out

Q&A: Washed Out

Washed Out recently played to a packed audience in Seoul on his recent Asia tour. We got to ask the man behind the fantasy-driven music on Paracosm a few questions ahead of the show. Here’s what he had to say.  How did you make the leap from trainee librarian to professional musician?   I had been...
Ticket Giveaway! Baths Live in Seoul

Ticket Giveaway! Baths Live in Seoul

WIN TICKETS TO BATHS! The U.S. musician from suburban LA is hitting Korea this weekend, and we have two pairs of tickets to give away for the show. Just head to Chincha’s Facebook page, like us, and then share this post to be in with a chance of winning. For more information, head to the...
Humans of Seoul

Humans of Seoul

Humans of New York-inspired blogs have sprung up all over the Internet, and now Korea’s capital city has its very own. Seongkyoon Jeong, editor in chief of Humans of Seoul, feels that “Korean society tends to emphasize group consciousness, often ignoring individual existence, values, and diversity.” “I wished I could peek at what people of Seoul...