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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Events in Seoul This Weekend: Feb 28 — March 2

Events in Seoul This Weekend: Feb 28 — March 2

ALL WEEKEND Exit Last Dance Party Exit is closing down, waaahh. Give the garage bar a proper send-off this weekend; the goodbye event spans Friday and Saturday night. Free entry. Sol-Sol Pop-Up Shop The street style bloggers and purveyors of menswear are holding their first pop-up shop this weekend in Seoul. The address will be...
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,...
TICKET GIVEAWAY: Washed Out Live in Seoul

TICKET GIVEAWAY: Washed Out Live in Seoul

  GIVEAWAY DONE Here’s a potential gift for you that’s as magical as the GIF above. Washed Out is coming to Seoul’s Rolling Hall on Sunday March 2 at Rolling and we’re giving away TWO PAIRS of tickets to see the American chillwave musician with his wispy, wonderful sounds.  To win, share this post on your Facebook...
Events This Weekend in Seoul: February 13 — 16

Events This Weekend in Seoul: February 13 — 16

FRIDAY Busan Band Bonanza 1 & 2 This Friday and Saturday local alt-rockers Table People and Les Sales will host three Korean bands from Busan. Genius, Say Sue Me and 3volt are the toast of the town down south but rarely make it up to Seoul. Make sure you get out to Hongdae to show...
7 Sweet Spots in Sangsu

7 Sweet Spots in Sangsu

You might enjoy the lively nightlife of Hongdae, but the chain restaurants, neon lights and clusters of students can be overwhelming at times. Yet just a ten-minute walk to the outskirts of the ever-popular area you can find Sangsu, a trendy spot catering to the alternative Seoul crowd, and a welcome break from the chaos...
Beauty and the East: Discovering Ansan

Beauty and the East: Discovering Ansan

The words “Seoul” and “beautiful” aren’t commonly associated with one another. “Fast-paced”, “hazy” or “exciting” are some of the more usual buzzwords batted around when describing the giant, urban metropolis. Yet when I finally moved to Seoul, after two years in nearby Suwon, I’m sure I managed to move to the most beautiful part of...
TICKET GIVEAWAY: Mogwai and Daughter Live in Seoul

TICKET GIVEAWAY: Mogwai and Daughter Live in Seoul

Scottish instrumental rockers Mogwai and dreamy English band Daughter are hitting Seoul this Sunday, and we have two pairs of tickets to give away. You know the drill by now: Head to Facebook, like Chincha, share this post on Facebook and then comment below to let us know you’ve done it.  Here are 10 of the...
Events in Seoul This Weekend: Feb. 7 to 9

Events in Seoul This Weekend: Feb. 7 to 9

Welcome to the weekend, kids. ONGOING Feb. 2 to Feb. 28: ÅLAND SALE One of my favorite shops in Korea, Åland, has opened up a branch in Itaewon relatively recently and is now hosting a “flea market” sale of clothing from up-and-coming designers, discounted between 30 and 70 percent. Brands such as Flirt, I Hate...