Monthly archive July, 2012
Review & Photos: Jisan Valley Rock Festival 2012

Review & Photos: Jisan Valley Rock Festival 2012

The organisers of the 2012 edition of Jisan Valley Rock Festival were the first promoters in Korean history to bring Radiohead to the peninsula. While it’s commendable that they managed to lure arguably the biggest band in the world to play a headlining set, it felt like this was used as an excuse to rest...
POWWOW

POWWOW

Yewwww.  Have you been feeling sick and tired of all the same Hongdae nights out recently? I know I have; there are only so many KGB’s one can drink outside Exit without feeling like everything’s getting a little stale. Luckily, new venue POWWOW is opening this week, and will be launching to the general public...
Ten Korean-y Things to Show Your Friends When They Visit

Ten Korean-y Things to Show Your Friends When They Visit

So you’re living and working in Korea and are lucky enough to have a friend or loved one come to visit you. Lucky duck! Maybe they can bring you an extra pair of those thongs (alright, ‘flip flops’ for those of you gasping) you like, or some Vegemite, or Pascall Pineapple Lumps, or ALL OF...

Jisan 2012 Instagram Gallery

Just like at Mudfest we got help from Chincha readers with capturing Jisan Valley Rock Festival, so that we could get a varied perspective of the event. The following photos are a selection of the best from the #chinchajisan Instagram hashtag. Beautiful flowers and a semi-naked man in the background by @chinchamag This-a-way by @tallullahelle...
An Australian, an Ajumma, and a Lot of Skin

An Australian, an Ajumma, and a Lot of Skin

For many people, the allure of travelling has a lot to do with being out of one’s comfort zone. That goes for me too; like the time I got out of my comfort zone by getting out of my clothes. I then wished my comfort zone all the best for the future, asked it to...

Events in Korea This Week: 26/JULY/2012

ALL WEEKEND Jisan Valley Rock Festival The time has finally come for the festival we’ve been waiting a whole year for. Jisan is back with an impressive line-up, headlined by Radiohead, James Blake and The Stone Roses. Check out our tips for other bands to watch out for and see some pictures from last year...

Seoul’s Folk Museum

Our Sunday Funday series is all about trying to get you to have fun by spending your weekends exploring – sometimes without spending a single won. If that takes your fancy then you’re in luck – as at the National Folk Museum of Korea you can do just that. Located within the grounds of Gyeongbokgung...
AKA Mag

AKA Mag

Coming across a website as visually pleasing as All Korean Arts is like finding something precious in a bowl of beondegi. A veritable treasure trove of art, fashion, design, videography and photography – all curated from Korean creators – AKA’s focused and informative blog posts are pleasurable to view and easy to digest. We got...