Monthly archive February, 2013
Surfing Near North Korea: The 38th Parallel Project

Surfing Near North Korea: The 38th Parallel Project

Surfing isn’t a sport that many associate with South Korea, although there is a small but thriving community of wave-chasers that live here. One of these is New Zealander Shannon Aston, a photographer currently living in Seoul. Shannon has documented the beach area around the 38th Parallel, the line that divides North and South Korea,...
Events in Seoul This Week: February 28th - March 7th

Events in Seoul This Week: February 28th – March 7th

To round off February we interviewed the inspiring Korean American innovators behind IISE, the brand with the beautiful organically dyed bags, reviewed garage rock act Thee Oh Sees live at Sangsang Madang, and introduced upcoming travelling video workshop Bisque Rage (lobster rage!!!). Find out how to apply to the latter event here and we’ll keep you...
Thee Oh Sees Live in Seoul

Thee Oh Sees Live in Seoul

Thee Oh Sees, a band touted as one of the best current garage rock acts, played Seoul on Sunday night.  There are obvious reasons why they have garnered this reputation, but a reputation such as this sets expectations pretty high. Many of us born in the late 70’s to the late 80’s, who did most...
Introducing: New Blue Death

Introducing: New Blue Death

New Blue Death are a fresh new band coming out of Seoul comprised of former members of On Sparrow Hills and current members of Used Cassettes and Table People. They’ve been together writing, rehearsing and recording since the summer, opting to forego playing live before having recorded an album to ensure the songs and arrangements...
IISE: Mixing Traditional Korea with Urban Street Style

IISE: Mixing Traditional Korea with Urban Street Style

The designers behind international fashion accessories brand IISE, meaning ‘second generation’, are Korean American brothers TK and Kevin Kim. Having documented the unique experience of creating their newest collection on their social media networks, much well-deserved hype has built around IISE in the last few months. We sat down with the two to chat about...
Barefoot Basterds Presents: Bisque Rage in Seoul

Barefoot Basterds Presents: Bisque Rage in Seoul

The prize for the most fun art crew on the planet has to go to the Barefoot Basterds. The loose collective combine travel, aesthetics and pure hedonism to create an “art collective for people that gives a fuck about not giving one.” One upcoming event Barefoot Basterds are planning while on their residency at Platoon...
Seoul Shindig Epic 90s Mix Vid!

Seoul Shindig Epic 90s Mix Vid!

Eliminate those year 2013 blues with this 80s/90s/early 2000′s mix video the retro party starters Seoul Shindig have created especially for us. Featuring the cast of Footloose (hi Kevin Bacon) and old-school jams from Boyz II Men, Sisqó and Weezer, this is such an awesome blast from the past that we’re currently trawling Ebay for Pogs, Beanie Babies and Tamagotchis. Shindig...
Events in Seoul This Week: February 21st - 28th 2013

Events in Seoul This Week: February 21st – 28th 2013

For this week’s events in Seoul click this link. In between photographing events like Glaswegian DJ Jackmaster’s appearance at Cakeshop and reviewing Dirty Beaches’ controversial performance at Mun in Mullae (read the negative review versus the positive review), we took Chincha photographer and writer Tom to get his first ever tattoo and documented the process...