It’s a beautifully sunny day and we’re hoping the weather this weekend will be the same. Have a nice Seoul, whatever you’re up to.
HBC Fest is back. The biannual multi-venue music festival will take place this friday and Saturday in the small expat village of Haebangchon, located near Itaewon. Head down from Noksapyeong Station and turn up the road where you see the kimchi pots to access lots of lovely local music. .
LOCOLOCO Party at Exit
“After 2 years of spreading incredible good vibes in Korat, Thaïland, LOCO LOCO Party is coming to Seoul for the first time. On top of this, our favorite Thaï DJ and beloved friend, DJ Mendy Indigo will be celebrating her last DJ set in Seoul that night, so this is not to be missed.” .
The Dodos Live in Seoul
Mellow, catchy indie rock band The Dodos are playing Mun in Mullae this Friday night and we have three pairs of tickets to give away to some lucky readers. Head to this article for details on the contest and check this recent interview with supporting band New Blue Death.
The 3rd Seoul Record Fair Opening Party
Styled as a musical festival with the focus on records, Seoul Record Fair is now on its third round. The unique event will comprise of a variety of showcases, including a movie, and you can purchase LPs and CDs the next day at the Platoon Kunsthalle fair. Presale tickets for the opening party at Keu Keu are W20,000; doors open at 7pm.
Rooftop Tarantino Lounge
This summer, : the Tarantino Series. Kicking off with his first feature film, Reservoir Dogs, after the film there’ll be DJing, dancing and Magpie beer. Perfect summer vibes and it’s totally free.
F de C Reader Korean Launch Party at New Russian Painting
With photography from fashion imagery stalwarts like Hasisi Park, the Korean version of Tokyo mag F de C Reader should be a must-read for any style fans in Seoul. The event is also a must-go with Slow Danse DJing. According to F de C, the reader is “something that sits alongside the pulses of culture and as a reminder that other more relevant connections exist in the world, something that can be carried in a pocket for consultation or as a dose of lo-fi paperback smelling salts.” Deep. .
Play Out Hongdae Park Takeover
Partying in Hongdae park’s playground is, of course, one of the best things about summer in Seoul. Usually it’s all about impromptu performances from singers, beatboxers and dancers, but this week sees something pretty special: a, and the super popular Bass Attach d&b crew will be DJing. Should be awesome.
Night of Passion
According to SOMOS, where this so-called night of passion will be held, all the ingredients needed for a red-hot evening are jazz, tropical cocktails (from Southern Sons, obvs), and Latin and Southern BBQ food. Let’s hope the weather holds out so they can throw a spot of sunshine in there too. .
Other Saturday Bits
Share interactive Korean folk tale experiences with , meet “Your Republic is Calling You” , catch some burlesque at the , and .
Any events we’ve missed? Comment or email us. .
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