Bands
An Interview with Galaxy Express

An Interview with Galaxy Express

Just ahead of critically-acclaimed South Korean rockers Galaxy Express’ largest international tour, we caught them on their home turf to chat about rock star dreams, their lack of technological knowledge, and playing at weird festivals in Korea. Chincha: How did you guys meet? Jonghyun Park(Guitar/Vocals): Heekwon Kim (Drums) and I went to the same middle...
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...
A Shot of Soju with: Japandroids

A Shot of Soju with: Japandroids

Tonight, many of you are celebrating this year’s holiday of love by rocking out with the Canadian band Japandroids. The duo are currently on their Celebration Rock tour and took some time out to knock down a couple of soju shots with the Chincha crew. It’s the boys first time in Seoul and we wanted to...
Music. Art. BYOB

Music. Art. BYOB

Live art and music came together this past Saturday as POWWOW and Exit Six hosted their Music. Art. BYOB event in Itaewon. POWWOW is a relatively small venue but what it lacks in size, defiantly makes up for it in character. Plus, I tend to enjoy small venues like this because it allows the audience to be much more intimate with...
Brandt Brauer Frick: German Classical Techno in Seoul

Brandt Brauer Frick: German Classical Techno in Seoul

It doesn’t take much more than knowing that there is a show going on to get me out, so when I found out that there would be a free gig at Platoon by the German group Brandt Brauer Frick I knew where I would find myself on Saturday night. With the stage hidden behind curtains,...
Table People CD Launch ft. The Killer Drones and Genius

Table People CD Launch ft. The Killer Drones and Genius

Basement club DGBG was the venue of choice for indie record label Loose Union’s CD launch party for Table People, supported by Busan band Genius and new rock ‘n’ roll group The Killer Drones. The house was packed by the time Table People hit the stage to play a tight set of psych rock songs....
Loose Union Presents: Table People CD Launch

Loose Union Presents: Table People CD Launch

Seoul-based band Table People, under Loose Union records, are releasing a CD of their psych pop this weekend at a party that promises to be huge fun. Fresh from creating home made, exclusive and individual covers for their CDs, coordinated by band member and Seoul Urban Art(ist) Eric Davis, the quartet will be rocking it...