Reviews

In Pictures: VLUF Vol. 3

This weekend saw the return of the now infamous garage party hosted by VLUF. Chincha was there with bells on documenting the event – camera in one hand, beer in the other. The layout was somewhat different to the last party.  Although the location was the same, there was no rooftop access this time as...

Pride Breakdown

Here’s a breakdown of how Korea Queer Culture Festival (Gay Pride) was this year, minute by minute, hour by hour. 11.30am: With a happy heart and excited buzz, I catapulted myself into my never-before-worn Kylie Minogue tour t-shirt. Being a few sizes to small, this was no mean feat. Stomach sucked in, Red Bull downed,...
Primary Skool at the Viewzic Sessions

Primary Skool at the Viewzic Sessions

If you’re into experimental jazz-infused hip hop live jam sessions and you weren’t at Hongdae’s Sangsang Madang on Friday then you certainly missed a rare opportunity. If that doesn’t sound like your kind of thing, you are sorely mistaken and also missed a rare opportunity. Brought to life by cultural collective Viewzic and sponsors Fred...
Review: Moja live in Seoul

Review: Moja live in Seoul

Last week, the Japanese noise-rock duo Moja shook up the peninsula when they crash landed in Hongdae. Playing a two night run – Friday at Club FF and Saturday at Salon Badabie – we covered their gig at Club FF, which featured support from Gravity, The Magicians, Juck Juck Grunzie and No.1 Korean. After the...
Review: Unionway Fest 2012

Review: Unionway Fest 2012

Last weekend Seoul’s very own Unionway Krew brought the city a tattooed-fistful of talent from the peninsula and beyond. With a line-up boasting the best of the local scene plus guests from Japan, both the local boys and the visitors blew the crowd away. If you made it to Prism Hall on Saturday night you...
No Age Live at Rolling Hall

No Age Live at Rolling Hall

The unusually young demographic of the audience, Rolling Hall’s no smoking policy and guitarist Randy Randall’s refusal of a free shot of vodka (offered up to him by one generous fan) echoed the all ages, alcohol and drug-free ethos of Downtown Los Angeles venue, The Smell, where No Age played their first shows. No wonder,...
'Show Real Drama' at Festival Bo:m

‘Show Real Drama’ at Festival Bo:m

Now in its 6th consecutive year running, Festival Bo:m is a four-week (3/22-4/18) international event featuring artists of every discipline from around the world. As Korea’s leading festival in contemporary art, the event aims to bring innovative, avant-garde Korean and international art to Seoul, with a focus on discovering new artists. Experimentation and challenge are...
LMFAO in Seoul

LMFAO in Seoul

With the looming threat of North Korean missiles and the bitter cold just refusing to fuck off already, an excuse to “Party Rock” is exactly what SK needed to start this month off right. With all the hype around LMFAO’s live shows it would have been easy to coast on that rep and disappoint a few thousand people...