Reviews
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...
Picture Review: Loose Union Presents

Picture Review: Loose Union Presents

Saturday night’s Loose Union event wasn’t so much the tentative first steps of a fledgling video and record label but a full-blown ruckus of a launch party, leaving us feeling like we’d been sucked in and spat out by the gloriously grungy hole that is Club DGBG.  Dark basement bars always promote a sense of...
Pictureplane

Pictureplane

Last weekend saw Pictureplane take to the floor of EXIT Bar in Hongdae. Having spent a lot of time at EXIT in the last year, it seemed like an odd venue choice as the space inside is small and there is no stage for artists to perform on. That said, it was a pleasant surprise...
pg. lost

pg. lost

SuperColorSuper’s latest show in Hongdae was a rare treat for alternative music fans in Korea. Hosted at the elusive Club DGBD, the venue was packed to the rafters with Seoul’s indie intelligentsia. The venue itself is great, and has a real intimate and genuine atmosphere – the perfect place to showcase pg.lost, who now reputedly...
Firewheels Vol.1

Firewheels Vol.1

This is a review of Firewheels Vol. 1, a punk night held by Unionway at Club Spot on Friday 16th of March When we think of Korean music there is one omnipresent genre which immediately jumps to mind. It then stays in your mind, repeating its saccharine melodies with prozac-levels of pep. So dominant is...

VLUF Garage Party

We missed VLUF’s first garage party but heard so much good stuff about it that we knew we had to make it to Volume 2.  It finally came around last Saturday, held in a converted studio in Seongsu with enough space on the rooftop to scatter sofas, a BBQ and a makeshift patio heater (aka...

So, How Was Seoul Electronic Music Festival?

Seoul Electronic Music Festival went down last weekend in Ilsan. I got super drunk and danced my face off. This is what I can remember. Getting to the venue presented a challenge. Was it worth saving some coin and taking the 90 minute subway ride from HBC? Absolutely not. Luckily there were some cool Korean...
Santacon Seoul 2011

Santacon Seoul 2011

Before arriving in Korea, I wasn’t exactly sure how this country would handle the “Holiday Season”. It’s hard to envision what an alternative to the hyper-commercialized American Christmas experience would be. Do families spend thousands of dollars and hours creating elaborate light decorations on their front lawns? Is every ubiquitous K-Pop song replaced with ubiquitous...