Posts tagged "japan"
The House of Sharing & Korea’s Comfort Women

The House of Sharing & Korea’s Comfort Women

At this time a year ago, I was in the midst of coping with the end of my schooling years, the impending doom of adulthood creeping up on me as I hurriedly prepared for my upcoming year in South Korea. I knew very little about Korea, especially the recent history of this peninsula and its...
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...
DOTMOV2012 Festival

DOTMOV2012 Festival

DOTMOV2012 Festival is hosted by SHIFT magazine, who will be presenting the talents of new and gifted filmmakers in an international film fest. Digital films and works from all over the globe will be showcased across various locations worldwide, including Hong Kong, London, Stockholm and New York, from November 2012. The tour schedule hasn’t been...
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...

Interview: Moja

Tokyo bass-and-drums rock duo Moja are making a fleeting appearance in Seoul this weekend, to play at two gigs organised by Korean musicians Apollo 18. Moja, who are characterised by their ‘fast-paced, abstract blend of noisy rock and dance-punk’, met Apollo 18 while performing at SXSW last year in Austin, Texas. The Japanese band are...
Unionway Fest 2012

Unionway Fest 2012

Unionway Krew are a skateboarding collective who emerged from the Korean punk rock scene in 2004, later inspiring Japanese band Smash Raid to create their own version on that island just over the East Sea. Both groups are bringing together a bunch of punk bands from Korea and Japan this Saturday for Unionway Fest 2012,...