Posts tagged "Live Music"
Review: Television Live

Review: Television Live

The English language promotion for this gig was about as loud as a monastery full of mute monks and so the majority of the audience seemed to be in attendance for the popular K-Indie band Kiha and the Faces. This lead to the bizarre sight of dolled-up Korean teenagers in mini skirts and bunny ears...
From Kreuzberg to Gangnam: An Interview with Jahcoozi in Seoul

From Kreuzberg to Gangnam: An Interview with Jahcoozi in Seoul

Only a few hours after having touched down from Beijing, Sasha Perera and Oren Gerlitz have rolled into the Platoon dressing room and are relaxing before their gig. Although they both confess to being hungover from the previous evening’s exploits, neither seem subdued. In fact both, before long, are pouring drinks. Jahcoozi are a Berlin-based trio who make...
Q&A: Wye Oak

Q&A: Wye Oak

The Wye Oak tree in Wye Mills, Maryland was the largest white oak tree in the Unites States before it was destroyed in a thunderstorm in 2002. Equally as distinguished is the indie folk rock duo of the same name comprised of Andy Stack and Jenn Wasner, who will perform two shows in Korea as...
Television Live in Seoul

Television Live in Seoul

Much like their debut album, Television’s first time performing on the Korean Peninsula seems to have crept up on us without much of a fanfare, but if we are to learn anything from their seminal history it must surely be not to underestimate them. The New York art-punk legends will strut their delightfully angular stuff...
Audra Connolly and Willow Lyou at JY Hall

Audra Connolly and Willow Lyou at JY Hall

Ask an expat why they haven’t gone home yet, and you’re likely to hear something about “community.” It’s an important word to independent musicians too. Strong bonds form in between open mic nights, coffee shop gigs, small venue lineups and even street corner busking. Audra Connolly moved to Ilsan (Gyeonggi province) to teach English, but...
51+ Festival (51플러스 뉴스) at Mullae Arts Space

51+ Festival (51플러스 뉴스) at Mullae Arts Space

Giacomo Lee wrote an ace round-up and preview of this weekend’s 51+ Festival at Mullae Art Space and allowed us to republish it. Bookmark his blog for more on alternative music in Seoul. Interested in seeing the best indie and alternative acts Seoul has to offer? A little bored of Hongdae? Then heard on over...
The 7th Seoul Jazz Festival 2013

The 7th Seoul Jazz Festival 2013

I was speaking to an acquaintance recently about the 7th Seoul Jazz Festival. He was at an impasse “as an adult” about whether to spend the long weekend in May at a jazz festival or stick with his usual choice of the 7th World DJ Festival in Seoul, which is on the same weekend. Initially, this seems...
Review: Grimes Live in Seoul

Review: Grimes Live in Seoul

Claire Boucher’s love of K-pop is well known to those with an interest in the 25-year old Canadian artist and so Grimes‘ first foray into the Korean peninsula could be seen as something of a pilgrimage. Backstage attendances by Min from Miss A and the Cardinal of K-pop himself, G-Dragon, meant that the Vancouver natives’...