Seoulsonic at The Majestic at SXSW 2015

Seoulsonic at The Majestic at SXSW 2015

K-Pop Night Out was a mixture of independent acts and Kpop, but Seoulsonic’s showcase at The Majestic was fixated solely on South Korea’s electronic and rock bands. With K-Pop Night Out, many fans were more interested in Crayon Pop or Epik High. At...
K-Pop Night Out at the Elysium at SXSW

K-Pop Night Out at the Elysium at SXSW

K-Pop Night Out is a big thing during SXSW. I didn’t really know how dedicated some people would be waiting in the cash line for a chance to see the Kpop acts like Hitchhiker, Crayon Pop, and Epik High. But I was there for the earlier acts, able to see Eastern...
EE at 405 Club at SXSW 2015

EE at 405 Club at SXSW 2015

I’ve only seen EE through music videos. EE’s show at the 405 Club was my introduction to their performance art/live music show. In a word: amazing. EE brought out a crew of dancers to supplement the live show with Yun-joung and Hyun-joon guiding the...
Geeks From Gangnam at SXSW 2015

Geeks From Gangnam at SXSW 2015

The Geeks From Gangnam event was one half a mixer to present different technology start-ups from South Korea and one half a live concert. Originally billed with four artists, it actually resulted in The Solutions, Asian Chairshot, and No Brain showing off their...
A Primer to Korean Electronic Music Part Two

A Primer to Korean Electronic Music Part Two

Hopefully Part One of the Korean Electronic Music Primer helped to open your ears to new music. In Part Two, here are another set of bands and artists that you should give a listen to. In this set, there are some familiar names and some musicians who play really...
A Primer to Korean Electronic Music Part One

A Primer to Korean Electronic Music Part One

Over the last year, I’ve been finding that a lot of electronic musicians have welcomed Bandcamp as a place to release their music. Along with Facebook, it has become the source for where I find a lot of different artists. One major plus is that many musicians...
When K-Drama Meets Korean Indie

When K-Drama Meets Korean Indie

While often overlooked, OSTs are so important to the piece: the same exact scene can cause viewers to feel drastically different emotions based on the background music. The opposite is also true—listening to the tracks later on will bring back memories of the piece...
Letter From the Editor : 2014 & 2015

Letter From the Editor : 2014 & 2015

It’s almost two weeks into 2015 and already some strong albums have released. You Could Imagine by From The Airport and Norwegian Wood‘s Lost are on continuous repeats right now even as I write this. LudiSTELO and Love X Stereo have upcoming releases that...
Best of 2014 : SJP’s Picks

Best of 2014 : SJP’s Picks

Hello Korean Indie readers! Because I have a pretty wide taste in music and this is my first post here, I thought a lot about how I should choose my best of 2014 and how my picks would portray my taste. Overall, however, I just decided to go with the releases that I...
Best of 2014 : Reader’s Pick

Best of 2014 : Reader’s Pick

On December 26, I looked over the votes for the reader’s pick of Best of 2014. 280 people voted and it was very close. At the end, it was between Big Phony and From The Airport going head to head. But here are the top three albums of 2014, decided by Korean...