Room 306 (First Aid and Hong Hyo Jin) : So Obvious Stories

Room 306 (First Aid and Hong Hyo Jin) : So Obvious Stories

Singer Hong Hyo Jin and electronic musician First Aid have just released their first album, So Obvious Stories, under the name Room 306. Although I had not formerly heard of Hong Hyo Jin, First Aid has proved himself to be very proficient with electronics and he...
The Fake Place : The place you’ve never reached

The Fake Place : The place you’ve never reached

I’ve been watching The Fake Place on SoundCloud as songs were released here and there. I found the EP on Bandcamp and decided to listen to the final release. The place you’ve never reached is a mixture of different sounds and the band is now one person....
Julia Dream : Lay It Down On Me

Julia Dream : Lay It Down On Me

Julia Dream‘s self-released single, Lay It Down On Me, is one song broken into four different parts. Added together the entire song is 18:25. The band’s genre of choice is psychedelic rock and a mix of blues. The band is definitely an unexpected trio...

Interview with LudiSTELO

Interview with LudiSTELO

LudiSTELO is one those bands whose star keeps rising. After releasing Experience in April in 2014, they performed on TV for the first time, gained popularity throughout the year, and opened 2015 with their new record, Flashpoint. I love this band and am grateful to...
Interview with Victim Mentality

Interview with Victim Mentality

South Korea has metal bands. They’re a little difficult to find, but they do play shows. But does South Korea have glam metal? They do now with Victim Mentality. The band will be showcasing their glam skills in front of audiences at SXSW and it should be amazing...
Interview with 57

Interview with 57

Once again Bandcamp was beneficial in helping me find a band. 57‘s self-titled EP has a raw introduction and then shows off a variety unexpected by the end of the seven songs. Watching their live performances, it’s apparent that the pair feed off each...
Rise Again Happening April 25, 2015 at MUV Hall

Rise Again Happening April 25, 2015 at MUV Hall

Rise Again, the only true Reggae festival, is taking place on April 25, 2015 at MUV Hall in Hongdae. Featuring an 11 band line-up, this is the festival to attend if you want to see South Korea’s foremost Reggae bands. Tickets are 35,000 won advance or 40,000 won...
SXSW 2K15 Seoulsonic Showcase at The Majestic

SXSW 2K15 Seoulsonic Showcase at The Majestic

If you’re going to SXSW, you should definitely attend the 2K15 Seoulsonic Showcase at The Majestic on Friday March 20, 2015. It’s going to be hosted by Ktown Cowboys‘ Danny Cho and some of the cast and features an amazing line up of musicians. We...

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...

Rise Again Happening April 25, 2015 at MUV Hall

Rise Again Happening April 25, 2015 at MUV Hall

Rise Again, the only true Reggae festival, is taking place on April 25, 2015 at MUV Hall in Hongdae. Featuring an 11 band line-up, this is the festival to attend if you want to see South Korea’s foremost Reggae bands. Tickets are 35,000 won advance or 40,000 won...