At the beginning of May, I came across a new summer music festival in South Korea, in the lineup there was a band with the name TalkBats! that caught my attention. To my surprise it was a ska-punk band hailing from Seoul, South Korea. For those of you who happen to live in Los Angeles, … More Skankin’ the Night Away with TalkBats! (토크뱃츠!)
This September I’ll be headed to South Korea with Rebs and Cy for the Zandari Music Festival held in Hongdae every year around late September/October since 2012. As I was doing research of other festivals around that time I couldn’t find a full list of music festivals held every year in South Korea, so I’ll … More South Korea’s Music Festivals/Festivales de Música de Corea del Sur
In the third edition of Non Stop Ska Festival, Kingston Rudieska (킹스턴 루디스카) was revealed to be in the lineup. Kingston Rudieska will be the first South Korean band to play in the music festival which is held in Mexico City from October 19-20, 2019. In 2018, Rebs and I were headed to the festival, … More Kingston Rudieska (킹스턴 루디스카) In Mexico!
Cold Cherry (차가운 체리) has been a band I’ve known for a very long time. They were introduced to me through a friend from Seoul, South Korea. The band has had a lineup change in the past. They started with two members and later added a drummer. After the original members withdrew they recruited a … More Gazing at Frozen Bodies with Cold Cherry (차가운 체리)
At the beginning of March I came across a band called Platform Stereo (플랫폼 스테레오) on instagram a quartet that hails from the beautiful port city of Busan, South Korea and is composed of Kim Jin-Seop (vocals), Hong Dong-hyun (bass), Lim Jung-hoon (guitar) and Choi Seung-han (drums). I followed them for a bit before actually … More Exploring the Universe with Platform Stereo (플랫폼 스테레오)
A few weeks ago I came across folk pop rock singer-songwriter Soundhills (사운드힐즈) through a friend who lives in South Korea. I had the opportunity to hear his DIY CD through her and I was so immediately drawn to his beautiful voice and soulful touching melodies that I went on the search for more material. … More A View From Soundhills (사운드힐즈)
Rock ‘N’ Roll Radio (RNRR) released their second full-length album this past month called You’ve Never Had It So Good and I couldn’t be happier. The first time I saw them was at the music festival South by Southwest (SXSW) 2014 held in Austin, Texas U.S.A. That year I went to see a few other … More [REVIEW] Rock ‘N’ Roll Radio (로큰롤라디오) – You’ve Never Had It So Good