When Monique Simpson arrived to her new home in Sillim-dong, she set out to discover all that the area had to offer. In the few months off after her completed work contract before returning to the U.S., she decided to put her findings into written form: Simpson wanted to create a mysterious world set in Sillim’s adult entertainment area.
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(UPDATE: Listen to Chance and Dan Do Korea's FIRST live podcast recording featuring comedian Wassim, expat journalist John Power and indie rock band Baekma on the podcast player below!)
Korea’s expat community will soon have its own late-night talk show for local news and entertainment. The live podcast show, Chance & Dan Do Korea, emphasizes the importance of the average person’s voice through audience participation through dialogue about the country.
Every May, the city of Chuncheon, Gangwon Province, transforms from the dak galbi capital of Korea to the host of the Chuncheon International Mime Festival — a vibrant and mythical setting for the performing arts, and a battlefield for the gods of fire and water. The festival, now in its 26th year, attracts hundreds of local and international performers and audience members with fantastic annual events, water fights, a bonfire and, yes, mimes.
A group of ticketholders is still waiting for their money back after the cancellation in April of a concert headlined by Texas post-rock band Explosions in the Sky.
Shine your two-tone shoes, don that pork pie hat and get your skanking ass out to Sinchon for the New Generation of Ska Festival 2014.
On Aug. 30, from 2 to around 11 p.m., 12 great ska acts will be performing at a free outdoor festival near Yonsei University.
Since arriving in Korea, Kholo Matsafu has stepped up to every opportunity that has crossed her path. The MC-turned-musician has worked hard to fine-tune her “musical vocabulary,” collaborating with other talented artists and participating in various music festivals under the name KALA. Unafraid of skipping across genres and media, the singer is ready to share her serene aura and deep, sultry voice with her fans in Korea and abroad.
Shinae An Wheeler / 안신애
I am the bossy Barberette. I play guitar and write songs. Being bossy is my role. I choke the other girls.
Grace Kim / 김은혜
I usually sing the main melody, and I am the playful one with a big smile — because I have a big mouth.
So Hee Park / 박소희
I am the baby Barberette. I sing the low harmony and keep the harmony stable.
The lounge we settle into is dotted with several disengaged couples. The candlelight glints off their phones in the dimly lit booths. Pop music blares through the sound system, a stark shift from the eclectically infectious rhythms that Pentasonic had just poured out a few minutes earlier.