Entertainment - Music

Posted 18 hours 7 min ago by Conrad Hughes

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. 

Posted 1 week 23 hours ago by Dave Hazzan

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.

Posted 2 weeks 1 day ago by Sophie Boladeras

Gayageum goes contemporary

Posted 2 weeks 6 days ago by Wilfred Lee

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.

Posted 3 weeks 4 days ago by Sophie Boladeras


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.

Posted 2 months 1 day ago by Sophie Boladeras


Maggie Devlin

guitar, vocals

Stephanie Bankston

synth, vocals

Mike McGrath


Posted 2 months 2 days ago by Alex Aguilar

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.

Posted 3 months 2 weeks ago by Groove Korea


Seoul’s favorite expat festival set for May 16-18

The HBC May festival is the definitive expat music festival of the spring/summer, and is the largest independent artist showcase in Korea. This year’s lineup features 100 live acts in 16 independent venues, spanning from Haebangchon to neighboring Gyeongnidan in Yongsan-gu.

Posted 3 months 3 weeks ago by Sophie Boladeras

The Godfathers of Korean Punk

Crying  Nut

Yoonsik Park

Guitar and vocals

Kyungrok Han a.k.a. Captain Rock

Bass and vocals

Sangmyun Lee

Posted 4 months 2 days ago by Albert Kim

     Acoustic/soul-legend multiplatinum singer-songwriter John Mayer will perform in Seoul for the first time on May 6.