Entertainment - Music

Posted 1 week 15 hours ago by Dave Hazzan

(Listen to GrooveCast host Chance Dorland's interview with "Broke In Korea" punk magazine creator Jon Dunbar and "…Whatever That Means" band member Jeff Moses on the podcast player below!)

At the end of a long alley in Hongdae, at Double A Studios, it’s time for Birthday Party Like Shit II.

Posted 1 week 1 day ago by Merissa Quek

EDM party label Blue Spirit presented Move_ last Saturday at the trendy Yeoksam-dong dance club The A. The party featured six DJ acts including headliner heavy electronica house duo Inside Core and renowned local acts Yann & Julian, Dguru, Bagagee Viphex13, Vandal Rock and Maximite.

Posted 2 weeks 1 day ago by HBC Fall Festival 2014

The 2014 HBC Fall Fest will take place Oct. 17-19 in Haebangchon and Gyeongnidan, with the addition of an opening jam session at Thunderhorse tavern on Oct. 16. 

The HBC Festival is the go-to expat music festival, featuring over 100 live acts in 20 independent venues spread over three days. It’s the largest independent artist showcase in Korea.

Posted 2 weeks 4 days ago by Emilee Jennings

Get your green dancing shoes ready

People are well familiar with St. Patrick’s Day in March, but October is time to embrace the céilidh. The Irish Association of Korea, in conjunction with the St. Andrew’s Society of Seoul, will stage The Ceilídh, a family-fun event on Oct. 18. 

Posted 3 weeks 1 day ago by Remy Raitt

The emotive power of music

Jacques Greene recently played a hot, pulsating, all-night-long set at Cakeshop in Seoul. With two albums under his belt so far — a Pitchfork reviewer described his samples as “graduate-level” compared to those by Top 40 heavyweights — the young and enigmatic Montreal native now resides in New York and tours the world playing his house music to enthusiastic club goers.

Posted 1 month 3 weeks ago by Shane Torr

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. 

Posted 1 month 3 weeks ago by Elizabeth Kim

(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. 

Posted 1 month 3 weeks ago by Rebecca Lopez

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. 

Posted 1 month 4 weeks 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 2 months 6 days 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.