Meet Cannibal Heart, a North American-Korean alternative rock band based in Seoul. With Joey Mercadante on vocals, Andoni Flores on bass, Do Jung-ho (Johnny) on lead guitar and Jay Bee on drums, they make one kick-ass band. They recently added two new members and say this is really transforming their sound. They’re planning on recording soon, but in the meantime they’ve been making a name for themselves by performing at FF, Freebird, Woodstock and Club Jammers in Hongdae. All questions are answered collectively by Cannibal Heart.
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Groove Korea debuts music showcase with Dan Deacon live on Nov. 28
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Domino’s stellar lads the Wild Beasts will make a special surprise pop-up show with M̶Y̶ ̶S̶A̶M̶E̶ ̶I̶N̶K̶ in Seoul to support their newest album, “Present Tense.”
It is a dramatically new album, taking cues from the most intense and effervescent of 1980s and 1990s electronic sound, but rethinking and retooling these elements with exquisite detail for the 21st century.
(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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.