SXSW 2016

It’s mid-March and just a day away from the start of the world’s largest music showcase festival–South by Southwest–in Austin, Texas. The music portion of SXSW 2016 lasts from March 15 to March 20 and offers more than 2,000 showcasing artists. 16 of those are Korean.   Anna’s Recommendations Chris from Korean Indie took the… Continue reading

Modern Sky Helsinki 2015

For the first time ever, Chinese indie music festival Modern Sky is set to take place in Helsinki, Finland. Plenty of great artists from the Nordic countries as well as China and other parts of East Asia are scheduled to play at the Hietalahti shipyard from August 28-29. Coming over from Korea, Sunwoo Jung-A and… Continue reading

Summer in Europe 2015

Summers in Europe are getting better with every year–at least when it comes to Korean bands touring the continent. The IROK events listing has already been updated to reflect what remains, but here’s anyway a summary. Starting already mid-May Korean Cultural Centre UK hosted a K-Indie Rock Showcase in London where Dead Buttons and Patients–who… Continue reading

Jambinai on Tour in Europe

If I were to name just one band as my very favorite–regardless of genre and nationality–it would have to be Jambinai. Their use of traditional Korean instruments gives them a unique edge regardless of which style of music they take on. I’ve been a fan for over 4 years already and have had the great… Continue reading