Stephen Epstein’s Us and Them

End of November the Asia-Pacific Journal published a peer-reviewed article by Victoria University of Wellington professor Stephen Epstein on Korean indie music: Us and Them: Korean Indie Rock in a K-Pop World. More specifically, it complements the 2014 documentary of the same name co-produced by Stephen Epstein and Timothy Tangherlini. The article does a great… Continue reading

MUST Era Of The Band Episode 5 : Youth Guide

A new episode of Mnet’s fantastic MUST Era Of The Band will be broadcast tomorrow, but first here’s what our panel has to say on the episode from June 18th. This week I’m joined by Youngmi of Dream, Girl,  Sangha of strangeseasons and Dahee of Dahee’s Plastic Castle. Watch the episode yourself through Mnet’s free VOD service.   This week we get… Continue reading

MUST Era Of The Band Episode 3 : 9010 Idol

A second commentary post this week as we’re catching up on Mnet’s band survival show MUST Era Of The Band. The third episode aired on June 4th. Lightinthemind of Korean Rock is Real, Dahee of Dahee’s Plastic Castle, Xtian aka drowningn00b and Youngmi of Dream, Girl all pitched in this time. Watch the episode yourself through Mnet’s VOD service.   The third episode of the special summer band survival… Continue reading