[History] Hello Rookies 2014

I frequently find myself looking up former contestants of Hello Rookie when writing small info snippets for various posts. Since the competition started in 2007 a large number of great bands and solo artists has gotten a share of the spotlight, and it’s particularly fun to see how the now more famous acts have evolved…. Continue reading

Top Band 3: Top 8 Final Audition

Indieful ROK’s Top Band 3 commentary series continues, albeit at the moment a couple of months behind the original KBS2 broadcast schedule. Today myself and Kevin have a look at the 7th episode, broadcast November 14th, wherein the final 2 spots of the Top 8 are about to be filled. If you want to watch… Continue reading

Top Band 3: Coach Selections

The third season of KBS2 band survival show Top Band started in the beginning of the month. Following the first couple of episodes the Top Band 3 commentary series started here on Indieful ROK with the first real post covering the live audition that took place in the first couple of episodes. Now it’s time… Continue reading

Top Band 3: Live Auditions

On October 3rd the third season of KBS2 band survival show Top Band kicked off. Much like with Top Band 2 I’ll have a commentary series running to make watching just a little bit more fun. The panel members shared their expectations ahead of the season back in August and now it’s time to have… Continue reading

2015 K-Rookies

K-Rookies is a competition created by KOCCA–-the Korean state sponsored Korea Creative Culture Agency. The 2015 edition was the 4th in the order, granting 6 bands promotional support for the rest of the year. The final auditions took place at the Olympic Park Muse Live café on July 31st with 12 bands competing for the… Continue reading

Hello Rookie Final 2014

This year’s edition of rookie band competition Hello Rookie kicked off with the online auditions opening up in March. Monthly winners were chosen from May through September, and the grand finale took place in November. It was broadcast on EBS mid-December, and yesterday the rookie performances were finally uploaded to the Hello Rookie YouTube channel…. Continue reading