Gaon Charts May 2016

Korea’s national music chart Gaon published the charts for May ten days ago. Here’s a look at how the local indie music managed during the month. Gaon Korean Album Chart Plenty of excellent albums were released during May and many of the indie releases did show up on Gaon’s weekly Korean album chart. However, only… Continue reading

Korea Curated Giveaway

I first met Marie Frenette during my first trip to Korea, back in 2009, and we’ve remained friends since. While my time in Korea remains limited to the occasional vacation, Marie has successfully kept her life in the country for a decade. Her drive and passion (alongside her Korean proficiency) never ceases to amaze and… Continue reading

Hello Rookie Final 2015

2015 saw the 9th edition of rookie musician competition Hello Rookie take place. Monthly winners were crowned for May through September with the grand final taking place November 14th. It was broadcast on EBS December 11th, with VOD now available both in regular and HD quality. Additional clips from the final, embedded below, have been… Continue reading

Randomness #21

As far as blogging goes, I haven’t exactly been productive since returning from my latest Korea trip. Many excuses could be made, but I’m gonna go ahead and blame the cat. Not that I actually own a cat, but during October I was cat sitting for a couple of friends. The cat was super cute… Continue reading