Gaon Charts April 2016

Korea’s national music chart Gaon published the charts for April last Thursday. Here’s a look at how the local indie music managed during the month. Gaon Korean Album Chart While March was a good month for album sales, April didn’t deliver to the same extent. On the indie front, Busker Busker‘s 2012 album continued to… Continue reading

SXSW 2015 @ Austin, Texas

As has become common in recent years, also the 2015 edition of SXSW Music will be featuring a set of Korean bands. The first round of artist announcements came on October 22nd and includes The Barbarettes, Big Phony, Eastern Sidekick, EE, No Brain and su:m. Additionally it was reported after MU:CON that Asian Chairshot too… 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

Pia and Windy City Perform on Immortal Song 2

Rock band Pia made their first appearance on Immortal Song 2 during the Lee Seung Hwan special, broadcast on September 1st. With a couple of camel statues on stage, Pia made Lee Seung Hwan’s “붉은 낙타” into their own also inviting No Brain‘s Lee Sung Woo to sing on stage. Prior to their performance vocalist Yohan had… Continue reading