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

Randomness #31

Suddenly the kind of summer most people appreciate has returned to Sweden. I’m more into rain and cool weather myself as I get rendered fairly useless even at temperatures in the lower 20s, but there’s all of this awesome music that deserves some attention so I’ll anyway have to at least try to get some… 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

Hello Rookies of May & June

Since the last day of Mars artists have been able to apply for this year’s Hello Rookie competition. Applications are made on monthly basis with around seven bands usually picked for final audition in front of a live audience. The monthly winners are awarded 1 million won each and get to appear on a special… Continue reading