As usual, Austin festival SXSW (South by Southwest) will be held in March next year. The first 200 showcasing bands where announced a couple of days ago and so far there’s one Korean band on the list: Gong Myoung.
I remember being quite fond of their modern Korean traditional tyle a bunch of years back (although I would usually refer to them as Resonance) but I had pretty much forgotten about them till now. Turns out they celebrated 10 years in February this year by releasing an anniversary live album.
Keep an eye open for more Korean band names as the list is updated! I’ve heard that one of the bands interviewed here at Indieful ROK has applied to go to SXSW next year too – if they can also go on a small tour in eastern USA around that time, that is.