It’s Friday which for anyone in or around the Hongdae area in Seoul usually means an overabundance of interesting shows to choose from. Maybe not so much this weekend however because of the lunar new year and all. So for some weekend reading here’s a bunch of live reports and related material that showed up online during the last four months or so.
First up something fairly recent: Oliver Philpott of Seoul Music Room checked out the Seoulsonic gig at Welcomm Theater a couple of weeks ago, where he was blown away by Apollo 18: Big Phony, Idiotape and Apollo 18 at Seoulsonic: Friday, January 21st 2011
Lee Ga-on from 10 Asia made it to the SangSang Madang part of last Thursday’s Moonlight Nymph‘s beneficial, previously mentioned here: [REVIEW] Concert in memory of Moonlight Fairy Lee Jin-won. The original article in Korean comes with a generous amount of photos from the evening.
Hot Potato lives have been given some coverage over at 1 night 2 days fansubs. The same site also shared the news of a Hot Potato CD+DVD set, Thank You! Good Night that was released November 30. Seoulbeats followed with a tracklist and live version MV for 시소.
– Hot Potato – Green Plugged Festival (May 21, 2010)
– Hot Potato – Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival (July 24, 2010)
– Hot Potato – Grand Mint Festival (October 24, 2010)
More from the 2010 edition of Grand Mint Festival was offered by 10 Asia: Grand Mint Festival takes place under a star and a moon
Even earlier that same October Widhi had made it to another festival, about which she wrote for Smashing Mag: Playground Music & Camping Festival @ Jungdo Island, Chuncheon (Oct. 2 – 3, 2010)
Melissa Schumacher too performed an interview, after seeing Like A Fox play at Woodstock in Itaewon. This well written piece blends her impressions from the performance with the story of vocalist Doo: A Rockstar in His Korean Cage
During the last evening of my last trip to Korea I ran into another Swedish girl outside of SPOT. Turns out she too has a blog, where she’s shared some of her experiences from Hongdae:
– Punk in Hongdae
– Smacksoft, The Swindlers releaseparty, Korean Barbeque and Soju Soju Soju.
– New Favorite Korean Band!