So much interesting reading material was posted lately I had no chance to keep up with the link posting. Here’s a roundup to conclude the week:
First up a couple of interviews.
– Seoul Music Room has talked to Sighborg: 60 seconds with Sighghghghghborg!
– wassereis spent some time translating this interesting interview with Jieun and The Wolves: Oh Ji Eun and The Wolves – Interview
Another translation from wasseries of high entertainment value, this one concerning the birthday of Whale of W&Whale fame: Because Whale’s Whale and I fail
Next artist introductions, including two of the biggest rock names:
– [POP Listen to This] 10cm
– Wonder-Girl Wednesdays: Island City
– K-RoK 101: Yoon Do-Hyun Band
– 50 Most Influential K-Pop Artists: 33. Kim Jong-Seo
My respect for Walrus, the band fronted by model/actor Kim Jae Wook (who apparently goes by Kim Jae Uck nowadays), has increased further after learning that they are playing clubs in Hongdae just like every other indie rock band.
Via Omona They Didn’t! I found out that the band will be headed for Hong Kong to hold a fangreet and showcase on April 2: KIM JAEUCK & walrus “4 in Love with Hong Kong 2011”. Apparently it’s the way Kim Jae Uck has chosen to celebrate his birthday. Attendees will be getting limited edition souvenirs and some lucky ticket holders also have a chance to get either a signed poster or a handshake.
Here’s some more press on Apollo 18 from one of the local outlets on their impending US tour: Apollo 18 coming to Tulsa!
And here’s something on an event that already passed: Gig review: Nah Youn Sun and Ulf Wakenius at Pizza Express Soho. I myself had the pleasure of seeing Youn Sun Nah on stage earlier this week and was thoroughly amazed by her performance. Not really my type of music yet I would not hesitate to recommend anyone to see her perform when the opportunity presents itself.
Another show that is already over, but I thought this announcement was quite lovely: Rest In Peace, Jong-su
10cm made a new appearance on Sketchbook just before the weekend. allkpop has post where they talk about Americano not being allowed to broadcast in its available version and the post also has clips of the actual performance: 10cm performs on “Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook”