It’s been 3 years since rapper Addsp2ch came out with his Elements Combined LP. He’s back again and this time he’s teamed up with fellow bigdeal member – producer Mild Beats. M and A: Mergers and Acquisitions was released today. There are 18 tracks in this album and only (and I mean that in a… Continue reading
South Korea’s top hardcore label GMC Records has a new family member – LO. In this 3-piece screamo/punk/alternative band, the guitar/vocals (Ian Eu-Min Gallagher) and bass (Shin Seung Jae a.k.a Pboy) are from the melodic hardcore band Unroot. The drummer, Ryu Myung Hoon (Ryutaro), is from the screamo/hardcore band 49Morphines. They’re planning on releasing their… Continue reading
Well, it’s orienkorean here. I’ve been away for a long time, leaving helikoppter to do all the work (sorry Anna..). Been sick and unable to work, but now i’m back on my feet and catching up with life. Anyway, to get right into the point of this post (i’ll get back to talking about me… Continue reading
I was scrolling down the Concert Calendar at Mark Russell’s Korea Gig Guide today and there was one concert announcement that caught me by surprise. The upcoming event i’m talking about is the one that will take place at Sangsang Madang Live Hall on May 24. Two Korean underground labels – GMC Records [hardcore] and… Continue reading
According to hiphopplaya, a couple of my most anticipated Korean hip hop albums are coming out this month: The Quiett‘s Back On The Beats Mixtape Vol. 1 (April 17th) Loptimist‘s second album Mind-Expander (April 29). A good number of underground American rappers (like K-Otix and Army of The Pharaohs, to name a couple) have made… Continue reading
Core/metal band PIA will be performing for EBS Space on April 7 & 8. It’ll be interesting considering that this is supposed to be an unplugged performance. The music for this show is labeled as “acoustic core”. The broadcast for this show will be on April 29.
Last Saturday, The Mongoose had their final show “Dancing In The Moonlight: Adios! Mongoose… in Seoul”. They were a synth-pop indie band from Beatball Records. Ringu (링구) – the drummer of the band – is off to the army. He released a solo album last November titled “Moonbeam”, under the moniker Leopon. You can listen… Continue reading
The fifth issue of ‘Broke In Korea’ came out a couple of weeks ago. If you’re not familiar with Broke, it’s a Korean punk ‘zine (written in English). The contributors to the ‘zine are mostly foreigners who are active in the South Korean punk scene. You’ll find a number of social and political commentaries in… Continue reading