The March issue of KoreAm will be out shortly and this month the journal has a music focus. Oliver Saria wrote a piece on the state of Korean indie music that was also published online: ROK Heavy There’s a few quotes from Apollo 18, and of course it also mentions Galaxy Express, Idiotape, and Vidulgi… Continue reading
January 27 a new release in Beatball‘s digital singles series came out. This time it was rock band Look & Listen that offered three songs with a single titled Wake Up. The title track as well as the other two songs, No Yeah! and Super Man are all available on MySpace. If you’re into the… Continue reading
In the land of the morning calm, Saturday February 26 has already begun. As the evening nears, a group of very lucky people at Live Club Ssam will get to experience a live show with performances from some of Korea’s very best. If You are in Seoul You can be one of those lucky people…. Continue reading
So, the winners ofKorean Music Awards 2011, the 8th edition of this annual event, were announced yesterday. I take it readers of this blog will be familiar with most of the winning names already, but still feel like I should take a bit of time covering some of the artists/releases not previously mentioned here. First… Continue reading
Apollo 18‘s US tour schedule has now been completely confirmed and during 13 days they’ll be playing a total of 14 shows. The US tour video seen above has been finalized and was launched today on the new official Apollo 18 YouTube channel. This is the complete tour schedule:March 15: Dallas, TX @ Double WideMarch… Continue reading
Indieful ROK’s favorite contestant in MBC Star Audition has been doing well since our interview. In the Friday episode, Sweet Guerillaz vocalist Yang Jung-mo sang the Lim Jae Bum and Park Hyun Jung duet 사랑보다 깊은 상처 together with fellow contestant Baek Chung-gang. Because of their efforts both were picked to be mentored by Boohwal‘s… Continue reading
As was mentioned in the recent Groove article on Apollo 18, the band plan to hand out iPhone cases while at SXSW a month from now. Today the design was revealed on the official Facebook page.
With the big American music festivals closing in, some Korean participants have been getting some extra hype. Yesterday SXSW posted a bit on Apollo 18 for the front page news: Korean Apollo 18 to Land at SXSW Music 2011 Also yesterday, The Creators Project posted another interview with EE talking a bit about Coachella. In… Continue reading
By means of Twitter I came across this music video for a new song called 우리 아름다운 시간은 from Lucid Fall. Turns out the song is part of the soundtrack for new movie I Love You (그대를 사랑합니다) that opens in Korean cinemas on February 17.
A tweet from Pastel Music today alerted me that Park Hyun Min of Underwear Band fame has put his musical skills to use as music director for KBS drama special White Christmas (화이트 크리스마스). Here’s a trailer. The first of the eight episodes aired January 30. If you want to hear more from Park Hyun… Continue reading