A while ago I had an email interview with the founder and the overseas marketer of Ruby Salon. The questions revolved around running a small label in Korea and digital singles. From the answers I wrote something for London Korean Links, posted today: Ruby Salon and the digital singles phenomenon
Beatball Records offers two new releases on February 28: the second album from progressive rock band The Mustangs, Acid Trip, and the debut EP, appropriately called Appetizer, of garage pop band Sweetsoap.
YB (Yoon Band/Yoon Do Hyun Band) will once again play on South By Southwest (SXSW), Austin, Texas. This year they’ll have two performances on March 13. See times and stages here.
Always interesting koreanpop.org has a post on the most recent Bbang compilation, released last year: History of Bbang: Between recording and a record
99anger has become a band again. In a blog entry at the hardcore punk band’s MySpace today, Hyun announced that former member Hyun-Jong will go back to being the drummer while Jin, Hyun’s best friend, will pick up the bass.
From the look of it, former Bluedawn member slowzz is about to release his first solo EP as “The Invisible Fish”. The title is “Through The Glass Wall”, the date is set to March 10 and the CD will contain 8 tracks.
Thanks to icq4ever we learn that artist/UhUhBoo Project vocalist Hyunjhin Baik will release his first solo album in Mars. Tracklist and a video at icq4ever’s blog.    Hyunjhin Baik also has a solo exhibition coming up at Arario Gallery in Seoul.
Tearliner fans in Taiwan and Japan rejoice! Liner tells us that he’s planning concerts there after his first album and/or the Coffee Prince OST are/is released in said regions. In further news, he’s currently busy being the music director for movie Feel So Good/왠지 느낌이 좋아, to be released in May. In May, or perhaps… Continue reading
While speaking of KoME; they have an interview with Motion Dive, that released a mini-album called In the key of life… last month: Interview with LA-based Korean rock band Motion Dive.
Through KoME we learn that blues man Kim Mok-kyoung will play at Bragdøya Blues 2008. He’s played there before and the arrangers reveal that he’s been the artist that most people (ever) have requested to see again. This one day blues festival takes place June 7 on an island outside of Kristiansand, Norway. Tickets are… Continue reading