Thursday, October 30, 2014

Live Music in Seoul - Hongdae, Club Spot (25/10/2014)

Last Saturday I finally made it out to another gig. I have not been in a very long time. It was the last event at one of the punk venue staples in Seoul - Club Spot. I've been there a couple of time before so I really wanted to go to this last show before they closed the doors for good.

The event was 'Still Alive VI: The Death of Club Spot' and was a Halloween inspired show. They had a huge line up starting from 6pm. I got there a bit late about 8.45pm I think so I missed the first few. I arrived about halfway through Burning Hepburn's set. They weren't bad, very peppy sounding. Whatever That Means... were pretty good. There were a lot of bands on, some of them I was not sure who they were.  The last two were the best of course, they are the headliners - Rux who I have seen before. They have a great sound. The last band was Crying Nut. They are one of the oldest and most successful alternative bands in the Korean music scene. 

I had a really great time, everyone is very friendly at these events. I didn't know that many people but ended up meeting lots. Sad that a venue that has supported the underground punk scene for many years has to close but nothing is forever and it had a good run. 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Groove Article - Korean Punk Struggles Forward

I just read an interesting article in Groove Korea Magazine about the Punk scene in Korea.

I thought I would share the link with you here

The article is called Korean Punk Struggles Forward and is written by Dave Hazzan. 

Happy Reading!

Also it mentions this in the article so I thought I would reiterate here. The last show at the punk venue Club Spot will be on this Saturday 25th October. The club is closing down so if you have never been to a show in Korea this would be one to come to. Don't miss out.