10 events happening this weekend in Seoul that we think look cool January, Week 3.

10 events happening this weekend in Seoul that we think look cool January, Week 3.

The post-NYE lull looks to be seriously over this weekend as the Seoul event scene explodes. As a result, we've once again expanded our events listings to ten.

Whether you want to dance your stupid face off or watch a bad guy pro-wrestler get his stupid face kicked off, we've got you covered.


Sultan of the Disco goodbye show.

Saying goodbye is never easy, especially to a band as awesome as Sultan of the Disco.

The funky SotD have been around since 2006 creating some of the most fun music you’ve ever heard and entertaining crowds with their lively shows. They’ve been pretty successful too with some big releases (especially in Japan) and live stints at Glastonbury and SXSW.

If you haven’t seen this band live, do yourself a favour and get to this show. They’re seriously an absolute blast on stage and this could be your last chance for a while.

Friday 19th January, 8.00pm, CJ Azit.
For more information click here.

Groove Night

Seoul-based music collective Republik return this weekend with the second instalment of their deep house/funk event: Groove Night.

They’ve amassed a cool lineup of DJs playing disco, soul, funk and deep house selections. Playing at the event is Navi, Women Who Kill, SS, and Midiivil.

It’s 10,000won entry but that also gets you a free drink.

Friday 19th January, 8.00pm. G-15 Sonnendeck.
For more information click here.



It’s been a while since we saw math-rock band Mountains playing in Seoul. Their welcome return is even more exciting since they’ll be sharing the bill with the awesome post-rock psychedelia band DABDA.

If you’re somehow still not sold on this lineup, there’s also going to be a competition to win tickets to see Jambinai the next night (we’ll get to that). Entry to this event is free, but if you give a donation you’ll get a raffle ticket. That raffle ticket gets you entry into a competition where you can win two tickets to see Jambinai and Tricot.

But honestly, seeing two of Korea’s best guitar bands playing should be enough to sway you.

Friday 19th January, 9.00pm, Channel 1969.
For more information click here.



Jambinai and tricot live.

This Saturday, The Tell-Tale Heart presents a unique live show. The very awesome Jambinai will be playing live and they’ll be joined by Japanese math-rock band tricot.

Jambinai play epic post-rock music but incorporate traditional Korean string instruments into their work, making it incredibly original. They’ve had a great few years that have seen them release records in Europe and America as well as tour extensively around the world. This is a rare chance to catch them in Seoul so do not miss it.

They’ll be joined by Japanese math-rockers tricot. This will be the bands first time playing in Korea, having toured Europe and supported Pixies. Their high energy sound and pop sensibilities have made them one of the most popular guitar-bands in Japan!

Saturday 20th January, 6.30pm, Platform Changdong 61.
For more information click here.


Cheesy Woman Series launch night.

DJ-duo C’est Qui will be kicking off 2018 with the launch of a brand new night Cheesy Woman Series. 

The event, which will be taking place at Pistil Seoul will feature C’est Qui’s own homegrown DJs Naone and Closet Yi doing a 6 hour back to back set of big house tunes with a Balearic edge.

Saturday 20th January, 10.00pm, Pistil.
For more information please click here.


Equation Festival Asia tour.

Underground dance music festival Equation will be launching in April and to celebrate, they’re doing a pan-Asia tour with events happening in specially selected venues across Asia.

The Seoul-stint of the tour features three of Equation 2018 most highly anticipated acts - Magico, Agata and Ouissam. You might not have heard these names now but if you love original electronic music, these acts could soon be among your favourites.

Saturday 20th January, 11.00pm, Contra.
For more information please click here.


Mini Print presents: Seongsu Print Exhibition

Our good friends at Mini Print are launching a mammoth exhibition this weekend with over 25 different artists from 10 different countries.

Mini Print is a Seoul-based workshop that has become a staple in the local art scene. Between their exhibitions and their print workshops, they’re constantly at work helping artists to manifest their ideas.

This incredibly ambitious exhibition will show a huge range of works from different styles and disciplines. The manic abstract expressionist paintings of Palefroi will sit next to the grotesque, neo-gothic illustrations of Drowned Orange. It’s exactly this conflict of inspirations that make Seongsu such a must-see event.

Saturday 20th January, 6pm, MiniPrint Seoul.
For more information click here.



Pro-Wrestling Fit vs Lance End Japan

Bit of a curve ball for our readers here. We at KSM are going to let you into a little secret, our shameful love for the world of pro-wrestling.

It’d be fair to say that Korea’s pro-wrestling scene is small but one organisation pushing through this is Pro-Wrestling Fit.

We’ve seen them before in the unlikely spot of opening for Nice Legs gig in which three PWF stars wrestled on stage in an invisible ring. This one promises to be more professional than all that with Japanese indie wrestling company Lance End working with PWF in collaboration. 

Sunday 21st January, 2.00pm, 빛마루방송지원센터.
For more information please click here.


Clique Records in-store show.

We love Clique Records. Every time we go to the niche record store, we leave with an obscure collection of 60s calypso or some death disco cut from Germany.

Their in-store performances are always a highlight with some really interesting names from different genres doing DJ sets at Clique. 

This week they’ve got Brussels and Berlin-based label ‘ensemble’ performing at the store.

The event is free entry which will free up more of your cash for record shopping while you listen to some cool music.

Sunday 21st January, 6.00pm, Clique Records.
For more information please click here.



The Internet live.

We’re aware Monday isn’t technically “this week” but to hell with it, this event is too cool to miss out.

LA-based RnB/soul outfit The Internet are playing in Seoul and we’re well excited.

The Grammy-nominated group have been around since 2011 when they released their debut album. Since then, the band have been getting loads of attention on, well, the internet for their extremely well-made brand of neo-soul.

The event is hosted by Sony music so it goes without saying that it’s over-priced. If you can stretch to the ticket price, you won’t regret it.

Monday 22nd January, 8.00pm, Yes24.
For more information click here.


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