8 events happening this weekend in Seoul that we think look cool February, Week 2 - Seollal and Valentine's Day Special

8 events happening this weekend in Seoul that we think look cool February, Week 2 - Seollal and Valentine's Day Special

Seollal is this weekend and that means most of Korea's English speaking community has a bunch of time off to swan about drinking whiskey, listening to live music and cursing couples in matching outfits on Valentine's Day.

We've plucked 8 rad events from the plethora of stuff happening in Seoul this week. Enjoy.



France X Korea

France has a surprisingly strong relationship with Korea, especially Seoul. Inner-city festivals often have France-only artist stages and there’s a strong relationship of cultural exchange between the two countries.

This weekend, DoIndie are collaborating with Keiguan Agency to put on an event that symbolises this creative relationship with some top quality indie bands from both countries.

Representing Korea will be The Monotones who’s brash, uncomplicated indie rock and roll draws on the band's blues and punk influences. The lineup also features the very awesome DTSQ who’s 2017 psychedelic magnum opus vivid oddball sound reach its pinnacle (you can read our full review here).

And in the French corner, wearing raw, 70s-inspired rock riffs, the heavyweight champions of French indie rock; KO KO MO. The band’s contemporary twist on garage rock has seen them win multiple awards and play some really big shows.

Wednesday 14th February, 8.00pm, Club Sharp.
For more information click here.



Gerd Janson Live

Gerd Janson’s brilliant mix of house, disco, and techno has seen him become one of the most in-demand DJs in the world. Whether the German-born DJ is playing his original music or mixing together weirdo 80s jams, his events always promise to be a groove-focused riot.

Janson is a co-founder of the very cool Running Back label and a star at the Red Bull Music Academy. 

He’ll be backed with an awesome lineup featuring some of our favourite local DJs. At this stage, we’re running out of superlatives to throw at FFAN and C’est Qui so just trust us when I say they’re some of the most fun mixes we’ve ever heard. They’ll be joined by Wood X, who’s eclectic sets mix vintage house, electro and hip-hop along with some more obtuse choices.

Thursday 15th February, 11.00pm, Contra.
For more information click here.


Jacques Live

Eccentric French producer Jacques will be bringing his oddball live show to Seoul this weekend for a must-see event.

Known for his unique brand of techno (and a bizarre haircut), Jacques creates his sound by looping audio of recordings of household objects such as keys and plastic cups (but crucially, not sandwiches). His live show builds on this unique approach as he invites audience members to contribute to the sounds with objects of their own.

This is a chance to be part of an event that mixes interactivity with dance floor jams. Should be a uniquely awesome night.

If you can’t get enough of Jacques, he’ll also be hosting a workshop at Seoul Jazz Academy where he will explore his interesting production style for a small group of people who want to get a real hands-on experience. If you want to attend this event you have to apply in advance. More information here.

Thursday 15th February, 10.00pm, SOAP.
For more information click here.



Splash: A Night At The Tropics

Speaking of awesome Seoul DJs, Akimbo has outdone himself this time with a lineup of top quality local talent.

Hosted by Akimbo, the Splash series of events aim to create a deep tropical aesthetic through both the music played and the setting. The organisers have created an inner-city jungle by transforming SOAP into a mini-Serengeti. Tropical-themed clothing is encouraged.

Adding audio warmth will be Akimbo himself as well as a stellar line-up of local talent including Andow, Maalib, Junmo,Venko and KSM favourites C’est Qui.

Friday 16th February, 10.00pm, SOAP.
For more information click here.



Loose Union Seollal Showcase

We’re very excited about this one. Celebrate the Lunar New Year properly some of the best guitar bands working in Seoul courtesy of Loose Union.

The indie label is bringing no less than 6 alternative acts to the stage of Club Steel Face this weekend. 

Some of the highlights of this stacked lineup are gritty speed punk gems Machines and garage rock, pussy doom madlads Tallulah Bankhead.

Saturday 17th February, 8.00pm, Club Steel Face.
For more information click here.



This Saturday, three of our favourite DJs will be playing together at one venue.

Wood X (who’s having a busy weekend between this event and supporting Gerd Jenson) will be joined by two of Seoul’s disco revolutions cornerstones in Baxa and Jesse You.

Rarely a week goes by where our event listing doesn’t feature at least one of these prolific DJs. We’re enamoured with their upbeat disco style and think you will be too.

Saturday 17th February, 10.00pm, SOAP.
For more information click here.


Future Shorts

Our good friends at Future Shorts Seoul return this week with another screening of interesting and innovative short films from around the world.

As always, mixed media is at the forefront of what they do and attendees can expect more than just short films.

There’ll be live performances from Seoul-based post-rock band Tierpark and a DJ set from Seoul City Stomp’s own Pablo Winchester.

Providing the visual art will be MiniPrint Seoul and Minnesota-born Rose Card.

We’ll have a full write up previewing this event later today.

Saturday 17th February, 5.00pm, G-15 Sonnedeck.
For more information click here.



FWD live

Firm KSM favourites F.W.D will be playing their first show of the year this weekend and we strongly recommend you get down.

We’ve been huge fans of this band since the release of their emotionally driven, trip-hop influenced debut Air in 2014. Since then the experimental pop group have been playing a string of live shows under F.W.D and working on side projects.

The show this Sunday takes place at Idaho and is free entry so there’s absolutely no excuse not to be there. Come and shake off your hangover with one of Korea’s most interesting acts.

Sunday 18th February, 8.00pm, Idaho.
For more information click here.






7 events happening this weekend in Seoul that we think look cool February, Week 1.

7 events happening this weekend in Seoul that we think look cool February, Week 1.