7 events happening this weekend in Seoul that we think look cool - November, Week 5.

7 events happening this weekend in Seoul that we think look cool - November, Week 5.

Even by Seoul's usually active standards, this weekend is particularly jam-packed - so much so that we've extended our usual five-event-list to a solid seven without losing any of the quality. 
 

Wednesday

Mild High Club Live

Psychedelic disco pop band The Mild High Club will be playing two glorious shows this week in Seoul.

Originally scheduled for a one night stint, the huge response and a complete sell-out persuaded Gimbop Records to add a second date this Wednesday.

By the time this article goes live the first event will already be in full swing. Advance tickets for the second one have also gone but there'll be a limited number available on the SangsangMadang Live Hall door from 6.30pm.

For more information, click here.

Wednesday 29th November, 8pm, SangsangMadang Live Hall.

 

Thursday

Seoul Indies - Game Developer Social

We understand that this is going to be applicable to a small selection of people but we still feel it’s worth a mention.

Seoul Indies is a community of independent video game developers working in South Korea. Every month they get together to network with other devs, share their work and meet up with potential collaborators.

This month the event will be hosted by RGB (RetroGameBar). If you haven’t been to this place, you really should check it out. The Hongdae venue acts as a virtual shrine to computer games new and old. They’ve got projectors and TVs set up all over the place with every console from the Nintendo Switch to the Atari set up ready to play.

If you’re interested in independent video game making and fancy meeting developers for a drink and a laugh, this is for you.

For more information, click here.

Thursday 30th November, 8pm, RGB Hongdae.

 

Friday

Idiotape Live

Our good buddies over at DoIndie Korea will be hosting one of Korea’s biggest and best indie bands at Club FF this week. Idiotape are a well-known name on the Korean scene having headlined large festivals here in the country. This is a rare chance to see the band in an intimate setting.

The band mix their sixties rock and roll influences with more contemporary electronic edge. They create dancey synth indie that gets your feet moving.

It’s at Club FF so, as always, they’ll be followed by the DJ Eddie playing indie, rock, pop and more.

For more information, click here.

Friday 1st December, 8pm, Club FF, Hongdae.

 

Splash 5

We’ve featured the work of Seoul-based DJ Akimbo on our lists a few times before but we can’t resist his sound. A genuinely unique clash between Korean folk instruments and house production, his music has all the floor-filling danceability of club music but with an edge that really makes it stand out.

This week he’ll be hosting a very special night at Soap. The event is tropical theme and the venue has been converted into an indoor jungle.

He’s backed by a stella DJ lineup with includes Funk ID, DJ FFAN and the very awesome Jesse You.

For more information, click here.

Friday 1st December, 10pm, SOAP Seoul.

 

Saturday

Mini Print Exhibition

Mini Print Seoul continue to impress with their diverse involvement in the local art scene. Set up, in part, to help visual artists in manifesting their ideas, they’re also well known for their own creative output and producing their own tantalising work. This week, however, they’re acting as host for the work of Korean artist 양진아. 

The exhibition, which launches this Saturday, features seven works that tackle the issue of the language of art. Through re-appropriation, the artist takes found images and plays with their context in order to examine the role of intention in art. 

It’s an interesting, conversive approach to the role of images and is definitely worth checking out.

The exhibition opens on Saturday and runs for two weeks.

For more information, click here.

Saturday 2nd December, 6pm, MiniPrint Seoul.

 

Dirty Night Live

This Saturday, DIP opens it’s doors to some of Korea’s coolest punk bands. There’ll be a whopping 6 acts playing at this event making it a bargain at 10,000.

Machines, who recently released their blistering debut album will be playing at the show Their high-energy hardcore-inspired sound will be sure to lift spirits. The very cool Dead Buttons will also be playing. Their sound draws on blues and garage rock, as well as punk. Earlier this year they released the album rabbit and it remains one of 2017’s best. They’re also really great live.

They’re backed up by Crawler, The Punk Drunk Love, Swan Eater and Thee Mojo. As if that wasn’t enough, there’ll be DJs playing until late.

For more information click here.

Saturday 2nd December, 7pm, DIP Seoul.

 

G Yamazawa Live

It's Stove Top Sessions second birthday this weekend and to celebrate they've put together a stellar lineup of performers. Brought to you by KSM favourites Part Time Cooks, Stove Top Sessions has been a regular night bringing the best underground hiphop artists to Seoul, Busan and more.

This time is no exception with a lineup headlined by none other than G Yamazawa. The American born rapper has been picking awards up left, right and centre for his insightful lyrics and unique flow all delivered over brutal hip-hop beats. He's had some commercial success and seems destined for big things so don't miss this chance to see him in a smaller venue.

He'll be backed up by the awesome Part Time Cooks, Los and DeepFlow. There's be DJs playing until late and an open mic session between 8pm-10pm (pre-registration required).

For more information please click here.

Saturday 2nd December, 8PM, House of Red Rock, Hongdae.

 

 

 

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