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K-Indie Chart (2014.05.16)

K-Indie Chart (2014.05.16)

This time we have a lot of additions to the chart. The 90’s legendary metal band Noise Garden quickly takes the throne with their anthology box set, followed by new albums from acoustic duo 재주소년 (Jae Joo So Nyeon) and acoustic pop band Sugarbowl. Also, the interesting quartet The Lands and their British rock style debut...
K-Indie Chart (2014.05.08)

K-Indie Chart (2014.05.08)

The show must go on and the Korean music industry begins to move again. Acoustic pop band Julia Hart returns and leads the top 10, and the new Mint Paper’s compilation album –with 정재원 (Jung Jae Won), 소심한 오빠들 (Sosimboys), 이선 (Yisun), 권영찬 (Kwon Young Chan), 피네 (Fine), 김은태 (Kim Eun Tae), 몽키즈 (Monkeyz), Life...
K-Indie Chart (2014.04.18)

K-Indie Chart (2014.04.18)

It has been a difficult week for South Korea and, unfortunately, it seems that there will be more of these days. Waiting for the situation to improve, we present the new K-Indie Chart. Singer Kyo is now positioned in the first place, acoustic duo Lalasweet is second with new album and hip hop is back to the...
K-Indie Chart (2014.04.03)

K-Indie Chart (2014.04.03)

Big names can be seen in the chart this time. Zitten is back to reclaim the throne with his beautiful new EP, followed by singer and composer 이규호 (Lee Gyu Ho / Kyo) and modern rock band Monni with their respectively new albums. The 1st album of rock trio The Electric Eels is well received,...
K-Indie Chart (2014.03.21)

K-Indie Chart (2014.03.21)

It’s time for a new K-Indie Chart and Beenzino finally is not in the top 10! I’m just kidding, Zino, you know I love you… But it’s true that you came down some places. Singer Leetzsche marks a good comeback remaining in the first place, Juuno -composer and music producer of Casker (캐스커)– debuts on...
KRIR writers' January choices

KRIR writers’ January choices

In January 2014 were released over 70 new songs coming from Independant Korean music world – Indie, Rock, Metal, Alternative… We decided to start series of our choices of the month where we would like to share those releases that caught our attention. Each of us has different music tastes so we think it would...
K-Indie Chart (2014.03.04)

K-Indie Chart (2014.03.04)

More and more changes in the K-Indie Chart as the weeks pass and most artists make their releases. This time, veteran female singer Leetzsche is back with her 15th album and stands with the crown, while DICKPUNKS and their new live album rank second. Acoustic duo J Rabbit returns to the chart along with Lucid Fall,...
[MV] 시보롱보롱 (Siborongborong) - I Remember You

[MV] 시보롱보롱 (Siborongborong) – I Remember You

Source: Luminant Entertainment
K-Indie Chart (2014.02.17)

K-Indie Chart (2014.02.17)

Again it’s time to check the movements in the Korean Indie music market. Jung Joon Il still does well in sales since early February, but the acoustic trio Sesame and Cotton Candy quickly takes the second place with their new album. Jang Kiha and The Faces and rock band Thornapple position their 1st albums in...
K-Indie Chart (2014.02.04)

K-Indie Chart (2014.02.04)

Ends January and the chart starts getting more activity. Jung Joon Il, of Mate (메이트), makes his comeback with his 2nd solo album and a 2CD special edition of the excellent Magic Strawberry Sound’s compilation is launched. Rapper Beenzino returns (again!) to the Top 10 with his 1st solo album -probably due to the launch...
Some tips on visiting rock venues/events in Seoul

Some tips on visiting rock venues/events in Seoul

As I have received a lot of questions lately on how to search for a show in Seoul, how to buy a ticket and so on, I decided to write a simple article based on my own experience, including some barriers I faced during my four visits to Seoul. 1. Where to search for shows...
K-Indie Chart (2014.01.21)

K-Indie Chart (2014.01.21)

In this second chart of 2014 there are few changes. Jaurim takes the throne again, and singer O!Gon and musician 정연승 climb to the top 10 along with the 4-members band The Groo and their 1st album. Rappers Okasian, Reddy, Kid Ash and composer and songwriter Jay Allday, which are part of the crew The...