Balming Tiger play the Old Blue Last

Balming Tiger describe themselves as a ‘multi-national alternative K-pop band’ with hip hop influences and a boyband aesthetic. Wednesday 12 June 2019 The Old Blue Last | 38 Great Eastern Street | London EC2A 3ES | www.theoldbluelast.com Doors open: 8:00pm Balming Tiger: 10:00pm Curfew: 11:00pm Tickets £11 from dice.fm Presented by Dark Party. Links: Balming […]

Hyelim Kim in Oxford Taegŭm Recital

Ethnomusicologist and performer Hyelim Kim will perform a taegŭm (Korean flute) recital, accompanied by Cholong Sung on the kayagŭm (Korean zither). The taegŭm is a Korean traditional bamboo flute, which has been played in Korean court and folk cultures as well as a wide range of contemporary setting. Kim will show the tradition and modernity […]

Jambinai play The Garage, Highbury Corner

After their 2018 Meltdown performance, Jambinai return to London this summer headlining The Garage on 6 June. Jambinai Thursday 6 June 2019, from 7pm – 10pm The Garage | 20-22 Highbury Corner | London N5 1RD | thegarage.london Tickets £17 + fees | Buy tickets Creating some of the most innovative sounds in East Asia’s […]

Sunmi’s Warning World Tour comes to Indigo at the O2

Former Wonder Girl Sunmi will be coming to London as part of her Warning World Tour Thursday 30 May 2019 from 19:00-22:00 indigo at The O2 | Peninsula Square | London SE10 0DX Tickets on sale from 3 May 2019 15:00 Check the event’s Facebook page for updates Ticket Prices: P1 VIP High Touch (Golden […]

KCC May House Concert: Aeolian String Quartet

Note that May’s House Concert is the penultimate Tuesday of the month – a week earlier than usual. Aeolian String Quartet Tuesday 21 May 2019, 7pm @KCCUK Admission free but Advanced Booking is required Mei Fujisato (Violin), Sherry Shen (Violin), HyunJin Soh (Viola), Ekaterina Solomennik (Cello) Debussy String Quartet Op.10 I. Anime et tres decide […]

Jessica Hyun Jin Kim with LI YILEI at Cafe Oto

Coming up at Cafe Oto in May: Jessica Hyun Jin Kim X LI YILEI £10 | £8 Advance | £6 Members | Buy tickets Thursday 2 May 2019, 7.30pm Cafe OTO | 18–22 Ashwin Street | Dalston | London E8 3DL | www.cafeoto.co.uk Great double-header from London-based artists Jessica Hyun Jin Kim and Li Yilei. […]

Korean bands at Liverpool Sound City

The Liverpool Sound City website is, less than two weeks before the event, a bit light on detail as to the Korean bands attending and exact timing of the gigs. However, based on hearsay, some Facebook posts, a tweet from a record label and creatively joining the dots, the following bands (at least) should be […]

Korean bands at The Great Escape 2019

Brighton’s The Great Escape has now announced the detailed schedule for the 2019 Festival, and if you want to catch four Korean bands at once your best bet is Patterns Upstairs during the day on Saturday 11 May. But there are other appearances too. Here are the details of the four Korean and one UK/ROK […]

BTS tops the UK album charts

BTS is the first Korean band to top the UK album charts, according to the Official Charts Company. Their new EP, Map of The Soul: Persona, released on 12 April, came straight in at number 1, while its lead single Boy With Luv (ft Halsey) narrowly missed a top 10 entry, coming in at number […]

KCC April House Concert: Joon Yoon + Ben Tarlton

The KCC’s third House Concert of the year features pianist Joon Yoon: Joon Yoon (Piano), Ben Tarlton (Cello) Tuesday 23 April 2019, 7:00 pm @KCCUK Admission free but Advanced Booking is required Programme Schumann Drei Fantasiestücke (Three Fantasy Pieces) I. Zart und mit Ausdruck (Tender and with expression) II. Lebhaft, leicht (Lively, light) III. Rasch […]

SF9 plays the Shepherds Bush Empire

Billboard’s 2019 K-pop breakout pick, SF9, announces 2019 SF9 USA • EUROPE LIVE TOUR “UNLIMITED” with 10 dates in the United States of America and Europe in support of their comeback album NARCISSUS released on February 20th. 2019 SF9 USA • EUROPE LIVE TOUR “UNLIMITED” was made possible thanks to the overwhelming demand on fan-initiated […]

2019 K-Music showcase @Rich Mix

The KCC brings us the annual K-music showcase, bringing together some of the bands who have come to the UK for the May festivals. 2019 K-Music showcase Tuesday 7 May, 7.30pm Rich Mix | 35-47 Bethnal Green Road | London E1 6LA | richmix.org.uk £9.50 | Buy tickets Discover Korea’s urban music live in London. […]