PH-1 “Roommate Search” tour in London

Rapper PH-1 comes to London as part of his European tour titled Roommate Search, with support from DJ SMMT. Tickets go on sale 13 January at 11am. Sunday 22 March 2020, 8pm Oval Space | 29-32 The Oval | Bethnal Green | London E2 9DT Check for updates on the event’s Facebook page Tickets from […]

A review of the Korean cultural year 2019

A review of some of the highlights and trends in the Korean cultural year, primarily in London but also with half an eye to anything we might have seen elsewhere in the UK. The review is a personal one, inevitably skewed towards the events we managed to get to. Introduction This time last year I […]

Wacław Zimpel + Park Jiha play LSO St Lukes

An interesting double bill coming up at the end of January, as Park Jiha returns to London following her appearance at the 2019 K-music festival. LSO St Lukes is a better venue than Rich Mix: you’ll be able to get a better impression of Park’s other-worldly sounds in a more natural acoustic and without the […]

SuperM “We are the Future” tour at the O2 Arena

SuperM exploded on the scene in late 2019 as the “the Avengers of K-pop”, put together by K-pop powerhouse SM Entertainment and Capitol Music Group. The group pulls talent from multiple top acts, including Taemin of SHINee, Kai and Baekhyun of EXO, Taeyong and Mark of NCT, Ten and Lucas of WayV. Their streetwise sound […]

ONE: Prvt Only, at XOYO London

Hip-hop artist ONE is coming to London as part of his two-stop tour in February: XOYO | 32-37 Cowper Street | Shoreditch | London EC2A 4AP Sunday 23 February 2020, 19:30 – 22:30 Tickets £25 – £95 | Get tickets Check for updates on Facebook event page 6PM: VIP doors / Photos with ONE 7PM: […]

Seventeen: Ode To You World Tour at Wembley Arena

Sunday, 8 March 2020, 6pm SSE Arena | Arena Square | Engineers Way | Wembley Park | Wembley HA9 0AA Tickets on sale 19 December | Presale 17 December | Book tickets SEVENTEEN is a 13-member group that consists of 3 units: Hip-hop, Vocal, and Performance. Along with their debut in 2015 with their first […]

BTS: Fandom Culture in the age of New Media

For those that can’t make it to the two-day conference in Kingston, here is some consolation. I expect this one will be popular. Book soon. BTS: Fandom Culture in the age of New Media Monday 6 January 2020, 6:30pm @ KCCUK Reservation essential via KCC website Dr. Jeeheng Lee will present a lecture at the […]

Enlighten – 한, at Menier Gallery

Damilola Eniola presents the fruition of her work in Sound and Music’s New Voices programme: an exhibition, combining both visual artwork and sound. There will be electronic music representing each artwork that people can listen to either at the exhibition or online. At the private view there will be a live performance where her composition […]

Joon Yoon piano recital at St Mary’s Perivale

There’s an active series of recitals at St Mary’s Church organised by Dr Hugh Mather. Korean performers are often to be found in the schedule. Joon Yoon (piano) Tuesday 3 December 2020, 2.00 pm St Mary’s Church | Perivale Lane | Perivale | Middlesex UB6 8SS Admission free with retiring collection. No tickets issued beforehand […]

Joo Yeon Sir: Chaconnes, Divertimento & Rhapsodies

Hearing Joo Yeon Sir’s barnstorming performance of Pancho Vladigerov’s Bulgarian Rhapsody “Vardar” at St James’s Piccadilly with Irina Andrievsky in August made me want to return to her recently-released second CD, Chaconnes, Divertimento & Rhapsodies, for which Vardar is the penultimate track. The album, from Rubicon Classics, follows on from her successful first album Suites and […]

Hyelim Kim in Résonances #3 – Rêves, at Vortex Jazz Club

Résonances is an event merging live visual art and musical performance. It is curated by artist Aurelie Freoua. This one has the theme of Dreams. “A dream is the fulfilment of a wish” (Sigmund Freud) For this event, Aurelie brings together a diverse group of musicians and artists around the theme of ‘Dreams’. Performers include […]