Live music review: SaaWee at the Albany, Deptford

When anticipating Korea related events involving live performance, I generally try not to raise my expectations too high. That way, I don’t get disappointed. But sometimes I break that rule, usually based on past experience of one or more of the performers. Hence, when pulling together the events post for July I highlighted three events […]

Say Sue Me UK Tour

Say Sue Me are certainly busy this year: this is their second tour in the UK – this one as part of a wider European tour: 18/08 – Green Man Festival – Crickhowell, UK – (sold out) 31/08 – Golden Leaves Festival – Darmstadt, DE | 02/09 – Supersonic – Paris, FR | 04/09 – […]

Eris 136199 play the Vortex

Eris 136199 brings their “beautiful noise” (KFJC 89.7 FM) to Europe starting with a performance at The Vortex, London, 8 August Eris 136199: Han-Earl Park, Catherine Sikora and Nick Didkovsky Thursday 8 August 2019, 8pm Vortex Jazz Club | 11 Gillett Square | London, N16 8AZ Tickets £10 | Book here Han-earl Park (guitar) | […]

KCC August House Concert: Jaeyong Nam (Clarinet) + Harry Rylance (Piano)

August’s House Concert at the KCC is a clarinet recital: Jaeyong Nam (Clarinet) & Harry Rylance (Piano) Tuesday 27 August 2019, 7PM @ KCCUK Register via the KCCUK’s website Programme Liszt: Transcendental Etude No.4 “Mazeppa” | Andante Lagrimoso Brahms: Clarinet Sonata No.2 Op.120 Robert Schumann: 3 Romances Op.94 About the performers Jaeyong Nam is a […]

The 2019 K-Music festival: the official press release

The schedule for the 2019 K-Music festival was released last month, giving everyone the time to plan their diaries. Here, rather belatedly (it’s been a busy few weeks), is the official press release. Tickets are already on sale. K-Music 2019 London’s Festival of Korean Music Thurs 3 Oct: Jambinai, Purcell Room Sun 6 Oct: Celebrate […]

Photos from Birdsong and Borders concert at St Luke’s

While it’s a huge treat that there’s so much in the way of interesting performances involving UK-based Koreans nowadays, it’s a shame that sometimes they clash with each other. Hyelim Kim’s recent collaboration with Merit Ariane at LSO St Luke’s was something I’d definitely have gone to… if it hadn’t been for Jinyeob Cha’s performance […]

Hyukoh played the Oslo Hackney

Leading indie band Hyukoh performed in London earlier this week. But as the promoters didn’t let us know about it, and as the event wasn’t listed on Facebook, we didn’t find out about it in time. We list it here for completeness’s sake, and to note with a certain wistfulness that we’d really have made […]

Moon Haewon releases second album

Jazz singer Vocalist Moon released her second album Tenderly last week. Recorded in Japan with an all-Japanese jazz ensemble, it’s very much a sister piece to her superb first album, Kiss Me. This release, available on CD only in Japan and Hong Kong, is another collection of inspired jazz and pop covers. Moon’s seemingly effortless […]