A fun little night last night, as I caught Mineri and Animal Dads at Club Bbang, then followed them over to Freebird where they played another show (this time with We Need Surgery). Not a bad couple of shows at all.
Mineri has gotten considerably tighter and more polished over the past couple of years, and they are better than ever. A couple of people noted that they are the “band’s band” of Hongdae. They do not have a huge following in the general public, but a lot of other Hongdae bands really like them.
Animal Dads were quite good, too. They have a new drummer, and if he sticks around it will be good seeing them develop.
Kyle Gass (of Tenacious D) is supposed to come to Pentaport this year. But apparently he will not be playing; he is blogging for GM, of all things.
On Gass’s blog, he indicates that Weezer is supposed to be playing at Pentaport, which would be very cool. No word on Weezer’s website, but that is something to watch for. Fingers crossed.
I checked out the latest issue of ROKON Magazine. Without a doubt it is now the best-designed English language magazine in Korea. Very spiffy looking design. Too bad the content is as useless as ever…
Speaking of Rokon… Rokon Magazine’s website appears to have expired. On May 10, according to Whois.net. If you are looking to swipe Rokon’s URL, this could be your lucky day.