By Mark Russell
Okay, that was not the world’s most original headline. But that’s all right, Sato Yukie has more than enough originality for all of us.
Yukie was born a rocker, and while still a high school student was playing live on Japanese TV. While just 18 years old, Yukie and friends formed the band Kopchangjeongol, which played classic Korean rock covers. Before long he was invited to Korea to play here, where he has mostly lived ever since. You can read more about his life and music here.
While Yukie has spent much of the last year playing a lot of jarring noise with the Bugasari experimental movement, he does still play the classic Korean rock sometimes, too. In fact, on April 2, he released a new album of music in the classic rock style.
Saturday, April 18, at 7pm Yukie has a concert to celebrate that new album at the artspace Yogiga. There are a lot of big-name guests going to be there, so the show should be quite a blast.
After that show, Yukie has a busy month ahead, with plenty of other shows coming up.
- April 22 at Yogiga, with Moriyama Shigeru (in a Bulgasari noise show)
- April 24 at Club Auteur in Hongdae
- April 26, another Bulgasari show at Yogiga
- April 29 at Siru in Hongdae
You can check out his full schedule here.
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PS: In keeping with the Japanese theme, I should point out that the Okinawan star Gackt is going to be playing in Seoul, on May 18 in Olympic Hall.