Yes, the ears are still ringing from Pentaport, but there is hardly anytime to rest this weekend as the Jisan Valley Rock Festival, the biggest music event of the year, is taking place this weekend, just south of Seoul.
By now most people probably know who’s playing, but for those who have not been paying attention, let’s recap. Among international acts, we have:
Friday – Belle & Sebastian, Vampire Weekend, Massive Attack, Martina Topley-Bird, Diane Birch
Saturday – Pet Shop Boys, Friction (Japan)
Sunday – Muse, Kula Shaker, Third Eye Blind, Corinne Bailey Rae, Toe (Japan)
Plenty of Korea’s top bands will be playing, too:
Friday – 3rd Line Butterfly, Bullabangstarsausage Club, Seoul Electric Band, Guckkasten
Saturday – Jang Kiha and the Faces, Sister’s Barbershop, Kingston Rudieska, Crash, Art of Parties, Apollo 18, DJ Soulscape
Sunday – Galaxy Express, Moonshiners, Achime, Taru
Of course, there are plenty of great Korean bands who will not make it to Jisan Valley. So if you are staying in Seoul, you can still find some solid offerings (such as the Saturday punk show that Jon mentioned).
Furthermore, this Friday is also Clubday, featuring a whole host of clubs and bands, all for one low price of 20,000 won. Sure, this is going to be a much quieter Clubday than usual, but there is still a bunch of good acts to check out, including:
Club Spot – Ta-Copy, Johnny Royal, the Strikers and new girls on the block “Rubber Duckie”
FF – Telepathy and Oh! Brothers
Live Club Ssam – Monni and the Gogoboys
DGBD – Koxx and Third Stone
Here is Koxx’s brand new video for “Trouble Maker”, filmed at FF