On Saturday night (April 14), Seoul’s Juck Juck Grunzie will perform their first gig in Cheonan. The quartet will be sharing their noisy, psych-tinged brand of post-punk and rock at Club Dolce on a bill that also includes Apollo 18, E.T., The Beggars, and Frank Beard.
“We’re really excited to play in Cheonan this weekend,” says vocalist and synthesizer player Lee Ah-reum. “It will be great to meet new fans and to play with our good friends in Apollo 18.”
The Club Dolce concert will be Juck Juck’s first show with their new drummer. As we previously mentioned, the band and their original drummer decided to part ways last November. Vidulgi Ooyoo’s Lee Yong-jun filled in at shows until Juck Juck Grunzie found their new drummer, Park Geun-chang, in March. Geun-chang is the group’s first official male member.
“We met Geun-chang through a mutual friend,” says Lee. “It was really hard for us to find a new drummer. Koreans say that drummers are like gold.”
“I think drummers are more like diamonds,” laughs guitarist Ham Jee-hye. “They are becoming harder and harder to find!”
In Cheonan, Juck Juck Grunzie will also play a newly crafted song live for the first time. The track is still untitled, but will likely be given a proper name by the time the act began recording their debut full-length in May. Lee, Ham, and bassist Booooong are looking forward to working in the studio with the newest addition to their group.
“We have great chemistry with Geun-chang,” Lee says. “He’s very smart and is so energetic. We’re very inspired by his passion.”
Juck Juck Grunzie will play at Club Dolce in Cheonan on April 14. The show will start at 9 pm. Tickets are 10,000 won at the door and include one free drink. For more information on the show, check out the Facebook event page here.