Volume 4 of the Shake Shop will take place on Saturday (May 25) at Freebird in Hongdae and will feature Love X Stereo, Pavlov, and Romantiqua collaborating with bellydancing beauties Eshe and her Navah troupe. As with previous editions of this monthly event, the show is being co-presented by Mangwon’s Dream Dance Studio and Korea Gig Guide.
Love X Stereo are currently hard at work recording a new EP. Set to drop sometime this summer, front woman Annie Ko promises the offering’s three tracks “are going to be awesome!”
Further cementing their status as up-and-comers in the local indie scene, the Seoul electro-rock act were recently featured in Blurt Magazine’s “New Best Kept Secret” section. Expect the band’s profile to get another extra boost when the EP is issued in the coming months.
The group like the idea of collaborations, which is why they are looking forward to teaming up with shimmying bellydancers at the Shake Shop.
“If the girls know how to dance to our tunes, it’s going to be really cool to see the movement, the flow, and the overall energy of the performance,” says Ko. “Some of our tracks have an airy, meditative mood, so hopefully things will work out well. We’re stoked!”
It’s been five years since Seoul rockers Pavlov issued their debut EP. But the wait for a proper full-length from the quartet is almost over.
“We’ll start recording a new album next month,” says guitarist Jun Ryu. “So I think we’re going to be pretty busy over the next few months. We’re going to produce the album ourselves. It should be released around this October.”
Vocalist Doharm Oh is a wild man during performances. When he’s not climbing things (as can be seen in the live video below), he’s dancing and jumping around onstage. It’ll be interesting to see what kinds of things he does during his interactions with the bellydancers.
“We’ve always wanted to play together with dancers,” says Ryu. “This is our first time to perform with people who aren’t musicians so we’re not sure what chemistry we’re going to have with Eshe and Navah. That’s why we’re excited about this show. We don’t know what’s going to happen!”
The Shake Shop Vol. 4’s bill will be rounded out by Romantiqua. The group issued their debut EP “When and Where” in mid-March and are continuing to gain recognition for their fantastic instrumental rock cuts. Check out a review of “When and Where” from Korean Indie here. The band previously played as part of March’s Shake Shop concert. Here’s a live clip from their set with Eshe and Navah at that event.
The Shake Shop Vol. 4 takes place on Saturday, May 25 at Club Freebird. The show starts at 11:30 pm and the cover charge is 10,000 won with one free drink. Eshe and Navah will perform alongside Love X Stereo, Pavlov, and Romantiqua. For more information about The Shake Shop Vol. 4, check out the show’s Facebook event page here. Set times for The Shake Shop Vol. 4 are as follows:
11:30 – 12:00 Love X Stereo
12:10 – 12:40 Pavlov
12:50 – 1:00 Navah
1:00 – 1:30 Romantiqua