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After a nearly two-year break, the Round Robin concert series is making its return on Saturday night (July 19) at Rolling Hall in Seoul.
Started in late 2009, nine editions of Round Robin were organized in Seoul and Busan before the event went on hiatus in the fall of 2012. The concept behind Round Robin shows is that all the bands set up in different parts of the venue and take turns playing one song at a time until the show is finished. There are no breaks between acts. As soon as one band finishes a track, the next group starts playing.
For Saturday’s Round Robin comeback, there will be two rounds of acts. The first grouping features Patients, Yamagata Tweakster, November on Earth, and Gonguri. And the second one will have Electro Seniors, Sighborggggg, Billy Carter, and Yuppie Killer all performing.
This past May saw Seoul self-dubbed “hybrid punk” trio Patients embarking on their first UK tour. They made a special tour-only EP prior to the trek called “Let’s Drive Let’s Go!” and plan to start work on a new full-length album soon. This will be the band’s first time playing at Round Robin.
“We’re addicted to playing gigs and love performing at all kinds of shows,” says bassist and vocalist Sumin Jo. “Round Robin seems like a really unique idea so we’re excited about Saturday’s concert.”
Jo is also looking forward to seeing what kind of unique playlist is created as all of the acts mix their songs together into one extended set.
“We’re going to play energetic, danceable songs at Round Robin,” he says. “We hope our music will help make Round Robin’s atmosphere bright and merry. We think our songs mixing with Yamagata Tweakster’s will make a really happy and joyful sound. This is our first time playing with Gonguri and November on Earth so we’re not sure how our band’s music will mix with theirs. But it’s going to be interesting to see how everything fits together.”
The bluesy Billy Carter recently expanded from a duo to a trio and will be showing off the skills of new drummer Hyunjoon Lee at Round Robin.
“We added a drummer to give our music a more different sound and challenge ourselves,” shares vocalist Jiwon Kim. “Now we can play freer.”
Like Patients, Billy Carter are intrigued by how Round Robin works and think the concert will be very cool.
“It’s a totally new form of show for us,” says Kim. “It’s going to be really fun and exciting!”
Round Robin takes place on Saturday night at Hongdae’s Rolling Hall. The show starts at 7 pm and tickets are 20,000 won in advance and 25,000 won at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased here. Patients, Yamagata Tweakster, November on Earth, and Gonguri will play in the first round. The second round will have Electro Seniors, Sighborggggg, Billy Carter, and Yuppie Killer. You can check out the Facebook event page for the show here.
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