Haebangchon, which translates to "liberty village," was originally a designated area for victims of colonial Japan and the Korean War. Those who had lost their homes during the chaos or traveled down south to escape the north’s dictatorship, gathered in the area. The formally shanty town is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city and one that has been transformed greatly. Now, the town is known for its international residence and shop owners offering unique combinations of experience you can’t anywhere else in the city. Celebrating such co-existence of old and new/local and global, the HBC Music Festival invites expat indie bands to take up the streets throughout the night. Many of the bars, cafés and restaurants will become venues for the talent, with a crowd of audience enjoying some of the finest food in the city and, of course, alcohol. Check out their website (https://www.facebook.com/events/200099157072375/) for show schedules.