Yup, the late 90’s dance hall that served all of the neighborhood teenagers (the ruins of which have been the secretive fun house for delinquent seniors and artful souls) is arriving in Hongdae in mint condition, just for this day. It’s got mirror balls and everything, with complimentary retro candies and glow bracelets to be given out to its guests. And there’s music, including Earl and The Steadies, a high-energy “island rock” trio from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Their sound is funky, fun and reggae-driven, with some more poppy tunes as well. Having opened for The Wailers Band and toured with The Rolling Stones and The Tragically Hip in his two decades of music career, frontman Earl Pereira brings the groove and the vibe that’s perfect as a near-summer party anthem. Sons of Tiger, Danny Boy & The Carriages, Manju Pocket and Dalseom will also fill the “tech” with diverse sounds. Time Out Seoul is giving away a few tickets, so make sure you check our Facebook page.
The electronic music craze continues in Seoul, with Ultra Korea back in full force. Easily one of the largest festies of its kind in Asia, this year's Ultra Korea is presenting a massive and pretty intense line-up on all-new stages. The futuristic Resistance stage will host a number of experimental DJ’s pioneering diverse sub-genres while the Main Stage will showcase notable household names. There's also the Live Stage that will have your body move with some serious bass, and the Magic Beach stage offering the chill summery vibes that Seoulites miss just about now. As many have anticipated, the headliners for this year are off the chart: Alesso who is now a house music heavyweight even way outside his home country; the Dutch electronic dance icon Nicky Romerol; the drum and bass unit Pendulum who's back after years of hiatus; KSHMR, who's been garnering a huge fan base with a unique approach to eastern and western beats; Hardwell who's still going hard at the top; and the godfather of the business, Tiësto. The list doesn’t end there. Tchami, the unique pioneer of future house; Dubfire, who goes above and beyond with his live sets; Martin Solveig, the chic producer and DJ who's got an impressive fan base even here in Korea; and the beautifully reunited Sasha & John Digweed are also some of the acts that'll take you on a good ride. With over 100 artists confirmed to perform, Ultra Korea 2017 will be one epic festival. Time Out Seoul is giving away a few tickets, so make s
Every Wednesday from 12.10pm to 12.50pm until June 28th, you might want to take a lunch stroll to the National Museum of Korean Contemporary History (especially for those of you who work near Gwanghwamun). On the outside stage of the museum, musical performances of a wide genre will take place. From A cappella to folk bands and jazz to pop-opera, it will be the perfect opportunity to bring out a sandwich, sit on the beautiful gardens under the spring sun, and watch some artistic performances.