Rock on Korea! Indie Bands (Review and Featured Artists)

I recently stumbled across this TV program on Arirang TV (Korea’s English-only broadcasting channel). **Video updated: 5.13.2014 I do NOT like Arirang TV for a number of reasons: The English narration is emotionless and flat. It’s very clearly enunciated – probably for the benefit of Korean English-language-learners, and boring. Rather than using 김도균’s actual voice […]

Korean Rock: Transfixion Covers “Beautiful Girl” (미인 “美人” – 1974)

This is one of those songs that always makes me smile. Even famous rock guitarist 김도균 smiles and exclaims, “참 잘했습니다!” (“Very great job!”) afterwards. Unfortunately, the band only receives a 120-point score (in this “Top Band” competition), so they are sent packing (though 김도균 was sure they should have received at least 190 points […]