In case you missed them last Tuesday night, South Korean synth-rockers LOVE X STEREO are returning to Small’s Bar in Hamtramck this Thursday, Nov. 7th. They’re playing with Barbeque and Snesei, doors are at 8 PM, music starts at 9 PM, 18+ are welcome.
LOVE X STEREO from Seoul, South Korea is currently on their first North American tour, rocking their way around the East Coast and Midwest, having already made stops at the CMJ Music Marathon and Indie Week Canada. Tonight they’ll be in Detroit with Tinder Tiger, St. Zita, and Young Punk:
Tuesday, Oct. 29th at Small’s in Hamtramck, Detroit
Sunday, Nov. 3rd at the Elbo Room in Chicago, IL
Monday, Nov. 4th at MOTR in Cincinnati, OH
Saturday, Nov. 9th at The Loft in Boston, MA
Sunday, Nov. 10th at McGann’s in Boston, MA
Drawing influences from from 1970s Korean psychedelic folk rock to 80s synth-pop, to 90s alternative rock and punk, Front woman Annie Ko recently spoke with Elise of the Asian Music Show about Love X Stereo’s current tour and the government shutdown, punk rock roots, and upcoming musical pilgrimage to Chicago to see where the Smashing Pumpkins used to hang out and play shows. Hear the full interview below. Read More…
Tonight we’ve got an exclusive interview with Annie Ko of LOVE X STEREO from Seoul, South Korea. Love X Stereo is currently on their first North American tour, and they’ll be playing live in Detroit tomorrow night, at Small’s in Hamtramck. Doors are at 8 PM, music starts at 9 PM, and the show is 18+.
Love X Stereo – “Soul City (J-Path Remix)”
Verbal Jint – “Walking In The Rain (feat. Bumkey)”
Melt-Banana – “Candy Gun”
Zion.T – “Babay (feat. Gaeko of Dynamic Duo)”
Girls Generation – “Love & Girls”
Drunken Tiger, Yoon Mirae, Bizzy – “The Cure (Reggae Version)”
Coreyah – “검은새 / Black Bird”
Synth rockers LOVE X STEREO make music that can be dark, bright, and sometimes psychedelic. While the group’s roots are planted in the late 90s South Korean punk scene, they’re moving beyond the Hongdae neighborhood, and beyond South Korea to their first North American tour. Having already played at Indie Week Canada and CMJ Music Marathon, Love X Stereo is stopping in Detroit to play with some local like-minded experimental punks.
Hear the full interview on the Asian Music Show on Monday from 8 to 10 PM (interview at 9 PM). Frontwoman Annie Ko talks about the current tour, the band, the new GLOW EP, and their upcoming billing at next year’s South By Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas.
Japanese punk/grindcore/noiserock band MELT-BANANA is back in North America for another tour, request them on the Asian Music Show and Thee Hourz ‘O Power, and check them out during their two Michigan dates:
Despite being able to call legends like Lou Reed, Kim Deal, and Jello Biafra fans and friends, MELT-BANANA remains incredibly humble. Seconds after giving an energy-filled live performance, Yako will jump down from the stage to start selling the band’s tee-shirts and CDs, and greet fans. The band listens to the music they collect from fans on tour and if they think your stuff is good, they might even give you a call.
Tonight on a very special edition of the show, we’re airing an exclusive interview with Yako of Melt-Banana, giving away guest list tickets to see the band in Grand Rapids, and playing new music from IU, K.Will, and more!
IU – “분홍신 / Red Shoes”
K.Will – “촌스럽게 왜 이래 / You Don’t Know Love”
Melt-Banana – “Lefty Dog (run, caper, run)”
Geeks – “그 한가운데서 / Love, Life”
Piggy Dolls – “보통여자 / Ordinary Girl”
Kotobuki Minako – “カラフルダイアリー / Colorful Diary” (by request)
EXO – “人 的眼 / Baby, Don’t Cry”
Tune in to Thee Hourz O Power this Thursday (Oct. 17th, 10 PM-2AM) and the Asian Music Show (Monday, Oct. 21st, 8-10PM) to win tickets to the show at the Pyramid Scheme! The full interview will be aired on the Asian Music Show on Monday, Oct. 21st.
Tonight on the Asian Music Show, the latest music from experimental husband-wife duo EE, and Korean indie rockers Busker Busker! We’ll also hear from Japanese grindcore band MELT-BANANA, who are about to embark on yet another US tour; don’t miss your chance to win tickets to their Oct. 25th show at the Pyramid Scheme in Grand Rapids on Thee Hourz O Power or next week on the Asian Music Show!
EE – “Gaweebaweevo”
Geeks – “Backpack”
Melt Banana – “The Hive”
G-Dragon – “삐딱하게 / Crooked”
Rainbow – “Golden Touch”
K.Will – “러브블러썸 / Love Blossom”
Busker Busker – “처음엔 사랑이란게 / Love, At First”
Japanese noise rockers Melt Banana are back with their first album in six years! In support of the new album Fetch, they’re embarking on yet another American tour, with two dates in Michigan: October 25 at the Pyramid Scheme and October 28 at the Crofoot in Pontiac. Tonight we have new music from Korean indie folk artist Kim Mokin, and K-pop veteran Seo In Young.
Seo In Young – “나를 사랑해줘 / Love Me (feat. Gaeko of Dynamic Duo)”
Kim Mokin – “그게 다 외로워서래 / All That Matters Is Loneliness” (check out Kim Mokin and Electric Muse Records)
Melt Banana – “Candy Gun”
T-ara – “ロィーポィ / Roly-Poly”
SHINee – “늘 그자리에 / Honesty”
Trouble Maker – “Trouble Maker”
HOME MADE KAZOKU – “Summer Time Magic” (by request)
Tonight on the show we’re kicking things off with new music from Korean indie rockers Busker Busker! We also have new music from legendary singer Insooni, the latest from Drunken Tiger, and a request for some Korean reggae!
Busker Busker – “시원한 여자 / Cool Girl”
G-Dragon – “너무 좋아 / I Love It (feat. Zion.T & Boyz Noize)”
Ailee – “U & I”
Beenzino – “Aqua Man”
T-ara – “Lovey Dovey”
SHINee – “Password”
Dynamic Duo – “어머니의 된장국 / Mom’s Dweonjang-guk (feat. Ra.D)”