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Asian Invasion 12/24/2012

The playlist from tonight’s show:

BoA – “Akahana no Tonakai (Japanese, Korean, English)”
Super Junior – “엉뚱한 상상 / White Christmas”
Younha – “Rock Like Stars (feat. Tiger JK)”
Turtles – “분홍빛 크리스마스 / Pink Christmas”
DBSK – “고요한 밤 거록한 밤 / Silent Night, Holy Night (Acapella)”
BoA – “Meri Kuri”
Leessang – “겸손은 힘들어 / Hard To Be Humble”

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Indie Music in South Korea: Number One Korean

Number One Korean

It’s already been four years since I arrived in Seoul for my study abroad program (am I that old already?)  I was excited and ready to wander the city.  It’s a good thing I did, because that’s how I discovered Hongdae.  Hongdae is a very small neighborhood surrounding the artsy Hongik University; the site of Korea’s first punk band Crying Nut and where Korean indie music has lived for the past twenty-some years.  The whole area surrounding Hongdae is in fact a hotspot for young people, as the nearby Yonsei University, Sogang University, and Ehwa Women’s University bring in more students and their college-aged friends.

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