Destination: Groove / Seoul Style party (Club FF, Hongdae)
Like a wedding or coming out party, whenever two things are joined at the hip there’s gotta be a celebration. As someone who writes for both the Groove Magazine and SeoulStyle, I was invited to join the festivities – and rock out to the four excellent bands playing at Club FF. Quite a few Hongdae club-goers showed up as well – it’s not every day two relatively popular bands take the stage back-to-back.
Starting things off was Phone Booth (MySpace page seems a bit outdated, but their official website offers some videos of live performances)- not a lot of energy from the crowd, but still a good show put forth.
This guy worked the Korg.
Next up was Mineri (MySpace page):
He looked a bit hungry – for putting out some loud music, that is.
They couldn’t be dismissed as just another opening band, although it was clear who the crowd came to see: We Need Surgery (MySpace page).
Plenty of energy and musical cuts to get the crowd on the floor and jumping around.
I saw these guys down in Daegu, and I’m happy to report their show in Seoul is just as tight as I remember in Daegu.
The Rock Tigers (official website) brought out the moshers that seem to follow the band anywhere they go. While it’s cool they want to dance off those beers or rum and cokes they’ve been drinking, it’s a bit hard to enjoy the music if you’re always jostled and you’re nowhere close to them…
An encore brought out a rare cover song – something I wish these guys would do more often. There’s plenty to choose from – personally I’d love to hear a cover of ‘Jump, Jive, and Wail’ to get the swing dancers going.
OK, so the Groove and Seoul Style have teamed up – what to expect? I’m not sure what their future holds, but Groove has an edge in the printed world while Seoul Style has an excellent website. The two establishments complement each other well, and hopefully will put on some other events in the future.
Disclosure: Chris in South Korea writes articles for the Groove Magazine and seoulstyle.com.
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