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'England Belongs to' all-girl Korean punk band Rumkicks
One week ago, the three members of Korean punk band Rumkicks were covering “England Belongs to Me” by U.K. band Cock Sparrer in a Seoul basement venue. A little over a week later, they'll be playing the same song on stages across the U.K.
Japanese punk band embarks on cross-country Korean tour
The Korean and Japanese punk scenes are tight with each other, despite the political climate lately, so it's only natural that one of the first overseas bands to tour Korea in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic would be from the nearby island nation.
Korea's metal bands stand with Ukraine at upcoming concert
Nikolai Protopopov, a Ukrainian permanent resident of Korea, may not be picking up weapons and fighting for the survival of his country, but that doesn't mean he's sitting quietly by while here in Seoul.
RAS Korea looks back on earliest filmed images of Korea
Not long after the invention of moving pictures in the late 19th century, Western filmmakers began turning their lenses on other countries, recording their own impressions of foreign cultures and “othering” the people they recorded. The oldest extant video footage shot in Korea dates to May 1901, filmed by American traveler Burton Holmes.
Dogma pop-up preaches hot dog gospel
One of the latest brands to be making waves in Seoul's restaurant scene is Dogma Hot Dogs, a pop-up that's set to have its second official event this Sunday at The Workshop in Seoul's Haebangchon neighborhood. Although the name sounds religious, it's actually meant as a combination of “hot dog” and “ak-ma” (devil).
Filipino students in Korea discuss service, community
There are over 62,000 Filipinos living in Korea, as of 2020 government data. Of those, only less than 1 percent are students enrolled in Korea's universities. An organization of Filipinos studying in Korea came together last Sunday to discuss how best to serve their community, their nation and their families.
BIPOC drag artists to celebrate Juneteenth in Seoul
Drag and queer culture is deeply rooted in African American communities, and although many people do not know this, Black queer and trans people have led the charge for gay rights since the beginning, according to Sh'Needza Woman, a drag performer based in Seoul.
French rock band brings renegade sound to Korea
For anyone who listens to live music, it's been a long couple of years during the pandemic, with prohibitive, costly, sometimes irrational restrictions on concerts, and no international bands touring to Korea.
[Temple Adventures] Gyeongju's Mount Nam holds many treasures
The city of Gyeongju in North Gyeongsang Province is filled with some of Korea's most precious historical treasures including Bulguk Temple, Seokguram Hermitage, Wolji Pond and the Gyeongju National Museum. So it makes some sense as to why Mount Nam, which is the true reason why Gyeongju is considered an outdoor museum, is often overshadowed by the more easily accessible and ...
[RAS Korea] RAS Korea celebrates 122nd anniversary
The world's oldest Korean studies organization, Royal Asiatic Society (RAS) Korea, welcomes everyone to celebrate its 122nd birthday at the RAS Korea office on June 11. This year is a grand reopening, and for the first time in decades, our annual summer event is open to the public, members, friends alike and newcomers. And best of all, free of charge.