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Seoulsonic at SXSW 2012

by // Thursday, March 15, 2012 // News, Upfront, Rock, Reviews // 0 Comments

Korea's Yellow Monsters rock out at a SXSW 2012 preview show.Korea's Crying Nut perform at SXSW 2012 preview show, Austin TX USASeoulsonic North American Tour 2012


The Hallyu, aka The Korean Wave, is a term used to describe Korean culture spreading around the world.  I was excited to learn about the Korean bands performing at SXSW 2012, and get the opportunity to catch the wave firsthand.  

3rd Line Butterfly, Yellow Monsters, and Crying Nut performed a preview show at the Music Madness afternoon showcase.  These bands are part of the Seoulsonic North American tour.  I was able to catch the performances of Yellow Monsters and Crying Nut.

Yellow Monsters is a three piece punk band.  They give an energetic, high energy performance.  I loved how they give their heart, soul, and all their persperation into the performance.

Crying Nut is an estabilised and successful punk band in Korea.  They have sold hundreds of thousands of records as an indie band. The unique feature of this band is the accordian.  YES, a punk band with an accordian player.  They performed an entertaining set and have a great interaction with the audience.

Another band from Korea, Galaxy Express is also performing at SXSW.

I'm looking forward to the official SXSW Seoulsonic showcase, Friday March 16 at the Soho Lounge.

Seoulsonic North American Tour 2012