July 6th, 2011

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Jang Kiha and the Faces scheduled for concert in California


Some time ago
Indieful Rok shared info about concert in US (LA) and today I found this advert. that they are also coming to California, Escandido.

Korean Indie Folk Bands in Escondido "Jang Ki-Ha and the Faces" - US Premiere Gig!



Where: California Center for the Arts


What/Why:
YOU'LL FALL IN LOVE WITH THESE WEIRDLY ADORABLE KOREAN FOLK BAND JANG KI-HA.

Jang Ki-ha and the Faces (latest single)
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Kim Chang-wan Band
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Korean folk band "Sanulrim" and "JangKiha" will be held at the California Art Center located in Escondido on July 10th. "Sanulrim"band is a legendary band that led 1970s and 1980s in Korea. "Sanulrim" are best known as the pioneer of the new era of rock and roll in Korea. Combining such a genre as folk songs, country songs and rock and roll had brought enormous impact on Korean society and the remainings of their legendary accomplishment is still remembered by many Koreans along with Koreans live in San Diego. The leader of the band  "Sanulrim" name Kim Chang Wan who also work as an actor still can be seen on TV in Korea.

On the other hand "Jang Ki Ha" whom will be performing with "Sanulrim" band is the rising star from underground band in Korea. When Jang Ki Ha and he's band first came out age groups of 20s and 30s were mesmerized by he's unique music style and criticizing lyrics of the politicians.

They achieved unprecedented record selling amongst the underground band in Korea, and with their distinctive performance, they've clutched many fans in Korea. They are becoming a new cultural icon amongst Korean society.

Sourse: yelp.com

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A HISTORY OF KOREAN PSYCHEDELIC ROCK: ECHOES IN THE ELECTRIC MOUNTAINS

A huge article)) more intellectual reading than for fun.

Dann Gaymer is a writer, musician and artist from the U.K. who has spent the better part of the past three years in East Asia, primarily South Korea. You can see more of his work at www.aweh.tv.


The Republic of Korea is one of the world’s fastest growing economies, boasting some of the most cutting edge innovations in mobile technology and construction. The nation’s capital, Seoul, is a living testament to this growth: a glittering metropolis of light and glass, endless opportunities and pleasures at the touch of a button. However, only a few decades ago, South Korea was a very different place. This was an era when finding enough money to eat was a challenge and the very real threat of war with the communist North always loomed just over the horizon. Yet these turbulent times also gave birth to a whole cadre of Korean psych and garage bands, whose recordings now constitute a goldmine of East Asian retro rock and roll.

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Sourse: psychkiks.com
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Chang Kiha & the Faces let listeners find own answers

Rock band aims to keep making indie music, plans Japan tour in fall

While idol-centered K-pop has been heavily covered by the media, the Korean indie scene has received relatively little attention. Seeking diversity of Korean music, The Korea Herald is running a series of interviews shedding light on the Korean scene. This is the third installment of the series. ― Ed.

Chang Kiha & the Faces, a five-member indie band formed by vocalist, guitarist, percussionist and songwriter Chang Ki-ha in 2008, recently released a second studio album. And the music video of the title song “A Twosome” is creating a buzz, as the first two-thirds of the 3 minute 45 second video shows only hand motions.

Not defining exactly what the hand motions really mean, the movement flows funnily with the beats and lyrics, with a lot of finger pointing. Then, a hand wearing a bride’s glove holds a hand in a bridegroom’s glove. Then, the five poker-faced male members with one hand gloved hand each dance to the music at the end.

“I thought hands could represent humans. I also thought that music should serve the visual image,” said Chang Ki-ha in an interview with The Korea Herald.

The lyrics to “A Twosome” vaguely describe what’s going on between two people, rather than directly saying that they are in a relationship.

“It’s an open-ended question. Of course, I had something in my mind when I created it, but it is much more fun not to tell the audience what it really is,” Chang said.


Indie band Chang Kiha & the Faces members, minus guitarist Lee Min-ki, pose for a photograph before an interview in Seoul on June 29: (From left) Jeong Jung-yeop on bass, Kim Hyun-ho on drums, Chang Ki-ha on vocals and Lee Jong-min on keyboards.
(Park Hyun-koo/The Korea Herald)

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Sourse: The Korea Herald