(02.17.2011 SEOUL KR) : Stagediving into Seoul's dynamic music scene, SEOULSONIC breaks the speed of now with a pulsating radar on Korea's top breakthrough artists. From indie clubs to international festivals, SEOULSONIC pushes the tempo of Korean music acts making waves across and beyond Asia.
For Spring 2K11, SEOULSONIC will be rolling out its first ever North American tour featuring AltROK sensations Galaxy Express, Idiotape, and Vidulgi OoyoO.
Launching at Canada’s largest music festival, CMW Canadian Music Week (Toronto Ontario : March 9th - 12th), SEOULSONIC will take its traveling rock n roll roadshow to the 25th anniversary celebration of America’s biggest new music festival, SXSW South By Southwest (Austin Texas : March 15th - 20th) with additional concert dates in New York City (March 24th @ The Knitting Factory Brooklyn), San Diego (March 31st @ Tin Can Alehouse), and Los Angeles (April 2nd @ The Roxy Theatre).
Special guests on the SEOULSONIC North America tour include Korean-American modern rockers Kite Operation (New York City), singer-songwriter Big Phony (New York City / Los Angeles), and freestyle battle rapper MC Dumbfoundead (Los Angeles).
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(03.06.2011 SEOUL KR) : While March 1st is a national holiday commemorating Korea’s independence movement, Korea’s top indie bands -- Vidulgi OoyoO, Galaxy Express, and Idiotape -- will not be vacationing this month as K-Pop creative agency, DFSB Kollective, has just unveiled 11 updates to their upcoming 2K11 SEOULSONIC North America Tour.
Solidifying their status as some of Korea’s best and brightest live music talents, all 3 AltROK artists have just recently been bestowed with the following industry honors :
Vidulgi OoyoO : Voted by the music critics of 100beat.com, Vidulgi OoyoO’s shoegazing anthem, ‘Goodnight Shining’ selected #6 on the Top 10 Korean Songs of 2010. http://bit.ly/h5teJ0
Galaxy Express : Besides nabbing nominations for Best Rock Album (Wild Days) and Best Rock Song (진짜 너를 원해 You Want It Real) of the Year, Galaxy Express grabbed the trophy for Musician of the Year at the 2011 한국대중음악상 Korean Music Awards. http://bit.ly/ikve8Z
Idiotape : With buzz building on their electrifying live performances, the rocktronica trio, Idiotape, have been tapped to be one of the featured international artists for Intel & Vice Magazine’s 2011 The Creators Project campaign. http://bit.ly/eUr9if
With increasing international interest in not only Korean music but also the Korean indie music scene, SEOULSONIC will be a hot topic at North America’s top music festivals as the tour’s executive producer, Bernie Cho (President of DFSB Kollective), has been invited to be a speaker at the following conference panels :
CMW : Indie Label Super Session (March 11th FRI 11:00am - 12:00pm @ Toronto Fairmont Royal York ) http://on.fb.me/hZLDfN
SXSW : Independent Asia (March 16th WED 3:30pm - 4:30pm @ Austin Convention Center) http://on.fb.me/hoCs1e
Taking the tour concept to another level, SEOULSONIC will be expanding the 2K11 North American tour onto the screens of iPods, iPhones, iPads, and PCs.
iTunes : On the day of their North American debut at CMW Canadian Music Week, a deluxe edition 2K11 SEOULSONIC compilation album (complete with digital booklet) will go on sale March 10th exclusively on iTunes Music Stores worldwide. At the start of the 25th anniversary of SXSW South by Southwest music festival, the official 2K11 SEOULSONIC iPhone app will be available for free download on March 15th in iTunes App Stores worldwide.
DramaFever : Winner of the 2009 Seoul Independent Film Festival Audience Award, the Korean indie rockumentary, ‘반드시 크게 들을것 Turn It Up to 11!’ (starring Galaxy Express and featuring fellow 2011 SXSW attendees, Apollo 18) will make its North American online debut on March 11th exclusively on the #1 Asian-American entertainment portal, DramaFever.com. The movie will then be available soon afterwards on the top USA online video service, Hulu.com.
Livestream : Live from New York, its Thursday Night Live! For fans around the world, the 2K11 SEOULSONIC New York City concert at The Knitting Factory Brooklyn will be streamed live online worldwide (March 24th THU 7:30pm New York / March 25th FRI 5:30am Seoul) via Livestream.com/TheKnitBrooklyn.
Due to surging demand, extra dates and acts have been added to the 2K11 SEOULSONIC North American tour :
TX : In support of their official March 16th SEOULSONIC @ SXSW showcase at Easy Tiger (Wednesday 8:00pm - 11:00pm), Galaxy Express, Idiotape, and Vidulgi OoyoO have just added new gigs for March 14th (University of Texas), March 15th (Ritz Carleton), and March 19th (Longhorn Inn). http://on.fb.me/hN83uB
NYC : After the March 24th SEOULSONIC concert at The Knitting Factory, Idiotape (with special guests Galaxy Express) will be playing a special late night live set at Circle Nightclub on Saturday, March 26th. http://on.fb.me/hN83uB
LA : With Korean-American singer-songwriter Big Phony already confirmed, freestyle battle rapper Dumbfoundead has just been tagged to the lineup to MC the 2K11 SEOULSONIC Los Angeles concert at The Roxy Theatre. http://on.fb.me/gdzq4G
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