Directions in Sound: Korean Showcase

Center for Asian American Media Presents

Directions in Sound: Korean Showcase

Love X Stereo, Rock n Roll Radio, Glen Check, No Brain, Hosted by: Kero One, DJ Relic

Thu, March 20, 2014

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

Brick & Mortar Music Hall

San Francisco, CA

This event is 21 and over

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Directions in Sound: Korean Showcase
Come rock out to some of the best bands out of the Korean music scene! This international showcase is sure to be an unforgettable experience, so catch them with us before they jet off to SXSW!
Love X Stereo
Love X Stereo
Love X Stereo’s music is authentic electronic music based in alternative and punk rock from the 90s. With its free use of synthesizing and effects, Love X Stereo’s music is danceable.

With each of the members possessing more than a decade of experience under their belt, the sound testifies to all they have achieved to date. Its members are more sensitive to their sound than anyone else, and they focus on the “live quality” to the point of not making any music without this characteristic. People are watching with interest to see the next step taken by these consummate professionals, who handle all of their own composing, lyrics, and producing, as well as recording and mixing.

Despite the fact that many genres aside from K-pop are being completely excluded in the harsh environment of Korean music industry, its consistency in creating well-produced, visionary music continues to attract global attention.
No Brain
No Brain
Since 1996, No Brain has presented Korean Rock n' Roll
Formed in 1996 in a small club in Hongdae(the artistic & cultural playground in Seoul), No Brain has grown up as one of the biggest rock bands in Korea. They started to criticize society's current state of affairs and inequality with their raw punk sound, which was really shocking in Korea in the middle of 1990s. No Brain never stops playing on the stage for the last 15years, now they are speaking for the general public including, of course, young rock kids. With pure rock spirits and passion for music, No Brain introduces many Korean people to rock. Even though they have become so big in the music scene, No Brain still loves to play in small sized venues, like they did in the old days, and support new bands and clubs.

Their History Makes Their Own Legend
Rock music is not very popular in Korea, so being a rock band is not easy. But No Brain was not afraid of failure and change, this is what makes this band a good representive for all of Korea. No Brain has played more than 3000 shows over the last 15 years . They have experienced players who are competent and great on the stage. They speak with confidence when they say that they will keep evolving and refreshing themselves. They don't flatter nor act above themselves for what they have achieved so far.
Hosted by: Kero One
Hosted by: Kero One
In 2003 when a DJ in Japan discovered Kero One's first 12" record release, Kero One's life would change forever. Kero One, a Korean-American rapper/producer/DJ born and raised in California would first become famous in Japan's bubbling hiphop scene before his music eventually spread to the rest of the world months later. Before long, Kero One was labeled as the leader of the jazz-hop scene, a breath of fresh air for many fans sick of the formulaic hiphop sound being played on the radio.

Since then, Kero One has been a full time musician for over 10 years releasing four full length albums, dozens of 12" vinyl, mix CDs, and cassette tapes. Producing his own music and playing numerous instruments, Kero One has garnered respect as the producer's producer, in addition to his thought-provoking lyrics and artful storytelling as a rapper. Not only has Kero One's music received some sales chart success internationally, he has collaborated with rising stars such as Aloe Blacc to legends like Stevie Wonder and even garnered praise from pop icons like Will.i.am, Jamie Cullum (BBC UK), Epik High (Korea), and Dynamic Duo (Korea) just to name a few.
Venue Information:
Brick & Mortar Music Hall
1710 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA, 94103
http://www.brickandmortarmusic.com/