Moving Hosts.

Moving to a new host, cause I don’t want to pay for multiple ones. Things will look like shit for … a bit.

Photos still happening at https://www.facebook.com/douglasvautourphotography, just don’t have anything to say anymore.

 

 

Tallulah Bankhead – Korindie Bootlegs #19

Holy crap it’s been a while. And, no excuses, it’s going to be a while still. But my fellow lookilisteners, this was too good to sit on for more than a month. I have for you today, Tallulah Bankhead. And they sound good yo. Mudaeruk doing it up.

Right. Tallulah Bankhead. The name confused me. I thought it was some weird southern thing that the two Canadians in the band just shrugged and moved on with. No idea who she was. I’m kinda dumb. I still don’t get the name. I’m still kinda dumb.

This band is like the best of many worlds for me. Adam Brennan is intense as fuck and he brings that on stage. I love talking with him because it’s always right in the moment with whoever he’s with. It’s amazing. Go talk with him sometime. I mean. He might not like me getting people to talk to him, but he hates the Internet, he’ll never read this. Grey Watson brings a whole lot of southern charm and all that musical history that comes with it. Patrick Walsh beats them drums like a step-headed mule. It’s magical.

I ain’t gonna say much more. Just listen. We’ll be back at some point, but now ain’t it. (Can’t stop short of 20 can we?)

Here’s some shots from the show. Thanks to Kim Doei for the projection!

Juck Juck Grunzie – Korindie Bootlegs #18

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Juck Juck Grunzie is a great band that you would totally expect to have a final show if they were breaking up, because that’s what bands with loyal fans do for said fans when they call it quits. Right? That’s. What. Bands. Do.

 

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Juck Juck Grunzie

 

If you know the members of Juck Juck personally, in which case you could do me a favour to politely remind them that they owe us a final show. But, I digress. We at Korindie don’t talk about music, or genres, or … umm… time signatures?… but we do talk people. And these people are ace, excluding the whole final show biz. Super cool, relatable, and yet mad cool on stage.

Nowdays, Ahreum is somewhere in Canada, doing Canadian things, like learning how to skidoo a toque, and make moose pie, and everyone else is here in Seoul, but working on different projects. None of those projects however involve GETTING ME A FINAL FUCKING SHOW.

 

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Gawd, I am really bitter about that. I mean, I should be thankful for having seen them 5-6 times at different venues. For screaming along with PSYCHO PSYCHO and whatnot. But I can’t get over it. I want a final show.

Okay so here’s the deal. Here’s what I’m all about. Ahreum, next time you come back to visit the motherland, everyone gotta get together and put on a show. Like at Strange Fruit or something. Something cozy and cool for like 50 of your bestest friends and me.

Deal? Deal.

Deal.

Tirikilatops – Korindie Bootlegs #17

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Okay dino-dudes. It’s time to get around the old Korindie shack and let Unky Dug tell you a tale that is as old as time. Sit down by the warming glow of the Lite-brite and listen as I tell you about the legendary Tirikilatops. Old man winter comin’, and he gonna want them pegs back soon enough, and I’m running out of black paper.

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Tirikilatops

So, one day, good old Unky Dug was walking himself down to the old local DGBD to wish his old-timey friend Ali a Happy Birthday, which was the style at the time. Ali decided to get all 17 of his bands and some of his friends together to put on a good old show.

Oh, the crowds were thick that day in the basement of the ol’ DGBD. The dust, a mile thick if it were an inch were getting kicked about like little allergenic ballerinas it were. They’d hit the light just right, and you’d sneeze out such a beautiful sight they called it Corey.

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Tirikilika-hai…

Now, my grandmother used to say, “Either you’re onion rich or you’re onion poor.” I don’t know what she thought about peanuts though, but I thought of her as the band went through the crowd giving everyone chestnuts or single undried unshelled peanuts as birthday gifts. Ali, on account of it actually being his birthday also got a pony, and some balloons, which he promptly, yet accidentally, popped from a distance of 10 yards. Well done, Ali. Wali.

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Nightmares

Sometimes, I think I could make the music like I used to could, but I can’t. So, I go to shows. Like this show. This was a show. It was the bestest birthday ever. Well, it was supposedly the second birthday ever, but no one thinks the first one ever happened.

Do you?

Nihon Falcons – Korindie Bootlegs #16

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Yay! We’re back and some jazz. I’ve totally just shaved off my summer beard, and I’m ready to tackle all that tasks to be tackled in this mid-fall season. It’s like the Super Bowl up in here, but for productivity, and with less grunting and slightly (ever so slightly) less homoerotic undertones.

I know what the people want. They want bootlegs. And carnival rides. I can provide the bootlegs. You can get your own carnival rides. I’m not Brazil.

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Nihon Falcons

So, Nihon Falcons. Let’s get down to brass instruments. There are none. But they have a cello, some drums and a frankenbass. That’s better.

Faithful lookilisteners will have noticed Jonathon Jacobson of Tierpark, and formerly Nice Legs on drums, and Henry Demos, of Henry Demos, and currently Nice Legs on frankenbass. On the left however, with his brand new hashtag on this site is George Durham, from Monoban and a few other places. He also makes some mean meats.

That is not a euphemism for them forming a intercoursical threesome together. George actually smokes his own meats. That is not a euphemism for masturbation, either, which I cannot confirm or disavow. He makes like pastrami and pates. They’re excellent. When he has a barbecue, I always am the grill master so I can be by the goods when they’re perfectly done. That and so I can remember what it’s like to live again.

They’re good meats. They have not yet made me cry myself to sleep like the rest of my life choices.

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George Durham – Cello

We don’t need to go into details about that. Or anything. It’s not like this site every talks about music. That would be ridiculous. I can say though, in the briefest of terms that this seems to be a good combination. Jon and Henry’s history and improv skills work well with the vibe of the cello subbing in for a real bass. Melodic. Oh yeah and Henry screams a lot. Harkens back to the olden days.

I still file my tax returns in green. Suck it bitches.

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Jonathan Jacobson – Drums

I got a tax return, too. Like yesterday from 2012. It took the gubmint 3 years to tell me I was getting it. I’m not saying it’s a conspiracy, but I don’t see me getting no interest on my 170,000 won over the last fourish years. Or even like a sick pair of boots.

Henry has homemade bellbottoms. I enjoyed them, kinda like how I enjoy those cured meats. We should all get some meats. (I am not currently a paid advertiser for said sweet-delicious-yet-not-actually-sweetmeats-meats, but I’m hoping to sink the deal with this one. Sinking is when you win right?

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Henry Demos – Vox, Frankenbass

I need a nap. I’m tired and my feet hurt. Get off my lawn.

Korindie Berlin Update Week #3 (Final)

So, I’m back in Korea. I left Berlin, all the beer, the 20C day time temperatures, and all the cheese I can fit into my lederhosen (yes, yes, they’re from Bavaria. Just let me have this one)  for a wedding in Istanbul before coming back to quite possibly the worst summer I’ve ever spent in Korea. Yes, yes, obligatory comment about how I really like Korea and there are so many good things, but fuck summer in Korea. Korean July and August, you’re dead to me. Dead.

But, I, as usual, digress, my last week in Berlin, Dörte went all out and got me into the By The Lake Festival, showcasing bands from like all over everywhere, on a small lake not that far from my apartment. Super fun. Super convenient. It was really good to hear a bunch of different stuff, but the highlight of the thing was seeing King Khan. Apparently they had a tour go south in Korea a few years back, but let me tell you, they were on point.

Whatever, I am too busy melting in the hot hot Korean sun to write more. Let me just get your foot in the door. If you think they might sound good, then click the link. Clicking is fun right?

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Selvhenter
Selvhenter (Denmark) – Brass, Strings, Drums

 

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Mdou Moctar
Mdou Moctar (Niger)

 

The Master Musicians of Jajouka led by Bachir Attar
The Master Musicians of Jajouka led by Bachir Attar (Morocco)

 

LISS (Denmark)
LISS (Denmark)

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Cold Specks
Cold Specks (Canada)

 

(Tracks may not play in Korea. Boo.)

Laid Back (Denmark)
Laid Back (Denmark)

 

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Cavern of Anti-Matter (Germany)
Cavern of Anti-Matter (Germany)

 

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King Khan and the Shrines (Canada/Germany)
King Khan and the Shrines (Canada/Germany)

So much good music. I’m going to go try to find some grapefruit beer. I miss Berlin.

Korindie Berlin Update Week #2

TÜSN, Live at Flexbau
TÜSN, Live at Flexbau

Holy crap, it’s this time of week again. Another week down, and only one week left remaining before I leave the sweet honeyed tattooed bosom of Berlin. This city continues to amaze me, despite long term friends telling me about the ongoing downward spiral and cultural drain. But, as a club billboard informed me, “The Past is Over,” so I’ll not dwell much on that.

Berlin continues to have great music. Thanks to the help of Dörte Heilewelt I was able to see some shows I would have never knows about otherwise. Last Friday, we went to Keller, a bar/live hall in Neukölln, to see Sway Clarke for his EP release. Things started off with Shelly Phillips, with keyboards and a fun, relaxed vibe in both German and English. I can’t find her tracks online though. Boo Shelly. Get on soundcloud, or allow me to find you on soundcloud.

I really need to learn some German, but they don’t really make it easy. I mean there’s a station called Schlesisches Tor. You try saying that after a few pints of German beer. They can’t even say that after a few pints of German beer.

Shelly Phillips, Live at Keller
Shelly Phillips, Live at Keller

Right, music. Prada Meinhoff blew my mind. Dat bass yo. Dat bass. And partial nudity is always a plus. It amazes me that they only have like 300 likes. Why is that?

Prada Meinhoff, Live at Keller
Prada Meinhoff, Live at Keller

I’ve been listening to this song over and over. Dat bass yo.

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And of course, there was the man of the hour Sway Clarke with charisma and jokes for miles. We found out we were both from Canada. We high fived. It was a moment.

Sway Clarke, Live at Keller
Sway Clarke, Live at Keller

This is the track of his I like the most:

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Georgie Fisher, Live at Mauer Park
Georgie Fisher, Live at Mauer Park

Sunday was Mauer Park again. This week wasn’t as great as last week, but still there were a few good moments. Georgie Fisher was doing some interesting Michael Jackson covers, and Noisy Pots were jamming out on some actual pots. Aside from that, not much happening.

Noisy Pots, Live at Mauer Park
Noisy Pots, Live at Mauer Park

On Wednesday, the ever-awesome Dörte told me about a free show with one of her favourite bands TÜSN. Free being my favourite work in just about any language, half of Baekma and I went to Flexbau on the Spree River to see them. So good. A+ for being different and putting on a great visual performance while actually playing good music.

TÜSN, Live at Flexbau
TÜSN, Live at Flexbau

You should give them a listen or check out some of their videos. They were followed by Cosby, which brought a lot of energy, more than I can say for my camera battery that completely died just before their set. Can’t even charge the thing any more. Bastard.

So, that’s the week. It’s a bit listy, but there’s a lot of shit going on. Next week, the final update from Berlin, including the By The Lake Festival and whatever else I stumble upon.

Korindie Berlin Update Week #1

First thing, Berlin is amazing. Well, zeroth thing, Korindie is in Berlin for like a frickin’ month.

Second thing, there’s no bootleg audio yet, but I’m hopeful for next week. This doesn’t mean I don’t have anything at all. Here’s the update from my first week in Berlin. Yeah, it’s taking a while to process everything.

Last Saturday, one quarter of Rough Cuts and I were drunk as fuck in Kreuzberg. I mean, I didn’t mean to be drunk as fuck in Kreuzberg, but it’s not a name you can respectably name drop sober. So yeah, drunk as fuck, we stumbled into Wild at Heart to see some Oi Punk. The venue told me to not take any photos, but who the fuck listens to authority in a punk club? So I took some photos (and pulled a bunch of videos from YouTube to sub in for Bandcamp content).

Vorsicht Stufe
Vorsicht Stufe

Unrelated video?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TywK7tSJCXE

I’ve never been a punk fan, but fuck me was Vorsicht Stufe ever fun. The place was packed full at 30 people, and everyone was doing this screaming call and response with the band. Fuck me if I know what they were saying but it sounded like “something in German” so that’s what I screamed. Drank with the band and fans after the show. Met some Irish dudes, we had absinthe, and well… I’m not sure what happened after that. I think we got a kebab and gave the Görlitzer Bahn-huffers something to laugh at.

Well, they kinda needed it anyway. It can’t be fun selling skunk to fucking tourists at the train station.

Sunday, in the piercing brightness of the mid-afternoon, we took a stroll through Mauer Park, where everyone comes to do everything. Some Koreans laughed at my Baekma shirt, and then they laughed more when I explained it. (Win!) The park has a lot of buskers, like The Legendary Strawberry Man, with his frickin awesome modified didgeridoo. I mean look at this shit.

The Legendary Strawberry Man
The Legendary Strawberry Man

Another unrelated video?

Like, how does that thing even work?

There are also acts that seem to be booked by the park, like Ann Jangle and Maurizio Presidente. Just rock up and listen. (Yes, I know that’s how it normally works, but I needed an extra sentence. Or two.)

Ann Jangle
Ann Jangle

Yet another unrelated video!??

 

Maurizio Presidente
Maurizio Presidente

You guessed it…

It’s a crazy good time. There’s even an idol-esque karaoke competition with like 400 or so people watching in the crazy bright sun.

Aight, so that’s all the music I saw last week. I’ve already seen another bunch of bands, so I got some links to be checkin. See ya next week!

Qu – Korindie Japan Bootlegs #1

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Woo-hoo! Korindie has gone international! International like small local airport that has one charter flight a year to Havana sort of international, but two countries is indeed greater than one, and here we are, sweet internationality.

DISCLOSURE: We thought about Japindie for a while…but we decided to go with Korindie Japan. I know, it’s confusing. Just work with me on this one okay? We can’t be like ‘ndie-ing every country we visit. (Yes, there will be more countries!)

Right, so Korindie went to Japan last weekend, and we caught up with the wonderful Qu, who were playing along with Nice Legs in Kyoto.

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Qu

Okay, so first impressions. The lead vocalist/beatboxer, dresses like a fucking Japanese rock god. Dude is on point with the style. I don’t got a shot of his footwear, but he was rocking those Japanese toed socks that matched his yukata/pantsuit awesomeness.

On. Point.

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マツヤマシンヤ – Bass

The second thing about Qu is hair. They got the hair game down. You got long straight hair, long curly hair, and short hair. The band is perfectly hair-balanced. It’s like when you’re playing Ice Hockey (not to be confused with ice hockey), and you pick two normal dudes, the big slow dude, and the small fast dude, for perfect team balance. They’re Japanese. They’ve thought this thing through.

yone – Guitar

And of course there’s music. But we don’t talk about music at Korindie. If we were to talk about music, we’d say it was refreshing to hear beatboxing instead of straight vocals all the time. But we’re not going to say that, because we don’t talk about music. We’d also say some other things with actual music terms. That is also not happening.

GINE – Beatbox and Vocals

Also, the drummer is on point, with or without the beatboxing, on point. He drummed with Nice Legs a bit after his set. Looked like he was going to collapse, but did it up proper for like two whole sets. And then we got drunk. It was great.

みさきまさゆき- Drums

Aight, so basically, we need to find a way to get these guys to come to Korea. They need to come to Korea. Dudes, 是非、韓国に来てください。ベール買ってあげる。

So cool.

Les Sales – Korindie Bootlegs #15

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Les Sales says “we hate capitalism. We love shopping.” So true dudes. So true. I’d be all for getting rid of capitalism completely if 80s American-throw-back school PSA-type videos hadn’t convinced me I’d end up being dressed in corduroy overalls living in the back of a Karakalpakstani rubber boot factory for the rest of my rapidly decreasing years.

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Jinmin Hwang – Vocals, Guitar

So compared to that, or at least compared to the fear of that, I’ll be okay with watching other people buy 7,000 won lattes after spending 6,000 won on a plate of 제육 for now. Or maybe going to a Les Sales show. Dudes, when are you playing again? It’s been forever and shit. Like, seriously, 6 months or so. Reach out.

#capitalism #foodstagram #ihatemylife #ilovestarwars

I don’t know that Les Sales actually sings about capitalism. I mean there are really only two songs I know the name of, one is called “I’m telling you I love everyone” or “I mean I love everyone” or something like that, and the other is called Star Wars. I guess Star Wars does have some sort of economic themes. I mean the Empire was all about gathering resources and building these floating increasingly-gigantic-yet-increasingly-easy-to-destoy orbs of metal and crap.

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Lee Donghoon – Bass, Vocals

Like three times is enough dude. You done got blowed up three times. Let it go. Let it go. I’m a horrible role female role model. Let it go~~~

Come to think of it, I really don’t think anyone got paid for their work. I mean the Viceroy got paid with a beating, but maybe that’s not a good representation the true spirit of capitalism? Maybe I should ask my nearest libertarian. They totally seem to have a completely solid grasp of human nature and the societal actions on a global scale while also having an excellent chance of winning the sweepstakes in November.

#change2016 #youmayhavealreadywon #sellyourchildrennow

Maybe they were talking about the other Star Wars. Hmm.

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Kim Jieun – Drums, Vocals

But yeah, Star Wars. That song really gets a crowd moving. Not as much as the time that frat house next to my old apartment played Jump Around by House of Pain and cracked their foundations, but close.  Here’s a video of a different song though. I’m always too busy shakin’ it to film.

So, that’s Les Sales. I hope you learned something. I sure did. Here’s a dude who was playing in the show that night, but I don’t remember his name because he’s not in the band anymore and all I can remember is the fact that he said he would hit me for some reason but he might have been joking. I think he was joking.

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I can’t be expected to remember everything. Come now.

Oh, here’s an actual video of Star Wars, from back in the day when they had a different singer. Just dance.