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The Korean chapter of the American Steel Motorcycle Club will host a gig in Seoul to reach out to local motorcycle clubs and host a pig roast on Sept. 26.
Following the success of last year`s Poker Run from Seoul to Dungducheon, followed by live performances featuring some of Seoul`s hottest bands, the American Steel Motorcycle Club decided to stage an event closer to the capital.
Popular live venue Ole Stompers in Itaewon will stage four of Korea`s hottest tribute bands, headlined by Led Zeppelin cover band Over The Hill and Far Away.
Over The Hill and Far Away formed in 2008 and is based in Seoul.
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Taking their name from the Led Zeppelin song "Over the Hills and Far Away," the third track from their 1973 album Houses of the Holy, OHFA offer one of the purest reconstructions of raw Zeppelin power, paying close attention to detail, especially some of those very subtle Led Zeppelin tempo and key changes.
The gig will also feature the Jimi Hendrix band Are You Experienced (named after the classic debut album of the late legendary trio, Jimi Hendrix, Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell), Beatles devotees Rubber Seoul and The Bicycle Thieves, a Rolling Stones inspired band. Why they chose to name themselves after the classic 1948 Italian neorealist film remains a mystery to this writer.
The event will kick off at 7 p.m. with a pig roast.
From 7 till 9 p.m. admission will cost 10,000 won and includes one drink, two raffle tickets and all the food you can eat.
The bands will start at 9 p.m. For 20,000 won people will be entitled to free selected drinks till midnight.
The raffle ticket prizes will include airfare discounts, meal vouchers from international restaurants, jewelry and leatherwear.
American Steel was originally established on the island of Okinowa, Japan, in 1983, with a Korean chapter being formed in 1989. Based on a love of riding Harley Davidson motorcycles, the group bonded under a standard principle: "Family-Job-Steel."
The American Steel Motorcycle Club also conducts a ceremony to honor the Korean and U.S. casualties of the Korean War on Veterans Day.
For more information, contact Paul Peenut Bell by calling 010-8742-7271, or for Korean, call Myung-sun at 010-7271-9069. Also try e-mailing
To get to Ole Stompers Rock Spot from Itaewon subway station, Exit 3 walk straight and take the first right at the Dunkin` Donuts. Take the first left at Cancun. Stompers is at the top of the hill, the last bar on the left.

By John Redmond