The Korea Herald


Seoulsonic kicks off N. American tour

By Korea Herald

Published : March 10, 2013 - 20:12

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Han Kyung-rock and Park Yoon-sik of Crying nut perform in 2012 Seoulsonic After Party Han Kyung-rock and Park Yoon-sik of Crying nut perform in 2012 Seoulsonic After Party
In its third-year running, the Seoulsonic international music festival announced the events for its 2013 North America Tour 3.0, which will feature local rock bands Goonam, Lowdown 30 and No Brain.

Seoulsonic artists will perform at some of North America’s biggest music festivals including: South By Southwest in Austin, Texas; Canadian Music Week, Canada’s largest music festival; as well as additional concert dates in Providence, Rhode Island; New York City; San Diego; and Los Angeles.

Seoulsonic first began its North American Tour in California at the San Francisco Music Matters Asia showcase held on March 7 and 8. Following the success of last year’s Music Matters Live festival in Singapore, the two-day San Francisco showcase spotlights some of Asia’s top indie musicians. 
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“Asia is smoking hot for talent at the moment and we’re delighted to have some of the biggest and best live bands from the region sharing the same stage for the first time ever in America,” said Jasper Donat, Music Matters Founder and CEO.

Following the Music Matters festival, the Seoulsonic headliners will join other Korean artists such as Galaxy Express, Guckkasten, The Geeks, f(x), Yi Sung-yol and Jeong Cha-sik and showcase their acts as part of the SXSW “K-Pop Night Out” event on March 12.

Representatives of the U.S. music publication Spin Magazine have selected this year’s Seoulsonic artists to take part in the SXSW Spin showcase series along with the previous year’s Seoulsonic participants Galaxy Express and 3rd Line Butterfly. The bands will take center stage at the SXSW Spin House Party at Easy Tiger Patio, an event that will also mark the international iTunes release of No Brain’s newest single “Soju Shot” and their greatest hits album “Super High Tension.”

Goonam, Lowdown 30 and No Brain are set to perform at CMW on March 21; at KASCON 26 in Providence on March 23; 285 Kent and Nublu in New York City on March 28 and 30, respectively; Tin Can Alehouse in San Diego on April 5; and finally Dim Mak Studios Los Angeles with special guests Galaxy Express on April 6.

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