Posted on October 06, 2016

Concert Preview

I Like Many Festival #2

For music lovers in South Korea, going to big name festivals can be a real pain in the wallet and a disappointment in the line-up. However next month the second I Like Music Festival will provide a great opportunity to see a smattering of great bands for a very reasonable cover charge.

Taking place on October 7th and 8th the festival will also benefit two wonderful charities in South Korea: KUMFA (The Korean Unwed Mothers Family Association) and NKHR Citizens’ Alliance for North Korean Human Rights with all the proceeds from the event going to these fine organisations. Both charities work in different but essential areas of human life to improve the conditions of those affected by circumstances beyond their control, be it societal expectations or vicious government oppression. Even a little help like this goes a long way.

This festival is a two-day event, with the Friday show at Club Sharp in Hapjeong/Mangwon and the Saturday show at DGBD in Hongdae. With 14 different bands playing a wide array of music, there’s sure to be something for everyone.

On Friday, you’ll be able to check out “the best and most brutal in punk, hardcore and noise from Seoul’s fantastic scene,” according to event organisers. including one of the last South Korea shows from the legendary Scumraid. They will be joined by hardcore punks The Kitsches, garage rockers Crawler, shoegazers Acid Party and the two-piece/bass and drums duo of Hybrid Drop Bomber amongst others.

On Saturday, you can check out a different, yet no less exciting sound over at DGBD with DTSQ who have just finished a tour in Europe, recently won best band at the House of Vans’ special Dongdaemun Design Plaza concert and have a ton of other accolades beyond which they are one of the most exciting and memorable bands in Seoul. Henry Demos, from the wonderful Nice Legs will be playing a solo set. UK’s Tirikilatops will burrow an earworm of neon splash deep in you, and you will like it. Not to mention great new indie acts such as Rough Cuts and Diet Darling.

Friday: Club SHARP

Oct 7th (8pm)
Cover: 10,000₩

Line Up:

Yuppie Killer: 
The Kitsches: 
Hybrid Drop Bomber: 

DGBD / Saturday: DGBD

Oct 8th (6pm)
Cover: 10,000₩

Line Up:

Diet Darling: 
Rough Cuts:
Henry Demos: 
Rust Bucket:

자선단체 / Charities:

한국미혼모가족협회 (Korean Unwed Mothers Family Association) :

Korean Unwed Mothers Families Association advocates for the rights of unwed mothers and their children in Korea. KUMFA’s goal is to enable Korean women to have sufficient resources and support to keep their babies if they choose, and thrive in Korean society.


NKHR: Citizens' Alliance for North Korean Human Rights (북한인권시민연합) : 

The NKHR Rescue Fund is a volunteer group within the Citizens' Alliance for North Korean Human Rights (NKHR), a non-governmental organisation. The Rescue Fund raises money to rescue North Korean refugees through fundraisers and online campaigns, and also holds events to raise awareness of the North Korean human rights and refugee crisis. 

Article: Tyler Ryan
Korean Translation: Yoonji Lee


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