Music Industry News Network [05-07-2016]

Hae Bang Chon May Festival 2016


2016 Hae Bang Chon May Music Festival
“It goes to Eleven.”:

Hae Bang Chon May Music Festival will take place on Friday, and Saturday May 27th and 28th.

This is the 11th year of the Hae Bang Chon music festival and marks the start of a new decade for the green area of HBC and the endurance of the longest running independent music fest.

The definitive expat and international music fest in Korea. Made up entirely of independent music artists and performers from Korea and a host of other countries.

The theme this May is: “It goes to Eleven” is a quote from a mock rockumentary Spinal Tap, however it lends a bit of humor to an event that has undergone many changes and scrutiny over the years.

The festival began in 2006 as a showcase for expat musicians in the city to perform to larger crowds. The 'Fest' was originally started by Lance Reegan-Diehl and James Gaynor, and at that time it was the beginnings of the DEELEEBOB Music Company, which Lance currently owns. Ever since then, Lance Reegan-Diehl continues to be the central organizer for the festival. Every year it gets bigger and better, and now in the 11th year, a new decade awaits.

May 26, 2016 – 9pm -12am Thunderhorse Tavern
BAD HORSIE opening show.

May 27, 2016 – 9pm-12am

May 28, 2016 – 4pm- 1am at 14+ venues

May 29, 2016 – Hidden Cellar (7pm) and
Phillies (9pm-11pm)

The main street where the action happens is very famous as a local expat hangout, and the Hae Bang Chon festival has made the entire area blossom into a bubbly, busy place for all kinds of businesses to open as more people find it an attractive neighborhood and the place to be.

The festival has always adapted to the demands of both musicians and venues, and with that the size and scope of the festival has fluctuated through the years.

This year’s festival venues:V-Lounge, Phillies, Bedrock, Alley Bunker, The Cave, Bonny’s Pizza Pub, Hair of the Dog, Al Matto Terrace, Camarata Music, Genie Pub, Thunderhorse Tavern, The Workshop, and Hidden Cellar. Hidden Cellar also hosts an open stage on May 29th as part of HBC fest.

While many of the acts are small, acoustic acts, there are still several live band venues, Phillies Pub, Camarata Music, Bedrock , Thunderhorse Tavern, and V-Lounge the music is loud and bands are a rocking, the majority of the sound buffered due to their basement locations. Street level acoustic performers will entertain the busy bars, and in the underground a plethora of rock, alt-rock, funk, blues, R&B bands will keep the air vibrant until 1am.

Joining a host of local bands including Used Cassettes, J,Joon Band and Pentasonic, some special international guests will also be appearing. Guitarist Kenji Onizuka from Japan will perform a solo guitar show, and join the L.R.D Band, once again, for a special twin-guitar rock show at the V-Lounge. The neighborhood Acoustic Jamboree put on by local artist Jennifer Waescher will be adding to this HBC Fest with the schedule running at Camarata Music Studio from 8pm on May 27th until 11pm, and blending with the whole event.

The festival is provided by local business owners who give independent artists a place to play, and it’s a summer kick-off party for all of their patrons. While not every business in the area is a venue for live music, there are many who openly encourage the festival. These businesses can be clearly recognized by the HBC Fest posters which deck their windows, and the support they give to HBC Fest. Additionally The Workshop, Bedrock, V-Lounge, Alley Bunker, and Phillies host live music just about every weekend or some kind of pub event is going always on at these venues throughout the year.

The festival begins on Thursday May 26th with the infamous “BAD HORSIE” night performed by festival guest musician’s and fest organizers.

Friday, May 27th the music starts at 9pm and runs until after midnight.

Saturday the 28th is an entire day of music from about 4pm until 1am with 14 plus venues.

Sunday the 29th will see us left with a few performances, the Blues Jam from ‘Hangouver’ with guests, hosted by L.R.D. Band at Phillies Pub 9pm to 11pm and the Hidden Cellar at 7pm with its ongoing acoustic Sunday's performances.

Entry to this music festival will cost you absolutely nothing! At the very least you can buy a T-shirt at KRW15,000 to support the festival.

For more details, including an updated schedule and list of performers, please visit the main website and the Facebook links.

The HBC Festival is a DEELEEBOB Music Production, with Lance Reegan-Diehl being the central point between artists, venues and business owners. Music sponsors include Sound Drive Amplifiers, Swing Guitars, Graphtech Guitar Parts, Olympia Strings and Straps, along with all participating business owners.


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