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Weekend Rocks 8/29-9/1

Shows this weekend:


Outlier and a Nirvana Cover Band @ Vinyl Underground, No cover, 9pm

FUNKED UP & SOULED OUT Vol. 7 (Funk & Soul Dance Party)

Friday, May 4, 2012 - 22:00


FUNKED UP & SOULED OUT Vol. 5 - Busan's only Funk & Soul Dance Party!!

Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 22:00

The Better Magic Music Co. proudly presents…


Break-Ups and Goodbyes

I've made mention before of the single greatest downside of traveling and living abroad - and that's having to say goodbye to good people. Some of them, such as my good friend Byron, are the kind of people you know you'll stay in touch with well after they've left your immediate proximity. Others pass out of your life with a bunch of drunken fanfare, remain Facebook friends for a year or two, and then become just another participant in an anecdote you tell your shiny new friends.


This past week I've had two very different goodbye experiences. On Tuesday evening my girlfriend Kimberly and I parted ways. While it was a relatively new relationship (only a couple of months) it's never a fun or easy thing to split with somebody who you have had fun with and shared such feelings with. This past week has been the hardest I've had since returning to Korea.


Progress Report

It's been a shade over two months since I got to Korea and it's high time that I give everybody back home (and around the world) an update on how life in Korea has been treating me this time around. Despite having near two years of experience with this confusing and sometimes frustrating corner of the world, Korea has managed to dish up plenty of fresh challenges for me in my third stint in the land of the morning calm.


Dirty Deeds on Texas Street

I've been a bad blogger, and I apologize sincerely for the complete lack of updates on this site since I got to South Korea. I've been busy, it's true, but sadly it's not been the kind of busy that makes for particularly interesting travel tales. I've been drinking and living on a tiny budget; going on dates; making new friends; and finding my feet in a Korea that isn't exactly as I'd left it. But my first pay check is just around the corner and my life is finally finding a bit of stability, so expect them to come thick and fast from here on in.

5TH PUNK 'N' ROLL CIRCUS at Vinyl Underground

Saturday, March 12, 2011 - 21:30
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Vinyl Underground In Kyeong Seong
5TH Punk'N'Roll Circus

It is first punk'n roll circus in 2011.
...There are five original Busan bands.

*Busan powerful Irish punk band ---NACHOPUPA---

*Listen to their sweet lyrics, attacking contury songs ---SUNDAY LOSERS---

*Avant-garde + New wave + Rock and roll + Punk ---PSYCHO ROCKETS---

*Genius from Nampodong in Busan with the 2Tough Guys ---GENIUS---

*The last hope of Skatepunk in Busan ---SELF MADE HERO---

You can come in at 9:30pm, drinking eating, dancing, whatever you can do.
The show begins at 10:30pm.

Busan’s 10 Best: Beyond the Festivals and Beaches

The Gwangali fireworks festival as seen from the peak of Mt. Jangsan, undoubtedly Korea's best fireworks show. ~ Photo by P. DeMarco

View slide show here.

[Note: This article was originally published in the November 2009 issue of 10 Magazine. It was updated on 11.28.10]

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