This is a collection of various articles and stories that I have published.
[My Seoul Story] A Personal Tour of Korea's Cultural Past
I did a piece for The Korea Times, an English language newspaper based in Seoul, for their series on "Seoul's charms as seen by foreigners". I recounted my experience getting a tour at The Museum of Shamanism.
A disturbing piece of horror-flash fiction I'd shopped around for awhile before finding the right audience with The Molotov Cocktail, who included it in Vol. 8 Issue 10 for October 2017.
Worth Its Salt
A write-up I did about a cool new bar in Daegu called Sogeum Chang-go ("Salt Warehouse" or "Salt Garage"). It's a hidden gem just off the Daegu's historic Bookseong-ro. It's on page 12. Give it a read.
Interview with Skaleton
Earlier this year I sat down for coffee with a couple members of Daegu's only ska-punk band, Skaleton. We talked about the creative process and the current state of the scene in out fair city. Check that out on page 10. I also included some of my memories of the band Yuppie Killer and the old Hongdae playground.
A short guide to signing up for and taking the GRE while living abroad in Daegu. Learn how to register, where to go, and the test day process.
Check it out on page 20.
Who Says You Can't Rock in Daegu? Part 2: The Bands
Part two of a two part series about the local music scene in Daegu, South Korea. This article spotlights eight bands of various different genres including punk, indie, and metalcore.
Check it out on page. 28
Who Says You Can't Rock in Daegu? Part 1: The Venues
Part one of a two part series about the local music scene in Daegu, South Korea. This article spotlights several venues around Daegu that feature live music and provides directions to each location.
Check it out on page 26.
Behind the Scene: ClubHEAVY's Heavy Noona
An interview with the woman known as "Heavy Noona", the owner and operator of Daegu's famous ClubHEAVY music venue. Part of Angle Magazine's "Behind the Scene" series.
iDios Mio! Delivery Burritos!
A review for the dine-in and delivery restaurant Burrito Factory in Daegu, South Korea.
Check it our on Page. 24
Three's Company: Canavy Trio Interview
This is a conversation with the pop-rock band Canavy Trio. I'm pretty proud of this interview for Angle Magazine. The casual tone makes for a fun read, if I do say so myself.
It Takes a Village: NET Raises Funds for African Orphanage
A write up I did about a charity event in October of 2016. It was a mini, indoor music festival to raise money for LIV Village, an orphan village in South Africa. I helped out by booking a few bands and writing this article to raise awareness for the charity and the event.
Check it out on page 30.
Numerous bROKe in Korea #23
For this issue of Korea's longest running DIY music/underground culture magazine I interviewed the punk band Velcro (pg. 10), wrote a short how-to guide to self-publishing (pg.24), was interviewed about Cannon Fodder (pg. 25), and reviewed the album The Rad by Busan punk band Stoned (page 27). There is also a review of my book, Cannon Fodder, on page 26.
Pizza Pam Beer
A review of Pizza Pam Beer, a pizza and beer restaurant in Daegu, South Korea.
Check it out on page 8.
Volunteer Spotlight: Liberty in North Korea
Part of The Daegu Compass's series on spotlighting volunteer opportunities this article focuses on Liberty in North Korea (LiNK), a group dedicated to rescuing and resettling North Korean refugees who are trapped in China.
Check it out on page 20.
Numerous bROKe in Korea #22
For this issue of bROKe in Korea I contributed an interview with Kim MyunJin, the drummer of Daegu indie-garage band The Plastic Kiz (page 8) and reviewed a three-track E.P. by skatepunk band Drinking Boys and Girls Choir (page 30).
Jeng-iy's Next Chapter/The Plastic Kiz review
Jeng-iy is one of Daegu's oldest small live music venues and central artist hangout. It was forced to move locations in the summer of 2015. My band got to play the farewell show at the original location.I wrote about my experiences, and discussed a short history of the venue. Check it out on page 12. Also, I review The Plastic Kiz album Dancing with the Moon on page 23.
Keeping it in the Family
Daegu has a group (or "crew") called the 999 Family, there were several bands connected to the crew. They organized shows and worked to promote the local scene. I did a short article and interview with found Heo Yeong-Min (page 10). I was also interviewed about my band Food for Worms in this issue (page 11).
Don't Count Out Daegu
Adapted from a longer blog entry, this was a (now outdated) overview of the bands and venues in the Daegu music scene circa 2014.
Check it out on page 16.