Korea has been quite the hot topic in 2013. The south for the ubiquitous, infectious K-Pop phenomenom Gangnam Style from Psy, and the North for some guy who is best friends with Dennis Rodman. Oh, and wants to bomb a lot of places. The North/South divide of Korea is about as divisive as the one in Westeros. To try to shift the focus away from guys screaming at women’s bottoms while wearing spats, and despots hell bent on causing WW3, Korea Rocks arrives in Manchester with four bands ready to change your perceptions of indie music from East Asia. If you had any. Multi-award-winning psychedelic garage rockers Galaxy Express (pictured) headline, with post hardcore act Apollo 18, hard rock hitters Gate Flowers and groovy soul(Seoul?)/pop group Goonam completing the bill. Give them a listen then get down for a free night of infectious rock and solid roll courtesy of Korea’s finest.

Wed 1 May, Night and Day Café, 26 Oldham Street, M1 1JN. Tel: 0161 236 4597, 8pm, FREE, www.nightnday.org

Wed 1 May
John Stansfield
Published on:
Tue 30 Apr 2013