K-Pop Night Out at SXSW

Written by James Minor | February 26, 2013
<span class="caption"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/news/image/fx_0.jpg?itok=cmISUF9O" width="480" height="320" alt="fx" class="image-large" />2013 SXSW Showcasing Band f(x).</span> While some say the term K-Pop specifically pertains to what Koreans refer to as “idol” acts (Psy, Hyuna and 2NE1), others say it’s actually a term used for popular South Korean music in general. Honestly, we’re a bit confused. This year, [KOCCA](http://www.kocca.kr/) (Korea Creative Content Agency) brings their [K-Pop Night Out](https://www.facebook.com/pages/K-Pop-Night-out/424978094194184) to SXSW with a diverse group of acts which takes the latter theory to heart. The bill's eclectic lineup includes the undeniably catchy electro K-Pop idol act [f(x)](http://schedule.sxsw.com/2013/events/event_MS22157), SXSW alumni garage rockers [Galaxy Express](http://schedule.sxsw.com/2013/events/event_MS23120), Korean punk legends [No Brain](http://schedule.sxsw.com/2013/events/event_MS21940), epic rock experimentalist [Jeong Cha Sik](http://schedule.sxsw.com/2013/events/event_MS22046), hardcore punk act [The Geeks](http://schedule.sxsw.com/2013/events/event_MS21930), singer-songwriter [Yi Sung Yol](http://schedule.sxsw.com/2013/events/event_MS22047), and alt-rockers [Guckkasten](http://schedule.sxsw.com/2013/events/event_MS22110). The showcase will take place at [Elysium](http://schedule.sxsw.com/?lsort=venue_all_days&venue=Elysium) on Tuesday, March 12th. Doors will be at 7pm. Music badges and wristbands will be given priority entrance. A small number of tickets will be available to the public when doors open at 7pm. This is a 21+ event. 2013 marks Korea’s largest presence at SXSW yet, with 11 acts attending the festival this year. <!--break--> <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/60039555" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/60039555">f(x) - "Electric-Shock": SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/officialsxsw">SXSW</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p> <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/58926842" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/58926842">Galaxy Express - "Horongbul": SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/officialsxsw">SXSW</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>