We were racing the clock to get in touch with Sumin Jo, member of Korean punk-rock band, Patients, before their Taipei debut at the Beastie Rock Festival. Fresh from their English Tour in Liverpool and London, Jo introduces us to Patients’ unique music style, Hybrid-Punk, and shares more information on their tour in Taiwan.
Hardcore band King Ly Chee are among the long list of internationals playing Heart-Town Festival in Taichung this month. We caught up with Riz Farooqi, who since forming the band 15 years ago has been one of loudest voices in promoting hardcore in Asia — and that ain’t proving easy!
Group A are a Japanese avant-garde noise music and visual arts group from Tokyo that were formed in 2012. Next week they'll be playing for the first time in Taiwan at the 2014 Urban Nomad Opening Party. So we contacted them by email for this interview to let everyone know what to expect.
This week Dirty Beaches will play his first ever shows in his birthplace, Taipei. GigGuide.tw caught up with Alex Zhang Hungtai of Dirty Beaches just after he arrived in Japan last week. And he has lots to say about immigrants, process, definitions, diasporas, dark German all-weekend party culture, nightness and excesses of Japanese matcha.
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