(Photo : Yonhap News) Korean indie rock band Jang Kiha and the Faces are headed to New York City!
On Tuesday, March 18, New York City will welcome one of South Korea"s most creative rock bands for a live show at the Rockwood Music Hall on Manhattan"s Lower East Side.
The affordable tickets (just $10 for general admission to the show) offer the rare chance for fans in the States to get a glimpse of South Korea"s thriving indie music scene.
For many fans and followers of Korean indie rock, Jang Kiha and the Faces have been favorites since their first official album Living the Nothing Special Life in early 2009.
Frontman Jang Kiha got his start much earlier as drummer for Nunco Band in 2002.A multi-talented singer-songwriter, Jang later teamed up with guitarist Lee Min Ki, bassist Jung Joong Yub and drummer Kim Hyun Ho, to create "the Faces" and indie legends were born.
Jang has been referred to as "the indie Seo Taiji" and is said to "talk like he sings and sing like he talks," creating raw, cutting-edge music that strikes a chord with his audiences.
"I make the music I want to make," Jang maintains as his personal motto.
A true original, Jang"s attitude towards fame is similar to that of Edward Sharp (of Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros), a playful and energetic performer who could care less about what is cool and just simply enjoys creating something new.
Modern rock with hints of 70"s Korean alt-folk, Jang Kiha and the Faces are unlike anything in mainstream K-Pop, bringing enthralling live shows to their fans both in Korea and abroad.
Jang Kiha and the Faces will perform at 7:30pm on Stage 2 of the Rockwood Music Hall located at 196 Allen Street.It is a 21 and over show only and there is a one-drink minimum.Doors will open at 6:30pm and advanced tickets are available through Ticketfly HERE.
Please note that due to limited space, a ticket does not necessarily guarantee entrance into the venue.