Posted on November 18, 2014
This weekend, on Sunday November 23rd Salon Badabie will again host it’s regular Record Pyeheo (Music fair). As always there will be loads of great artists performing and of course, you will be able to pick up loads of cool band merch as well. The owner of Salon Badabie wrote us a nice little article to tell what it is all about :
Despite pressing CDs being a very expensive business, many artists are still opting to spend a lot of time, money and effort doing it. Why so? You might ask. Well, because to a musician his / her albums are more than just simple mp3s, they have a special meaning / symbol, much like a work of art would be to an artist. As a result, no matter the the worsening state of the music market or advancements in technology musicians will continue to make hard copy CDs / LPs. Due to the decreasing size of the music market and online distributors selling mp3s for massively discounted rates it is becoming increasingly difficult for artists to sustain themselves and survive while producing their art. We really admire these musicians for continuing to produce amazing albums, despite all the hardships. To show our respect, Badabie has decided to host a regular Record Fair to help artists promote and distribute their various D.I.Y hard copy albums directly to the fans who want them.
We are currently getting ready for the 8th Record Fair (Saturday 23rd November at Salon Badabie). We have discovered that artists are trying / using a wide variety of ideas and methods to get their music to their fans. Artists have made outstanding improvements with their album artwork for their albums, while at the same time managing to keep the production costs as low as possible. Even while keeping costs to a minimum artists keep managing to make their artwork look great and stand out (and thus appealing to people who see it). They do this by using more and more experimental kinds of media to produce their artwork. In the past everyone made their CDs using the same old boring kind of plastic Jewel cases, but these days people are using many different kinds of packaging and including lots of fun extras like cool little inserts / booklets to to help sell their CDs.
As time goes by it seems to be getting harder and harder to simply go out and purchase a copy of your favorite bands CD (the rise of digital music market means traditional record shops are really struggling). We made this event in the hope of providing a fun place where musicians can get together and mingle with their fans while at the same time providing a marketplace for those fans to a) purchase the music from the bands they love and b) discover new bands to love.
Lets not forget that artists spend a lot of time and effort on not just the music, but also on the overall production of an album and its artwork. We hope this event will help remind people of the joys that come with owning physical copies of their favorite bands work. Entry is just 10,000 won (which includes a 5,000won voucher for you to spend on merch)
3:30 Expo 93 (엑스포 93) - Daejeon
4:30 Doma (도마)
5:30 JunBeom Park (박준범)
6:30 Cosmos Superstar (코스모스슈퍼스타)
7:30 Napalcot (나팔꽃)
8:30 Mohho Project (모호프로젝트)
9:30 Yamagata Tweakster (야마가타트윅스터)
4:00 Say Sue Me (세이수미) - Busan
4:40 Melancholy Moonray Zoudada (멜랑꼴리문레이쥬다다)
5:20 Hoochus (후추스)
6:00 Dukwon Yoon (윤덕원)
6:40 Table People (테이블피플)
7:20 March Kings (마치킹스) - Daegu
8:00 PadaPa (파다파)
8:40 Gimsaweol & Kim Haewon (김사월 X 김해원)
9:20 Bam Shinsa (밤신사)
10:00 Danpyunsun and the Sailors (단편선과 선원들)
Date : Nov 23rd (Sun) : 15:00
Venue : Salon Badabie
Cover : 10,000won (Includes a 5,000 gift voucher to spend on merch)
Come out of exit 4 at Hongdae Station (Line 2) and follow the road up the hill. At the junction, follow the road round to the right and keep going until you see a big crosswalk at the top on the hill, at the crosswalk there is a side road that runs up a small incline to your right. Go up that road and walk straight, Badabie will be in the basement, on your right hand side (after about 80m). If you reach a small GS25, you have gone about 20m too far. Come out of exit 8 at Sinchon station (Line 2) and walk straight for about 300m. When you get to a big crosswalk you will see a side road to your left that goes up a small hill. Go up that road and walk straight, Badabie will be in the basement, on your right hand side (after about 80m). If you reach a small GS25, you have gone about 20m too far.
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