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B-Sides

Get plugged into Korea's thriving live music scene with B-Sides, MTV K's indie spotlight series. Meet the bands changing the face of Korean music, from electro-pop darlings to the rhyme-spitting emcees of Seoul's underground. Through candid interviews and live performances, B-Sides takes you straight to the playgrounds of Korea's hottest indie acts. With boundary-pushing rookies like Glen Check and Bye Bye Badman following in the footsteps of punk pioneers like Crying Nut, these names are ones you'll definitely want to learn.

 
Seoul, South KoreaMTV K B-Sides: Season One Highlights

MTV K B-Sides: Season One Highlights

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Season one of B-Sides surfed a few less-traveled swells on the Hallyu wave and found some bands that you need to start stalking. From the RockTigers‘ hot brand of kimchibilly and Glen Check‘s digital groove to GoGo Star‘s circus-y, disco-punk and Urban Zakapa‘s soothing acoustic pop, there’s a new favorite K-indie sound here for everyone.

Flip through ten of our favorite B-Sides-exclusive performances in the playlist above, and if you like what you hear, check out the episodes below!

Episode 01: The RockTigers
Episode 02: Crying Nut
Episode 03: Yellow Monsters
Episode 04: THE KOXX
Episode 05: Glen Check
Episode 06: Story Seller
Episode 07: Urban Zakapa
Episode 08: Super Kidd
Episode 09: Bye Bye Badman
Episode 10: GoGo Star

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Seoul, South KoreaMTV K B-Sides: Season One Highlights
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MTV K B-Sides: Season One Highlights

Season one of B-Sides surfed a few less-traveled swells on the Hallyu wave and found some bands that you need to start stalking. From the RockTigers' hot brand of kimchibilly and Glen Check's digital groove to GoGo Star's circus-y, disco-punk and Urban...
Seoul, South KoreaB-Sides Episode 10: GoGo Star
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B-Sides Episode 10: GoGo Star

GoGo Star (고고스타) Members: Lee Tae Sun (vocals, synth, guitar), Kim Sun Ah (bass, sub-vocals), Ali (drums), Lee Yeon Seok (DJ, FX) Disco punk rockers GoGo Star have been called everything from circus to carnival to goth, but the inspiration behind...
Seoul, South KoreaB-Sides Episode 9: Bye Bye Badman
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B-Sides Episode 9: Bye Bye Badman

Bye Bye Badman (바이 바이 배드맨) Members: Jung Bong Gil (vocals), Kwak Minhyuk (guitar), Lee Ruri (bass), Go Hyungsuk (keyboard), Jung Hansol (drums) It all started with a few impromptu jam sessions between neighborhood friends, soon becoming a real and...
Seoul, South KoreaB-Sides Episode 8: Super Kidd
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B-Sides Episode 8: Super Kidd

Super Kidd (슈퍼키드) Members: HerCheck (vocals), Seber (guitar), Heavy Potter (bass), Shukaka (drums) Super Kidd is the working man’s superhero in the form of crazy, energetic fun to help relieve the everyday stresses of life. Formed in 2005, Super...
Seoul, South KoreaB-Sides Episode 7: Urban Zakapa
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B-Sides Episode 7: Urban Zakapa

Urban Zakapa (어반 자카파) Members: Kwon Soon-il, Jo Hyuna, Park Yongin Zappy. Kaleidoscopic. Passionate. One of Korea’s representative R&B groups, Urban Zakapa specializes in a smooth jazz and acoustic soul -- brought to life by three distinct voice...
Seoul, South KoreaB-Sides Episode 6: Story Seller
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B-Sides Episode 6: Story Seller

Story Seller (스토리셀러) Members: Binna (vocals), Hobak (bass), Eunyoung (guitar), Jihae (drums) As Korean indie bands get more attention both at home and overseas, the competition gets more cutthroat and the listeners more critical and unforgiving....
Seoul, South KoreaB-Sides Episode 4: THE KOXX
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B-Sides Episode 4: THE KOXX

THE KOXX (더 칵스) Members: Lee Hyunsong (guitar, vocals), Lee Sooryun (guitar), Park Sunbin (bassist), Shin Saron (drums), Shaun (synthesizer, keyboard) THE KOXX are changing the face of Korean music. The quintet’s unabashed partying, punk rock, and...
Seoul, South KoreaB-Sides Episode 3: Yellow Monsters
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B-Sides Episode 3: Yellow Monsters

Yellow Monsters (옐로우몬스터즈) Members: Lee Yongwon (guitar, vocals), Han Jinyoung (bass), Choi Jaehyuk (drums) Yellow Monsters, a newly-formed trio of punk rock heroes with extensive experience in the Korean rock scene, have spent the last two years...
Seoul, South KoreaB-Sides Episode 2: Crying Nut
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B-Sides Episode 2: Crying Nut

Crying Nut (크라잉넛) Members: Park Yoonsik (vocals/guitar), Han Kyungrok (vocals/bass), Lee Sangmyun (guitar), Lee Sanghyuk (drums), Kim Insoo (accordion/keyboard) Meet Korea’s best-selling indie band of all time. With six critically-acclaimed...
Seoul, South KoreaB-Sides Episode 1: The RockTigers
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B-Sides Episode 1: The RockTigers

The RockTigers (더 락타이거즈) Members: Velvet Geena (vocals), Tiger (guitar), Eddie Tarantula (guitar), Roy (bass), Jack the Knife (drums) The RockTigers are the undisputed leaders of the Korean Rockabilly revival movement, interpreting classic...