TURN IT UP TO 11, the award-winning documentary about indie bands coming up in the Korean rock and roll scene, is now on DramaFever! Go behind the scenes of Korea’s indie music scene with an intimate look at some of the edgiest indie rock bands in Korea today — Galaxy Express, Apollo 18 and Tobacco Juice, whose drummer, Baek Seung-hwa, doubles as the director of TURN IT UP TO 11. The rockumentary film marks the first collaboration between DramaFever, DFSB Kollective (representing Korea’s top altrock, urban, and electronica artists) and Indiestory (Korea’s leading independent film distributor). Check out the trailer below and click to start watching. It’s time to rock out and TURN IT UP TO 11!
TURN IT UP TO 11 won the Audience Award at the 2009 Seoul Independent Film Festival and the Fujifilm Eterna Award for Best Korean Independent Feature Film at the 2009 PiFan Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival. TURN IT UP TO 11 is timing its release in the US to coincide with the highly anticipated Spring 2011 tours of two of the film’s featured artists — Apollo 18 and Galaxy Express.
Winner of the Best New Band at the 2010 Korean Music Awards, Apollo 18 will launch their US debut at the prestigious 2011 SXSW South By Southwest Music Festival (March 15 – 20) and soon afterwards will the hit the road for an ambitious whirlwind regional tour of the Southwestern United States that will see them playing a total of 16 shows in 13 days. http://apollo18.co.kr
Also making their US debut at the same time are newly crowned 2011 Musicians of the Year at the Korean Music Awards — Galaxy Express. As one of the AltROK headliners for the 2K11 SEOULSONIC North America tour with Vidulgi OoyoO and Idiotape, Galaxy Express will be performing at CMW Canadian Music Week (March 9 – 13) and SXSW South By Southwest (March 15 – 20) as well as playing major city stops in New York City (March 24 @ The Knitting Factory), San Diego (March 31 @ Tin Can Alehouse), and Los Angeles (April 2 @ The Roxy Theater). For all the details, check out http://seoulsonic.kr.