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Apollo 18

Award-winning South Korean post-rock and post-hardcore act Apollo 18 formed in the summer of 2008 in the suburbs of Seoul. The trio released their debut EP, Red, in February 2009. In July 2009 they issued their [0] or The Blue Album full-length. Later that month, Apollo 18 performed at South Korea’s two largest summer rock festivals, the Jisan Valley Rock Festival and Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival. In September of 2009 they played at a pair of sold-out Tokyo gigs for Japanese indie label Zankyo Records fifth anniversary party. In November, Apollo 18 were awarded the government-sponsored “Hello Rookie” prize for being South Korea’s most promising young act of 2009. Soon after they began making the final installment of their three album “color” series, Violet. While creating Violet, they received government funding to re-record all of Red and used the opportunity to add extra tracks to the disc. Both the enhanced edition of Red and Violet came out in January 2010. The act’s rapid rise to top-tier status in South Korea’s rock ranks was further cemented with their “Rookie of the Year” win at the 2010 Korean Music Awards in March. In 2010 they also performed at Seoul's Green Plugged Festival, the Jisan Valley Rock Festival, and opened for Roadrunner Records's Berri Txarrak. Already South Korea’s premier new group, it won’t be long before Apollo 18 are the country’s best band period. DISCOGRAPHY: February 2009 Red // July 2009 [0]/ The Blue Album // January 2010 Red (enhanced reissue) // January 2010 Violet (EP) PRESS QUOTES: “I don't know how they do it, but in spite of all the awesomeness displayed on record they are even more incredible live. If there's one Korean indie act that could tour the world today, Apollo 18 is it.” -- Indieful ROK “…their powerful playing literally made my jaw drop and left me repeatedly muttering the phrase ‘holy f*ck!’ well after their deafening set had finished.” -- GROOVE Korea “Melt[ed] my face off with honest to goodness rock awesomeness.” -- INIT_Music “Mixing atmospheric post-rock with bits of fast-paced, hardcore-infused rock, their fantastic set was one of the best gigs I’ve witnessed in ’09” –- Korea Gig Guide

My Artists Sessions

Wednesday, March 16

10:40pm CDT