Korean indie band 10CM comes to LA

Hello 10CM!: Korean band 10CM performs in Los Angeles

The acoustic indie band made up of vocalist Kwon Jung-yeol and guitarist Yoon Cheol-jong held an intimate concert in Los Angeles’ Club Nokia theater on Friday, January 31.

by Ada Tseng

Billed as the first concert by an indie Korean band in Los Angeles, Club Nokia’s “BURUDA Concert Ver.1: Hello 10cm” event on January 31, 2014 attracted a devoted audience of young, beaming Koreans (mostly women and couples) who swayed to every beat and laughed at every story that the charistmatic vocalist Kwon Jung-yeol told in Korean between his songs.

10CM, which consists of Kwon and guitarist Yoon Cheol-jong, debuted in 2010, and their first album 1.0 sold more than 200,000 copies — impressive for indie music fans who mostly download music online. They went on to win “This Year’s Discovery Award” at the 2010 Mnet Asian Music Awards and “Best Pop Song Award” at the 2011 Korean Music Awards. 2.0 was released in 2012, and their single “Fine Thank You and You?” was nominated for Best Band Performance and Song of the Year at the 2012 Mnet Asian Music Awards.

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