From humble beginnings in a Tapdong parking lot 12 years ago, the Stepping Stone indie rock festival celebrated another success in 2015 in spite of heavy rain, intense winds and a washed-out beach due to Typhoon Chan-hom.
The Korea File was at the festival's Plan B, Daemyung Resort's Diamond Ballroom on Hamdeok Beach, to speak with festival organizer Kim Myoung-su and some of the bands, including:
the Stooges-era garage rock of Dead Buttons,
Romantiqua's guitar-heavy post-rock
the Mogwai-esque soundscape harmonics of Apollo 18
and the dynamic folk punk of Jeju's own Zen Alone.
For more on the festival check out Ann Bush's eyewitness account at