12th Stepping Stone Indie Rock Festival (The Korea File)

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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, 
https://www.gigmit.com/dead-buttos 

Romantiqua's guitar-heavy post-rock
http://www.koreanindie.com/2013/05/07/romantiqua-%EB%A1
%9C%EB%A7%8C%ED%8B%B0%EC%B9%B4-when-and-where/

the Mogwai-esque soundscape harmonics of Apollo 18 
https://apollo18.bandcamp.com/

and the dynamic folk punk of Jeju's own Zen Alone. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUA-cLDLoKo

For more on the festival check out Ann Bush's eyewitness account at
http://www.jejuweekly.com/news/articleView.html?idxno=4846



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