Kiha & The Faces in New York City
Rockwood Music Hall - Stage2
196 Allen St, New York, NY 10002
Tuesday, March 18 2014
General Admission $10
The new stars on the Korean indie scene - a band so famous that their song lyrics have already made their way into school textbooks. Their 2008 hit Ssaguryeo Keopi (“Cheap Coffee”) sent a shockwave of novelty through a stagnant Korean music world, an experimental yet somehow familiar track that caught the ears of the Korean public in a big way. This was an exciting new sound that mixed the flavors of Korea’s 1970s psychedelic scene with a British new wave feel, then put a layer of melodious folk rock vocals on top. The combination of Jang Kiha’s “talking” style of singing and lyrics containing messages deeply rooted in real life messages delivered through artful wordplay has earned the band a wide fan base among young twenty-somethings. They are especially known for their massive on-stage charisma during live performances.