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Rock Out in the ROK

Posted by on Aug 3, 2011 in | Comments Off on Rock Out in the ROK

by Deirdre Madden If you’re tired of K-pop and want to hear some real rock music, check out the 12th Annual Busan International Rock Festival this weekend at the Samrak Sports Park near Gimhae. The free event takes place over three days, starting Friday evening from 4:30 – 10:30, and continuing on Saturday and Sunday at the same times. The lineup of bands includes mainly Korean rock bands, with some other nationalities represented. Check the website here http://www.rockfestival.co.kr/ENG/Rock/01.asp for...

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Alternative Rock … on Violin

Posted by on Jun 20, 2011 in | Comments Off on Alternative Rock … on Violin

Looking to get out and fill your ears with some new sounds? This concert may be just the thing your body needs. Eugene Park hits the stage at the Ulsan Cultural Arts Center on Friday, July 15th in Ulsan for an exciting night of alternative rock music, traditional Korean music and classical. The concert is entitled “Nostalgia, Eugene’s Special Edition” and will encompass a variety of musical styles.   His alternative rock reference music includes name brands like Nirvana,...

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Giovanni Mirabassi Trio Concert

Posted by on Feb 25, 2011 in | Comments Off on Giovanni Mirabassi Trio Concert

World renowned Jazz pianist Giovanni Mirabassi will grace Ulsan with his presence on March 10th at the Ulsan Cultural and Arts Center. Ulsan has not always been a place where fine entertainment such as this Jazz trio plays. But some people are trying to change that, says Johnny Min of Roy and Johnny Music. Johhny’s promotion company intends to help Ulsan become a more upscale city and wants to bring a wealth of culture to the city. Johnny helped...

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UlsanOnline’s 2 Year Anniversary Party

Posted by on Feb 1, 2011 in | Comments Off on UlsanOnline’s 2 Year Anniversary Party

Update:  If you’re just now reading this, you missed it. The 2 year anniversary party was Friday and a great success. Lots of people, lots of fun and lots of prizes. Many thanks to those that came out to help celebrate.  Let’s do it again next year! ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ Hard to believe, but we’ve been online for over two years now. Starting with just a few pages of bus routes and movie listings, we’ve grown into a full-fledged news site...

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Rex Coffee L’Invito – Live Music

Posted by on Nov 24, 2010 in | Comments Off on Rex Coffee L’Invito – Live Music

It pays to get out and see something different. Last night at the Ulsan Wine Club, we went to a venue that most of us have probably never heard of. Nestled in the nooks and crannies of Nam-ei Dong is Rex L’Invito, a quaint coffee shop above Elite English hogwan near Samwon Nauville (삼원 나우빌) Apt. Every Tuesday night is live music night at 8:00pm.  Rex owner Sun-Ho Park spends most of his days running an offshore engineering company....

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Cima – 시마

Posted by on Oct 22, 2010 in | Comments Off on Cima – 시마

UPDATED (March 2013) – If you’re looking for a party in Samsandong, Cima Bar is definitely the place to be. Open Fridays and Saturdays, usually around 9pm (check the Ulsan Online Facebook group for Al’s announcements), the early evenings are quiet and relaxed if you’re looking for a game of e-darts or a friendly chat with the bar-keep. After midnight, the atmosphere often changes, though, as the place fills up, the tunes are cranked, and people hit the “dance...

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BAPS Fundraiser Pub Crawl

Posted by on Oct 15, 2010 in | Comments Off on BAPS Fundraiser Pub Crawl

Do you want to celebrate Halloween in Haeundae this year while helping out the local canines? BAPS is the pet sanctuary that has saved many dogs from being euthanized. BAPS has worked tirelessly to piece together their first ever fundraiser this month on Saturday, the 30th. If you’re in Busan, please come…okay, if you’re tied up I’ll sell you a ticket anyway. And if you’re not in Busan, you can still show your support and help us care for...

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Benchwarmer’s Final Bash

Posted by on Sep 27, 2010 in | Comments Off on Benchwarmer’s Final Bash

Hard to believe, but one of Ulsan’s legendary bars is closing it’s doors. Well, it has been an amazing ride. but it is time to move on and we are closing the Bench, October 2nd will be the last night we are open. Troy, Sharon, Hazel, Corey,and Ryan would like to thank all of you so much, who have been part of this little bar and made it what it was. The friends, the stories, the madness has been...

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4th Annual Welcome/Info Night at Benchwarmers

Posted by on Sep 1, 2010 in | Comments Off on 4th Annual Welcome/Info Night at Benchwarmers

The 4th Annual welcome to Ulsan “Inconvenient / Convenient Truth Seminar” is coming up September 11th at 8:30 pm at Benchwarmers. This is an informal information session hosted by some old veterans of Ulsan talking about what you can expect and hopefully make your year a little easier. We will be talking about academies and public schools. Our topics will include. Safety Office drama Culture Getting around Class drama Dealing with co teachers Dealing with directors Contracts Other legal...

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Whale Jam Concert in the Park

Posted by on Aug 24, 2010 in | Comments Off on Whale Jam Concert in the Park

{UPDATE – Sep. 06] If it’s raining on Saturday evening, this will be held at Royal Anchor in old downtown. A free concert will be held in Ulsan’s Grand Park on Saturday, September 11th at 8pm. The concert will host three different bands with  three different style of music: Blue Turtle –  a Jazz band featuring music from the likes of Mo’ Better Blues and Herbie Hancock Sir Reggae – a foreign-manned Rock band that plays music as varied...

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