It wasn't even this millennium that five friends in the local music scene came together to create the Geeks, a "youth crew" hardcore band.
"In 1999, things were wild and there were so many kids who felt lost," Seo Ki-seok, the Geeks' frontman, told The Korea Times. "A new wave of punk rock and hardcore emerged from the underground and helped them get through those tough times. At every show, it was packed. A lot of new kids and ideas. It was super organic and healthy. However, it was still so underground, which allowed very different types of bands to join their forces. Shows were so diverse back then. I'm not just talking about punk and hardcore. It was about indie rock, hip-hop and metal."
The band has stayed surprisingly consistent over 20 years, retaining three of its five founding members. Now that the members are pushing 40, they play fewer shows due to work and family demands. Seo himself works as a brand marketing director for Kakao Mobility, after having taken voluntary retirement from a promising career at GM Korea.( Collapse )
Not to be confused with the hip hop duo Geeks, which is what I did and got very surprised when I pressed play on the video lol.
source: The Korea Times
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