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Run River North
Monsters Calling HomeRun River North performing in 2014
Background information
OriginLos Angeles
GenresFolk rock
Years active2011 (2011)–present
LabelsNettwerk Music Group
Associated actsFinish Ticket, Rooney
  • Daniel Chae
  • Joe Chun
  • Alex Hwang
  • Sally Kang
  • Jennifer Rim
Past members
  • John Chong

Run River North, formerly known as Monsters Calling Home, is a Korean-American indie folk-rock band from Los Angeles, California.[1]


  • 1 History
  • 2 Discography
    • 2.1 Studio Albums
    • 2.2 Extended Plays
  • 3 Band members
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links


The band formed in 2011. Its early works were inspired by the band members' Asian-American parents' background. The band performed at venues across Southern California, including Super Concert, the DRIP coffeeshop in Los Angeles' Koreatown, and the Kollaboration 11 competition at the Nokia Theatre on December 5, 2011.[2]

Because the band recorded a music video in the band members' Honda cars, the car company secretly booked the band for a gig on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on September 18, 2012, and recorded the surprise as an ad.[3]

The band released their self-titled, debut album, "Run River North" on February 25, 2014 [4]

The second studio album is Drinking from a Salt Pond.

The band was the featured musical guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers on April 26, 2016, performing the song "Run or Hide".[5] In the spring of the same year, the band embarked on a headlining North American tour with The Wild Reeds. In fall, the band opened with Irontom for Finish Ticket's fall tour.[6]

In early 2017, drummer John Chong announced his departure from the band. The band embarked on a headlining tour with Cobi in spring of the same year. In summer of 2017, the band opened for Rooney on their North American tour.[7][8]

Band members

  • Daniel Chae – guitar
  • Joe Chun – bass
  • Alex Hwang – lead vocals, guitar
  • Sally Kang – keyboards
  • Jennifer Rim – violin


  1. ^ Rao, Mallika (September 25, 2012). "Honda Surprises Struggling Band, Monsters Calling Home, With 'Jimmy Kimmel' Gig". Huffington Post. 
  2. ^ Ko, Nalea J. (December 11, 2011). "The Roots of 'Monsters Calling Home'". Pacific Citizen. 
  3. ^ Thielman, Sam (September 19, 2012). "Ad of the Day: Honda - How the automaker gave an indie band its big break, and the surprise of a lifetime". Adweek. 
  4. ^ Hobson, Jeremy (March 5, 2014). "Run River North Sings About Immigrant Experience". Here and Now (Boston). 
  5. ^ NBC video of Run River North performing "Run or Hide"
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External links

  • Official Homepage


Upcoming Live Shows

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Run River North has 31 upcoming shows:

Songdo Pentaport Park (Incheon, South Korea)Buy Tickets
Summer Sonic (Osaka, Japan)
Summer Sonic (Tokyo, Japan)
Adelaide Hall (Toronto, Canada)Buy Tickets
Kilby Court (Salt Lake City, UT)Buy Tickets
Riot Room (Kansas City, MO)Buy Tickets
Firebird (St Louis, MO)
World Cafe Live (Philadelphia, PA)Buy Tickets
Local 662 (St Petersburg, FL)Buy Tickets
Jack's Patio Bar (San Antonio, TX)Buy Tickets
Trees (Dallas, TX)Buy Tickets
El Rey (Los Angeles, CA)Buy Tickets
The Black Sheep (Colorado Springs, CO)Buy Tickets

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