Reinterpreting Pop Culture Through the Hard Side of Japanese Idol Music
A revolution is sweeping the Japanese musical landscape, a world where the Idol’s traditional taffeta, lace, and high fashion are platforming not sugar-sweet top 40 hits, but society-challenging music ranging from alt-pop to grindcore.
You’ll begin to understand why the hard side of Idol is a fascinating, terrifying, and often hilarious place to explore while meeting some of the very best that it has to offer. Expect to hear genre-smashing creativity and see most incongruous visuals that will challenge everything you thought you knew about J-pop, punk rock, and beyond. Consider your horizons expanded.
The Third Floor/Slim's Diner
4201 Georgia Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20011
Classes will take place on the third floor. Enter through the side door on Ninth Street NW. This location has stairs, but no elevator.