Reinterpreting Pop Culture Through the Hard Side of Japanese Idol Music

date Saturday, 30 September 2017 time 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

👤 Homicidol Maniac 🏢 The Third Floor/Slim's Diner


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The incongruity begins with BiS. (Image courtesy of BiS.)

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
Neighborhood: Petworth
Classes will take place on the third floor. Enter through the side door on Ninth Street NW. This location has stairs, but no elevator.

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