Wednesday, March 25, 2015


Women have dominated the Japanese pop music landscape for a solid century, providing the archipelago with its most beloved and forward-looking artists, from Matsui Sumako, who recorded the country's first pop song in 1914, pre- and post-war superstars Kouta Katsutaro and Shizuko Kasagi, and iconic legends like Misora Hibari and Maki Asakawa, to contemporary pop innovators Shiina Ringo and Kahimi Karie and ground-breaking alt girl groups like Buffalo Daughter, Ex-Girl, Nisennenmondai and OOIOO.

On Wednesday, March 25, Bodega Pop Live on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio celebrated this rich X chromosome-centric history with a three-hour, 100-year  journey from early 20th century shellac to today's hottest tracks, including many of your favorite cuts and at least a few jams never before aired on WFMU or GTDR. 

Listen to the show now in the archives

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