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  • Podcast: Jheri Curl June 2K18

    Podcast: Jheri Curl June 2K18

    https://media.blubrry.com/podcast_dystopian_dance_party/dystopiandanceparty.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/ddp27.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | iHeartRadio | Blubrry | Youtube Music | RSSThis year marks our fifth annual Jheri Curl June, and we’re going to make it a thing or die trying. Join us as we define the Jheri Curl Music genre and share our picks for the…

  • Jheri Curl Cinema: Coming to America (1988)

    Jheri Curl Cinema: Coming to America (1988)

    When we decided to expand the focus of Jheri Curl June last year to include cinema, I knew there were two films I absolutely had to write about: Purple Rain and Coming to America. As it turned out, I was only able to work the former into our schedule. This year, however, I’m making amends. Coming to America, directed by…

  • Jheri Curl June: Imaginary Genres – Jheri Curl Music

    It’s finally here! In case you weren’t aware, Jheri Curl June is our most sacred holiday season here at Dystopian Dance Party, and we wanted to do something special for its third annual observance (“Jh3ri Curl Jun3”). So, instead of resurrecting the same hoary old introductory post from 2014, we thought we’d offer a concise…

  • Jheri Curl Cinema: Moonwalker (1988)

    Like most human measures of time, Jheri Curl June is intimately tied to the cycles of birth and death. The month opens with the birthdays of two of jheri curl music’s greatest architects, Prince and Jimmy Jam, and closes with the anniversary of the death of its most anointed practitioner, Michael Jackson. So, since we…

  • Introduction to Jheri Curl June 2: Electric Boogaloo

    That’s right, folks, it’s finally here: Jheri Curl June has returned, and this year it’s going to be even better than before. For those of you new to the party, I wrote an introduction last year that I highly recommend, as it provides a definition and brief history of the genre we like to call…

  • Introduction to Jheri Curl June

    Introduction to Jheri Curl June

    In the late 1970s and early 1980s, a new form of predominantly African American popular music began to take shape. Rooted in soul and funk music, but largely stripped of those genres’ grit; with elements of rock and disco, and at least one eye forever resting on potential radio play; the loosely-defined style has gone…