Lately, K-Pop is desperately flinging its scantily-clad, plastic surgeried, stick thin self at American and European audiences. Girls Generation (소녀시대) appeared on David Letterman's show, tantalizing and confusing audiences across the country. Rain (비) sells out shows in cities with large Asian populations (when not cancelling concerts). If you were to judge Korean music by these examples, you'd think it was all idol singers in manufactured bands with saccharine lyrics. And you'd be mostly right.
But! There are exceptions, such as the indie band The Rock Tigers. An expat favorite, The Rock Tigers, led by a fierce, Harujuku-esque grrl, Velvet Geena, and play what they call kimchibilly, a Korean take on ol' fashion rock & roll.