“Genius means douchebag, scumbag. But we wanna be geniuses,” explained Kim Il-du, guitarist and lead singer of the Busan-based indie-rock band Genius.
Three years ago, American expat drummer Lee Chung-mok watched a band called Nabongkkundeul at a popular expat bar called The Basement, near the PNU area of Busan.
“They were the coolest band I’d ever seen. Never did I imagine that they would let me play drums with them. But they did,” Lee said.