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Die Antwoord

Nashville Scene Critic's Pick …

A few short years ago, South African rave-rap outfit Die Antwoord (that’s Afrikaans for “The Answer”) exploded onto the Internet, delighting, terrifying and confusing the Western Hemisphere. Espousing the principles of “zef” life (another Afrikaans term, in this instance being basically the South African equivalent of “ ’hood rich,” or perhaps classily déclassé) and sporting haircuts that looked like they came courtesy of a weedwacker, MCs Ninja and Yolandi Visser took America by storm, bringing their gaudy freak fest to venues across the country and even shooting a short film called “Umshini Wam” with Nashville-residing avant guardian Harmony Korine. When Die Antwoord played Cannery Ballroom in November of 2010, their show was indeed full of spectacle, half-comprehensible your-mama jokes and suggestive props. The music itself … well, when it comes to a bizarre cultural anomaly like this one, that’s almost an afterthought, isn’t it? This year’s Ten$ion lands somewhere between Ke$ha, M.I.A., Skrillex and Insane Clown Posse, and it remains to be seen whether or not Die Antwoord will make any further impact on the music world. But for now, as long as they still exist and are still touring, these weirdos from the other side of the globe do indeed put on a show worth seeing. If you like seeing really weird shit.

—D. Patrick Rodgers

Fri, Oct 19 | 7:00 PM
Marathon Music Works
$22.00 - $25.00
18 and over
[Venue Details]

Die Antwoord

South Africa  |  Electronic

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