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Das Racist coming to the State Theatre in St. Petersburg




We kind of freaked out when we learned Odd Future was coming to the Ritz Ybor. So we should probably freak out a little over the fact that Das Racist is coming to the State Theatre.

The formula sort of works like this: Odd Future : Wu-Tang Clan :: Das Racist : Beastie Boys. That's oversimplifying things a bit, but it works -- if L.A.'s Odd Future brings dark, heavy, in-your-face weirdness, Brooklyn's Das Racist is jokey, ironic, experimental and multicultural. (The two groups are, to some -- like the New Yorker's Sasha Frere-Jones -- inexorably intertwined.)

Das Racist has won plaudits from Spin, Rolling Stone and MTV, among many others, and are 100 percent USDA hipster-approved for your health. They'll also be performing at the Langerado Music Festival on Oct. 8-9.

But first, the local show. Look for Das Racist on Oct. 6 at the State Theatre in St. Petersburg, alongside Danny Brown and Despot. Tickets are $15. Click here to get 'em.

-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*

[Last modified: Friday, August 5, 2011 9:18am]


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