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Die Antwoord coming to the Ritz Ybor in Tampa


Remember last fall's Odd Future concert at the Ritz Ybor? This will be that show for 2012.

Bizarre, outlandish, hugely hyped South African hip-hop group Die Antwoord is coming to the Ritz Ybor on Oct. 23, acccording to their website. Ticketmaster says tickets are $22 and will go onsale Friday. Click here for details.

Where to begin in describing Die Antwoord? Outlandish frontman Ninja, pint-sized, pixie-voiced sidekick Yo-Landi Vi$$er and DJ Hi-Tek perform what they call "rave-rap," a highly stylized, over-the-top mix of of electro beats, multilingual lyrics and trash culture aesthetics. The band attracted the attention of Interscope Records before falling out over their musical direction, which is no one's idea of mainstream.

The best thing we can do is point you in the direction of Die Antwoord's performance of I Fink U Freeky earlier this year on The Late Show with David Letterman. It's one of the eeriest, most strangely mesmerizing performances we've seen on any talk show this year. We had to watch it at least three times just to be sure we saw what we saw.

-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 6, 2012 12:27pm]


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