Das Racist

It takes a special breed to turn the combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell into a hip-hop anthem. But don’t let the fast-food fascination blind you -- Queens-born Himanshu Suri and San Francisco-born Victor Vazquez have intellectually outperformed the likes of The New Yorker’s Farley Katz (in a cartoon-off) and Sasha Frere-Jones (in a haiku-off). The former Wesleyan University classmates of MGMT mesh pop culture with intellectual undercurrents, making waves with their deceptively goofy and decidedly unique Dadaist art-rap. Especially considering their talent at creating danceable music with a less-than-danceable subject matter, you’re bound to have fun with them no matter what level you choose to appreciate what you hear—or at least fall down laughing. With Mash Hall, DJ Sabzi. NICK FELDMAN

Fri., Oct. 1, 9 p.m., 2010

 
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