When Brooklyn-based Das Racist made their first Seattle appearance at the Comet Tavern back on Oct. 1, the $8 tickets sold out faster than you could ask and answer "Who's that? Brooown!"--and left an unfortunate mob of folk dejectedly milling outside the venue. So now, just over a month later, they're giving you another chance. Hosted by Larry Mizell and opened by Helladope and Kung Fu Grip, tonight's show is all ages, at a bigger venue (Chop Suey), carrying a marginally higher price tag ($12) and likely to sell out, soon.
In advance of that October show, I had this to say:
It takes a special breed to turn 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 for creating danceable music out of less-than-danceable subject matter, you're bound to have fun with them no matter on what level you choose to appreciate what you hear--or at least fall down laughing.
To recap: Das Racist, Chop Suey, $12, 9 p.m. doors, all ages. I've also gotten word that you just might be able to catch a certain Blue Scholars-affiliated DJ and producer who's done some work with DR at the show. But you didn't hear that from me.