Die Antwoord Is Coming To The Music Hall Of Williamsburg (!)
Splendid: From Brooklyn Vegan comes word that the South African rave-rap Meme to End All Memes known as Die Antwoord has booked their first NYC headlining show, at MHOW July 25. Tickets on sale Wednesday. This just one day after that big-ass Hard Festival thing at Governors Island with M.I.A. and such -- given the draconian contracts most artists have to sign to play such festivals, forbidding them from playing any other show in the area for months in either direction, this is a bit of a surprise. As was, quite frankly, DA's set at Saturday night's Vice Creators Project blowout, a shockingly raucous jumble of crowd-surfing, rampant profanity, ninja imagery, and inexplicable crowd delight. Still no way to calculate the actual irony levels involved here, from both the folks onstage and in the audience, but this isn't as big of a crock as you might've feared. Or hoped, I suppose.