FOR THE LULZ
When Das Racist’s Kool A.D., elusive as ever, drawled “We’re not joking/Just joking; we are joking/Just joking; we’re not joking,” he was cryptically sending up their fans and critics’ inability to uncover the group’s true intentions and degree of self-awareness. A year and a half later, it almost seems as if he were speaking on behalf of a whole movement of bizarre, Internet-hyped acts, each more baffling than the last but none more baffling than Die Antwoord, the rave-rapping Afrikaners who captured the imagination of American Tumblr-ers with songs such as the minimalist “Zef Side,” the instrumental “$0$,” and, best of all, the fantastical “Enter the Ninja.” In 2012, they’re back with a new album and are coming to Irving Plaza in support of it.
Sat., Feb. 11, 8 p.m., 2012
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