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Music, All Shook Down Go Do This Thing: Celebrate Different Fur's (Affordable!) New Studio With a Happy Hour at Bender's

Go Do This Thing: Celebrate Different Fur's (Affordable!) New Studio With a Happy Hour at Bender's

If you've listened to a handful of records produced in the Bay Area over the last decade — anything from Lil B to Tycho to Bob Mould — chances are you've listened to some sounds that were produced between…
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Music, All Shook Down Kool A.D. Pushes His Luck and His Boundaries at Elbo Room, 1/9/12

Kool A.D. Pushes His Luck and His Boundaries at Elbo Room, 1/9/12

Kool A.D. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013Elbo RoomBetter than: Never seeing anyone from Das Racist ever again.It's 12:30 a.m., and Kool A.D. is perched stage right, casually hanging out, while his DJ spins some records. "Can we get one more bucket…
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Music, All Shook Down Das Racist Is No More; Long Live Das Racist

Das Racist Is No More; Long Live Das Racist

Yesterday, we made loud wailing noises, followed by a series of frantic sobs, when we heard that Das Racist was breaking up. Why so sad? Well, put simply, there's never been anything quite like Das Racist before. And it's…
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Music, All Shook Down Top 5 Parties in SF This Weekend: Das Racist, Shit Robot, SBTRKT, and More

Top 5 Parties in SF This Weekend: Das Racist, Shit Robot, SBTRKT, and More

A couple weeks ago, Decibal's arrival in Seattle made me question why the Bay Area doesn't have some big electronic dance music festival of its own. I'm still wondering as we ease our way out of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass and…
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Music, Das Racist's Kool A.D. Drops an Ode to the Bay Area

Das Racist's Kool A.D. Drops an Ode to the Bay Area

Das Racist member Kool A.D. will forever be tied to a certain fast-food spot that, at least according to rap lore, exists somewhere along Jamaica Avenue in Queens, New York City. But before he christened himself Kool A.D. and enjoyed…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review: Das Racist, Danny Brown and Trackademicks Play Ruby Skye, with Not a Little Irony

Live Review: Das Racist, Danny Brown and Trackademicks Play Ruby Skye, with Not a Little Irony

Das Racist Danny Brown Trackademicks Boots Riley Nov. 4, 2011 Ruby Skye Better than: A typical night at Ruby Skye. Don't blame Das Racist. The words "Ruby Skye" didn't bode well for a successful hip hop show at a…
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Music, All Shook Down Das Racist Interview: "As Long as We're Getting Paid, I'm Not Really Mad at Whatever People Want to Call It"

Das Racist Interview: "As Long as We're Getting Paid, I'm Not Really Mad at Whatever People Want to Call It"

Das Racist wants to be taken on its own terms. Sort of. The Brooklyn-based trio consisting of Himanshu "Heems" Suri, Victor Vazquez, and hypeman/ "spiritual advisor" Ashok Kondabolu has spent more time discussing the group's motivations, identity, and place…
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Music, All Shook Down Detroit Rapper Danny Brown Doesn't Remember What He Did Last Night

Detroit Rapper Danny Brown Doesn't Remember What He Did Last Night

"I smoked so much weed I don't remember what I did last night. I don't know what the fuck is going on with this interview." That's Danny Brown, on a tour bus going somewhere to some place in Texas,…
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Music, All Shook Down Win Tickets to See Das Racist Friday at Mezzanine

Win Tickets to See Das Racist Friday at Mezzanine

Das Racist is bringing its multiculti mischief-hop to Mezzanine this Friday. Don't you want to go? Yes, you do. Hit the jump for a chance to win a pair of tickets.…
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Music, All Shook Down Das Racist Issues Drunken Antics, Fake Encores, and Love for Kate Bush at The Independent

Das Racist Issues Drunken Antics, Fake Encores, and Love for Kate Bush at The Independent

Das Racist HOTTUBVin SolFebruary 2, 2011@ The Independent Better than: Dancing to Tina Turner alone in your room. The members of Brooklyn hip-hop outfit Das Racist are masters of mixing the ignorant with the intelligent without being too pretentious or ironic…
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Music, All Shook Down In Print: The Sweet Explorations of Tennis, and the Church Reinvents Its Past

In Print: The Sweet Explorations of Tennis, and the Church Reinvents Its Past

The Salty Tales of Tennis: Their saga is like some kind of 21st-century fairy tale, and Tennis' work ably carries on a sense of wonder. Cape Dory, their debut released in January, is summery, genial indie-pop, rich with doe-eyed memories…
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Music, BeatBox Das Racist: Show Preview

Das Racist: Show Preview

If you pegged the Brooklyn-via-Wesleyan duo Das Racist's shtick as simple joke rap, perhaps based on a little existential cartography lesson called "Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell," you would've been half wrong: Das (pronounced like a crude "that's") Racist's…
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Music, All Shook Down New Das Racist Mixtape: 'Check Yo Ponytail' (And See Them at the Independent Tomorrow)

New Das Racist Mixtape: 'Check Yo Ponytail' (And See Them at the Independent Tomorrow)

So, newfangled New York three-piece rap outfit Das Racist is rhyming its way up the West Coast right now -- tonight, L.A., tomorrow, S.F., -- and on the way, between hitting a bunch of Taco Bells and Pizza Huts, the…
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Music, All Shook Down Stop, Drop and Roll: Justin Bieber is White?

Stop, Drop and Roll: Justin Bieber is White?

I think I can still legitimately claim to have never heard a real Justin Bieber song, which doesn't bother me very much. Doesn't keep me from appreciating his cherubic wholesomeness and his unauthorized novelties, such as the Sigur Rós-caliber majesty…
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Music, All Shook Down Who Makes the Best Mixtape in SF?

Who Makes the Best Mixtape in SF?

So you think you're pretty skilled at making mixes for your pals? Or perhaps you're just looking for a hottie with similar taste in doom metal? SF Mixtape Society is an open-to-the-public club for folks who enjoy making music mixes...on…
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Music, All Shook Down Track(s) of the Day: Wallpaper. Gives Away Free Mixtape

Track(s) of the Day: Wallpaper. Gives Away Free Mixtape

Wallpaper.'s remix of Das Racist's hilarious fast food anthem "Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell" was one of my top singles of 2009. But grabbing the local producer's revision involved far too much Google hunting. Now Wallpaper.'s offering that gem,…
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Video of the Day: Das Racist Get Naked Under the Rainbow

This is the sound of "panic attack rap," of "Internet thug rap," of Das Racist, the duo of mad geniuses behind "Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell."  This time the Brooklyn dudes are lost in space, hitting White Castle, American…
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Music, All Shook Down Track(s) of the Day: Wallpaper.

Track(s) of the Day: Wallpaper.

This week's cover story is about Wallpaper., a multi-media extravaganza of music, videos, performances, and booty tweets, headed by songwriter/producer/remixer Eric Frederic. He's a one-man symbol of the fracturing music industry--where, even when you have the chops to get ahead,…
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Music, Let's Get Killed Wallpaper. and Das Racist get the dancefloor munchies

Wallpaper. and Das Racist get the dancefloor munchies

Last week, "Weird Al" Yankovic released his zillionth parody, "Craigslist," mashing up a sleazy Doors shtick with geeky references to the site's Missed Connections ads. The video was kinda sorta funny, but ol' Al got an ass-whupping in the game…
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