Rock & Pop, Seasonal Special Happenings

Die Antwoord

When: Tue., Aug. 11, 8 p.m. 2015

South African visual-artists-slash-shock-rappers are dropping into Cleveland tonight to a sold out show at the House of Blues. In a word, the duo can only be described as weird. Blood, graffiti and pitbulls are all things sure to pop up on-stage during the performance as Ninja and Yolandi Visser aggress the audience. Even though Visser looks more like a doll than a person and Ninja is one of the least respectable people in the rap game (and that’s saying a lot), the two are somehow entrancing. The pair’s lyrics aren’t much to look at and neither’s voice is memorable. However, with dancey beats and an off-putting visual style, Die Antwoord sticks out. Off the cuff of their confusing acting debut in Chappie (They played themselves in a futuristic robot dystopia), Ninja and Visser are back to music, recording the forthcoming Rats Rule while touring still for 2013’s underwhelming Donker Mag. (Rees)

Price: $30 ADV, $35 DOS

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