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22 May

Austin City Limits Music Festival 2012 Lineup Announced

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Austin City Limits Music Festival has announced its lineup for the 2012 edition of the festival. Set to headline this year’s lineup: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, The Black Keys and Jack White. Three day tickets and single day passes are still on-sale for the festival for the festival set for October 12th through the 14th. Pick them up here while they last.

Check out the full lineup below:

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, The Black Keys
Jack White, Florence + The Machine, The Avett Brothers, Iggy & The Stooges, AVICII, BASSNECTAR, The Roots, The Shins, Weezer, Gotye, The Civil Wars, M83, Tegan and Sara, Childish Gambino Two Door Cinema Club, Thievery Corporation, The Afghan Whigs, Crystal Castles, Andrew Bird, Gary Clark Jr., Metric, Band of Skulls, Esperanza Spalding, Alabama Shakes, Delta Spirit, M. Ward, Randy Rogers Band, Die Antwoord, Rufus Wainwright, NEEDTOBREATHE, Big Gigantic, Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, Steve Earle, The War On Drugs, Umphrey’s McGee, Barrington Levy, Old 97′s Punch Brothers, Bombay Bicycle Club, A-Trak, Trampled by Turtles Patterson Hood, Michael Kiwanuka, Big K.R.I.T., Oberhofer, POLICA, Tennis, Zola Jesus, Stars, Kimbra, Black Lips, Los Campesinos!, Jovanotti, Ben Howard, Ruthie Foster, Freelance Whales, Civil Twilight, The Whigs, Dev, The Lumineers, Bad Books, The Devil Makes Three, Asleep at the Wheel, First Aid Kit Patrick Watson, LP, Caveman, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Father John Misty The Wombats, Dry the River, The Boxer Rebellion, Soul Rebels Brass Band Thundercat, Willis Earl Beal, He’s My Brother She’s My Sister, Kishi Bashi, Deep Dark Woods, Moon Duo, Kopecky Family Band, River City Extension Quiet Corral, Wheeler Brothers, The Relatives, Space Capone, The Staves Native Run, Nikki Lane, Quiet Company, Infantree, Wild Child, La Vida Bohème The Eastern Sea, The Dunwells, Kenny Vaughan Trio, Justin Jones, Sonámbulo Royal Teeth, Noah Gunderson, The Aaron Ivey Band, The Mighty Sincere Voices G.S.T., Colorfeels, Lera Lynn, Megan McCormick, Shields of Faith, Stapletones, The Baylor Choir, Disciples of Joy, Ralph’s World, Orange Sherbet, Big Don Rocknoceros, Hullabaloo, Jambo, Peter DiStefano & Tor, The School of Rock, The Q Brothers

24 Feb

Die Antwoord performed “I Fink U Freaky” and “Fatty Boom Boom” on the Late Show with David Letterman.

Watch both songs in the video below and pick up their album Ten$ion on iTunes, Amazon MP3, CD

23 Feb

Die Antwoord is on tour in support of their newly released album, TEN$ION. Last Wednesday, the group played the Metro in Chicago.

Our photographer Seth Chenard (http://www.chenardphotography.com) was there to get some really cool shots.

Check them out below:

07 Feb

Die Antwoord performed “I Fink U Freaky” on the Late Show with David Letterman.

Watch the video below and pick up their album Ten$ion on iTunes, Amazon MP3, CD

19 Dec

Die Antwoord will release their sophomore album, TEN$ION, on February 7th, 2012. The follow-up to their 2010 debut, $0$, the zef rap-rave crew also plans to hit the States for a U.S. tour beginning February 9 in Philadelphia.

Die Antwoord came together in 2008 in South Africa and consists of Ninja, Yo-Landi Vi$$er, and DJ Hi-Tek. Their debut album, $O$, was first made available February 2010 as a free download on their official website, and the band launched their first music videos, “Enter the Ninja” and “Zefside” on DIEANTWOORD.COM. That month DIEANTWOORD.COM received over 41 million hits and the server broke.

TEN$ION was recorded and produced in South Africa by DJ Hi-Tek with additional production by Ninja. TEN$ION is presented by ZEF Records, in association with Good Smile, and distributed globally by Downtown Records and COOP Music, Die Antwoord se rympies sal jou fokken kop skop.

02.09.12 – Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero Theatre
02.10.12 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
02.11.12 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza

02.12.12 – Washington D.C. – 930 Club
02.14.12 – Toronto, ON – The Phoenix Concert Theatre

02.15.12 – Chicago, IL – Metro

02.18.12 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
02.19.12 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
02.22.12 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom

02.20.12 – Seattle, WA – Showbox at the Market

02.22.12 – San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom
02.24.12 – Los Angeles, CA – Club Nokia
02.25.12 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues



06 Dec

Seminal independent music festival Noise Pop will be celebrating their twentieth anniversary this February, and – as is their way – they’ll be doing it in style, showcasing some of the most impressive names throughout the last twenty years of independent music. The festival, which will take place throughout San Francisco from February 21st to February 26th, 2012, will play host to the likes of established indie rock mainstays, such as Built to Spill, Archers of Loaf, and Cursive, as well as genre-bending, new favorites, such as Die Antwoord, Grimes, Budos Band, and more. Some bands are Noise Pop mainstays; others, such as Christie Front Drive, will be playing their first Bay Area show in fifteen years in honor of Noise Pop’s twentieth birthday. A list of all confirmed performers thus far can be found below. More confirmations will be announced shortly.


Noise Pop Festival Early Bird badges, which are in limited supply, are available to purchase NOW on Noisepop.com/2012. Badges grant access to all general admission (non-seated) concerts, films, happy hours, Culture Club and other events during the festival, including Die Antwoord at the Regency. Regular badges will go on sale Friday, December 9th at 10am PST, and will not include the Die Antwoord show. All individual Noise Pop shows will go onsale on Monday, December 12th at 10am PST.

On December 8th, Noise Pop will host the official announcement party at Nightlife at California Academy of Sciences. The theme of the night is “SF Streets,” which ties in perfectly with this year’s artwork, designed by iconic street artist and frequent NP collaborator Shepard Fairey, whose illuminating image lives up to the history and energy of Noise Pop’s legacy. The Ferocious Few will perform their set of raucous pop gems. This event also marks the kickoff of the Nightlife Noise Pop collaboration to host 6 events throughout the year in this remarkable space. http://www.noisepop.com/noise-pop-nightlife-w-the-ferocious-few/

Tickets can be found here: http://www.calacademy.org/events/nightlife/

Since it began in 1993, Noise Pop Festival has become a north star for the music industry, bringing emerging and promising talent to the forefront of their lineup. Numerous acclaimed artists have graced their stages, from The White Stripes and Yoko Ono, to Death Cab for Cutie and Bright Eyes, and many more. This six-day festival takes place across numerous event spaces in the SF area, catering to upwards of 20,000 fans. The festival has expanded in recent years to also include art gallery shows, as well as a music-centric film festival, a pop-up shop, an art exposition, an album-inspired dinner series called Covers, a weekend workshop exploring independent culture called the Noise Pop Culture Club, and much more. With all of these events, Noise Pop has solidified itself as the true amalgamator of Bay Area culture, and continues to do what it has always done best: celebrating the independent arts with the city at large.

30 Oct

By Julene Horowitz

On Thursday I received a text informing me that Die Antwoord was having a show at the Gramercy and that I should definitely be there. By the time I got home it was 4am; I fell asleep with my finger on my MacBook’s mousepad just as I was needing to click “confirm” for the tickets.

When I woke up hours later, the show was sold out. After an afternoon spent unsuccessfully trying to score myself a single off Craigslist and reaching out to my limited but semi-connected network of friends in the city, I decided I was better off just standing out front of the venue and trying to buy myself a ticket. I took the train, transferring between the two which doesn’t sound like an accomplishment but I’m still pleased I got there without getting lost. Such was not the case on my way back from the city at 2am, but that’s not a terribly interesting story either.

I strolled up and down the line, half-singing in my own awkward fashion a tune I would like to call “Does anyone have a ticket? Just one ticket. (One ticket for me.)” While this seemed to amuse the folks in line, the first person to take interest in my future hit was sadly mistaken in thinking I would take him up on his offer: “if you’re willing to offer more than $70.” I appreciate everyone’s just trying to make a buck, but I’m not a die-hard (ooh, easy joke!) fan. Paying more than face value for this show was not going to happen. The poor fanboy could not wrap his head around my laughing at his offer.


This kid was wearing just a pair of Pink Floyd boxers in the cold along with reproductions of Ninjas’ tattoos that someone had none-too-kindly put to skin with a ballpoint pen. Next time he decides to go the distance, I hope he coughs up the extra $5 to get a Sharpie. Nothing looks worse than agitated skin on a ginger.

Bear in mind it’s Halloween weekend when I tell you Conan O’Brian and his hick friend were having a hard time securing a second ticket. They asked what I was willing to pay, informing me they dropped $50 on the one ticket they had. And while I appreciated the offer, I remain a penny-pincher at heart. $30 ticket or bust, my friends. The doors were supposed to open at 8, but 8:30 rolled around and the line of kids was still wound around the corner, freezing their asses off in varying states of dress. I have to keep reminding myself of the nature of this weekend, but to wear only leggings and a crop top in ode to your current favorite trash-rave-hop South Africans on an incredibly brisk night strikes me as fucking retarded.

Cue the appearance of an attractive male in his late 20′s with a banging accent and his two friends (one of which was even more beautiful, albeit a bit short for my taste.) They are in the midst of trying to convince another friend, supposedly a serious Die Antwoord fan, that he needs to bail on hanging out with his girlfriend to come to the show with them. I think we all know the pull of the pussy is stronger than the desire to see some white trash spit some shit on stage, right? Right.

Clearly they took my $30 offer. As it turns out, they all happened to be from South Africa. Over the course of the night I learned many things. Like my pronunciation (Die Ant-word, phonetically) should be changed to “DEE ANT-VERD” and that nobody, nobody would ever make a comment about your mom’s puss being in a fishpaste jar in polite company back in Capetown. It’s one of those slang terms the boys had no problem equating to the use of some other really choice words in the English language. They watched in awe as a mostly-full (but sold out?) room full of people sung along with words they clearly didn’t understand. Music does that to people, I guess. I lucked out, getting a full translation for all things said in Afrikaans along with a lot of free Red Bull. Free because I’m a girl and god dammit, I needed the energy after standing in the cold for an hour and a half.

There were a lot of people that had gone all out with their get ups in the crowd, which I raised alternating eyebrows at while secretly envying their fanaticism. My people-watching rocks got off more times than I can count. Of course, getting the back story of the characters on stage, the history of the slang terms they were using and more importantly discovering that jumping around pointlessly in a too-packed crowd toward the front of the venue to something aside from The Unseen is still really, really fun kinda took the cake for me.

To actually break down the show: the opening act was The Knocks. I’ve never heard of them and I’ll be frank, I could’ve gone without. The crowd was super-hyped about the main act and pretended to be into the group as long as possible but… this act would be best if left to Williamsburg.

The stage dims and we’re subjected to 5-10 minutes of that creepy-faced boy thing from the group’s videos before DJ Hi-Tek takes the stage, wearing a mask of course. Yo-Landi enters, followed by Ninja, in hooded costumes.

During the performance of “Evil Boy” Ninja disappeared offstage for a few before reappearing in some truly heinous Spongebob Squarepants boxer shorts with a ginormous cock-mic protruding which he proceeded to rap into. Yo-Landi really put it down–and shook it like a salt shaker while groping herself over and under her gold leggings and jacket during “Rich Bitch” . I was stoked they performed it live, as this is the song that made me interested in the band after dismissing their debut video of “Enter the Ninja.” The stage presence these two freaks managed with limited props aside from crazy accents and hooded costumes was nothing to shake a stick at. The crowd was amped the entire performance, all too happy to help Ninja crowd surf on numerous occasions–one of which involved him being dressed as Pikachu while his tiny blonde counterpart spazzed out on stage dressed Gloomy Bear.

Overall, decent sound and most importantly: ever bit as amusing in real life as they have been on video (though I would’ve been happier had Diplo made a shirtless appearance).

Many thanks to Neal, Ross and friend #3 for letting me attend the show with them and purchasing me many energy drinks and bottles of water. I hope you enjoy the remaining few weeks of your vacation and work-studies here in the States. Sorry I bailed shortly after we arrived crashed that loft party on the Lower East Side. I know you were all really excited about Karen O being in attendance, but once your younger finger-biting friend started going on about his incredibly large ego and micropenis I realized I was out way past my bedtime.

21 Oct

Die Antwoord performed “Enter The Ninja” on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Check it out and pick up their album $0$ on iTunes, Amazon MP3 or CD

21 Oct

Fresh off the road with M.I.A., Baltimore dance-rap dynamo Rye Rye sets out on tour with South African rave-rappers Die Antwoord, kicking off October 23rd in Detroit. The 19-year-old with the rapid-fire flow will give fans a taste of what’s to come on her eagerly awaited debut album, Go! Pop! Bang!, out January 11th .

The praise is already rolling in for new single “Sunshine.” Rolling Stone raves, “Sunshine is a sweet, percolating electro-pop cut that sounds like Judy Jetson’s fave double-dutch jam.”

Check out the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nsrygut8X6U&ob=nb_av2e

The New York Times calls Rye Rye’s music “eminently danceable, with up-tempo break beats, electronic flourishes, and double-Dutch-like rhymes” while URB declares “the future is here, and her name is Rye Rye.” Go! Pop! Bang! features production by Blaqstarr, M.I.A, Count and Sinden, and Diplo amoung others.

Check out what the press has already said about
Go! Pop! Bang!:

“…the hip-hop album most likely to set the club on fire.” — Rolling Stone

“…will take over car stereos one impossibly ear-catching kinetic party jam at a time” – Paper

“….Baltimore grime at its best” — Bust

“Rye Rye is the sort of vivacious dancer that kinda makes you feel like a klutz just being in the same city with her” — XLR8R

Tour Dates With Die Antwoord

10/23 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
10/24 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
10/26 Boston, MA @ Royale NightClub
10/27 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
10/31 Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa
11/1 Houston, TX @ Stereo Live
11/3 Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom

16 Oct

Die Antwoord will take to Jimmy Kimmel’s outdoor stage on October 20th for one of the group’s signature live performances. The South African duo of Ninja and Yo-Landi are set to give fans another menacing show with their Zef style of rave rap, and it’s not to be missed. Fans in the Los Angeles area can request tickets, free of charge, at http://www.1iota.com/events,5170,Jimmy-Kimmel-Live-DIE-ANTWOORD-Outdoor-Mini-Concert.html. Those not in attendance can catch Die Antwoord’s irresistible late night performance 10/20 on ABC, check your local listings for air time.

Die Antwoord has hit the #1 spot on the iTunes electronic chart with their debut full-length, $0$. The highly anticipated album is now available on iTunes and features the YouTube phenomenon “Enter the Ninja” as well as the buzzed about “Evil Boy.” To watch the brand new music video for “Evil Boy” visit VEVO.com and visit Die Antwoord’s Official Website for up to the date info!