The crowd for Rye Rye
Sometimes you have to see a show, not completely for the musical value, but for the sheer spectacle it’s sure to create. Such was the case with Wednesday night’s lineup at the Cannery Ballroom with Rye Rye, a female dancing rapper signed to M.I.A.’s N.E.E.T. Recordings and Die Antwoord, a South African rap-rave act known for their viral YouTube antics.
While Rye Rye, who was backed by a cartel of dreadlocked dancers, got the party started early, particularly with her performance of “Sunshine,” a song she collaborated with M.I.A. on, it was Die Antwoord that brought the evening to its crescendo. Their show involved a series of stage shenanigans that included, but were certainly not limited to, interesting costumes, spitting on the crowd, multiple stage dives and yes, even a microphone in the form of a phallus.
So it’s without even a bat of the eye that we heard that this group caught the attention of local filmmaker Harmony Korine, who was said to be collaborating with the bunch on an upcoming short film while they were in town.
We, for one, can’t wait to see it.