Soul, Funk, R&B, & Hip-Hop

Das Racist

When: Sun., March 27, 9 p.m. 2011

Facebook fans are lobbying - albeit softly - for Das Racist to perform at the combination KFC and Taco Bell on Telegraph Avenue when the hip-hop group makes an EastBay homecoming this Sunday. It seemed fitting, given that Das Racist launched its career with a viral joke-song, "Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell," later followed by the equally infectious hit, "Chicken and Meat." But emcees HimanshuSuri and Victor Vazquez defied expectations by booking themselves in a legit venue. Which makes sense -- fast food isn't exactly the core of their repertoire. Rather, these guys specialize in post-colonial theory (hence the band name), glitchy electronic beats, and rambling pop-culture references. Last month Das Racist regaled a sold-out crowd at TheIndependent with 25 minutes of murmured rap lyrics and unmitigated sass. They opened the set by telling everyone to go home. Fans cheered, anyway. See them at The New Parish (579 18th St., Oakland) on Sunday, Mar. 27. 9 p.m., $16, $18. TheNewParish.com

Rachel Swan

Price: $16, $18

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