Tonight’s Concert Picks: Das Racist at Union Transfer, Lord Huron at Kung Fu Necktie

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Photo by Jackie Roman
Postmodern hiphop outfit Das Racist made a splash a few years back with their bizarre, clever, infectious blog smash “Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell.” (Not familiar? Give it a listen and try to get it unstuck from your head.) The group has kept plugging away, getting profiled by The New Yorker in 2010 (where its band name was clarified – “‘Das’ is a slurred ‘That’s,’ not the German article”) and releasing its first official full-length, Relax, last year. Its continuing tour in support of Relax brings Das Racist to Union Transfer tonight; the all-ages show begins at 8 p.m., admission is $15, tickets and information are available here. Below, check out “Michael Jackson” from Relax.

The product of Michigan-born, Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter and artist Ben Schneider, Lord Huron plays Kung Fu Necktie tonight. The band’s dreamy full-length debut, Lonesome Dreams, is being released tomorrow; below, you can watch the music video for its single “Time To Run.” The 21+ show begins at 8 p.m., admission is $12, tickets and more information are available at the venue’s website.

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