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Das Racist w/ members of Boy Crisis, Chairlift & Apache Beat & Despot @ Public Assembly in Brooklyn – pics

photos by Ryan Muir

Spanish Broads (aka Das Racist)

At what can only be described as one of the worst live shows I’ve ever seen, Das Racist took the stage of Public Assembly Sunday night (8/30) (around 11:30pm) (four hours after the Grizzly Bear show had ended right down the street) and proceeded to play 3 or 4 or was it 5 songs with an extended Wesleyan-related lineup (Ryan says they called the whole band “Spanish Broads”).

The jokey trio, Das Racist, already permanently feature a member of Boy Crisis on drums. They also have a college in common with many bands that now call Brooklyn home. Santigold, MGMT, Amazing Baby, Bear Hands, Francis & the Lights, Extra Life, Mobius Band, Boy Crisis and Chairlift are all from, or have members who went to Wesleyan University in CT. Apache Beat might not be directly related to Wesleyan (I can’t say for sure), but like Suckers, I’ll just throw them into that MGMT-friends, Wesleyan-related group.

Despot somehow fits into all this too. We know he is tight with Islands who Das Racist recently opened for. And he’s friends with Amazing Baby too. MGMT are also one of his top friends. And by the way he was getting all close with Das Racist on stage at Public Assembly, I guess they are good friends too.

Imagine 20 kids being introduced to instruments for the first time. They’re brought into a classroom, at a ‘touch museum’ or in pre-school, and they’re all handed various noise-making devices. One gets a triangle, another a tambourine. Some get to beat drums, while others rub a stick back and forth on a grooved piece of wood. They all start making noise at the same time. Now just replace the triangles and grooved wood things with drum machines and microphones. Throw in very loud, amplified volume, and you’ve sort of got Sunday night’s show.

Despot did not rap at all. The Taco Bell song, or a version of it, was one of the ‘songs’ played. The person in the ET mask is a dude from Chairlift. Cerebral Ballzy opened the free show, but I missed them because I was next door at Music Hall of Williamsburg trying to figure out who Edward Sharpe was (more on that later). More pictures from the Public Assembly show below…

Spanish Broads (aka Das Racist)

Spanish Broads (aka Das Racist)

Spanish Broads (aka Das Racist)

Spanish Broads (aka Das Racist)

Spanish Broads (aka Das Racist)

Spanish Broads (aka Das Racist)

Spanish Broads (aka Das Racist)

Spanish Broads (aka Das Racist)

Spanish Broads (aka Das Racist)

Spanish Broads (aka Das Racist)

Spanish Broads (aka Das Racist)

Spanish Broads (aka Das Racist)

Spanish Broads (aka Das Racist)

Spanish Broads (aka Das Racist)

Spanish Broads (aka Das Racist)

Spanish Broads (aka Das Racist)

Spanish Broads (aka Das Racist)

Spanish Broads (aka Das Racist)

Spanish Broads (aka Das Racist)

Spanish Broads (aka Das Racist)

Spanish Broads (aka Das Racist)

Spanish Broads (aka Das Racist)

Spanish Broads (aka Das Racist)

Spanish Broads (aka Das Racist)

Spanish Broads (aka Das Racist)

Spanish Broads (aka Das Racist)

Spanish Broads (aka Das Racist)

Spanish Broads (aka Das Racist)

Spanish Broads (aka Das Racist)

Spanish Broads (aka Das Racist)

Spanish Broads (aka Das Racist)

Spanish Broads (aka Das Racist)

Spanish Broads (aka Das Racist)

Spanish Broads (aka Das Racist)

Spanish Broads (aka Das Racist)

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