photos by Ryan Muir

Das Racist

The last official date for the Relax tour [was] Wednesday's sold out date at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, but that's just a bugged-out coda for me.

I'm writing this in my apartment in Brooklyn while watching a live stream of Zucotti Park/Occupy Wall Street. The window is getting increasingly dominated by cops wearing riot helmets. The whole Occupy movement started less than ten days before the beginning of the tour, and other than a few run-ins (mostly accidentally) in other cities, I've barely acquainted myself with the movement, and now it looks like I won't get the chance. Not so sure what else to say about that right now other than the people running shit, and cops, suck.

It's been a weird six weeks, my knees are completely shot, my voice is shot, I feel we might have disappointed as many fans as we've entertained and I didn't make very much paper at all. We're working on a few tricks for our Europe tour coming up in a few short weeks and then I think it's time for us to start working on some awesome and new shit, collectively and independently, for 2012. Before we kill ourselves (or the world ends, anyway).
[Das Racist]

That message by Das Racist was actually written the day before Wednesday's show (11/16) at Music Hall of Williamsburg last with Despot and Mr. Muthafuckin' Exquire. The show ended a tour with Despot that began at Bowery Ballroom with the same lineup. Pictures from the homecoming gig are in this post.

Catch Mr. Muthafuckin' Exquire again at Glasslands on 12/6 with G-Side and Cities Aviv. Tickets are still available for the BrooklynVegan presentation. In the meantime, check out a new Exquire video for "Lou Ferigno's Mad" alongside pictures from Music Hall, below...

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Mr Muthafuckin' eXquire "Lou Ferigno's Mad"

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DAS RACIST - 2011 TOUR DATES
Wed, Nov 30 - Ruby Lounge - Manchester, UK
Thu, Dec 1 - XOYO - London, UK
Fri, Dec 2 - Joiners - Southampton, UK
Sat, Dec 3 - The Haunt - Brighton, UK
Sun, Dec 4 - De Kreun - Kortrijk, Be
Tue, Dec 6 - Point Ephemere - Paris, Fr
Wed, Dec 7 - Trix - Antwerpen, Be
Thu, Dec 8 - Sugar Factory - Amsterdam, NI
Fri, Dec 9 - 013 - Tilburg, NI
Sat, Dec 10 - Metropool Club - Hengelo, NI
Mon, Dec 12 - Festsaal Kreuzberg - Berlin, De
Tue, Dec 13 - Loppen - Copenhagen, Dk
Wed, Dec 14 - VoxHall - Aarhus, Dk
Thu, Dec 15 - Kampnagel - Hamburg, De
Fri, Dec 16 - Hotel Shangai - Essen, De
Sat, Dec 17 - State X new forms festival - Den Haag, NI