The duo comes to the New Museum as part of the Get Weird series, which according to the New Museum “will present a monthly series of performances featuring experimental and freaky jams.” I’m not sure if Main Attrakionz are necessarily weird or freaky, but they’re definitely part of a developing underground rap avant garde that’s fearless and uninterested in hip-hop cliches. I think 808s is uneven, but could be a grower. For a highlight, check out the much blogged about “Take 1,” produced by indie hip-hop producer of the moment Clams Casino.
I also recommend the video for the disorienting track “Perfect Skies” below.
This show begins at 7pm and will last approximately 90 minutes. I know hip-hop shows run notoriously behind schedule, but since this is at the New Museum I’m guessing it’s going to be punctual. Tickets are $12, or $10 for New Museum members.
Byrds of Paradise
Miracles of Modern Science
My Teenage Stride
Pillars and Tongues
The House Floor
The Poison Control Center