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(Mon, 2 pm, EMP) Now these guys are fun. They aren't reinventing rock music, but they are totally your guys if you don't care about the reinvention of rock music. They'd rather spend time making giant cardboard Diet Cokes in their garage to wave around onstage and writing songs that require D. Crane's guy-next-door voice to break and slide around, and if there is any excuse to let some idiot who doesn't know how to play a xylophone come up and plunk out a xylophone solo, they will totally let him do that. Also, sometimes there is confetti. CF


(Sun, 9:15 pm, Fisher Green) In the summer of 2009, two willfully dumb, powerfully repetitive novelty rap songs proved impossible to escape: Das Racist's "Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell" and LMFAO's "I'm in Miami Bitch." At first, these songs, and their creators, seem cut from the same cloth, but a moment's consideration reveals them to be dramatic opposites. LMFAO's Stefan and Skyler Gordy are literal heirs of Motown's Berry Gordy; Das Racist's Victor Vazquez and Himanshu Suri were born to first-generation immigrant parents. When LMFAO name-check Red Bull and Vans, it reads as blank-faced endorsement; when Das Racist talk about Taco Hut and Pizza Bell, they're examining how a "space is transformed by a corporate language from one single physical space to a number of illusory spaces... to expand the illusion of choice" (as they wrote in the Village Voice). LMFAO collaborate with Lil Jon; Das Racist reference Edward Said. In short: LMFAO are thoughtless celebrators; Das Racist are celebratory thinkers. LMFAO are playing Bumbershoot 2010; Das Racist are not. EG


(Sat, 3:30 pm, SIFF Cinema) From a description of a South African short, Superhero, in this global section of the festival: "A guy wakes up in the middle of an arid landscape dressed in a superhero outfit and has no idea who he is or how he got there." This man has to be Nelson Mandela suffering from amnesia. CHARLES MUDEDE

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