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Yo! Majesty


There's something about a band whose own publicist doesn't really know how to describe it. Yo! Majesty's spokesperson leaves it at "like whatever the hell Parliament was." Postmodernist theorists might define the duo by its in-your-face, transgressive and contradictory identity politics, and write a paper citing Lacan. Fans — including fellow genre-buster Beth Ditto of the Gossip, whose dance/punk/blues sound would go perfectly with Yo! Majesty on a mixtape — might describe how the two are full of awesomeness, and then dance. Really, you could do both, but it's no contest which option is more fun when you're talking about this duo of openly Christian, out-lesbian feminist rappers from Tampa who spit steaming, nasty rhymes (their debut EP was called Kryptonite Pussy) over electro club beats courtesy of the London duo HardfeelingsUK. The sound is an addictive dance-floor hybrid of confectionary ringtone rap, punk-rock attitude, weird sex appeal and Eurotrash club music made by the sonic offspring of Luther Campbell and Peaches. And whatever the hell Parliament was. Natalie "The Floacist" Stewart opens. Tickets $15. — Alison Fensterstock

Yo! Majesty

9 p.m. Sun., Jan. 18

The Parish at the House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., 310-4999;

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