Rufus and Martha Wainwright bring friends & holiday cheer to the Fox Oakland

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“Rufus & Martha Wainwright’s Christmas 101” delivered holiday cheer & fun family sing alongs December 19th at The Fox Theater Oakland. The couple is continuing the seasonal gathering that their talented musical parents Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle started many years ago.

The show featured country legend Emmylou Harris, former Eeels drummer Butch Norton, Van Dyke Parks, Maria Muldaur, and many more.

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Die Antwoord bombard Fox Theatre Oakland with zef music

Photos by Marc Fong
Written by Michael Frash

South African superstars-on-the-rise Die Antwoord blasted Oakland’s Fox Theatre Friday with Ninja and Yo-Landi Vi$$er’s awe-inspiring dance moves, DJ Hi-Tek & outrageously dope outfits (or lack of them) that got the freaky crowd jumpin’.

Die Antwoord reps zef music, vivid ‘rap-rave’ that originated in Cape Town’s Afrikaans suburbs. And their 2012 tracks ratchet up the lyrical shock value & the EDM factor, & this shows live. For example, The Fox crowd was treated to classic gems like “EXP€N$IV $H1T’s” line ‘It’s like an Angel peed in my mouth’ after Ninja repeats ‘Sippin Dom Perignon Dom-Dom-Perignon’ for 4 verses. And huge bass drops are more present than ever.

Die Antwoord was headlining the penultimate show of the Sónar on tour in the US, which also featured azari & III, seth troxler, paul kalkbrenner, tiga, gesaffelstein, & nic fanciulli.

Knife Party @ The Fox Theatre Oakland