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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

What to Do Tonight: BrokeNCYDE

Posted By on Wed, Jun 9, 2010 at 9:00 AM

Funny, they dont look like douchebags
  • Funny, they don't look like douchebags

No album title has summed up the divide between critics and fans as perfectly as BrokeNCYDE’s 2009 release I’m Not a Fan, but the Kids Like It! Universally scorned by reviewers, this Albuquerque-based “crunkcore” (one-finger synth lines + booty-clap beats + Auto-Tune + death-metal screams) quartet (quintet if you count their pig-suited dancer/mascot) saw its “Freaxxx” video go viral in 2008, forwarded in a million e-mails with subjects like “You won’t believe this shit!” and “Worst music EVER!” Now BrokeNCYDE command a fiercely loyal audience of teens, all the while making listeners of legal drinking age see red. If pop music is about rebelling against, and even repelling, older generations, these kids have mastered it. BrokeNCYDE, with Jeffree Starr, Blood on the Dance Floor, and Stereos play Peabody's at 6 p.m. Tickets: $12 advance, $14 day of show. —Phil Freeman

Review the show at clevescene.com/concertscene

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