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The Hold Steady & Das Racist

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Soundcheck presented its first late-night show from WNYC's The Greene Space.

For those who missed the event, tune in today to hear the show in its entirety or watch the video below. Our guests are the anthemic rock band The Hold Steady and the indie rap outfit Das Racist.

Das Racist from The Greene Space

The art-rap group Das Racist notched a comedic underground hit last year called Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, about the telephonic challenges of a meet-up at a fast-food joint on Jamaica Avenue. It inspired a slew of viral fan videos; meanwhile, Das Racist received about $100 in Taco Bell coupons, according to one member. The duo (and their hype man) join us to perform songs from a mixtape called Shut Up, Dude, live in WNYC's Greene Space.

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The Hold Steady from The Greene Space

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John Schaefer

Tell Me a Story

John Schaefer finds an unexpected connection between Das Racist and The Hold Steady.

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