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Twiztid, March 24, Knitting Factory


Hip-hop is the most protean of music genres, allowing for anything and everything to be part of its sound--even raps about fans. Take the hip-hop horrorcore of Twiztid.

The geisha-white-faced Detroit duo of Jamie Madrox and Monoxide followed in the giant footsteps of mentors Insane Clown Posse. ICP followers--called Juggalos--are Twiztid's fan base as well, and their songs often include call-outs to their fans. In an interview with, Monoxide described their 2009 release W.I.C.K.E.D. as "the epitome of an album for a fan base... dedicated to the people who buy our records."

Twiztid is not for the faint of heart, it is not safe for work and should come with a parental advisory. But for the people who love Twiztid, that love is reciprocal: "It's about Juggalos and runnin' with lunatics / As long as y'all rock this we won't quit / We do it all for y'all, I mean that shit."

Wednesday, March 24, 7 p.m. with Potluck, Kung Fu Vampire, Knothead. $17-$26. Knitting Factory, 416 S. Ninth St.,