Kanye West's hotly anticipated, dyspeptic new album "Yeezus" may have spilled prematurely onto the web and into everyone's download folders over the weekend, but you might want to reserve judgment about the album's dance-worthiness until you hear it cranking from the speakers at U Street Music Hall on Tuesday night.
The club is attempting to repeat the success of last month's Daft Punk listening party with "Yeezus." In May, the club's Daft Punk bash attracted a line of fans that stretched down the block to hear -- and dance to -- the freshly released "Random Access Memories" on the city's most revered sound system. (Is it too early to hope for another listening party next month for Jay-Z's mouthful of a new release, "Magna Carta Holy Grail"?)
With an appearance from the French DJ duo on the record, and West's declaration that he's a "black new wave artist" in last week's heavily dissected interview with the New York Times, the record might be a perfect fit for electronic-leaning U Hall. The "Yeezus" listening party starts at 10 p.m. and is free for ages 21 and older. If you're between 18 and 21, a $5 ticket is required.
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