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Ying Yang Twins, Nextakin, DJ Dark Knight

Along with unlikely but undeniable rap-radio mega-hits like “Salt Shaker,” “Say I Yi Yi” and the continually nightmare-inducing “Wait (The Whisper Song),” eccentric Georgia duo Ying Yang Twins unleashed the concept of twerking on the perplexed masses long before Miley Cyrus got all up in Robin Thicke’s business. Still plugging away, the group returns to Athens for a blowout gig at New Earth following the UGA-Georgia Tech showdown. This one’s gonna be full of college boys in beer-stained polos, so get ready to get real low. Openers on the all-Atlanta bill include electro-hop hotshot Nextakin and DJ Dark Knight.

9 p.m. $12.


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