Move over Spinal Tap, Die Roten Punkte is on your tail. Visiting the Q.C. for performances at Booth Playhouse, this German electro-synth pop duo -- comprised of Berliners, Otto and Astrid Rot -- is prepared to rock audiences into a rage of humor-driven hysteria. Take one look at their music video, "Ich Bin Nicht Ein Roboter (I'm A Lion)" at www.dierotenpunkte.com, and you'll see what I mean. This song, along with others in the group's set, pegs a whole new meaning to ridiculous. But that's not the only exception. Wearing white make-up and smeared red lipstick across their faces, these ausländers (aka foreigners in German) are just asking to earn the title of clowns. $29.50 and up. 8 p.m. Booth Playhouse, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.