Here's a friendly heads up -- SoCal horror-core sensations (haha) ODD FUTURE/OFWGKTA make their Boston debut at the Paradise Rock Club on Thursday, May 12. Tickets go on sale Friday at noon via Ticketmaster, and we're sure shit will sell out before your boss gets back from that afternoon's liquid lunch. Free Earl.
This shit promises to be nuts, and we won't even get into all the cats who are claiming these California skate rats have saved hip-hop (we'll let Chris Faraone set the record straight in a few weeks). We were lucky enough to catch Odd Future a few hundred times last month at SXSW, and here's a snippet from our final overall report:
The carnage report at this year's SXSW was unparalleled, and thanks to the ubiquity of smartphones and Flipcams, most of it ended up on tape. The mascots for this year's mayhem were unquestionably the volatile teenage SoCal skate-rap pack Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All (OFWGKTA), who were already the most talked-about participant heading to this year's SXSW and emerged as its most memorable.
By the time the Phoenix caught them at the Fader Fort by Fiat, Tyler the Creator had already apologized on Tumblr for diving off a 25-foot amp stack and breaking a fan's nose at the previous day's Thrasher party. The Fader gig turned into a Sex Pistols–esque exchange of flying sewage, with at least one woman getting smacked in the face by a thrown water bottle damn near 200 yards away from the stage. By early Sunday morning, as OFWGKTA wrapped up a festival-closing Vice afterparty in an unfinished office space, one Odd Future member jumped on a free-beer table, heckled the bartender, and promptly tripped on a foot-tall concrete construction divider, plowing face-first into the floor.
The show ended moments later.
Here's a pretty rad clip from a recent NYC show, as well as an already-lengendary Jimmy Fallon appearance: