Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All (OFWGKTA, or just Odd Future), the hottest new act out right now, will finally make it down to San Diego for the first time.
Odd Future skyrocketed to the top of the music industry's consciousness with their brand of horrorcore-influenced, angst-driven, shock rap. Led by Tyler, the Creator, the collective released a plethora of free albums within the past year through their Tumblr page, which ultimately catapulted them into the spotlight. The latest release from the collective and the first on a label, Tyler, The Creator's Goblin, dropped last month.
Though their musical output leans toward Neptunes-esque synths more than Bad Brains chaos, Odd Future's live show is known to more closely resemble the latter. Raps turn to screams, hooks turn to chants; leprechauns in ski masks dance, stage diving, crowd-surfing, moshing -- it'is complete pandemonium (as you can see from their MTV Woodie Awards performance). In front of a sold-out, all-ages crowd at Epicentre, you can expect the high beams above the crowd to be put to good (albeit dangerous) use.
Again, Odd Future is playing at the Epicentre in Mira Mesa this Thursday night. If you don't already have tickets to the sold-out show, be prepared to play exorbitant prices on Craigslist (a quick check over the weekend saw prices as high as $73 for one ticket). But at least you can do so knowing that it will be completely worth it. This should be nothing short of epic. Check the details below:
Thursday, June 16; 8-11p.m.
Quan Vu Quan Vu is the founder and editor of local music blog SD Raps.com. He has also written about local and national hip-hop acts for San Diego CityBeat and the San Diego Reader. You can nerd out on rap trivia by following him on Twitter or e-mailing him directly.