A group controversial simply for being controversial, Odd Future have made just as many enemies as fans with their onslaught of crew releases, most notably Tyler, The Creator's violent new full-length, Goblin. But for a young artist who has hung a career on venting anger and spouting off like an idealistic, attention-starved teen (both through his lyrics and via his Twitter handle, @fucktyler), would we expect anything less visceral from him and his Wolf Gang? The jury's still out on whether their rape-positive and murderous lyrics are supposed to be social commentary, satire, or purposely offensive, but one thing about the group has gone undisputed: Their self-righteous, antagonistic energy makes for a live experience rivaled by few hip-hop artists touring today. See them—and decide whether you love 'em or hate 'em—for yourself. All ages.
Wed., Oct. 12, 6 p.m., 2011