Death Grips

Death Grips' skate-punk rap breakout The Money Store was grimy enough to sustain momentum for 2012, but they figured a same-year followup would keep their blistering assault going. NO LOVE DEEP WEB was slated to come out this fall, but when Epic decided to sit on it for a while and push its release date out to some nebulous date next year, the band decided to leak it themselves through every channel they could think of — Soundcloud, BitTorrent, — and slap a massive, tumescent schlong on the cover. Inevitably, the music itself was overshadowed by label-feud speculation and dick-joke fallout, which seems like a pretty unfair fate considering the album is every bit as anxious, furious, assaultive, and cathartic as its recent predecessor. MC Ride's still bellowing every line as a threat, a dare, or a motivational challenge. And the production — if you can call it "produced" instead of simply ripped out of the guts of some Cronenberg-style flesh-808 — keeps one foot in avant-leaning bass music and hip hop while using the other foot to kick your speakers in. With Mykki Blanco. 18+.
Wed., Nov. 21, 8 p.m., 2012

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