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When: Sun., Dec. 8, 8:30 p.m. 2013
Price: $17, $15 in advance
Most of the attention paid to the Odd Future collective goes to Tyler, the Creator and Earl Sweatshirt, but subgroup MellowHigh (aka producer Left Brain and rappers Hodgy Beats and Domo Genesis) comes closest to making music that embodies the unruly punk image at the core of the OF brand. Their better-known partners are conservative at heart, and still favor the warm boom-bap that California rap has been using for decades, but MellowHigh’s new self-titled debut on Odd Future’s in-house label (Left Brain and Hodgy have previously released music together as MellowHype) is very much a record of the moment—its construction nods to the synthy minimalism that’s de rigueur in rap this year, but infuses it with a manic edge that the group’s more mannered peers lack. Tracks such as “Roofless”—which seems to be simultaneously an ode to and a parody of southern crunk and trap rap—sound like they were recorded while these guys were off their meds. —Miles Raymer


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