Let’s get one thing straight: It may be performing on Valentine’s Day, but there’s nothing romantic about L.A. rap collective Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All. On “Assmilk,” from last year’s solo release Bastard, OFWGKTA leader Tyler, the Creator spits out lines like “Had to teach the bitch manners, now I gotta learn her”—and that’s one of the least offensive lyrics. Colleague Earl Sweatshirt expands on the theme with sentiments like “Jim Carrey her to the cemetery to bury her.” So why should anyone listen to this hateful stuff? If you’re able to get beyond the gratuitous obscenity, the group also offers stuttering minimalistic beats, ominous piano chords, and even the odd transcendent personal lyric. Plus, Tyler loves his mother.
OFWGKTA PERFORMS WITH PHIL AD AT 7 P.M. AT U STREET MUSIC HALL, 1115 U ST. NW. $10. (202) 588-1880.