Odd Future Disappoints Fans at SXSW

Posted March 22, 2011 by J Matthew Cobb in News

The future remains a bit questionable for L.A. buzz rap act Odd Future after SXSW disaster

Odd Future, also known as OFWGKTA, doesn’t look it has much of a future after a very disappointing appearance at this year’s SXSW festival. Already becoming the talk of the town after landing a cover story with Billboard and for being mentioned as one of the “Next Best Things” found in the March issue of SPIN, the L.A.-based rap quintet cut their SXSW Mar. 19 show for Billboard’s showcase very short. Only a minute into their gig, Odd Future had already grumbled about the perturbed crowd, started a potty-mouth rant directed at the crowd and started complained at the mechanics and acoustics of the venue, Buffalo Billards.

“I broke a n*gga’s arm. I cracked a n*gga’s skull. I’m on the cover of Billboard. And then I come out to this wack sh*t?,” frontman Tyler, the Creator protested on Twitter.

After three songs, the band had enough and called it a night. Paradoxically, Tyler thanked the crowd and cursed them out in the same sentence, slammed the mic to the floor and walked off the stage. Serious fans tried to Odd Future back out with chants of “Wolf gang,” but led to no mercy from the band.

Tyler quickly took to Twitter to update the fans on the SXSW failure. “Billboard Is Cool. That Show Was Stupid. Thanks to the Fans and N***as that Was There In The Front,” he tweeted. “Wasn’t Billboards Fault. F**K THAT CLUB.”

Prior to the Mar. 19 show, Tyler was struck by a soda bottle from an unidentified crowd participant when the group unexpectedly appeared at FADER Fort by Fiat to perform “Sandwitches.”

THIS JUST IN: In an recent published article in SPIN, Odd Future’s performance at Buffalo Billards was on their list of disappointments at SXSW. after hailing them as one of 2011’s “Next Best Things.” Hey, we fall down but we get up, right?

About the Author

J Matthew Cobb

Managing editor of HiFi Magazine


Be the first to comment!

Leave a Response


Please support HIFI Magazine
By clicking any of these buttons you help our site to get better