Maybe it’s a little too early to officially call it a tradition, but kicking the holidays in the face with the help of Odd Future is becoming some sort of something at the Observatory. At last year’s Odd Future Christmas show, rapper/producer Earl Future delivered the first-ever live performance of his song “Chum” amidst the ruins of various Christmas decorations, and now this year he’s coming back to host a show himself. Details on what the Earl Sweatshirt Christmas Show will specifically entail are scarce—intriguingly scarce, you might say—but history (like when the cops came at the 2011 Christmas show at the Roxy) and discography (like Earl’s recent Doris full-length) and personality (you don’t need notes on this one, right?) are all working together here to come up with a gift that keeps on giving.
Fri., Dec. 20, 8 p.m., 2013