Los Angeles-based alt-rap provocateur Earl Sweatshirt, whose stage name is only out-cooled by that of his home crew, Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All, will perform May 10 at Revolution Live (100 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale).
Tickets for the all-ages show are $24 advance, or $26 at the door, at the Revolution box office, at LiveNation.com, all Ticketmaster outlets and at 800-745-3000.
The enigmatic and supremely talented Earl has famously strolled in and out of the spotlight since OFWGKTA hit the scene in 2010. His most recent solo release, the album “Doris,” came out last summer and landed on many a best-of list. The opinionators at Pitchfork hailed it thusly:
“’Doris’ is full on its author’s prodigious abilities as a formidable young voice in L.A.’s resurgent hip-hop scene, but it’s not as concerned with the wider significance of the moment as it is with disbelief it’s actually happening. As comebacks go, it’s shockingly insular and unassuming. Earl remains self-deprecating throughout; he produces a number of the album’s tracks under the telling moniker Randomblackdude.
"Even when he skirts the mainstream, he does so with cautious optimism. Earl made a television appearance with the Roots on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ this month, running through the boisterous “Burgundy” with eyes closed after a tense walk from the blue room to the stage. It was a peculiar event, the anticlimactic unveiling of a star who’d been the talk of rap circles for three years but scarcely able to relish the attention. With ‘Doris,’ Odd Future’s Odysseus is finally back and chasing the ghosts out of his head.”
More info: 954-449-1025, JoinTheRevolution.net.