While personalities like Tyler, the Creator and Frank Ocean capture the imagination of Odd Future’s casual fans, acts like MellowHype (a duo consisting of Hodgy Beats and rapper/producer Left Brain) continue to release solid music slightly under the radar. Their recent Numbers contains, if nothing else, one of the most pleasing rap songs of the year, the melancholically triumphant “Astro,” which benefits from a hook and interlude courtesy of Mr. Ocean himself. Tonight, the duo plays the Gramercy Theatre with hardcore labelmates Trash Talk, whose ecstatic bursts of drums, guitar, and howling vocals are sure to get this crowd going wild.
Sat., Nov. 17, 8 p.m., 2012