There's an Odd Future in El Paso's future after all, and I'm not just talking about today's elections.
The LA hip hip-hop collective, no longer an underground phenomenon thanks to the breakout success of member Frank Ocean, has added an El Paso show to its short December tour of Texas.
In fact, the loose-knit group led by Tyler, the Creator will open its tour at 8 p.m. Dec. 2 at Tricky Falls (doors open at 7).
The group, officially known as Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All is musically all over the map, has spawned several splinter groups, solo projects, remixes and god knows what else. It's DIY all the way.
After the TF show, Odd Future's Texas tour will venture to Houston's House of Blues on Dec. 4, Dallas' Palladium Ballroom on Dec. 6, Austin's Emo's East on Dec. 7 and San Antonio's White Rabbit on Dec. 8.
This is the group's first El Paso appearance, according to promoter Too Zany Productions, the folks who brought another alternative hip-hop act, Atmosphere, to TF in August.
Tickets are $30, on sale today at All City, Bowie Feathers, Happy House, the Headstand, Maria's Closet, zanytickets.com and holdmyticket.com.
In other news:
• El Paso native, Georgetown University grad student and occasional EP Times stringer Erin Coulehan was visiting from up north when Superstorm Sandy wreaked destruction on the Eastern seaboard.
She's organizing a Hurricane Sandy relief benefit with Biscuit Roller headlining at 9 p.m. Nov. 10 at Tricky Falls.
Bumpstreet Fonanza and DJ Arom also will perform.
Admission charge will be a donation at the door. Proceeds will go to Pure Charity, sort of Kickstarter for charitable fundraising.
• Tricky Falls also is hosting a free show by another LA-based act, industrial rockers Imperative Reaction. Former D.N.A. frontman Ted Phelps' band will be here at 8 p.m. Nov. 7.
Ludovic Technique, Everything Goes Cold and The Witch Was Right also perform.
• Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner will perform a DJ set here at 10 p.m. Dec. 22 at Club 101, part of the Late Nite Social Club's new Subterranean Beat series.
Tickets are $10 in advance, on sale at Ticketbully.
The series also brings ex-Twin Shadow member Rush Midnight at 10 p.m. Nov. 14 at Club 101.
Those tickets are $8 at Ticketbully.
• Whiskey Dicks has added shows by Las Cruces native Bri Bagwell at 10 p.m. Dec. 22 ($5), Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen at 10 p.m. Jan. 26 ($20) and the Josh Abbott Band at 10 p.m. Feb. 2 ($20).
Tickets are on sale at the club and Ticketbully.
BTW, tickets for Kevin Fowler's "Deck the Dancehalls" tour stop there on Dec. 14 are $15, also at Ticketbully.
• El Paso poet, EPCC teacher and former punk rocker Lawrence Welsh will give a free reading of his poetry at 7 p.m. Nov. 9 at UTEP's Rubin Center for the Visual Arts.
His latest collection is "Begging for Vultures."
• Tinseltown and Cinemark West will have an encore showing of "Celebration Day," the documentary of Led Zeppelin's 2007 London reunion concert, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13.
Tickets are $12.50, $11.50 for students and seniors, $10.50 for children, on sale at the theaters and cinemark.com.
• Mack Goldsbury, the well-traveled El Paso jazz saxophonist, and his band will headline the next Mesilla Valley Jazz and Blues Society concert at 7 p.m. Nov. 18 at First Christian Church, 1809 El Paseo, in Las Cruces.
He'll be joined by organist Fernie Lechuga, guitarist Shaun Mahoney and drummer Nico Perkins.
Goldsbury recently released "The Mack Goldsbury Band featuring Maciej Fortuna, Live in El Paso."
• Classical flutist Lisa Van Winkle and pianist Esequiel Meza will give a free recital at 7 p.m. Nov. 10 at the El Paso Conservatory of Music, 801 N. Mesa.
She's a flute instructor at NMSU, where she also coordinates the music business program. He's on the conservatory faculty.
• Comedian Gretchen Hess performs at 10 p.m. Nov. 9 at Player's Sports Bar and Grill, 4024 Dyer.
The Pittsburgh native, who is 6-feet tall, worked in TV and advertising before venturing into standup.
Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door, on sale at the restaurant.
• Tornillo sib trio the Iveys will release "The Iveys Christmas" this month.
Their third album, and first seasonal one, comes out Nov. 27.
• El Paso blues-rocker Austin Jimmy Murphy, touting his exhausting new "A History of the Blues" CD, will do a string of solo acoustic shows starting next month at local libraries.
He'll play the main library downtown at 2 p.m. Dec. 8, followed by the Dorris Van Doren (2 p.m. Dec. 15); Richard Burges (3 p.m. Jan. 5); Westside (2 p.m. Jan. 12); Judge Marquez (time TBA, Jan. 12); Esperanza Acosta Moreno (1 p.m. Jan. 19); Jose Cisneros Cielo Vista (3 p.m. Jan. 19); Clardy Fox (1 p.m. Jan. 26); and Irving Schwartz (3 p.m. Jan. 26).
• Death metal's the Faceless will play Tricky Falls at 6 p.m. Dec. 13.
They'll be joined by tour mates Revocation and the Haarp Machine, plus locals All That Bleeds and Terror Eyes.
Tickets are $12 in advance, on sale at All That Music & Video, Bowie Feathers, Maria's Closet and holdmyticket.com.