The ten best concerts of the week: Nov. 19-23
3. DEATH GRIPS @ LARIMER LOUNGE | FRI, 11/23/12
The guys in Death Grips are not interested in following in anyone else's footsteps, hip-hop or otherwise. Adopting what drummer/percussionist Zach Hill refers to as "future primitivism," the outfit uses whatever is readily at hand, including camcorders and cell phones, to capture sounds, and mulches a lot of raw audio into its palette, regardless of fidelity. Fittingly, last year's Exmilitary sounds like an industrial dub-noise collage made from rough, recycled parts. While completing The Money Store this past April, Death Grips was signed to Epic. But not wanting choosing not to wait for a vague 2013 release date for the follow-up, No Love Deep Web, Death Grips released the album for free on the Internet, resulting in their being dropped from Epic. That souldn't be much of a setback for Death Grips, which has already established itself as one of the most vital acts going.