Tomorrow night Why? those hip hoppin' indie rockers are gracing our presence at the Crofoot tomorrow (Thursday) night and we're sprinkling a little pixie dust on the show by adding an autographed vinyl giveaway!
Just drop MCB an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for your chance to win!
Why? is a trio of Cincinnati-born men who fiddle with skins, strings, bells and microphones and present their findings to the listening public. Formed in 2004 Why has released 5 albums that have continued to build on and refine their something remarkable and wholly their own. Their latest, Mumps Etc. features 13 more engaging tracks.
Singer Yoni Wolf grew up the second son to an art book editor and a rabbi. He got his start recording bad poems and sloppy beats on the family synagogue’s 4-track. In junior high he discovered hip-hop. At art school, he learned how to drop out. Yoni’s brother Josiah played drums at Rabbi Wolf’s worship service as a kid, became a band geek as a teen, and fell in love with Thelonious Monk on his way to study music at University of Cincinnati. Doug McDiarmid would eventually get expelled from that same school for carrying a stun gun, but first he was raised by two French teachers and taught piano while in kindergarten. He also went to high school with the Wolfs, where he played in Steve Miller cover bands. In various permutations together and with other now-notables, these three created and/or contributed to several freewheeling rap and lo-fi rock-related projects including Greenthink, Miss Ohio’s Nameless, Reaching Quiet, and the seminal cLOUDDEAD outfit. Their wildest dreams were achieved when they relocated to Oakland to make pop-inflected psychedelic folk-hop.