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WHY? w/ Dessa @ Union Transfer 9/22

June 6th, 2014
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California band Why? is headed out on tour this fall. The tour kicks off in Detroit on September 18th and will arrive in Philly on the 22nd. You can catch Why? at Union Transfer on 9/22 along with opener Dessa.

The stagename Why? had actually been in use since 1997. It wasn’t until 2004 that Yoni Wolf brought together his brother Josiah Wolf, Doug McDiarmid, and Matt Meldon to form the band that would henceforth be known as Why? (Meldon would later leave the band). Why? released their debut album, Elephant Eyelash, in 2005. Since that debut album, Why? has gone on to release 3 more albums, and several EPs. In 2013, they released the Golden Tickets EP which was a “collection of personalized ‘theme songs’ for and about seven specific Why? fans.”

Attendees will certainly want to get to Union Transfer early to check out Dessa, aka Margret Wander. The Minnesota native is also a member of the hip hop collective Doomtree. Her most recent full-length release, Parts of Speech, provides a “heartbreaking lament to a disintegrating relationship” that purposely defies genre limitations and expectations. Catch her set this September when she opens for Why?

Why? w/ Dessa @ Union Transfer

Monday, September 22

Show @ 8:30 PM (Doors @ 8:00 PM)


Tickets $15

By Jackie VanZelst Posted in Philadelphia , ,

Dessa Announces Fall 2014 East Coast Tour Dates

May 31st, 2014
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In preparation for a Fall tour, Dessa has announced the dates for her upcoming performances on the East Coast. She will be touring in support of the Cincinnati experimental rap act WHY?.

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BV Chicago and Epitonic SXSW 2013 Day Party Announced

March 2nd, 2013

The good folks at BV Chicago have partnered with Epitonic to put on a completely free SXSW day party. This event takes place on two stages at Barbarella Patio and Swan Dive. Included amidst the lineup are JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound, The End of America (who we recently covered in last week’s Song Reader event at the Sonos Studio here in LA), WHY?, Ume and The Besnard Lakes. Read on for more details.
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WHY? – Mumps, Etc.

October 11th, 2012


Why? Oh, Why?

It’s been merely a couple of months since WHY? dropped their EP Sod in the Seed, but the boys are back again, this time releasing a full LP of material in Mumps, Etc. Yoni Wolf once again uses WHY? as a guise to therapeutically exorcise his demons of depression, and perhaps that is where the problem lies. One thing that always made a WHY? album stand out was Wolf’s penchant for clever metaphors and not so politically correct allegories, and on Mumps. Etc., those are few and far between. Read more…

By William Hannan Posted in Reviews

Why? – Sod in the Seed

August 21st, 2012


Why Not?

Why?’s Jonathan ‘Yoni’ Wolf is an “alt rapper” with enough wit and tact to pull the “backpacker” genre of hip-hop straight from the ashes of the indie rap game. The three-piece outfit has recently dropped the EP, Sod in the Seed, a seamless melding of quirky, Darwin Deez-like pop and wordy, dictionary-busting rhymes a la Blackalicious. Why does this album work? Unlike the rap/rock gimmicks of yesteryear, Why? aims at being honest and unique without exploiting the cliches of the hip-hop and indie rock. Read more…

By Terence Calacsan Posted in Reviews

WHY? Announces New Album Mumps For October Release

August 8th, 2012

WHY? is set to drop their newest album since 2009, Sod in the Seed EP, on August 13th via City Slang Records in Europe and the North American release date is August 14th off Anticon. Read more…

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Bumbershoot Announces 2012 Lineup Featuring Jane’s Addiction

May 18th, 2012

Seattle’s Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival that takes place in the Seattle Center every year on Labor Day since 1971 has released their 2012 lineup. The diverse lineup features headliners Janes Addiction, Skrillex, M83, Tony Bennett and Mac Miller. Read more…

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Treefort Music Festival Announce 2012 Lineup Featuring of Montreal, Built to Spill and Why?

February 28th, 2012

Treefort Music Festival has announced their 2012 lineup, which contains over 120 acts.  The music festival takes place March 22-25 in downtown Boise, Idaho and will feature headliners Built to Spill, of Montreal, WHY?, Blitzen Trapper, and AraabMUZIK, amongst others.

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Why? Dropping Eskimo Snow in September

July 21st, 2009

Following last year’s highly acclaimed Alopecia, Why? have announced plans to release Eskimo Snow September 22. The art-pop trio will also tour.
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By Matthew Kiel Posted in News