55 E. 59th St.
New York, NY 10022-1112
Region: East 40s
Why?’s sound is as much a question as their name. Some lump it under the “indie rock” umbrella, others call it art-rap or alternative hip-hop, others simply “underground.” Regardless of how you describe the three-piece, or whether you listen to the hip-hop laden Alopecia or understated Eskimo Snow, there are certain constants—Yoni Wolf’s darkly imagistic lyrics, driving rhythms, and densely packed choruses backed by snarling guitars and psych-soaked keys and samples.
Thu., Dec. 15, 7 & 10 p.m., 2011