Why?

CASEY JARMAN
7:30 pm., Sunday March 03 | $14 advance, $15 day of show.
Wonder Ballroom
128 NE Russell St.
 

[BABBLING TO BABYLON] If the devil is in the details, Why? is downright satanic. From the Ohio outfit’s immaculately arranged bells and whistles to Yoni Wolf’s obsessive-compulsive vocal delivery—he spews a shopping list of worldly possessions, traumatic memories and crippling anxieties, all rolled up together—you’d be hard-pressed to discover a group more anal than this one. The tight focus and tighter musicianship usually hints at something majestic—as is the case on last year’s excellent Mumps, Etc.—and it’s easy to find oneself standing slack-jawed at the intersection of Wolf’s self-deprecating free-association raps and his band’s moody, baroque sound. Why? albums never seem to wear out after repeated listens, but the moral of these twisted stories never gets any clearer, either. Devilish.



Where: Wonder Ballroom
Phone: 284-8686
Address: 128 NE Russell St.

 
 

Wonder Ballroom

128 NE Russell St.
Portland, OR
 
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