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
 
Other events in Music Calendar

Drive-By Truckers, Shovels and Rope

Thursday, Apr 24, 2014
[RAGGED ROCK] For a brief moment in 2011, with the release of the slightly lackluster Go-Go Boots, it seemed as though the Drive-By Truckers’ career was careening toward mediocrity. Frontmen ...
8 pm. | $26.
Roseland Theater 8 NW 6th Ave. Portland Web | Map

Eyehategod, Stoneburner, Sioux, Dead by Dawn

Thursday, Apr 24, 2014
[SLUDGE KINGS] This will be New Orleans doom merchant Eyehategod’s first stop in Portland since the passing of drummer Joey Lacaze. Though his mighty swing will be missed, young replacement Aaron Ha ...
9 pm. | $18.
Branx 320 SE 2nd Ave. Portland Web | Map

Stumpfest: Trans Am, Federation X, Life Coach, Drab Majesty, Hot Victory

Thursday, Apr 24, 2014
[COKE ROCK] Recent press photos of Trans Am say everything you need to know about the D.C. trio: The members’ coordinating white-on-white getups and comically large mirrored sunglasses look the way ...
8:30 pm. | $15 advance, $17 day of show.
Mississippi Studios 3939 N Mississippi Ave. Portland Web | Map
Also At Wonder Ballroom

Third Angle New Music Presents "Maria de Buenos Aires" by Astor Piazzolla

Friday, Apr 25, 2014
[NUEVO TANGO OPERA] It’s old-home week for the city’s veteran new-music ensemble, as they bring back the “tango opera” Maria de Buenos Aires for the fourth time. Former Third Angl ...
7:30 Friday, April 25. | $10-$30.
Wonder Ballroom 128 NE Russell St. Portland Map
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
comments powered by Disqus
 

Web Design for magazines

Close
Close
Close