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Why?, Karl Blau

8:30 pm., Wednesday September 11 | $14 advance, $15 day of show.
Wonder Ballroom
128 NE Russell St.
[JANGLE HOP] Why?’s latest effort, Mumps, etc., is an album that, fittingly, begs a good deal of a questions. Most notably, what happened to the free-flowing verse and candid honesty that once shined in frontman Jonathan “Yoni” Wolf’s deadpan delivery? Somber ruminations still run amok amid the alt-hip-hop breaks, plump bass and indie-rock guitar, and though the instrumentation is more polished than ever before, it’s coupled with the haughty confidence of an ill-fated narrative. “Rocking soccer socks with sandals like, ‘yeah bro,’” Wolf spits over the minimalistic, piano-driven beat of “Waterlines.” While the album’s occasional mariachi-dub and eight-piece chorus posses an allure, the same can’t always be said for the lyrical content.

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


Wonder Ballroom

128 NE Russell St.
Portland, OR
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