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On 11/5, The Luminary welcomes WHY? to the Elevator Music Series. Originally the moniker of Yoni Wolf, WHY? started as his own artist persona and eventually grew to include additional members with the 2005 release of Elephant Eyelash. Now with three LPs as a band, WHY? is still founded on Yoni Wolf’s witty, culturally aware rhymes, but has a cast of permanent members that includes Yoni’s brother Josiah Wolf, as well as Doug McDiarmid. These gents create some of the most unconventional and experimentally charged hip-hop by employing the more grand elements of rock, patient pauses of folk and flourishes of pop.
WHY? is set to release a new five-track EP, Sod in the Seed, on August 14 as a precursor to a new full length titled Mumps, etc. that will be released October 9. Naturally, these will both be released on Yoni Wolf’s Anticon label that has been the band’s home since its inception.
The Elevator Music Series is sponsored in part by 88.1 KDHX, Urban Chestnut Brewing Company, Local Harvest and The Royale.