Why?, California’s sensational alternative hip hop and indie rock artists are bringing their signature sounds to the Crescent Ballroom!
The band was formed in Berkeley in 2004 Jonathan Avram "Yoni" Wolf. He’d been a solo artist (using the stage name Why?) since the mid 1990s and decided to name the band after it. He recruited his older brother Josiah, Doug McDiarmid, and Matt Meldon to complete the band’s line up. Their musical style can be best described as a blend of alternative hip hop (a genre that encompasses the wide range of hip hop styles that aren’t mainstream and draws from funk and rock, as well as jazz, soul, reggae, country, electronic, and even folk music) and indie rock (a genre of alternative rock that originated in the United States and the United Kingdom in the 1980s, encapsulating the genres chamber pop, indie pop, lo fi, math rock, neo psychedelia post punk revival, sadcore, and shoegazing). Their lyrical style is quite impressionistic and relies on a lot of imagery.The band’s been through many line up changes over the years and it currently consists of Yoni, Josiah, Doug, Matt, Liz Hodson, and Ben Sloan. They’ve had a stellar career with 5 studio albums, 4 extended plays, 3 demo albums, 2 live albums, and 4 singles.
Don’t miss your chance to see these artists add a unique touch to alternative hip hop and indie rock music!