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Thu 17 Dec 2009, 8:00pm

Where: Toto / Montecristo, 53 Nelson St, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: R18

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $40.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Galesburg

Never hesitating to delve into the weirder and darker parts of the psyche, Why? arrive to immerse New Zealand in their aural maelstrom of amazing and unclassifiable music this December.

Originally a solo project for Jonathan 'Yoni' Wolf of Berkerly, CA, Why? evolved to the three piece it is today with the addition of Josiah Wolf and Doug McDiarmid, bent on creating beautiful shuddering sounds amalgamating the stranger parts of hip hop and the sweeter parts of that large and amorphous genre called indie rock. Alopecia (2008) saw Yoni Wolf honing his distinctive speak sing delivery, streaming forth surrealistic tales of broken relationships, stalkers and murder fantasies enough to melt your mind over driving keys and guitars that clamber over stilted beats. In the bizarre universe of Why? imagery of the mundane (puking in a car park, stoned walks) tangles with the ritualistic and taboo (palm readers, dressing wounds) pulling you in through the looking glass, putting the world you thought you knew into a tailspin.

On the inimitable independent label Anticon, whose roster of artists were originally described as "the hip-hop equivalent of post-rock," the label has in recent years begun stretching it's wings to include indie and electronica.

Touring their new release Eskimo Snow (2009), Why? will draw you out to draw you into their unsettling and vivid sonic realm this December.

Presales $40 available from:

Wellington: Slow Boat and

Auckland: Real Groovy, Fast and Loose, and

Restaurants to book near Why?