Posted in music | pictures on September 21, 2008

photos by Lori Baily

"why murder, murdered" [Anonymous]

WHY?

"It's been a busy and interesting year for WHY?, since the release of their acclaimed album Alopecia in March, the band has been touring the world almost non-stop, with a U.S. tour in the Spring and a lengthy European tour that immediately followed. Only one slight hiccup - while in Europe, two of the band members (brothers Yoni and Josiah Wolf) got the mumps, and on top of that, Yoni broke his hand. The band has soldiered on despite these minor setbacks..."
Thursday night (September 18) WHY? played Bowery Ballroom in NYC. The California Anticon group brought Mount Eerie along for the ride and played to a young and enthusiastic crowd. More photos below...

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Tags: Anticon, Why?

Comments (8)


"why murder, murdered" [Owara Jacksohn]

That quote is factually incorrect. I wrote that and that person quoted me. Why, yoni, has been known to go by why murder,
which is why, I wrote that.

-P

Posted by P | September 21, 2008 3:51 PM

damn lori, there are a lot of shots of that drummer .... that's kinda kinky.

Posted by cate | September 21, 2008 5:06 PM

AH yes. Lori comes through!

And thanks to whomsoever had the idea to post the dublab video (i love Fierce Yoni at the very end)

Posted by Amanda G. | September 21, 2008 7:14 PM

Lori Bailey (soon to be Lori Chen),
What beautiful pictures you have taken. So glad to meet you and have you join in on our heckling. Twas some of the greatest heckling we hecklers have ever done. I am honored to be featured in your photo. You have made me infamous in the indie scene. All of Williamsburg will see me walk down 6th street and say, "Hey, that's the kid in the white shirt with his hand raised in the air in that picture Lori Chen took of Why? on that fateful Thursday in September. I think he knows Amanda G..." They will bestow upon me all the free scarves my neck can bare; my hands will be forever supplied with fingerless gloves and clove cigarettes; I will receive packages daily containing rare vintage tour shirts of The Smiths and The Cure; bring on the Converse, baby. I'm ready.

Posted by Evan Cutler Wattles | September 21, 2008 7:32 PM

Only problem with the show was they didn't play long enough... They don't know how good they are...
Sanddollars, Miss Ohio's Nameless, 500 Fingernails, Brook & Waxing, Whispers Into The Other, Fall Saddles, the list goes on and on...
Probably asking too much but a few more songs would've been awesome...

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2008 8:00 PM

They played 16 songs. Maybe more.

They played all my favorites off of Alopecia, they got Rubber Traits in there, Gemini, yo yo bye bye, the hoofs, waterfalls, essentially all my favorites from Elephant Eyelash save Sanddollars. While I would have loved to hear old favorites like Darla or Miss Ohio's Nameless, the show was still incredible. Watching Josiah play drums and xylophones simultaneously while wearing a face reserved for husbands beating their wives, Yoni's facial contortions and the emotion you could see in his fingertips, even their banter was terrific. I wish they would have allowed me to rap battle on stage, but afterward Yoni said they were working with a small amount of time. Still, gratitude seeped out of every pore on my body Thursday night into Friday into Now for one of the best shows I've seen in quite some time.

Posted by Evan Cutler Wattles | September 22, 2008 5:38 AM

Sir Cutler Wattles, you and your gang made the night much more enjoyable than it would've been otherwise!


Posted by lori | September 22, 2008 7:37 AM

Islam is a religion of peace

Posted by منتديات | February 22, 2011 4:18 PM

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