WHY?

WHY?

Astronautalis, Dream Tiger

Thu, February 14, 2013

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Union Transfer

Philadelphia, PA

$15-$17

This event is all ages

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WHY?
WHY?
WHY? is a trio of handsome Cincinnati-born men who fiddle with skins, strings, bells and microphones and present their findings to the listening public. Singer Yoni Wolf grew up the second son to an art book editor and a rabbi. He got his start recording bad poems and sloppy beats on the family synagogue’s 4-track. In junior high he discovered hip-hop. At art school, he learned how to drop out. Yoni’s brother Josiah played drums at Rabbi Wolf’s worship service as a kid, became a band geek as a teen, and fell in love with Thelonious Monk on his way to study music at University of Cincinnati. Doug McDiarmid would eventually get expelled from that same school for carrying a stun gun, but first he was raised by two French teachers and taught piano while in kindergarten. He also went to high school with the Wolfs, where he played in Steve Miller cover bands.

In various permutations together and with other now-notables (i.e. Doseone, Odd Nosdam, Mr. Dibbs, Atmosphere’s Slug), these three created and/or contributed to several freewheeling rap and lo-fi rock-related projects including Greenthink, Miss Ohio’s Nameless, Reaching Quiet, and the seminal cLOUDDEAD outfit. Their wildest dreams were achieved when they relocated to Oakland to make pop-inflected psychedelic folk-hop.
Astronautalis
Astronautalis
Astronautalis is andy bothwell...he writes all the lyrics and lots of the music. He also gets lots of help from these bands and musicians: the paper chase, midlake, the polyphonic spree, radical face, sarah jaffe, dj rerog, skyrider, and electric president!
Dream Tiger
Dream Tiger
.A DANCER TURNED PHOTOGRAPHER TURNED MUSICIAN.
Venue Information:
Union Transfer
1026 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19123