The band has existed since 2004, even though Wolf started making music in the 90’s and started using the WHY? name, which later became the band name.
WHY? is famous for their folk and indie motives that are now especially popular among young adults. Other styles that one can also catch in the music of WHY? is alternative rock and hip-hop. But even though initially the band’s music was more hip-hop inclined, today there is more and more of the indie rock-ish style that spills through most of their songs.
The WHY? guys are focusing on the narratives and stories making the lyrics flow along with the music. Imagination of the audience takes it from there and develops the story as the music goes on and on.
WHY? were as creative with their stage set up as they are creative with their music – the back wall of the venue was dressed as the night sky with a thousand star drops. Every member of the band had at least one light bulb attached to their instruments – those lit up for some song and remained dark for the others. All of it contributed to the overall atmosphere of the night.
WHY? used an interesting mix of the instruments, though at the first sight it seemed like an ordinary band set up – drums, keys, guitars. But once looked at closer, those ordinary set ups turned out to be a mix of the usual and unusual – all kind of interesting maracasses-like drum add-ups definitely make the band stand out.
Terminal West was filled with young creative folks highly interested in culture, art, and life style. One could tell by the vibe that something great was about to happen once the band loaded in and the audience was hyper and could not contain the excitment. WHY? were welcomed as a dear guest – the people were trying to get as close to the stage as they could, and even when there was no more space in the front standing row, everyone prefered to crowd around the center and experience the music together./- Alisa Malkova
Check out Alisa Malkova’s photo gallery of WHY? at Terminal West in Atlanta:
WHY? is finishing up their current US Tour before heading to Europe:
4/13: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer %
4/14: Boston, MA @ Sinclair %
4/15: New York, NY @ Irving Plaza %
4/17: Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace %
4/18: Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick %
4/19: Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme %
4/20: Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop %
4/21: St. Louis, MO @ Ready Room %
4/22: Madison, WI @ UW Union South
May 31 – Paris (Trabendo)+
June 02 – Clermond-Ferrand (Le Cooperative de Mai)+
June 03 – Lyon (Marché Gare)
June 06 – Birmingham (Hare & Hounds)+
June 07 – Leeds (Belgrave Music Hall)+
June 08 – Glasgow (CCA)+
June 09 – Manchester (Gorilla)+
June 10 – Bristol (Thekla)+
June 12 – Brighton (The Haunt)+
June 13 – London (Village Underground)+
June 14 – Brussels (Botanique Rotonde)+
June 16 – Mannheim (Maifeld Derby Festival)
June 17 – Duisburg (Festival am Hochofen)
June 18 – Hamburg (Ubel & Gefährlich)+
June 20 – Berlin (Festaal Kreuzberg)+
June 21 – Amsterdam (Paradiso)+
+ Tall Tall Trees