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Friday, October 3, 2008



Why? frontman Yoni Wolf has a rapper's ear for tongue-twisting cadence, a singer's sense of melody, and a poet's command of language. In Wolf's world, even sensuous details reek of existential dread; he recalls the scent of two people as "the smell of our still-living human bodies and oven gas." Still-living? And with that ominous oven gas hovering. As a live band, Why? are just as stunning as Wolf's words, especially Josiah Wolf's juggling of live drum breaks and skeletal xylophone. (Vera Project, Seattle Center, 956-8372. 7:30 pm, $11/$10 w/club card, all ages.)


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"Yoni" is the Sanskrit word for "vagina." I don't live around Seattle, so I've never heard of these guys before. Did he just get some kind of arch nickname at school, or did his mom just think it sounded nice?

Posted by rob | October 3, 2008 2:46 PM

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