Posted by: Cory | January 3, 2008

Why? – Southgate House – Sat, March, 29, 2007

“You Act Like a Slut, but You’re Really a Freezer”

One of my absolute favorite bands is coming to the Southgate House March 29, 2007. Why? is brothers Yoni & Josiah Wolf (originally from Cincy) and Doug McDiarmid.  Yoni started the band and even put the first several EPs including Early Whitney out.  Yoni started Why? after moving out to the Oakland Bay area, and helping found the Anticon collective, now featuring some other amazing artists including Telephone Jim Jesus, Themselves, 13&God, and Alias. Yoni does have support now though, as his brother Josiah and friend have joined

Yoni is also a member of cLOUDDEAD and 13&God, neither of which quite match the brilliance of Why? (possibly because of the poor production value of what I’ve heard). For those of you who don’t know any of the above-referenced artists, you might know Yoni from his close friendship with his association with Xiu Xiu, as he’s appeared on The Wig Master – Remixed & Recovered, and also DJ’d a set with Jamie of Xiu Xiu for a recent charity gig.

Why? is out in support of their recently released The Hollows EP. (Pitchfork Review)

UPDATE: Why has released the track names of their upcoming album to be released on Anticon, titled Alopecia.  The release date is scheduled for March 11, just in time for their Southgate show.

01 The Vowels, Pt. 2
02 Good Friday
03 These Few Presidents
04 The Hollows
05 Song of the Sad Assassin
06 Gnashville
07 Fatalist Palmistry
08 The Fall of Mr. Fifths
09 Brook & Waxing
10 A Sky for Shoeing Horses Under
11 Twenty Eight
12 Simeon’s Dilemma
13 By Torpedo or Crohn’s
14 Exegesis

Official website
Why? – Sanddollars
Why? – The Hollows
Why? – By Torpedo or Chrohn’s (Dntel mix)
Why – Wig Master (Xiu Xiu cover)
Xiu Xiu – Yo Yo Bye Bye (Why? cover)


  1. […] Southgate House on March 29th according to Pitchfork. Of course, that conflicts with the Why? show also at the Southgate House that very same night. Well, they must be opening you say… […]

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