Why Because East Coast Tour


The Why Because
by Glenn Bach
Channeling Can, The Duo, Boards of Canada, Art Ensemble of Chicago and other exuberant, textured soundscape specialists The Why Because proffer an engaging, immediate thang with some of the wildness and participatory glee of Akron/Family and Gang Gang Dance but thrown into far more instrumental waters. With members split between Oakland and Brooklyn, the band doesn't play out much and this week offers a rare chance for East Coast audiences to check this lively act out. The core trio of The Why Because is Michael Henning, Gabriel Raines and Brian Relph, who will be joined by whatever fine musicians they can drag into their expansive net during these shows.

The Why Because Fall 2008 East Coast Tour

10/09/2008 - Silent Barn - Queens, NY, New York
w/ Ava Luna, Wailing Wall and Dinowalrus

10/11/2008 – PA's Lounge - Somerville (Boston), MA
w/ Concord Ballet Orchestra Players + Jaggery

10/12/2008: Possible show in New Haven or Hartford (specifics TBA)

10/13/2008 - Zebulon - Brooklyn, NY
w/ Random Cutting, Source of Yellow and Hi Red Center

10/16/2008 - Metro Gallery - Baltimore, Maryland
w/ Arboretum + Sri Aurobindo

10/17/2008 - The Lighthouse – Washington, DC
w/ Davedovepaul Duo and others TBA

10/18/2008 Possible show in Manhattan or Brooklyn (specifics TBA)

Check the band's MySpace page for updates on tentative shows next week.


[Published on: 10/9/08]

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irtimed star Thu 10/9/2008 01:34PM
Show -5 Votes Thumbs down! Thumbs up!
O1Roggae Thu 10/9/2008 02:44PM
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coalmineR Thu 10/9/2008 06:38PM
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pretty weak name and "east coast" tour.

nycjamz starstarstarstarstar Fri 10/10/2008 11:05AM
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actually, i like the name, and i saw them last night at silent barn in queens and they were pretty incredible. i've seen a lot of live music here in nyc and never witnessed anything quite like what they did... weird atmospheric textures, crazy tribal drumming, spacy guitar soundscapes, ethereal vocal harmonies, polyrhythmic percussion on an ironing board with pots and pans... seriously innovative stuff, and highly recommended for anyone who likes improvised psychedelic music with no boundaries.