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WHY? with Open Mike Eagle

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Crocodile Belltown
Sun., March 26, 8 p.m. 2017 All Ages

$15

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At this point, it almost goes without saying that Yoni Wolf isn’t your average rapper. The Cincinnati native rose to prominence in the late 1990s/early ’00s backpack-rap scene as part of cLOUDDEAD, along with Doseone and Odd Nosdam, cofounders of outré rap label Anticon. While Why? had been Wolf’s stage name since 1997, in 2004 he made the unprecedented move of turning his MC handle into the name of an indie-rock band that has remained popular for more than a decade. Part of Why?’s popularity can be attributed to the fact that there’s really no other band out there like them—rap-rock this is not. Rather, Why’s dexterous, sing-songy flow proved the perfect counterpart to Wolf’s bandmate and brother Matt Meldon’s imaginative, folk-friendly, and prog-inspired instrumentation, which has earned them fans more into Bob Dylan than Biz Markie. In town to promote their fifth album, Moh Lhean, the now-six-member band’s energetic and emotive live sets will be supported by alt rapper Open Mike Eagle. NICK ZURKO

Crocodile

2200 Second Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
206-441-4618
Hours: Tue-Fri 11 am-2 am, Sat 9a m-2 am, Sun 9 am-3 pm.
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  • Tue-Fri 11 am-2 am, Sat 9a m-2 am, Sun 9 am-3 pm.
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  • Sun., March 26, 8 p.m. 2017
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