Why?

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Why? - "This Blackest Purse"

Next Saturday night (9pm, $16), it's a toss-up between sticking around Treasure Island for MGMT, or catching an enticing line-up at the Great American Music Hall: Why, Mount Eerie (WA), Au (Portland) and Serengeti & Polyphonic.

This bill is nothing short of diverse -- from a Phil Elverum appearance to Au's deconstructed folk, and starting with a Windy City rapping duo. Serengeti & Polyphonic have been the main dish on the plate of experimental hip-hop lately, calling Anticon home. Check out their semi-biographical short for "Call the Law":

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Yoni Wolf - "Against Me" (New, Improved, LIVE session)

Why? will be performing in the name of Eskimo Snow, an intriguing piano-based album recorded at the time of Alopecia, yet just released on Anticon. Perhaps you remember the unison of Why? and new manager Blake Maxwell, as documented in a video series introduced last month. The saga continues, as told in the remaining episodes (after the jump):

Webisode #1 "Meet Blake Maxwell"

WHY?'s new manager, Blake Maxwell from anticon. on Vimeo.

Webisode #2 "Yoni introduces Blake to Shaun"

Yoni introduces Blake to Shaun from anticon. on Vimeo.

Webisode #3 "Blake lands WHY? their first endorsement"

Blake lands WHY? their first endorsement from anticon. on Vimeo.

Webisode #4 - "Josiah has troubles with the endorsement"

Josiah has troubles with the endorsement from anticon. on Vimeo.

Webisode #5 - "Meet WHY?'s legendary creative partner"

Meet WHY?'s legendary creative partner from anticon. on Vimeo.

Webisode #6 - "Yoni and Legendary get to work"

Yoni and Legendary get to work from anticon. on Vimeo.

Webisode #7 - "Doug 100% on board"

Doug, 100% on-board from anticon. on Vimeo.

Webisode #8 - "Yoni, Blake and Legendary visit Capitol"

Yoni, Blake, and Legendary visit Capitol from anticon. on Vimeo.

Webisode #9 - "Kimmel"

Kimmel from anticon. on Vimeo.

Webisode #10 - "Blake finds WHY? a label"

Blake finds WHY? a home from anticon. on Vimeo.

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