ACL Fest is right around the corner, but there are still a few good shows happening before now and then. For instance, Why? are doing their thing at Mohawk tonight. "Their thing" is generally unclassifiable, a potluck of underground hip-hop, experimental indie rock and psychedelic pop, with lyrics that display intellectualism and vulgarity in equal measure. "The Vowels Pt. 2" and "These Few Presidents" both come from their third full-length release, 2008's Alopecia, which you can read all about here.
On Wednesday night you can catch the Swedish metal band Witchcraft at Red 7. They are bringing along fellow Swedish countrymen known as Graveyard, whose self-titled debut resurrects 70’s psychedelic rock like Zeppelin, Cream etc. Common will make a stop at Stubb's on Thursday to woo your girlfriend with some conscious hip-hop, and Scottish rockers Mogwai take the stage on Friday. For something a little further East, check out the Japanese bands playing at Beerland. And then on Saturday Dr. Dog will be at the Parish with Delta Spirit, which we told you about.
next week: Three Six Mafia, Ratatat, The Hives, Redman