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Photo: CPR / Irvin Coffee

Why? recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of its second album, "Alopecia." The breakout full-length from the Cincinnati band introduced many new fans to frontman Yoni Wolf's eccentric take on indie rock and hip-hop. The band is performing the album in full on its current tour, which included a recent stop at the Gothic Theatre.

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Why? returned to the CPR Performance Studio before that show to play four songs from "Alopecia." Wolf also spoke with Alisha Sweeney about his songwriting techniques ten years ago, the music that inspired "Alopecia" and why the record is a fan favorite.

Stream the session above.

Songs performed: 

  • "Gnashville"
  • "By Torpedo or Crohn's"
  • "The Vowels Pt. 2"
  • "Eskimo Snow"