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Why the Wires

Why the Wires

Punk / Indie Rock Ithaca, NY  US


  • 2014

    Jan 25

    Rochester, NY, US | 8:00pm
  • 2014

    Jan 5

    Ithaca, NY, US | 3:30pm
  • 2013

    Oct 5

    Newfield, NY, US | 12:00pm

    Home brewed beers, smoked meats, fire, camping, etc yada yada.

  • 2013

    Jan 12

    Buffalo, NY, US | 8:00pm

    $4, BYOB, or theres beers and shots available! Come out and check out some new bands, rock out, and have a good time!!!

  • 2013

    Jan 11

    Rochester, NY, US | 9:00pm



Sounds Like: Constantines, Do Make Say Think, Sweep the Leg Johnny, Hot Snakes

Label: Rorschach Records (Richmond, VA)

Bio: Formed in Ithaca, New York in 2008, Why+The+Wires is an unruly mixture of saxophone, accordion, chiming guitars and jittery rhythms, all held together by a tuneful, post-punk frenzy. The songs are tight-wound, nonlinear affairs. Angular but not coldly mathematical. Melodic but never flogging the ...See Full Bio

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"Already dropping a second LP, Ithaca’s Why the Wires continue on their path of exceptional indie weirdness, meets punk urgency... with saxophone and accordion. I can’t help but compare this band, at times, to the late, great Sweep the Leg Johnny." "The first thing I can say about why+the+wires is wow, what an amazing live show. The Ithaca, NY math rockers have lost a few people since recording Telegraph Flats but that by no means diminishes their ability to kick you in the face with pure musical energy."

— Hex

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