Editor's Note: With the MidPoint Music Festival just a couple of weeks away (the official guide to the fest is in the issue of CityBeat that is on the streets today), we thought we'd use the ol' Spill It blog to share some videos and sound clips from some of the artists performing.
Thursday, Sept. 25, at the Aronoff Center
11 p.m. Why? (Oakland, Calif.)
Indie Rock/Folk Pop
Featuring former Cincinnatians, Why? reels out weirdly cool Psych Pop made up of the hallucinogenic lyrical non sequiturs of They Might Be Giants and the Folk Hop beat boxisms of Beck while swirling out an acid cabaret soundtrack that is both challenging and completely wondrous.
You'll Dig It If You Dig: The Flaming Lips on a mescaline picnic with the eels, catered by the Polyphonic Spree. (Brian Baker)
Here's the video for the osng "Rubber Traits," from Why?'s 2005 release, Elephant Eyelashes.
— Mike Breen