This week, Yoni speaks with the incredible, Regan Farquhar, aka/pka/bka Busdriver!
Episode 56- Regan Farquhar (Busdriver). In the midst of Yoni’s solo tour, in LA, he meets up with Regan for a talk in anticon manager, Shaun Koplow’s Echo Park apartment. They discuss Regan’s history, Project Blowed, Hellfyre Club, being a grizzled vet, and veganism.
This week on THE WANDERING WOLF! Old school homie, David Bryant aka Passage.
Episode 55- David Bryant (Passage). David (Passage (of Restiform Bodies)) and Yoni meet up at Yoni’s hotel in Phoenix for an in depth talk. They sit out by the pool and talk about Dave’s new enterprise, raving, punking, rapping, Dave’s history, and struggling with addiction.
Episode 54- Rachel Wolf (Yoni’s Mom). Finally, Yoni and Rachel get together for a podcast conversation from Yoni’s car in a Cincinnati park on a beautiful spring day. They discuss the kind of women Yoni goes for, getting wiser with age, tough times, control, staying on the periphery of social situations, spirituality, Rachel’s relationship with her parents and children, and her childhood.
He and Serengeti are tearing through the West Coast on a rap tour.
Listen to Yoni’s awesome new mixtape here on Noisey! Also, be sure to check out his tour dates starting this week!
5/6 - Scottsdale AZ - Pubrock
5/7 - Tucson AZ - Solar Culture
5/8 - La Jolla CA - Che Cafe
5/9 - Pomona, CA - The Glass House Concert Hall Blue Room
5/10 - Los Angeles, CA - Echo (early show) w Anticon DJs
5/15 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom Of The Hill w Anticon DJs
5/17 - Santa Cruz, CA - Crepe Place
5/22 - New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge
6/11 - Denton, TX - Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios
6/12 - Austin, TX - Red 7
New Episode of THE WANDERING WOLF available now! This week features a childhood friend of the Wolfs, Avi Finkelstein.
Episode 53- Avi Finkelstein. Yoni, his brother Josiah, and childhood friend Avi get together for a talk while Avi is visiting Cincinnati on sabbatical from his usual life. They discuss conspiracy theories, relationships with short brunettes with bright eyes named Elizabeth, growing up in Messianic Judaism, other religious/spiritual thoughts, drinking too much, hitting rock bottom, returning strong with a blank slate, and session musician/side men.
This is a teaser track from Yoni’s forthcoming mixtape entitled, OLD DOPE (Rap Tape). It was made to document the arrangements for his upcoming May solo dates with Serengeti. Phoenix, Tucson, San Diego, Pomona, LA, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, NYC. And Texas in June!!
here are details and ticket links for shows: on.fb.me/1lOpa2q
This week’s episode of THE WANDERING WOLF features none other than the talented Kaoru Ishibashi. Enjoy!
Episode 52- K Ishibashi (Kishi Bashi). Yoni’s band, WHY? and Kishi Bashi share a bill at an Indianapolis club for a night and Yoni and K take the opportunity to meet on the mic for a podcast. They discuss K’s beginnings, early influences, playing with Of Montreal, Regina Spektor, and Jupiter One, recording his debut as Kishi Bashi in his parents’ attic, and tour parties.
This week’s episode of THE WANDERING WOLF features TWW alum and hilarious comedian, Ryan Singer!
Episode 51- Ryan Singer 2. Stand-up comedian, Ryan is in Cincinnati to do the Bob and Tom morning show. Yoni takes the opportunity to catch up with his buddy. They meet up at Ryan’s hotel and talk about consciousness, praying mantis sex, the Drive By Truckers, female ejaculation, road hook-ups, crowd work, and how Gargamel turned evil.
Yoni’s conversation with urban dance veteran Ephrat Asherie for THE WANDERING WOLF!! http://bit.ly/1kLVy0I
Episode 50- Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie. As part of a proposed documentary Yoni has agreed to be a part of, he meets up with dancer/choreographer, Ephrat, for a conversation in her lower Manhattan office/studio. They discuss her genesis and history as a dancer, transitioning from more traditional styles like ballet to urban styles like breaking and house dance, and how to salvage a laptop after spilling tea all over it.
This week’s episode of THE WANDERING WOLF features the incredible artist/composer/genius/friend, Son Lux. He is one of the most talented humans on this earth! ENJOY!
Episode 49- Ryan Lott (Son Lux). Yoni and friend and label-mate, Ryan get together in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, to catch up. They grab coffee and head up to RJ Maccani’s apartment for a talk. They discuss some of Ryan’s really technical studio tricks, his upbringing as a pianist, composer and producer, overcoming musical snobbery, bad Pitchfork reviews, collaboration with Sufjan Stevens and Serengeti as Sisyphus and working with Lorde.
This week’s episode of THE WANDERING WOLF features the great novelist, Tao Lin!
Episode 48- Tao Lin. Yoni meets up with young novelist, Tao Lin at Tao’s Manhattan apartment. The two get acquainted and discuss Tao’s latest novel, Taipei, the writing process, writing on weed, dating, internet dating, dating fans, bad reviews, and detachment.
Yoni is doing some solo rap shows featuring music spanning his whole career (cLOUDDEAD, Reaching Quiet, WHY?, Hymie’s Basement, etc…)! These shows will feature Serengeti and some Anticon DJs along the way!
ALSO! There is a premiere of a not-so-long lost video for our song Waterlines. That was slated to be a part of the documentary that never saw the light of day.
WHY? and Yoni Wolf dates 2014
April 2—The Pyramid Scheme—Grand Rapids, Michigan
April 3—Radio Radio—Indianapolis, Indiana
April 4—The Demo—St. Louis, Missouri
April 5—Middle Of The Map Fest—Kansas City, Missouri
April 6—The Waiting Room Lounge—Omaha, Nebraska
April 7—Randy Bacon Gallery—Springfield, Missouri
May 6—Pubrock—Scottsdale, Arizona *
May 7—Solar Culture—Tucson, Arizona *
May 8—Che Café—La Jolla, California *
May 9—The Glass House—Pomona, California *
May 10—Echo—Los Angeles, California *
May 15—Bottom Of The Hill—Los Angeles, California *
May 17—Crepe Place—Santa Cruz, California *
* Rap-only dates with Serengeti. All others are WHY? tour stops