Why? + Doseone + Serengeti + DJ Thanksgiving Brown

Critics' pick
Photograph: Courtesy Friends of Friends Network
WHY?
Oakland, CA's Why? has ties to the alt-hip-hop scene, but really the group is a quirked-up, tripped-out indie-pop outfit whose frontman, Yoni Wolf, just happens to boast respectable rhyming skills. The crew has a stellar new EP, Sod in the Seed, with its fifth full-length in the works. Similarly eccentric MC Doseone helps set the stage.