On their latest album, 2009's Eskimo Snow, Anticon recording artists WHY? (pictured) leave their hip-hop roots behind, focusing instead on well-crafted songs crooned mostly in throaty middle registers over fingerpicked guitars and vibey arpeggios. Chicago-based rapper Serengeti opens.
Why? w/Serengeti, Sept. 18, 7 p.m., $12-$15, Aetna Theater, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main Street, Hartford, manicproductions.org.
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