Why Sound just what the music
lover ordered for Logan
By Jason Sanders
February 4, 2009 | For most of the valley, this past
Monday night was just another chilly evening. But for
a group of 100 or so music-lovers, it was a night filled
with captivating guitar riff and lyrical bliss courtesy
of Why Sound.
Why Sound is one of Logan's newest concert venues,
and it seems to be just what Logan's aspiring music
As you pull up to the venue, Why Sound's tall windows
greet you, displaying within an intimate space nearly
the size of a high school classroom. Inside, a retro
brick wall counteracts asparagus-green cinderblock,
and at the very back sits a dimly lighted stage. And
with this simple setup comes surprisingly good acoustics.
Altogether, these elements make Why Sound one spectacular
spot to catch a show.
The venue has been consistently booked since it opened
last summer, which is a little ironic to founder Tim
Moes since he originally bought the space to start a
recording studio. Moes said, "It turns out people
are dying for a place to play [music] around here so
it kind of blossomed that way." A Why Sound recording
studio is still in the works, but for now the focus
is primarily on concerts.
And judging from Monday night's show, they are doing
a fine job. The masses showed up to hear headliner Joshua
James, plus opening acts Desert Noises, Libbie Linton
and Grafted. In fact the venue was so full to the brim
that during Linton's performance the fire marshal showed
up and escorted over half the crowd out of the building.
The 49-person capacity may be the only disappointing
thing about Why Sound. And Moes admits there is not
a lot he can do about it. The tight space and lack of
funding for a nearly $20,000 fire-sprinkler system are
out of his control at this point. But that's OK with
him; it just means the shows will be that much more
So next time you're sitting around on a Monday night,
or any night for that matter, think Why Sound. You won’t
be disappointed. Why Sound is in downtown Logan at 30
Federal Ave. If you want to check out who's playing
ahead of time visit www.myspace.com/whysound.