Schedule: Doors @ 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Breathing Rm, 8:30 p.m. The Why Store. The Why Store was formed in the late 1980s in Muncie, Indiana. Led by singer Chris Shaffer,
Schedule: Doors @ 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Breathing Rm, 8:30 p.m. The Why Store.
The Why Store was formed in the late 1980s in Muncie, Indiana. Led by singer Chris Shaffer, the first album the band recorded was called, Welcome to the Why Store. One year later the band recorded Inside the Why Store. Both albums were successful across Indiana, and The Why Store began getting attention from record labels. In 1995, The Why Store signed to MCA’s subsidiary Way Cool Music for their first major-label effort, a self-titled LP, which was released in 1996.
Their major label debut on MCA Records spawned several hits. The first single, “Lack Of Water”, was a #1 hit on Triple-A Radio; the band performed “Surround Me” on Late Night with Conan O’ Brien and saw their video for “Father” receive rotation on MTV2 and VH1. The Why Store was a Top 20 album for 1996 and went on to sell 200,000 copies.
In 2007, Shaffer reincarnated The Why Store and broke back into the scene with an exiting new album called VIM. Produced by Rusty Anderson, Paul McCartney’s long time guitarist, VIM showcases Chris’s passionate songwriting and refreshingly edgy vocal ability. “It was a magical experience, definitely the best thing I’ve ever done,” says Shaffer.
The Why Store is, once again, open for business.
Breathing Rm is a 4-piece indie rock group out of southern Indiana. They blend elements of prog, indie, stoner and psychedelic rock to create a fuzzy, airy, driving sound all their own. They’re in the process of writing and recording their debut EP set for release in spring, 2019.