Strand Of Oaks Stories

Alex's Top 200 Albums Of 2017

For the last decade or so, Ive rounded up my favorite albums at the years end. Outside of satisfying some nerdy, personal desire of mine, it gives me a reason to revisit each album, spending November and December doing so, inevitably rediscovering some musical gems along the way. As the author of many album...

This Week’s Shows | September 11 – September 17

The music scene in Chicago never slows down, and were here to keep you on track. Here is a list Tomorrows Verses favorite shows in town this week. Pete Townshends Classic Quadrophenia @ Rosemont Theater 9/13The Whos Pete Townshend is set to play an extremely special performance in Chicago on Wednesday. Joined by Pearl Jams Eddie...

On TV | Strand Of Oaks KEXP Session

On TV features a quick recap of some of the music were playing at Tomorrows Verse Headquarters. Who: Strand Of OaksWhat: An emotional and psychedelic recording session with KEXP running through a dramatic 40 minute performance from the band and including an interview. You Need To Know: After the excellent new record Hard Love, Strand...

FESTIVAL WATCH | Logan Square Arts Festival Announces Headliners

Festival Watch is a Tomorrow's Verse feature where we break down festival news into the facts you need to know. Logan Square Arts Festival, set for June 23-25, has announced its headliners.The festival, which will include an expanded second stage, will feature METZ, Strand Of Oaks, Sad13 and Circuit Des Yeux.Headliners To...

Album Reviews | February 2017 Releases

By: Alex WoodMoon Duo- Occult Architecture, Vol. 1 [2/3]A concept album of sorts, Occult Architecture is intended to represent the dark parts of the cyclical nature of the seasons. Though this may be the inspiration, the record comes off as another set of skuzzy, droning psychedelic songs consisting of simplistic, chugging rhythms and effects-drenched guitars. The...

Strand Of Oaks Covers Phish's Dirt

Now, winning the Paul Hoffman of Greenksy Bluegrass look-a-like contest isn't the only jamband connection for one of our favorite songwriters.Timothy Showalter, whose Strand Of Oaks project is never far from our playlists, has recorded his second Lagniappe Session for Aquarium Drunkard and has included a surprise cover of Phish's "Dirt" -- after being...

Brian's Top Ten Albums of 2014

By Brian Brinkman - @sufferingjukeIts been a weird year for me with music. Between traveling through SE Asia & India, throwing myself into a complete career shift, and ultimately moving to the East Coast for the first time in my life, I havent had a ton of time to sit and reflect on music like...