Strand Of Oaks

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  • electronic
  • americana


Bonnaroo: Only 51 More Weeks Until the Next Round 

“The children of the sun begin to wake”- “Going to California”  The whole drive back from Tennessee, I was trying to work out how to even begin encompassing this past weekend. It’s a tricky thing; no two people have the same Bonnaroo. It’s a weekend of...

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Bonnaroo 2015: A Preview 

There is nothing else like the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. Some festivals (Lollapalooza, Coachella) offer the same staggering scale, and others still (Electric Forest) offer the same 24-hour otherworldly escape. But none of them combine the two quite like Bonnaroo. For one weekend--this...

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MPMF Announces Iron & Wine among others 

Cincinnati CityBeat's Midpoint Music Festival just released a second round of artists including Iron & Wine (check out the first artist announcement here). The festival takes place in various venues in Over The Rhine September 25-27 (FRI-SUN, as opposed to the previous THU-SAT format). Go...

MPMF Announces Initial Artists 

Midpoint Music Festival just posted the first 17 of nearly 125 artists set to perform at this year's festival (September 25-27). A few weeks ago the festival announced that they would switch to a Friday - Sunday format, and that tickets are now available at early bird pricing here! Also, artists... Staff Top 25 Albums of 2014 

The folks at have a quite a diversity in their music tastes. Obviously we have to, in order to fairly cover the variety of music that hits our city on a daily basis. Some of us have favorite genres while others of us are all over the map of musical likes.  Who were our favorites of...

The Sky is the Limit for Strand of Oaks 

Some nights at MOTR, the music begs for a larger stage, nights when the band is clearly playing venues this size one last time before they move to the big rooms. Strand of Oaks played such a show to a packed house on Thursday, three days removed from their network television debut on Late Night...

Strand of Oaks at MOTR Tonight 

Strand of Oaks' - aka Tim Showalter's - Dead Oceans debut HEAL has been hailed as "moving [and] emotionally harrowing" by Pitchfork as well as praised by NPR as the "perfect windows-down song" and one of their 50 Favorite Songs of 2014 (So Far). Strand of Oaks are touring with a full band...