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XPN Fest Recap: Strand of Oaks brings rock and redemption to the Marina Stage

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XPN Fest Recap: Strand of Oaks brings rock and redemption to the Marina Stage

Strand of Oaks | photo by Jeremy Zimmerman for WXPN

XPN Morning Show host Bob Bumbera gave Philly’s Strand of Oaks a rock star welcome to the stage, and the crowd followed his lead. When Tim Showalter stepped onto the Marina Stage, it felt like a long-awaited family reunion. When he started out with a cover of Father John Misty’s “Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings,” it felt like the best inside joke between old friends (if you aren’t up-to-date on the infamous FJM-XPN Fest series of events, check it out here because a Strand of Oaks post can’t turn into the pure comedy ...

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Break Prep: New Broncho, Downtown Boys & Shilpa Ray on the Indie Rock Hit Parade

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Break Prep: New Broncho, Downtown Boys & Shilpa Ray on the Indie Rock Hit Parade

Broncho | Photo by Pooneh Ghana, courtesy of the artist

This week’s Indie Rock Hit Parade will be the last one for a little bit, but believe me I have a very good excuse. Listen at 11pm ET on XPN (right after a week-early edition of Land of the Lost with Robert Drake) for a full two-hour show that’ll hopefully tide you over until our post-XPNFest return. In the spirit of next weekend’s bonanza, we’ll hear from a few IRHP favorites who’ll be joining us at the festival, like Sweet Spirit, Strand of Oaks and Hop Along ...

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Watch a super-serious Strand of Oaks cover Peter Cetera’s “Glory of Love”

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Watch a super-serious Strand of Oaks cover Peter Cetera’s “Glory of Love”

Strand of Oaks | photo by Tom Beck for WXPN

Everybody has their own routine to get ready for work. Timothy Showalter’s just might be a little different (OK, a lot different) compared to the rest.

Before a show earlier this week in Athens, Georgia, Strand of Oaks posted a video of Showalter and some of the crew warming up their pipes with a cover of Peter Cetera’s “Glory of Love.” The camera work and black-and-white editing add an entirely new level of entertainment value. Every few seconds brings a new surprise twist to this captivating and inspirational film. Watch ...

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Voodoo Fest 2017 lineup & tix: Kendrick Lamar, Foo Fighters, LCD Soundsystem & more

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The New Orleans festival happens over Halloween weekend and the lineup also includes The Killers, Brand New, Miguel, Afghan Whigs, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Whitney, The Black Angels, and lots more.

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XPoNential Fest 2017 adds Pinegrove, Foxygen & more (updated lineup)

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They join Wilco, Spoon, Conor Oberst, Angel Olsen, and others on the lineup of the Camden, NJ fest which happens at the end of July.

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Strand of Oaks has a new video for “Everything” and it’s the best kind of freaky

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Strand of Oaks has a new video for “Everything” and it’s the best kind of freaky

Strand of Oaks | photo by Tiana Timmerberg for WXPN | spotlightviews.com

By now, we’re all well acquainted with the Hard Love era of Strand of Oaks. The Philly rockers led, of course, by Timothy Showalter released their fifth album back in February. Since, they’ve come through for a Free at Noon, shredded Union Transfer and shared the details of the album on World Cafe. All were great, but not much less was expected. Now it’s time to deviate from expectations.

Enter the new (and slightly unsettling) video for “Everything,” the third track off Hard Love. If you know ...

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Video of The Day #270: Strand of Oaks

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Video of The Day #270: Strand of Oaks

There’s a bunch of videos out there. Some of them are good. Some of them are a cut above. I like to think my picks for Video of The Day are a cut (or two) above.

I’ll keep it short and sweet: I love Strand of Oaks, and you should too. Case in point being this video. This here video for “Everything” is rad because a) it reminds me of the so-wrong-it’s-right, not-for-kids kid show Wondershowzen, and b) it was animated by the very awesome Chad VanGaalen. It’s a little bit icky, but with the crunchy bombast of Tim ...

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Boston Calling 2017 set times

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Chance the Rapper vs Sigur Ros? Run the Jewels vs Wolf Parade?

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Surf Lodge 2017 free concerts (Kurt Vile, Jenny Lewis, Whitney, Strand of Oaks, more)

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Despite some road blocks last year, Montauk restaurant/hotel/vacation spot The Surf Lodge will once again be hosting free concerts this summer…

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The NFL drafts Cayetana, Chill Moody, and more for its Draft Experience concerts

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The NFL drafts Cayetana, Chill Moody, and more for its Draft Experience concerts

Cayetana | photo by Emily Dubin | courtesy of the artist

The NFL draft comes to town this weekend, bringing a three day “football festival” to the Ben Franklin Parkway on Thursday, April 27 through Sunday, April 29th. There will be autograph signings, interactive games, equipment demos, and apparently a well-curated roster of free live music.

Cayetana kick off the locals-only showcase on the Music Stage at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, followed by Chill Moody and Strand of Oaks. With an hour or so between acts, you’ll have time to say hi to former Eagles quarterback Randall Cunningham or ...

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Listen to Strand of Oaks’ haunted, piano-driven take on “Radio Kids” via The Current

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Listen to Strand of Oaks’ haunted, piano-driven take on “Radio Kids” via The Current

Strand of Oaks | photo by Joe del Tufo | www.moonloopphoto.com

Last week, Timothy Showalter of Strand of Oaks headed to 89.3 The Current in Minnesota to perform a stripped back version of “Radio Kids” taken from their newly-released record Hard Love.

Although his Bunyan demeanor might seem imposing, Showalter has some emotional chops — we’ve followed him for years at The Key, and know this well. His voice is haunted by memories the days of discovering music for the first time, an eye-opening and life-changing experience for any obsessive listener. Forming a music taste of your own is pretty ...

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Hear Strand of Oaks discuss and play tracks from Hard Love on World Cafe

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Hear Strand of Oaks discuss and play tracks from Hard Love on World Cafe

Strand of Oaks | photo by Tiana Timmerberg for WXPN | spotlightviews.com

If you haven’t been able to get enough of Strand of Oaks since the release of their brand new album Hard Love, World Cafe has you covered. The band’s Timothy Showalter recently sat down with David Dye to discuss the process of recording the album and the events that inspired it. In between stories, you can hear performances of some of the album’s tracks from the band’s recent Free At Noon performance at World Cafe Live, including a heartbreaking take on the whisper-quiet “Cry”. Check out the whole ...

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2017 XPoNential Fest: lineup & tickets

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The 2017 XPoNential Fest happens July 28 – 30 at BB&T Pavilion & Wiggins Park in the Camden, NJ with Wilco, Spoon, Conor Oberst, Drive-By Truckers, Angel Olsen, Hop Along, and more.

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Good Cover Version: Strand of Oaks Does Primal Scream

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Good Cover Version: Strand of Oaks Does Primal Scream

Pulp gave the world the song “Bad Cover Version.” But seeing as I’m a sonic optimist, I’m of the belief that there’s more likely than not more good cover versions floating around than bad ones. Good Cover Version celebrates the good, and leaves all that bad and ugly stuff alone.

When it comes to Primal Scream‘s psychedelic, trippy dance opus Screamadelica, Timothy Showalter of Strand of Oaks and I are on the same page about the classic. Showalter recorded a cover of “Damaged,” the take-a-wee-break-from-dancing-your-face-off heartbreak interlude of the record, for Aquarium Drunkard recently, and his version takes the ...

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Strand of Oaks spaces out Hard Love, rocks out with Baroness at Union Transfer

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Strand of Oaks spaces out Hard Love, rocks out with Baroness at Union Transfer

Strand of Oaks | photo by Tom Beck for WXPN

Almost ten hours after walking offstage at the World Cafe Live, Strand of Oaks walked onstage at Union Transfer to play their second show of the day. Donned in all black attire and carrying a Goldtop Les Paul, Tim Showalter and co. blasted out the first chords of “Taking Acid and Talking to My Brother,” the psychedelic closer off the band’s latest album, Hard Love.

The band’s set list, complete with rockers (“Rest of It,” “Goshen ’97”) and relaxers (“Shut In,” “Heal”), was as diverse as the ages of the ...

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Free at Noon Flashback: Strand of Oaks rips, rocks, and rolls at World Cafe Live

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Free at Noon Flashback: Strand of Oaks rips, rocks, and rolls at World Cafe Live

Strand of Oaks | photo by Tiana Timmerberg for WXPN | spotlightviews.com

Ladies and gentleman, the bearded man is back. Strand of Oaks stopped by World Cafe Live for an energized performance celebrating Timothy Showalter’s newest effort Hard Love. It proved nothing less than that these guys know how to make some dang fine rock n’ roll.

With the room filled with both old and young (and I mean Tinker Bell t-shirt wearing young), the 7-track set flew by in a rapid fashion as Showalter and friends geared up to do what they do best. After kicking things off with the new record’s ...

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Strand of Oaks at Union Transfer, Valerie June at The Trocadero, Creepoid at Underground Arts, and more

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Strand of Oaks at Union Transfer, Valerie June at The Trocadero, Creepoid at Underground Arts, and more

Strand of Oaks | photo by Joe del Tufo | www.moonloopphoto.com

After taking over our airwaves for our Free at Noon concert, Strand of Oaks heads to Union Transfer for a headliner with Twin Limb. These Philly rockers just released their full-length banger Hard Love, so head out for some manic, high energy tunes. The show is all ages, and more information can be found on the XPN Concert Calendar.

XPN welcomes Valerie June to the Trocadero for the night for her Order of Time Tour with Anthony D’Amato. Touring ...

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Feel the laughter and tears with rock’s best couple in Strand of Oaks’ video for “Cry”

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With their latest record Hard Love still fresh on the shelves and a U.S. tour about to kick off at Union Transfer on Friday, Philly rockers Strand of Oaks just released a beautiful video for the album’s centerpiece, the aching piano ballad “Cry.”

The stark and minimal footage spotlights Oaks’ frontman Tim Showalter and his wife Sue, filmed in an intimate portrait style, listening to and reacting to the song. Sue looks pensive, she and Tim embrace; ...

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Boston Calling 2017 day-by-day lineups

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Chance the Rapper, Bon Iver, Sigur Ros and Solange all on one day; Tool, Weezer, Run the Jewels, Converge, Piebald, and Wolf Parade all on one day.

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Osheaga fest announces 2017 lineup

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This year’s Osheaga Fest includes The Weeknd, Solange, Father John Misty, The Shins, Belle and Sebastian, Run the Jewels, Broken Social Scene, De La Soul, Danny Brown, Angel Olsen, Little Dragon, Car Seat Headrest, Cloud Nothings, Beach Slang, and more.

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BrooklynVegan Blog Radio on SiriusXMU: Playlist for February 22, 2017

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This week’s show included songs from Ride, Spoon, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Dirty Projectors, Mac DeMarco, Real Estate, Ryan Adams, a tribute to Kurt Cobain, and more.

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