Strand of Oaks, Pat Finnerty

For God’s sake support newly sober songwriter Timothy Showalter on his eighth album as Strand of Oaks, In Heaven, and see how you don’t have to be in your cups to be or create fun. On his soaring folk-rock-country LP, Showalter tastefully (for rock people) smashes synths while aiming for emotional generosity specifically. He lands on twinkling, comforting Americana and pop constructions alongside Nick Cave and John Prine-inspired meditations. It’s all optimistic, even when he’s singing about how he doesn’t have his buddy, Stan – his late cat – anymore. Professional shit talker Pat Finnerty opens. – Christina Garcia
Past date: Fri., May 27, 8pm
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