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Strand of Oaks returns to town for a headlining gig at the Southern on Monday. Photo: Dusdin Condren

ARTS Pick: Strand of Oaks

Sometimes personal crises are the inspiration behind the most expressive art, as showcased on Tim Showalter’s recent album HEAL. Under the moniker Strand of Oaks, Showalter demonstrates through his love of ’70s, ’80s and ’90s rock and pop that the process of healing is often a combination of clarity, confusion and euphoria. Tying together three decades […]

Mitch Wise’s rhymes go out of orbit this Saturday at Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar. Photo: Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Mitch Wise

Local rapper, emcee and producer Mitch Wise lays down rhymes from his under-ground, independent rap album, Saturn Return. His complex beats laced with folk and electronic influence add an unexpected layer to the wild dichotomy of grounded lyrics and a soaring rhythm. Wise is joined by rap artists Keese, B Cope and Brian Moon for a […]