Friday, February 28, 2020 | 8:00 pm
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For over a decade, Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack have collaborated under the moniker Wye Oak, a band known for “forging an audacious creative path” (NPR Music). Their partnership, long imbued with a sense of ambition and restlessness, has transcended genre, growing and shifting over the course of five critically acclaimed full-length records. But those paying close attention to the duo will also have noticed a list of additional aliases, collaborations, and experimentations that have fallen outside of the parameters of the project for which they are best known.
Now, for the first time, they are bringing together an expanded live band to present songs from all of their various projects — Wye Oak, Wasner’s Flock of Dimes, Stack’s Joyero, and others — abandoning previously set boundaries in order to perform whatever feels most vital in the present moment. These performances will be rare, and will feature new material, re-imaginings of songs from deep in their catalog, and hidden gems from over ten years of their parallel creative work.
"Wye Oak puzzle over the limits of understanding, but their compositions treat the mystery as a source of fascination rather than frustration."