The Ottobar continues its virtual domination of events this weekend with Wye Oak, Baltimore's once-folk now angsty-indie rockers who are concluding their recent European tour with a performance at home. I am fortunate enough to consider Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack friends, and am glad to see that they have done so well as Wye Oak, becoming a nationally recognized act and touring successfully for four years with three amazing albums under their belts. Whatever they may do in the future, they will always have the heart of Baltimore. If you don't have tickets for the show, sadly it is sold out.
Their first music video was/is "Please Concrete", which was originally written back when they were known as Monarch. Directed by Caleb Stine and Eric Diga, the video takes place mostly in Hampden where the band lived and began their musical journey together. This chapter of the band yielded the beautiful debut album "If Children".
Their latest music video is "Holy Holy", off of their third album "Civilian", directed by Jeremy Johnstone and produced by Red Productions for Merge Records, the band's current label.