Oakmen [EP Release Show!]

Harmonica Dunn Presents:

Oakmen [EP Release Show!]

Owen and the Ghosts

Thu, May 31, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

Oakmen [EP Release Show!]
Oakmen [EP Release Show!]
Oakmen are a post-punk, indie-rock band from Chicago. In 2016, Ted Collins (Singer, Guitar) asked a high school friend, Devin Delaney (Singer, Bass), and two former coworkers, Steve San Pietro (Drums) and Manuel Sanchez (Lead Guitar) to collaborate on a few songs. The band features catchy, infectious hooks and the emotional realism of post-punk from bands like Joy Division and Spoon. Through many hours of music production, talented musicianship, and a raw, energetic stage presence, Oakmen play fun, poppy, indie-rock with lyrical depth that focuses on human connections in the turbulence of modern-day. Two songs, CIGARETTE LIFE and JUST A START, will be featured in the upcoming film, “When Jeff Tried to Save the World,” starring John Heder (Napoleon Dynamite).

In November 2017, Oakmen released their first EP – TINTED WINDOW, after recording, mixing and mastering at NoiseFloor. The EP features four failed love stories. BY YOUR SIDE displays the band’s songwriting talent by detailing the narrator’s descent from love into addiction in the backdrop of the city of Chicago. BACK SEAT OF A LIMO showcases the band’s talent in conveying complex emotion through rich instrumentation and layered vocals. NO REGRETS conveys a hung over guy in his early twenties whose hard-rock recklessness pushes people away and leaves him numb. Oakmen will drop their next EP – PLAY IT ON LOOP - in May. The title track channels the excitement and glam of the Strokes, and is a hit that will make you want to dance. FAKE BLUES is a techno-dystopian song that evinces the National.

Oakmen have played many shows at venues around Chicago, including Elbo Room, Quenchers, Uncommon Ground, and a slew of house parties, drawing large crowds and delivering memorable live performances. The band has lofty goals for the near future, as they plan to release 3 EP’s this year, film their first music video, and start playing festivals.
Owen and the Ghosts
Owen and the Ghosts is the Chicago based alternative folk-rock project of Owen Hemming (guitar, vocals) Scott McGivern (bass, vocals), and Jamie Stephens (drums). Their music is melodic but often with an energetic grit to it. owenandtheghosts.bandcamp.com
Venue Information:
Tonic Room
2447 N. Halsted
Chicago, IL, 60614