Erica Krumm and Jim Kolles have both played in numerous Minneapolis bands over the years, but had never actually been in a band together until they started Oaks in the fall of 2010. Beginning as a casual side project, Oaks quickly turned into something more as the couple realized how well they worked together creatively. Oak’s sound is dark, heavy, fuzzed out rock, comprised of guitar, bass and drum machine. The band released a five song cassette in 2011, and in 2013, Oaks put out Field Beat, a six song EP, on Jim’s label, Ass Records. The band’s debut full length, Animal Life, was released by Modern Radio in August 2015.

Past Shows


Apr
21
st
2016
Turf Club
Apr
21
st
2016
Turf Club

Flavor Crystals and the Cult of Lip

with Dead Gurus, PANTHER RAY, Oaks and more!
Apr
7
th
2016
7th St Entry
Apr
7
th
2016
7th St Entry

Prince Rama

with Sasha Conda and Oaks
Jan
30
th
2016
Turf Club
Jan
30
th
2016
Turf Club

Vampire Hands, Hollow Boys, The Chambermaids and more!

with COCAINE WIZARDS, RAW SPACE, CGW and more!
Nov
2
nd
2015
7th St Entry
Nov
2
nd
2015
7th St Entry

Claps

with Oaks, Real Numbers and Pale Spectre
Apr
18
th
2015
7th St Entry
Apr
18
th
2015
7th St Entry

The Soft Moon

with Noveller, Oaks and JIM FRICK
Apr
3
rd
2014
7th St Entry
Apr
3
rd
2014
7th St Entry

Weekend

with Cities Aviv and Oaks
Feb
23
rd
2012
7th St Entry
Feb
23
rd
2012
7th St Entry

Manimal Quartet

with the Velveteens, TEENAGE STRANGLER and Oaks
Sep
21
st
2011
7th St Entry
Sep
21
st
2011
7th St Entry

Oaks

with Theeves, Hollow Boys and THE FUNERAL AND THE TWILIGHT
Apr
23
rd
2011
7th St Entry
Apr
23
rd
2011
7th St Entry

Red Pens

with Oaks, Total Babe and the Cloak Ox

More Shows

Jun
25
th
7th St Entry

Polaris

Jun
19
th
Fine Line

Flora Cash

Apr
25
th
First Avenue

Trevor Hall

Oct
2
nd
Amsterdam Bar & Hall
canceled

Peter Bjorn and John

with METHYL ETHEL (solo)