by Sasha Geffen
This January, Chicago's yearly midwinter music festival Tomorrow Never Knows will return to fill some of the city's more intimate venues with bands and concertgoers who aren't daunted by the freeze. Presented by Schubas and Lincoln Hall, the four-day fest also hosts shows at the Hideout and the Metro. Last year's headliners included Superchunk, Darkside, and Oneohtrix Point Never. Now, TNK has announced its 2015 roster, and it's filled with acts whose 2014 albums are cutting through the static.
Cloud Nothings and Jukebox the Ghost take top billing here, but I'm most excited to catch Zola Jesus and my favorite breakout from this year, Strand of Oaks, who played a fantastic sold-out WXRT show at the Hideout this past summer. Aimee Mann and Ted Leo will play as the Both, Hamilton Leithauser of the Walkmen will make an appearance, and Canada's buzzy indie-pop troupe Alvvays will return for their second TNK in a row. See the full lineup below.