A few of California’s favorite psych rockers are returning to their old San Francisco stomping grounds for a decidedly less rowdy affair than we’ve come to expect from the likes of these seasoned shredders. Ty Segall and Shannon Lay will support Phono del Sol veterans OCS (a.k.a. Oh Sees, f.k.a. Thee Oh Sees) for a two-night residency at the Chapel on December 17 and 18.
The pair of “mellow, quiet” shows will benefit the Coalition on Homelessness, so come on out and support the cause. Ty Segall will perform a solo acoustic set, while the OCS lineup will feature John Dwyer, Brigid Dawson, Tim Hellman, Paul Quattrone, Tom Dolas and a string section consisting of Heather Lockie, Eric Clarke, and Emily Elkin. The upcoming SF gig will follow the lineup’s pair of shows at Los Angeles’ Teragram Ballroom, where all proceeds will be donated to LA Kitchen.
Ty Segall has two brand new songs out called “The Main Pretender” and “My Lady’s On Fire” (listen below), the latest in a series of color-coded singles from the prolific multi-instrumentalist. Following the previously released “Meaning” and “Alta,” Ty’s freshest cuts are available for digital purchase from Bandcamp. “My Lady’s On Fire” is folky, Marc Bolan-esque pop ballad complete with a sweet saxophone solo, and should fit in nicely with the benefit’s laid back mood.
Los Angeles songwriter Shannon Lay released her Living Water LP in September. Her somber acoustic melodies will set the tone for the pair of charity shows at the Chapel, with the headliners forgoing their typical face-melters in favor of gentler jams.
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