Dwyer & Co. Update: Oh Sees announce October residency, Coachwhips reissuing debut LP

For the previously uninitiated, Thee Oh Sees cemented their reputation as a spectacular live band during Phono del Sol, and, true to form, the band hasn't wasted any time announcing its next run of local shows. It's quite a run, too: three nights in a row at The Chapel from October 10th through the 12th, accompanied in all three by OBN III's and The Blind Shake. Tickets are on sale now. In other John Dwyer-related news, fans of Dwyer's killer Coachwhips will be psyched to know that Castle Face Records is reissuing that band's debut LP Hands On The Controls [...]

Review & Photos: Total Trash Halloween Bash, Day 3 @ Lobot Gallery, 10/28/12

In near total darkness, Coachwhips appeared magically not on the stage but on the dance floor near the exit. Singing through a blowpop and without a PA they managed to have better sound than anyone on the actual stage. Although Austin's Amplified Heat unofficially closed the evening, The Coachwhips certainly were the grand finale for my beer-soaked weekend. Sunday night at the Lobot Gallery, what could be sweeter? With cheap Tecate and Beam, it was truly the weekend that wouldn't die, and John Dwyer is officially my hero. I hadn't seen The Coachwhips before and I may never be the [...]

Review: Total Trash Halloween Bash, Day 2 @ Verdi Club, 10/27/12

It's the rare show that devolves as the night moves along, but, by name alone, the Total Trash Halloween Bash didn't promise an especially sophisticated evening. In this context, though, devolution was both welcome and expected, as the Coachwhips' first show in seven years appeared to pick up right from where the band left off, playing to an excited, partly-costumed crowd from a dimly lit corner of the Verdi Club's floor. The stage-free positioning left two choices: either stand far back and pass on getting even a glimpse of the group, or submit to the churning tide of the crowd, [...]

Live This Month: October 2012 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #289)

Live This Month: October 2012 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #289) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. Live music in the Bay Area in October means two big local music festivals in Hardly Strictly Bluegrass and Treasure Island, but smaller indoor temptations abound all month long. Chris Cohen has a resume full of involvement in great bands, including Deerhoof and Cryptacize, but his new solo album is an intimate work that ranks as one of this [...]

Total Trash Halloween Bash adds third night: Coachwhips, Guantanamo Baywatch, more at Oakland's Lobot Gallery

If (like me) you missed out on tickets to The Coachwhips' sold out show (Saturday, October 27th at the Verdi Club), listen up! A second Coachwhips show has been added!!! It will take place on Sunday, October 28th at Oakland's edgy Lobot Gallery. Before there were Thee Oh Sees, there were The Coachwhips. John Dwyer's frantic guitar and vocals were every bit as tasty. The band was deeper in the garage as this was the early part of the Millennium, a primordial version of Thee Oh Sees, more raw and beautifully sloppy. The band formed in 2001 and was gone [...]

Coachwhips reunite for first show in seven years at Total Trash Halloween Bash

Coachwhips – "I Made A Bomb" Hats off to the folks at Total Trash for getting John Dwyer's Coachwhips back together for their first show in seven years. It's part of Total Trash's Halloween Bash weekend, two great-looking shows featuring a whole bunch of local garage groups. Tickets for both shows are on sale right now! TOTAL TRASH HALLOWEEN BASH SATURDAY OCTOBER 27TH HAUNTED HOUSE!!! COACHWHIPS TRADITIONAL FOOLS MOONHEARTS AMPLIFIED HEAT OLNEYVILLE SOUND SYSTEM BURNT ONES (Cocktail band) MC OSCAR VERDI CLUB 2424 Mariposa St. San Francisco CA 7pm, 21+ Full Bar Tickets available at: http://totaltrash.brownpapertickets.com/ TOTAL TRASH HALLOWEEN BASH [...]

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