Thee Oh Sees now called Oh Sees, still amazing and headlining Phono del Sol

The recent announcement that Phono del Sol 2017 headliner Thee Oh Sees will now be known as Oh Sees likely generated, at most, acknowledging nods from most music fans, unless, of course, you're an Oh Sees super fan (like us), or happen to have just printed several thousand programs for an upcoming festival using the band's old name (like us). But while dropping "Thee" might not be a big deal, the band's new name offers another demarcating point to help navigate a remarkable two-decade run that has seen John Dwyer and bandmates release eighteen LPs and about a bazillion singles, [...]

Announcing the 2017 Phono del Sol Music and Food Festival: Thee Oh Sees, The Coathangers, Jay Som lead an amazing musical lineup! Phono del Sol — the Bay’s beloved community-centered nonprofit music and food festival — is back for amazing seventh year in Potrero del Sol Park. Come hang with music fans of all ages on Saturday, June 17, and take in the summer vibes with an incredible lineup of indie rock, punk and hip-hop sounds that’s sure to keep your ears happy all day long. Phono del Sol 2017 features a ton of national and local heavy hitters, including the return of garage-punk giants Thee Oh Sees, Atlanta noise-punks The Coathangers, Oakland-based indie favorite Jay Som, acclaimed SF singer-songster Sean [...]

Thee Oh Sees close out November with two shows at The Chapel

In the spirit of giving thanks and being around friends and family, San Francisco favorite son Jon Dwyer will bring Thee Oh Sees to The Chapel for two sold out shows, November 29 and 30. The band has been incredibly restless between lineup changes and recording two albums (in one session) for 2016. In August the band released their seventeenth studio album (and first to feature the dual drumming dynamic of Ryan Mountinho and Dan Rincon) titled A Weird Exits. A Weird Exits is an eight-track LP that received immense praise across critical channels for strong variety and a level quality consistency [...]

By |November 7, 2016|Tags: |

Mixtape: The Musical World of Kelley Stoltz

This post first ran on Download: Mixtape: The Musical World of Kelley Stoltz (Podcast #389) If one were only to consider his consistently strong solo albums, San Francisco musician Kelley Stoltz would rightly be labeled an impressive talent. Over the past decade and a half, he's released seven LPs of finely-tuned rock-pop for labels that include Castle Face, Third Man, and Sub Pop. Influenced by classic artists like The Kinks and The Beach Boys, Stoltz conveys a unique and ever-evolving interest in pop mixed with elements of psychedelia and garage rock. Even more impressively, his solo albums have [...]

Thee Oh Sees announce new material ahead of Burger Boogaloo gig

Photo by John Dwyer Remember when Thee Oh Sees played that three-night residency at The Chapel last summer? Now you can finally bring the band's notoriously energetic live experience home with you thanks to the latest release from Castle Face Records' Live in San Francisco series, which captures audio and video from the band's 2015 stint in The Mission. Previous installments from the series include live recordings from Ty Segall, White Fence, Icky Boyfriends and more. Thee Oh Sees - Live in San Francisco commemorates the band's triumphant return to their old stomping grounds with a double gatefold [...]

By |June 17, 2016|Tags: |

Photos: Thee Oh Sees at the Great American Music Hall

Thee Oh Sees (photo:  Brittany O'Brien) While there may have been some venue switch-up during their 3 nights in the city, that didn't stop our very own Thee Oh Sees from closing out their Bay Area residency to a packed house at the Great American Music Hall Wednesday night, August 26, 2015.  Brittany O'Brien was there to take these photos of the exuberant band as they conquered the stage in their home town.

By |August 28, 2015|Tags: |

Tonight’s Thee Oh Sees show at Leo’s has been cancelled; band now playing Ghost Town

Thee Oh Sees were originally scheduled to play Leo's Music Club tonight as a part of a set of Bay Area shows kicking off their latest US tour (they played Great American Music Hall yesterday and will be playing there again tomorrow night). However, we just got word that the show has been (rather abruptly) cancelled. Instead, according to the band's web site, they'll be playing at the Ghost Town Gallery.  We don't know much regarding the Leo's situation - only that something happened at the club over the weekend. In addition to the cancellation of Thee Oh Sees' show, [...]

By |August 25, 2015|Tags: |

Ticket Giveaway: Thee Oh Sees at Great American Music Hall next week

Thee Oh Sees at Phono del Sol (photo: Paige K. Parsons) Our own local punk rock heroes Thee Oh Sees are coming home next week!  While they'll be making a few appearances around the Bay, it's their two-night residency at the beautiful and classic Great American Music Hall that especially has my attention.   Currently on tour in support of their latest album (9th by my count, but in reality it's a lot higher than that with the many name-changes and side-projects), Mutilator Defeated At Last, the band has been all over the country with their new touring lineup featuring core member John Dwyer [...]

By |August 21, 2015|Tags: |

#TBT: Phono del Sol 2013 with Thee Oh Sees and YACHT

John Dwyer of Thee Oh Sees (Photo: Tanner Pikop) To continue with our special #TBT series, we’re throwing it back to two years ago, looking specifically at 2013’s Phono Del Sol, which featured: Thee Oh Sees YACHT Bleached K.Flay Marnie Stern Blouse Painted Palms Radiation City Social Studies Cool Ghouls B. Hamilton 2013 was the first year we brought on our second stage, adding an experience that helped to bring nearly 6 and a half hours of pure, uninterrupted music. We doubled our line-up and brought a great experience with eight food trucks, along with other awesome additions. Check out the [...]

Thee Oh Sees share new LP opener “Web”, announce SXSW shows

Come on. Did you really think we would make it through the first quarter of 2015 without hearing new material from Thee Oh Sees? Yeah, neither did we... Mutilator Defeated At Last is the full-length follow-up to last year's Drop, and is set for a May 18 release on Castle Face Records. The album's opening track, "Web" (previously exclusive to live shows), is now available to stream below via SoundCloud. Read on for more info on the band's current roster and upcoming tour dates. The band's brief hiatus during the 2013-14 winter season paved the way for a few [...]

By |March 12, 2015|Tags: |
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