Thee Oh Sees Play Saturday Night at La Zona Rosa
Very rarely does a band record an album that captures the raw energy or intensity of their live performances. But it seems that’s exactly what San Francisco-based quartet Thee Oh Sees did with Carrion Crawler/The Dream (2011). They didn’t purposely set out to do something like that, of course. It happened organically. They’ve been playing together, both as a band and with frontman John Dwyer’s solo project, for over the last fifteen years or so, which is probably why it works out that way.
Their sound is totally garage rock but with a more complex dynamic going on, punching psychedelia and crazy noise off the charts. Then all the dirty riffs, frantic paces and recklessness builds up to something even more unhinged. Definitely a method to the madness, albeit a warped one. As it should be.
This is definitely one you need to check out. See Thee Oh Sees play Saturday night at La Zona Rosa, 612 W. 4th St. They’re co-headlining with Ty Segall. The bill also features local bands Flesh Lights and Gal Pals. Doors open at 8 p.m. Recommended.