Thee Oh Sees are the latest incarnation of songwriter, singer, and guitarist John Dwyer’s ever-evolving pop-folk psychedelic group. Dwyer, who hails from Providence, RI, has been active on the San Francisco indie scene since the late ’90s, working with several bands, including the Coachwhips, Pink & Brown, Yikes , Up Its Alive, and Swords & Sandals, among others, and he formed OCS (which is an acronym for Orinoka Crash Suite, Orange County Sound, or whatever Dwyer decided it was on any given day) initially as a vehicle for the experimental instrumentals he was producing in his home studio.
In time OCS morphed into an actual band, and worked under the usual flurry of names, most notably as the Oh Sees or the Ohsees , and eventually as Thee Oh Sees, featuring Dwyer on guitar and vocals, Brigid Dawson on vocals and tambourine, Petey Dammit (sometimes listed as Petey Dammit! on bass, and Mike Shoun on drums. Sounding a bit like the Mamas & the Papas run through a seriously bent garage blender, the band released Sucks Blood on their own label Castleface Records in 2007. In 2008 the band released The Master’s Bedroom Is Worth Spending a Night In on the German label Tomlab, and 2009 will see the release of Help on In The Red Records, than ‘WARM SLIME’. The LPs ‘CASTLEMANIA’ and ‘Carrion Crawler / The Dream” have been released in 2011, both on In The Red Records.
Thee Oh Sees at Columbia Theater
Columbia Theater | Columbiadamm 9-11 | 10965 Berlin