Psych-punk psychic warrior, ear worm-farmer, Castle Face Records founder, and possessor of many stamped passport pages John Dwyer does not let up. His group Osees (aka Oh Sees, Thee Oh Sees, OCS, The Oh Sees, etc) have transmogrified to fit many a moment - from hushed druggy folk to groovy demonic pop chants to science fictional krautrock expanse and beyond - to suit his omnivorous whims. It’s common knowledge, however, that at their shows, you’re there asking for a beating.

20 years going and the shows keep getting more and more intense, as many a soupy swarm can attest. The locked-in Rincon/Quattrone drum cops propel masses of strangers to froth and lean into each other as the insistent and repetitive underpinning tumbles nimbly from Tim Hellman’s bass. Meanwhile, John ricochets breathy yips and snippets of synth and all manner of guitar heroics around your brain canyons while your reptile instincts yell “move”. Brain-stem body rock meets cerebral expanses, and their now du jour prolifically feeds a labyrinthine garden of well-hewn tunes.

Past Shows


Sep
14
th
2023
First Avenue
Sep
14
th
2023
First Avenue

Osees

with VAZ
Sep
15
th
2022
First Avenue
Sep
15
th
2022
First Avenue

Osees

with Bronze
Sep
16
th
2021
First Avenue
Sep
16
th
2021
First Avenue

Osees

with Mr. Elevator
Oct
10
th
2019
Mainroom
Oct
10
th
2019
Mainroom

Oh Sees

with France Camp and DJ Matthew St-Germain
Oct
11
th
2018
Mainroom
Oct
11
th
2018
Mainroom

Oh Sees

with Blaha

More Shows

May
28
th
7th St Entry

Mad Tsai

Jul
28
th
First Avenue

DIIV

with Horse Jumper of Love and Full Body 2
May
30
th
7th St Entry

Livingston

Oct
2
nd
Palace Theatre

An Evening with
PJ Harvey