Triple D's, OK Productions, & Tight Bros. Present
Thee Oh Sees
OBN IIIs, The Blind Shake, ZZZ
887 West Marietta St. Studio C
Atlanta, GA, 30318
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
Thee Oh Sees
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.
OBN III's started as a threat. In January 2010 that threat became a reality when they played their first of many shows at Beerland in Austin, TX. Orville Bateman Neeley III, the band's singer and namesake, teamed up with Matt Hammer on drums, Jason Smith and Andrew Cashen on guitars and Graham Low on bass at the very end of 2009. With the intention of filling a spot on the show calendar this new band came together in two weeks with a 30 minute set of material. Success! Before long OBN III's were playing every week in Austin, or so it seemed. Summer 2010 brought their first attempts at recording themselves aside from recording shows off the venue's mixing board. Three people took interest (in releasing said material). Early the following year (2011) three 7" records were released, one on Super Secret Records of Austin and two on Tic Tac Totally of Chicago. During SXSW in March of 2011 the boys gave a monumental performance on the patio of Beerland for many hundred streetwalkers from all over the world, later reviewed twice by NME online. September 2011 marked the release their first full length 'The One and Only' on Tic Tac Totally records which has been lauded as the great return of rock'n'roll and so on. OBN III's first tour in Summer 2012 furthered the listening public's suspicion that these are in fact the new gods. October, 30 2012 marks the release of their latest full length LP in stores near you. See them, hear them, feel them when they hit the road again in early 2013.
The Blind Shake
The Blind Shake are a detuned, garage-stomp, punk trio from Minneapolis, MN. Two brothers, Mike and Jim Blaha, front the band and play baritone and regular guitar respectively, while longtime chum Dave Roper plays drums.
Known for ferocious live shows and collaborations with psychedelic noise legend Michael Yonkers, The Blind Shake have toured North American basements and bars for several years and have released six albums and a handful of singles.
It all started some years ago when they came into the possession of an old church organ. Armored with the organ and a simple drum kit and producing little more than some noise, after less than a week they already made their first appearance. Playing this party of a hometown infamous smuggler, the noise turned into music and the Sound Of zZz was born.
Their killer debut album (Sound of zZz - 2005), recorded for the biggest part on their boat-turned-music-factory, was the kick off for a two year tour around the globe. A few months in the USA, shows in Japan, Russia. All over Europe including festivals like Benicassim and Glastonbury: Name a roaring sea and zZz has sailed it. Mostly on their own but when loneliness hit, they always found good companionship (Fatboy Slim, the Gossip, Happy Mondays, Franz Ferdinand, the Ex…). During these two years, zZz became known for their brutal and intense live performances and their massive sound not seldom leading to outrageous sex riots.
Apart from the obvious sex, drugs and souvenirs, their music and videos brought zZz awards (Grip won the Music Video Of The Year-award), great reviews (including 4 stars in MOJO and 5 stars in Hustler Magazine, mind you) and numerous appearances in games (GTA), movies, series (CSI) as well as in edgy Italian and Japanese commercials (QP) and most recently a pan-European FIAT-campaign.
After their two year trip, zZz harboured in their hometown Amsterdam and submerged to work on their second album Running with the Beast: a catchy yet freaky, brutal yet sweet, dark yet danceable album which would be criminal to categorize in just one lousy genre. Like the mentioned in the ****review in Mojo. "..a whole lot of influences, yet somehow zZz have found a shade of black that's entirely theirs.".. see below..
After the release of Running with the Beast, zZz toured extensively throughout Europe and Russia among which such places as the Moulin Rouge in Paris, Sziget festival in Boedapest, all major clubs in Italy and supported Pavement.zZz made a new score for Frankenstein (1936), the classis horrormovie. They also created a score for a short movie 'de Boule de Boule' featuring Tygo Gernandt.Currently they are working on their new album and writing music for a theatre play which will feature Frits Lambrechts and Sylvia Kristel.
Running With The Beast is out now on ANTI- Records.