Thee Oh Sees - 3 Night Residency
OBN III's, The Blind Shake, Old Light
777 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA, 94110
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:30 PM
This event is all ages
Thee Oh Sees
Emerging from the distant light we have a new double LP from our own John Dwyer's Thee Oh Sees. The first studio recordings to capture the muscular rhythm section of double drummers Ryan Moutinho and Dan Rincon with ringer bassist Tim Hellman cracking spines, the groove and bludgeon we've come to expect from the live shows is captured seamlessly here - they go from zero to head-splitter from the get-go and on the rare occasions they do let up on the gas a bit, we're treated to some locked-in hypnotizers, too. The guitar sounds more colossal and ethereal at the same time, riding roughshod over the vacuum sealed rhythm section, spiraling skywards, and diving into the emerald depths so quick your guts tingle. Synths, strings and smoke soaked things crawl behind the scenes to make an extra far-out party platter. Served on 45 rpm plates for most excellent listening quality. With amazing visuals and a side D etching by air-brush-van-art maestro Robert Beatty…and packed in vape-proof goat skin. It’s a beast and it can be yours should you choose come August 12th.....come on now.
An air of boozy permissiveness and overstuffed bills blurs the lines between Beerland regulars; OBN III's represents the section of the club's woozy Venn diagram where The Strange Boys, Bad Sports, and A Giant Dog overlap. Representing the uncontrollable proto-punk urges surging beneath the surface of its members' regular gigs, the semi-supergroup cuts an image of a revved-up Stooges—with namesake frontman Orville Neeley capably strutting and stuttering in the Iggy Pop role.
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.
Old Light is Patrick Finn, Scott DeMay, Garth Klippert, and Todd Roper.
Old Light plays loud, bad rock music. Old Light sings pretty, catchy melodies.
Disco oblivion, Metal love, Rock 'n' roll transcendence, Pop computers, Space black holes, Jazz death.
No one wants to listen to old men talk about themselves.