Osees (FKA Thee Oh Sees) @ Neumos
A band with many names 🌀
Published September 8, 2023
📆 Saturday, September 9th – Sunday, September 10th
⏰ Doors 7 pm
📍 Neumos: 925 E Pike St, Seattle
🎟 $32 – $35
John Dwyer, the primary member of Osees, fka Thee Oh Sees and a bunch of other spellings, is unstoppable. The band has more than 30 albums and is so prolific that it inspired the Hard Times headline “Even Newer Thee Oh Sees Album Somehow Released Before New Thee Oh Sees Album.” This tour comes on the heels of the album Intercepted Message, a goofy 80s-style synthpunk project that just came out August 16th, already a sharp turn from A Foul Form, a hardcore album released just a year ago. The band’s bio on Neumos’ website appears to be five years old and already seems woefully out of date.
Osees is hard to keep up with day to day, so the best you can do is catch them when they’re in town. While they’ll probably be coming through again sooner or later, there’s no guarantee they’ll be the same band. They’re playing two shows at Neumos, one with Oog Boogo —a Los Angeles-based band with a fuzzed-out garage/psych vibe that Osees has also been known to put out—on September 9th, and another with Tissue, a more stripped-down local supergroup with members of Stickers and Unnatural Helpers, on September 10th. They’re both all-ages, which is neat, because people that are five years younger than the band itself can show up.
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Sarah Anne Lloyd is a writer and lifelong Seattleite whose work has appeared in Seattle Met, The Stranger, Seattle Weekly, KNKX, and others. She lives on the outskirts of West Seattle with her partner, an absolutely perfect dog, and six terrifying chickens. Follow her on Twitter at @sarahannelloyd.