It’s always a treat when Thee Oh Sees go on tour and play a few shows in Brooklyn. I always make it a point to go at least once because it’s nothing short of awesome. Thee Oh Sees psyched out the crowd at the Warsaw (261 Driggs Avenue) with dynamic jams with loud-meets-fast-riffs.
The night kicked off with Chorizo, a Spanish punk rock band, and they were nothing short of awesome. With upbeat, hard and fast songs, the night was off to an energetic and fun start. The crowd was just getting warmed up. After a short but high energy set, it was time for Thee Oh Sees.
The band opened the set with the first track, “The Static God,” from their latest LP Orc. And the crowd (myself included) quickly fired up with intensity. With two drummers, the psyched out sounds and punky surf vibes were a force to be reckoned with.
Thee Oh Sees segued into a bunch of tight hits: “Toe Cutter” and “Web” were some of their major tunes. And the band doesn’t just play them – with two drummers, the sound was engaging and they transformed these tunes into lengthier, experimental versions. Talk about wow-worthy. The crowd was moving and hyped.
The band knew how to play with the crowd’s vibe and that made all of the difference. And the energy just kept building – as people kept crowd surfing and vibing, the music’s layers developed. As a major fan, I lost myself in the music (but didn’t mosh because I didn’t want to lose my glasses and I’m a shorty).
By the time Thee Oh Sees played I Come From The Mountain, we were already on an epic journey. The psychedelic vibe gets the new and old fans moving, along with heavy percussion and masterful guitar playing, John Dwyer pushes it to the limit.