2010 has heralded for me the discovery of one of the best live bands of my generation, right under my nose, as it were. Some have called them one of the best SF underground groups, but I think their appeal is...or should be...more universal than that, even if I can't imagine them making any place else home, even if singer/guitarist John Dwyer started out in Providence, Rhode Island. Over the course of the next few weeks, I'll be featuring many Thee Oh Sees live shows from the AMH archives, but I'm going to first start with the most recent show at Eagles Tavern SF, which functions as literally their home base, as they have played there once about every other month this year.
Setlist: Enemy Destruct / Crushed Grass / Contraption / Tidal Wave / I Was Denied / The Dream / Block Of Ice / Grease > Grease 2.
(The Grease segue is up on YouTube, so click on it to view!)
Another wonderful discovery for me was Blasted Canyons. All of whom play drums, guitar, and keys... They've very recently got good press from the local newspaper here. I had missed them opening for Mayyors and Ty Segall at Serra Bowl, but finally got to see them opening for Thee Oh Sees and The Intelligence, the latter to be featured in
a future post.
|A still from the 'Blood On The Wall' vid|