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Music, All Shook Down John Dwyer of Thee Oh Sees Is Moving Back To S.F., Says: "I Like Techies Now!"

John Dwyer of Thee Oh Sees Is Moving Back To S.F., Says: "I Like Techies Now!"

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Music, Hear This Pow!: Show Preview

Pow!: Show Preview

High-Tech Boom, local quartet Pow!'s unnerving, synth-laden rock debut, saw release on Castle Face Records this month. As you'd expect from the title, some songs angrily take aim at a changing San Francisco, while a John Dwyer-penned press release enumerates…
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SF Weekly Letters January 15-21, 2014

Chugging Along No analysis on the best hybrid engines for Muni leaves a U.S. company in the dust: Shouldn't we be buying American wherever possible ? Allison is a respected engine-maker; was the company…
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Music, All Shook Down Listen to Pow!'s <em>Hi-Tech Boom</em> (Since You've Already Complained About S.F. Gentrification Today)

Listen to Pow!'s Hi-Tech Boom (Since You've Already Complained About S.F. Gentrification Today)

Everyone in this town is talking about the same thing: displacement, gentrification, how all the bands/artists/middle-class people/minorities are leaving -- you know, that stuff. Well, now San Francisco's actual music is talking about it, too. Pow! is the new Castle…
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Music, Garage Is Over: The Cutting Edge of S.F. Rock Is Now Hard and Angry

Garage Is Over: The Cutting Edge of S.F. Rock Is Now Hard and Angry

Big things are changing in San Francisco's rock scene. Longtime leaders Ty Segall and Thee Oh Sees' John Dwyer are Los Angelenos now, lured by cheaper rent and more space. A recent post on music blog the Bay Bridged explored…
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Music, All Shook Down Thee Oh Sees, Deans of the S.F. Rock Scene, Are Going on Indefinite Hiatus [UPDATED]

Thee Oh Sees, Deans of the S.F. Rock Scene, Are Going on Indefinite Hiatus [UPDATED]

Update, Dec. 20: Thee Oh Sees have posted a note to their website saying that they are "not breaking up," just going through a "transitional period," that they will release a new LP in early 2014, and that "we will…
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Music, Rock Scenester and DJ Parker Gibbs Gives Back, But Only After Giving Hell

Rock Scenester and DJ Parker Gibbs Gives Back, But Only After Giving Hell

It's a Thursday night at the Chapel, and members of Thee Oh Sees are shuffling around onstage, setting up their gear before a sold-out show. Over the blaring house music, you can hear the voice of a middle-aged man standing…
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Music, Hear This The Blind Shake: Show Preview

The Blind Shake: Show Preview

Thee Oh Sees main man John Dwyer has put together what is sure to be one of the sweatiest, most beer-soaked package tours to storm across the country this fall. Besides the beloved S.F. garage-psych maestros and Austin punks the…
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Music, The Mallard Prepares for Takeoff

The Mallard Prepares for Takeoff

Inside the anonymous, gray exterior of an Oakland recording studio, frontwoman Greer McGettrick is fastidiously mixing the sophomore album by The Mallard, the band she started in 2011. Hunched over the massive mixing console, she listens intently, then adjusts, then…
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Music, All Shook Down Mikal Cronin: 7 Reasons to Love This New S.F. Garage Rocker's Debut Album

Mikal Cronin: 7 Reasons to Love This New S.F. Garage Rocker's Debut Album

Mikal Cronin isn't totally new -- he's been playing with Ty Segall and Moonhearts for years -- but he's new to living in San Francisco, and his debut album is very, very new: It's out today on Trouble in…
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Music, All Shook Down Rising Rocker Mikal Cronin on Playing with Ty Segall, Seeing John Fogerty, and New Projects

Rising Rocker Mikal Cronin on Playing with Ty Segall, Seeing John Fogerty, and New Projects

Churning out a steady stream of catchy garage-psych nuggets as if he were the unlikely bastard child of Jack White and Kurt Cobain, Ty Segall has built an international reputation as a leading light for the SF scene. However,…
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Music, All Shook Down It's Time for Thee Oh Sees' Annual New Record -- Except This Year, There'll Be Two

It's Time for Thee Oh Sees' Annual New Record -- Except This Year, There'll Be Two

You sort of come to expect a new LP annually from San Francisco's ultra-prolific garage-psych titans Thee Oh Sees, and this year will be no different: The band announced today that Castlemania will be out on In the Red…
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Music, All Shook Down See Thee Oh Sees' Frontman John Dwyer's Photo Show at the Rite Spot Starting Tomorrow

See Thee Oh Sees' Frontman John Dwyer's Photo Show at the Rite Spot Starting Tomorrow

What's it like to see the world through the eyes of a touring musician? Probably largely the same as seeing the world through the eyes of a touring non-musician, unless we're talking about Stevie Wonder or something, but why would…
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Music, All Shook Down Watch Bare Wires' 'Don't Ever Change' Video, Featuring Thee Oh Sees' John Dwyer, Smoking in the Bathroom, and Lots of Pizza

Watch Bare Wires' 'Don't Ever Change' Video, Featuring Thee Oh Sees' John Dwyer, Smoking in the Bathroom, and Lots of Pizza

Oakland's Bare Wires are one of our favorite garage-rock outfits right now, and this video for the song "Don't Ever Change" pretty much explains why. Sightings in the high school setting: Thee Oh Sees' John Dwyer (can you spot him?),…
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Sound and Vision: Take the Bruise Cruise

Early next year, hundreds of fans will have their ears battered by the blown-out garage-rock of San Francisco artists Ty Segall and Thee Oh Sees. But instead of this aural assault going down at a dive bar, a bowling alley,…
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Satanic B-Movie w/ John Dwyer Soundtrack Screens Thurs.

 We recently blogged about stony punk John Dwyer getting in bed with the devil by providing the soundtrack to a Satanic b-movie. Well, that hellraising flick will have its San Francisco premiere this week. On Thursday night, Sept. 10, Fever…
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Music, Let's Get Killed Thee Oh Sees: A little <i>Help</i> goes a long way

Thee Oh Sees: A little Help goes a long way

When historians look back at the last 10 years of San Francisco underground music, they'll likely note John Dwyer's sizeable impact on the Bay Area. More than most modern punk provocateurs, Dwyer has blanketed the scene with an exhaustive list…
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Calendar, Night&Day Not Jonathan Livingston

Not Jonathan Livingston

Question: What’s more romantic than getting cozy on El Rio’s back patio as a buncha punk acts blast the foam off your Pabst? Answer: Everything. But really, on V-Day all that candy-hearts-’n’-kissin’ crap is for suckers. If you’re serious about…
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Music, Sifting through Thee Oh Sees' rehearsal space

Sifting through Thee Oh Sees' rehearsal space

Title be damned, Thee Oh Sees' new album, The Master's Bedroom Is Worth Spending a Night In, finds the band bursting out of the boudoir. All but gone are the folky, lo-fi lullabies that defined past incarnations of this musical…
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Calendar, Night&Day Stayin' Alive

Stayin' Alive

Screaming faces of non-humans and unexpected puffy linings show up a lot in John Dwyer's paintings and drawings. Amorphously Bigfoot-like figures are another Dwyer motif. The local musician has been in several popular experimento/indie/garage-type bands, including the Coachwhips and Pink…
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