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Friday, January 15, 2010

Last Night: Thee Oh Sees, Mayyors, Ganglians and Ty Segall

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Thee Oh Sees, Mayyors, Ganglians, and Ty Segall
Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010
Eagle Tavern

Better than: Compromising stylistic purity for comfort

It was the kind of night that reminds you of all that is great about Bay Area music: four hot local bands--Ty Segall, Ganglians, Mayyors and Thee Oh Sees at Eagle Tavern, a legendary dive bar deep in SOMA Gay Territory. (A bar that's now in search of a new owner, but please, as Oh Sees frontman John Dwyer pleaded from the stage, not a new identity).


Everything about the setup was underground rock 'n' roll as it's supposed to be. We were in an appropriately raunchy and logistically wanting venue. (The Eagle stage is so tiny that Ganglians' lanky frontman, who walked in carrying a guitar and a keyboard stand, had to ask where it was.) Even the warm, clear night seemed to portend that something amazing would happen here.

Opener Ty Segall proved that earnestness and likeability can go hand-in-hand with garage-pop goodness. His fresh countenance (so few beards last night!) was hidden behind a blond shag, but he let out top-shelf howls reminiscent of Lux Interior's. Segall's stacked vintage amps popped and buzzed and ultimately had to be abandoned--but how charming! His fuzz-pop tunes--all of which seemed very short--simply rocked. The music was quaffable, even lovable, though not transcendent.

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