Noisy garage power-pop that makes us happy
If there was ever a guy enlisted to proselytize the slippery Noise Pop movement, San Francisco’s John Dwyer would most certainly be up for the job. For years he’s been kicking around in the SF garage rock scene, fronting bands Coachwhips and Pink & Brown. But with Thee Oh Sees (sometimes called the Ohsees, Orange County Sound or the OCS solo project), Dwyer’s reached full bloom, striking the exact intersection of noisy, gooey garage rock and power-pop. This convergence makes us quite happy. There’s harmony. There’s stomp. There’s distorted, jammy, extended guitar sections. There's flat-out plenty for everybody. With Total Control, Doomsday Student, The Beets. Missed out? Playing again tonight at Le Poisson Rouge.