Thee Oh Sees

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2014

    Here Are the Perfect Thee Oh Sees Albums for Every Occasion

    Thee Oh Sees frontman John Dwyer's garage-freakout art-noise bonafides are ironclad (see also: The Coachwhips; Pink and Brown), and it usually takes only one album-length dose of his most enduring and best band to start craving more. And more there is. The San Francisco-based act has released nearl ... More >>

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    October 17, 2013

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week we kick things off with a Dan Huiting-directed City of Music video for Volcano Choir, who are set to play a sold-out show at First Avenue this Friday. We're also f ... More >>

  • Music

    September 4, 2013

    The Blind Shake champion teamwork

    Key to a False Door is the group's tightest, fastest record yet

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    January 29, 2013

    STNNNG's Nate Nelson revisits his basement show past

    By Kyle ImesThere has always been an underground music scene in the Twin Cities in some capacity, but it's easy to overlook. Before Facebook and MySpace, finding the basement, loft, or re-purposed public space was largely word-of-mouth. Thanks to a friend's older brother, I was allowed to tag along ... More >>

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    December 21, 2012

    Best Twin Cities concerts 2012: Staff lists

    Here are the raw lists from many of City Pages' contributing writers and photograghers for the finest shows they attended this year. Hint: It's all over the place!See Also:Best Twin Cities concerts 201250 Awesome Concert Photos from 2012Best Twin Cities songs 2012: Staff lists Best Twin Cities album ... More >>

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    December 18, 2012

    Best music-affiliated Twin Cities bartenders 2012

    When you attend as many shows as the Gimme Noise folks do, you get to know your bartenders. Quite often, the person you see behind the bar is also a familiar face behind the bass, the guitar or drum kit. Among numerous musician and music-affiliated bartenders in this music city, here are a few I see ... More >>

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    October 17, 2012

    Sic Alps scrubbed the noise, but still want to freak you out at the Turf Club tonight

    By Ian S. Port"I'm kind of like Ron Swanson -- I fucking hate paperwork."Mike Donovan, figurehead of San Francisco rock band Sic Alps, is grinning in the kitchen of his ground-floor apartment, explaining what he likes about driving a cab for a living. Along with the fact that Donovan usually works o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    Thee Oh Sees at the Turf Club, 9/30/12

    Thee Oh Seeswith Ty Segall and Trin TranTurf Club, St. PaulSeptember 30, 2012Right from the time Thee Oh Sees took to the stage on Sunday night, it felt like anarchy in the Turf Club. The crowd -- or at least the front third of the room--exploded into a flurry of thrashing legs and flying elbows. Sw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    Weekend Checklist: Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall, Ben Folds

    September is ending with a bang! Big names and local favorites are invading the music scene this weekend. Michael Kiwanuka plays the Fine Line while Mint Condition sets the mood at First Avenue. Saturday, The Ben Folds Five will make an appearance at The State Theatre while Sunda ... More >>

  • Music

    September 26, 2012
  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    SXSW announces first 2012 showcasing bands, including Minneapolitans Howler

    ​Oh lordy. It isn't time to think about SXSW already, is it? It seem like all that long ago that Minneapolis bands were swarming the streets of Austin, Texas in search of free beer and food trucks, and when Gimme Noise threw our first-ever Minnesota music showcase with First Avenue.But according t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    Nice Purse discuss new record, play Kitty Cat Klub tomorrow

    Courtesy of Nice Purse​For such an impressive local band, Nice Purse are pretty modest about their success. By their own admission, they didn't set their sights high when they started, and they still maintain an air of not caring about their growing popularity. For their blend of garage, punk ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    Vice's 'New Garage Explosion!!' flick lights up but never catches fire

    ​The soul of rock n' roll doesn't live in a stadium--it resides in dive bars, in grungy clubs, in run-down venues where the floors are slick with a layer of spilled booze and stale sweat.  Garage rock is a distillation of the spirit that makes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    Leisure Birds bring psych-rock to the Hexagon tonight

    Photo courtesy of Leisure Birds' MySpace​Don't let this opportunity pass you up: local band Leisure Birds is playing a show tonight at the Hexagon Bar, one of not many in the near future if their MySpace page is truly up to date. Either way, this quartet of shaggy men make some excellent fuzzed ou ... More >>

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    February 18, 2009

    Vampire Hands announce spring 2009 tour dates

    The beloved psych-rock quartet hits the road in March with daring noise rocker Wavves.