Posted in music on July 8, 2009

Thee Oh Sees @ 979 Broadway Backyard (more by Tim Griffin)
Thee Oh Sees

San Francisco pals Thee Oh Sees and The Fresh & Onlys, who both made an appearance at the Woodsist/CT Fest on July 4th, are touring this fall. Their tour dates include NYC shows at the Bell House on Friday, October 9th and a Mercury Lounge show the day before on Thursday, October 8th. Tickets to the Mercury Lounge show are now on AmEx presale. General sale starts Friday, July 10th at noon. No Bell House tix yet.

Thee Oh Sees' next NYC appearance will be on Saturday, July 18th when they play as part of the free Siren Festival in Coney Island. To be more exact, they'll be playing on The Stillwell Stage at 3:30 PM. Siren's set times were just announced. Check them out below.

In addition to the July 4th show, Thee Oh Sees also played a July 2nd gig at Glasslands....

John Dwyer...pulled some serious rock moves [July 2nd] during a short and sweaty Oh Sees set: chomped microphones, climbed stacks, cut his knee open, and smashed the fuck out of that lovely green flood light with the headstock of his guitar.

But before all this happened, me and about twenty other people got approached by some circling van cops and told to produce IDs. Never a good sign, right? We all got summonses for "blocking the bike lane" outside Glasslands! I don't know about anyone else, but in my case, unless that bike lane is on the sidewalk thirty feet away from the venue entrance, that's bullshit. Damned quotas... they smelled blood when they saw a congregation gathered on an otherwise empty stretch of Kent and cruised down looking to bust people. They got someone for open container early, but the rest was just crap.

Worst of all, the cops tried to make it sound like it was the people using the bike lane that complained about the crowd, but no one was in the street until the NYPD showed up and started taking peoples' IDs!" [Chief]

MGMT played Glasslands on July 4th. A video from Thee Oh Sees' Woodsist Fest set, and all Siren set times, below...

Thee Oh Sees: 7-4-09 Woodsist Festival @ Brooklyn Backyard

Thee Oh Sees

ALL Thee Oh Sees + The Fresh & Onlys DATES

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Comments (41)

not bad though I don't like the Japandroids / Thee Oh Sees overlap

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2009 5:57 PM

I got a ticket, refused to sign - thank GOD Oh Sees played right after I got back in or I would have been led away in cuffs

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2009 6:09 PM

cops doing bullshit like that in a area where it seem suitable for a prison is bullshit. area is isolated from many places that weren't opened. these dick head cops should be circling brownsville or another impoverish area in brooklyn to prevent violent crimes from happening, not going after indie kids who are right outside an desolated venue. i was there, and it did get extremely crowded by the time the beets finished and before golden triangle came out, at that point and majority of people inside went outside--it was pretty hot in there. certain cops just want to make a name for themselves and could give a shit about the people they target. nonetheless, where are the pictures for the july 2nd show, bv?

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2009 6:12 PM

nice, ill get there at 2 to start off with michachu.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2009 6:24 PM

i will prolly skip this year, dull line-up with the exception of Bear Hands and Spank Rock, who will most likely cancel. missing my first siren ever!!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2009 6:28 PM

built to spill versus spank rock...


easiest decision ever!!!!!!! god. compare that to the BSS/malkmus overlap last year, and this one is a no-brainer.

who the fuck wants to see spank rock's electro dance shit? oh, that's right, hipsters. i'll be seeing the BAND built to spill play INSTRUMENTS.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2009 6:45 PM

"i will prolly skip this year, dull line-up with the exception of Bear Hands and Spank Rock, who will most likely cancel. missing my first siren ever!!!"

Is this opposite day?

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2009 6:55 PM

built to fucking spill

Posted by joe | July 8, 2009 7:23 PM

no time clash for Japandroids and Future of the Left = thumbs up

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2009 7:25 PM

Speaking of Glasslands...Titus Andronicus and The So So Glos are playing a free show there tomorrow night. Free Colt 45 from 10-11.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2009 8:11 PM

Everyone should have their i.d.'s tattooed on their ass and show it to these pigs when they ask.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2009 8:12 PM

Is there a lot of parking around Coney Island? I'm thinking of coming up from northern New Jersey after I get off work at 4pm, I really want to catch Built to Spill at 7:30pm.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2009 9:09 PM

bear hands and frightened rabbit are where its at this year

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2009 9:39 PM

go wiki tiny masters of today and prepare for lulz.

"influential rocker David Bowie praised the band in several media outlets, declaring their first single "Genius." "

"Many critics have compared them to punk forefathers The Ramones and the Stooges but they are also favorably linked to post-punk stalwarts like the Pixies, DEVO, Sonic Youth, and Wire. While it is unlikely that most of these bands have a direct influence, critics seem to be responding to the lo-fi DIY aesthetic."


Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2009 10:00 PM

if you're coming from new jerzzzy and you get off at 4 i would highly recommend parking in jersey city and doing a PATH -> SUBWAY kinda thing. that way you dont have to gamble on bridge tunnel traffic, the BQE, or parking.

Grove st PATH station to 14th get to Union Square and take the Q. probably save you from a migraine and some time to boot

just sayin'

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2009 10:17 PM

Michachu
Bear Hands
Japandroids
Frightened Rabbit

...then get drunk on the dirty beach.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2009 11:40 PM

There hasn't been a good siren in years. This one looks incredibly meh. Z-Fest.

Posted by wingwalker77 | July 8, 2009 11:40 PM

everyone who's saying this isn't good is out of their mind. built to spill is reason enough to go to this, let alone the fact that there are at least 5 or 6 really good bands also playing.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2009 11:43 PM

This music fest is really DECK.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2009 11:57 PM

Hey Fukerz STFU b4 I pull down ya panties and reveal your ancient Mangina satellite QueefRods.

Omg I love beards and PLaid ~~ Cums big load ~~

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2009 12:08 AM

The person who can't decide if he should see Broken Social Scene or Stephen Malkmus calls Spank Rock fans a hipster. Fucking cracker.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2009 12:13 AM

Thank you, 10:17 PM.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2009 12:23 AM

Man, I really do hope the majority of normal Siren attendees feel the same way at 11:40pm. It would be great if there were way less people at Siren for a change.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2009 12:23 AM

at = as

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2009 12:26 AM

bullshit that micachu and bear hands overlap

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2009 3:22 AM

anyone else just not very into japandroids? sounds very cold and mechanical, like a poor man's no age or something. bear hands is brethren of MGMT and we are fucking scientists (vomit), that's an easy ticket to me not listening to you ever.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2009 3:59 AM

Cops braking balls extra hard due to no tax increase for bloomberg, as aeffect weak state level jerk of's messing around.

Posted by mike flood | July 9, 2009 5:26 AM

6:12
I can't tell if your trying to be ironing or you are cereal.
There is nothing more sickening than ignorant rich jerks complaining about there right to party being infringed upon. Time to pay your fare share.

Posted by anonymous | July 9, 2009 5:37 AM

Never been to Siren. Is it possible to go and hear the music without having to deal with too much crowd insanity?

Posted by Dan | July 9, 2009 9:43 AM

grand duchy,charles thompson's new project, is worth checking out.

Posted by tennessee | July 9, 2009 10:12 AM

"Never been to Siren. Is it possible to go and hear the music without having to deal with too much crowd insanity?"

no, there are lots of people

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2009 10:31 AM

bear hands are annoying. i saw them with les savy fav and found them to sound really stale and boring. also, when did bears have hands? I though they were called "paws".

Posted by jason | July 9, 2009 10:49 AM

9:43 -- Siren is notorious for having the worst sound ever. It's a disgrace, really, considering that it's organized by a supposedly professional organization and not by a bunch of 17 year-olds from the neighborhood. Totally amateur sound system, completely unsuited to the size of the event. (Oh, and the sightlines are atrocious too -- the stage is usually ridiculously low for an event of this scale.)

So if your aim is to hear, see, and enjoy musicians playing music, don't go. The only way not to be disappointed is to expect nothing but a hot, sticky, crowded day outdoors with your friends. Going to Siren for the actual MUSIC is hopeless.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2009 11:23 AM

beware of the bear hands bassist who spits into the crowd..

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2009 11:29 AM

10 bucks says spank rock does not show up

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2009 1:15 PM

Its sucks that The Raveonettes and A Place To Bury Strangers are on at the same time on opposite stages. Bad sheduling there.

Posted by DaveCromwell | July 9, 2009 1:21 PM

A Place To Bury Strangers are very good, the rest are a giant MEH. Not a good enough reason to go to Coney Island, and I'm only a few subway stops away.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2009 2:05 PM

Does anyone care what glam retiree Dave Bowie has to say these days? I mean, he was great and all, but that was a long time ago now.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2009 2:08 PM

The Siren Fest is so DECK it's a DOUBLE-DECKer!

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2009 2:10 PM

How DECK are BTS?

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2009 2:12 PM

B-B-B-Built to Fucking S-S-S-Spill? MEH!

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2009 2:14 PM

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