Posted in music | pictures on June 17, 2014

photos by P Squared Photography, words by Andrew Sacher

Thee Oh Sees at Death by Audio - 6/15/14
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Garage rock greats Thee Oh Sees came to NYC for a free outdoor show in McCarren Park during the Northside Festival, but as they tend to do when they come here for a big show, they added a tiny last-minute one that happened at Death by Audio Sunday night (6/15). The shows were their first in NYC with their new touring lineup which is frontman John Dwyer joined by Nick Murray on drums and Timothy Hellman on bass. This power trio version of the band still put on a very full sounding show that my ears are just beginning to stop ringing from two days later, and needless to say it was a wonderful mess. Crowd was packed in as close as possible to the stage, dancing, bopping around, and clearly having a hell of a time. And John Dwyer and co. matched their energy, taking only minimal pauses and never going less hard on a song than the one before it. Totally wild show.

Two of the openers, Hector's Pets and White Mystery, also had a garage rock thing going on, but the opener that struck me most was LA's Burger-signed Mr. Elevator & the Brain Hotel. They sounded straight out of 1967 LA with organ-driven psych rock not far from Strawberry Alarm Clock (there was a song I almost thought was an "Incense and Peppermints" cover), and a little Ray Manzarek in there too. You can stream their newest record, Nico & Her Psychedelic Subconscious via Bandcamp.

Pictures of all four bands are in this post and continue below...

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Hector's Pets

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Mr. Elevator and the Brain Hotel

Mr. Elevator and the Brain Hotel

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Mr. Elevator and the Brain Hotel

Mr. Elevator and the Brain Hotel

Mr. Elevator and the Brain Hotel

Mr. Elevator and the Brain Hotel

Mr. Elevator and the Brain Hotel

Mr. Elevator and the Brain Hotel

Mr. Elevator and the Brain Hotel

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Mr. Elevator and the Brain Hotel

Mr. Elevator and the Brain Hotel

White Mystery

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Comments (41)

If there are girls in it and they are smiling, it isn't a mosh pit

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 4:12 PM

we invented the bop

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 4:29 PM

moshing is lame anyway

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 4:29 PM

the show was anything but wild, minus a half dozen guys hopping into each other

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 4:42 PM

this band is terrible.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 4:44 PM

^this. clown shit.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 4:47 PM

Lol @ being a ''wild show''

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 4:53 PM

those people don't look like they smell too good

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 4:57 PM

generation tattoo looking retarded as usual.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 5:01 PM

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/cl/theeohsees/dba/7.jpg

is that the bass player from, Brooklyn legends, Friends?

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 5:03 PM

"a very full sounding show that my ears are just beginning to stop ringing from two days later"

Tip: just get some ear plugs. You're welcome.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 5:06 PM

looks hot and miserable. way to hype shit on the floor.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 5:06 PM

A GUITAR IS NOT WORN ON YOUR CHEST

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 5:16 PM

A guitar belongs up your ass, 5:16.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 5:41 PM

"never going less hard on a song than the one before it."

Great writing as usual.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 5:42 PM

Killed it.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 5:43 PM

is that the lead singer from lodro? second picture?

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 6:15 PM

Ugh, bands just look so uncool these days.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 6:19 PM

same old shit

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 6:26 PM

Looking Uncool: The Primary Concern Of Insecure Hipster Losers Everywhere

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 6:29 PM

remember -- this is the asshole that fled san francisco for los angeles because san francisco lacked the "authentic scene" that apparently los angeles has.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 8:29 PM

he fled cause of rising rent. cunt ass. it became too much of a scene actually. cunt ass.

Posted by guest | June 17, 2014 8:52 PM

you all are weird, and not in a good way. no wonder nyc sucks these days. could you all, like, go home? or leave, in the the unlikely case that you're from here? look at the bright side: if it gets cool again you can say you lived here before it was cool, and that you were part of the reason why it recovered

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 8:53 PM

"he fled cause of rising rent. cunt ass. it became too much of a scene actually. cunt ass."

he couldn't cut sf because he didn't have a real job and was probably forced out of whichever rent-controlled mission hovel he called home. when he couldn't find comparably priced housing, he decided to crap on the city (i.e. it's no longer a shit hole, so it therefore lacks character or whatever) and move to los angeles.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 9:08 PM

Look at those unwashed masses.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 9:30 PM

8:53 - I don't think most commenters here are even from NYC.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 9:33 PM

Does Andrew Sacher not have a real job?

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 9:36 PM

9:08 nailed it

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 9:36 PM

caught the mccarren park show, good tight band, high energy, they delivered the goods...

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 9:37 PM

Bands and crowd look like fish mongers.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 9:39 PM

@9:03 i'm talking about you

Posted by help make the city fun again | June 17, 2014 10:21 PM

^you sound poor bro

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 10:38 PM

Definition of Punk Rock: running your plastic guitar through a $1000 space echo unit.

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2014 12:44 AM

You guys are starting to sound like Gothamist commenters.

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2014 6:03 AM

what's gothamist? something transplants read?

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2014 10:34 AM

Dont these people have dads?

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2014 10:42 AM

^judging by the tattoos, not very good ones.

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2014 11:26 AM

Hey John Dwyer, you can just move to the East Bay if you're priced out of SF. Who the fuck leaves the Bay for LA?

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2014 11:43 AM

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2014 11:56 AM

Ugly people

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2014 3:52 PM

Haters can eat a bowl of dicks.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2014 11:14 AM

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