words by Andrew Frisicano, photos by Marcus Lauer

Thee Oh Sees
Thee Oh Sees

Thee Oh Sees' third of four shows while in town was the first edition of Jelly's biweekly Saturday series at the Rock Yard, a new space in a gravel-floored, barbed-wire-surrounded lot. Whatever was there before, it's been cleaned up nicely with walls of Jelly-branded graffiti, vendors selling beer ($4), Jell-O shots, frozen boozy lemonade and hot dogs, and the McCarren relic inflatable slip 'n slide.

Thee Oh Sees played a jammier set than at their Seaport show the night before. One constant was Help's "Enemy Destruct," one of their catchiest tunes, caught on video below. Brigid's light-blue student-model Wurlitzer seemed to konk out during soundcheck, so she stuck to vocals and sleigh bells, while frontman John Dwyer found new destinations for his endless supply of saliva.

Before that, the Beets, X-Ray Eyeballs (featuring members of Golden Triangle, who played two of the other OCS shows), Tough Knuckles and Gun Outfit all played. Music ended a bit before 8pm.

Thee Oh Sees will be back in NYC for a September 21st show at Santos. Tickets are on sale.

The next free Rock Yard show is July 31st with the Skeletons Big Band, Family Band and Priestbird. Skeletons (not big band) play Death By Audio on Wednesday with Peter Evans/Tim Dahl/Mike Pride trio and "Sam Mickens & Darius Jones play the Dead Science."

All Skeletons tour dates and video of the Big Band in action at Roulette, with more Rock Yard pictues and a video, below...

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Tough Knuckles @ Rock Yard...

Tough Knuckles
Tough Knuckles
Tough Knuckles
Tough Knuckles
Tough Knuckles
Tough Knuckles
Tough Knuckles
Tough Knuckles
Tough Knuckles

Gun Outfit...

Gun Outfit
Gun Outfit
Gun Outfit
Gun Outfit
Gun Outfit
Gun Outfit
Gun Outfit
Gun Outfit
Gun Outfit
Gun Outfit
Gun Outfit
Gun Outfit
Gun Outfit

X-Ray Eyeballs...

X Ray Eyeballs
X Ray Eyeballs
X Ray Eyeballs
X Ray Eyeballs
X Ray Eyeballs
X Ray Eyeballs
X Ray Eyeballs
X Ray Eyeballs
X Ray Eyeballs

The Beets...

The Beets
The Beets
The Beets
The Beets
The Beets
The Beets
The Beets
The Beets
The Beets
The Beets
The Beets

Thee Oh Sees...

Thee Oh Sees
Thee Oh Sees
Thee Oh Sees
Thee Oh Sees
Thee Oh Sees
Thee Oh Sees
Thee Oh Sees
Thee Oh Sees
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Thee Oh Sees
Thee Oh Sees

Rock Yard pictures continue HERE
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Thee Oh Sees at 354 Wythe

Roulette TV: SKELETONS BIG BAND from Roulette Intermedium on Vimeo.

Skeletons - 2010 Tour Dates
Jul 21 Death By Audio Brooklyn, NY
Jul 31 Jelly Saturday Show at the Rock Yard Brooklyn, NY #
Aug 09 Zebulon Brooklyn, NY
Aug 21 The Silent Barn Ridgewood, NY
# Skeletons Big Band