Oh Say, Thee Oh Sees!
Depending on the day (and the listener), San Francisco group Thee Oh Sees gets billed as anything from garage-rock to psych to art punk; hell, the band even delved into Krautrock with their 2010 song “Warm Slime.” No matter what label you slap on them, though, one thing's for sure: Thee Oh Sees are a helluva lot of fun. For those who long for the Nuggets era of music, this is sonic gold. Founded as an experimental outlet for John Dwyer in 1997, and crazy prolific as it evolved into his main gig in the mid-aughts, Thee Oh Sees has worked with Kyp Malone of TV on the Radio, and their songs were featured on “Breaking Bad” and “Grand Theft Auto V.”
The outfit sent fans on a bad trip in 2013 when the group announced during a live show that it would be their last. Luckily, it seems they were just blowing smoke. Their latest release, 2014’s Drop, is a brilliant explosion—loud and mind-blowing, equal parts Flaming Lips and Raveonettes, Royal Trux and Boss Hog. Thee Oh Sees share the Launchpad (618 Central SW) stage this Monday night, May 11, with 505 groups like psych-surf hodgepodge Sun Dog and dream-psych crew Holy Glories. Admission will run you $12, with doors at 8pm and the show at 9:30pm. Launchpad • Mon May 11 • 9:30pm • $12 • View on Alibi calendar