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Thee Oh Sees pummel fans in return to SF

Thee Oh SeesPhotos by Pedro Paredes // Written by Kevin Quandt //

Thee Oh Sees //
The Chapel – San Francisco
December 5th, 2014 //

This past week, the City was graced by a pair of sold-out shows from former SF music royalty. John Dwyer’s Thee Oh Sees returned to the Mission to pummel old fans and the new kids with a mix of old and new. This reasonably new trio (Tim Hellman on bass and Nick Murray on drums) configuration has their chops well dialed-in at the moment as they blazed through favorites like “I Come From the Mountain” and newer tracks such as “Encrypted Bounce”.

As any savvy local fan could deduce, there was a cavalcade of the usual rowdy antics that accompany this show. Some highlights were a crowd surfer who may have been collecting Social Security checks and bartenders showering those lucky enough to be in the back with assorted carbonated beverages. Dwyer rewarded attendees with a wide smattering of new, unreleased material that was plentiful in the driving guitar sound that has recently put him on the map. San Francisco loves, and misses, Thee Oh Sees.

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