Thee Oh Sees @ Siren

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A lot of things don’t shock me. I grew up with Mortal Combat, our childhood cat brought all sorts of things to the doorstep and yes, I’ve seen “BME Pain Olympics.” But nothing (not even Monotonix’s ridiculous set) could prepare me for Thee Oh Sees.

Front Man John Dwyer has a reputation for being, well, legitimately crazy. As in, I question whether or not he’s on medication crazy. But I don’t judge! It’s all in good fun (??)! From the first second of the band’s old school garage/alternative rock set Dwyer treated the equipment like a dog on a peanut butter covered fist. I swear, the man has some sort of oral fixation.

But Dwyer’s antics aside, Thee Oh Sees proved to be tight, loud and rough in all the right places. With music that hearkens back to The Sonics and The 13th Floor Elevators, they’re the perfect obscure throwback band. With mouth on everything.

Pictures after the jump.

Thee Oh Sees – “Ruby Come Home” [MP3]

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[All photos by James B. Hale/Knox Road from Siren Music Festival]

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