Thee Oh Sees @ 285 Kent (October 27, 2013)

By Will Oliver, October 28th 2013 — with 1 comment Concert Photos Concert Reviews

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My previous encounters with Thee Oh Sees consisted of a brief glimpse at their Pitchfork Music Festival set last year, and a chaotic set at SXSW this year. Last night they played at the tiny 285 Kent and sold it out with ease. It was really my first true time seeing their set in full glory, and it didn’t disappoint.

Before starting things, frontman John Dwyer dedicated the show to Lou Reed, who passed away yesterday. He found it fitting they were able to play in New York on the day that he passed.

They kicked their set off with the opening two tracks of their 2013 LP Floating Coffin: “I Come From The Mountain” & “Toe Cutter – Thumb Buster.” These two songs created a feverish energy, causing a rapid fire push of people rushing to the front to partake in the madness of moshing that goes on during a Thee Oh Sees show. The amazing thing is that you will see fans both young, and old, boys, and girls, taking part in this. Everyone wants a piece of the action.

Truthfully, I’m still diving deeper into Thee Oh Sees catalogue, but after seeing them live a few times and constantly being blown away by how great they are live, their slowly becoming one of my go-to acts. If you have a chance to see them, don’t pass it up. They put on of the best and tightest live shows that you will find, anywhere.

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