OCS Plays Two Nights at the Chapel With Ty Segall and Shannon Lay

Formerly Thee Oh Sees, OCS' shows (Dec. 17 and 18) will likely be the only time the band plays orchestrally backed tracks from its latest album.

OCS (John Dwyer)

OCS (also known as Oh Sees and, formerly Thee Oh Sees) reunite for a two-night residency at The Chapel this Dec. 17-18 with fellow garage rockers Ty Segall (who will perform a solo acoustic set) and Shannon Lay.

OCS frontman John Dwyer has long been a well-respected staple of San Francisco’s rock scene, and this new iteration of his long-running group marks another evolution in their artistry. Moving on from their raw, abrasive nature side, OCS on their upcoming album Memory of a Cut Off Head have developed a sound that echoes psych-folk artists of the ’60s complemented by orchestrally lavish arrangements.

As a bonus, look for these two shows to make use of a three-piece string section in addition to the normal OCS lineup — and because of those orchestral arrangements, these two nights will likely be the only time songs from Memory of a Cut Off Head will ever be performed live. Tickets ($25) went on sale via The Chapel at noon today, and proceeds from both nights will benefit the Coalition on Homelessness.

OCS, Sunday and Monday, Dec. 17-18, at The Chapel, 777 Valencia St. $25; thechapelsf.com

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