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