It was always going to be better seeing a band circled by the audience. It’s a powerful set-up I wish more bands considered. I mean without doing so last night, I think Thee Oh Sees’ performance may have fallen short but it didn’t simply because we felt like part of their set.
It was intimate and felt like a d.i.y show all the way through, which was really comforting. Thee Oh Sees played a short but was nonetheless an intense set with songs from their recent release, Help, as well as a tracks from their earlier EPs including Carol Ann. It was a slice of San Francisco that I wished lasted a little longer. They have a few more shows to go, so if there coming to a town near you definitely try and catch them.