Win Tickets ($50): Thee Oh Sees @ Crystal Ballroom | w/ Malaikat dan Singa, Møtrik, Garage Rock, Alternative

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Oh Sees @ Crystal Ballroom on October 5. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, October 1.


From our sponsors:
True West Presents
Thee Oh Sees
October 5, 2018
Malaikat dan Singa
All Ages | Doors 8 p.m., Show 9:30 p.m. | $22 advance, $25 day of show
More info:

Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St, Portland, Oregon 97209

Oh Sees are the latest incarnation of songwriter, singer, guitarist (and Castle Face fearless leader) John Dwyer’s ever-evolving pop-folk psychedelic group. Dwyer, who hails from Providence, RI, has been active on the San Francisco indie scene since the late ’90s, working with several bands, including the Coachwhips, Pink & Brown, Yikes, Up Its Alive, and Swords & Sandals, among others, and he formed OCS (which is an acronym for Orinoka Crash Suite, Orange County Sound, or whatever Dwyer decided it was on any given day) initially as a vehicle for the experimental instrumentals he was producing in his home studio.

In time OCS morphed into an actual band, and worked under the usual flurry of names, most notably as the Oh Sees or the Ohsees, and eventually as Thee Oh Sees, now back to Oh Sees, featuring Dwyer on guitar and vocals, Brigid Dawson on vocals and tambourine, Petey Dammit (sometimes listed as Petey Dammit!) on guitar, and Mike Shoun on drums. Along with a relocation to Los Angeles in 2014 the band has re-spawned a few times into their current incarnation of Tim Hellman on bass, Dan Rincon and Paul Quattrone on drums.

Malaikat dan Singa

Arrington de Dionyso conjures Utopic Spaces with multiphonic vocal work & minimalist instrumentation. It’s shamanic seance meets rock and roll ecstasy; “TRANCE PUNK” combining traditional ritual trance, electrified experimental approaches, dancehall rhythms, gamelan scales and mystically inspired Indonesian incantations. Shocking and hallucinatory, MALAIKAT DAN SINGA always aims to channel Spirit.


The beat is in 4/4 time and of moderate pace. The pattern is repeated each bar throughout the song. A splash or crash cymbal is often hit at the beginning bar of a verse or chorus.

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19 Responses to Win Tickets ($50): Thee Oh Sees @ Crystal Ballroom | w/ Malaikat dan Singa, Møtrik, Garage Rock, Alternative

  1. Zach September 17, 2018 at 8:33 pm #

    It’d sure be nice to go to a rock show sometime again after having my first child. Sigh.

  2. Dawn September 17, 2018 at 11:34 pm #

    This is a great lineup! Fun bands!

  3. Lisa Waters September 18, 2018 at 12:32 pm #

    I’d like to oh, I dunno, see the Oh Sees.

  4. Stan September 19, 2018 at 7:12 am #

    Shi ya! I wanna go see da Oh Sees!

  5. Dan September 19, 2018 at 11:43 am #

    I must oh see this so bad

  6. Cory September 19, 2018 at 5:38 pm #


  7. Dave G. September 20, 2018 at 12:13 am #

    I’d like to say I saw Thee Oh Sees! (Say that fast 3x)

  8. Zoe Shipley September 20, 2018 at 9:44 am #

    Every show I’ve seen at the Crystal has been awesome and I’d love to see a new band!!

  9. Cheyenne Terbrueggen September 21, 2018 at 2:08 pm #

    Yes, yes, please, yes, please, yes. Please, please, please. Yes!!! Rock n’ roll ecstasy for me, please.

  10. Cali Krajcik September 25, 2018 at 12:14 pm #

    I haven’t been to a show at the Crystal in a long time. Always been a fan of THEE OH SEES!

  11. Jessica September 25, 2018 at 2:08 pm #

    I want to see these guys no matter what name they play under!

  12. Melissa Wilson September 25, 2018 at 6:02 pm #

    Love this band!!!!

  13. Larry ayer September 26, 2018 at 10:34 am #

    Rock & Roll forever

  14. Ari Freitag September 26, 2018 at 2:17 pm #

    Love this band

  15. burbs September 27, 2018 at 9:30 am #

    Crystal smell, blood seer

  16. Jopey September 27, 2018 at 9:42 am #

    “Trance punk”, you say? Why not?

  17. Dean Ehnes September 27, 2018 at 5:01 pm #

    I’m a longtime fan of Thee Oh Sees! I’m curious about the other bands too….

  18. Miranda T September 27, 2018 at 7:29 pm #

    Malaikat dan Singa = cake
    Møtrik = frosting
    Oh Sees = cherry on top

    Please Oh Plees and Thank You!

  19. Lindsey Tucker September 28, 2018 at 10:45 am #

    I’ve sadly never seen Oh Sees (pathetic, I know) and I so want to see them next Friday! :)

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