Win Tickets ($52): Oh Sees, Prettiest Eyes @ Crystal Ballroom | Garage Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Alternative

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Oh Sees, Prettiest Eyes @ Crystal Ballroom on October 4. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday,  September 30.


From our sponsors:
Oh Sees, Prettiest Eyes
October 4, 2019
Doors 6:30p, Show 8 p.m. | $24 ADV, $26 Doors | All Ages
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Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 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.

Prettiest Eyes

“Very pleased to be working with Prettiest Eyes. I first saw them ages ago at the Satellite and they were cake-takers that night. Now, they are stronger and weirder than ever. I couldn’t believe this new batch of tunes and their bananas- energy live show and, their fans are hard-core heads, just a soup of dance and mouths agog. Brutal, fractured, pogoing beats played by Pachy [Garcia], also the singer, belching out vocal smoke rings in the laser light above the din-they are flat out commands, militaristic in their delivery and yet catchy, like you like em. Marcos, an extro-sensual bass- ist who climbs inside of your mind-clothes while grinding out aggressively greasy throbs and pulls and Paco, the key- boardist, who at times plays reeling wailing lines that could be mistaken for a number of other instruments…and the hair on this dude! I have a hard time remembering how nice his face is offstage, all you can see is a whip wigging out.

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24 Responses to Win Tickets ($52): Oh Sees, Prettiest Eyes @ Crystal Ballroom | Garage Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Alternative

  1. Mike September 17, 2019 at 6:10 am #

    I wanna whip waggin good time !

    • William Longnecker September 18, 2019 at 3:25 pm #

      I’d be so pleased to see the oh sees for free!!

  2. Kyle Nuernberger September 17, 2019 at 6:25 am #

    the Oh Sees and the crystal ballroom. An amazing band in one of PDX’s best venues. Would love to have an excuse to introduce my SO to this amazing group.

  3. Hayley September 17, 2019 at 12:25 pm #

    Oh yees!

  4. Molly September 17, 2019 at 1:16 pm #

    Their last show was one of the best I’ve ever seen!

  5. Christina September 17, 2019 at 1:33 pm #

    I would love to win these and surprise my husband with a night out!

  6. Howard Weiner September 17, 2019 at 1:43 pm #

    I’ve wanted to see the Oh Sees for a while now. Never seemed to work out. Love their music.

    • Nicole SmithRyan September 17, 2019 at 2:03 pm #

      Ohhhh I see the prettiest eyes would be a psychedelic night

  7. Dave G. September 17, 2019 at 1:57 pm #

    Oh say, can I see, the Oh Sees, please!

    • Gena Wallace September 30, 2019 at 1:09 pm #

      Please let my pretty eyes oh see this one.
      I want to see the hair fly.

  8. Nicole SmithRyan September 17, 2019 at 2:02 pm #

    Ohhhh I see the prettiest eyes would be a psychedelic night

  9. Lindsey September 17, 2019 at 5:39 pm #

    I neeeed to see Oh Sees live! Fingers crossed

  10. Kyle Nuernberger September 17, 2019 at 8:33 pm #

    The Oh Sees are awesome. Great band in a great venue. Would love to bring my SO to this concert to introduce them to this great band.

  11. Tiffany September 18, 2019 at 5:40 am #

    This show is going to be great!

  12. Katie September 19, 2019 at 3:03 pm #

    This is bound to be a good time!

  13. Kristen Jordan September 19, 2019 at 3:22 pm #

    I would love to go!!

  14. Abigail Richard September 19, 2019 at 5:00 pm #


  15. Evan September 20, 2019 at 11:57 am #

    love these guys

  16. john September 20, 2019 at 11:58 am #

    dwyer is god

  17. Heather Jones September 20, 2019 at 3:02 pm #

    Such a magical performance the last time I was lucky enough to catch The Oh Sees. I would be elated to suprise by boyfriend with this for our anniversary!

  18. Jenny September 20, 2019 at 7:14 pm #

    yeah oh sees!

  19. Maggie September 21, 2019 at 1:30 pm #

    every time they play here i’ve been unable to go so i have yet to see them live

  20. Gena Wallace September 25, 2019 at 5:13 pm #

    Can these pretty eyes go see your pretty eyes and let ‘the prettiest eyes’ decide?

  21. dawn September 29, 2019 at 12:45 pm #

    The Oh Sees are awesome!

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