Saturday, September 16, 2023

Taking the wild ride with Osees in Seattle/ Review and Cat Rose photos

Osees and unhinged crowd in Seattle. (All Cat Rose photos)

By Andy 

If this place explodes, we'll all die happy.

I penned these words for a song for our home project Mister Quaid regarding a pummeling, bruising and ultra-sweaty epic Minor Threat gig that occurred on July 11, 1982, in San Pedro, CA. It was fucking glorious and unforgettable.

That gig came rushing back to me tenfold on Sept. 10 when the Osees joyfully gouged and battered the throng of pogoers and stage-rushers at Neumos in Seattle. The bristling two-drummer unit, led by flexible ringleader guitarist/vocalist John Dwyer, wedged heaps of smiles into their set and took the crowd on the wildest of rides.  

It wasn't the same type of belligerent battle zone when amped-up skateboarder Jay Adams bit Ian MacKaye in Pedro, or even when a raging Henry Rollins gnashed his teeth at a punk during a blistering Black Flag gig on Dec. 10, 1982, at the Ukrainian Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

With the Osees' triumphant gig in Seattle, it was clearly a different kind of chaos. It was an ebullient sort of havoc that ruled the packed room and had people singing, swaying and slinging their bodies about to no end -- both individually and as a unifying mass of revelers.

The Osees have their shit nailed down. And the people fucking love it.

Here's Cat Rose's pics from the memorable night along with openers Tissue. Cat diligently maneuvered through the full-throttle crazy crowd to capture these bands in action:




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