POSSIBLY the absolute best live band in the world right now and for quite a while, John Dwyer’s Osees are determined we don’t go through our second pandemic spring without a prescription of garage rock fire, to be taken aurally.
They’ve announced another Levitation Session for April 10th – if you caught either their Christmas live stream from Big Sur or the last Levitation Session in September, you’ll know this will be a righteous tonic.
All proceeds from this particular outing into the Osees’ world will go to five Los Angeles charities
combating homelessness and food insecurity; so a very, very good deed and a treat for yo soul.
This partic Levitation Session was filmed in the ringing depths of an empty LA factory, and features tracks spanning more than a decade of the that awesome discography; some tunes which have never had a live outing, some more surprises. Hey, there’s a little taster of what to expect down the bottom there; go groove on and in “Snickersee”.
John says: “Osees pine for our fans and friends out there in the world, so we have come together for another stream with the mighty Levitation.
“I personally got stoned and stuck my face into the muck of our past catalog to bob for some dusty, tumescent gems. There will be some oldies, and some moldies and some surprises along the way.
“I’m quite happy with how this one turned out. Shot in an insane old factory warehouse in Los Angeles, it looks like a fight scene set from Point Blank or the John Wick trilogy :).
“If you had told me a year ago we’d be doing these streams now I would have thought you were crazy but, egg on my face, and here we are. I’m so glad to have this little thing to share a moment with y’all until we can meet face to face on the field of battle again.”
This session will premiere at 7pm Central Time on April 4th; for tickets and merch bundles, of which there are many, just click through here. You can grab a full download to take away and keep, limited edition cassettes, t-shirts and tie-dyes with art by John Dwyer, even signed prints of John’s Levitation Session painting.
All proceeds from the signed screen-prints and proceeds from the show will be donated to Elizabeth House, East LA Women’s Center, St Francis Center, Downtown Women’s Center and the Hollywood Food Coalition. These organizations are dedicated to lending a helping hand to those in need in the Los Angeles area.
John says: “Osees have chosen five local Los Angeles charities to donate to with the full profit of this stream. They are based in aiding our fellow humans who have fallen prey to homelessness and food insecurities.
“These are two very close-to-home issues for us in America and in California. There should be enough housing and there is enough food for all in our country, but our system has been designed in a way that it can be an insurmountable obstacle to get back on your feet if you’ve found yourself without a home. It can happen to anyone and it is a slippery slope once you have found yourself there.
“So, any small amount of help we all can generate with groups that specialize in getting people the help they need to procure the things we all take for granted such as a job, a home, a meal, and psychiatric and general health checks, are all good causes and worthy of our time and reflection. Thanks very much in advance for your support.”
What’s more: the show is getting pressed up as a limited double LP that will only be available as part of the stream. The album will be then be released digitally on April 23rd.
Once you’e bought your ticket to ride, the stream will be available to watch at any time you prefer until midnight Central Time on April 18th – and you can rewatch as many times as you like, Skills. Some garage rock excellence to get us through.