The lineup for San Jose’s C2SV Festival continues to grow with the addition of Thee Oh Sees, Bosnian Rainbows, G.F.P. (with Greg Hetson and Tony Alva), Sleepy Sun, Party Ben and The Phenomenauts accompanying headliners Iggy And The Stooges, local favorites The Limousines and more.
Fronted by guitarist and vocalist John Dwyer, Thee Oh Sees are arguably San Francisco’s most popular band of the moment. The band began as OCS, (which is an acronym for Orinoka Crash Suite, Orange County Sound, or whatever Dwyer decided it was on any given day) a vehicle for the experimental instrumentals he was producing in his home studio. Eventually, the project morphed into a real band and, after several more name permutations—the Oh Sees, the Ohsees—finally settled on Thee Oh Sees. The band performed at Coachella this year and also drew big crowds in Austin for SXSW.
After Mars Volta’s hiatus and eventual dissolution, frontman Omar Rodriguez-Lopez moved on to his new project, first named the Omar Rodriguez Lopez Group and now Bosnian Rainbows. Promising a similar sound to Mars Volta but with less prog rock, the new band released it’s first album June 25.
For more info on the festival lineup, visit c2sv.com/music.