A Brief Journey Through the History of Garage Rock

The recent Dallas installment of the Sailor Jerry’s Presents concert series saw one of our favorite bands taking to the road: San Francisco garage combo Thee Oh Sees, who are touring the US in support of their new album, Carrion Crawler. Apart from being a pretty great rock band in their own right, Thee Oh Sees are also the de facto standard bearers for a new generation of garage-rock bands. As such, they’re heirs to a sound with a rich history, and one that’s definitely worth investigating — so step into the garage with us and crowd around the turntable as we spin ten discs that are key touchstones in the long story of the genre, then check out more upcoming events from Sailor Jerry’s Presents.

Thee Oh Sees — Carrion Crawler (2011)

San Francisco’s finest garage combo is almost intimidatingly hard-working and prolific — Thee Oh Sees tour constantly, and when they’re not touring, they’re making records. Carrion Crawler is their second release of 2011, and it’s a ripper. This current tour sees them taking to the road with excellent Australian combo Total Control, whose guitarist and producer Mikey Young is also in garage-rock darlings Eddy Current Suppression Ring (the band behind one of the most lauded garage records of recent years, 2008’s Primary Colours).