Fierce and fervent, The OSYX hit the scene in 2018 with a strong provenance from DC bands More AM Than FM, FuzzQueen, Radar, Pagan Reagan, and Honey Kill. Giving a fresh face to fuzzed out post punk, timely lyrics, and community-based activism, the band simultaneously launched the nonprofit label This Could Go Boom! to tackle gender equality and equity in the music industry. Their 2019 debut album caught the ear of Sound Opinions’ Joe DeRogatis who described it as “One of the best heavy albums I’ve heard all year.” (Hidden Treasures #729)
Like the classic juxtaposition of leather and lace, The OSYX combines power and melody, tucking intelligent musical lines and three-part harmonies into wall of sound distorted guitar punctuated with organ, banjo, slide guitar, violin & cello. A rugged yet harmonic version of post-Riot Grrrl imaginings, OSYX songs tap into anger, anguish and politically driven topics with a wit and lyricism that at times draws as heavily on folk and classics like Janis Joplin and Fanny as it does on Sleater-Kinney, L7, and Mary Timony.
This show reunites the band for the first time since the Covid era (Selena, Erin, Ara, Robzie, Maya & Hester) and will benefit the inaugural This Could Go Boom! Music & Culture Festival taking place July 2024 in Greenbelt, MD. The OSYX thanks Professor Goldstein and Haircuts for their support.
Party punk from MD.