MidPoint Music Festival Select Pick
Oh My God (Chicago)
Performing Thursday at 11 p.m. on the Know Theater Main Stage
Oh My God is such a glorious mess of contradictions that even fans of artsy Noise Rock scratch their heads. Billy O’Neill has a muscular croon on par with any AOR frontman, but sings with all the seriousness of The Frogs. Likewise, the band’s potential to be Stoner Rock gods (complete with distorted Hammond organ) is tempered by carefully orchestrated musical ADD that swings to Punk and Crunchy Pop extremes.
You'll Dig It If You Dig: Deep Purple meets Weezer with Monster Magnet heaviness. — Ezra Waller
Here is a clip of the band's song, "Fools Want Noise," directed by Giuseppe Andrews: