Denmark's Oh No Ono played two nights in NYC earlier this year in January. Of the band's new record, Eggs, Bill previously wrote: "It's psychedelic, baroque, glammy, 70's AM, with some synth pop and the occasional church choir thrown in. And very catchy stuff too." The two tracks above definitely showcase that eclecticism.
Since then I saw them this past Thursday (2/18) at by:Larm in snowy Norway. Three things: they were super tight, they are kind of getting huge over there, and my new name nickname for them is MEWGMT. The show took place at a third floor venue called Samfunnsalen which seemed to double as some type of lodge or government-run room. There were paintings and busts of men who could have been politicians since passed on the walls of the room which included a huge stage and plenty of standing space. Or maybe it was a school. That's what it reminded me of as I went up the three flights of tiled steps which included art sculptures on each floor's landing. Pictures from that show continue below.
The band next comes to the U.S. for SXSW which is followed by another visit to NYC for two more shows. They play Mercury Lounge on Wednesday, March 24th. Tickets are on sale. They'll also be opening for Little Dragon and VV Brown at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn on Thursday, March 25th. Tickets to that are still on sale.
Live videos from their last NYC stint, more pictures from Norway and all tour dates are below...
a member of Katzenjammer in the snow
Oh No Ono covering Radiohead, Mercury Lounge, NYC 1/27/2010
"Eleanor Speaks" by Oh No Ono @ Sound Fix Records
"Helplessly Young" by Oh No Ono @ Sound Fix Records
Oh No Ono "Internet Warrior" LIVE at Union Hall Brooklyn 1/28/10
Oh No Ono "Miss Miss Moss" LIVE at Union Hall Brooklyn 1/28/10
Oh No Ono "Swim" / Interview (Live @ Viva Radio)
Oh No Ono - 2010 Tour Dates
FEB 25 LA MAROQUINERIE PARIS
FEB 26 LE ROMANDIE LAUSANNE
FEB 27 D:QLIQ LUXEMBOURG
MAR 01 CAPTAIN'S REST GLASGOW, SCOTLAND
MAR 02 BRUDENELL SOCIAL CLUB LEEDS
MAR 03 2UPSTAIRS AT THE GARAGE LONDON
MAR 04 PARADISO AMSTERDAM
MAR 17 RED 7 - SXSW AUSTIN, TEXAS
MAR 18 THE MOHAWK - SXSW AUSTIN, TEXAS
MAR 24 MERCURY LOUNGE NEW YORK, NEW YORK
MAR 25 MUSIC HALL OF WILLIAMSBURG W/ LITTLE DRAGON BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
MAY 22 PRINZENBAR HAMBURG
MAY 23 PRIVATCLUB 10997, BERLIN
MAY 24 STUDIO 672 COLOGNE
MAY 25 NACHTLEBEN FRANKFURT
MAY 26 59 TO 1 MUNICH
JUL 23 TIVOLI FRIHEDEN AARHUS