Don't be surprised when I say this but when I went to Mercury Lounge for Oh No Ono, it was my first time to the venue. I know, right? I guess I had been avoiding it for some reason but no idea why. I like how the space was laid out, with seating on the sides of the venue space and the bar in a separate room; sound was pretty good as well. When I saw Oh No Ono was coming back to the States after their New York debut in January, I knew I had to catch them at a nearby venue and hear them at full-strength; I unfortunately did not get tickets to their first two shows at Mercury Lounge and Union Hall. As expected, they did not disappoint and performed brilliantly at the Manhattan venue. They performed mostly from their latest release, Eggs, along with some older tracks sprinkled into the mix; they also played a great cover of Radiohead's "Weird Fishes/Arpeggi". Set list was as such:
The Tea Party
The Wave Ballet
Am I Right?
Miss Miss Moss
Keeping Warm In Cold Country
I enjoyed their sound at Mercury Lounge more than the Sound Fix show, namely because they had actual drums and didn't rely solely on a drum machine; then again, space was an issue at Sound Fix. Overall, it was another great performance from the Danish quintet. Videos of the show are below:
Oh No Ono @ Mercury Lounge Reviewed by Scott Rowe, Editor on 2:25:00 PM Rating: