((Oneida)) Band Profile and Upcoming New York City Concerts - Oh My Rockness

The fearsome Brooklyn threesome Oneida creates original sounds via the compositional talents of Fat Bobby, Kid Millions, and Baby Jane. The description could end there and you would know exactly what you'd be getting yourself into by going to an Oneida show.

Oneida are one of the strongest bands of an unclassifiable genre. If that doesn't make much sense, well, oftentimes neither does Oneida. They aren't on the up-and-up with you. They're herky and they're jerky. They'll synth you up only to kraut-rock you down. They're art-rock like Liars but with the sonic boom of Can.

You have to put in the time and energy to even attempt to figure what they are all about. But often trying to solve their musical puzzle will only lead to more questions. Treading the fine line of experimentally interesting and just plain frustrating, the riddle that is Oneida won't be solved anytime soon. And that's exactly what you want. Bands you immediately "get" wear out fast. Those that make you struggle are the ones with staying power.
Published August 28, 2008
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