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Ononos Must Be Seen to Be Believed

Seattle's Spookiest Band, Ononos, Are Out of This World

Ononos Must Be Seen to Be Believed

ALL PHOTOS Kelly O

Electro-punk three-piece Ononos are a spooky and mysterious band/multimedia project, made up of an impossibly tall singer named NoNo Ono, a drummer who can only keep a beat if he's standing upright called Yes, and a mastermind keyboardist who answers only to Why. NoNo, Yes, and Why share one eye—an enlarged cornea that lives on NoNo Ono's face. They can't see very well, but the perceptual isolation enhances the way that they process sound. Their collective hearing is not unlike that of a wolf or a domesticated dog. They hear many things that the average human cannot. They claim that they are related and have been making music together for several centuries. For some reason, they haven't issued any recorded material—until now. Ononos are releasing a cassette at this show, which will include their inimitable cover of the Misfits classic "Die, Die My Darling." recommended









NONO ONO: “Where I’m from, nobody knows, and where I’m going, everybody goes.”



WHY: “Any sufficiently advanced music is indistinguishable from magic.”



YES: “Color is my favorite number.”

 

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idiotic with a capital I, give it up cool dads
Posted by pioneer on October 24, 2012 at 6:33 PM · Report this
lukie 2
never been to a show of theirs that didn't rock
Posted by lukie on October 24, 2012 at 7:13 PM · Report this
Belly 3
Suck it, pioneer. Ononos ROOL!
Posted by Belly on October 25, 2012 at 3:53 PM · Report this
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More photo outtakes, now with more blood!
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Posted by Kelly O on October 25, 2012 at 4:41 PM · Report this
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@1, SHUT UP LIL' MAN!!
ONONOS are the best thing to come out of Seattle since Jimi's sixth finger!
Posted by downtownkitty on October 25, 2012 at 5:05 PM · Report this
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@1 needs to cease & desist until he/she/it knows what is up. Ononos are THE SHITE!! They put the 'zing' in UH-MAY-ZING!
Posted by twiggysmalls on October 25, 2012 at 6:46 PM · Report this
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touche
Posted by pioneer on October 25, 2012 at 10:57 PM · Report this
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Omg ohnonos fingerfang rule my planet. They were my intro to nw culture, and I'm balls in at this point. Balls in. That's why I don't have balls. I donated them to the ohnonos and they gave me a reciept & a gift certificate for Leggs pantyhose. Watching them is frightening and thrilling. If I didn't believe a riot might ensue at any moment I would stand closer to the stage at their shows. I'm pretty sure they have headsets on and can communicate with the singer, yet I don't see them talking. All of the sudden he will look at you like Michael Meyers and say something really weird into the microphone and start screaming. It's like going to a haunted house on acid and realize you came with toddlers and you're all alone now.
Posted by Harriet Beasley on October 26, 2012 at 8:10 AM · Report this

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