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The records are great!! Still waiting to see em live.

brg30 (brg30), Wednesday, 26 March 2003 23:55 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Who are these bands from Brooklyn that are better than Oneida and play in their style? I want to hear them and form my own opinions.

Famous Athlete, Thursday, 27 March 2003 00:21 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

hey bilbo bagginsess: when i saw oneida in pdx, one of the main problems was the crap sound, the bass buried, etc.

as for parts and labor -- they definitely have something going on, though going somewhere different than Oneida. parts and labor definitely have potential, though i dont think all their pieces are together yet. the primary difference is see between oneida and parts and labor, though, is the garage thing, the striata of mudhoney etc that free floats in what Oneida is doing.

jack cole (jackcole), Thursday, 27 March 2003 00:28 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

four months pass...
I love "Antibiotics", maybe despite the (v brief and mixed pretty low anyway) singing.

sundar subramanian (sundar), Monday, 25 August 2003 21:57 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

After reading about Oneida around here and a few other places, I picked up "Enemy Hogs" back in May and found it to be a pretty good listen.

I think some of their tunes sound not unlike spastik early Sebadoh (esp. some of Gaffneys strange tunes), with a better production. Mind you, I doubt this is a comparison that they would want to have levied upon them.

I'm heading to Bloomington on a CD binge/purge in a few days and probably will search out another Oneida album.

earlnash, Tuesday, 26 August 2003 13:13 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Anyone heard the new disc yet? Comes out in October, I think.

Yanc3y (ystrickler), Tuesday, 26 August 2003 14:34 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

secret wars?
i thought it was a january release?

eedd, Tuesday, 26 August 2003 15:55 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

five months pass...
onion article notable for setting.

gygax! (gygax!), Wednesday, 28 January 2004 01:55 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

they're playing friday at midnight at tonic. be there or be square, you snooze you lose, etc.

lauren (laurenp), Wednesday, 28 January 2004 02:02 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I fucking love Oneida.

scott m (mcd), Wednesday, 28 January 2004 02:10 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

dude. totally.

lauren (laurenp), Wednesday, 28 January 2004 02:25 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Secret Wars is great. It's the first album of theirs I have and I am liking it...

M@tt He1geson (Matt Helgeson), Wednesday, 28 January 2004 03:08 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

they're also playing next Friday at Newsonic space in brooklyn and the Crazy Rhythms DJ Squad are gonna be, I don't know, DJing.

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Wednesday, 28 January 2004 04:26 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

New album is great as I've already mentioned elsewhere (in conjunction with the clueless fucknuckle who reviewed it in Friday's Guardian) but that article isn't one of the most inspired.

DJ Mencap (DJ Mencap), Wednesday, 28 January 2004 10:01 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

onion article notable for setting.
-- gygax! (gygax0...), January 28th, 2004.

that guy complaining in the onion article is a total ILXOR. ha ha.

dj oneida, Wednesday, 28 January 2004 10:16 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Where the hell is Newsonic space?

scott m (mcd), Wednesday, 28 January 2004 16:30 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

It's at 76 Rutledge Street, between Beford and Wythe -- way southside Williamsburg. Haven't been there yet, so I don't know what it's like.

Hurlothrumbo (hurlothrumbo), Wednesday, 28 January 2004 16:45 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

uh, BEDFORD and Wythe, obv.

Hurlothrumbo (hurlothrumbo), Wednesday, 28 January 2004 16:46 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

while on the subject of people enjoying themselves at shows...anyone from the Cle area remember, what was his name, Bleeding Ears John? Running circles upstairs at the Stereolab concert at Fairchild in Oberlin, or throwing pork rhinds everywhere at a Cul de Sac show at Speak In Tounges, I thought he was just some asshole who came to shows to annoy people, then me being told "oh, he's a real music lover, he just get's drunk and excited."

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Wednesday, 28 January 2004 17:14 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

nope, but both those shows postdate my Oberlin/CLE days, I think. He sounds awesome, though. Not that there's ever seemed to be a shortage of kickass rockin-out maniacs in Cleveland.

Hurlothrumbo (hurlothrumbo), Wednesday, 28 January 2004 17:17 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

note to hurlo: i have the recipe! expect it momentarily! now can i be on the list for friday?

lauren (laurenp), Wednesday, 28 January 2004 17:44 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

if hurlo can't can be a (shutter) DJ groupie...

Newsonic is a pretty odd space. I think it's a Wesleyan thing. Don't know the people, but they used to have lots of art-music type events. But also heavy on the Shy Child/El Guapo axis. I remember low ceilings and carpeting and lots of Jews outside. Lots of Jews inside as well, but considerably less observant.

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Wednesday, 28 January 2004 18:47 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

lauren, props coming via email. and blueberry pie recipe.

Hurlothrumbo (hurlothrumbo), Wednesday, 28 January 2004 18:56 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

haha. elderly ny rock community in being meatloaf-making, pie-baking homebodies shocker!!

lauren (laurenp), Wednesday, 28 January 2004 19:22 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Sounds like the the nu-Williamsburg tentacles stretching ever further south.

By the way, I could use both of those recipes.

scott m (mcd), Wednesday, 28 January 2004 20:25 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

meatloaf recipe is yours, if you'd like.

lauren (laurenp), Wednesday, 28 January 2004 20:29 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

likewise the pie, as long as you swear to use wild blueberries...and if that's yr real email.

I like the suitable derailment of this thread.

Hurlothrumbo (hurlothrumbo), Wednesday, 28 January 2004 20:40 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Yeah it's real, and yes I swear, you'll have to tell me why wild blueberries, in the email.

To bring it back around, Fat Bobby loves pie.

scott m (mcd), Wednesday, 28 January 2004 22:41 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

who else is playing the Newsonic show?

Russ, Wednesday, 28 January 2004 23:01 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Mink Lungs, Dynasty and someone else, I can't remember. They're usually pretty good parties, that is people seem to hang out and have a good time. It's hard for me to judge, since I never have a good time. If Crazy Rhythms can get a dance party started, we'll go all night. If not, we won't.

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Wednesday, 28 January 2004 23:21 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

The other band is Ex-Models. A good time is assured all round.

Hurlothrumbo (hurlothrumbo), Thursday, 29 January 2004 00:37 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

eleven months pass...
Two of my favorite things in 2004 were Secret Wars and the EP. Praise thee Oneida. A new record (The Wedding) is supposedly coming later in the year. And from the website: "We’re spending December recording all the string sections, and then it should be just about done." String sections? Is that a joke or are these tears of joy justified?

mcd (mcd), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 15:38 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Oneida = great.
And good people too.

Marco Damiani (Marco D.), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 15:53 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

One of the best shows I saw in 2004 and one of the best records I heard in 2004.

alex in montreal, Wednesday, 5 January 2005 16:01 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I never did get that pie recipe, but the bread pudding was excellent!

mcd (mcd), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 16:06 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

The Nice./Splittin Peaches EP is essential for "Hakuna Matata" (why oh why was this not released on vinyl???!??). It's a real treat, one of the best & most idiosyncratic things they've done yet.

mcd (mcd), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 16:11 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i think the whole EP is awesome, mcd. each of the songs seems to extend in a different direction, and each one seems totally fruitful. definitely my favorite current band, which i seem to say around here all the time. my friend and i were talking yesterday about how we both hope The Wedding really delivers, and is as good as it seems like it could be. brilliant fucking band, totally good dudes, and seemingly getting better everyday.

peter smith (plsmith), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 16:32 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

listening to the EP now. those stick clicks and guitar tone on "summerland" are fucking great.

peter smith (plsmith), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 16:57 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I agree with you. They are so likable and keep getting better and better. Everytime you think you've got them pegged they do a "Sheets of Easter" or a "Last Act, Every Time" or a "Hakuna Matata" to let you know they're paying attention, and better not sleep.

Really, though, it's too bad that the EP didn't get the Version City treatment, I obsess over the beauty of the Each One LP.

mcd (mcd), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 17:06 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

oh man - now im totally excited about The Wedding.

peter smith (plsmith), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 17:10 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"String sections? Is that a joke or are these tears of joy justified?"

It's true, actually -- the record won't be released till the beginning of May, I think, but all the strings have been recorded. The record will be finished by the end of this weekend. I hope it works out, too. You guys are very nice.

I wish the EP was on vinyl, too -- but it was not in the plans for Ace Fu, the label that put it out. The Wedding will definitely be on (gatefold) vinyl.

Hurlothrumbo (hurlothrumbo), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 17:10 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

cant wait, bobby.

peter smith (plsmith), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 17:20 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i'll join the lovefest: strings + oneida sounds really cool and i'm very curious to hear it.

Marco Damiani (Marco D.), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 17:33 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Very cool.

mcd (mcd), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 20:24 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I've liked the odd Oneida song but I really didn't get Secret Wars at all. No real killer tracks, just a bunch of half-baked bong-rock gestures. They sound like Das Damen without the pretty tunes.

NickB (NickB), Thursday, 6 January 2005 09:57 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

say wha?
secret wars was prolly one THE best things of last year, IMHO.
i yearn for a live album as each time i see em, they just let loose and roar.
jane said that the 'Speedo' stuff was out of fuckin control and it's currently sittin on a shelf, along with a ton of other stuff they've done yet just don't have the time/inclination to release. that makes me sad;(
i have yet to grab that EP...
i wonder how mr. bonello's (rickety records) last recording venture went. he had many a camera, and the sound was pretty good, too! outdoor show oneida is as good as indoor, though i worried of rain, so my cam was a bit far off. my battin record for gettin em goes 2 great, 1 lesser.

(and luvs ya!)

keep wearin that steeler gear, bobby! you may have turned the tide...

eedd, Thursday, 6 January 2005 18:54 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

What's the 'Speedo' stuff you speak of?

mcd (mcd), Thursday, 6 January 2005 19:23 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i think they may've mentioned it previously, and i maybe stating the name of the film incorrectly, BUT, the Oneidians did a full score for an indie film, and apparently the score was 'too much' for the flick itself, ie-too crazy. which really makes me wanna hear because the film is about demolition derby, which would seem to go with Oneida.

well, to me, maybe.
jane said they were sorta pissed about it, but the d00d who made said flick was really cool fella, so they just chalked it up to 'Oneida luck' and to the shelf to went. to await usage at some later date. i think on the site they make mention of using it for some zombie flick they may or may not do...
take it with a grain, i s'pose.

eedd, Thursday, 6 January 2005 21:31 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Oh right. Would love to hear that sometime.

mcd (mcd), Thursday, 6 January 2005 21:38 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
I am totally digging this band! I bought the Nice/Splittin Eaches EP a while back and it was er, "nice" enough but "Each One Teach One" is absolutely incredible! What else should I look out for? I have "Secret Wars" on my HD but haven't taken the time to listen to it yet.
I like the way that Each One.. is a double album even if it could fit on one CD. The first side is just too BIG to be jammed in on the back of the second side.

dog latin (dog latin), Friday, 18 February 2005 12:56 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

*makes mental note to attend next London Oneida show*

Unheimlich Manouevre (dog latin), Friday, 6 March 2015 10:41 (three years ago) Permalink

oh snap

Unheimlich Manouevre (dog latin), Friday, 6 March 2015 10:42 (three years ago) Permalink

I missed the boat on them for a long time too, and found a way in through first the song "Run Through My Hair", then that 10th-anniversary comp they gave away. After that I was hooked.

hardcore dilettante, Friday, 6 March 2015 13:59 (three years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

new EP out on Rocket Recordings

moans and feedback (Dinsdale), Friday, 4 December 2015 14:40 (three years ago) Permalink

Want. But $20 shipping...

dronestreet, Friday, 4 December 2015 14:57 (three years ago) Permalink

So want. The $45 all-in price tag to Canada is effin rough, tho.

hardcore dilettante, Friday, 4 December 2015 23:38 (three years ago) Permalink

Bingo. Would gladly buy @ a merch table, though. Crosses fingers.

BlackIronPrison, Friday, 4 December 2015 23:54 (three years ago) Permalink

Accidentally ordered a couple copies anyhow. I guess at this point if kid millions was selling his owl figurines at sotheby's I'd be like "what the fuck anyhow, who needs to eat, I'll just put Antibiotics on loop and stare at these hypnotic owls til I starve to death."

hardcore dilettante, Monday, 7 December 2015 06:18 (three years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

and track:

Dinsdale, Tuesday, 23 January 2018 21:31 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...


To our friends and fans:
Oneida drummer Kid Millions is in the hospital in Los Angeles following a serious car crash. He is expected to make a full recovery but will be unable to play for some time. (1/3)

— Oneida (@oneida_official) March 2, 2018

Ned Raggett, Friday, 2 March 2018 16:17 (eleven months ago) Permalink

yikes, glad that it's not much worse ... one of the very best drummers out there ... there's a tune on the new one that features some unbelievable playing.

tylerw, Friday, 2 March 2018 16:18 (eleven months ago) Permalink

in better news, just got wind of this:

CHARNEL GROUND is a meeting of Chris Brokaw (Come/Codeine/The New Year etc). on electric guitar, James McNew (Yo La Tengo, Dump) on bass, and Kid Millions (Oneida/Man Forever/etc) on drums, dedicated to exploring the outer and inner regions of instrumental rock music. 'Charnel Ground' was recorded in Brooklyn NY in 2016, and informed and dedicated to pivotal transitions.

tylerw, Friday, 2 March 2018 16:35 (eleven months ago) Permalink


the one time i saw oneida live, kid millions was sick, and they had two replacement drummers, because they said that's how many drummers they needed to replace him

na (NA), Friday, 2 March 2018 16:38 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Damn, hope he has a speedy recovery. :(

Had dinner with him once when a friend was involved in an early Man Forever piece (the one with the 1/2 hour long single-stroke roll, which was great), just a super nice and genuine dude.

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 2 March 2018 16:49 (eleven months ago) Permalink

last year's man forever record has some great stuff on it — the Laurie Anderson collab is unreal.

tylerw, Friday, 2 March 2018 16:51 (eleven months ago) Permalink

oh no!!!!
kid millions!!! he is total monster drummer and i love his collaborations with other people, he has a generous spirit. get well soon colpitts!!

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 2 March 2018 19:21 (eleven months ago) Permalink

One of my favorite (secret) ILX posters of all-time. He's doing okay btw.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 2 March 2018 20:38 (eleven months ago) Permalink


weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 2 March 2018 20:40 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I've... said too much... never mind! ;-)

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 2 March 2018 20:43 (eleven months ago) Permalink

i come in peace
just got excited there for a second. he is a person i would really enjoy having a conversation with and maybe i already have!

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 2 March 2018 20:44 (eleven months ago) Permalink


change display name (Jordan), Friday, 2 March 2018 20:45 (eleven months ago) Permalink

One of the best drummers around, obviously. Feeling for the guy and wishing him a full recovery.

bunny slopes, Friday, 2 March 2018 21:08 (eleven months ago) Permalink

tfw you make a possibly ill-considered joke on Oneida's twitter about this and they finally hit 'like'

Bimlo Horsewagon became Wheelbarrow Horseflesh (aldo), Saturday, 3 March 2018 00:37 (eleven months ago) Permalink

"shepherd's axe" is sharp, music for (millions in) hospitals

reggie (qualmsley), Friday, 9 March 2018 16:57 (eleven months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

there is a gofundme thing for kid millions here:

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Wednesday, 11 April 2018 16:14 (ten months ago) Permalink

good to hear -- will donate.
the charnel ground record that just came out (kid millions + james mcnew + chris brokaw) is a total blast.

tylerw, Wednesday, 11 April 2018 16:30 (ten months ago) Permalink

four months pass...

Whooooooa. Tempted to get a backup copy...

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Saturday, 18 August 2018 01:45 (six months ago) Permalink

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