CANCELLED: Ona @ LO-FI Lounge
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CANCELLED: ONA W/ SPECIAL GUESTS @ LO-FI LOUNGE INDIANAPOLIS
DOORS: 6:00 PM, SHOW: 7:00 PM
AGE RESTRICTIONS: 21+
GENERAL ADMISSION, LIMITED SEATING
Important Notice: All tickets are nonrefundable and nontransferable.
- Due to events happening in HI-FI and LO-FI Lounge during the same time, LO-FI door, show and set times are subject to change. We try to avoid this but want to make sure artists in both rooms experience minimal sound conflicts. If a change occurs, we will message all attendees immediately.
- Support acts are subject to change.
- LO-FI is located on the 2nd Floor of the Murphy Arts Building in Fountain Square. Enter through the back entrance of the building, under the Red Lion sign. Hang a right and head up the stairs. Follow the hall until you find us. ADA entrance is located on the Northwest corner of the building, by La Margarita.
With a true brotherhood that comes from growing up together, indie rock band Ona merge all their musical history for their second album, Full Moon, Heavy Light.
The band shares its name with a small town just outside of their home base of Huntington, West Virginia. All five band members of Ona were raised in the area, with a couple of guys knowing each other since grade school. By tapping into their own social circles, the current line-up took hold in 2016: Brad Goodall (keys), Bradley Jenkins (vocals/guitar), Zach Johnston (bass), Max Nolte (drums), and Zack Owens (guitar). The band agreed on their name after Jenkins happened to wear an Ona Little League ball cap to rehearsal.
Ona built their following the old-fashioned way – through word of mouth, lots of touring, and a little bit of luck. For two years, they played venues within a three-hour radius, cultivating fan bases in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Lexington, Kentucky, in addition to West Virginia. Opening slots for Tyler Childers connected them to audiences hungry for indie music from the region.
In addition, West Virginia Public Broadcasting helped place a song from Ona’s 2016 debut album, American Fiction, on a broadcast of NPR’s Heavy Rotation. Then a programmer at SiriusXM’s The Loft chanced upon their debut album while looking around Bandcamp and invited them to tape a segment in Washington D.C. After that, the esteemed PBS series Mountain Stage, which is filmed in Charleston, West Virginia, asked them to film an episode.
However, part of what makes Ona so unique is that their sound stands apart from the country and bluegrass heritage that the state is known for.
“I grew up in the woods, but my dad only listened to glam rock, so sometimes it’s hard for me to identify with the quintessential West Virginia image,” says Nolte. “I spent a lot of time, as a youth, kayaking and exploring West Virginia’s rivers, so I agree with everyone that it’s a beautiful state. But we don’t really exemplify it as a band, as far as what we ‘should’ sound like to outsiders, which I think confuses some people. We’re not stereotypical West Virginians and I think it’s important to shine a light on another aspect of the state as well.”