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    ON AN ON plans to rock the Flycatcher this Saturday


    Courtesy of ON AN ON’s Facebook

    Anyone who has been in Tucson for any length of time has heard about or been to The Flycatcher bar. With its lively location on East Sixth Street, it provides a perfect atmosphere for a night out in the town.

    The Flycatcher is host to many different events that range from local artists and speakers, to bands touring the country. Their events are as versatile as their drink list — the crowd favorite is Sexy Blue Jesus — and this weekend is no exception.

    This Saturday, The Flycatcher and the Tucson community welcome the Minnesota-based indie band, ON AN ON, to the music scene.

    ON AN ON definitely has their own sound that is “heartfelt and experimental” with all around “good vibes,” as the band’s keyboardist, Alissa Ricci, wrote.

    “I’ve heard the press label us as dream pop, shoegaze and post-rock pop,” she wrote. “We just follow our instincts and whatever comes out comes out.”

    Their music is very raw and expressive, allowing the listener to enjoy not only the musicality, but also the stories and emotions behind their songs.

    “Their music can be listened to anywhere and at any time,” said Sierra Debusk, a biology freshman at the UA, when asked about ON AN ON. “When you’re upset, hanging out with friends or even on a road trip! The music they make speaks to me in a unique way. It’s not the kind of music you hear every day, which makes ON AN ON even more special.”

    Ricci, along with bassist Ryne Estwing and vocalist and guitarist Nate Eiesland, released their new album, And the Wave Has Two Sides, this July.

    “[The album] explores shifting perspectives and realities, and non-romanticizing notions of fear, love and discourse,” Ricci wrote.

    It is easy to connect and sympathize with, as their music is very open — it’s easy to latch onto the lyrics.

    “Every song on the album is really amazing and unique but complements one another at the same time,” Debusk said.

    Since their new release, they have been on tour and will continue to travel to destinations including New York City and Austin, Texas.

    ON AN ON’s musical journey has taken them across the country, and now Tucson, to share their music and have a good time. The show is kind to wallets everywhere with $10 tickets, and The Flycatcher is the place to be.

    Expect a good crowd and awesome vibes. Don’t forget to try a Sexy Blue Jesus while enjoying ON AN ON’s music, as they give Tucson a taste of who they are and what they can do. As happy as Tucsonans are to have them here, the band is just as “happy to be playing here.”

    ON AN ON plays this Saturday at The Flycatcher on East Sixth Street. Doors open at 9 p.m.. You must be 21 or over to get in. Arts and Life reporter Thea Van Gorp will be live tweeting and Instagramming the show.

    Follow Thea Van Gorp on Twitter.

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