ARTS Pick: ONWE

Mock rock cyberpunks ONWE come to the Tea Bazaar in order to shame you for your extravagant lifestyle on Monday. Photo: Melissa Cha Mock rock cyberpunks ONWE come to the Tea Bazaar in order to shame you for your extravagant lifestyle on Monday. Photo: Melissa Cha

Derisive punk pranksters ONWE make their second local appearance this month at the end of a tour that has booked up and down the East Coast as well as four shows at Austin, Texas’ South by Southwest Festival. Since the 2014 release of the single “Unpaid Internship,” the trio has risen to the summit of the indie scene on its unapologetic style of pop-punk satire. Frontman David Welles plays the part of a privileged and entitled young white urbanite, using the character, along with bitingly sardonic lyrics to mock the scourge of apathetic American culture that is seemingly obsessed with mindless media, social and otherwise. The sarcasm isn’t lost on many, especially in ONWE’s hometown of Brooklyn—ground zero for the hipster epidemic.

Monday 3/30. $7, 8:30pm. Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar, 414 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 293-9947.