The Cargo Culte lay in a collection of mixes that BaddBob and I began sharing in the late fall and winter of 2008. A few scant months after the banking meltdown I found myself back in Los Angeles after eight years of wandering, living off of unemployment. BaddBob a behind the scenes guy in television [...]
Hannibal Buress remembers the most exhausting tour ever. In the summer of 2008, the comedian Hannibal Buress set off on tour with 25 performers for F Yeah Fest, an exhausting-sounding cross-country music and comedy tour ... read more »
If you see a lot of live music in the Bay Area you certainly have encountered Eran Yarkon. Eran is from Israel but moved here in 1999. The Bay Area live music scene has no fan more dedicated. The guy has his finger on the pulse so to speak. Eran turned me on to Monotonix (from Tel Aviv) and their performances at Treasure Island 2010 and the Rickshaw in January 2011 were truly legendary. Eran is a laid back, friendly guy that seems to know everyone. It should be no surprise (except to himself [...]
Filed under: News , Exclusive , The Hit List Getty Images (2) If it seems like the hip new bands of 2012 remind you of something you've heard before, one, you're old, but two, you're right. The adage "everything old is new again" is particularly applicable to modern music and there are a lot of acts who feel mighty familiar right now. Sensing a time-based forensic piece, we jumped in the Official Spinner [...]
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Monotonix â Not Yet. Download âGive Me Moreâ (mp3). The Tel Aviv trio returned with their second full length album. Produced by Steve Albini, the punk influenced garage rock has a palpable energy. Haggai Fershtmanâs drums and Ami Shaleyâs vocals scythe their way through the mix, but Yonatan Gatâs guitar is the driving force. These ten tracks are submerged in a brusque and coarse aggression.
Here are the other lost photos from Fun Fun Fun Fest 2010. This was probably the toughest set I shot the entire weekend. Then again, when the drummer's elbow is nestled in your crotch for half the songs, that doesn't help matters â not that I'm complaining, by the way... Monotonix - Give Me More
Tablet profiles Monotonix . There are two things you need to know about Monotonix. The first is that they're a truly, profoundly great rock 'n' roll band, the sort of monstrous outfit you rarely see anywhere in the limp skyline of contemporary music, where rock 'n' roll bands now include husbands and wives, sisters and brothers, xylophones and glockenspiels. The second thing that you need to know about Monotonix is that because theyâre such a truly, profoundly great rock 'n' roll band, they'll probably never, ever make it big. [...]
The Turbo Fruits will be part of Quintron's Annual Lundi Gras show at One Eyed Jacks on March 7, 2011 03.03: Sun Hotel + The Blue Party + Caddywhompus - Cafe Prytania 03.04: Dave Nada + Musa + Brice Nice + Beyond Doubt - Maison Upstairs 03.05: Big Freedia + High Rankin - CAC Warehouse 03.06: Papa Grows Funk + Big Chief Monk Boudreaux - d.b.a. [...]
Monotonix, those crazy Israeli rockers are back in Paris for an insane concert at La Maroquinerie! If you like psych-rock music, long & curly hair, rainbow underwear, and dirty bodies running on top of the crowd yelling like mad and whipping girls with his mic cable : This concert is for you ! It's already sold-out but we have 3x2 tickets to go jump around, who's in?
The entire idea of a stage vanished.Â Or you could say the audience became the stage for this militant Israeli garage punk band. At the very moment the Monotonix began their set, the lead singer leapt onto the crowd and proceeded to rock out and walk over the moshers while using the ceilingâs metal bars as support. Not only the lead singer, but the guitarist, the drummer, and the entire drum set spent most of the set suspended by the audiences hands and heads, travelling back and forth across the intimate venue. No drink in the crowd was safe; beers [...]
Monotonix are one of the greatest live bands I have ever had the privilege of seeing perform. Saturday night the Israeli madmen played the DIY venue known simply as 285 Kent. I got to the show early because I was convinced it would sell out. We caught some of The Stalkers set and then headed to The Levee for some drinks. We got back right around when Pujols went on. I never really listened to
Photo by Giles Smith Monotonix 's reputation has always preceded the band, blazing through cites like an alcohol-fueled wildfire whenever the Israeli garage-rock trio heads out on tour. (Which, considering how the band has been banned from the majority of the live-music venues in its native Tel Aviv, is pretty often.) Monotonix is not exactly the kind of band you see live because you like the music; it's more akin to watching a sweaty, bearded, short-shorts-wearing circus act do its shock-rock thing at a venue that probably won't survive the performance. But, in addition [...]
So Monotonix played at Kings last Thursday. I had no idea what to expect. I've heard that it is a good show and that they are "crazy" but man oh man... my buddies did a horrible job preparing me. I was sad to leave the battles at Tir Na nOg (we had Shards, RBT, Squall and Thieves) but I could hear Kings beckoning me so I finally departed.Â Kings was packed. I grabbed a beer and stood in the middle of the floor, a good spot to watch the band play on stage. But [...]
The great Monotonix is playing what is rumored to be their last ever NYC show tonight. It's in the DIY space known simply as 285 Kent. The cover is $13 but considering this show will likely go down in infamy it's more than worth it. Monotonixw/ Pujol, Federation X, The Stalkers@285 Kent Ave$13
Recommended Show: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2011 MONOTONIX @ 285 KENT AVENUE 285 Kent Ave Brooklyn, NY 11211 $TBA, 8PM If you've never seen Monotonix live before then you've never really seen a live show. The wild Tel-Aviv act are completely off the wall and insane. Expect the entire band to be lifted over you, the lead singer to nab a hat off your head, or any other number of unpredictable antics. Deluka @ Rockbar Pendulum @ Irving Plaza Lyrics [...]
Monotonix treating me to my first Bar Mitzvah experience at One Eyed Jack's on January 31, 2011 There was something ominous about the thick fog that rolled into New Orleans on the evening of January 31, 2011. This, of course, made us all very excited, as few thrills can top the combination of hazardous driving conditions in the Crescent City and a Caddywhompus show at One Eyed Jackâs.Â But it didn't stop there, as Caddywhompus was merely the opener on a bill that also included Why Are We Building Such a Big Ship? and [...]
Monotonix wants to kick your ass. Not literally, of course, but with sound, and at the end of their latest album,Â Not Yet , the band would be happy to share a beer afterwards, too. Like a punk rock Rolling Stones, Monotonix brings its A game and holds nothing back. The band knows exactly who they are and has no intention of "maturing" or "experimenting" or any of that other crap. No, they simply want to rock. Not Yet is a full-on assault of punk rock grooves thatâs meant to perpetuate what we already [...]
Monotonix + Why Are We Building Such A Big Ship? + Caddywhompus performing at One Eyed Jacks on January 31, 2011
Dia 3: MĂŁo Morta - Rivoli, Porto Dia 7: Band of Horses - Aula Magna, Lisboa Dia 11: Wooden Wand - Cine-Teatro, Estarreja Dia 17: John Cale - TAGV, Coimbra; Paus - Lux, Lisboa Dia 18: JosĂ© MĂĄrio Branco - Rivoli, Porto; Kimi DjabatĂ© - Music Box, Lisboa Dia 19: John Cale - Centro Cultural Vila Flor, GuimarĂŁes Dia 20: John Cale - Teatro Aveirense, Aveiro Dia 24: John Cale - Teatro JosĂ© LĂșcio da Silva, Leiria Dia 25: John Cale - Teatro-Cine, Torres Vedras Dia 26: John Cale - Teatro VirgĂnia, Torres Novas Dia 27: Monotonix - ZDB, Lisboa