Cafe Saki, (upstairs) 2 Wilsmlow Road, Manchester £5 UK pounds
Monotonix (Tel Aviv)
“You hit my girlfriend in the head with a trash can, and as I much I love her, you were still the best fucking band I’ve seen in ages.”
Taking a break from their tour of Europe and the UK where they are supporting The Silver Jews, Monotonix drop off at the Café Saki to entertain the people of Mancherster with their brand of garage, punk rock.
“Dissatisfied with the state of the music scene in their hometown of Tel Aviv, the Israeli trio Monotonix formed in November of 2005 with the mission of re-defining the rock show. The band, consisting of singer Ami Shalev, guitarist Yonaten Gat and drummer Ran Shimoni, channel riff heavy influences of Led Zeppelin, the Sonics and Thin Lizzy to create raw, driving rock & roll. They would set up on the floor among the crowd and proceed to turn every performance into a wild party, wild enough that more often than not they would find the power shut off on them or the police called to break up the show. Having accomplish their mission in Tel Aviv and defying the expectations of what a rock & roll show should be, they were eventually banned from most of the venues in their hometown, the band decided to leave Israel so they could tour the United States and Europe. From 2006 to 2007, Monotonix played over 300 shows around the world, including SXSW and a tour with the Silver Jews. These tours furthered their reputation as a band whose shows are not watched, but experienced. Monotonix have become known for setting themselves and their equipment on fire, stealing drinks from the audience members to pour on themselves and generally turn their shows into unabashed, frenzied dance parties. In 2007 the band recorded their first EP – Body Language – with Tim Green of the Fucking Champs.” – AllMusic.com
“The Israeli garage-punk trio is unlike anything you’ve ever witnessed” – Washington Post
“Unforgettable and thrilling chaos” – New Toronto
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