Something to look forward to this semester: Monotonix, a purportedly insane rock band known for its debaucherous live shows and hailed by Spin as “the most exciting live band in rock ‘n roll”, is coming to Wes in April thanks to the Alternative Music Social Collective.
“Eventually finding themselves banned from most of the venues in Tel Aviv, 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 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 audience members to pour on themselves, and generally turning their shows into unabashed, frenzied dance parties.”
Alright! Here’s a taste, a clip from a recent show: