We are overly excited to present Monotonix live at Black Tape on Fri 9th May.
One of Andy L’s favourite shows at SXSW last month (where they seemed to be talked about everywhere) the Monotonix live experience is perfect for Henry’s, where their ridiculously high-energy, confrontational approach will go down a treat.
Hailing from Tel Aviv, Israel, a city not famous for its rock n roll scene, this garage-rock 3-piece formed in November 2005, set up on the floor of a club amongst the audience, and the party began. The catch being that the party usually got too wild, the power got cut, the cops were called and Monotonix were banned from playing again almost everywhere in Tel Aviv. Before long, they were looking for good places to play outside of Israel. The band have spent the last year or more touring incessantly around North America and a bit of Europe, supporting the likes of Silver Jews, Queens Of The Stone Age, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, The Thermals and Dark Meat.
But what of the tunes? Massive, is the answer. Raw, melodic, danceable and satisfyingly heavy. Their forthcoming EP on Drag City “Body Language” (produced by Tim Green of the Fucking Champs) sounds almost like a Monotonix show. What you can’t hear is, as one astounded blogger put it, ‘the sound of your heart beating in your ears after having been chased around the room by a vocalist with his pants literally on fire’. If by now the Monotonix live show does not sound like an eye-watering, undergarment-dampening prospect then you may want to consult your GP.
"Think guitar riffs like Death from Above 1979, but less pretty-boy attitude." —The Seattle Stranger
"Grand-Funk-meets-Fugazi fury." —Noise Pop
"Like Ozzy singing for The Black Keys" —Daytrotter
"It makes the Black Keys sound like Duke Ellington, while evoking R.L. Burnside, Black Flag and Gogol Bordello in profoundly disturbing ways" — TimeOut Chicago
First listen to the tunes - http://www.myspace.com/monotonix
Then see what the live show is like - http://vimeo.com/838873
Then see the short clip Andy shot at SXSW at the end of their set - http://vimeo.com/808996
Monotonix will bring their riotous brand of garage rock to Henry's for a very special night indeed. Expect crowd-surfing, huge riffage and general destruction, with a large twist of fun.
As usual we will have our eclectic mix of guest DJs, and if you want to have a go (no experience necessary), email us at [email protected] with a sample playlist.
9th May also sees the return of our fabulous usherettes after a hiatus, serving up the best sweets and cake to get you hyped up on sugar and e-numbers.
BLACK TAPE with Monotonix
Friday 9th May
HENRY’S CELLAR BAR Morrison Street, Edinburgh
Only £5 ENTRY, £4 b4 midnight
About Black Tape:
“It’s democracy on the dancefloor, as punters get an opportunity to play half hour slots of Indie/Electro/Punk/Soul/Hip Hop and anything else they fancy. Anything goes if it’s good! Email [email protected] to get involved.”
None of this glamourous DJ nonsense. None of the bandwagon jumping. We play good music. And YOU can too.
Think of a new track you’re bursting to share with the rest of the world. Think of those amazing early tracks by bands that now fill bloated stadiums. Think of those tunes you used to wait all night for in clubs that have disappeared out of fashion. Think of a divine mix of indie, classic pop, rock, soul, electro, punk, electronica, hip hop and everything in between that leaves you in a heap on the dancefloor at the end of the night. Black Tape plays these tracks, and then asks YOU to have a go at playing them yourself. Remember what it feels like to finish a mix tape for a friend and look at the tracklisting and just wish you could broadcast it to the entire world? Well now you can, at least to a bunch of like-minded people in a club.
We are giving half-hour DJ slots to anyone that wants one – providing you can make an impression and make people dance. If YOU want to DJ at Black Tape, please email us at [email protected] with a sample list of tunes you might play, or bring us along a CD to one of our nights.
NO (SUPPOSED) SUPERSTAR DJs. NO TRANCE. NO PETS.
Maybe we’ll play:
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Seafood, Blur, British Sea Power, Bloc Party, Interpol, Joy Division, The Postal Service, Le Tigre, Beck, J5, Radiohead, Flaming Lips, Al Green, CSS, Spinto Band, We Are Scientists, Otis Redding, Maximo Park, Gorillaz, Sonic Youth, Peter Bjorn & John, Super Furry Animals, Bjork, Metric, Asian Dub Foundation, Elastica, Ladytron, The Arcade Fire, Sugababes, Jackie Wilson, Strokes, Longpigs, Scissors For Lefty, Young Knives, The Coral, Pavement, New Order, Broken Social Scene, Basement Jaxx, Clinic, The Knife, The Jam, Eels, The Kinks, Rage Against the Machine, McLusky, New Young Pony Club, Sons and Daughters, Sleater Kinney, The Gossip, Piney Gir, Mylo, The Beach Boys, Hefner, Trail Of Dead, Belle & Sebastian, Violent Femmes, Pulp, Guillemots, Symposium, Kenickie, Stevie Wonder, Beastie Boys, Bis, Justin Timberlake, Sultans of Ping FC, Soulwax, Hole, Electric 6, Human League, Klaxons, Raveonettes, The White Stripes, Supergrass, Rapture, LCD Soundsystem, YSPWSD, Elvis, Suede, The Faint, Good Shoes, !!!, Johnny Cash, Architecture in Helsinki, Talking Heads, The Specials, Lush, My Vitrol, Sleeper, Datarock, The Long Blondes, Devo, TV On The Radio, Foals, Low Miffs, The Cure, The Breeders, Selecter, The Wedding Present, At The Drive In, Buddy Holly, Wolf Parade, Manic Street Preachers, White Stripes, The Blood Arm, The Supremes, Diana Ross, Modest Mouse, Brakes, Outkast, The Go! Team, Pixies, Lionel Ritchie, The Crocketts, NERD, The Ramones, Ash, Bruce Springsteen, Snow Patrol, Muse, The Clash, Ooberman, Prince, The Stone Roses, The Beatles, Chemical Brothers, Beastie Boys, Weezer, The Smiths, Erasure, Smashing Pumpkins, Charlatans, Velvet Underground, Pixies, Buzzcocks, Wolf Parade,Moldy Peaches, 3 Colours Red, Idlewild, Spank Rock, Beck, Girls Aloud, QOTSA, Rolling Stones, Radio 4, Battle, The Pipettes, Daft Punk, Gloria Jones, De La Soul, Morning Runner, A Tribe Called Quest, Editors, MSTRKRFT, Death From Above 1979, Jamie T, Test Icicles.
...but you know, it’s kind of up to YOU.
At Black Tape we’re all about giving you what you want. So much so that we’re willing to let you take over for half an hour at the decks, and play whatever you like, as long as what you want isn’t Mika, or for that matter. The Rifles. Cockney Cunts. So drop us an email at [email protected] and give us a taste of what you might play. If you’re up to standards then the dj slot is yours.
Official Website: http://www.blacktapeclub.co.uk
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