Buzzed Bands Podcast, Ep. 2 w/ Cold Blood Club

Monday, February 07, 2011

Monotonix Played 285 Kent, Playing Last US Show Tonight In Philly

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 them but they were pretty good. They have a very Jersey sound and had their Titus Andronicus/Springsteen moments.

Frankly though all I cared about was seeing Monotonix. Once Pujols cleared out we grabbed a few more drinks and waited for Monotonix. Honestly, the show was a blur but had everything you would expect. There was crowd surfing, wall scaling, stage diving, sweat, dancing, beer spraying and so on. At one point Monotonix was standing on the bar using it as a stage. Apparently the actual stage was on the wrong side of the venue.

At the end of the craziness they asked everyone to sit down on the floor. Once everyone shut the fuck up they announced that they're getting old (the singer is 46) and have families and that this would be their last time in Brooklyn. I expected them to bust into a song after the announcement but they didn't. That was the show, not quite the ending I had hoped for but the show itself was amazing.

Tonight they play their last ever US show in Philly at some DIY joint called The Ox. I was planning on attending but it doesn't look like it's going to work out. If you're in Philly and you miss this show you are an asshole. 

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