Local media was buzzing after the recent Monotonix show! Here’s what they had to say…
A VERY special thanks to the folks at Madison Music Review for allowing us to post amazing shots from the show by F. Simani and Ankur Molhotra! Be sure to check out the rest of the shots here, and here.
“…their brand of fuzzed out guitar riffs, pounding drums and primal screams move a crowd into a frenzy almost instantly, as seen by those in attendance on Thursday night. Monotonix’s history of being banned from a slew of Tel Aviv clubs and shows across the globe being cut short by security seems to follow them everywhere they go. As they took the stage I couldn’t help but wonder how long they would actually be allowed to play for. Wisconsin branded short shorts, trash can dumpings, Tarzan-like scaling of support beams, crowd surfing musicians and all; Monotonix took over the High Noon and didn’t let up until the last glimpse of Shalev’s hairy tuches.”
–Dave Kreisman, Dane101 (Full review and photos here.)
“The last frontier for all this chaos was clearly the High Noon’s balcony, and eventually the band made the inevitable migration up there. Perched above the visibly nervous soundman, Shalev held Fershtman’s cymbals aloft for a verse before diving back into the fray. The enthusiastic crowd ate every bit of it up—between songs, Fershtman simply could not dole out the high fives fast enough.
The nagging question with any show like this is always: What could they possibly do for a closer? Monotonix’s surprisingly utopian answer was to strap Gat’s guitar to an unsuspecting audience member, freeing up all three bandmembers to crowdsurf together in the ensuing racket.”
–M. King, Decider Madison (Full review and photos here.)
“Four hundred people packed into the High Noon for Monotonix, laughing and gasping at the antics, and sweating. The air was sticky. Monotonix let out the show shortly after midnight by giving their instruments to willing audience members, then dove together head-first off the stage.
The whole performance was documented within an inch of its life. Every other person had a camera — including two photographers from Rolling Stone who drove up from Chicago to shoot the show. Fancy gear and bazooka lens sprouted off their ultra-expensive cameras like robotic arms.”
–Katjusa Cisar, 77 Square (Full review and photos here.)
Were you at the show? What did you think?
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