It’s widely understood that the primary appeal of Israel’s garage-rock three-piece Monotonix is the unparalleled, fire-wielding, haphazard spectacle of their live show. And it’s true: While performing at Exit/In in October of 2009, the furry, sweaty, semi-nude trio of savage little men played among — and above — the crowd, moving from the front of the venue to the top of the bar to dangling precariously from the balcony, all the while traveling and having their gear transported in the arms and above the heads of an enraptured audience. So yes: See Monotonix for the shock value of watching members Ami Shalev — the frontman, who has an appearance something like that of a vagrant magician — Yonatan Gat and Haggai Fershtman dump garbage and beer on one another, wrestle with audience members and beat the living shit out of your comfort zone. But don’t think for a second that the tunes themselves aren’t pretty blazing, as well. Their brand-new sophomore LP, Not Yet, features enough brash, punk-tempo barrage rock to sate most garage-dwelling punkers. Scene faves PUJOL open.
That's 9 p.m. at The End, $10. And hey, it's an oldie, but let's watch that video from that time they were in Knoxville and Ami wanted to tell a story: