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Thursday, January 07, 2010

Nice review of the New Years show from Web In Front

Boyyyy, that's an unflattering picture of me in there, but I'll take a Nick Cave comparison ANY TIME.

Following the strangely hypnotic and always-entertaining Balloon Bass, the Monolators attacked their opening set with a vicious, limb-flailed frenzy, with frontman Eli Chartkoff riding the nimble, marrow-smashing rhythms of bassist Ashley Jex and wife Mary Chartkoff like Nick Cave’s skinny younger brother, all throat-peeling howls and mad-preacher abandon, while guitarist Ray Gurrola sent off one spiky and nerve-tangled riff after another. When the band erupted with the melodic sneer of “Ruby, I’m Changing My Number,” complete with Eli running through the crowd, his wire-tangled mic stand dragging behind him like lashing metal tail, it was a shot of punkish bliss that cemented the Monolators’ status as one of L.A. indie’s most reliably anarchic and underrated acts.

Thanks Travis! LINK.


At 11:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice post. thanks.

At 11:54 AM, Blogger Eli Monolator said...

You're welcome, mysterious stranger.


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