New Oakland-based label Guitars & Bongos – first release engineered by Greg Ashley

If you see a lot of live music in the Bay Area you certainly have encountered Eran Yarkon. Eran is from Israel but moved here in 1999. The Bay Area live music scene has no fan more dedicated. The guy has his finger on the pulse so to speak. Eran turned me on to Monotonix (from Tel Aviv) and their performances at Treasure Island 2010 and the Rickshaw in January 2011 were truly legendary. Eran is a laid back, friendly guy that seems to know everyone. It should be no surprise (except to himself perhaps) that he recently created his [...]

Dripping Ceilings: Monotonix at Rickshaw Stop with Ty Segall and Nodzzz

Sometimes I feel like I've seen it all with Rock and Roll, but when I first saw Monotonix at Treasure Island last year I realized I was wrong (again). Monotonix hail from Tel Aviv, and life there certainly creates quite a few interesting characters. The band claims this is their last tour, as the drummer, Bonanza, is about to be a father. "This is a historic moment" yelled lead singer Ami Shalev, insisting everyone sit on the floor. The band pulled a lot of the same moves as they did at Treasure Island, but it was far more intense in [...]

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Recommended, 1/24-1/30: Phil Manley as Life Coach, the insanity of Monotonix, Deerhoof, and Tape Deck Mountain

Every Monday, we'll be offering you early picks for some of the week's best concerts. Do you think we omitted something worthwhile? Let us know in the comments! Be sure to visit our Local Concert Calendar for an expanded set of daily listings. Phil Manley - "Life Coach" Barn Owl - "Light from the Mesa" Monotonix - "Before I Pass Away" Ty Segall - "California Commercial (live)" Deerhoof – "Hitch Hike" (LiLiPUT cover) Tape Deck Mountain ‒ "It Goes Down" New Mexico – "Get A Job" White Cloud – “Galapagos” Deerhoof - I Did Crimes for You by Polyvinyl Records [...]

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