Tickets: Monotonix and Black Eyes and Neckties
Image via Josh
Neumos may have lost their minds, to your advantage–horror punk act Black Eyes and Neckties are opening for Unnatural Helpers and the destructive force of Monotonix. Who they are allowing to set up on the floor.
Let’s just pause and review that for a second. Black Eyes and Neckties will start the show covered in fake blood and almost certainly be smeared in a little bit of the real stuff by the end. The last time I saw them, singer Brad Lockhart was in a wheelchair after breaking a foot and spraining his ankles during a show, and I still managed to get clocked in the head by a fake skull during a particularly dramatic bit of cabinet destroying. (I immediately sent their album to my teenage brother.) On both feet and with this being their last Seattle show ever, I can’t imagine that they’ll hold anything back. Just these guys on the bill would make for an epic night.
But then there’s still Monotonix to watch! Those crazy Israelis had their Bumbershoot set last year shut down in about 11 minutes. They’ll spend the entire performance on top of whatever they can climb, possibly while on fire. You might be holding up the band while they sit on top of the drums and play from there, like they did at the Comet last year. In the middle of the afternoon at the Sunset they handed out pieces of the drum kit and took to the streets. Mayhem is generally an understatement, and I’m not sure it’s possible to do anything but love these sweaty, smelly guys,
It’ll be an unmissable show, if only because Neumos might not be left standing by the end of it. (Ok, also because both bands play good enough music that the spectacle isn’t even the best part of the show.) And we have a pair to give away to one of you! Email us at seattle.metblogs @ gmail.com with the subject line “Monotonix” (or tell us you want them on the twitter: @seattlemetblogs) by Friday morning to be entered to win them.