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The Israeli trio Monotonix claims it’s been banned from “playing almost everywhere” in its home country, according to press materials. Which seems a bit grand for a garage band, till you figure that setting pants on fire, chasing after showgoers, and misappropriating beer (for bathing, fire fighting, cooling off) usually figure in the group’s shows. Sonically, the music is appropriately sloppy and loud, but sound isn’t really what you’re meant to get out of a Monotonix show. The members of the band would probably rather that you pay attention to the flames creeping toward you along the floor of the venue.
Monotonix performs at 8:30 P.M. on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at The Rock & Roll Hotel, 1353 H St. NE. $12–14. (202) 388-7625.