Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Monotonix breaks a leg

Posted By on Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 3:43 PM

click to enlarge PRIDE GOETH BEFORE A FALL: Montonix performed at the Drunken Unicorn on Jan. 23
  • PRIDE GOETH BEFORE A FALL: Montonix performed at the Drunken Unicorn on Jan. 23

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Garage rockers Monotonix have achieved notoriety among their fans for their sweaty and rowdy performances. So when front man Ami Shalev clutched his leg in pain and called for a doctor just 15 minutes into a recent South Florida show, the crowd thought he was only crying wolf. BrooklynVegan reports:

"I think we finally managed to make history," Shalev said. The crowd cheered, figuring it would be an announcement about the band's debut appearance south of Orlando.

"After more than 700 shows, I think I finally broke my leg," he continued.

More cheering. This was part of the stunt, right?

"Is there a doctor or paramedic?" he asked.

"Suck it up!" Someone yelled.

"Pussy!" Another heckler cried.

But Shalev was obivously in pain. "Fuck you!" he yelled, wincing and grabbing his thigh. "What I need is a doctor or a paramedic, or a wheelchair. Or just a chair." He repeated the request again at least twice.

The band canceled their show in Athens the following night but will otherwise continue to tour as planned. Check out photos of their recent Atlanta performance with Hawks and the Coathangers at the Drunken Unicorn.

(Photo by Perry Julien)

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