THE MONKS at the Townhouse Tonite!

Posted on April 7, 2010 – 4:55 PM | by OldManFoster
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Transatlantic Feedback, the documentary about bizarro 60’s proto-punk band The Monks will screen tonite at DJ Roger’s Record Club Movie Night at the Townhouse.

Take five US GI’s stationed in Germany circa 1960, add rock and roll, electric banjo, bald spots shaved into their heads, noose neckties, anti-war anti-Beatle songs built on angular jagged rhythms and you have the Monks.  The Monks influenced acts as diverse as Jimi Hendrix and Can, and are often cited as progenitors of noise rock and new wave.   Unlike a lot of over-hyped rock ‘legends’ The Monks were everything they were reputed to be, and the back story is even stranger than the stage show.

7:30 PM, All Ages, Free

Town House, 1517 21st Street

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