A onetime tank commander in the Israeli army, Ami Shalev now leads Monotonix around the world on a tireless touring schedule. Not to downplay the band's blistering rock, but the Tel Aviv trio might be best known for its raucous stage show, which perfectly translates the intensity of Shalev's former position. If the band's last stop in town, playing with Gay Witch Abortion and the Guystorm, is any indication, the Uptown Bar is in for a showcase of sweaty acrobatics and bloodcurdling howls. Accompanying the band for its first of two Minneapolis shows on the current tour will be Vampire Hands, the Millionth Word, and Condo$. 21+. Also Saturday, with the God Damn Doo Wop Band and Fuck Knights.
Fridays, Saturdays, 9 p.m. Starts: Feb. 13. Continues through Feb. 14, 2009