Yonaton Gat with An Anderson and Creature from Dell Pond
It should come as no surprise that after years of touring with his band Monotonix, once hailed by SPIN as “the most exciting live band in rock’n’roll,” that Yonatan Gat would carry that same intensity in his own act. Live, his power trio is experienced on the floor inside the audience, with contrasted lighting pointing at the band members as they tear through “a wholly fresh fusion of psychedelic sounds and rhythms from around the globe, with nods to free jazz and served with an unabashed punk spirit”. Gat’s wildly inventive guitar assumes simultaneous lead and rhythm roles, blending punk rock with Middle Eastern styles, backed by Gal Lazer’s hard-hitting African-influenced grooves and Sergio Sayeg’s (of Brazilian psychedelic rockers Garotas Suecas) melodic anchor.
Portland’s resident riff-gurus An Anderson join the bill with a set of fresh pieces off their highly anticipated sophomore album. Boston post-punk princes Creature From Dell Pond rip through their new album, Dirty Deli to open up the evening.
“Monotonix guitarist and string virtuoso Yonatan Gat has reinvented himself as a world-music riff maven” – Time Out New York
“Gat’s Jimi-Hendrix-meets-Godzilla guitar tone is the instrument by which the band brings the arena-rock experience within your immediate reach and, because of the energy level relative to the scale, makes it more explosive and cathartic than anything you could ever see on a bigger stage” – NY Press