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MONK 9 mentioned on Windy City Live July 28th 2011

SOUTHSIDE TANYA VEGA reviews MONK 9 at PEACE FEST CHICAGO June 19th 2011
On Sunday, SouthSide rocked part of the afternoon at the final day of Chicago Peace Fest 2011 beginning with her good friends, Monk 9 (http://www.monk9.com) who kicked off the long lineup of hot local music. This rockin' costumed duo performed another electrifying set of space experimental/psychedelia music featuring songs like Down With Me and Nasty Girl in which this reviewer highly suggests checking out their YouTube hit about Charlie Sheen (it's nose candy, blogspot readers) and their Neil Diamond cover of Love On The Rocks.

OAK LAWN PATCH  March 25, 2011 "Monk 9 brings “space rock” vibe to local music scene" By Erik J. Martin

SOUTHSIDE TANYA VEGA reviews MONK 9 at the EXIT Chicago Feb 9th 2011
This popular duo known as Monk 9 made another stellar appearance as well as performance during the music portion of the Cavalcade. They rocked the upstairs of The Exit with its hardcore electro/funk rock groove which certainly had the audience mesmerized by the unique sound. Monk's music always performed under a vibrant guitar (electric/bass combined) riffs and percussion rhythms. SouthSide has seen this duo rock the stage more than twice ...and each time they add something new and/or different to their set. This time, Monk added a lively yet funkified soul sound to two Rolling Stones classics - Sympathy For The Devil and Heartbreaker. Both songs combined were done more reverently than originally intended but drawing out the soul/R&B sound without tainting its rock-n-roll roots. Plus it highlighted Monk's (the groovy guy on guitar) vocals within a soulful vibe ...hopefully there will be more moments like this one, blogspot readers, in which we see the soulful side to Monk 9 under an electric funk cloud. Everyone was Get(ting) Down Tonight (the duo's smokin' hot KC & the Sunshine Band cover) with them as they closed their performance with SouthSide's favorite, Nasty Girl. It's highly recommended that blogspot readers check out the electrifying modern version of the Jimi Hendrix-esque experience known as Monk 9. Visit http://www.monk9.com for more details and when they're rockin' the stage again.

SOUTHSIDE TANYA VEGA reviews MONK 9 at The Abby Pub Jan 14 2011
Monk 9 dazzled the crowded pub with a rockin', high energy psychedelic/hardcore two-man show. And it's not just the music that will attract you, blogspot readers. Dig the crazy costumes in which they rock the stage with blood-curdling riffs and percussion rhythms ...lots of vibrant sound to keep you groovin' to the beat. Liston to their songs Nasty Girl and Leave Me Alone as well as a rockin' version of KC and the Sunshine Band's Get Down Tonight.

SOUTHSIDE TANYA VEGA reviews MONK 9 at The Exit Sept 2010
Recently rocking the stage at Elbo Room, this duo mysteriously named Monk 9 bursted into their set with a BANG! To SouthSide it was more like "wham-bam-gonna-hit-your-face" BAM of rockin' sound. She liked Monk's funky groove that featured 9 on electronic bass/guitar and Monk on percussion. Both musicians performed each song with energy and gusto which brought excitement to this Exit audience. This set had momentum that wouldn't quit. They rocked out their performance with a HOT KC & the Sunshine Band cover, Get Down Tonight. Though there was less disco, it had plenty of funk/rock sound for SouthSide to dance along with the band. She also highly suggests listening Leave Me Alone and Nasty Girl. For more information, visit http://www.monk9.com

MAD CHICAGO