Brighton and Hove News » Monakis to headline Brighton’s Green Door Store


Monakis live at Concorde 2, Brighton 29.5.22 (photo Sara-Louise Bowrey) (click to enlarge)

Friday 14th October is certainly one of the most exciting dates on the Brighton concert calendar if you like rowdy up-and-coming indie bands!

Bangin’ local threesome Monakis have announced that they will be headlining at the popular Green Door Store that evening and will be supported by two other excellent outfits from Sussex, namely city ​​dog and hot wax. So you have the perfect ingredients for an explosive evening in Brighton!

Monakis live at The Hope & Ruin, Brighton 13.03.20 (photos Cris Watkins Photography/PunkInFocus) (click to enlarge)

Tickets cost just £4 in advance. That works out to just £1.33 per group – DEAL! Doors open at 7pm, so I’d be down early if I were you! Grab yours HERE.

The Green Door Store will host the concert (photo Nick Linazasoro) (click to enlarge)

Let’s meet the bands……….

Monakis are a new wave punk trio from Brighton. Debuting in December 2019, the band consists of James Porter (bass/vocals), Aaron Butler (guitar/vocals) and Joe Mctaggart (drums).

Monakis live at The Hope & Ruin, Brighton 19.12.20 (photos Cris Watkins Photography/PunkInFocus) (click to enlarge)

Monakis brings powerful, raw and fast sound to the underground scene. The band have already turned heads with their huge amounts of energy and aggressiveness that comes through in their live performances. The music team at Brighton & Hove News are aware of this, having seen blitzkrieg performances from them before. Check out one of our reviews HERE.

Monakis live at Rossi Bar, Brighton 08.02.20 (photos Sara-Louise Bowrey Photography) (click to enlarge)

You can hear a wide range of influences in their music, Aaron delivers unique and authentic guitar melodies inspired by Andy Gill from Gang Of Four. This, combined with Joe’s technical beats, as well as your classic punk vocals, brings with it nostalgia for the likes of Cockney Rejects and The Sex Pistols. The lyrics take a literal and direct approach to the problems of modern society and politics. Monakis wants to give a voice to our generation, protest and unite people through their music.

City Dog live at Concorde 2, Brighton 3.3.22 (photos Cris Watkins/PunkInFocus) (click to enlarge)

We caught a Brighton-based psychedelic alternative rock trio city ​​dog live in Brighton in March when they supported Buzzcocks at Concorde 2, where we reported that “It was my first meeting with this young trio and I’m sure it won’t be the last….. City Dog is a nice number”. Read our review of that night HERE.

Find City Dog on Facebook HERE.

HotWax at De La Warr Pavilion 26.9.21 (photos Sara-Louise Bowrey Photography)/(Bottom right) at St Mary In The Castle, Hastings 27.8.22 (photo David Bruce/RAR) (click to enlarge)

hot wax were in Brighton a few days ago when they headlined Prince Albert. We said that “The set of psych-rock songs to get high in Boomtown to vibe to isn’t always my thing, but the genius of HotWax’s set was their refusal to conform to just one specific subgenre”. Read our review of that night HERE.

To learn more about HotWax, visit their “linktree” HERE.

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