Yonatan Gat

Resident Presents

Yonatan Gat

Prettiest Eyes, Criminal Hygiene

Wed · May 16, 2018

7:30 pm

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

Yonatan Gat
Yonatan Gat
Yonatan Gat is a guitarist, producer and composer based in NYC. His solo work was featured in the New York Times, Pitchfork, Vice, New Yorker and People Magazine. He was chosen “Best Guitarist in New York” by the Village Voice in 2013. His work transcends genre, operating between rock'n'roll, performance art and beyond category.

He came to be known as one of the world's top performers as founder and guitarist of Monotonix, hailed by SPIN as "the most exciting live band in rock’n’roll” with concerts literally destroying the border between performer and audience, concerts that were controversial enough to get them banned from playing their home country of Israel, and 2010 saw Gat relocating to NYC, while continuing to tour the world tirelessly. In the last ten years Gat played 1,500 concerts in 50 countries and 5 continents.

He began to record and perform as a solo artist in 2014, maintaining the raw energy he became known for while switching his focus away from the shock-performance style of Monotonix to a more ritualistic, improvised and shamanic musical exploration. His concerts remain sweaty, immersive interventions set in the center of the crowd, surrounded by a dancing, dazzled audience.

SPIN referred to a these concerts as a "religious experience, a punk-grounded improvisational journey," adding "you’ve never seen anything like it before. Cults have been formed over less”.
Prettiest Eyes
Prettiest Eyes
Prettiest Eyes operates as a three piece. Members Pachy (Drums & Vocals) and Marcos (Bass) from San Juan, Puerto Rico met Paco Casanova (Keyboards & Electronics) from Juarez, Mexico and decided to form the second phase of the band after the original keyboardist Love Juice decided to leave the group shortly after its initial emergence. Based in Los Angeles, California the band crafts a notoriously popular live show that blends elements of Psych-Punk, Noise, Krautrock and Industrial with a solid blues-based backbone. The end result is loaded with razor-sharp elements and buzzing keyboards processed through effect pedals for an excruciating crunch.
"they are captivating, they are odd, they make strange and interesting choices… futuristic and yet drawn from the same sonic sludge that all mankind derives from.

they live and breathe early Los Angeles punk vibes while still innovating at every turn.

there is electricity in this sound.


for fans of Screamers, Suicide, Chrome, and yes, a hint of a down unda Birthday Party.” - John Dwyer
Criminal Hygiene
Criminal Hygiene
Criminal Hygiene was formed on October 3rd, 2011 over a couple of really good burgers at Olympian Family Restaurant in South Central Los Angeles. Eat lunch there and you might start a band too, its a fucking great establishment. On that shameless day, founding member Michael Fiore took a break from his double bacon cheese to share with founding member James Pratley Watson a simple idea: "Let's record some music…" to which, James replied: "Let's get drunk first…" The duo did those things that day, and thus, Criminal Hygiene was formed. At this time, they were in their last year at the University of Southern California, and frequently skipped class over the next 7 months to get drunk in the middle of the day to record music. They were angry, lost, and generally not giving a fuck. Since then, an angel by the name of Sean "Birdman" Erickson swooped down from Tacoma on the wings of his incredible mustache to join the band on drums. With the addition of Birdman, Criminal Hygiene became a real band, with purpose and meaning for themselves, and they even released the CRMNL HYGNE LP in early 2013. Since then, James has been replaced by another Michael (Michael "Chili" Hiller) and they've spend the majority of their time playing shows, delivering pizza and burning trees on their front lawn.
Venue Information:
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428 S Hewitt Street
Los Angeles, CA, 90013
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