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Soundcheck: The Monolators @ Spaceland, 10/25/08

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Part of an ongoing series.

On Saturday, locals The Monolators (MySpace) -- covered previously here -- celebrated the release of their new album Don't Dance at Spaceland (MySpace) in Silver Lake, along with Correatown (MySpace), You, Me, and Iowa (MySpace), and Summer Darling (MySpace).

The Monolators finale, "We Fell Dead", was nothing short of epic, with drummer Mary Chartkoff on gong and a whopping nine bassists onstage, which included bandmembers from the aforementioned Correatown and Summer Darling, as well as I Make This Sound (MySpace), Red Rockets Glare (MySpace), The Voyeurs (MySpace), The Flying Tourbillon Orchestra (MySpace), and The Henry Clay People (MySpace).

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Next month, The Monolators will perform a residency on Monday nights at Pehrspace (MySpace in Echo Park, chronicling their own musical anthology, with November 3rd (Week One, 2002-04) including Pizza! (MySpace), Kyle H. Mabson (MySpace), and Zombelle (MySpace), November 10th (Week Two, 2005-06) including 60-Watt Kid (MySpace), Health Club (MySpace), Manhattan Murder Mystery (MySpace), and Billygoat, November 17th (Week Three, 2006-07) including Fertile Crescent (MySpace), Shirley Rolls (MySpace), and The Voyeurs (MySpace), and November 24th (Week Four, 2008) including Icy Demons (MySpace), Kevin Shields (MySpace), Milton Melvin Croissant III (MySpace), and Ema and the Ghosts (MySpace).