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April 9, 2012
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We’ve been working like dogs to get ready for the live Mechanookie show this Saturday at the Hudson Theater in Hollywood, and I hope you can come. You don’t need to have listened to any of the episodes to follow along, we’re doing the whole play from front to back. Tickets still available here: www.mechanookie.com Hope you can make it!

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Tickets for live Mechanookie show in April on sale now

March 26, 2012
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Tickets for live Mechanookie show in April on sale now

I’m excited to announce that tickets to the live show of Mechanookie, with the full cast and music and everything, are on sale now–you can buy tickets via paypal here: http://www.mechanookie.com/tickets.php $10 for an evening of short pants and Joan Collins. Show is on Saturday, April 14 at 9pm at the Hudson Theater (yes, an actual theater with seats) in Hollywood. No other bands, the show actually starts at 9pm! Hope to see you there.

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Episode 3 up today!

March 22, 2012
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Mechanookie Episode 3 will be up and running today at noon. Please take a listen–I’m very proud of this one, it has a lot of crying in it. It’s a crying tour de force. Robot Girl reveals HER secret, the Magician tries to hire a new hovercraft, Mechanor throws a party, and Robot Girl has an unwelcome family reunion. Plus–School Girl sings! And, most importantly: CAT FIGHT.  You can listen here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mechanookie/352010404831699?sk=app_204974879526524 And also on the Mechanookie bandcamp page, where you can also hear past episodes if you’ve missed any: http://mechanookie.bandcamp.com/

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Ray news

March 9, 2012
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I don’t know how many of you already know about this, but Ray, our guitar player, suffered a bicycle accident the day after our Spacellite show and broke his collarbone in 3 places. He’s ok apart from that, which we’re thankful for, but a broken collarbone is not exactly a walk in the park. One upshot of this is that Ray is going to be unable to play guitar for a couple of months. This means that, apart from next month’s live performance of the radio play, we’re not going to be playing any Monolators shows until he gets...

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Mechanookie Episode Two coming up on Thursday March 15

March 9, 2012
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Thanks to everyone who listened to episode one–and if you haven’t had a chance to listen yet, please do, all past episodes will remain accessible on the mechanookie.com audio player and for listening/downloading on the show’s bandcamp page.   Episode Two, featuring the arrival of School Girl, Handsome Paul the Hologram, and a new song sung by The Conscience will go up on Thursday March 15 at noon.  Tell your friends!   Thanks!   Peasant #3

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Episode One today at Noon! And Radio Free Silverlake Interview!

March 8, 2012
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REMINDER REMINDER REMINDER!  Episode One of Mechanookie goes up today at Noon on mechanookie.com!  We are giddily excited, and also giddy from lack of sleep.  Call me Giddy Lee, feel the rush.  Wahh wahhh wahhhhhh.  Uh….anyway, even if you can’t listen right at noon, since it’s a podcast you can listen anytime after the link goes live.  If you like it, please share it with friends…loved ones…nice people…astronauts…etc.   Also please head on over to Radio Free Silverlake to read a nice interview that Magicopolis Peasant #3 (that’s me) did with Joe Fielder.  It’s all about how Mechnookie came...

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Episode One coming up this Thursday!

March 7, 2012
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Magicopolis is excited to report that the first episode of Mechanookie is edited and Robot Girl’s fantastic song, “Secret Life,” is mixed and ready to go.  Many, many thanks to Luke Ehret, who is mixing all of the songs for the play.   Also! The Conscience was over last night and recorded lead vocals for its song in Episode Two.  Stay tuned…

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Thanks Tom! Monolators session for Mechanoiokie

February 26, 2012
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Many thanks to Tom Bogdon for engineering bass/drum/guitar tracks yesterday for the end-of-episode songs for Mechanookie. Tom, as you may remember, played guitar on Our Tears Have Wings and Don’t Dance and was a full-fledged Monolator from 2007 through 2009. Now we have Jeanette Scherrer coming over tonight to overdub vocals for Robot Girl’s song, which will air with episode one on March 8.

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Mechanookie beginning March 8

February 22, 2012
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Mechanookie beginning March 8

On March 8th, Los Angeles based The Monolators will present a radio play via podcast entitled Mechanookie that was written by front man Eli Chartkoff.  The 6 episode series will feature new original music by the band and will culminate with a live performance on April 14th of both the play and the music at Hudson Backstage Theater in Hollywood. Tickets can be purchased for $10 at mechanookie.com or themonolators.com Before television killed the radio star, radio plays were a popular form of entertainment in the US during the 30’s and 40’s.  Since then most radio plays in the...

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Live Performance: April 14

February 22, 2012
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Join The Monolators and the cast of Mechanookie for live performance of the radio play. The performance will take place at the Hudson Backstage Theater on Santa Monica Blvd.. Tickets will be available at the door and online for $10.

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With their unique blend of 50’s rock and 70’s punk and their increasingly talked about live performances; where drum sets are used as jumping platforms, food fights ensue and an occasional head bleeds, The Monolators have come a long way since their beginning in 2002 with Eli Chartkoff (vocals, guitar) his wife Mary (drums) and Ray Gurrola (guitar) releasing several EP’s and LP’s along the way including Don’t Dance, Silver Cities, Our Tears Have Wings and much more. They have been featured by LA Times and LA Weekly and have been played on KCRW, KXLU and the now defunct Indie103.1.