Photogallery 100 Monkeys at Khyber

Larry at PROnetworks (the guy who recently shot that great footage of Michael Welch, Justin Chon, and Christian Serratos at the  American Dream premiere) shot some amazing footage of the 100 Monkeys concert at Khyber in Philadelphia yesterday. 87 photos in all that totally capture the energy of the band.

Khyber is a really small space. We are guessing that it held about 150 people in a room that was about 15 feet wide and 100 feet long. The drop ceiling was also pretty low. All this lead to a very sweaty environment in the audience even with the A/C on.

Now if you think we were sweaty, imagine the band, 4 guys their amps and a row of fresnels (lights), and monitors that all put out heat. Seriously the stage lighting on the keyboard was practically on top of the keyboard. It’s a wonder the band could see a thing. You pretty much could have wrung them all out after the first 10 minutes. The guys were dripping wet after the second number, and we are sure the folks up at the front were sprayed quite a bit (not that they minded) every time the guys flicked their hair out of their face. However, other than commenting occasionally as they switched off instruments on how hot they were, you never would have known it.  100 Monkeys has energy like you wouldn’t believe. They are completely committed to their music and entertaining the crowd. They clearly feed off the energy.

Don’t just take our word for it, here’s what Larry had to say:

“The band features Ben Graupner, Jackson Rathbone, Jerad Anderson, and Ben Johnson, all of whom switch up on instruments throughout the show. For example, Rathbone started on drums, moved to guitar, then on to keyboards, back to guitar, and so on. All are excellent singers as well, with Rathbone primarily providing lead vocals.

…Fans came from as far away as California

for the gig, although most had traveled from points up and down the East Coast. I met some wonderful lades from Baltimore and Allentown, and was thrilled to finally see some folks from Twilight Moms and Twilight Lexicon in person.”

Get Larry’s full report and pictures on PROnetworks

We are still editing the video footage that we saw and hope to have it up tomorrow. Good news is that there are more 100 Monkeys shows in the area and that the band will shortly be launching their website.

The latest show is in Allentown, PA on June 14 at 8:00 at the Crocodile Rock Cafe. Tickets are $10.00 (and in our opinion are easily worth double that) and even better, the show is open to all ages. So, under 21, no problem you can go! Buy the tickets before they sell out, because you know they will, and at $10.00 you can’t beat the price. Get the details here, and you can buy the tickets here.

The Lexicon is also going to have something incredible coming up in conjunction with the band, just working out the details.


  1. TIshiguro Twitter says:

    Jackson rathbone is very good both as a acter and singing, in Film fantasy they goofed up and said that ashley green aka alice cullen and kellan kluz aka emmet cullen were husband and wife in the movie XD its ashley greeens char and jackson rathbones char that are married in the movie!

  2. Gabriella says:

    They need to come to FLORIDA!!!!!!!!! (Southern Florida in particular) I could make them some booming business with all my friends that are fans of the band………..

  3. Elizabeth says:

    I was at the 3 show yesterday and it was beyond words. The energy at that show was so exciting that I was jumping up and down for about 3 songs in a row! The crowd was great; everyone was cool and polite (except the chick that asked Jackson to be her baby daddy halfway through the show). My friend and I even recognized Pel and introduced ourselves! That show made my year…maybe life. If anyone is considering going to any of their shows GO!!!!! Those boys are just so great. Lots of love to the Monkeys!

    • Oh, e, made your life! Please! Good yes, but I’m sure there are more important things, true?

      • Elizabeth says:

        Hahahaha!!!! You’ve been caught commenting on the Lex! Trust me, Tom, we will never let you forget this one. Every time you criticize Twilight again, we will remind you about your secret surfing of the fansites! About the my life being made by the concert, I would hope that you, being the wise old man you are, could recognize sarcasm. Maybe it did make my life. After all it has been considerablly shorter than yours.

  4. I highly recommend if you have a chance to go see them. The shows are so much fun and they are a very talented group of musicians. Just sorry I won’t be able to go to the Allentown show.

  5. Jessica says:

    I got the pleasure of meeting Larry at this show and his pictures look amazing. I saw the band ALL three shows they had this past weekend plus the previous weekend’s shows. They are amazing live…I can’t even put in to words how amazing they are. The evening show Saturday night was amazing and Sunday, I just let myself go and enjoy everything. $10 is most definitely worth the price to see them…and you really should! All the guys are sweethearts (I had the pleasure of meeting them twice the first set of shows in Philly) and extremely talented!

  6. ceiling fans are great for cooling a warm room with large area. i prefer them over multiple desk fans*,*


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