Space Monkey Mafia

From somewhere deep within the hydrogen-rich nebula, NGC 2174, a new take on high-powered, horn-driven rock has emerged: Space Monkey Mafia. Founded in 2016, the six-piece band is rooted in the best parts of '90s/'00s ska and punk, infused with a healthy dose of contemporary influence, and combined with a lyrical urgency and message to meet the moment.

In the time of social media campaigns and playlist placements, Space Monkey Mafia gained their fanbase the old-fashioned way - by winning them over one show at a time. Quickly earning a reputation for their energetic and danceable live performances, the band showed an immediate eagerness to get in the van and bring their music to as many ears as possible. Logging over 250 shows in 20 states in their first few years of existence, the band worked every mid-size city, festival, and college town they could find within a 7-hour radius of the Twin Cities. Space Monkey Mafia’s first album, Sorry For Your Time, arrived in March 2018 and that fall the band took their first foray out to the West Coast. The band followed it up with 2019’s Captain Crook EP, which featured songwriting contributions from every member.

After hunkering down during the pandemic, the band returned with a vengeance in summer 2021, selling out their first show back. 2022 saw the release of Space Monkey Mafia’s second album, Banned From California, via Snowglobe Records, which the band followed up with a tour of the Midwest and Rocky Mountains. With the next batch of anti-establishment anthems and self-care bangers already being compiled, Space Monkey Mafia looks to the horizon, ready to keep audiences skanking and hollering for years to come.

Upcoming Shows


Jul
5
th
7th St Entry
Jul
5
th
7th St Entry

Space Monkey Mafia and BYOBrass

★ Local Show ★
with Runaway Ricochet and Beneath Green

Past Shows


Jan
4
th
2024
7th St Entry
Jan
4
th
2024
7th St Entry

Anarchist Bachelor Party

featuring Space Monkey MafiaKilled by KiwisDrug LeagueBlueDriver

★ Local Show ★
Oct
27
th
2023
Turf Club
Oct
27
th
2023
Turf Club

Skalloween

featuring Space Monkey MafiaThe PrizefightersThe BishopsRunaway RicochetThe Skalectric Company
May
8
th
2023
7th St Entry
May
8
th
2023
7th St Entry

Escape From The Zoo

with Doom Scroll and Space Monkey Mafia
Oct
29
th
2022
Turf Club
Mar
21
st
2022
7th St Entry
Mar
21
st
2022
7th St Entry

Escape From The Zoo and Public Serpents

with Space Monkey Mafia
Jan
30
th
2022
7th St Entry
Jan
30
th
2022
7th St Entry
Cancelled

Tim Lopez Birthday Show
ft. Space Monkey Mafia

with Chairman Chair & the Chairmen, TOPEZ and Splimit
Oct
30
th
2021
Turf Club
Jul
23
rd
2021
Turf Club
Jul
23
rd
2021
Turf Club

Space Monkey Mafia

with IronStar and Dream Of The Wild
Oct
25
th
2019
Turf Club
Jan
28
th
2019
7th St Entry
Oct
26
th
2018
Turf Club

More Shows

Oct
18
th
Turf Club

Stop Light Observations

Sep
18
th
Turf Club

Sam Burchfield & The Scoundrels

Oct
6
th
Palace Theatre

Brittany Howard and Michael Kiwanuka

with Yasmin Williams
Oct
1
st
7th St Entry

Divide and Dissolve