Thursday, May 2, Pub Station Taproom, 8 p.m. Tickets for the age-21-plus show are $10 plus applicable fees.
Space Monkey Mafia is perhaps the most unexpected new band to come out of the Twin Cities in recent memory. Formed in and around the practice rooms of McNally Smith College of Music over a love of ska and punk music, the band has quickly established a buzz around their crafty songwriting, tight vocal harmonies and horn section, and their energetic, danceable live performances. Space Monkey Mafia's debut album, "Sorry For Your Time" was released on March 23, 2018 to a packed crowd at Mortimer's in Minneapolis, and the band has since been touring around the Midwest supporting the record. The band continues their momentum with a summer full of festival appearances and a West Coast tour on the horizon in the fall.
Every time the Billings-based Arterial Drive is asked what genre they play, they struggle for an answer. But this ambiguity is fundamental to the core of our band. Music is collaborative, a collection of various inspirations. Arterial Drive embodies this idea with its 6 songwriters whose musical styles, and trainings, come from exceptionally different walks of life. Our music is a stew of rock n' roll, progressive, electronic, indie, alternative rock, and jazz. To simply choose and stick to one genre seems an injustice to not only our music but our diverse fan base that has grown to love the Arterial Drive sound.