Space Monkey Mafia
The Top Hat is happy to welcome back Space Monkey Mafia for a live performance on Saturday, October 12, 2019.
About Space Monkey Mafia
From somewhere deep within the urban jungle of St. Paul Minnesota, a band with a stellar new take on horn-driven, high-powered rock has emerged: Space Monkey Mafia. Their unique blend of crafty horn arrangements, tight vocal harmonies, and catchy songwriting colored by an anti-establishment streak has kept crowds skanking and hollering across 13 states since their inception in 2016 – and they have no intention of slowing down. The band’s infectious live energy is captured in their 2018 album “Sorry For Your Time”, which features 10 original songs written and produced by then-classmates Blake Foster and Riley Jacobson. Since that debut, Space Monkey Mafia has tapped the songwriting talents of all five members and is poised to release a brand-new EP in the summer of 2019.
Arterial Drive is a six member band based out of Billings, Montana. Despite their different influences and backgrounds, these musicians share the ability to GROOVE. In the past year, Arterial Drive has released their debut EP, Eponymous Debut and performed over 200 live shows, all the while always taking pride in the “tightness” of their songs. Audiences are captivated by the unique sound that includes sax, violin, piano and trumpet blending perfectly with sweet vocal harmonies and a conventional rock and roll rhythm section.
The energy of their performance is contagious and the soul and emotion of their original songs is deeply felt among listeners. Arterial Drive is a warm, authentic listen for your ears in a cold overproduced music climate.