Monkeys In Space

Monkeys In Space

 San Diego, California, USA

Monkeys In Space are Unqualified, Under-Educated, Fowl-Mouthed Space Cadets from San Diego, CA.


We are Monkeys In Space – a rock ‘n' roll band from Southern California. The four of us come from a town called Poway, which sits on the outskirts of San Diego, and we all became friends and grew up together in high school. What began as an elite tight-knit group of punk rockers, hell-rasin’ on the “reg” and rockin’ the music of our time, eventually came together after many failed attempts at socially acceptable means of living. We reunited after college in 2009 for a jam session - in a 10×10 room we dubbed “the box” - and turned our music up for the first time. It was at that first sloppy, sweat-soaked and energy-filled session that we realized we had something. As weak as it may have sounded, the chemistry was automatic - and so we formed the band that we all hope will save rock ’n’ roll!

Our four-member ensemble became Monkeys In Space (MIS), and we immediately jumped into the studio to begin recording the first six songs we ever wrote. You could say that our first set was influenced by bands like Foo Fighters, Lagwagon, NOFX, Strung Out and our “Poway predecessors” Blink 182 and Unwritten Law – but mostly we focused on playing and singing about fighting the real world for our right to rock! To help put nerves aside, we bought a “fat sack,” a 30-rack and faked our way through our first real studio session. Needless to say, we didn’t get exactly what we wanted - but the demo served its purpose. To our surprise, it managed to produce a few tracks that were played repeatedly on a few San Diego radio stations local segments.

Following the release of our first (self-financed) EP, “In Wake of Recent Events,” we began booking shows all over San Diego with high hopes to spread the madness. San Diego is where our fan-base and “crew of misfits” originates, and for anyone who’s ever attended a MIS show at Pacific Beach’s 710 Beach Club – then you already know who the crew is. They’re the maniacs in the front throwing each other around like playful chimps – spilling drinks, head-banging and holding it down for what little is left of the rock ‘n’ roll scene in this city.

Shortly after the initial response of our audience and demand for new music by our newest fans and most loyal friends, we recorded our second EP, “My Drinking Buddies Have a Rock ‘N’ Roll Problem,” in the summer of 2010 and didn’t stop there. Our latest EP, “Flying Under the Influence,” features our newest sound, a unique blend of rock music influenced by the many musical backgrounds and personalities of each member in the band.

We’re a hard working group of guys, that recently quit our full-time jobs to pursue our goal to become a touring band. We bought a used 94' Ford Econline Shuttle Bus and converted it into our mobile home. Monkeys In Space is currently touring the American west, 100% DIY. We play on busted equipment (we rep duct tape so hard you’d think they sponsor us), and at this moment, don’t have any money or industry connections - but we’re on the grind every damn day - from space to your MF face! Our core belief is that with music and friends, we’ll keep it ROCKIN’ till the end!

We are nothing but monkeys with a civilized front; Embrace the animal, or forever be trapped in their space… WE ARE ALL MONKEYS!


In Wake of Recent Events
My Drinking Buddies Have a Rock ‘N’ Roll Problem
Flying Under the Influence

Set List

Weather the Storm
Supermodel Suitcase
Closing Argument
Whiskey Kings
How We Live
Blame Me