Chad Deal 9:26 p.m., June 19
Monkeys in Space
RIYL: Weezer, Unwritten Law, Propagandhi
Upcoming Local Shows
- Musician Interviews: "Out of Poway" · March 3, 2010
- As I Hear It · Dec. 30, 2009
Inception: Poway, 2009
Influences: Unwritten Law, Foo Fighters, Lagwagon, Saves the Day, Face to Face, NOFX
“Last year we were just four childhood friends, reuniting in our home town of Poway for a jam session,” says Johnny Airplane, singer-guitarist for Monkeys in Space.
“We realized we’re all still young — in our early 20s — so we still have a fair shot at chasing our dream. Now we frantically fight the pull of the blue-collar world. We put our professional lives on hold, accepted minimum-wage jobs, and formed the band that we hope will save rock ’n’ roll.”
The group self-financed their 2010 EP, In Light of Recent Events, playing around town and sending promo material to every music-biz professional they can track down with wi-fi and a laptop.
“Before Nirvana was Nirvana, Kurt Cobain wrote to every record label he could find, begging them to sign his band. We’re gonna write to every label, promoter, agency, artist, manager, band, record store, venue, and radio station in the free world.”
Why should we care? “We aren’t your average women’s-jeans-wearing, high-pitched-screaming, wine-drinking, soft-spoken douchebags,” says Johnny. “Instead, we fight the real world for our right to rock, and that’s what we play and sing about: being a full-time, loud, and in-your-face rock and roll band.”
In 2011, they debuted a new song, “Roses,” on the Live with Tim Pyles radio program on 94.9FM.