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Los Kung Fu Monkeys

Los Kung Fu Monkeys








Hometown: Tijuana (Mexico)

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Los Kung–Fu Monkeys are a six–piece Punk & Ska Band out of Tijuana. Yes Tijuana! that infamous border town known for it's zebra–like spray painted donkeys, velvet paintings and a revolution. No not the street filled with clubs for tourist and hookers but the musical and art revolutionary movement now taking place in Tijuana. A movement that was spearheaded by the world reknown and now defunct Tijuana No! which is now lead by the techno–banda DJ's the Nortec Collective, the eclectic Julietta Venegas and Los Kung–Fu Monkeys. Everyone thinks of Tijuana as a good place to party but that's not what Tijuana is really about, Not by a long shot, you don't need to look deep to find a gem like Los Kung–Fu Monkeys.

Drawing inspiration from Punk & Ska bands such as the Voodoo Glow Skulls, Rancid, Suicide Machines, Sick Of It All, Drop kick murphys, The clash, operation ivy, Bad Religion, the ramones, plus others and from the surroundings of their border town, Los Kung–Fu Monkeys have created a sound all their own which boast dual singers, killer bass riffs and great keyboard harmonies. The band has been a familiar face in the TJ punk scene ever since they started back in 1998, but since their first release "Rebuilding The World" dropped in 2001 the band has played at some of the most important venues in the U.S.A. including 3 dates in the 2005 Vans Warped Tour and played with the likes of Union 13, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Buck O'Nine, Suicide Machines, Youth Brigade, Mad Caddies, suicide the adicts ,F–Minus, Finch, Pistol Grip, The Casualties, Guttermouth,citizen fish, The Slackers, The Al mighty MISFITS and legendary bands from Latin America such as Maldita Vecindad, Tijuana No!, Sekta–Core, King Chango, Dos Minutos and many others. Apart from that they have toured Mexico eight times playing at all the important cities like Monterrey, Chihuahua, Guadalajara, Mexico City plus smaller cities like Hermosillo, San Luis Potosi, Mazatlan and many others. Touring Mexico extensively is a feat that only bands with deep pockets have been able to do, also got added to the 2006 Warped Tour Compilation the first Mexican and latinamerican band to be on it, but Los KFM have established such a loyal following that this has been possible for them and toured Europe for the first time 2007, in 2008 the band took a rest from touring but still they not stop wroking and got chosen yo play the most important festivals in Mexico, like the "Festival Extremo" in Guadalajara and Mexico City as Headliners with Artist like Moby, Underwolrd, The Adicts, Voodoo Glow Skulls and many more, and it got to as far as being chosen as the opening band for the Dropkick Murphys Mexico tour in 2008 being choosen by DKM themselves.

Los Kung–Fu Monkeys are set to take over stages everywhere with their energetic live show. AND PEOPLE IN THE CANADA, U.S., UK, EUROPE, AND MEXICO FOR 2010


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