Los Kung Fu Monkeys Interview in Seattle
There are some artists that are considered timeless and in my opinion one of those bands is the Los Kung Fu Monkeys. These guys have been around since 1997 making their ska punk music with a flare of culture and intensity.
Known as a Mexican, American, Canadian blended band, LKFM have had 9 releases since 2001 and are set to record their 10th later this year. They’ve toured on the Vans Warped tour. They’ve toured with bands like the Dropkick Murphys, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Union 13 and NOFX. Most recently, they toured with The Offspring, Pennywise, Lit, Unwritten Law and Against Me! on the Sabroso Festival tour.
The band is on tour with the Mighty Mighty Bosstones.
We last covered the Los Kung Fu Monkeys in May when they hit Auburn, WA with the Sabroso Music, Craft Beer and Taco festival (see the coverage here), but didn’t have a chance to chat with them. As luck would have it, they landed a tour with the Mighty Mighty Bosstones that just kicked off on Friday in Portland and they made their way back to Seattle!
On Sunday evening I caught up with Bernie aka “Bang Bang“, the energetic and always entertaining vocalist for Los Kung Fu Monkeys for a quick chat before heading in to catch their amazing show! I will leave the full show details to our photojournalist, Patrick Burt. He was out to cover the full show and has a lot to tell you and photos to show you!
For me, this time around was strictly a chance to get inside the brain of one of the artists I’ve been enjoying for many years and help to spread the word about their music and who they are to the masses. If you’ve yet to come across the Los Kung Fu Monkeys, stop what you are doing and go listen to their music.
You have time to catch this tour live! You even a chance to say hello to one of more of LKFM at their merchandise booth. They’ve got great t-shirts, cds, vinyls, scarves, stickers and patches. Make sure to support them by grabbing some merch! The tour is headed down the west coast of the USA until they hit San Diego, CA, then it heads east until they hit Dallas, TX on July 7th. If you are in the path of this epic ska punk invasion, run straight into it! You will have an amazing time! We sure did!
Check out the interview with Bernie below. Hear what he has to say in his own words about the band, the music, touring, the state of our nation and a message for the fans! Thank you again Bernie for the great chat and as always the great show! See you guys next time you are up our way!
Find the Los Kung Fu Monkeys here: https://www.facebook.com/LosKungFuMonkeys