Los Bunkers (Spanish for The Bunkers) is an alternative rock band from Concepción, Chile, formed in 1999 by brothers Álvaro and Gonzalo López, Mauricio Basualto, and brothers Francisco and Mauricio Durán.They are well known in their country for their contemporary sounds of rock, based on sounds of the 1960s, from bands like The Beatles, and also including sounds from their folk roots. The band name is essentially a play on words that at the simplest level recalls Chilean rock groups of the 60s like Los Jokers and Los Sonnys. The use of the letter B and K was also considered to be desirable by the band as it aligned themselves with some of their biggest music idols such as The Beatles and The Kinks. Finally the word Bunkers is also symbolic of the refuge that the band and music had become against all that surrounded them They have released seven studio albums: Los Bunkers(The Bunkers)(2001), Canción de Lejos (Song From Afar) (2002), La Culpa (The Guilt) (2003), Vida de Perros (Dog's Life) (2005), Barrio Estación (Station's Neighborhood) (2008), Música Libre (Free Music) (2010) and La velocidad de la luz (The speed of light) (2013). Barrio Estación (Spanish for Station's Neighborhood) is their first album to be released internationally. The group has a live album called simply En Vivo (Spanish for Live) (2007).HistoryUnited initially by their common love for The Beatles, Los Bunkers have shown over the years a growing interest in the composition of Chilean folk roots, especially those working during the 1960s movement of the New Chilean Song. Between these two related creative influences, the band creates music associated with classic rock but with a new freshness, plus an exceptional flexibility that has allowed them to maintain a healthy pace of new albums.Since of 2008, it has been the Chilean rock group most active in Mexico.Los Bunkers is one of the three Chilean groups to appear at the Festival Lollapalooza Chicago 2011. They also appeared in Lollapalooza Santiago the same year.