The Karl Marx Band is a six-piece proletariat beach funk band from the Ocean Beach neighborhood of San Diego, California. They find inspiration and great influence from the life and mission of Bob Marley, as well as Che Guevara and Peter Tosh. Their music is enjoyably comparable to the likes of Widespread Panic and Modern Day Moonshine and is influenced by Bob Dylan, The Allman Brothers, Jimi Hendrix, and The Grateful Dead. The surf, beach, and political culture that makes Ocean Beach such a unique environment and community is well represented in everything that the band stands for and simply is. KMB are the first band to be set free under Left Wing Records, which is an independent label owned and operated by the band's lead singer and guitarist Richard Aguirre.