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‘Dance and shout’ with Kinky in Lionshead

Caramie Schnell
cschnell@vaildaily.com
VAIL CO, Colorado
Special to the DailyWant to know how Kinky got its name? Gil Cerezo, the band's lead singer, said you'll have to go to Thursday's show to find out.
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In the decade since Kinky released its self-titled debut album, the band has toured with artists as diverse as the Flaming Lips, Shakira, Cake and De La Soul and had its songs played on television shows, commercials and video games. Tonight, the high energy band that hails from Monterrey, Mexico, will take the stage in Lionshead, and their Latin-flavored rock-techno music will likely have the crowd dancing in no time. Gil Cerezo, the band’s lead singer and the “official cute guy,” answered a few questions for the Vail Daily.

Vail Daily: You just headlined Vive Latino, one of the biggest festivals in Mexico City. How did that go?



Gil Cerezo: Amazing, it was one of the best shows of the band ever.



VD: That’s the sixth time you’ve played there in the 12-year history of the festival, but your first time headlining it. What was that like?

GC: It’s a different feeling, especially cause every single person there is there to see you, so that gives you a different approach to the show; you basically can do whatever you want and feel an intimate connection to the audience.



VD: Do you have more fans in Mexico or the U.S.? Where would you rather play?

GC: We do have more fans in Mexico, obviously the language plays a key role on this. But we like to play in both places – the U.S. is a wonderful playground for musicians where you can perform in small clubs or big festivals and develop yourself as a touring musician.

VD: How do the audiences differ?

GC: Sometimes the U.S. audience is more analytic – they observe, listen and even watch for technicalities; that makes the show more focused on the music, and we love it. Mexican audiences are more responsive to the moment in a more explosive way and we love that too, and sometimes U.S. and Mexican audiences just like to dance and shout, and we love that the most.

VD: Have you performed in Vail before?

GC: We performed there once, (a) long time ago. It was a small club with a really good vibe.

VD: What’s your live show like?

GC: It is a mixture of hard electronic beats with a latinrocker feeling above it. Really danceable and explosive.

VD: Your new album, “Sueno de la Maquina,” is about to be released in the U.S. When will it drop? Tell me about the record.

GC: “Sueno de la Maquina” means “The dream of the machine,” an epic album about the party of the end of the world. We worked on it for a couple of years with producer Dust Brother John King in this studio in Los Angeles. It is the best sounding record we made yet, full of detail and landscapes. It will come out in about one month from now.


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