Cities #17 – KDC über Yauco

Yauco ist eine Stadt in Puerto Rico, die recht klein ist und leider keine richtige Punk-/ Hardcore-Szene vorweisen kann. Trotz alledem – oder gerade aus diesem Grund – kommt mit KDC einer der besten musikalischen Exporte des Landes aus diesem kleinen Ort. Bevor die Band ab Ende Juli für drei Wochen durch Europa tourt, hat uns Gitarrist Juan einige Fragen zu seiner Heimatstadt beantwortet und nimmt dabei kein Blatt vor den Mund.

When did you live in Yauco?
Me, personally, I lived in Yauco for the first 18 years of my Jehova’s Witness, clean fun, no drugs, no booze, God loving, happy, spiritual life. Then Metallica and an LTD M­50 changed my life.

What should everyone know about Yauco?
Yauco is home to me. All my family is back there and they all live relatively close to each other. Besides that, it’s a very boring city. The usual drinking on the weekends. People are friendly and, even though I’m not a huge coffee drinker, people say that some of the best coffee comes from Yauco.

Is there a thing that totally annoys you about the city?
That everything is closed early and there’s no good internet signal in my mom’s house, which means not a lot of jerking off when I go home to visit. Womp womp.

What is the greatest thing about living there?
Great weather, beautiful landscapes, the beach, my family and my friends.

How does the city reflect itself in your music? Does it influence you in any way?
The first band that I ever saw play hardcore punk was D­cent Jerks. They’re from the same city that we’re from. I was blown away by the energy and the intensity of the music when they played. I thought it was the coolest thing ever. It definitely influenced me and Casper to form a band.

Whats your favourite venue to play in Yauco?
Sadly, we’ve never played our hometown because it’s too small and there’s not a “scene” in Yauco. But I would love to play El Kifo one day just to fuck it up.

What’s your favourite place in the city?
My mom’s house. And Luisro’s house because I get to beat him in FIFA. He’s a bitch.

Do you have a favourite song or movie about the city?
Villancico Yaucano, I guess.

What would be a perfect slogan for Yauco?
Yauco, where Honda Civics are more important than drinking water. But I guess that applies to Puerto Ricans in general. :)

Lust bekommen, die Band live zu erleben? Hier gibts die Tourdaten:

23.07. Rokycany, CZ – Fluff Fest (Psych Tent)
26.07. Utrecht, NL – De Fabriek
27.07. Darmstadt, DE – Oettinger Villa
28.07. Nürnberg, DE – Zentralcafe
29.07. Berlin, DE – Kili Club
30.07. Hof, DE – Luftkeller
31.07. Hainsfurth, DE – Zone
01.08. Lindau, DE – Club Vaudeville
02.08. Vienna, A – Venster 99
03.08. Budapest, HU – RoHam Bar
04.08. Cluj-Napoca, RO – The Shelter
05.08. Bucharest, RO – TBA
06.08. Novi Sad, SRB – Fabrika
07.08. Sombor , SRB – Somborske Ruže
08.08. Sered, SK – FFUD Fest
09.08. Katowice, PL – TBA
10.08. Krakow, PL – TBA
11.08. Otrokovice, CZ – TBA
12.08. Prague, CZ – Cafe Na Pul Cesty
13.08. Stuttgart, DE – Die Kiste
14.08. Ieper, B – Ieper Fest
15.08. Leipzig, DE – Villakeller
16.08. Greifswald, DE – Juz Klex