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Kid Vinil

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Kid Vinil, the stage name of Antônio Carlos Senefonte (03/10/1955), is an important and prolific artist/personality of the Brazilian rock scene, enjoying simultaneous and successful careers as singer-songwriter, DJ, radio jockey, TV host, music journalist as well as record label executive. Kid Vinil was the frontman of Magazine, a successful 80’s rock band in Brazil with major hits such as Tic Tic Nervoso, Eu Sou Boy and A Gata Comeu. Kid was also one of the main forces behind the start of the punk movement in São Paulo, putting together gigs and playing punk music on his radio show. He continues to influence the music scene in Brazil through his blog, shows, and also as a record label executive. As a record label honcho in the 90s he was responsible for negotiating the release of Frank Zappa’s discography in Brazil. As an executive at the record label Trama, he was responsible for bringing dozens of indie rock releases to the country, from labels such as Matador (Cat Power, Pavement, Pizzicato Five, Stephen Malkmus, Cornelius), Rykodisc (Morphine, Meat Puppets, Galaxie 500), Jeepster (Belle & Sebastian) and Sub Pop among others. Kid Vinil was also responsible for bringing the sound of Tom Zé back into the music radar, producing several of his records at Trama.

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