Brandon Flowers with Rey Pila


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The Fillmore Miami Beach
1700 Washington Ave.
Miami Beach, FL  33139
CANCELED Rey Pila is of a different era. It seems the group hitched a ride with Doc and Marty in 1989 but forgot to hop back into the DeLorean. The nostalgic synth-rock band's music, mood, and even name owe credit to the '80s — to one artist in particular. The name "Rey Pila" is Spanish for "King Battery," a phrase sketched on a painting by the iconic '80s artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. "Nothing particular was fitting about the name," founder and frontman Diego Solórzano admits with a pause. "It just made sense because I really like Basquiat. It represents a moment in the art world that I really admire." It's typically trivial to explain why you like a piece of art. Sometimes you just do, and any explanation is insufficient. Though it might be difficult to pin down the why, Solórzano has little issue identifying what exactly it is he likes.

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