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LAMC 2014 Review: Day 4

Posted July 18, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,372 views]
Babasonicos

Typically, on the Saturday of LAMC, things decompress and we can just take in the music.
But not this year.  With Raul broadcasting his show (3-6pm PT) from NYC on Sat and Sun, we had to scramble to make in to Central Park for the last big LAMC Summerstage show and then rush back for some live interviews to broadcast on KCRW.
At Central Park it …

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LAMC 2014 Review: Day 3

Posted July 18, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,292 views]
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Day 3 is always chock-full of panels and artist interviews in the day with almost no respite before the music begins early evening, starting at the acoustic showcase at SoHo’s world-famous SOB’s and then the LAMC showcase at The Gramercy Theatre, presentation of the Discovery award and music until the wee hours of the morning.
The acoustic showcase is a great opportunity to strip any …

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LAMC 2014 Review: Day 2

Posted July 13, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,155 views]
Illya Kuryaki and the Valderramas @ Celebrate Brooklyn

(Read about Day 1 here)

I gotta say the weather in NYC is just fine this year. The least oppressive New York summer of any LAMC we’ve been to.  The Big Apple’s fine when it doesn’t feel like a Baked Pie.
The Conference floor looks a lot different than yesterday.  A cacophony of hearty greetings and on-the-fly interviews, packed with people, and a challenge to move …

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LAMC 2014 Review: Day 1

Posted July 13, 2014 by | 2 Comments | 1,334 views]
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The Quinceañera!
A coming of age in Latin American culture, no less so for the Latin Alternative Music Conference, which is celebrating 15 years since it’s inception. The cultural parallels beg for a shout-out and are sprinkled throughout as Raul and I witnessed the installations of mannequins adorned with Quinceañera dresses before the conference opened to the public.
It’s also a recognition of 15 years since …

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LAMC Preview: Babsónicos

Posted July 9, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,296 views]
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Editor’s Note: The Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) is July 8-12 and Pan Caliente blogger Jose Galvan previews some of the most exciting artists playing this year.
Babasónicos – Playing LAMC on July 12 at the Central Park Summer Stage 
For fans of: Temples, Zoé, The Virgins
As music lovers, we tend to focus on new bands and emerging artists. But every now and then we …

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LAMC Preview: AJ Davila

Posted July 7, 2014 by | 2 Comments | 1,416 views]
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 Editor’s Note: The Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) is July 8-12 and Pan Caliente blogger Jose Galvan previews some of the most exciting artists playing this year.
AJ Davila– Playing LAMC on July 11 at SOB’s acoustic showcase in NYC
For Fans of: Savages, Hanni El Khatib, Rey Pila
When Puerto Rican garage rockers Davila 666 burst onto the music scene, my head nearly exploded.

SO GOOD!
It was …

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LAMC Preview: The Wookies

Posted July 1, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,367 views]
Artwork by: Yego

Editor’s Note: The Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) is July 8-12 and Pan Caliente blogger Jose Galvan previews some of the most exciting artists playing this year.
The Wookies  (Playing LAMC on 7/11 at the Gramercy Theater in NYC)
For Fans of: Kinky, Bajofondo, Delorean
In the running theme of, “playing electronic music with masks on your head,” that so many groups are doing these days, we …

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LAMC Preview: Bang Data

Posted June 17, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,151 views]
Bang Data by Hanna Quevedo Photography

The Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) is once again upon us. It’s a week full of discussion panels, artist showcases, and free concerts in outdoor venues around NYC (July 8-12) with a focus on Latin Alternative artists.
KCRW is the official radio sponsor and we will be profiling some of these up & coming bands participating at LAMC whose music transcends language barriers and geographic …

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Astro: Artist You Should Know

Posted July 12, 2013 by | 0 Comments | 2,169 views]
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(Writer Jose Galvan will be previewing a handful of bands in anticipation of the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) taking place in NYC July 9 – 13)
In the 10 years that I’ve produced radio shows focusing on indie music in Spanish, no other single band has impacted me as much as this young outfit from Chile.
It’s a very basic electro-indie-rock sound, but it’s mixed …

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LAMC Preview: Torreblanca

Posted July 10, 2013 by | 0 Comments | 1,880 views]
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(Writer Jose Galvan will be previewing a handful of bands in anticipation of the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) taking place in NYC July 9 – 13)
Three years ago I came across an EP with a muzzled dog on the cover and black letters on it that read Torreblanca. It opened up like an accordion and had lyrics artfully laid out over five interesting faces.It …

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