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Top 5 LAMC 2015 Moments

Posted July 14, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 3,000 views]
Photo by Brent Gordon

The Latin Alternative Music Conference celebrated 16 sweet years this July as KCRW captured the various sights and sounds of this expansive festival that takes place in venues throughout the greater NYC area.

While there are many great performances, here are 5 highlights and a couple of artists to pay attention to and check out live when they come to your neighborhood.

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LAMC Preview: Helado Negro

Posted July 7, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,565 views]
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This past week, Helado Negro, released the first single of what will maybe be a forthcoming album.
In 2014, he rode the tide of acclaim for his superb record, “Double Youth”, and held a spot in our Top 10 Favs of the year.
As with most of his previous material, Roberto Carlos Lange, aka Helado Negro, explores the duality of being Latino in the United States …

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LAMC Preview: Systema Solar

Posted June 30, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,088 views]
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By now, you’ve probably gathered that I have an affinity for bands that bring the party to the stage. Translating the energy from their recordings to their live show and visa versa. This next band is no exception.
Meet Systema Solar, ambassadors of the vivacious lands that make up Colombia’s Caribbean coast, and heirs to a musical region so rich in folkloric music that it …

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LAMC Preview: Gepe

Posted June 22, 2015 by | 2 Comments | 1,603 views]
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It’s no little known secret that a country once suffocated under a brutal dictatorship, has now experienced a cultural rebirth and contributed dozens of bands ranging from electro-pop fusions to hip-hop hybrids to indie-folk creations back out to the world.
In this resurgence, Chile’s music scene, despite all its facets, has valued artistic integrity above all. Musicians here seem to have an affinity for the …

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LAMC Preview: Bajofondo, the Electro-Tango Supergroup

Posted June 10, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,441 views]
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The spectacular Bajofondo should be in your music library and on your live show bucket list. The will be part of LAMC in NYC presented by KCRW.

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LAMC 2014 Review: Day 4

Posted July 18, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,756 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 | 1,762 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 | 1,443 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 | 1,969 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 | 1,706 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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