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Astro: Artist You Should Know

Posted July 12, 2013 by | 0 Comments | 1,863 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 | 1,391 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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A Rare U.S. Visit from La Vela Puerca

Posted July 9, 2013 by | 0 Comments | 1,511 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)
Historically, Uruguay doesn’t have too many rock bands that have impacted the international music scene.
In fact… they have exactly two: No Te Va Gustar and the one I will be focusing on in this post — La Vela Puerca.
But what …

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Free Download: Danceable Bilingual Beats from Mexico City’s Dapuntobeat

Posted July 5, 2013 by | 1 Comment | 2,747 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)
You may be a little put off by EDM at the moment, what with the trend of pushplay dj’s and their ‘sacrifice the quality of the music for the party’ attitude. But an electronic sound with live instruments …

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Top 3 Highlights of Latin Alternative Music Conference 2012

Posted July 20, 2012 by | 1 Comment | 2,721 views]
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From KCRW DJ Raul Campos:

(Raul served as the host/MC of LAMC for the 5th year in a row. The annual event features concerts all over the city – including Central Park SummerStage and Celebrate Brooklyn at Prospect Park – as well as an array of panels.)
This was, by far, the best year of the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) in its 13 year history.
My …

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Paté de Fuá: Artist You Should Know

Posted July 12, 2012 by | 3 Comments | 5,699 views]
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(KCRW Music Blog Contributor Jose Galvan previews a handful of bands performing at the 2012 Latin Alternative Music Conference in New York City, hosted by KCRW DJ Raul Campos)
For the first time in its 13-year run, I will be making the trek out to New York City to attend LAMC. In preparation for such a momentous occasion, I have been diligently looking over all …

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Las Cafeteras: Local Band We Love

Posted July 10, 2012 by | 10 Comments | 4,208 views]
Las Cafeteras by Piero Giunti

(KCRW Music Blog Contributor Jose Galvan previews a handful of bands performing at the 2012 Latin Alternative Music Conference in New York City, hosted by KCRW DJ Raul Campos)
For the last 7-10 years, the Son Jarocho revivalist movement, aptly named Movimiento Jaranero, has been thriving within Chicano communities all over the U.S. It is propelled by cultural centers whose main goal is to preserve and …

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Javiera Mena – Crown Jewel of Chile’s Electro-Pop Scene

Posted July 2, 2012 by | 1 Comment | 4,568 views]
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(KCRW Music Blog Contributor Jose Galvan previews a handful of bands performing at the 2012 Latin Alternative Music Conference in New York City, hosted by KCRW DJ Raul Campos)
With bands like PedroPiedra, Dënver, and Astro, releasing breakthrough albums in 2009/10, the Indie music scene in Spanish declared Chile as the premier country producing experimental and electro-pop music.
It was due to all this new found …

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La Santa Cecilia: Heir to LA’s Latin Music Throne?

Posted June 26, 2012 by | 5 Comments | 3,448 views]
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(KCRW Music Blog Contributor Jose Galvan previews a handful of bands performing at the 2012 Latin Alternative Music Conference in New York City, hosted by KCRW DJ Raul Campos)
In 2010, I curated a last minute Cinco de Mayo party and needed a band that was sure to get the party going. It was rumored that this fresh, young band from the LA area could …

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LAMC 2011 – Day Four with Raul Campos

Posted July 11, 2011 by | 0 Comments | 2,716 views]
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By Brent Gordon, KCRW Volunteer and Producer for Raul Campos’ nightly show!
BG en la casa, blogging our fourth day in NYC for LAMC 2011. The second of our traditionally two busiest days lived up to its reputation. While Raul intro’d panels discussing contemporary investors of music, finding the means to put together tours, and the art of sponsorship, branding, and licensing …

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