By Jesus Trivino | 07/08/2013 - 16:34
The Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) takes over New York City starting tomorrow and packs its bags up on July 13. Before it’s over, we suggest a handful of must-see acts. We promise it’ll be worth going out in the muggy, sticky, NYC summer weather.
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 07/16/2009 - 10:00
We stopped by the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) in NYC last week to speak to some of the incredible artists featured in Latina's August music package, The Best Latin Music You Don't Know. We spoke to the most important burgeoning artists on the scene, including Gaby Moreno, Bomba Estéreo, Niña Dioz, Cucu Diamantes, Los Hollywood and Maluca to name a few.
By Grace Bastidas | 07/10/2009 - 16:30
Got a slow start this morning after checking out two LAMC shows last night. First, I attended an acoustic showcase at SOB’s that was mired by technical difficulties and awkward pauses as performers stood around waiting for volume adjustments on their mics and guitars. Thankfully, they shrugged it off: Colombian songstress Ella Fuksbraun made small talk with the audience while Spanish troubadour Javier Garcia asked the crowd if anyone had a working guitar.
By Grace Bastidas | 07/08/2009 - 14:14
The annual Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) is taking place at venues across New York City this week. I still can’t believe the first conference happened a decade ago. I remember sitting in a ruby-lit room at Nell’s, an intimate venue on 14th Street, and listening to Aterciopelados play an acoutic set. It felt like I was in the band’s living room all the way in Bogotá, Colombia. Folks from all over the Spanish-speaking world crowded into the small space: they sat on the floor, huddled on couches and leaned against the walls.
By Grace Bastidas | 07/06/2009 - 14:32
It seems that every time I tune to a commercial Latin radio station in New York, they’re playing either merengue or reggaeton. And though I have nothing against these genres, I would prefer a little variety (thank you very much!). Enter WEXT 97.7, an Albany-based public radio station that is mixing up its playlist with “The Latin Alternative” program. The show, which launched this past Saturday, focuses on Latin rock, electronic, funk and hip-hop acts like Manu Chau, Café Tacuba, Aterciopelados and Los Fabulosos Cadillacs.